Living in the physical world, in a physical body is not easy. We will encounter sickness, death, injury, heartbreak, and loss. It is a very difficult part of being human and these difficulties can take every ounce of our strength to cope with. Continue reading
Acid reflux affects an estimated 50 percent of Americans. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your throat Continue reading
Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading
Patients with heart disease frequently assume that medication is enough to forestall a repeat heart attack or stroke, but a large new study shows the preventive power of a healthy diet. 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
A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out Continue reading
Taking a major step into the limelight over the past decade has been dark chocolate. Eating a small piece of it each day, high in cocoa, is very good for you. And it’s best for your heart.
That is the reason why candy-bar shelves in supermarkets have changed recently. Alongside the well-known brands sit rectangular bars featuring a high percentage of cocoa. The package makes no mistake that it is dark chocolate.
A brand-new study is worthy of note. Continue reading
• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness
• The FDA has removed Continue reading
The concept of vaccinating to immunize began in 1796, when British apothecary (pharmacist) Edward Jenner inserted cowpox pus under the skin of an eight year old boy. Jenner based his experiment on an unsubstantiated rumor that anyone who had experienced cowpox would be immune to smallpox.
One of the big problems with diabetes is that it can trigger complications that affect certain areas of the body. A new study has delivered health news having to do with hearing: diabetes, if not controlled well, boosts your risk of hearing loss. Continue reading
People who are discharged from emergency departments are often unable to tell what symptoms should raise alarms and make them return to the hospital, a review suggests. Continue reading
In the past few decades, there have been a growing number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with the disease. Continue reading
Although many conventional doctors doubt the effectiveness of acupuncture, this venerated medical technique produces profound benefits. Research at Duke University, for example, shows that acupuncture sessions can lead to significant pain relief. And the wonderful results of acupuncture are much more desirable than what you get from pain relief drugs and their troubling side effects. Continue reading
The future of the American brain looks murky. One in 10 children reportedly suffers Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and millions are taking ADHDmedication.1 At the same time, the memories of many older Americans have started to falter as they begin to experience the mind meltdown known as dementia. The possible common factor that may be driving a portion of this collective brain dysfunction: our boundless appetite for bread and other gluten-containing foods.