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…

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Thinking about bringing a little one into your life?  If the answer is yes, you will want to be in the best shape you can possibly be so that you have a healthy pregnancy and produce a child brimming with vitality and ready to meet the developmental challenges of life.  Here are tips to make sure you and your…

Banish Depression Once and For All

  More than eight percent of the U.S. population reports being affected by depression, according to PBS’s Out of the Shadows statistics. By the year 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world, yet it is also one of the most treatable illnesses. Through several methods and approaches, up to 90 percent…

Why We Must Fight GMOs

  If you shop in any of the traditional grocery stores, you are eating genetically modified food (GMO).  This is laboratory created food, not food the way it was designed by nature.  GMO is very different from food that comes from hybridized plants.  GMO is the result of mixing plant and animal genes. The jury is still…

Top Ten for Detoxification and Fasting

Spring has traditionally been the season for detoxification and cleansing. Throughout the ages, humans and animals have emerged from their winter dormancy to find themselves malnourished. Having gone months without any vegetables, they needed to seek the remedies provided by nature, many of which blossom in spring. Certain plants and compounds greatly increase the productivity…

How to Recognize a Heart Attack

With all of the stress in our busy lives and constant demands on our time, it’s no wonder that heart attacks cause about one in every five deaths in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.  Here are the symptoms of a heart attack as well as steps to take now to prevent a heart attack. Not…

“Bad” Foods that Can Actually Make You Healthy

Sugar, alcohol and fat are believed to be three of the biggest offenders that cause weight gain, disease and overall poor health. Yet recent research has demonstrated that a few of our favorite weaknesses may actually be beneficial when used in moderate amounts and with acute awareness of balance. Dark Chocolate: A Snickers bar may still be something to avoid,…

Your Symptoms May Call for Probiotics

The term probiotics is popping up in grocery stores, news articles, and conversation.  While it has an eerie sound that brings connotations of biotic super heroes, this term refers to tiny friendly microorganisms that provide support for the beneficial bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tracts.  Probiotics, as defined by the Farm and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, are live microorganisms which…

How to Reduce Hearing Loss

Rapid hearing loss can occur from acoustic trauma and result in permanent cochlea damage by excessive noise levels from sources such as gunfire or explosions.  Otherwise, hearing loss is gradual and is basically a long term infringement upon the guidelines that have been set by various health associations.  A variety of activities that expose a person…