Integrative Medicine

How Adults (and Teenagers!) Can Avoid Acne and Pimples

Acne is often thought of as one of the rites of passage of being a teenager — one that, fortunately, you get to grow out of. Yet, acne does not always disappear once you reach your 20s and beyond. “Despite the fact that adult acne tends to be generally milder than teenage acne, this common […]

Stomach Pain? Here are the 9 Most Common Sources and What to Do

Stomach pain is incredibly common, impacting just about everyone at one point or another. Sometimes, such as if you’ve just eaten a giant bowl of spicy chili, the cause is obvious. Others, and more often, you may have no idea what’s causing the pain. Because your abdomen houses numerous organs (your stomach, small intestine, colon, […]

11 Unexpected Things That Are Making You Fat

 Add to your list below the endless series of things that make you fat, many of which have to do with architectural planning and design. TreeHugger.com compiled this excellent list, which contains numerous waist-expanding phenomena you probably hadn’t thought of … Click here to read more.

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How to Re-Set Your Resolutions NOW For Success

How many times have you vowed to lose 20 pounds starting with the New Year or said that this was the year you were going to cut back on your drinking or quit smoking once and for all? After celebrating on New Year’s Eve and using it as the last hurrah to overindulge, most people […]

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 ability to respond to its anti-inflammatory signals, putting you at an […]

Is Howie Mandel’s Closed-Fist Greeting Brilliant or Bonkers?

  Howie Mandel does it. President Obama has done it. And so have countless athletes and celebrities: The closed-fist greeting! It’s a trend for some, but Howie Mandel does it for a different reason … to avoid germs! Might his OCD closed-fist greeting be a gift in disguise for us all?      And might his […]

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 of Freiburg and the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology in Germany offered […]

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 Survey. In fact, candy and food spending is expected to increase along with […]

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 is no absolute answer. Both genetics and nutrition play a […]

Trans Fat’s Strong Link to Cancer, Diabetes & Heart Disease, and How to Avoid It

Trans fatty acid, also known as trans fat, is an artery-clogging fat formed when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, a process called hydrogenation. Many manufacturers use this process of hydrogenation because it reduces cost and increases the shelf life and flavor stability of their food. Hundreds of household food items such as commercially prepared […]

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