Easy Tips for Cleaning Green

Scrubbing that bathroom floor, wiping off those sticky counters and mopping the kitchen floor are all important chores we do to keep germs (and dirt!) at bay. But, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, “cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation, or…

Behavior Shaping as Effective as Drugs for Treating ADHD

Behavioral shaping with immediate rewards can work in the same way as stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall to treat ADHD, according to UK based research published in Biological Psychiatry. Researchers at Nottingham University have discovered that for children diagnosed with ADHD, rewarding positive behavior straight away, and penalizing impulsive behavior can normalize activity in…

Get Big Health Benefits for Pennies

Our physicians, the media and even our friends continually tell us what we need to do to become stronger and healthier.  For some of us, all this nudging to make immediate and major lifestyle changes becomes stressful. But there are some smaller things we can change that will make a big difference without hurting our wallets or…

Top Plants for Liver Cleansing Part II

  The key to optimal health is optimal liver function. Responsible for detoxification and digestion, among many other tasks, the liver is the largest internal organ in the body (the skin is the largest organ overall). The liver is also one of the fastest growing organs in the body, and it can even regenerate itself…

Forget the Headlines and Keep Taking Your Supplements

  Not all research is what it appears to be.  While some researchers are completely motivated by intellectual curiousity, others have an agenda and frequently an industry connection.  In evaluating research, it is important to look carefully at the methods used, and the connections of the reseachers and their institutions.  Nowhere is careful scrutiny more needed than…

Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Statins are hailed as a wonder drug in the fight against heart disease, with some doctors going as far as recommending that they be prescribed to everyone over the age of 50. But what about the 1 in 5 users that suffer potentially devastating side effects? Reducing cholesterol naturally lowers your risk of developing heart disease…