Sleepless Nights Linked with Early Death

In two separate studies, researchers in the UK, Italy and Holland have revealed that people getting less than the recommended six to eight hours of sleep per night have a higher chance of going to an early grave, and that regular sleepless nights could lead to the onset of diabetes. UK and Italian study links lack of…

Crack Cholesterol with a Bag of Nuts

A small bag of nuts a day could dramatically lower cholesterol levels, according to a study by the Archives of Internal Medicine. Various types of nuts seem to produce the same effect, although experts warn against salted or sugar coated nuts, which can have negative consequences for health. What does the study show? A series of…

Trans Fats are a Deadly Ingredient

An editorial in the British Medical Journal is calling for trans fats to be “virtually eliminated in the UK by next year” claiming that reducing the proportion of trans fats consumed by a mere 1% could prevent 7000 deaths each year in England alone. But what are trans fats, why are they used, and why the fuss?…

Top Ten Natural Ways to Remove Heavy Metals

Toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and uranium are pervasive in much of the environment. While it may not be possible to completely avoid exposure, there are many safe, organic and affordable products that help detoxify and eliminate these toxins from the body. This article will explain ten such examples. 1) Bentonite (Clay)…

Eat More Protein and Lose Weight

If you’re managing to eat 7 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, give yourself a pat on the back.  But don’t be tempted to cut back on protein to make room for all that produce.  Recent research has shown that getting a higher percentage of calories from protein helps people get slim and stay that…

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…