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What Are Phytochemicals and What Do They Do?

05/15/2014 16:50:47 PM

“Phytochemical” is a word we’ve only been hearing for a few years; but the importance of phytochemicals to our health has been known in some cultures for thousands of years. “Phyto” is Greek for plant; phytochemicals, al

Fruits and Vegetables You Should Buy Organic

05/06/2014 16:09:17 PM

By now, a lot of us are becoming bigger fans of organic foods, even when we have to pay more for them. We know that buying organic beef, poultry and dairy means we’ll get products from animals that were not… The post Fruits and Vegetabl ...

The Best All-Natural, Home-Made Air Fresheners!

04/30/2014 12:49:05 PM

Americans are re-discovering the importance of eating whole, natural, organic foods, which give our bodies all of what they need, and nothing that they don’t. Government has required for decades that processed foods be labeled with all in ...

Fifteen Yummy, Healthy Low-Cal Snacks!

04/24/2014 14:03:15 PM

Sometimes, people watching their weight think that they have to deprive themselves of tasty, satisfying treats. Those small desserts with artificial sweeteners and the ones that weight-loss programs want to sell you for a big price … you ...

Foods that Strengthen the Immune System

04/08/2014 13:30:23 PM

Having a healthy immune system that’s ready to fight unwelcome organisms and pollutants is, of course, central to being healthy. In the last few decades, growing numbers of people are interested in educating themselves on ways that disease ...

Unusual Allergies

03/27/2014 14:18:34 PM

The weather is warming, new foliage and blossoms unfurl all around … it must be Spring. Or, as millions of allergy sufferers call it, a new allergy season. Anyone who suffers from allergies probably knows about common triggers like pollen ...

Is Mold Inside a Home Bad for Your Health?

03/18/2014 16:07:55 PM

Molds are different types of fungi that grow both outdoors and indoors; while they prefer damp, shady environments, molds can grow in any climate, year-round. Depending on the type, molds can have a dark-green appearance or they can look bl ...

Use of Herbicides in Genetically-Engineered Crops Is Increasing in the U.S.

03/07/2014 13:20:13 PM

Also: Minimizing Your Exposure to GE Foods More than 60 countries, including France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, require genetically-engineered foods and ingredients to be labeled, so that consumers know what they are buying. However, ...

Eating Nuts Helps Cut Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

02/28/2014 13:52:57 PM

Yet another example of why Nature knows best. It wasn’t too long ago that health ‘experts’ were telling us not to eat too many nuts, because they were high in fat and were believed to contribute to overweight and obesity.… The

The Dangers of OTC Pain Medications

02/21/2014 13:36:13 PM

Plus: Effective, Natural Remedies for Headache, Arthritis and Joint Pain It is all too easy to get into the habit of taking over-the-counter pain medications to relieve a headache, arthritis pain, muscle pain or other kinds of pain that many… ...

Chicken Is Dirtiest Meat, Says Study

02/13/2014 16:29:31 PM

Plus: Tips on How to Avoid Food-Poisoning from Eating Chicken You may have heard on the news recently that chicken has been found to be the dirtiest meat of all in the United States (and elsewhere), as it is usually… The post Chicken Is D ...

Tips for Choosing the Right Pair of Workout Shoes

02/07/2014 15:36:42 PM

There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing a pair of workout shoes that are right for you. The first thing to consider is what physical activity you’ll be engaging in. For example, if you will… The post Tips for Choosing ...

Best Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

01/29/2014 16:23:18 PM

Exercising is probably one of the top three New Year’s resolutions people make in the United States every year. But as we know, getting started, and maintaining an exercise routine, can both be very challenging. Yet, given the many benefi ...

Is Not Eating Enough Fiber Bad for the Heart?

01/22/2014 14:24:50 PM

Two large reviews of studies on dietary fiber published recently confirm findings in previous studies, which showed that eating enough fiber is beneficial for our heart and circulatory systems (as well as our digestive systems and general health). ...

What to Do and Not to Do for Healthy Bones

01/13/2014 15:15:40 PM

We might take it for granted until problems become apparent, but the health of our bones is something to which we should pay attention throughout our whole lives. Bone formation occurs around the clock as long as we are alive,… The post What ...

Use of Popular Antacid Medications Linked to Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

01/08/2014 16:35:39 PM

A study has found that people who take medications to treat heartburn and some ulcers have a substantially greater risk of developing vitamin B-12 deficiencies. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, wrote in the latest online ...

10 Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress in Your Life

12/23/2013 11:38:27 AM

It’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but the holidays can wind up being some of the more stressful — and dangerous to one’s health — for a lot of people. In a 2006 survey by the… The post 10 Tips for Reduci

Sleep Enhances Removal of the Brain’s Waste

12/16/2013 12:18:33 PM

We know that a good night’s sleep makes us feel energized and refreshed. New research appears to indicate that one of sleep’s primary functions is the increased removal of metabolic waste from the brain, which accumulates during our hou ...

Vitamin D and the Prevention of Multiple Sclerosis

12/10/2013 11:41:50 AM

Higher vitamin D levels in a person’s blood have been found to be associated with a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis symptoms and a slower progression of the disease, according to a new study recently reported at an annual internatio ...

Exercise as Effective as Drugs in Treating Cardiovascular Disease and Prediabetes

12/05/2013 16:23:29 PM

If you are one of the many folks taking medications for cardiovascular disease or prediabetes, a new study has found that getting regular exercise is often as effective, or more so, than taking medications. Instead of adding insult to injury,… ...

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Bone Fractures

11/26/2013 14:16:42 PM

A recent study by the University of Missouri found that people who suffer traumatic bone fractures often have low levels of vitamin D. This vitamin is used by the body to repair bone damage; low levels can put a person… The post Low Levels ...

Most Uterine Cancers Are Easily Preventable

11/22/2013 12:52:18 PM

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013, more than 49,000 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer in the United States, more than ovarian and cervical cancers combined. One in six women diagnosed with uterine cancer, or more ...

Foods that Help You Sleep

11/15/2013 15:59:03 PM

Is there such a thing as foods that will help us go to sleep at night? It turns out, there is. While these foods won’t always knock you out in the way that a prescription sleeping pill might, they will… The post Foods that Help You Sleep ...

Important Tips to Help You Lose Weight with No Gimmicks

11/07/2013 13:45:38 PM

Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows how very difficult it can be. But there are mistakes that a dieter can make which can derail attempts to lose the extra pounds, and which should therefore be avoided. Here are… The post Important Tips ...

The Important Functions of Mucus for Our Health

10/30/2013 14:35:46 PM

It looks gross, it’s a nuisance, but there is no debating the important functions that mucus (better known as “snot” or phlegm) serves for our health. Mucus is produced by tissue (epithelial, or surface cells) lining the mouth, nose