New Name for HFCS Hoodwinks Consumers

In the face of mounting consumer concerns about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the desire of food companies to keep using it, the Corn Refiners Association has come up with a solution:  Instead of trying to provide a healthier product, they have petitioned the FDA to let them give HFCS a new…

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

A study by the University of California has identified the seven biggest risk factors for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and the degree to which these increase the chances of developing the disease. The study, which was published in The Lancet Neurology, estimated that around half of all Alzheimer’s cases could be avoided if more attention…

Treat Skin Rashes with Natural Remedies

Skin rash is a common term that describes an outbreak of red bumps on the body that changes the texture of the skin. A skin rash can be the result of many different conditions, ranging from allergies to infections. This article addresses how to naturally and effectively treat common skin rashes, especially those that are caused…

Is a Silent Killer Stalking You?

  Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 38 million Americans, 80% of whom are women. Annual treatment costs for osteoporosis exceed $15 billion. At least 1.5 million women suffer fractures each year as a result of osteoporosis and the numbers are increasing. More than twice as many fractures occur now compared to 30 years ago, and…

Medicinal Mushrooms Explained

Many types of mushrooms have been cultivated as both food and medicine for thousands of years.  Neither animal nor vegetable, mushrooms are a type of fungus. Mushrooms are saprophytes, which means they survive on decaying matter, such as logs, while improving soil quality. Mushrooms can be cultivated at home and do not require light to…