Heal Thyself—Kidney Support

Dialysis is a surrogate for the kidneys’ crucial function of filtering waste from the blood. Without this technology, toxic wastes build up in the blood and tissues and cannot be filtered out by the ailing kidneys. This condition is known as uremia, literally meaning “urine in the blood.” Eventually this waste accumulation leads to death. … Read moreHeal Thyself—Kidney Support

The Newest Weight-Loss Pill

Weight loss supplements have a lousy track record. From the deaths and heart attacks attributed to fen-phen in the early 1990s to the recently banned ephedra, pills hyped to promote weight loss have pretty much proven to be useless at best and dangerous—even deadly—at worst. But new research shows there may be one pill out … Read moreThe Newest Weight-Loss Pill

Top 10 Age-Well Strategies

Incorporate these top 10 time-tested tips, proven to help slow the effects of growing old. 1. Calorie Restriction  More than 2,000 studies show that the less you eat, the longer you live. Experts recommend reducing your calories by an average of 20 percent to 30 percent a day. 2. The Mediterranean Diet Eating a diet … Read moreTop 10 Age-Well Strategies

Menopause Makeover

Don’t let menopause catch you off-guard! Prevent and relieve disruptive symptoms with these all-natural tips. We all know how menopause affects a woman’s physical and mental health—hot flashes, insomnia, issues with concentration and memory, night sweats, and mood changes can create mayhem in the lives of even the most confident women. But did you know … Read moreMenopause Makeover

Eating Dairy Cheese May Protect Against Sodium-Related Health Risks

Consuming dairy cheese instead of other sodium-laden foods may actually protect against some of sodium’s effects on the cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers say the protection comes from antioxidant properties of dairy proteins in cheese. “This is a novel finding that may have implications for … Read moreEating Dairy Cheese May Protect Against Sodium-Related Health Risks

Fluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal or inconclusive. The long-term effects of ingested fluoride remain unclear. A recent study published in … Read moreFluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

How the Brain Sees Pain

Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate the pain. When you hurt yourself, pain receptors … Read moreHow the Brain Sees Pain

Healing Power of Flowers

Whether as bouquets in our homes and offices or blooming in our gardens, flowers have a wondrous ability to bring joy and rejuvenation simply by their presence in our lives. While their beauty alone can uplift us, according to thousands of flower-essence practitioners around the world, it is the unique energy of each flower, also … Read moreHealing Power of Flowers