Yoga’s Age-Defying Effects Confirmed by Science

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While yoga’s longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, increasingly modern science is confirming this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging and stimulate our regenerative potential. Continue reading

Weight Lifting Can Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

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In addition to high intensity interval training, weight lifting is an excellent way to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat Continue reading

Boost Your Memory with This Sweet and Refreshing Treat

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An exciting new study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirms the power of a simple dietary change in improving memory problems in middle-aged and older adults.

Thirty-two subjects with self-reported memory complaints were randomly assigned to drink 8 ounces of either pomegranate juice or a flavor-matched placebo drink for 4 weeks, Continue reading

Beetroot Juice Is Proven Remedy for Increased Stamina

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Drinking beetroot juice can boost your stamina and athletic performance, scientific studies have confirmed.

One of the first such studies, conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2010, looked at seven men who consumed either 500 mL per day of beetroot juice Continue reading

The Unsavory Truth of the McRib and Other Fake Foods, and Why Russia Banned US-Raised Meat

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  • Sneaky “tricks of the trade” employed by the meat industry include “pink slime” made of otherwise unusable scraps, meat glue, and reconstituted meat—all of which fool you into thinking you’re buying something of higher quality than you are
  • McDonald’s seasonally-available McRib sandwich contains Continue reading

The Latest on Harmful Drug-Supplement Interactions

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At Doctors Health Press, we enthusiastically promote natural medicine. But, there are important health considerations when it comes to how drugs and supplements can interact, as they sometimes do so dangerously. A new study, which looked extensively at the subject, offers a clear and accurate picture of what drugs and supplements should never be combined. Continue reading

Discover the Forgotten Oil that Can Boost Your Health

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How “Forgotten Oil” Can Dramatically Boost the Health of Your Entire Body

Treasured for its healing properties throughout the Roman Empire, flax seed oil benefits was one of the original natural remedies used by Hippocrates. Nearly every bodily system can benefit from this “forgotten oil,” including the cardiovascular system…immune system…circulatory system…reproductive system…nervous system…and joints.

What is Flax?

Flax (usitatissimum) Continue reading

Playing the Stereo Plays with Your Blood Pressure

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If you’re worried about your heart health, make it a habit to listen to slow music that is filled with silent pauses. Loud, fast music raises your heart rate and blood pressure and may even make you hyperventilate, according to research in Italy (Heart 2006;92:445-452). Continue reading

Many People Are Missing This Important Mineral

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Copper is often forgotten when it comes to checking mineral levels. After all, do we really need copper for our good health? Researchers at the University of North Dakota would argue that, in fact, copper is very important for maintaining health. Continue reading

Exercise during Pregnancy Improves Health for Mom and Baby

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Some pregnant women may begin skipping trips to the gym once their bellies begin to show, either out of self-consciousness or fear that exercise will somehow harm their unborn baby. Continue reading

The Power of Breath Comes from Breathing Correctly

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Yoga, deep breathing and meditation continue to make strides in the healthcare industry.

More specifically, deep breathing is now widely recognized for its “profound impact on our physiology and our health,” says Mladen Golubic, a physician in the Cleveland Clinic`s Center for Integrative Medicine. Yet, the power of breath is still an unknown in our culture and within mainstream medicine.

Yogis understood the power of breath. In fact, postures (asana) were created to strengthen the body to sit for breathing (pranayama) and meditation. The breath is the most important aspect of the yoga tradition and one of the most important functions of the body in maintaining health.

The average American has 21,600 breaths every 24 hours (15 breaths per min X 60 min X 24 hours). The breathing process is the foundation of all brain function and 12 energy systems of the body. The respiratory system feeds our cardiovascular system and supports our digestive and lymphatic systems: two systems paramount to processing food and the removal of toxins and imbalances from the body. Breathing is also the only physiological function that can be controlled. Otherwise, it occurs involuntarily from the intelligence of the autonomic nervous system. Continue reading