The Damaging Effects of a Coke

  Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? According to a study conducted by Dr. Wade Meredith in November of 2006, this is what happens to your body when you drink a coke. In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t…

Know How To Spot Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, among other dangers of prolonged sun exposure, can be quite deadly. While highly curable if caught early, skin cancer can creep up on you if you’re not paying attention. Moles that bleed, change shape, color or size are cause for alarm. Men need to watch their back, and especially the top of their head and the…

Do Our Kids Really Need More Drugs?

As if our children’s breakfast of Ritalin and Prozac wasn’t enough, new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.) are recommending cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to our children starting as early as age 8 in hopes of preventing heart problems as adults. The push to aggressively screen and medicate for high cholesterol in children…

Are Prescription Drugs the New Cocaine?

An analysis of autopsies in 2007 released this week by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission found that the rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs was three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined! The report’s findings track with similar studies by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which has found that…

Exercise Has Dramatic Effect on Diabetes

A recent study indicates that combining aerobic exercise with weight training may be more effective in managing Type 2 diabetes than either method of exercise alone.  More than 250 Type 2 diabetes patients between the ages of 39 and 70 were divided into four groups.  The participants were not regular exercisers before the study began.…

Natural Cures for ADHD

  The rate of Ritalin use in the United States is at least five times higher than in the rest of the world, according to federal studies. But concerns about side effects have prompted many parents to look elsewhere: as many as two-thirds of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have used some…

Cardiovascular Exercise and Improved Health

A recent study by a university in the Netherlands concluded that in addition to cardiovascular improvement and healthier aging of the body, aerobic exercise increases cognitive fitness in older people. Healthy people above age 50 are discovering that by getting off the couch and doing something physical (walking, biking, using cardio machines at the health…

Excess Sugars in Baby Formula

Take the case of Similac Organic baby formula.  Similac Organic is far sweeter than other formulas, because it is the only major brand of organic formula that is sweetened with cane sugar.  Cane sugar, or sucrose, is significantly sweeter than sugars used in other formulas. Similac Organic is so sweet, in fact, it may have…

Social Factors Affecting Ability To Quit Smoking

Relationships have much to do with decisions to quit smoking, the study found. Ranked highest was the spouse, stating that “the other spouse’s chances of continuing smoking decreases by 67 percent.” If your friend quits, your chances of continuing decrease by 36 percent. Just under that percentage ranks co-workers and siblings. Researchers are finding that…