A study published in the journal Pediatrics raises concern over the use of the term “natural” to describe breastfeeding, even though the weight of evidence (and common sense) indicates prioritizing breastfeeding over man-made formulas or vaccines is the best way to protect your child and the mother’s health. Continue reading
Teeth have been treated as tools rather than a living part of our physiology. They have been pulled, drilled, and filled, and as a result, significant damage has been inflicted to the rest of the body. This is why it’s vitally important to understand the four reasons dental problems are causing Continue reading
Antibiotic-resistant disease is a major threat to public health, and the primary cause for this is the widespread misuse of antibiotics—primarily in agriculture
According to a landmark report by the CDC, Continue reading
Research from Australia’s University of Adelaide has determined that many asthma and chronic sinusitis patients are dealing with sustained infections of bacteria – including many that are resistant to antibiotics.
The researchers tested 513 patients with asthma and persistent rhinosinusitis – a sustained blockage Continue reading
Stem cell technology is promising in many respects and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of dentistry where painful root canals could become a thing of the past if promising advances in treating tooth decay pan out. Continue reading
Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. Continue reading
Low white blood cell counts are indicative of a suppressed immune system and can have many causes. Emotional state and stress, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, and nutritional intake can all cause lower immune system response and low white blood cell counts. Low immunity can also be caused by a number of health conditions, by surgical or medical treatments and by the natural aging process. Whatever the cause, Continue reading
New research from the University of Southampton has shown that copper can prevent horizontal transmission of genes, which has contributed to the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide.
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in bacteria is largely responsible for the development of Continue reading
If you’re taking blood pressure medication, I need to tell you something very important. In fact, it might be life-saving.
But first, a little backstory:
My mother-in-law likes to joke that she’s bionic because she has an artificial hip; but the reason she has one isn’t funny at all. Continue reading
Cold and flu season is almost upon us. Before it’s too late, strengthen defenses naturally with herbal, dietary and lifestyle tips. If a bug does manage to settle in, use a few of the following suggestions to lessen symptoms and severity — helping you to get back on your feet fast.
Diet for a strong immune system
Sugar. Quite literally the scourge of health. Macrophages (a type of white blood cell) Continue reading
The cold and flu season is right around the corner so it’s a good idea to get a head start on improving your immunity before it hits. There are plenty of vitamins and supplements that are currently known for possessing immune-enhancing properties. After all, washing your hands frequently and avoiding contaminated surfaces will only carry youso far in preventing infection.
Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.
A new study Continue reading
Did you know that more than 300 unique enzymes need zinc to work effectively? Zinc is found in each cell of your body. It is involved directly in nearly every single bodily process that you can think of.
But that’s not all that makes zinc an amazing mineral. Zinc also has the power to boost your immune system in a special way. Continue reading
Today more than ever, the source of your food matters. Gone are the days when you could trust your neighborhood butcher or grocer to provide your family with wholesome, fresh food free from unnatural – and dangerous – hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides. Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that your tongue can reveal powerful secrets about your health, including the presence of infection and other health threats?
In the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “stick out your tongue” has nothing to do with Continue reading