Annual Physicals May Do More Harm Than Good

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Studies in which people have been randomly assigned to get an annual physical or not have found there is no significant difference in health between the two groups

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Top Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

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If you’re pregnant or planning to be, focus on minimizing processed foods while increasing your intake of vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality sources of protein

Vitamin D is also crucial for a healthy pregnancy and Continue reading

Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, staring at a computer screen is a common cause of blurred vision, short-sightedness, and other eye problems Continue reading

Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

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Basic Exercise Guide for Older Seniors and the Infirm

 

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Falls are the most common cause of hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries among seniors, and injuries like these may spell the end of independent living Continue reading

Essential Tips for Treating Sunburn

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One of the most strategies for sunburn is applying raw aloe vera gel topically to the burn

Research has shown applying aloe to sunburn offers both and pain-relieving effects, Continue reading

US Government Admits Americans Have Been Overdosed on Fluoride

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has lowered the recommended level of fluoride in water from 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of water to 0.7 mg/L, to prevent signs of fluoride overexposure

About 40 percent of American teens Continue reading

Boost Your Brain Health by Developing a Higher Purpose in Life, and Other Simple Brain-Boosting Strategies

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Personality traits like optimism and having a sense of purpose can benefit your health in a number of different ways, and ultimately help you live longer

One recent study found that having a sense of purpose reduced odds of Continue reading

Eat Right to Protect Your Eyesight

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, but may be largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet

To protect your eyesight, Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms as Medicine

mushroom_research(1)Although mushrooms get good press as a low-calorie, high fiber, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than that.

Mushrooms have been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years and the Egyptians reserved them by law for the pharaoh.   Continue reading

Do You Need a Vitamin D Supplement to Maintain Ideal Levels?

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Vitamin D is involved in the biochemical cellular machinery of all cells and tissues in your body. When you don’t have enough, your entire body will struggle to operate as nature intended Continue reading

Does a Pepper a Day Keep Parkinson’s Away?

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Eating peppers – but not other vegetables in the Solanaceae family — was associated with a 19 percent lower risk of Parkinson’s disease in a new study

The association was strongest among those who Continue reading

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain’s Amazing Malleability

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Your brain is malleable, continually changing in response to your lifestyle, physiology, emotions, and environment; this is called neuroplasticity

Your choices and habits today profoundly influence how healthy your brain remains and how well it continues to function as you age Continue reading

Sunlight Holds Key to Killing Breast Cancer

breast_cancer_sunlightA new study finds vitamin D — the ‘sunlight vitamin’ — strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy.

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go Continue reading

Fast Food May Stunt Your Child’s Academic Performance

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Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children’s diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats Continue reading