Simplify Your Life: Audit for Better Health and Happiness in 15 Easy Steps
In our pursuit of the American Dream, most Americans are willing to put up with quite a bit. Very long work hours, sacrificing vacation time, missing out on milestones in their kids’ lives … and maybe even suffering from a few stress-related illnesses. You may very well have… [more]
Aspirin: What are the Benefits, What are the Risks?
The first form of aspirin -- today one of the most widely used drugs around -- existed all the way back in the 5th century B.C., when the father of medicine, Hippocrates, used willow bark and leaves to relieve pain and reduce fever. It wasn't until the 1820s, however, that scientists… [more]
The Top 15 Signs of Heart Disease Everyone Needs to Know
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, which resulted in 29 percent of all U.S. deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Meanwhile, more than one-third (37 percent) of adults reportedly have… [more]
Some Startling Stress and Anxiety Statistics and What You Can Do to Eliminate Your High-Stress
A full 43 percent of U.S. adults suffer adverse health effects from stress, according to an American Psychological Association (APA) study. Not only does stress and anxiety interfere with your immune system, making you vulnerable to illnesses like the flu, it impairs your body's… [more]
Want to Improve Your Immune System? Then Here’s What You Need to Know about Flavonoids
For the first time ever, a study has proven that eating flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that's especially concentrated in fruits and vegetables, may boost your immune system. How did the researchers come to this realization? By watching birds. Researchers from the University… [more]
9 Top Holiday Food Gift Ideas Gone Wrong
While the most popular place for holiday shoppers are online discount stores, followed by department stores, about 45 percent of shoppers still plan to purchase some gifts at the grocery store, according to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions… [more]
Cavities: A Controversial Debate: Tooth Disease or Nutritional Problem?
Dental cavities are the most common disease in childhood and the most common chronic disease around the world. Since the 1930s and ‘40s, scientists have been exploring whether there is a genetic predisposition to cavities, or if diet and nutrition are to blame. Unfortunately, there… [more]