Just Naturally Healthy

Recent Posts

Alcohol Abuse: The 5 Most Serious Health Risks

Alcohol plays an integral part in most social occasions: a bottle of wine over dinner, a few cocktails on the weekend, or a nightcap at the local bar at the end of a long, hard week. Although we all enjoy drinking in moderation, these beverages soon add up, so how do we know when enough is enough and when to call it a night?According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), low-risk drinking is defined as follows: no more than seven drinks per week for women, and no more than fourteen drinks per…

How to be Calm in Almost Any Situation

It’s well known that the only things you can control in life are your behavior and your reactions – and sometimes even those can be a struggle. In difficult times, it is useful to remain calm and be able to view problems from a detached, logical perspective. This is the most practical way of solving the problem quickly. However, this is easier said than done. Keeping your cool in an argument or high-pressure situation can make the difference between making the right or the wrong decisions, so it’s important to be able to…

Oregon Set to Experience a Shortage of Nurses According to Reports

Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, in general, is now experiencing a shortage of nurses, according to a new report. Let’s look at the trends that make this a logical conclusion, as well as address ways it could be stemmed. We’ll also address the competing views on how to solve this problem. The Hard Data The Oregon Center for Nursing contacts hospitals and health networks, nursing homes and nursing agencies to determine their demand for talent versus the number of positions filled. This gives them an understanding…

This Common Ketchup Ingredient Is Causing You Harm

It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like ketchup. It’s an essential component of any fried ensemble, hot dogs wouldn’t be the same without it, and a good dollop of the stuff will go a long way towards making a dull burger a whole lot tastier. There are people that literally don’t go anywhere without a bottle of ketchup, ready to whip it out when the next snack or meal presents itself.But there’s a reason why conventional ketchup is delicious, bordering on addictive: high fructose corn syrup. Along with a heady…

Stuck In Holiday Traffic? Creative Ways To Pee In A Car While Driving

An urgency to get to your destination could mean ignoring your urgency to pee. But you’re only human, so that may not always be possible. What choice do you have when nature calls? Well, apart from surgically implanting a larger bladder, you do have other options. But they require a steady hand while still maintaining concentration on the road. What am I talking about? Keep reading, I’ll tell you!Safety first!First, there’s no point in peeing while you drive if it means crashing your vehicle, with your pants around…

Try This #1 Trick To Stop Avocados From Going Brown

If you’re like me, you absolutely love avocados for a variety of reasons. Not only are they delicious, but they are also tremendously high in nutritional value as well. Whenever you can find that distinguished combination of health, value and taste, you know you’ve found a winner. They are a much healthier option to use for creating dips such as guacamole. But we all face the issue of having them go brown- what can be done about it?Studies shown that this fruit reduces hypertension and slows down the heart. It relaxes…

This Mouthwash May Increase Your Risk Of Diabetes By 55 Percent

According to a new study, a popular health routine millions of people do every day could be increasing their risk for diabetes. Could using mouthwash be bad for your health?Mouthwash use linked to diabetes?Scientists at the Department of Pathology and Center for Free Radical Biology in the University of Alabama recently published findings in the journal Nitric Oxide, which suggests that the antiseptics in commonly available mouthwashes may end up killing friendly oral bacteria that are essential to the formation of a…

Obesity increases dementia risk

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new UCL-led study. The study, published in the Alzheimer's & Dementia journal, analysed data from 1.3 million adults living in the United States and Europe who were considered obese. The researchers also found that people near dementia onset, who then go on to develop dementia, tend to have lower body weight and suffer from obesity than their dementia-free counterparts."The BMI-dementia…

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

A common, hands-on method for teaching genetics in grade school encourages students to compare their earlobes with those of their parents: Are they attached and smoothly mesh with the jawline? Or are they detached and dangly? This exercise about ears is meant to teach students about dominant and recessive genes.Simple, right? Not so fast.New research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Healthand School of Dental Medicine, and published online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics,…

5 Easy Ways To Reduce Back And Side Fat Fast

Who doesn’t want a fit body? Well, the first thing that comes to your mind that it is very difficult to acquire. The truth is that this process takes time and you should be very consistent.The regular exercising will help you to have the vitality and tone your body.The back is one of the most important parts of our body and yet many of us tend to neglect it. It keeps us straight considering the modern life and the time we spent in front of the computer.So, we should not neglect it and perform back exercises as…