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by Wellness Editor New research suggests statins (medication for "bad" cholesterol) could increase a person’s risk of developing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), or increase painful and debilitating symptoms for patients with ALS.What’s ALS?Best known for afflicting the late Sir Stephen Hawking, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes irreversible... 5/1/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor According to one report out of the CDC, chronic pain affects 20 million adults in the US to such a degree that it interferes in their work or daily life. This is a not-insignificant percentage of our population. But a new study shows that people who have a college education report less pain than those who aren’t college-educated. And it turns out that socioeconomic factors may play a role. Let’s take... 4/30/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Natalya Fazylova Nutritionists say that excluding grain products from the diet is not only useless but even dangerous. On the other hand, people who want to lose weight are still trying to stay away from them. But we have collected seven myths about grain products, which you should know.1. Cereals contribute to weight gain.A study performed by Tufts University showed that whole grain consumption helps to reduce fat... 4/29/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. It’s that time of year again. The pollen starts to stir, irritating the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies. While most of us happily welcome the warmer weather, for the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring brings misery. Thanks to the pollen from blooming grasses, weeds and trees, and the spores from fungi and molds, those with allergies will experience... 4/22/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Judith Finlayson Low-carb? High-protein? Low-fat? These days choosing what to eat can be challenging. There are many theories about healthy eating, and all don’t work for everyone.Some dietary patterns restrict consumption of specific nutrients. While they may support weight loss and be helpful in managing distinct conditions, experts question their long-term benefits for large segments of the population. Certainly,... 4/18/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Many different factors affect how fast we age. Genetics, environment, exercise, smoking, and other issues all matter. But what about iron levels? New research from the University of Edinburgh shows that blood iron levels could play an important role in the aging process. Iron Levels May Affect the Length of Your Life Study researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the gene markers controlling... 4/13/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Jen Johnson We have all done it at one time or another – in a difficult moment when we already feel emotional pain, we send a second arrow of suffering toward ourselves with critical self-talk. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to someone else, and on some level, we feel we deserve it.Our harsh words may vary, but the themes are often similar—“What was I thinking?”?” “I’m so stupid” “What is wrong... 4/13/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Janet Valenty It is said that Abraham Lincoln, when he was President of the U.S., was advised to include a certain man in his cabinet. When he refused he was asked why he would not accept him. "I don't like his face," the President replied. "But the poor man isn't responsible for his face," responded his advocate. "Every man over forty is responsible for his face" countered Lincoln.I heard this years ago, can’t... 4/12/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Kamini Wood Each of us has or will experience grief at some point in life. It is fundamental to being human. The magnitude of that grief will vary, based on the circumstance, but that feeling of loss and longing is still painful. Grief has no timeline or structure; it comes like the tide, powerful enough to knock us over one moment, offering us respite the next.This natural process can be even more painful when... 4/12/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Tom Marino We all have intuition; it’s an innate power that we all possess. It is one of our most crucial ‘muscles’ that we rely on for guidance when faced with difficult decisions and challenges. It provides us with insight on ourselves, people, and situations. Unfortunately, our intuition can often be clouded and weakened by the ego - judgment, fear and anxiety replace our intuition and take over the decisions... 4/12/2023 4:00:00 AM
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