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