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Contributes to Cardio and Metabolic Health
Eating Walnuts Boosts Gut Bacteria, Image: Tim UR/Shutterstock.com Eating a handful of walnuts daily boosts certain types of healthy gut bacteria that appear to contribute to...

Opens Door to Reducing Cardiovascular Disease
Gut Bacteria Linked to Artery Health, Image: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com A lack of diversity of gut bacteria is linked to hardening of the arteries, a new...

Tip-Of-The-Tongue Word Loss Not Associated With Memory Loss
Aerobic Fitness Helps Prevent Word Loss Tip-of-the-tongue word loss, an aggravation for many seniors and other adults, occurs less frequently in those with...

Cooking and Processing Limit Nutrients
Raw Fruit and Veggies Key to Mental Health, Image: Artem Kutsenko/Shutterstock.com Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed...

The 5R Approach to Healing
The Wisdom of the Natural Healing Process, Image: Naturopathic Medicine in Michigan is a distinctively holistic approach to health and healing that recognizes the wisdom of the natural healing process of the body and emphasizes...

Natural Therapies for Preventing  Colds and Flu, Image: As the temperatures drop many of us are enjoying the cooler weather. As summer turns to fall this, unfortunately, is also the beginning of the cold and flu season. The best way to stave off infection is...

Holistic Relief for TMJ Dysfunction and Headache, Image: Most adults clench, “grind,” or brux their teeth at night while asleep. Few are aware of this paranormal activity because they are asleep. The masseter (jaw) muscle can create 1300 pounds per square inch of stress resulting in...

Proper Sleep and Supplementation
Tips for Increased Immunity, Image: Sleep is important for the immune system to function properly. During waking hours the elimination system, digestive system and muscle skeletal systems are...

Fighting the Stressors to Your Immune System, Image: Our health depends on our immune system. Each year there are new stressors attacking our immune systems like viruses, bacteria, Lyme disease, stress and...

8 Point Reduction
Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety, Image: SaMBa/Shutterstock.com Dental anxiety, which can produce dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties in 4 to 30 percent of patients worldwide, may be relieved by...

Eases Bloating Cramps and Consipation
Vitamin D Supplements Ease Irritable Bowels, Image: R_Szatkowski/Shutterstock.com Oncology researchers from the University of Sheffield, in the UK, report that people with irritable bowel syndrome tend to be...

Reduces Systemic Oxidative Stress
Calorie Restriction Slows Aging, Image: Pavel Bobrovskiy/Shutterstock.com Thirty-seven healthy, non-obese adults between 21 and 50 years old put on a calorie restriction diet for two years showed...

Good Sleep Helps Reduce Calorie Intake
People that Don’t Slight Sleep Eat Better, Image: Stock-Asso/Shutterstock.com Those that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat better the following day, according to...

Without Causing Adverse Side Effects
Acupuncture Alleviates Autism in Children, Image: Bjoern Wylezich/Shutterstock.com Acupuncture reduces autism scores, according to a new meta-analysis of 27 clinical studies of 1,736...

Tocotrienols Provide Natural Form
Natural Vitamin E Lowers Heart Risks, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com Tocotrienols are a natural form of vitamin E found in a number of foods, including...

Significantly Lessens Need
Music Reduces Need for Post-Surgery Opioids, Image: Evan Lorne/Shutterstock.com Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that receiving music therapy can significantly lessen...

Also Reduces Chance of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Knitting Releases the Blues, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com Knitting can alleviate the blues, slow the onset of dementia and distract from chronic pain, according to a survey published in...

Demonstrated Improved Academic Achievement
Music Lessons Make Kids Smarter, Image: Seeme/Shutterstock.com Structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities, including language-based...

Switch On the Body's Caloric Burning
HCG: The Fat-Burning Aid, Image: Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is produced in low levels by both men and women. Higher levels are produced in...

Two Oils to Consider on Your Next Trip
Essential Oils for Travelers, Image: Travel can create some of our happiest memories; however, navigating airports, foreign languages or unknown cities can sometimes put a...

A Pain in the Neck (or shoulder, or face, or ear!)
Headaches:, Image: Everyone gets pain now and then. Sometimes from stress, sometimes from injury or other causes. Physicians may offer pain meds, physical therapy or even...

Drug-free High Dose Laser Therapy is revolutionizing pain management
Joint Pain Has Met Its Match, Image: At Pain Free Life Centers, their exclusive High-Dose Laser Therapy protocols are being used to help an increasing number of people suffering with severe and...

Feel More Fit and Energized
Ballet Dancing Boosts Senior Fitness and Energy, Image: Bjoern Wylezich/Shutterstock.com Ten Australian seniors that strapped on ballet slippers and participated in Ballet for Seniors classes for three months reported feeling more fit, energetic and animated, according to...

Color-Producing Pigments Increases Cancer-Fighting
Wild Berries Prove Anti-Cancer Prowess, Image: Hortimages/Shutterstock.com A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild blackcurrants, bilberries and lingonberries increases the body’s ability to prevent...

Promotes Improved Blood Glucose Control
Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar, Image: irin-k/Shutterstock.com In a study that offers hope for people with Type 2 diabetes, Rutgers University researchers have shown that a diet high in diverse fibers...

Asthma Less Likely to Afflict Breastfed Kids, Image:  Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock.com A University of Amsterdam study of 960 children from 4 to 12 years old taking asthma medication found that...

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