Easy Ways To Ease Back Pain

Lower back pain plagues individuals from youth to the elderly.  Its causes are numerous and range from occasionally moving incorrectly and straining the back to chronic pain based on poor posture, weak muscles or an injury from long ago. The National Athletic Trainers Association suggests mobilizing yourself.  Sitting for hours at a time with poor posture strains the back and…

Cataracts: Take Steps Now to Prevent Them

    Imagine living a life where you cannot see anything further than 10 feet clearly. When your vision of your loved ones and family members is constantly blurred. Welcome to the life of a cataract sufferer. This disease might start off as merely irritating, but it will soon evolve into a disease that affects not only your…

Wild Pacific Salmon Explained

  While most consumers have learned that wild salmon is preferable to farm-raised, there are many other variables to consider. Even after ruling out Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Trout, there are still 5 species of Pacific Salmon, and each goes by several names. Additional factors such as environment, fat content, and processing can make all…

Eat Tuna Safely

Tuna is an almost perfect food.  It provides high quality protein and healthy fats. Tuna tastes great, is versatile and easy, and the price can’t be beat. But fear of mercury has kept this impressive food in the shadows as people wondered if any amount could be safely eaten. The Environmental Working Group has developed a calculator that tells how much tuna can…

Folate Cuts Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

Recent reports by scientists and health organizations provide evidence that folate, one of the B vitamins, is a critical nutrient for health.  Folate prevents or slows the development of cancer and other serious health conditions.  Adequate levels of folate in pregnant women help to reduce the risk of birth defects. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports these conclusions. …

Vitamin D Deficiency

There has been significant press in the last couple of years about the deficiency of Vitamin D plaguing our society, and some scholars claim we have reached epidemic levels of deficiency. Unfortunately, many American medical organizations deny the seriousness of this and oppose Vitamin D as an adjunct to the treatment of chronic disease, including heart disease and…