Harness the Healing Power of the Sun

By |November 10th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’ve ever had surgery, you’re familiar with the groggy scene when you wake up after your operation. You’re disoriented. You struggle to remain alert. You find yourself in a recovery room that is lit the same way many hospital rooms are lit – in a diffuse light where you can’t tell whether it’s day [...]

Experts Think Heart Attack Victims Should be Given This Vitamin at Once

By |November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Only about one in ten of us get enough of a vitamin that plays a central role in keeping muscles healthy. Your muscles depend on it to repair themselves. And even though research indicates that this nutrient might also help the heart muscle heal after a heart attack, it’s sorely lacking in our diets and [...]

Science Finds New Ways to Overcome Bad Eating Habits

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Intellectually, you know that you should be noshing on more leafy greens and much less refined sugar. And you’ve read scads of “tips” on how to learn to like water better than your favorite sugar-laden soda or Starbucks creation. But if you’re still struggling to change your habits, here’s why… The typical American diet of [...]

Science Now Provides Some Proof for This Strange, New-Agey Therapy

By |October 20th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

For over two decades one man has been on a mission to awaken a skeptical world to a great source of healing energy. It costs nothing, yet few people know it even exists. According to this gentleman, all we have to do to benefit is place our bare feet on the ground. That's it. It [...]

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

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: 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 country skiers to train during [...]

Seven Ways to Support Your Body’s Natural Detox System

By |October 6th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

These days the term “detox” is bandied about as the answer to everything from losing weight to beating cancer. Often without much evidence, there’s a widespread belief that putting yourself through detox can even help manage “incurable” health issues such as chronic pain and autoimmune disorders. I’m on board with the trend, but with some [...]

What Your Eye Color Says About Your Health

By |September 29th, 2019|Categories: 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. Research has found that the [...]

Sedentary People are at More Risk Than I Thought

By |September 22nd, 2019|Categories: 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 add years to your life. [...]

Reduce Arthritis Pain, Sleep Better and Improve Brain Health With This Fruit Juice

By |September 15th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

If you’re looking for a natural way to ease painful joints, sleep better or even improve your memory, research points to one particular type of juice whose natural chemicals and anti-inflammatory effects may help. For a while now, tart cherry juice has been known to produce those benefits. Now recent research in England shows its [...]

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Blue Health

By |September 8th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

The Italian island of Sardinia; The Okinawa islands of Japan; Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; the isolated Greek island of Icaria; Loma Linda, California. All these areas are known as Blue Zones, places where life expectancy is incredibly long. For decades, scientists have studied the diets and lifestyles of the people living in these areas, [...]

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

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 with osteoporosis. Even doctors tend [...]

This Snack Makes You Feel Full, Satisfied – and Helps You Lose Weight

By |August 25th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

The idea that to lose weight you have to deprive yourself of eating tasty foods and never feel completely satisfied after a meal is a myth that too many people believe. Today’s case in point is nuts – one of my personal favorites. Nuts are proof that delicious, satisfying food doesn’t have to wreck your [...]

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

By |August 18th, 2019|Categories: 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 medical procedure, you need to [...]

A Tuning Fork May be Your Next Medicine

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 singing in groups to the [...]

Handheld, Non-Invasive Device Brings Dramatic Headache Relief

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: 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 migraine pretty much leaves you [...]

Natural Sweetener Has Zero Calories, May Even Lower Blood Sugar

By |July 28th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Full disclosure: I am not a fan of sugar-substitutes. Of course, there are mountains of evidence about the bad effects of sugar. But artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are just as bad as sugar (sucrose), or worse. And I’ve never found the natural substitutes such as stevia very satisfactory. Still, I understand that many folks [...]

Research Shows These Weight Loss Tips Help You Shed Pounds

By |July 21st, 2019|Categories: 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 take much effort – or [...]

This May Lower Your Risk of a Food Allergy

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: 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, tree nuts, eggs and milk. [...]

The Potential Dangers of Ibuprofen

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: 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 it comes to heart health, [...]

Four Out of Ten Households Use Ibuprofen – Is It Safe?

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Back pain? Toothache? Fever? Headache? If you're like millions of Americans you'll reach for a trusted medication that's been available since 1984. Yet just a couple of years ago a leading newspaper said that taking it for just one day upped the risk of heart attack by half! The drug is called 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid, [...]

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