Integrative Medicine

How a Healthy Diet Can Reduce Violence and Rudeness, and Increase Your Child’s IQ

Like a taunting teenager, a nosy mother-in-law or a meddling neighbor, food messes with our emotions. A bowl of ice cream can make you happy. An entire carton of ice cream can make you sad. Just the smell of a home-cooked meal when you can’t have one can make you lonesome and a bowl of […]

The 7 (Honest) Facts You Should Know About Losing Thigh Fat, Gut Fat, and Fat in Other “Problem” Areas

That stubborn fat around hips, buttocks and thighs for women, and the belly and side “love handles” for men, is every dieter’s biggest adversary. It is the last 10 pounds to go, and it is always the hardest to lose. There are several theories why that stubborn fat is stored in different places for men […]

Most People With Gluten Intolerance Don’t Know They Have It: Important Information About This Increasingly Common Condition

Gluten intolerance,which includes celiac disease , is a digestive disorder that is triggered by the consumption of any foods that contain gluten — a protein found in several common foods that contain wheat, barley or rye such as bread, pasta, cookies and pizza crust. Gluten intolerance doesn’t discriminate by age as it affects both children […]

The Vitamin D Deficiency Factor in: Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Heart Disease, and Much More!

There is probably a reason you have never been told the straight truth about one of the most natural, potent, yet overlooked healing nutrients in the world. The fact is that many medical groups and product manufacturers have spent billions over the past 30 years convincing you to avoid this “nutrient” by trying (and succeeding) […]

The Number of Approved Meat Additives have Continued to be Expanded by the FDA — and None of the Additives Need to be on the Label

There are over 3,000 substances currently added to foods, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While some of these are common household items you likely use regularly (salt, baking soda, sugar, etc.) others are complex chemicals you’ve likely never heard of. One controversial meat-packing technique is known as “modified atmosphere packaging.” In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Joints and Knees that Ache Really Predict a Change in the Weather?

Arthritis patients and joint pain sufferers have been claiming to be more reliable in predicting the weather than the local weather forecaster for ages. You’ve heard it before as someone grabs hold of their knee exclaiming, “It’s going to rain today. I can feel it!” So should you trust aches and pains when planning your […]

The 6 Most Dangerous Home-Based Causes of Disease and Illness

Your home is your haven, but inside even the most pristine of houses lurk hidden dangers that can cause disease and illness to you and your family. What makes these home-based toxins so dangerous is that often you can’t tell they’re there until it’s too late and you’re already sick. That is, of course, unless […]

What are the Best and Worst Cooking Oils for You?

Once you’ve made a commitment to healthier eating, cooking more of your meals at home and paying attention to healthy cooking methods becomes important. After all, even the most nutritious meal can be sabotaged if you fry it or douse it in trans-fat-laden oil. The type of oil you choose to cook with can also […]

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