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, [...]

Improve Your Circulation with These Special Socks

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Now, I seldom offer wardrobe advice. Today is an exception because I’ve noticed a growing buzz in the health world about a tried and true clothing item: compression socks. I’ve spotted them on elite athletes at sporting events and even on savvy travelers embarking on long distance airplane flights. I wondered, what do they know [...]

The All-Natural Health-Promoter That Snuggles up to You

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Cats and dogs have been hanging out with humans for at least 10,000 years, and maybe three times that long. They have their own reasons. By living with people, our four-legged friends enjoy a more comfy and cozy existence than they could ever manage on their own. Just ask any cat or dog who lives [...]

5 Ways to Make Walking Fun

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re reading this article, then I probably don’t have to explain why you should take a daily walk. Going by the stats, exercise is perhaps the most powerful medicine on earth. Not being an exercise buff myself, and with too many aches and pains to do strenuous workouts, I’ve settled on this habit as [...]

The Growing Threat of Fungal Infections

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The overuse of antibiotics in medicine and farming has become a major issue, because bacteria have become immune to them and cause infections that are very hard to treat. But bacteria are not the only type of pathogen to resist drugs. Fungi have likewise learned to do this trick. In a disturbing paper, researchers argue [...]

The Drug-Resistant Infection that’s Sweeping the World

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

(And the authorities are keeping it a secret) "It's a creature from the black lagoon. It's bubbled up and now it's everywhere. We are dealing with an organism we don't have drugs to treat. That is what worries us." Those are the words of Dr. Tom Chiller, who heads up the mycotic (fungal) disease branch [...]

Drug-Free Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

According to a new report1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 million American adults are living with chronic pain. And if you’re one of these pain sufferers, I don’t need to tell you it takes a toll on all aspects of your life. In search of relief, Americans are becoming over-dependent [...]

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