The Anti-Aging Benefits of Apples

By |January 19th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

You’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But is this old adage really true? It just might be. Let’s take a look at some new research into the health benefits of apples to separate fact from fiction. Decades of research into the health benefits of apples have revealed some amazing [...]

Unique Health Benefits of Cold Weather Exercise

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Readers of this newsletter know that I am dedicated to taking a daily walk for its countless health and brain benefits. Gyms and malls are great places to get your “steps in,” but I prefer to step outside even if the weather’s bad. Still, low temperatures can discourage even the most avid exercisers among us. [...]

At Least One Holiday Food Was Good for Us

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Chances are, you associate a certain tart red berry with the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, it appears on most tables at least once. But did you know cranberries may help counter the global threat of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”? This is important news as both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World [...]

Should You Get the Shingles Vaccine?

By |December 29th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Most of what you hear lately about vaccines focuses on doctors trying to convince people to get vaccinated against diseases such as measles, polio and flu. Meanwhile, a growing number of people resist these shots out of safety concerns. But when it comes to a new shingles vaccine, the tables are turned. More people want [...]

The Blood Pressure Danger Most People Overlook

By |December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

High blood pressure or hypertension gets a lot of attention because it’s linked with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and a slew of other health concerns. But very few people understand the dangers of the other side of the spectrum: low blood pressure, which is also known as hypotension. Read on and I’ll [...]

This is One of the Biggest Health Challenges as We Age

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Have you ever lost your step on a slippery sidewalk or tripped over your dog’s chew toy while navigating to the bathroom at night? I can tell you from experience that you are not alone, my friend. I’ve had my share of spills, and unfortunately balance issues intensify as we age. What’s more, falling can [...]

Combating Stress Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Renowned stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton states that stress causes up to 90 percent of doctor’s office visits. While this number may seem so high it’s hard to believe, it makes a lot more sense when you consider how stress affects the body. The easiest way to illustrate the dangers of stress on the body [...]

Puzzling New Evidence Casts Doubt on Probiotics

By |December 1st, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

An amazing amount of research during the past decade has shown that probiotics – friendly bacteria that live in your body and support better health – are crucial for helping digestion and supporting the function of many organs. Because there is such a wide variety of bacteria that grow in various parts of our anatomy, [...]

The Safest, Drug-Free Alternative to Stop Arthritis Pain

By |November 24th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

To treat arthritis, doctors often prescribe a combination of treatments that include physical therapy, certain types of exercise, alternating hot and cold compresses, and almost always, painkilling anti-inflammatory drugs. While these treatments have a time and place, it turns out the best way to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis doesn’t require a doctor’s order, or [...]

Do Adults Really Need Tetanus Shots?

By |November 17th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Tetanus – also known as “lockjaw” – can be a painful and fatal disease. In light of those facts, the invention of a tetanus vaccine, in the years between World Wars I and II, has saved many lives by making people immune to this disease. Nowadays, nearly all kids are immunized against tetanus. The vaccine [...]

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, [...]

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