Integrative Medicine

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 […]

Slow Sneaky Deadly Diabetes How to Prevent and Fight Diabetes with Enjoyable Daily Exercises

Nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, a condition that causes high blood sugar levels and a host of related health problems. The majority of people suffer from type 2 diabetes, a form that can develop at any age and, according to the Mayo Clinic, is often preventable. As it stands, diabetes is […]

How a Faulty Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Your Health (and What to Do to Make It Right)

Your circadian rhythm, or your body’s internal clock, regulates numerous biological processes that take place in your body throughout the day and night. Your biological clock regulates what time you go to sleep and wake up, and it also has profound impacts on other areas of your physical and mental health, such as your metabolism, […]

Toddler Safety: Eight Important but Overlooked Ways to Keep a Baby Safe in Your Home

Accidents are the leading cause of death among toddlers, so keeping your home baby-proof is an essential part of being a parent, grandparent or anyone who has babies and toddlers who visit their home. While most people are aware of the major risks, such as keeping toxic chemicals and medicines out of the reach of […]

Allergy Alert: Are You Really Sick or Are Your Illnesses Actually Caused by Your Food?

In a world chocked full of chemically enhanced and processed foods, it’s getting harder and harder to tell what really is going into your body. Even some of the biggest brands out there are stretching the truth when it comes to what they do and don’t put in their “natural” foods. This problem of food […]

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