Risk of Dementia and Death Soars with this vitamin deficiency

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s best known for the important role it plays before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects. But folate, sometimes called folic acid or vitamin B9, is also essential for the health of the brain, so we don't want to be short of it at any time of life. While evidence points to folate deficiency [...]

Ancient Chinese Medicine Eases Pain for Knee Surgery Patients

By |April 24th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re having a total knee replacement, there’s a good chance that your surgeon will prescribe powerful opioid medications to ease the pain and discomfort. This is concerning because their highly addictive nature and misuse has become a public health crisis. Fortunately, doctors are pointing to a natural solution from Traditional Chinese Medicine that can [...]

Simple Strength-Training Secret for Better Sleep

By |April 17th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s not exactly news that folks who get plenty of physical activity are generally healthier. But did you know that it helps with sleep, too? Past research found that the more physical activity you get during the day, the better you'll sleep at night.1 This study focused on aerobic exercise, but here’s the thing… cardio [...]

Middle-Aged Find Meaning, Inspiration, and Improved Health at the Skatepark

By |April 10th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

If you think skateboarding is just for teenagers, think again. Middle-aged people are taking it up for the first time or returning to it after a long absence. Not only is skateboarding good for you physically, but it offers many mental and emotional health rewards as well. Sociologist Dr. Paul O’Connor interviewed thirty skating enthusiasts [...]

Silence is Golden When it Comes to Good Health

By |April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Longtime readers of this publication know that we often espouse the proven health benefits of conversation and listening to music. But did you know that the simple act of silence can be equally beneficial? A growing body of research says our background music, podcast obsessed lifestyles are doing our health no favors. Let’s dig into [...]

Do You Know “Medicine’s Best Kept Secret” for Heart Health?

By |March 27th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

After a series of major heart attacks and a triple bypass, William Garguilo still had frequent attacks of angina. He said, "I couldn't walk two blocks; I felt knocked out all of the time. My legs felt like dead weights, and I couldn't catch my breath." Only then was he offered a last-ditch, non-invasive, drug-free [...]

Seeing The Funny Side of Trauma Aids Recovery

By |March 20th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

At the forefront of prescribing free social activities to support people with their health concerns is the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). In the United Kingdom doctors can, and commonly do, write prescriptions for art classes, museum visits, ballroom dancing, gardening, cycling, golf lessons and fishing. In January, general practitioners in the city of Bristol [...]

Eat the Right Foods for Better Sleep

By |March 13th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

Been having trouble sleeping lately? Well, research investigating how to sleep better shows that you may be tossing and turning at night because of what you’re eating during the day. Commit to some simple changes to your meals and snacks and you could see a big difference in your sleep. By now, it’s not news [...]

The Surprising New Health Benefits of Olive Oil

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Experts have always agreed that olive oil possesses plenty of health benefits. But you know what? The latest research into this outstanding oil shows that we are still underestimating its medicinal value! That’s right. The most recent studies now demonstrate we’ve been missing some of olive oil’s most important anti-aging benefits. Here’s what you need [...]

Are You Getting Enough Fiber to Avoid this Common Health Problem?

By |February 27th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

“Eat more fiber.” It’s a message that you’re likely very familiar with-- and for good reason. Fiber not only treats constipation and helps maintain bowel health, this nutrient also lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Thanks to new research, we can now add another important benefit of fiber to [...]

Are You Making This Probiotic Mistake?

By |February 20th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

You know probiotics are important to the health of your digestive system, your immune system, even your cardiovascular system. But many people taking probiotics—even top brands—are making a common mistake. You may be one of them, especially if you’ve forgotten that probiotics are living things. These good, microscopic bacteria need to eat, and you’ve got [...]

Why Self-Compassion is Critical to a Healthy Heart

By |February 13th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Are you someone who always puts the needs of others first? It may not be doing your health any favors, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. A new study, published in the journal Health Psychology, suggests that being kind to yourself isn’t just good for mental health – it may also reduce your risk [...]

Exciting New Treatment Allows Type One Diabetics to Produce Their Own Insulin

By |February 6th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Today, patients with Type-1 diabetes have a wide choice of insulin delivery options. While most still use a syringe or pen, recent advances now include inhalation cartridges, pumps, and automated systems. But none of these treatments completely normalize glucose concentrations, and modern delivery systems can be challenging to wear, sometimes malfunction, and frequently lead to [...]

This Healing Food Can Help Relieve Depression

By |January 30th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

If you often feel down in the dumps, you’re not alone. Experts estimate that about forty million adults in the U.S. suffer from some sort of anxiety and depression. But could help for these troubles be hiding in your meal? Some researchers believe so. And an analysis of what we’re eating – and not eating [...]

Can Your Liver Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |January 23rd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

In ground-breaking new research, scientists from Australia have identified one cause of Alzheimer's disease. A toxic protein produced in the liver is carried through the bloodstream and into the brain. Once there it causes cell damage, inflammation, and memory loss. Researchers say the finding is exciting because it offers the potential for new Alzheimer's disease [...]

“Living Medicine” Cures Hospital-Acquired Infections

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Antibiotic resistant infections are a growing concern, accounting for eight out of ten infections acquired in hospitals. The antibiotic resistant bacteria mostly grow on the surface of medical implants such as catheters, prosthetic joints and cardiac pacemakers, making them especially difficult to kill. As the rate of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) grows, ballooning to 1.7 [...]

Overlooked Nutrient Can Save Your Heart

By |January 2nd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

When a city’s power grid goes down and everything electric stops working it’s big news and a serious emergency. Unfortunately, your body can sometimes find itself in a similar situation. However, in the body, it’s your mitochondria, the organelles that supply power to your cells that break down. When they do, the resulting malfunction can [...]

Eating Alone Affects Your Health

By |December 26th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Frequent readers of this newsletter are well-informed on the link between good nutrition and health. Indeed, we’ve reported on countless studies showing the significant impact that nutritious food has on well-being and longevity. But have you considered how your dining companions, or lack thereof, may affect you? Now, a new study in the journal Menopause, [...]

High-Tech Noses are Sniffing Out Disease

By |December 19th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s a well-known fact that many diseases have a unique smell or “breathprint” providing an early indicator of the condition. Over the years we’ve heard about dogs and cats who’ve been able to detect these odors and identify illness with their keen sense of smell. Now, modern medicine is turning to a more sophisticated sniffer—an [...]

Do This Every Night and Help Save Your Heart from Disease

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For a long time, we’ve known that not getting enough sleep can derail your health and increase your risk of diabetes, obesity, depression, immune problems, and other health problems. But now, researchers have uncovered another bedtime habit that can lead to dangerous problems with your heart. I’m talking about going to bed at the wrong [...]

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