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You Can Get a Full Body Workout Just by Taking a Walk

By |2019-10-13T16:02:39+00:00October 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

Perhaps you’ve seen folks striding purposefully with a set of trekking poles in your favorite park or on your street. They’re sort of like ski poles, except there’s no snow, and no skis. The practice is called Nordic walking because it started out in Finland as a way for cross [...]

What Your Eye Color Says About Your Health

By |2019-09-29T09:23:35+00:00September 29th, 2019|Natural Health|

Them There Eyes is an ancient pop song warning about what your eyes disclose about your romantic future. I can’t vouch for that. But I can tell you that when it comes to your physical well-being, your eye color can actually reveal a good deal about your potential health future. [...]

Sedentary People are at More Risk Than I Thought

By |2019-09-22T11:53:28+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Natural Health|

I’ve been a strong advocate of the idea that a little exercise is better than none at all. And I still am. Even ten or fifteen minutes of walking per day is better than being completely sedentary. And if you can manage a half hour per day it will probably [...]

Middle-Aged Men Just as Much at Risk of Bone Loss as Women

By |2019-09-01T14:35:16+00:00September 1st, 2019|Natural Health|

Osteoporosis is largely thought of as a women’s disease. The commercials are all aimed at women, and it seems that most of the people you know with severe bone loss are women. After menopause the bone-building hormone estrogen drops off sharply. That's when women are more likely to be diagnosed [...]

Drugs, Surgeries and Other Medical Interventions that Don’t Work

By |2019-08-18T11:31:22+00:00August 18th, 2019|Natural Health|

Some medical practices may be totally useless, or even harmful. That's not just my opinion. It's shared by a group of doctors and researchers who analyzed over 3000 trials published in leading medical journals and recently published what they found. If you're taking medication or are about to undergo a [...]

A Tuning Fork May be Your Next Medicine

By |2019-08-11T23:08:48+00:00August 11th, 2019|Natural Health|

Remember that classic Beach Boys song about “pickin’ up good vibrations?” The 60s megahit was about young love, but now there’s evidence that good vibrations of another kind may be good for your health. In past issues, we’ve explored the many benefits of music – from the social perks of [...]

Handheld, Non-Invasive Device Brings Dramatic Headache Relief

By |2019-08-04T16:37:11+00:00August 4th, 2019|Natural Health|

Cluster headaches have been described as "one of the most painful conditions known to mankind." Thankfully, they afflict only one or two people in a thousand. But migraine headaches are not so rare. They affect 39 million Americans, and the pain is just a notch below the cluster type. A [...]

Research Shows These Weight Loss Tips Help You Shed Pounds

By |2019-07-20T10:57:40+00:00July 21st, 2019|Natural Health|

Weight is a national obsession, for pretty obvious reasons, if you just look around you. So researchers are spending long hours trying to find ways we can shed those extra pounds, preferably without much inconvenience. And I have some good news: Many of their findings are easy-to-implement strategies that don’t [...]

This May Lower Your Risk of a Food Allergy

By |2019-07-14T15:43:11+00:00July 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Food allergies are on the rise. The reasons for this surge have been largely a mystery, but now there’s a new clue. The most common food allergies for adults include sensitivities to peanuts, fish, tree nuts (including walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish and shellfish. For kids, it’s peanuts, soy, wheat, [...]

The Potential Dangers of Ibuprofen

By |2019-07-07T09:01:09+00:00July 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

(Second of Two Parts) The over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller ibuprofen seems to be safe for short-term use in the recommended doses, judging from trials conducted up to 2013. But as I noted in the last issue, alarming headlines appeared in the media in 2017 that left me in some doubt. When [...]

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