Integrative Medicine

Married Men (and Women) Really are Healthier and Respond Better to Certain Treatments

Although single men may tout the joys of living the carefree “bachelor’s life,” it turns out married men may have an advantage. Numerous studies have proven that married life is good for men, physically, mentally and spiritually as well as women. In fact, a recent study by UCLA researchers, published in an issue of the […]

The Amazing Power of Empathy in Improving Your Life and Theirs

Empathy is the ability to put yourself into someone else’s shoes — to understand them, to feel their pain, to take on their concerns, worries and regrets, as well as their joys, their elations and their excitement. As basic and elemental as this may sound, it’s not an easy thing to do. But it is […]

Six Cancer Screenings That Could Save Your Life

The American Cancer Society has estimated that 745,180 men and 692,000 women will have cancer this year in the United States. Of those cases, the most common are cancers of the skin, prostate cancer in men, breast and uterine-related cancers in women, lung, and colon and rectum — in both men and women. Early detection […]

What is Your Biggest Insecurity? And How to Replace it with “Confidence that Shines”

How would you describe your body type? Tall, gangly, petite, medium-boned, muscular, square and rugged, pear-shaped, willowy, broad shoulders, curved hips, long thin limbs, rectangular-shaped, soft and round are just a few of the many ways to describe the vast range of physical attributes a person can have. Body image continues to be a constant […]

Nine Tips to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Common Household Locations

A clean home really shouldn’t smell like anything; it should have the unsullied, pure feeling of a fresh breeze when guests arrive or friends stop over. Of course, if your home is for sale and or you’re simply living in your house, you know that a dizzying array of scents waft through the air at […]

Dangers of Fat in Your Blood Vessels …

We all have fat in our blood vessels to varying degrees. This buildup of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products and more is called plaque, and most often it’s associated with atherosclerosis, which typically refers to a buildup of plaque in and on the arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When fats, cholesterol […]

How to Heal Surgical and Other Wounds Fast with Less Scarring

Wounds, whether due to injury or surgery, can exact a great toll on your quality of life if they do not heal quickly and completely. And, whether you realize it or not, there’s a lot more to wound healing than Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment. In fact, to really understand the mechanisms behind how to best […]

The Antacid Epidemic: The Real Truth Behind the Pills

Every year, millions of Americans are prescribed strong antacids to treat common conditions such as heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, indigestion among many others. Generic Prilosec, an antacid drug, was actually the sixth most-prescribed drug in the United States in 2010, with over 53 million prescriptions written that year alone (and that does not […]

How to Overcome America’s Most Overlooked Disease: Allergies

It’s true that home is where the heart is … but home is also the breeding ground for numerous indoor allergens that come in all colors and forms. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of every five Americans suffers from some form of indoor or outdoor allergen such as food, […]

11 Power Foods to Boost Your Immunity

You wake up with a scratchy throat, body aches and an overall run-down feeling and immediately begin to think of ways to knock out whatever virus is looming so you can make it to work the next day or enjoy the upcoming weekend with your family. Before heading out the grocery store to pick up […]

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