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Most people are aware of the health benefits of taking the right combination of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. However, they might not be aware that there are actually a few common natural items that can also serve as antibiotics. There are many reasons for people to seek out reliable natural remedies to treat their common health concerns. For starters, natural medicines can often have...
How much do we know about our personal health risks? While overall health can vary greatly between people, women are at particular risk for 5 serious health conditions. Luckily, there are proactive steps we can take to reduce our chances of joining their statistics.Women are at particular risk for heart disease, breast cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and complications from diabetes. By being...
For over two centuries, people have used vinegar for its health benefits. It’s long been celebrated for its antimicrobial properties, with claims it can combat skin infections, fight ear and throat infections, and disinfect around the home. Now, enthusiasts are using apple cider vinegar to help with diabetes and aid in weight loss. But how safe and effective is it, really?Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial...
Menopause can bring on some pretty uncomfortable symptoms, most of which hit at the worst time possible. From dryness and itching to burning up from the inside out, you can reduce the symptoms of menopause so that this stage in life isn’t as unpleasant as it could be.Dandelion TeaBelieve it or not, dandelions have a wealth of health benefits. They can be cooked, put in salads, made into wine, and yes,...
Cholesterol is a necessary component to good health. Your body uses it during digestion, hormone production, and proper cell function. Because high cholesterol levels in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke, dietary cholesterol has long held a bad reputation.While current government dietary guidelines still recommend eating a diet low in cholesterol, newer research suggests dietary...
"Healthy" foods such as wheat, barley, oats, canola, flax, honey, corn, soy and legumes could be contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide product. Even products like Cheerios and Oreos are said to contain the weed-killing chemical. Monsanto and the EPA claim it’s perfectly safe in trace amounts, but some researchers believe it can cause serious...
Cheese may no longer be a guilty pleasure. New information is dispelling the myth that foods high in milk fat are responsible for obesity and high cholesterol levels. What was once considered a solely “bad” fat may contain compounds that can protect against obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In fact, it looks like making foods like cheese a regular part of your diet could even help you live...
Wellness Tip: When trying to lose weight, low-calorie diet soda may seem like a good beverage option. If the consumption of artificial chemicals doesn't dissuade you in its own right, consider this: Those who opt for a diet soda often consume more overall calories. You may think you have some leeway, but if you are not careful you can easily exceed any calories saved with your food intake. Artificial...
Wellness Tip: You may be puzzled to read an entry about love under Wellness. But your emotional life is every bit as important to your overall well-being as your heart or blood pressure. In fact, your emotional state may be the greatest influence upon your overall physical health. Much has been written about stress being a detriment to good health; but not much has been said about how positive feelings...
Several dozen batches of U by Kotex Sleek tampons were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer after users reported the products were coming apart inside them. The manufacturer is warning women not to use any of these products, as serious medical issues could ensue.The product has been coming apart inside women’s bodies, raising new concerns over toxic shock syndrome, a potentially deadly infection...