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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…