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There is no doubt that love is one of most powerful emotions to be experienced. And while you’re feeling the love, your body is producing more endorphins and immune cells than ever which could not only make you healthier but could help you live longer to.
The media always enjoys writing funny, punny or even sunny headlines about the latest chocolate-for-health studies. Yet a recent Italy study about the benefits of eating dark chocolate suggests taking the cocoa plant quite seriously because it appears to be capable of lowering inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been increasingly associated with heart disease by constricting circulation in the blood vessels. The Italian researchers showed that dark chocolate can lower C-reactive protein in the blood. C-reactive protein or CRP is an accepted biomarker of heart disease and hypertension. Dark chocolate appears to contain several antioxidant substances called polyphenol and flavanols that disrupt the production of CRP. That’s a delicious thought.
You probably heard someone say “no chemistry” is the reason why a potential relationship turned sour. On the other hand, the phrase “great chemistry” often leads to sparks flying between two people. What is this chemistry, anyway?
Well, it's not just a catch phrase; it actually has to do with the “science of love.”
There is no cure for the common cold. Medical advances have taken the world far, but not quite that far! Still, there are a number of ways to ward off a cold this winter, and they are all quite easy to follow. The following article contains several tips to help you do just that.
Are you at risk for macular degeneration? The statistics don’t lean in your favor if you are over the age of 50. In fact, about 40,000 Americans each year are declared legally blind because of macular degeneration. But don’t give up hope! New studies indicate that the essential B vitamins can help prevent macular degeneration and the blindness in which it can result. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new discovery. . .
Most of us do not need a whole lot of motivation or prodding to eat chocolate, whether it comes in the milk or dark variety. And now new research is giving you even one more reason to give in to your favorite chocolate temptation! A recent study indicates that the very make-up of chocolate may be able to reduce your stress levels. Now what’s not de-stressing about that? Let’s take a look at this decadent discovery . . .
Everyone that has Joint pain knows how hard it can be to execute daily living because of the restrictions their painful Joint parts make. So many individuals experience from painful Joint parts and it's amazing to learn how many do not know exactly what causes it or how to avoid it to them later on. My objective is to get individuals to aware of glucosamine and the good adverse reactions it can have on painful Joint parts.
Ditch those shoes… Try running barefoot. Yes, believe it or not, barefoot running is a popular form of exercise. Harvard University anthropologist Dan Lieberman believes that running barefoot is potentially better for your body.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) establishes the link of the digestive system function to brain function. The condition was discovered by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride in 2004 when she worked with children and adult patients suffering from various neurological and psychiatric conditions.
How was your New Year resolution? Did you swear to yourself that you will leave all your bad health habits? Well, here are the tips on how to begin your year with good health habits.
It can be difficult to stick to an exercise plan, and can feel downright impossible when you’re bored. How can you achieve your fitness goals when you’re tired of doing the same thing, over and over?
Never mind those “miracle” pills that promise to melt away fat, reveal six-pack abs, and give you the ability to make a jump-shot like Michael Jordan! If you’re looking to get fit, or enhance your performance in a sporting activity or event, natural supplements can help you achieve your goals. Consider these popular options . . .
In his welcome address to the 9th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference 2012, Integrative Health pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil described the current industry landscape with an apt Dickens quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” He explained that, while there is increased awareness of nutrition-related issues, our culture is increasingly inundated by nutritional perversions: noxious food chains, excessive sugar use, sedentary tendencies . . . all of which contribute to skyrocketing rates of heart disease and obesity.
“Am I ugly?” It’s a loaded question, made up of one part vanity, one part insecurity and, in this particular case, one part poor internet etiquette. As of late, preteen girls have taken to YouTube to pose this question to an infinite audience of anonymous viewers.
In a world where children already seem to be growing up too fast, news stories about mothers who push their little girl’s to grow up even faster can’t help but make you shake your head and wonder: “Just what exactly is being taught to the children who will be our future?”
The old saying, “war is hell,” is an understatement. A big one.
If what our war veterans go through while serving their country wasn’t already traumatic enough, a new study has found that Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with psychiatric disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder) are likely to use and become addicted to prescription narcotic painkillers.
Apparently, when it rains it does indeed pour.
Growing older often means learning to deal with nagging aches and pains on a daily basis. Some are obviously worse than others, but hip pain is one of the most common ailments elderly people complain of. Trying to find the cause can be incredibly frustrating because there are so many things that can lead to pain in the hip joint.
Being a mom of an autistic daughter, I wanted to shed some light on the cost of raising an autistic child as it something that is very close and very important to me. It’s a serious issue, and I want to bring awareness to those who don’t realize how autism truly affects the family on not just an emotional level, but on a financial level as well.
Have you ever used these words – “Sorry honey, I’m just not in the mood”? If you’re of the female gender, you’ve probably uttered that sentence a time or two. But have you ever wondered why you’re not feeling up to a little nookie? It could be as simple as being too tired, or having a headache (yes, really having a headache). But if you consistently don’t want to do the deed, there may be other health reasons behind your lowered libido.
The ways people are approaching home health care are changing due to consumer attitudes and emerging technologies or trends.