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Ginger, Black Pepper and Holy Basil Can Aid Gut Health
Herbs Make Worthy Prebiotics, Image: pilipphoto/Shutterstock.com Ginger, black pepper and holy basil, mainstays in traditional medicines as anti-inflammatories, also contain significant prebiotic potential that could...

A Third Less Likely to Develop Poor Thinking Skills
Vegetables and Orange Juice Protect Memory, Image: Yasonya/Shutterstock.com A Harvard study was conducted on the diets of nearly 28,000 male health professionals spanning two decades between their 50s and 70s and published by the...

Going BEYOND Basic Nutrition, Image: We all carry some level of a toxic burden, nutritional deficiencies, genetic polymorphisms and obstacles that need to be addressed then removed. Even with children, there is...

Reducing the Effect of Inflammation on Allergy Symptoms, Image: As cold and snowy as the weather has been, spring will soon be upon us. Along with spring comes the budding trees and bushes, flowers and grass start to grow and they all...

Helps with Memory Loss
Meditation and Music Slow Cellular Aging, Image: Anatoliy Karlyuk/Shutterstock.com Meditating or listening to classical music altered biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in adults experiencing memory loss...


Improving Heart Health with Food and Supplements, Image: Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock.com Wouldn’t it be great to reduce your chances of developing heart disease? These foods and supplements support healthy blood levels for...

How to Reduce the Risks That Environmental Toxicants Can Have on Heart Health
John Warner, the American Heart Association president went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered in December of 2017, his heart stopping for...

Direct Intravenous (DIV) Ozone and Prolozone Available
Clarkston Wellness Clinic Offers New Therapies, Image: Dr. Laura Kovalcik, DO, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and her IV nursing staff from The Downing Clinic traveled New York City to complete training on Direct IV Ozone...

Fewer Symptoms, Lower Analgesic Use and Lower Body Weight
Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain, Image:  anat chant/Shutterstock.com Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a spiky, cucumber-shaped fruit, has traditionally been used in Asian countries to lower blood sugar. Now, researchers at...

Increases Blood Vessel Dilation and Reduces Artery Plaque
Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health, Image: Jula Store/Shutterstock.com Munching on almonds and walnuts significantly increases blood vessel dilation and reduces artery plaque, say West Virginia University scientists. In a two-day...

May Lead to Lung Infections Through Inhalation of Steam
Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads, Image: Dmitry Bruskov/Shutterstock.com Harmful bacteria from the genus Mycobacterium have been shown to linger in showerheads and lead to lung infections through inhalation of...

Impacts the Ability to Conceive
Stress Lowers Women’s Fertility, Image: Alliance/Shutterstock.com In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, 4,769 couples that were trying to conceive were followed for a year. Those women with...

Supplements Increase Endurance
Beet Juice Boosts Stamina, Image: verca/Shutterstock.com Beetroot juice supplements increase exercise duration and intensity for heart failure patients with...

Common Roadside Weed Has Health Benefits
Nettle Leaf Helps Inflammatory Bowel Patients, Image: Maxal Tamor/Shutterstock.com Nettle, a common roadside weed, may offer hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and...

Program Improves Children's Fitness
Daily Walks Make Kids Healthier, Image: LeManna/Shutterstock.com Thanks to a program called The Daily Mile, Scottish schoolchildren have shown improvements in their fitness and...

For the Entire Family!
5 Ways To Support Gut Health, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com When it comes to your overall health, the gut is not to be ignored. In fact, are you aware that your gut has its own “brain” or nervous system? The enteric nervous system has more nerve cells than...

Even For Those Who Exercise
Sitting is the New Smoking Even exercisers can be sedentary. Think how many hours a day are spent sitting at your desk, in your car or on the couch. The reality is that even those of us who do exercise an hour per day can...

Ways to Increase Longevity
Five Healthy Habits Add Years of Life, Image: Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock.com Analyzing why Americans have a lower life expectancy when compared to most other developed countries, Harvard researchers used...

Dangers with Phone and Tablet Screens
Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk, Image: rzymuR/Shutterstock.com Blue light—a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and most tablet and phone screens—could be hazardous to our health, a new...

Health Benefits of Popular Holiday Dish
Yams Protect Against Liver Damage, Image: Serving yams with a holiday dinner helps protect liver health, new research...

Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness
Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus, Image: Pavel Shlykov/Shutterstock.com Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University research shows. Fourteen people with...

Reduces Anxiety and Depression
Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory, Image: pullia/Shutterstock.com In a double-blind, randomized study at Iran’s Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 68 university students took either...

Hostile Teachers Hamper Learning
Antagonized Students, Image: kckate16/Shutterstock.com Teachers that antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism or criticizing their contributions can damage their...

Good Diets Prevent Hearing Loss
Eating Well Protects Hearing, Image: Daxiao Productions/Shutterstock.com A healthy diet can lower the risk of moderate to severe hearing loss by 30 percent or more, conclude researchers from...

Electronic device 95 Percent Effective
Breath and Urine Tests Detect Breast Cancer, Image: Early-stage breast cancer can be accurately detected via a simple breath test and urine sample, report researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. Using...

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth, Image: topseller/Shutterstock.com In addition to being tasty, autumn’s pumpkin pie may also help prevent cancer. Two studies have...

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