8 Tips To Lower Blood Pressure

Treat high blood pressure naturally

Many health practitioners oriented toward natural remedies would say “Scores of scientific studies show that diet, lifestyle changes, and other natural methods can lower blood pressure in most patients, without drugs,” says physician Julian Whitaker, founder and president of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California. Anyone with high blood pressure, of course, should … Read more

Keep Your Thyroid Safe With These 4 Essential Minerals

Are you facing thyroid issues?

The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California. It regulates your metabolism, explains Husbands, and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows everything down—from your pulse and temperature to your energy level and the rate at … Read more

Health problems? Look to your fingernails.

What our fingernails tell us about our health

If our eyes are the windows to our souls, our nails are the screen doors to our bodies. More than just cosmetic annoyances, brittle, ridged, or yellow fingernails and toenails can indicate nutrient deficiencies and health problems ranging from anemia to thyroid disease. “Nails suffer the most when we don’t treat our bodies well,” says … Read more

Cure a sore throat with these four healing herbs.

herbs for sore throats

In medieval England, physicians would treat inflamed, croaky throats by placing a live frog into a patient’s mouth. Hence, the phrase “a frog in your throat.” Today, thankfully, the remedies are much less cumbersome—and much more effective. Herbs are a great tool to fight a sore throat. Here are the four best herbs to soothe … Read more

White Wine is Also Heart Healthy

drinking white wine is healthy

Anyone with a regular inclination for cabernet or Chianti must have breathed a booze-infused sigh of relief at some point over the past decade, as recent studies have shown that a moderate amount of red wine has major health benefits, including helping to protect the heart, thwart certain cancers, slow the effects of aging, and … Read more

Why I Just say NO to GMO Foods

I was asked this week to speak about the effects of genetically modified foods on the cardiovascular system for a group of health care providers and the public. Was I shocked to learn that eating GMO foods can increase the rate of heart attacks, strokes, and bypass surgeries in multiple medical studies in humans? No … Read more

Improve Your Energy and Lose Weight

Our bodies need food to restore and replenish themselves. But paradoxically, intermittent fasting can actually help your cells revitalize and rejuvenate. Occasionally depriving your cells of food—say, for twelve to sixteen hours at a time one day a week—can support better function of the mitochondria, the powerhouse that generates energy for the cells and can help … Read more

3 Doctor-Recommended Solutions For Dizziness

dealing with dizziness

If springing to your feet causes you to feel light-headed, see black or white spots, or nearly keel over, you may have orthostatic hypotension. Put simply, orthostatic hypotension—orthostatic means “standing upright” and hypotension means “low blood pressure”—is the body’s temporary inability to adjust to changes in gravity. Usually when we stand up, our bodies automatically … Read more