Well-Being

Curing Acne with Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine focuses on treating disease through correcting all systemic imbalances present. Acne is a systemic, multifactorial disorder, and therefore responds very well to this truly holistic health approach

More Reasons to Filter Your Tap Water

The average human adult consists of approximately 65% water. Humans can go up to 8 weeks without eating but only 3-10 days without water. Water [...]

A Simple Secret to Longevity

With all our effort and research to understand the secrets of longevity, Ikarians look pretty simplistic — if not to say primitive. Yet, according to an article published in the New York Times the Greek inhabitants of Ikaria...

Gluten Free — Why Not?

With gluten free food-sections at Wal-Mart and Safeway it’s clear that gluten-free eating is on the rise. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is probably one of the most frequently diagnosed types of food intolerance today. Staying away from gluten is not as difficult as you might think. Here are some of my favorite gluten-free staples...

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. The discovery points toward probiotic therapies for this so-far untreatable condition. Food allergies affect 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children, who live with this potentially life-threatening disease that currently has no cure, researchers note.

Why Antioxidant Supplements Are Not Good For You

In a recent article “Fruits & Vegetables Are Trying to Kill You”, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff, the author questions the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamin supplements. Heavy supplementation with antioxidants could potentially harm us. How does this work?

NY Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements

Dementia ‘linked’ to common over-the-counter drugs

This week a new study by Dr. Shelly Gray from the University of Washington was published in the prestigious American medical journal JAMA showing a [...]

“Gluten-Free” ⎯ Just a Fad or Is It Healthier?

Many people report feeling better on a gluten-free diet while others write it off as a fad and scientifically unfounded. What is it with gluten that makes this issue so heavily discussed?

Some Advise on Antibiotics

Many people these days still seem confused about when to take antibiotics, especially when it is about their kids. Below you will find some commonly asked questions or examples you might find helpful in making a decision about taking antibiotics.

WHO: Only 5% of Your Daily Calories Should Come From Sugar

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that no more than 10% of daily calories consumed should come from sugar with an additional recommendation to reduce it to 5% if possible. For more information...

Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

For the past two decades cholesterol received a bad reputation. Being a very important part of our bodies and absolutely essential to our well-being it is important to know some crucial facts. To learn why people really suffer from elevated cholesterol and what to do about it please read more ...

How To Lower Your Cholesterol

According to latest research eggs and full fat foods are not the culprit for elevating your bad cholesterol …

10 Common Medical Misconceptions

Medical Facts or Misconceptions? 10 common medical misconceptions from Dr. Rachel Vreeman’s new book Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way!

Save Your Kids From Big Food!

With a third of poor preschoolers being obese by age 5 and a $1 trillion junk-food industry intentionally marketing foods to our children that can be as addictive as nicotine and cocaine it's about time for a drastic change...

The Power of Green Tea

For many people suffering from the effects of a busy lifestyle stimulants like coffee become a necessity. Although some health benefits are noted coffee's impediments to our health far outweigh its benefits. With its many health benefits and the ability to lower stress levels while boosting energy, green tea offers a fresh and substantial alternative.

Cure Your Acid Reflux, Part 2

In my last post about acid reflux I discussed why most types of acid reflux are caused by a lack of stomach acid (hypochlorhdyria), what causes hypochlorhdyria, and what other health problems can result from hypochlorhdyria. In this post you will learn simple tips how to improve this condition and cure your acid reflux...

Cure Your Acid Reflux, Part 1

Most people believe heartburn or acid reflux is caused by too much acid in the stomach. While this is true for some, most people experience chronic heartburn or acid reflux because they are lacking acid in their stomach. How does this work? The answer is simple...

Children and Sweets ― ‘A Father’s Perspective’

Ever felt conflicted about feeding your child sweets? Some experts say it is absolutely essential for their well-being ...

GMO foods, infertility, and other possible health risks

I recently came across an interesting video published three years ago. It talks about potential health risks resulting from the consumption of genetically modified (GMO) [...]

What to Eat After Your Workouts

Nutrition in it self is a complex science. More so when it comes to exercising. Here are a few tips on what you can do nutritionally to optimize your health and workouts.

Exercise Before Breakfast Proves Most Effective to Offset a Bad Diet

This article talks about the benefits of exercising before breakfast. Although the study examined how this essentially can offset a bad diet the benefits on weight loss and general health are obvious.

One “Natural” Sweetener You Should Absolutely Avoid!

Fructose is one of the most commonly used sweeteners in the United States. It has found its way into most of our foods and poses a major threat to our health. The following information is based on the work of Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism.

Sleep, the New Weight-Loss Diet?

I recently read this article about the connection between sleep deprivation and weight gain, and wanted to share my perspective. The article discussed primarily the hormones, ghrelin and leptin, and how they are affected by lack of sleep, essentially contributing to weight gain.

Eating Healthy

"How can we eat healthier?" This blog discusses simple guidelines for healthy eating. It will enhance your experience of eating and bring more health and joy into your life.

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