Do’s and Don’ts of Telemedicine

This is the next post in my series of Do’s and Don’ts Healthcare IT. As we all know, some of our most important citizens live in rural settings, small cities, the countryside, or remote areas. These areas have smaller populations and less direct access to vital healthcare resources. In the past 15 years or so we’ve made some great strides in remotely accessible healthcare; these offerings, called telemedical tools, provide important clinical care at a distance. Here are some do’s and don’ts of telemedicine: Continue reading

Why Cholesterol is Essential for Optimal Health, and the Six Most Important Risk Factors of Heart Disease

There’s some serious confusion about cholesterol, and whether high cholesterol levels are responsible for heart disease.

Chris Masterjohn, who recently received his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, has published five peer-reviewed papers on vitamins and supplementation, and he’s currently researching Continue reading

Sulforaphane Has the Power to Destroy Leukemia Cells

cruciferousDid You Know…

… that a natural compound in broccoli may hold the key to treating leukemia?

     Scientists have uncovered yet another reason to eat your broccoli and Brussel sprouts (and their cruciferous veggie cousins such as cauliflower, kale, cabbage and bok choy).  Continue reading

Reduce Memory Loss with Luteolin Found In Celery

The health benefits of celery are often overlooked because it is generally thought of as “crunchy water” and assumed to have no nutritional value.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Celery belongs to the Apiaceae / Umbellerifereae family and there are records its cultivation in Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean as far back as 1323 BC when Pharaoh Tutankhamen was entombed with celery leaf garlands.

In the United States alone, more than one billion pounds of celery are harvested each year, primarily in Michigan and Florida. Continue reading

The Many Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

aloWhy This “Silent Healer” Has Become the Top 
Herbal Supplement Sold in Health Food Stores

There’s an inexpensive herbal supplement called the “Silent Healer” that may be a drug-free remedy for many of the world’s ills — one that comes without any undesirable side effects. Continue reading

How Diet and Supplements Can Help Prevent Migraines

An estimated 26 million Americans suffer with migraines. Approximately 80 percent of them are women. All in all, about one in five women get migraines while only one in 16 men get them, according to migraines.org.1 About 60 percent of women affected have menstrual-related migraines, meaning it tends to coincide with their menstrual cycle.

A migraine headache is characterized as an intense throbbing or pulsing headache, Continue reading

The Canadian Cancer Society and Neutrogena: Partners

Cosmetics giant Neutrogena, whose parent company Johnson & Johnson has allowed the use of potentially cancer-causing chemicals in their products (and only announced in August 2012 that they would be removing them by the end of 2015), has taken on Continue reading

What is Sound Therapy … and how can it Help Heal Chronic Pain?

We see evidence of the effect sound has on our nervous systems every day.  The sound of clanging pots falling from cabinets or the shrill ring of a fire alarm fray our nerves.  But a musical etude soothes our senses and helps us relax.  Sound can improve our moods and help us concentrate, or push us to the brink Continue reading

Thymos-Life Energy

Male thymus anatomyDid You Know…

… this simple, time-tested trick can instantly unblock your body’s energy flow?

The thymus gland was named from the Greek word “thymos,” which literally translates to “life energy.”  Continue reading

ATTENTION WOMEN: Exhausted? Tummy Spreading Out? Hair Thinning Out?

“Maybe You Need A Super Iodine Boost!”

It’s a quiet scourge affecting millions of women. No matter how much you sleep, you’re always waking up exhausted. You’ve been watching your diet, cutting out the junk food, exercising… and not only haven’t you lost anything – Continue reading

What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

Story at-a-glance

  • Japan      ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The      United States spends $2.7 trillion annually — TWICE the amount per person      as most other industrialized nations – Continue reading

Fighting Childhood Obesity through Social Media

Social media may be an effective tool to help children overcome obesity, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

The statement is published online in the association’s journal Circulation.

“Online communication and social media are Continue reading