The Dangers of Sleeping Too Much

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Seniors who regularly slept more than eight hours per night had a 46 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept between six and eight hours per night

Other health effects associated with consistently sleeping too much include depression, diabetes, weight gain, headaches, Continue reading

7 Reasons Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

thyroid_medeication_greenmedinfoWhile there is no “magic pill” for thyroid disease, some factors may influence the effectiveness of your thyroid medication.

When you are first diagnosed with a thyroid condition, a prescription for medication becomes much like Continue reading

Could Music Beat Drugs For Anxiety and Mood?

music_anxiety_greenmedinfoWe use music – like coffee and alcohol – every day for pleasure and to boost our mood.  But we may not understand how deeply music affects our brain chemistry.  Continue reading

Major Depression Symptoms Improved with Chlorella

chlorella_depression_greenmedinfoThe symptoms of depression are often treated with drugs that can have long-term adverse side effects. A new study finds chlorella significantly reduces symptoms of major depression. Continue reading

Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants

Mindfulness_Therapy_antidepressants_greenmedinfoAntidepressants are big business.  But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job. 

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness.  Continue reading

Are These 7 Exercise Myths Keeping You from Optimizing Your Health?

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Exercise is essential if you want to be optimally healthy and happy, but a number of fitness myths may be holding you back from starting or maintaining a long-term exercise program

No matter what your age, Continue reading

Antioxidant Treats Parkinson’s Naturally, Study Finds

natural_brain_health_ubiqinol_greenmedinfoUbiquinol – a form of CoQ10 – has been found to improve symptoms for some Parkinson’s patients, and may well be a candidate for adjunctive treatment according to recent clinical research.

Researchers from Japan’s Juntendo University School of Medicine have discovered that one particular form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can significantly reduce Continue reading

Global Health Problems Reflect Our Disconnection from the Earth

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The film “Origins” shows how our modern lifestyle has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in so many of our global problems from environmental destruction to hunger and disease Continue reading

11 Surprising Factors That Mess With Your Memory

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Your brain is a dynamic organ, constantly adapting and changing, for better or for worse, even on a day-to-day basis

Thyroid problems, depression, anxiety, menopause, lack of sleep, smoking, stress, and certain medications can take a toll on your memory function Continue reading

Why I Kicked My Keurig to the Curb

photo-4-e1411137282584-480x450What busy person doesn’t love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor’s waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups.  I, of course, insisted on the Newman’s Organic K Cups for my coffee choice. Continue reading

The Science of Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an ancient holistic health care system still widely practiced in China

Each year, millions of Americans also turn to acupuncture to relieve chronic pain, Continue reading

Phthalates: New Study Finds Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels

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A new study found reduced levels of circulating testosterone were associated with increased phthalate exposure in several key populations, including a 24-34 percent decline in testosterone levels in boys aged 6 to 12 Continue reading

Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes

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Vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease

Seniors with severe vitamin D deficiency may raise their risk for dementia by 125 percent Continue reading

Does Your Doctor Understand Inflammation?

InflammationA Burning Question – Got the -itis?  Bronch-itis,  arthr-itis, gingiv-itis?  The -itis  signifies inflammation, as in flame and burning, but inflammation is also at the root of cancers, heart disease and the rest. Inflammation is an acute and usually obvious “get to the doctor” problem where Continue reading

The Oft-Ignored Link between Mental Illness and Hypothyroid Disease

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Thyroid hormone is critical for your mitochondrial function

When thyroid hormone is deficient or poorly functioning, you may experience symptoms ranging from fatigue and constipation, to hair loss, Continue reading