Four Ways to Make Meat Healthier

When stressing  the importance of a balanced diet filled with nutrient-dense healing foods, meat quite often,  does not fall into these categories, but of course meat is a huge part of American cuisine. So here we present some tips, courtesy of TraditionalChinese Medicine, about how to ensure you stay healthy with your meat consumption.

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How much Water Should we Drink?

Remaining properly hydrated is vital to being optimally well. Dehydration, or lack of proper water in the body, can lead to dozens of ailments and pains and even disease.

It is argued, the bottled-water industry tries to make us believe drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is necessary for health.

“We may not be as dehydrated as bottled-water makers would have us believe,” reported Betsy McKay in The Wall Street Journal. McKay’s comment was in response to a peer-review study that “found no evidence to support the vigorously promoted assertion that drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day (known as the “8×8” rule) is essential to good health.”

Water Rules

In questioning the origin and necessity of the 8×8 water rule, the American Journal of Physiology asked Heinz Valtin, M.D., to undertake a rigorous literature review to ascertain the scientific proof for the daily drinking of 64 ounces of water. Valtin was the go-to physiologist for this project, as he has been active in the field for decades and has written several textbooks on the kidneys and water balance. Continue reading

Natural Approach Builds Strong Bones Safely According to Scientists

For countless years, natural health advocates, who suggested caution at the near hysterical and highly advertised push to put women on anti-osteoporosis prescription drugs, were looked at as unscientific health “nuts”. But now some mainstream scientists are in total agreement and are even sounding the alarm about those medications. Instead of popping side effect loaded pills, say University of Illinois (U of I) researchers, an effective first course of action to keep bones strong should be to simply increase calcium in your diet and vitamin D or take calcium and vitamin D supplements.

But, you may say, you just had a bone density scan and your doctor claims your score shows you are at high risk for the bone-robbing condition known as osteoporosis. Shouldn’t you follow your physician’s dictate to start taking a widely advertised bone-building prescription medication? Continue reading

20 Secret Signs of Addiction

Knowing whether someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Despite the stereotypes of the staggering drunk or the emaciated addict, most people who overuse alcohol and drugs become adept at disguising their behavior. Shame, embarrassment, and fear of consequences are powerful motivators. And in many cases, the person who’s drinking too much or using drugs doesn’t want to recognize or admit that he’s not in control of the situation.

14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

Sadly, many times we don’t find out until a tragedy, such as a drunken driving accident or an overdose, has occurred. And then we’re left wondering why we didn’t spot the signs of addiction earlier. Knowing these 20 secret signs of addiction can help you prevent that from happening.

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