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Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Anderson is the lead writer for Insider's Heath and the editor of the Insiders Health newsletter, and is excited to share integrative health information and news with IH readers.
Originally from Minnesota, Sylvia moved to California for the sun, sand and warm temperatures. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and Communications, both of which she has put to good use in her work with Insiders Health. Her articles, editorials and blogs have been published nationwide - online and in various print publications.

Sylvia truly believes in the "natural" approach to a long, healthy life. From nutrition and physical fitness to alternative therapies, Sylvia credits her incredible health and wellness to living a holistic lifestyle. And as editor of Insiders Health, she feels lucky to be able to learn something new about health each and every day. She is endlessly expanding her knowledge base with continuing education opportunities, such as Webinars, workshops, and by constantly keeping up with "breaking news" in the health world.

Additionally, Sylvia acts as a public advocate for living holistically. She recently appeared in a television commercial for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, something she feels very strongly about.

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Articles


4 Signs Your Anxiety is Developing into a Disorder


All of us experience anxiety from time to time, especially in our fast-paced lives and these hard economic times.  Without this crucial emotion,...

Are Leg Cramps Keeping You Up at Night? Experts Say You May Have a Sleep Disorder


If you suffer from nocturnal leg cramps then you are all too aware of how painful they can be. Not only is being jolted from your sleep with an

5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet


A majority of American households consist of at least one pet. And, now it looks like the reasons for having a pet reach far beyond...

When the Gift of Life Turns Deadly: The Threat of Diseased Donated Organs


In the United States and they are approximately 108,000 people hoping and praying for a second chance.  Their life depends on the kindness of...

4 Important Posture Tips for a Pain-Free Back


Do you remember the days when your mom would incessantly tell you to sit up straight and “for pete’s sake quit slouching!”? Turns out, she knew...

What You Don't Know About Vitamin D WILL Hurt You


If you don’t know much about the benefits of Vitamin D, or the negative health effects of not getting enough vitamin D, you may be putting your...

Beware This "Healthy" Sweetener: The Real Scoop on Agave Nectar


With all the media blitz surrounding the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) there’s no lack of information for health conscious folks...

Fight Bloating with These Natural Remedies

Ugh . . . you know the feeling, right? That full, gassy, uncomfortable (and sometimes painful) feeling of being bloated? Well, you’re certainly...



Thinking about Doing an Herbal Detox? The 7 Crucial Ingredients to Look For!


Herbal detox is used to cleanse your body and benefit your digestive organs. The process of herbal detoxification helps to rid your body of toxins...

Everything You Need to Know about Shingles


Have you ever had shingles? No, no . . . not the things you put on your rooftop! Maybe you’ve heard of shingles, but don’t really know what the...

Got a Rumble in Your Tum? Take a Look at the Top 10 Digestive Issues

Top 10 DigestiveDigestive problems are among the most common health issues we collectively experience.  If you have never suffered from some sort of digestive...



Ticks on the Prowl: Lyme Disease Symptoms and Prevention

deer tickWhat do last year's winter temperatures and snowfall have to do with your safety and health this summer?  A lot, apparently! With a short winter...



Are You Unintentionally Putting Your Elderly Loved One in Danger?


When you think of what the hiring process is like for the elderly caregivers with which you are entrusting the lives of your loved ones, you may...

How to Soothe Your Aching Muscles with this Secret Ingredient


If you are an athlete then you know how bothersome muscle soreness can be.  Imagine pushing your workouts to your limit only to be rewarded with...

Top 5 Dangers of Setting Off Your Own Fireworks


FireworksWith Independence Day right around the corner, you might be thinking picnics, parades, and fireworks shows. There’s one of those three that stands...

What You Didn't Know About Earwax and Why You Need It


Earwax is something that most people feel compelled to clean from their ears. It is true . . . wax can block-up the ear and cause discomfort....

5 Myths about Pregnancy Cravings and Weight Gain


pregnancy cravingEveryone knows a few old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Having a pet cat could kill you; indulging in certain cravings will create a happier baby;...

6 Natural Cures You Can Grow in Your Own Backyard


As medication prices and drug shortages continue to increase, more and more people are turning to home remedies and natural cures to help treat...



Psoriasis Defined: Related Conditions and 3 Natural Remedies

Do you suffer from Psoriasis? If so, you know the pain and embarrassment it can cause in your every day life. And now, unfortunately, you may have...



Can Your iTunes Playlist Cure Depression?


Do you have an iPod, MP3 player or smartphone?  If you enjoy music, you probably have at least one of these devices filled with some of your...

Getting to the Root of the Obesity Epidemic: A New Approach to Overeating in Kids


It may seem like beating a dead horse: you hear it over, and over and over again . . . “the obesity epidemic.” Unfortunately, it’s rather...

Worried About Your Health? Try Positive Psychology


Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person? Well, if you want to improve your health you might want to consider filling up your...

10 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation


Constipation can be uncomfortable, as well as painful. If you’ve ever suffered from constipation (and who hasn’t?), then you know! The good news...

Quit Drinking Coffee . . . and Start Smelling It


Wouldn’t it be a great if just the mere smell of coffee could benefit you and help you to “wake up”?  It would certainly be a welcome option for...

Surprising Heartburn Triggers


Heartburn is a very common ailment afflicting millions of people. Some people suffer from heartburn at least once in a month while there are...

How to Spot and Treat Pleurisy

You probably have heard that chest pain is one of the major signs or symptoms indicating a heart attack. While it’s often a very good indication...



Feeling Lonely? How It's Affecting Your Sleep


Do you often feel like an outcast, regardless of how many friends you have?  Or, do you pine for that feeling of “belonging”? Maybe you find...

Knee Osteoarthritis a Higher Risk than Previously Thought


As you age, one of the things you might be concerned about is the ever-increasing pain and discomfort in your joints. Perhaps you find your knees...

Killing You Softly: The Condition that's Threatening Your Life 24 Hours a Day


Most of us have experienced an occasional night when no matter what we do, sleep just won’t come. But if you’re stricken with persistent insomnia,...

Beat the Obesity Epidemic: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy


All parents are concerned with their children's health and welfare, and most have their kid's best interests at heart when it comes to nutrition. ...

Living with Lupus

Do you live with constant aches and pains?  Do you often run a fever, even though you don’t have a cold? Are you tired most of the time? If any of...



The 7 Things You Need to Know about Preventing Alzheimer's


Dementia. Alzheimer’s. Losing your mind. Call it what you like, but when it comes down to it, the risk of your memory and your mind dwindling away...

Vitamin D and the Battle Against Breast Cancer


You may already know that vitamin C could help prevent the common cold, or that vitamin A is essential for healthy eyes, but did you know that...

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


When bad things happen in your life, you may at times have a hard time coping, grieving, and continuing to live a “normal” life. However, many of...

Doctors Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs for Weight Loss


You may have read some of our articles on ADHD and alternative methods to the typical prescription drugs used to address the condition. Apparently...

What You Need to Know About Meningitis

Do you know much about meningitis? Perhaps you’ve seen or heard about recent the outbreaks of meningitis  – they usually makes the national news,...



Feeling Blue After Giving Up Smoking? Why Kicking the Habit Leads to Depression


Smokers who finally manage to kick the habit are quick to tell you the first days are marked with nervous jitters, anxiety, and a strong craving...

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Sexual Health, Contraception and the Dreaded Vasectomy

Clinic SettingNot having the right information before "getting intimate" can lead to a heck of a surprise.  Below we take a look at 10 facts about contraception...



20 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Improves Mental Health

You’ve probably heard all the facts about how getting 30 minutes or more of exercise per day is ideal for your physical health. But did you know...



How Antioxidants Fight Aging


Did you know that you are literally rusting as you grow older? That's right – many of the physical and even mental changes associated with aging...

Can Red Wine Really Help You Live Longer?

Years ago on April 1, ABC aired a special which featured the issue of aging. The question was raised – is it possible to live to 150 years old?...



All About Vitamin E

Do you get enough Vitamin E in your diet? Are you “E-ting” enough of the foods containing this “E-essential” vitamin? Or are you unintentionally...



How Your Social Network Affects Your Health


Did your mom ever tell you not to associate with someone because they were a “bad influence”? Perhaps it was the troublemaker at school, or a...

The Best Natural Elements for Joint Relief: 4 Alternatives To Glucosamine


Joint discomfort is common in many people and many are still relying on Glucosamine to ease their pain of joint discomfort – you may be one of...

The Many Health Threats of Sleep Loss -- Are You at Risk?


In today’s world, it seems that our days are hectic with more and more stuff to do and less time to do it in. Between being all we can be as...

Help for Seasonal Allergies

When the seasons start to change – particularly from winter to spring – do you notice that you’re easily congested, with itchy, watery eyes? If...



A Vegan Prison: Reducing Aggression and Fostering Better Inmates

vegan prisonWe’ve talked about prisons who give their inmates meals consisting almost entirely of soy solely for the purpose of saving money, despite the...



Melt Cancer Away With Your Fingertips? This Healing Theory Says "Yes"


It's an unusual (and fortunate) person who hasn't had someone they know or love fall victim to cancer. The United Nations’ Cancer Research Agency...

Probiotics and Ulcerative Colitis


Ulcerative colitis and similar inflammatory bowel diseases have caused pain and discomfort to millions of people. Because the cause of ulcerative...

Relieving Indigestion the Natural Way

Have you ever had just one too many helpings at the dinner table and regretted it later? It’s certainly understandable - sometimes mom’s cooking...



Get Over Workout Excuses


You know that exercise is good for you—it gives you energy, boosts your immune system, and keeps you healthy and strong. But you may have a...

The Hidden Threat in Your Drinking Water: Health Scare or Health Hoax?

In your lifetime, it’s likely that you have taken some type of medicine – whether over-the-counter or prescription. Chances are you were...



The Paleolithic Diet: Exploring The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


If you’re diet and nutrition savvy and spend time browsing related blogs and forums, you may be familiar with the Paleolithic Diet.  It’s also...

How to Prevent and Treat Nausea

Do you remember the last time you had the stomach flu? If the exact time or date isn’t precise in your mind, the feeling you had in the pit of...



Bronzed Junkie: Are You a Tanning Addict?


Yes, it’s winter. And even the most southernmost parts of the U.S. can experience chilly days from time to time . . . which means you’re not...

Avoid Exercise Injuries with these 4 Simple Tips


Have you ever experienced an “exercise-induced injury”? A strained muscle or joint or conditions like tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis are just a...

Spark or No Spark? The Details Behind the Chemistry of Love


You probably heard someone say “no chemistry” is the reason why a potential relationship turned sour. On the other hand, the phrase “great...

Studies Show Love Equals Good Health AND a Long Life: Give Some and Get Some Today


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...

6 Easy Ways to Ward off a Cold this Winter


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...

Anxious? Stressed? Science Says Eat Some Chocolate and Chill Out!


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...

Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration with This Super-Vitamin


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...

Barbie Moms and Toddlers and Tiaras: What Are We Teaching Our Children?

BarbieIn 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...



The Newest Threat to Our Military Personnel

militaryThe 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...



Ladies, not in the mood? 6 Possible Reasons Why

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...



Gifts, Parties, Traveling - Oh My! Money and Your Mental Health Around the Holidays


There’s a reason why they say that suicide rates go up over the holidays—with all the spending and the stress, it’s not hard to understand how...

How Cash Over Credit Affects Your Health


  In today’s weak economic climate, more and more people are paying with plastic instead of cash . . . often feeling they have no choice.  For...


The Dangerous Condition that Could Be Causing YOUR Worst Health Problems


Does this sound like you? As you’re going about your day, you notice you’re drinking more water than usual and making more frequent trips to the...

Arthritis on the Rise: How to Reduce Your Risk

Do you suffer from the pain and stiffness of arthritis? If so, then you know that arthritis can keep you from performing even the simplest task ....



Is it Arthritis? 5 Common Joint Pains Explained


Have you noticed pain, swelling, and/or stiffness in your joints? Those symptoms could be signs of arthritis, an inflammation of the joints. So,...

Holiday Foods That Pack On Pounds


The holidays are a great time of year: the bustle of shopping, getting together with family and friends, the wonderful meals . . . and the extra...

Understanding HIV and AIDS


Once thought to be a “foreign” disease affecting under-developed African nations, AIDS has been elevated to near-epidemic status in the United...

Stop Taking Dangerous Drugs and Learn The Right Way To Treat Your Acid Reflux!


If you suffer from acid reflux (and it’s likely that you are one of the millions of Americans who do), you may be making a big mistake in trying...

The 5 Best Ways to Avoid Overeating this Holiday Season


Whether you eat because you feel hungry, sad or bored, you could be overeating without even knowing it.  This excessive eating could open the...

Understanding Acid Reflux

You may have experienced some form of heartburn from time to time – maybe from a trip to your favorite Mexican restaurant or simply by...



Quit Smoking Now and Re-Gain Your Health the Natural Way


It may be at the top of your to do list: to finally stop smoking. And, while drugs and chemical products may seem like an easy answer, they are...

Loud Snoring Linked to Several Health Problems

Are you a snorer? Perhaps you’ve snored most of  your life and have now become accustomed to getting an elbow-jab in the side numerous times a...



Take Action Against Asthma

Have you ever had such a hard time catching your breath that you became dizzy, flushed, and started to perspire? It’s a scary feeling – isn’t it?...



Understanding Sarcoidosis and Lung Disease

Wait – Sarco-what? If you don’t have a clue what Sarcoidosis is, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Even doctors and researchers are continually...



Healthy Snacks for Your Kids' Lunchbox


If you’re a parent with kids in school, then you probably have very little time to fret about your kids’ lunch choices. Many children go to school...

Ease Arthritis Pain with Nature: Herbal Blends

Do you suffer from painful arthritis, despite prescription or over-the-counter pain medicines?



Overcoming Joint Pain

Do you experience pain in your knees that worsens during exercise or long walks? Are you finding it more and more difficult to write with a pen or...



Relief from Bone Spurs

When you hear the word “spur” – what comes to mind?  Perhaps you picture an old Western movie, with cowboys and horses and elaborate scenes of...



What Are Women Searching For on the Web? Top 5 Health Topics Women Want To Know


Would you be surprised to learn that women spend more time surfing the Internet than their male counterparts?

According to the report Women on...

Are Your Sleeping Pills Slowly Killing You?

Are you a good sleeper? Or, do you have a hard time falling asleep when it’s time to turn in? Maybe your problem is staying asleep through the...



Not Just a Game: Part 1


With the NFL season under way, you may be thinking about all things football. Who is going to make the playoffs? Will your team be among them?...



Acupuncture Beats Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis


Slowly but steadily, the United States continues to draw more influence from traditional Eastern medicine.  Now, new research has found that...

Does War Really Cause PTSD? What Researchers Now Know


war and PTSDWhat causes post-traumatic stress disorder?  Based on what you know, or have heard, your answer might be something like rape, war, or even...

What We Can Learn from Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack


Rosie O'Donnell in black jacket closeupRosie O’Donnell’s recent heart attack scare came at a time when heart attack awareness was rather quiet.  The incident served as an eye-opener,...

Honey Better than OTC Cough Syrup for Kids' Colds


honeyScience is really starting to invest in some effective alternative treatments for the common cold and cough – which can be especially helpful for...

The Science Behind the Little White Lie


We all lie at one time or another. Whether you are embellishing stories about your crazy college adventures, or telling your significant other how...

Tis the Season! Fresh Fruits and Veggies You Don't Want to Miss


fruits and veggiesEating in season brings with it many benefits that help out your taste buds, wellbeing, and your wallet!  For those unfamiliar to the term,...

The New Deadly Threat Among Middle-Aged Women


middle age eating disorderBulimia, Anorexia Nervosa, and other eating disorders have been traditionally perceived as illnesses primarily affecting young women, and on the...

Top 10 Tips for Kids Going Back to School


back to schoolSummer is coming to a close yet again, which means back-to-school season is here!  Ensure your child’s return to academia is a safe and happy one,...

Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dead at 82


neil armstong in space suit holding helmet with moon backdropAs the first man to walk on the moon, it must have been something for Neil Armstrong to see the space program he was so deeply a part of...

Be Safe at the Fair: Swine Flu and Other Diseases Pose a Risk to You and Your Family


Ferris WheelFairs can be a great way to have fun and serve as a distraction from your daily routine.  Even big cities have their own version of home-town...

Lack of Support in Young Cancer Patients May Be Detrimental to Survival


young cancer patientAny individual diagnosed with cancer knows to expect a grueling battle fraught with difficult decisions, and tough challenges. In most cases,...

Want to Look and Feel Younger? Take a Vacation!


vacation healthWhen is the last time you went on vacation?  If you are still trying to remember, you may not be as close to the Fountain of Youth as those who...

The Olympic Aftermath: Traits of Athletes May Spur Mental Health Issues Later in Life


olympic aftermathOnly individuals with a unique set of skills and personality traits can become successful Olympic athletes.  Many of these skills and traits –...

Famed Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown, Dead at 90


Cosmopolitan magazine coverWith as much controversy that surrounds women and sex these days, one can only imagine the response to such a topic in the early 1960s. But it was...

Synthetic Drugs on the Rise: How You Can Be Prepared to Fight this Epidemic


packet spice synthetic marijuanaBefore the “zombie cannibal” attacks in Florida, did you know what bath salts were? Or did you even know they existed?  And no, we aren’t talking...

Overcoming Adversity: Olympians Who Have Battled Health Problems and Won


swimmersOlympic athletes often endure rigorous training for much of their lives in a bid for a spot on the podium.  We view these individuals as the...

A NEW Way to Treat Acid Reflux


glass of milk green backgroundMany patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux, try many different treatments and medications...

Real Life Spider-Man? An Eight-Legged Creature is Giving a Sick Boy a Fighting Chance


boy lovingly hugging mother Hollywood knows what it’s doing when it comes to Super Heroes. Regardless of which of the latest blockbusters is being released, the geniuses at...

Breastfeeding and Health: Part II


BabyWorld Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7

In part one of this article, we built a case in favor of breastfeeding, and explained that breast is best for...

Health Starts With Mom


Health Starts With Mom!


In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012, InsidersHealth staff and members have written a series of...


Health Starts With Mom Contest - Official Rules


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4 Things You Didn't Know About Hepatitis


hepatitisThe Hepatitis virus can be difficult for many to grasp, even though we have a day of “observance” related to the disease (World Hepatitis Day,...

4 Things You Didn't Know About Kids and Arthritis


kids and arthritisDid you know that kids, not just aging elders, can develop arthritis? Actually, it's sadly more common than you think.  Around 294,000 children...

Hottest New Diet Trends: The HCG Diet


HCG dietAnd, drum roll please . . . the last diet we’ll cover in our “Hottest New Diet Trends” series, outlined by Roberta Lee, MD, at the 9th Annual...

Why You Sweat (And Why It's Important)


sweatingTo many, sweating might be a total (or at least partial) mystery.  You might have heard that sweating is your body’s way of cooling off . . . but...

5 Ways to Keep Your Meds and Supplements Safe During Travel


Safe travel with medsTraveling can be stressful, and the last thing you need is for your medication schedules to fall into disarray.  However, there are many different...

Breastfeeding and Health: Breast Better than Bottle?


Breastfeeding mom1It's breastfeeding’s time to shine . . . especially with the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommending it, and the World Breastfeeding...

Let the Games Begin: Breaking Down an Olympian's Diet


Olympic NutritionAh, the Olympics.  It’s that special time when all of the finest athletes the world has to offer compete against one another in a stunning display...

Avoiding the Perils of the Summer Heat


Perils of summer heatWith what seems to be one of the hottest and muggiest summers in recent memory, being aware of the dangers surrounding excessive heat might...

Is the Summer Heat Affecting Your Medications, and Thus Your Health?


heat and medicationsWe spend so much time worrying about many of the potentially major side effects that come with our routine medications and prescription drugs. But...

When Tragedy Strikes: The Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)


SIDSImagine this: you’ve been blessed with a beautiful new baby. You obviously love and cherish the new addition to your family sphere. Perhaps you...

Legendary Country Music Singer Glen Campbell Battles Alzheimer's


Glen Campbell singin and playing guitar on stageEven if you’re not a fan of Country Western music, you may still have heard of legendary country singer Glen Campbell. And, if you are a fan, this...

5 Natural Cures for the Summertime Blues


summertime bluesIt’s summer! Most people take time during this season to participate in fun activities such as days at the beach, backyard BBQs, and outdoor...

Coffee? Internet? Porn? The D.S.M.'s New Take on Addiction


DSM and AddictionAddiction has many different faces.  In medical terms, the word “addiction” brings to mind images of thin, disheveled individuals highly dependent...

Top 5 Ways to Stay Safe During Summer Travels


summer travelSummer is upon us and everyone is turning out in droves at the beaches, parks and tourist attractions.  Whether you are traveling to a local...

Jack Osbourne's Shocking MS Diagnosis: What Does His Future Hold?


Jack Osbourne portrait at press conferenceJust a few weeks after the birth of his daughter Pearl Clementine, Jack Osbourne, 26-year-old son of famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne, learned that he...

The Health Threat Lurking Around Every Corner: Endocrine Disruptors


canned foodYour endocrine system is an essential part of a healthy and fully functioning body. It is comprised of several glands that secrete unique (and...

5 Most Unusual Side Effects of Drugs


weird drug side effectsYou can’t help but laugh when it’s time for prescription drug commercials to list some of the side effects and symptoms.  They always set the tone...

What Doctors Are Now Saying About Heart Attacks and PTSD


heart attackPost-traumatic stress disorder is not just for veterans and victims of rape, based on a groundbreaking new research.  According to the study,...

Go Ahead and Daydream! It's Good for You!


daydreamDo you remember a time during school or work when you were actually allowed to daydream?  More than likely, the answer is no. Our teachers and...

Planning for Your Elder Years: Taking a Look at State vs. Private Nursing Homes


nursing homeMoving your loved ones into a nursing home can be difficult at first, and so many questions can come up.  Will they provide great care?  How much...

HIV Testing Day: What We Know Now


doctor and womanThe 2012 National HIV Testing Day was created in an effort to raise awareness in regards to the disease, as well as to highlight the availability...

We Say Goodbye to the Woman Behind America's Sweethearts: Nora Ephron Dead at 71


Nora Ephron at press conference with scarfShe charmed us with her written word for decades. She gave us hope of relationships that made it, that lasted. Of love that was meant to be – and...

Reporter Robin Roberts Faces a New Health Battle: Myelodysplastic Syndrome


Robin Roberts interviews Obama in the WhitehouseAfter beating breast cancer five years ago, Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts revealed earlier this month that she has myelodysplastic...

The Hottest New Diet Trends: The Paleo Diet


paleo dietIt’s time for a look at diet #4 in our series of the hottest new diet trends: the Paleo diet. While somewhat controversial, this diet’s put it in...

Summer Dos and Don'ts


summer dos and don'tsSummer is here, so put on your best sundress, pack that cooler, fire up the grill and have fun!  But before you hit the beach, park or cookout,...

The Dark Side of Organ Transplants


dark side of organ donationWe’ve all seen those horror or science fiction films that depict a seedy underworld where organs are illegally harvested, then bought and sold on...

5 Ways your Allergies are Making You Fat


allergy fatAllergy season is in full swing this year, and with a vengeance.  With pollen levels reaching new highs, your allergies may have felt worse...

June is National Dairy Month. So, What IS the Current View on the Dairy Industry?


june dairy monthJune is National Dairy Month, and while this observance has been celebrated with fervor in the past is that still the case? Just exactly what is...

Radiation in our Tuna: Continued Fallout from Fukushima


radiation tunaWhen the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant faced a series of equipment failures and nuclear meltdowns following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami...

Don't Get Caught Unprepared: The Importance of Funeral Planning


funeral planningLet’s face it – death is inevitable. And as the saying goes, so are taxes! But while you can’t always control the amount of taxes you’ll pay, you...

Bake Sale Ban: Would It Have Changed Anything?

bake saleAlmost as quickly as it was introduced, the State of Massachusetts’ ban on bake sales is being overturned.   Last month, Massachusetts Governor...



A Business Approach to Obesity

business and obesityIn today’s heavily congested business world, everyone wants to stand out.  Previously, all a business needed to succeed was a great idea and a few...



5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming an Organ Donor

organ donationDonating your organs and tissue is a great way to make a big impact on someone’s life.  In fact, one donor can help save or improve the lives of...



The Hottest New Diet Trends: The Alkaline Diet

alkaline dietAs we continue our new diet trend series, we take a look at “Diet #3” that was covered at the 9th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference, held in...



Can Electricity Make You Sick?

electricityCan electricity make you sick?  And no, we don't mean in terms of the severe headaches you get from spending 10 hours a day on Facebook.  What we...



Race Matters: Disparity When It Comes to Healthcare

minority healthThe recent tension surrounding the Trayvon Martin case is certainly one indication that our country, as much as we’d like to deny, is still very...



Skin Cancer's Little-Known Facts and Figures

sunscreenThe recent news story about the excessively tanned mother who brought her five-year-old daughter to the salon and ended up giving her minor burns...



Military Working Dogs: More Than a Man's Best Friend

Military Working Dog with soldiers approaching a helicopterOne thing we know all too well these days is that post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is all around us. As we honor and remember our fallen...



If Pain Wasn't Already Enough: Arthritis Sufferers Also Risk Depression, Anxiety

arthritis-depressionIt’s something that many people suffer with (sometimes silently) for years. It can present a type of pain that simply won’t go away, no matter how...



The Bee Gees Lose Another Talented Brother: Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Bee Gees Robin Gibb in suit and glassesIt continues to be a sad week in the music and entertainment industry. Sources confirmed Sunday that British singer Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees,...



Thomas Kinkade Becomes the Latest Celebrity Lost to Drugs and Alcohol

Thomas Kinkade posing with painting on chairBeing of “celebrity” status has long been associated with heavy drug use and addiction, often resulting in an accidental overdose. I mean, when...



5 Things You Need to Know About Organic Gardening

tomatoesOrganic gardening can be a great way to relieve stress, beautify your home, and most importantly, enjoy health foods that were grown and harvested...



Birth Defects and Number of Drug-Addicted Newborns Are on the Rise

addicted babyAs May 13-19 is National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, it only seems fitting that we do our part to help raise...



Donna Summer Dead at 63 from Lung Cancer

Donna Summer in studio 1977 wearing headphones by microphoneThe world has lost yet another musical icon today, at what many consider the too-young age of 63: Donna Summer.
(Image courtesy of Wikimedia)



Food Allergies Are Costing Us Millions Each Year

food allergyFood Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19) is the perfect time to take a look at just how serious food allergies and their implications are. A great...



Hot New Diet Trends: The Raw Food Diet

Raw Food DietAs we continue our new diet trend series, we take a look at “Diet #2” that was covered at the 9th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference, held in...



Ultrasound Gel Causing Infections: More Than Just Pregnant Women at Risk

ultrasound gelYou trust that hospital equipment is properly sterilized before it’s used on you . . . right? And that your safety is a hospital or clinic's...



The Debate Rages On: Juicing Raw Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes

juicing cannabisIn the midst of the ever-growing debate regarding medical marijuana comes a whole new argument that may frustrate conservatives and marijuana...



New Safety Alerts Added to Statins . . . But is It Too Little, Too Late?

statinsStatins have had their fair share of criticism, especially in the past couple of years. Was it deserved? Absolutely. Should the FDA have been...



Hot Diet Trends: The Sleep Doctor's Diet

sleep doctor dietWhat if you could lose weight by sleeping differently? Or what if, at the very least, you could sleep better by sleeping differently? Both of...



Happy Cinco de Mayo to You and Your Health!

SalsaThe holiday of Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican pride and heritage and is a great excuse to enjoy some delicious (and often spicy) food. Not only...



Top Anti-Aging Tips Straight from the Dermatologist

Clear SkinI don’t know about you, but when I entered my 30s I started to think a lot more seriously about taking care of my skin – and how to prevent it...



Barbie's Bald Friend: Does Mattel Finally Get it Right?

Bald BarbieWhen Barbie (aka: Barbie Doll, of the famous Doll clan) is mentioned, many negative terms are immediately associated with her “brand.” Things such...



Dick Cheney Gets a New Heart . . . But Should the Tin Man Have Gotten It Instead?

dick cheney portrait with usa flagWhen news spread of how former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant procedure in late March, it reopened an age-old debate: Is...



Moms Who Hurt: Postpartum Depression Linked to Domestic Violence

Postpartum DepressionMany new mothers experience the “post-baby blues.” And when you think about it, it’s hard to imagine why they wouldn’t. Crying babies,...



Mystery Symptoms: Do You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

IBSApril is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month (or IBS for short) and the perfect time to help spread the word about a condition that, though common,...



Beware the Plague: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis on the Rise

sneezeWe tend to view tuberculosis (TB) as an ancient disease that only affected the poor back in the day. But the scary reality is that TB has been...



The Dirty Side of Healthcare

dirty side of healthcareSexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is upon us, and it’s a great opportunity to shed some much-needed light on less obvious examples of...



Quick, Hang Up! Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy May Be Harmful to Your Fetus

Pregnancy and cell phonesResearchers have gone back and forth about the health dangers of cell phone use for years now. One day your Blackberry is giving you brain cancer;...



Spring Break Drinking May Turn Your Brain to Mush

spring breakEven with most Spring Breaks behind us for the year, it’s still not too late to take a look at the harm these “party-hard, no-holds-barred"...



Tax Day Stress: BE GONE!

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Believe me; I know that tax time isn’t easy. Between gathering receipts, worrying...



ACHOO! The 411 on Spring Allergies

spring allergiesIt's that time of year again.  Spring is here, as evidenced by the last signs of snow and cold weather, the birds chirping, the sun staying out...



Is 8 Hours of Sleep REALLY Necessary? Breaking the Myth

sleeping coupleWaking up minutes, hours . . . any amount of time really before the alarm clock screeches in your ear can be sheer agony – especially if you’re...



New Research Suggests Risk of Autism Heightens with Older Parents

As we recognize National Autism Awareness Month, it behooves us to take a look at some recent research in regards to this often misunderstood...



Nick Cannon Opens Up About Lupus and Autoimmune Disease

nick cannon head shot portrait in blue jacketWhen Mariah Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, revealed that he was battling an autoimmune disease that was damaging his kidneys, it came as a shock to...



Join Us in Celebrating World Health Day 2012

Every year on April 7, health professionals around the globe celebrate World Health Day. And just like clockwork, the 2012 World Health Day is...



Make Sure the Easter Bunny is Bringing the Right Kind of Treat this Holiday

With Easter around the corner, you can bet that your sweet tooth and that of every child and adult in your household is going to be working in...



Did You Play the Mega Millions?

I would be lying if I told you that I didn't get a lottery ticket last week in hopes of winning the Mega Millions jackpot of a staggering $640...



Not Just a Game: Part 2

In the first part of this two-part series dealing with football-player injuries and fatalities, we talked about a lesser known adversary:...



Pink Slime in Your Kids Lunch: Will Your School Allow It?

I don't know about you, but I personally wouldn't touch anything affectionately called "pink slime."  If you’ve seen any of the news stories...



How You Can Get Your Plate in Shape for Nutrition Month

If you keep meaning to give nutrition a little more thought, and want to make some changes to the way you eat, then what better time than to kick...



Is Divorce in Your Future? One Study Explains Your Relationship on Facebook

If you think that “special” time you or your partner spends on Facebook is just a little harmless fun, then you may want to, well, WAKE UP....



Why Your Candy Bar Will Soon Be Shrinking

Mars Corporation, the makers of candy favorites such as Skittles, M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix, has recently announced the proposed elimination of...



The Unseen Side of the Military Personality


If you know anyone in the military, whether they have gone overseas into combat or not, you may have noticed that they have undergone certain...



Cancerous Cola? The New Ruling on Caramel Color and Cancer


Are you an avid Coke or Pepsi drinker? Instead of starting your day with a cup of hot coffee, do you reach for your 12-pack for a caffeine boost...



The Kony 2012 Craze: What We Can Really Learn


In the past few years we have witnessed just how powerful social media has become – in more ways than just a few. From the newest fashion trends...



Immune to Antibiotics? Why You May Have to Ride Out Your Sinus Infection


Anyone who has ever suffered through a sinus infection knows just how painful and miserable they can be. Symptoms like face pain and post nasal...



Toxic Celebrations: Green Beer for St. Patrick's Day


With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, some people are getting ready for a day and night of dancing, singing, and letting the green beer...



Ur Brain on Txt Msgs: New Study Shows Texting Affects Ability to Interpret Words


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Some of you may know what those initials mean . . . and some of you may not! Regardless of whether you’re up-to-date on the...



Betty Ford: Celebrating International Women's Day


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Today, March 8, 2012 we join women across the country – and across the globe – in celebration International Women’s Day. Here at Insiders Health...



Being Bullied: From Chardon, Ohio to Long Beach, CA, the Theme is the Same


Bullying has been around for as long as one can remember, and while no one likes to be called “four eyes” or getting a wedgie, there seems to...



The Heart Disease Gene: Was Davy Jones a Victim?


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With the passing of the legendary Monkees’ lead singer Davy Jones, many across the country are mourning. Some of you may be thinking, “He was...



Chris Brown and Rihanna Back Together: What We Can Learn About Abusive Behavior


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If you keep up with celebrity news and gossip at all, you have probably heard a rumor or two that singers Chris Brown and his ex-girlfriend...



Is the Fight Against Obesity Causing an Eating Disorder in Your Child?


In America's fight to reduce the percentage of childhood obesity, push has come to shove.  Sadly, the shove might have been too hard . . . and...



Battered Babies: Child Abuse is More Than Just a Family Problem


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If you’re a teacher, or a daycare provider, you’re likely on the lookout for signs of a child who is being abused. After all, you come into...



Fatty Doctors: Putting Your Health in Danger


If you catch your doctor eating Big Macs on a regular basis, it may be time to switch before he packs on the pounds and recommends that you do...



Is CrossFit the New Fitness Cult? A Peek at the Current Trend


You don’t need to be a fitness junkie to have heard of CrossFit. These days everyone knows at least one person who is singing the praises of...



Whitney Houston: Another Star Lost to Prescription Drugs?


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The death of superstar Whitney Houston has left many in shock. Even with her very public struggles with addiction and many saying that her death...



Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen, the Controversy: Part 1


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If you watch any news media at all, or have a Facebook or Twitter account, you may have heard about the recent battle between two of the biggest...



The Deadly Norovirus: Taking the Country By Storm


If you have inexplicably become ill this winter due to "food poisoning," it may not have been that tuna salad wrap after all. In fact, there’s...



McNuggets: A Sodium Death Trap?


Love those tasty golden Chicken McNuggets? Or, maybe you’ve taken a liking to the new min-McNuggets (called McBites) that the restaurant chain...



Valentine's Day for Singles: The Dire Health Consequences


Another year means another Valentine's Day: that wonderful holiday where you can be extra romantic and cheesy with your loved one, pampering...



Healthy Point of View: How You Think about an Illness May Determine Your Outcome


If you have ever caught a cold (if you haven't, you are a medical wonder!), then you may have noticed that not every bout is the same. ...



The Simple Test Your Doctor is Skipping that Could Put Your Life in Danger


Does your doctor only check your blood pressure in one arm? Do you do the same – you know, at one of the blood pressure checking stations in the...



Hollywood Hot: Celebrities Who Love Natural Medicine


Oh come on . . . admit it. If it’s “hot” in Hollywood – that is, if all the celebs are doing it, it has to be good, right?

Well, not in every...

Trusted Health Organizations With Hidden Agendas - Part 2


In the first part of our two-part segment, we talked about the hidden agendas of well-known, trusted health organizations like the American...

Get Fatter Faster: Burger King Now Delivers to Your Door


As if it weren’t bad enough that we have fast food joints on nearly every street corner . . . now you don’t even have to leave your home to get...

7 Health Habits to Help You Live to 100


Most of us wish that we could live forever . . . or at least to the milestone of 100! But few of us actually bother to do what it takes to...

How Many Errors Has YOUR Hospital Committed? You May Never Know


Have you ever heard of someone who has gone through a common, relatively simple surgery, only to emerge with a horrible or painful complication...

Bring on the Buzz: Why Gossiping Might Be Good For You


Pssst . . . did you hear about Demi Moore’s breakdown? Damn that Ashton Kutcher and his cheating ways! Oh, and did you hear that Seal and Heidi...

Why Do These People Hate Alternative Medicine?


Trusted Health Organizations with Hidden Agendas - Part 1

If you’ve paid attention to “national trends” lately, you may have noticed an...

Pay Attention to Your Pee: Urine as a Diagnostic Tool


When is the last time you took a close look at your urine? OK, true, that’s kind of a gross question to start off an article. But we’re not...

Praying the Sickness Away: Does Going to Church Make You Healthier?


Do you believe in God? That question, especially in this day and age, can kick of an extremely heated debate. Especially when you start talking...

How Alternative Medicine Can Help Save Your Teeth


Do you brush your teeth and floss as often as you should? I’ll tell you what, I’m pretty good at the brushing, but flossing on a regular basis...

You CAN Win: Evening the Odds with Lady Luck


The new year is in full swing, and if you're like many other Americans, you've made a resolution  . . . maybe to lose weight and get fit, or...

The Losing Battle Against Obesity: Students Defy Health Food Standards


Schools can make gigantic leaps in improving their lunch menus by making them much healthier, but one question remains . . . are the students...

Women: Are You Sending Mixed Signals or is Your Guy Just Reading You Wrong?


Oh goodness . . . just hearing some of the stories of friends who are “dating” these days, I wouldn’t wish that situation on my worst...

Get Your Olive Oil On: The Mediterranean Diet and Longevity


The Mediterranean Diet: it just sounds cool, doesn’t it? I mean, if you had to choose between the “Siberian Diet” and the “Mediterranean Diet”...

NYC Leads the Way to Overcoming Childhood Obesity


When you think about advancements in fashion, technology, or science, what area(s) of the nation come to mind for you? If you’re like most...

Sexy Time: How Often Men and Women Think About the Deed


How often do YOU think about "gettin' it on"? Don’t worry . . . we won’t tell anyone! It’ll be our little secret.


The Morning After Pill: Who Should Be Able to Buy?


Imagine this . . . you’re a young woman, perhaps one still in high school. You’re not an irresponsible girl, but something happened one night,...

Women and the Night Shift: Why You Are Putting Your Health at Risk


Are you a nurse at a hospital, who finds yourself working the night shift more often than not? Or maybe you work at a factory, where shifts run...

Beat Your Hangover this New Year's Eve: 7 Best Natural Hangover Cures


It’s funny how many of us find ourselves searching for natural hangover cures online over the holidays. Tis’ the season to be festive, but...

Party Downers: The 4 Worst Stressors of New Year's Eve


There are four common stressors that occur on New Year’s Eve:  overindulgence, drunk drivers, unrealistic expectations, and loneliness. So what...

7 Fun, Trendy Alternatives to Unhealthy New Year's Eve Partying


Getting sick of the same ol’ deal on New Year’s Eve? If you’re looking for some fun and trendy alternatives to the usual NYE partying then...

Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work


Doesn’t it seem that everyone you know has made New Year’s resolutions that they haven’t actually followed through with? Chances are that you’ve...

Prevent Holiday Colds with Acupressure and Yoga


It’s that time of year! Yes, the holidays . . . but also cold and flu season! So how can you best ward off colds and the flu in your household –...

Sweets for the Sweet: New Study Shows this Habit Makes You Nicer


During the cold winter months, do you enjoy sipping hot chocolate and indulging in deliciously sweet cupcakes or cookies (especially those this...

Holiday Horror: The Shocking Side of Visiting an Aging Loved One


The holiday season is typically a time of joy and celebration. but there are certainly situations where the holiday season can bring some darker...

5 Worst Holiday Stressors - and What to Do About Them


When Andy Williams sang about “the most wonderful time of the year,” he clearly left out how stressful the holidays can be . . . and the fact...

Women: They Said Snacking Can Help With Weight Loss... But Were They Dead Wrong?


You hear it from your doctor, your personal trainer, your fitness guru friends and the countless websites that pop up on a simple Google...

3 Healthy Alternatives to Dangerous Holiday Treats


The holidays can make it feel almost impossible not to overindulge in everything . . . from food and desserts to alcohol. Overindulging can lead...

A New Form of Discrimination: When Looks Matter the Most


Everyone knows that looks matter when it comes to job interviews.  After all, would you rather hire the clean-cut gentleman with the button-up...

Yoga Equipment: Keeping it Clean and in Working Order


If you’re a skilled yogi (definition: a practitioner of yoga), you know the importance of keeping your yoga gear in tip-top shape. But if you’re...

6 Best Holiday Stocking Stuffers for the Most Stressed Person in Your Life


Since we all know of someone who seems to always be under a lot of stress, considering a few stress-busting gift ideas for that person only makes...

Chicken Pox Parties: Should YOU Have One?


Chicken Pox. If you were old enough to remember your own episode with this nasty virus, then it’s likely you wouldn’t wish the itching,...

The Underhanded Way Your Doctor Is Making Money Off You


If your doctor got paid extra money for every test  performed on a patient, would he or she be more inclined to recommend tests that would...

Why Isn’t Anyone REALLY Doing Anything about Childhood Obesity?


Overweight teens can come under intense pressure to lose weight from their family and friends . . . especially in a society that puts value on...

Nutrition Turned Upside Down and Backwards: Pizza is the New Vegetable


In the fashion world, you often hear “pink is the new black” or “(insert color here) is the new black.” It’s because black is the basis of...

The Hypnosis Controversy: What Science Has to Say


Hypnosis . . . (not to be confused with the food coma you may experience on Thanksgiving). Just reading the word aloud to a group divides them...

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Give the gift of Health! Save on top-quality, health and fitness products for Holiday gifts at the InsidersHealth Marketplace. 20% off on all...



How Thanksgiving Day USED to Be Healthy


The holiday season can be tough on your diet.  The candy from Halloween, the Christmas and Hanukkah feasts, and the Chinese food on New Year's...

Acid Reflux Drugs and Infants: Is Your Doc Over-Prescribing?


No parent enjoys seeing their infant frequently spitting up or crying often and with no explanation. If you’re a parent, that can be pure...

New Study Shows Why It's So Hard to Keep Weight Off


You've seen it in television shows, movies, books and probably in real life, too.  Overweight individuals ”reform" themselves by joining the...

Eating Disorders vs. Insurance Companies: A Lose-Lose Situation?


What would you do if you were paying for health insurance, and at a time when you needed it the most, you get turned down?  This is exactly what...

The TSA and Breast Cancer Survivors Battle it Out


Breast cancer survivors go through A LOT.  They've endured chemotherapy, mastectomies, and reconstructive surgery, often followed by more...

Family Members of Gastric Bypass Surgery May Also Lose Weight, Study Finds


Have you ever noticed that if a young child is obese, the child's family is more than likely to be obese as well? We can attribute this to the...

The Stats on Suicide: Do You Live In A "High Risk" Neighborhood?


It’s not a question you might think to ask yourself, but is the area where you live negatively affecting your mood?  Perhaps you've just taken...

Not Making the Grade: U.S. Scores Only 64 out of 100 on National Healthcare Scorecard


How does the U.S. stack up against other countries when it comes to health?  Since we like to think that we lead the world in many areas,...

Drunkorexia: What it Is and Why It’s SO Dangerous


Before knocking back a few shots of your favorite vodka (or liquor of your choice), you may have already eaten a nice, filling meal because you...

Easily Embarrassed? Study Finds People Will Trust You More


Are you the type of person to be easily embarrassed by such things as getting called on in class, getting recognition at work or tripping in...

Just How Safe Are Your Medical Records? You Might Be Surprised


It seems that every week now there is a new story on the local television news channel regarding privacy issues or identity theft.  Perhaps...

The Great Debate on the HPV Vaccine


If you are a female reading this, there is an 80 percent chance that you will contract at least one strain of genital HPV by the time you reach...

Male Breast Cancer: It DOES Exist!


How many males in your life do you know that have had breast cancer? Probably not as many as women that you’ve known with the disease! There are...

Taking the Mystery Out of the Science of Acupuncture


While more and more people have embraced alternative medicine in its various forms, some still find it difficult to take the practice of

Can You Learn While You Sleep?


The sleep process, along with any benefits associated with it, has always been largely mysterious to scientists. But recent breakthroughs in...

iPhone = iLove?


The recent release of the Apple iPhone 4S across AT&T, Verizon and Sprint proved to be the huge success Apple knew it would be.  When the first...

Advances in Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Survivors


Women who have breast cancer and have been through a mastectomy know how hard it is to look in the mirror and see themselves in a different...

Ben Franklin Was Spot-On: Early to Bed, Early to Rise is Keeping Kids Leaner


If your child stays up until the late hours of the night playing Call of Duty online with friends, and then sleeps all day, then it might be...

Propofol and the Controversy Surrounding the Michael Jackson Death Trial


If you live in Southern California, and even if you don’t, you may have been following the trial of Doctor Conrad Murray – Michael Jackson’s...

The Newest Technology in Detecting Breast Cancer


Getting a screening test done for breast cancer (whether it is for the first time or just to make sure it's completely gone) has usually been...

4 Beauty Treatments That Can Turn Dangerous


For many women, a salon visit is one of life's guilty pleasures.  There's nothing like being pampered and fussed over to melt away the stress of...

The Truth about Germs and Kisses: Just How Safe is a Smooch?


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Perhaps the most universal sign of enamored affection is the kiss. Young adolescent girls dream of their first kiss; newly married couples seal...

Denmark Introduces a “Fat Tax” on Artery Clogging Foods. Is the U.S. Next?


A few short months ago, American health advocates voiced their intended push for a “junk food tax” in an effort to curtail the growing obesity...

Researchers Trail Twitter to Track the World’s Mood Swings


Did you tweet today? Hop on Facebook to see what your friends were up to (or stalk them)? Check out the up-and-coming Google+?

Cantaloupe Isn’t Your Only Threat: The Hidden Threats of Listeria


If you live on planet Earth, than you’ve probably heard about the latest food scare gripping the nation: cantaloupe. And if you haven’t heard,...

The Death of a Scientific Giant: RIP Steve Jobs


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Scientific giant. Technological visionary. Genius. All can be used to describe one man – Steve Jobs. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc., passed...

Preemies Have Higher Death Rates Later in Life


Imagine the following: you’re pregnant . . .  not due to have your baby for two more months, but suddenly you find yourself having contractions....

The 10 Most Depressing States – Do YOU Live in One?


These days it seems like depression is all around us. Depression about your weight, the economy, living the single life . . . all reasons to be...

Busting the “Everything in Moderation” Myth


Go ahead and have that slice of cake if you want it.  All you have to do is go 30 minutes more on the treadmill to burn the extra calories,...

Can Those Extra Pounds Squash Your Sexual Health?


If there is one media message that hasn't lost its punch over the years, it's this: Looking, acting, and feeling sexy is what it's all about. ...

Feeling Forgetful, Ladies? Your Birth Control Pills May Be to Blame


Do you think memory changes are only for aging women?  Not so, according to new research from UC Irvine.  Younger women who use birth control...

Dr. Oz, Organic Foods, and Arsenic: What’s the Real Scoop?


Since the 2011 “dirty dozen” list was released exposing the high pesticide residue on common fruits and vegetables, more and more people are now...

The Movie "Contagion" and the Science of Pandemics


When Hollywood takes on medicine, the facts are often sacrificed for character and plot, as well as a huge splash of hyperbole and a heightened...

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?


There are few things as devastating in life as the loss of a child.  When contemplating the thought, the response of most parents is they can't...

Warding Off Female Weight Gain: Fat-Proofing Strategies for Life's Biggest Moments


How many women out there managed to stay trim and thin throughout young adulthood and then, seemingly right out of the blue, found themselves...

29 Enlightening (and Slightly Odd) Medical Facts


One hundred thousand people.  Did you know that's how many die from negative reactions to prescription medications each year?  Or that your...

Doctors and Nurses Use Holistic Medicine… So Why Won’t They Share it With YOU?


More and more healthcare workers are embracing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as the surge of holistic practices makes it not so...

Cardio Wins Over Weights When It Comes to Blasting Belly Fat


That dreaded, stubborn belly fat.  You may try every fad diet under the sun, crunch your abs til they burn, or join the other gym rats pumping...

How Victims Respond to Bullies . . . and Why


For much of the nation, September marks the end of summer and back to school time for our kids.  While some are excited to reconnect with...

As Your Kids Head Back to School, Beware of the Deadly Superbug MRSA


When children get ready to settle into a new school year, epidemiologists get a little hyper-vigilant.  This year is no different and for good...

Health Problems that Could Sink Your Sex Life


If you were to survey a random group of men and women, you may find one of the biggest problems they have with sex is not having it.  That's...

Sjögren's Syndrome: A Mysterious Illness that Kept Venus Williams from the U.S. Open


Tennis fans around the world were surprised and dismayed when the two-time U.S. Open champion and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams...

7 Bad Habits that Can Lead to Depression (and How to Avoid Them)


Anyone that has ever been caught in the throes of depression understands it's a devastating, and at times debilitating, illness.  It's like a...

Is Obesity ALWAYS Unhealthy?


Only the most uninformed among us are blind and deaf to the fact that our nation’s obesity rate is climbing at runaway speeds.  Right now, more...

Morning Sickness More than a Nuisance: Extreme Cases Cause Lifelong Disorders in Kids


For many women, pregnancy is a time of awe and joy.  But even the most awe-struck mom-to-be will admit to a few weeks that aren’t so joyful. ...

The Tube is Killing You: Every Hour of TV Watched Takes 22 Minutes Off Your Life


If you need one more reason to curb your TV viewing time, here's the best one yet: latest research shows your very life could depend on it.

What's REALLY in the Scented Air Coming from Your Dryer Vent?


These days it's not enough to have clean, bright laundry.  We want our sheets and shirts to smell like a tropical breeze, springtime dew or...

Scientists Unravel New Genetic Clues to Multiple Sclerosis


The two and a half million people worldwide who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) have more in common than their disease—they also share...

Why Colon Cleansing Does More Harm than Good


Pick up any tabloid at the supermarket and you’re likely to see a bold headline promising to reveal the beauty and health secrets of the stars. ...

When it’s Okay to Get Down and Dirty: The Healing Power of Pathogens and Parasites


Maybe the garden centers have it right after all: it’s time to play in the dirt again. Over the last few years, more and more research has...

Get Your Nosh On: 10 Snacks Under 200 Calories


So many people have the downfall snacking. Are you one of them? With the temptations of a cookie jar filled to the rim with homemade cookies or...

Treating the Blues with a Donut (or Two)? New Study Offers Clues to Emotional Eating


If you ever craved your grandmother's buttery mashed potatoes or simultaneously grabbed a spoon and a pint of ice cream from the freezer, you...

10 Blockbuster Prescription Drugs Going Off Patent: What it Means for Your Pocketbook


Consumers spending up to hundreds of dollars each month on certain popular prescription drugs may soon find a little relief for their...

Recent Tainted Ground Turkey Marks the Largest Ever “Class I” Recall


It seems as of late there has been a rash of media headlines reporting contaminated food and resulting food-borne illnesses. Most recently,...

The FDA’s Crackdown on Lazy Cakes: Are They a Real Danger to Your Health?


People suffering with frequent bouts of insomnia will try just about anything to get some sleep.  We've all heard how a glass of warm milk is...

“Is It Safe To Pee In The Pool?” And Other Gross Pool Issues


When the trailer for the Adam Sandler movie Grown Ups was aired on television, the scene that received the most guffaws was the one where four...

Study Shows the Web May Be as Addictive as Smokes and Booze


Imagine a day without your smartphone, iPad, or laptop.  How would you feel cut off from Facebook, G-chats, or text messages?  If you say...

Turning The Tables: When Blood Sucking Turns Deadly for Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes


Are summertime mosquitoes making you slaphappy? Growing up in Minnesota, where we often used to joke that the mosquito was the unofficial State...

High Octane Energy Cocktails Pose New Risks for Teen Drinking


Teenagers have been experimenting with alcohol probably since the beginning of recorded history.  Nothing new there.  However, there is a new...

Another Music Icon Dies at the Age of 27: Amy Winehouse’s Tragic Demise


Troubled singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse died July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.  Though investigators are operating under the suspicion that...

Food Addiction: A Real Phenomena or Just an Excuse to Overindulge?


Recently, a group of diet community members were asked if they thought they were addicted to certain foods. The answer was an absolute “yes!”...

19 Restaurant Chains to Offer Healthier Menu Choices for Kid’s Meals


 Parents looking to take their family out for a healthy and enjoyable meal will no 
 longer have to choose between expensive fancy restaurants...

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: How Your Brain is Giving You the Slip


 The blockbuster comedy The Hangover centered on the drunken misadventures of   
 a groom-to-be, his groomsmen’s and the hilarious attempt to...

Foster Care: A New Solution for Childhood Obesity?


Children are put into foster care for variety of reasons–parental neglect, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, incarceration, and parent...


Mommyrexia: The Disturbing (and Dangerous) New Trend Among Pregnant Women


It's no secret that the desire to live up to society’s image (and especially Hollywood's image) of a glamorous, desirable, and sexy body has...


Taking the Sting Out of Sunburn Pain


Though summertime usually means good times in the great outdoors, the season doesn’t always bring fun and games  - especially when you have too...

The Testosterone-Career Link: Why Some Women Choose High Risk Jobs


When you were a kid, you most likely got asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you’re a woman, your answers may have...


America’s Obesity Rate Continues to Rise with Mississippi Still Topping the Charts


For the seventh year in a row Mississippi is leading all other states as the fattest in the country, according to a yearly obesity report. By...


Remembering Betty Ford


Former first lady Betty Ford was laid to rest on Tuesday, July 12.  She was 93 at the time of her death. One thing is for certain, Mrs. Ford...

Could This New Genetic Test Pinpoint How Long You’ll Live? Experts Can’t Agree


A new genetic test is about to hit the market that could reveal how fast you are getting older (biologically, not chronologically) and thus, how...

Dying from Laughter . . . Literally


We’ve all been there . . . Collapsing into a fit of hysterical laughter that has you gulping for air and wondering if you’ll actually die from...

The New Mexico Fires . . . More than Just Blowing Smoke


On June 26, 2011 the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico saw thousands of residents evacuating ahead of the wildfire that rained down ash from towers...

Babesiosis: The New Deadly Disease on the Rise


Now that summertime is here, many people will be spending more time outdoors. That means more exposure to mosquitoes and ticks and other buggy...

New Research Finds Rough & Tumble with Dad is Crucial for Childhood Development


For the fortunate among us, playtime with Dad is among our fondest memories. Whether you remember a little lighthearted rough and tumble on the...

Deadly Childhood Allergies on the Rise: Is YOUR Child at Risk?



Parents do all they can to keep their children safe from life's potential dangers. They teach them to watch for traffic when crossing the street...


Paleo Diet Ranked Dead Last in Overall Weight Loss Category


Few diets have sparked as much controversy as the Paleolithic or “caveman” diet. Die-hard fans are rather vocal in their defense, and staunch...

The Fear Factor and the FDA: Graphic, Nasty Images Now Required on Cigarette Labels


The FDA recently revealed new graphic warnings for cigarette labels, which are causing rather strong reactions among both smokers and...


Designing Life: Playing God or Advancing Society?


Since the days of Frankenstein, scientists have wrestled with the possibility of creating life. It appears that now the time has come....

Going Loco? Too Much Coffee Can Cause Hallucinations Among Heavy Drinkers


Bad news for extreme coffee lovers out there. New research has found that stressed-out coffee guzzlers are three times more likely to experience...

Average Prescription Drug Label Lists a Staggering Number of Potential Side Effects


If you take prescription medications, you're probably familiar with the pages of literature listing and describing the possible side effects. Or,...

Pesticides on Your Produce: The “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables


Everyone knows we should eat more fruits and veggies, especially in the light of the new MyPlate nutritional guidelines. But when you consider...

Symptoms of Adult ADHD: What You Might Be Missing


As the staggering increase in Ritalin sales to treat ADHD has made the news, the headlines have sparked the debate over whether ADHD is a...

ADHD: A Real Disorder or Fictional Disease?


If your child is fidgety, an excessive chatter box, and is easily distracted – especially in school – he may be a prime candidate for an ADHD...

The Invasion of the Deadly Pathogens: Reality is Scarier than Hollywood


Some have likened it to a microscopic version of a bad Godzilla movie, but it appears dangerous pathogens are gaining a stronger and stronger...

Raising Aphasia Awareness: Over 1 Million Americans Affected by this Tragic Disease


June is “Aphasia Awareness Month” and many health groups and centers are taking this opportunity to help educate the public on a disorder known...

FTC Crack Downs on Fake News Sites: Acai Berry Promoters Feel the Sting


Google any consumer product, whether it be electronics, sports equipment, or diet supplements, and chances are great you’ll find a website...

Mutant E. Coli Strain Ravages Europe


When an exceptionally virulent outbreak of illness from E. coli bacteria infected more than 2300 across Europe, killing at least 27 (mostly in...

Brand New Info on Cell Phones and Cancer Revealed by World Health Organization


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a statement confirming what many people have thought for some time now–cell phones may...

Cataracts and Blindness: What You Need to Know


The month of June is “Cataract Awareness Month” so now is an excellent opportunity to shed some light on the leading cause of blindness...

Botox for an 8-Year-Old-Girl: Standard Beauty Treatment or Child Abuse?


These days Botox injections are becoming so commonplace there is an almost blasé attitude about them. From celebrities to soccer moms, women are...

Sensational Survivor: Where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is Now


Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has reached another recovery milestone since being caught in a horrific assassination attempt more than four months...


Toxin Alert: Are You Overdosing Your Kids on Vitamins?


Nutritional supplements have become a big business and are used by a number of people who want to stay healthy but do not feel that they are...

Has Science Found the Key to Happiness? Research Reveals 8 Proven Ways to Get Happy


Whether it's rainbows on roses or whiskers on kittens, we all have our favorite things – things that for whatever reason just make us happy. ...

Sneezing, Sniffling, Sinus Pressure Be Gone! New Therapy for Hay Fever Sufferers


Spring is in the air, and for some people the beauty of budding nature also means hay fever season has arrived. Approximately 26.1 million...

May is Celiac Awareness Month: 10 Cures for Digestive Distress


Did you know that May is "National Celiac Awareness Month"? It's certainly an important condition to address, and perhaps even more so as we...

The Dangers of Concussions: What We Can Learn from Derek Boogaard’s Untimely Death


On May 13, 2011, Derek Boogaard, hockey player for the New York Rangers, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. He was 28 years old.

What...

The Stages and Symptoms of Grief


Most of us have at one time or another experienced some level of loss, and resulting grief. Whether it was the loss of a grandparent, or friend,...

Anorexia, Pregnancy and Abortion: The Surprising Statistics


Young women suffering with anorexia nervosa have an intense fear of becoming fat and losing control over how much food they eat.  They have a...

Forensic Health Techniques Show Egyptian Mummies Had Heart Disease Too


Thanks in part to popular crime lab TV dramas, there is a growing fascination with forensic health.   Visions of gruesome CSI exams aside,...

The Secret to Beating Seasonal Allergies


If you suffer from seasonal allergies, then you probably know the certain things that trigger your sniffles and scratchy throat (such as pollen,...

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones Gives Hope to Sufferers of Bipolar Disorder


The beautiful and talented actress Catherine Zeta-Jones appears to have everything going for her. A successful career, a solid marriage to actor...

Solar Heating for Greener and Healthier Living


With the passing of another Earth Day, we are made ever-more conscious of the impact each of us has on the environment with the daily choices we...

One Cell Phone Victim Gets Her Day in Court: What Her Victory Means for YOUR Health


Cell phone usage continues to experience a meteoric rise, yet there is no compelling or conclusive evidence they are safe.  On the contrary, the...

America's Shale Gas Industry: Sustainable Clean Energy or Environmental Hazard?


As energy prices reach all-time highs and the U.S. strives to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, the drilling technique known as “fracking”...

Osama bin Laden’s Far-Reaching Effects of Terror


They gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House. They gathered at Ground Zero in New York. They even gathered in small towns...

13-Year-Old Autistic Girl Stuns Doctors as She Reveals a Glimpse Into Her Own Mind


Meet Carly, a 13-year old girl who has managed to challenge what experts think they know about autism. What they have learned from Carly both...

The Healing Power of Placebos: Fake or Fact?


A simple sugar pill.  A suggestive thought.  A doctor in a white lab coat.  These three things have the power to heal as long as the recipient...

Toxic Beauty: Are These Poisonous Plants Growing in Your Backyard?


Now that warmer weather is upon us, our thoughts naturally navigate to backyard fun and relaxation.  For many this means creating a pretty and...

21st Century Technology Rewiring Our Brains? Gizmos are the Addiction of the Century


John makes his living on the Internet. At any given time he has two browser windows open, Skype, and instant messengers too. John says he’s...

Is Your Home a Poison-Free Zone? 9 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe


Anyone raising a toddler knows that every nook and corner of your house is a potential minefield.  Inquisitive young minds and fingers want to...

Ready for Springtime Gardening? How to Grow Healthy Herbs Right in Your Own Kitchen


Now that Mother’s Day is around the corner, you may be pondering the perfect gift for the best cook in the world.  Or maybe the chef in your...

The Face of Facebook Depression: Another Potential Harm Linked to Social Media


In recent articles we alerted parents to the perils of social media with regards to developing eating disorders and even a secret society that...

At-Home Genetics Test: Too Much Information and Not Enough Explanation?


Twenty-one years ago the U.S. Human Genome Project began with the goal of mapping out which genes are responsible for our physical and...

YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black: A Victim of Cyberbullying or Just Mean Behavior?


Unless you’ve been totally cut off from the radio, morning talk shows, or late night TV you’ve heard about the YouTube sensation Rebecca Black. ...


Bad News for the Sedentary: Sex and Exercise Can Triple Your Risk of Heart Attack


If you've been feeling guilty about your couch potato lifestyle, don't hit the gym (or the bedroom) before you read the latest news.

Early Autism Treatment: Could it Be the Key to a "Normal" Child?


While so little is really known about this disease that affects so many people, studies are ongoing regarding Autism to understand if certain...

The New Threat of Hybrid Drugs: Dangerous Hallucinogens Sold Legally as Bath Salts"


Most of us recognize the names of common street drugs such as crack, acid, ecstasy, or even popular prescription drugs such as Oxy or Vicodin,...



The Controversial and Mysterious Morgellons Disease


Imagine going to your doctor with a crippling condition that simply won't improve only to be ignored, called a faker, or written off as...

Think You Can’t Afford Vacation? You Could Pay a Higher Price With Your Health


Now that summer is just around the corner many people are starting to think about a much-needed vacation. The problem is with the economy being...

Compassion Centers or Fronts for Marijuana Retail?


Compassion, at least the kind provided by medical marijuana, will not have to wait for some Rhode Island patients.

Oscar Winner “The King’s Speech” Raises Awareness for 3 Million American Stutterers


Talking to an audience, interviewing for a job, or giving a speech can give anyone the jitters but for some people it can be torturous. The...

Are Vegetarians Smarter?


In recent years, vegetarianism has evolved from personal preference to an almost cult-like phenomena brimming with political ramifications.  ...

Still Feeling Sleepy After Daylight Saving Time? 3 Tips for Resetting Your Body Clock


How are you enjoying your extra hour of daylight? Are you still adjusting to Daylight Saving Time?  Most people are probably in sync with their...

Diet Soda Causes Heart Attacks and Stroke? Put Down That Can!


Yes, diet soda is BAD FOR YOU! I mean, that’s the main message we’ve been hearing ad nauseam for the past, oh, five years for sure . . . perhaps...



Elizabeth Taylor: The Latest Legend to Fall


She was an undeniable film icon. A Hollywood legend. A dedicated businesswoman. A humanitarian and AIDS advocate. Arguably one of the most...

In the Wake: How the Nuclear Radioactive Fallout Could Affect the Environment


On March 11, 2011 the most powerful earthquake to strike Japan in 100 years caused horrendous damage and human casualties. The earthquake was a...

The Link Between ADHD and Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls


If you have a friend or loved one suffering with ADHD, you know that living with this disorder can be fraught with frustration and pain. While...

Elizabeth Taylor: Dead from Congestive Heart Failure at 79


She was an undeniable film icon. A Hollywood legend. A dedicated businesswoman. A humanitarian and AIDS advocate. Arguably one of the most...

Secret Society Embraces and Encourages Anorexia as a Lifestyle Choice, Not a Disease


Watching a loved one suffer with an eating disorder can be a heartbreaking experience. Feelings of helplessness are common.

But imagine how you...

The Extreme Dangers Of Snoring: Both Adults and Children Are at Risk


Loud, excessive thunderous snoring has often been the butt of television sitcoms and cartoons. Over the years, however, scientists have found...

Elizabeth Taylor: Dead from Congestive Heart Failure at 79


She was an undeniable film icon. A Hollywood legend. A dedicated businesswoman. A humanitarian and AIDS advocate. Arguably one of the most...

The Threat of Nuclear Radiation Sickness: Are YOU Safe?


The tragedy has been showcased all over the world. Footage of buildings swaying back and forth, for as long as 30 minutes. The tsunami wiping...

Could Your Man's Nose Cause Him to Stray? The Perilous Scent of a Woman


Some days you can put on your sexiest outfit, the Manolo Blahniks you save for only special occasions, seductive, smoky eye makeup . . . enter a...

What Impact Does Japan’s Nuclear Radiation Have on YOU?


The tragedy has been showcased for all the world to see. Footage of buildings swaying back and forth, for as long as 30 minutes. The tsunami...

Is Diet Soda the New “Deadly” Addiction?


Is your coffee being replaced by soda as the beverage of choice to start the morning? For a lot of people the answer is yes. Instead of having a...

The Link Between Facebook and Eating Disorders in Teen Girls: Why Your Kid is at Risk


Girls and boys who spend a lot of time on Facebook run the risk of neglecting their studies and other responsibilities, as many parents will...

Think You're Always Safe With Oral Sex? Think Again...


“I did not have sexual relations with that woman...”

Ten points if you can name the famous former American President that uttered that infamous...

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll: What Really Happens When You Mix Sex and Drugs


Since starting in the 1970s, the songs about the glories of sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll have been too numerous to count. But are the three...

Unnatural Cravings: A Look at Strange and Curious Eating Disorders


When it comes to looking thin some woman are willing to give up just about anything. This body-conscious society we live in often prompts women...

Why Are Children as Young as Seven Being Diagnosed with Anxiety?


Soccer practice after school, piano lessons, dance class, homework, then off to bed only to get up the next day and do the same thing all over...

Anorexia Kills: The Death of Model Isabelle Caro


Model Isabelle Caro, a famous French model, died at the age of 28 on November 17, 2010 from “unknown causes.” But her death was closely...

Has the Sizzle Left Your Sex Life? Common Sex-Stoppers for People Over 40


It’s not uncommon for people to reach 40 and find much of the sizzle has vanished from the bedroom. It’s easy to blame the problem on growing...


Are You Eating the Most Dangerous Meat on the Market Today?


For most people who choose a vegetarian lifestyle, their decision is rooted in strong beliefs. These beliefs can be due to spiritual reasons,...

FDA Overhauls 35-Year-Old System to Deliver Speedier Medical Care


The FDA has announced a plan is in the works that could possibly speed up the approval of new medical devices and ultimately deliver better...

Should You Give Celibacy a Try? Physical and Psychological Effects of Giving Up Sex


When it comes to sexual behavior, history shows a pendulum-like swing from puritanical values to raging sexual revolutions.  For example, the...

Celebrities Who Have Battled Obsessive Compulsive Disorder . . . and Won


Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder that manifests itself through a fear of one's own thoughts. Often these fears are...

More Bad Science for Your Kitchen Table . . . Compliments of Big Business


The Monsanto Company, the same gigantic biotech corporation threatening to destroy agricultural biodiversity as we know it, has brought more bad...

Express Yourself: Art Therapy Creates a Healing Environment Inside and Out


More and more people are beginning to realize that there ARE alternative solutions for many conditions and illnesses outside of mainstream...

Charlie Sheen's Demons: Another Celebrity Battling Sex Addiction, Alcohol and Cocaine


charlie sheen smiling in black suit at conferenceWhile it's always devastating to watch someone battle an addiction, watching celebrities deal with their demons in the public eye reminds us just...


From French Fries to Heart Attack in Less than 30 Minutes


We all know that crunchy, yummy French fries are loaded in fat.  That’s why they taste so good!  And it’s also why they're bad for you. But...


When Habits and Rituals Become Compulsions: A Look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Jennifer is an intelligent woman, graduating at the top of her class from an Ivy League school. But she is in danger of losing her coveted...

It's Chocolate Week, and Doctors Say CELEBRATE!


In a perfect world, we’d all be healthy, happy and chocolate would be good for us.

Well, guess what? At least one of those things is a reality...

Is the D.A.R.E Program Really Good for America's Youth?


There is an international nonprofit organization on a mission aimed directly at America’s youth. It’s called D.A.R.E. and it’s all about Drug...

The Night the Blackbirds Went Down in Arkansas


Do you remember the night the blackbirds fell from the sky?  Sounds rather ominous doesn’t it? Almost like the opening line of a bad horror...

Let The Valentine Seduction Begin! Scintillating Tips for Better Sex Play


February has arrived and if you have a partner, you know what that means.  Love, love, love, and more glorious love! What better time to show...

Prescription Drug Advertisements: Heavy on Emotions, Light on Facts


Let's face it; some of the most brilliant advertising you see on television is for prescription drugs. Have you seen the commercial where the...

The Tale of a Whistleblower: How One Pharmaceutical Giant Was Brought to Its Knees


Most of us have taken a prescription medication at least once in our lifetime. And despite evidence to the contrary, we want to think the drugs...

Moms-to-Be: Protect Your Baby (and Yourself) from this Deadly Disease


Everyone knows good nutrition is essential during pregnancy. But for pregnant women with gestational diabetes, it becomes especially important.

The Death of Another American Icon: Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies At Age 96


America lost another icon on January 23, 2011. Jack LaLanne was a muscle-bound fitness guru who inspired and motivated an entire generation of...

Can You Fool Your Body into Losing Weight? This New Method Claims It IS Possible


Sprinkles for weight loss?  Interesting concept. But wait . . . aren’t "sprinkles" those colorful specks showered over scoops of ice cream and...

Is the Paleolithic Diet Destroying the Environment?


If you spend any time researching the Paleolithic diet on the Internet you’ll find followers are by and large a pretty defensive bunch. One...

Still Committed to Getting in Shape? Here Are 15 Fat Burning Tips for the New Year


If you’re like most Americans you’re determined that 2013 will be the year you finally get in shape. Hopefully, you’ve chosen a plan based on...

Why Your iPad (and NOT the Kindle) is Robbing You of a Good Night’s Sleep


I guess Thomas Edison is to blame. Since the invention of the light bulb, our brains have had to adjust to glowing gizmos that inadvertently...

Death of a Child: Losing Your Kid to Cancer


For parents there is no greater tragedy than the death of child.  The pain and despair that follows is possibly the most overwhelming,...

Longing To Get Back In Your Skinny Jeans? 5 Tips for Weight Loss after Childbirth


Now that your precious baby bundle has arrived, you may be wondering what to do with the extra pounds that remain.  You don’t want to rush...

How to Have the Healthiest Winter Ever


If you live in Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming, or any other northern state you’re probably accustomed to dealing with the frigid temperatures of...

The 4 Critical Mistakes You Are Making in Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions


Now that the New Year is well underway, how are you doing with your resolution? Didn’t make any?  That’s okay, a lot of people don’t.  But if...

Resolved to Kick The Habit in 2011? Electronic Cigarettes May Help


Right up there with losing weight, for many people one of the top resolutions for the New Year is to finally quit smoking.  Unless you’ve just...

How to Live To Be 100 . . . or Older: Advice From Two of the World's Oldest Men


While diet fads change like the wind, there is one certain way to judge the effectiveness of nutrition advice.  Look at people who have lived...

Postpartum Depression: The Stigma and the Controversy


Few life events are as significant and joyful as the birth of a baby.  For nine months a mother-to-be eagerly anticipates the bliss of holding...

The Great Debate on Marijuana: Medicalization vs. Legalization


For over a decade a hot debate has brewed regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, and continues to rage on even amidst...



Parents Beware: A Homemade High May Be In Your Pantry Right Now


Enterprising teenagers are finding a new way to experiment with herbs. Much to the dismay of many parents, it turns out that a homemade high is...

A Legal Substance but Still, Miley Was Smoking a Bong. That Can’t Be Good, Can It?


Recently a video of Miley Cyrus hitting a bong made the rounds in the media circuit.  Of course, the first thoughts for many were that she was...

The Paleolithic Diet: The Other Side of the Coin (Part 4)


This is part four of a series of articles on the Paleolithic diet.  The first three articles examined the apparent inconsistencies that exist...

Taking Your Health into Your Own Hands: 4 Easy Tips for Diabetes Menu Planning


One of the biggest concerns many people have when they learn they have diabetes is how they are going to manage it. Often the first thing that...

Calm Your General Anxiety Disorder: Understanding the Causes/Best Treatments


Consistently trying to deal with anxiety can be a frightening way to live your life. For some it’s like an invisible monster threatening to rob...

Who Lives Longest? Exploring the Ins and Outs of the Paleo Diet - Part 3


We’ve gotten to part three of a series of articles on the Paleolithic diet and the controversy that surrounds it. This article discusses...

Good News from the CDC: Gonorrhea Rates in the U.S. on a Downward Trend


Here's some encouraging news from the CDC for a change. The latest government report on sexually transmitted diseases reveals that gonorrhea in...

Conspiracy or Not? The Aspartame Debate Rages On


It seems no matter how often one reads about how our government is involved in the misdeeds of Big Business, Big Pharma, and seemingly every...

Is Your Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Actually an Environmental Hazard?


You may do everything you can to protect the environment from recycling your paper, tins, and plastic to buying reusable items when you can. ...

The Paleo Diet: Part 2


This is part two of a series of articles that explores the controversy centered around the Paleolothic diet.  If you missed the first article...

Trouble Sleeping? 5 Myths That Could Be Robbing You of a Good Night’s Rest


Tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, counting sheep . . . whatever it is you do while waiting to drift off to dreamland, you have plenty...

Another Winning Point for Moms: Women Who Breastfeed Reduce Their Diabetes Risk


The benefits of breast-feeding are well documented. Breast milk is the healthiest and safest food for babies and it’s easy to digest....

Sexual Health in the 21st Century: How Young Adults Are Mis-Managing Their Sex Lives


For men and women in their 20s, the sexual landscape has changed dramatically over the past few decades. 40 years ago, 21% of 25-year-olds were...



Michael Caine Lends His Voice to the Call for Legal Reform of Voluntary Euthanasia


Recently, Sir Michael Caine rekindled a hot and controversial topic when during a radio interview he admitted that in 1955 he asked a doctor to...

What’s Keeping You Fat? Why Some Dieters Lose Weight and Others Don’t


Has this ever happened to you?  You make your mind you’re finally going to get in shape and shed the extra pounds of body fat you’ve been...

When You’re Making Merry You Should Remember . . . Sickness Doesn’t Take Holidays


If you’re like me you may be getting just a bit giddy as the brisk crisp days of autumn give way to wintertime festivities.  Most people start...

Could the Air You Breath Cause this Deadly Disease? The Diabetes/Pollution Connection


Approximately 24 million people in the United States have diabetes and about 6 million more have it and don’t know it. There seems to be an...

Living Healthy In Your 20s: 5 Habits That Will Serve You for a Lifetime


When you’re living life in your 20s the last thing on your mind is how many years you have left. It’s a decade of self-discovery, adventure, and...

New Terror In Our Airports: Are Body Scanners Hazardous to Your Health?


Recently the TV evening news has been peppered with reports from irate travelers concerning the newest security precautions at our nation’s...

Devastating Mental Illness Targeting Young Adults is on the Rise


Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental illness. Trying to describe it “is like staring into a lava lamp: what you see is constantly...

Research Reveals 13 New Genes That Control Body Fat Distribution


For ages some people struggling with weight loss have blamed their lack of success on genetics.  “I can’t help it – being overweight runs in the...

This Environmental Toxin Could Promote Obesity – And It Begins In the Womb


Sometimes it appears that when it comes to battling obesity, there’s simply no end in sight.

A new and ongoing study in Spain reports one quarter...

Will America’s Schools Ever Be a Safe Place Again?


It’s another sign of the times, it seems. A generation ago schools were considered a safe haven. A place where parents could confidently send...

The Supreme Court Weighs In: Huge Implications for the Vaccine/Autism Controversy


A new case is scheduled to appear before the Supreme Court that could easily become one of those famous landmark cases you read about.  It’s...

Too Much Screen Time Leads To Psychological Problems in Children


Most all parents are aware that too many hours in front of the TV screen is not good for children. However, most kids enter the world of...

Warning to Parents: Sports Can Increase Your Child’s Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s


Football champions are prone to proudly recount the number of tackles, quarterback sacks or Super Bowl rings they’ve achieved over the course of...

1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes By 2050: How On Earth Will We Cope?


Are you or do you know someone suffering with diabetes? If not, you’re in the minority. The prevalence of diabetes is quickly escalating within...

Depression in the Elderly: Why You Are Increasingly at Risk


Growing older often means facing difficult changes. Serious medical problems or the death of a spouse leads to feelings of loss – and loss is...

Mean Girls: What to Do When Your Daughter is the Victim of Female Bullies


Caroline was an easy target. As the daughter of a prominent musician, she was a prodigy and already a serious art student. She dressed in...

Men, Health and the Internet – Part 3


If you’re curious about what men are actually doing while surfing the Internet for hours at a time, it’s probably not what you may think.  While...

Is This Popular Medication Putting Your Child At Risk For Cardiac Death?


There is a wave of controversy regarding the use of a particular popular childhood medication.  If your child is currently taken any drug for...

Johnson and Johnson in the Hot Seat Again? More Shady Dealings from a Household Name


First it was the recall of over-the-counter pediatric drugs like Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. Then CEO William Weldon admitted that...

Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday or Deadly Day Off? You Decide.


Thanksgiving. It’s a day to gather with family, watch some football, and dive face-first into that big, yummy bird (or vegan spaghetti if that’s...

The Top Health Topics Men Are Searching For on the Internet – Part 2


This is Part 2 in a three-part series revealing what men are really looking for when they're surfing the Internet. While it is true men spend a...

Overcoming Infertility: The Method You HAVEN’T Tried


Not so long ago, hearing the joyous words “you’re pregnant” usually came at the doctor’s office after months of waiting and wondering.  These...

The Near Death Experience: Proof of an Afterlife or a Simple Biological Response?


In many regards, the final days of life are a deeply unique experience for everyone.  Happy memories, sadness, contentment with a life well...

Want To Drop Pounds? Make Sure to Avoid This Exercise


Strenuous workouts require a cooling off routine to ensure proper blood flow from the muscles back to the heart. That’s important...

Another “Oops” for the FDA: Meridia Yanked Off the Market 8 Years Too Late


In 1997, the FDA approved Meridia, a dangerous weight-loss drug targeted towards people struggling with obesity.  A few weeks ago, 13 years...


Possible Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. is NOT an illness or Disease


Imagine losing a breast because your doctor thought a swollen lymph node was cancerous when it actually was just a bacterial infection.  How...


What Are Men Searching For On The Internet? The Answer May Surprise You


When it comes to speculating what topics men find of interest on the Internet, it's natural for gender bias to come into play.  While you may...


Fattening Up For Winter: Is It in Our Genes?


Winter is just around the corner and it's time to pack away skimpier clothes in exchange for bulkier scarves and sweaters. But does a seasonal...

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Too Much of A Good Thing


Is it possible to be too concerned about your health? Yes, and the consequences may surprise you.

Orthorexia is a condition that stems from an...

An Orgasm a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


In an age when it seems everything we enjoy will either kill you outright or destroy the planet, scientists have finally discovered a pearl...

“Sorry – We’re Out of the Drug that Will Save Your Life. Rain Check?”


Have you ever been to the supermarket and they were out of your favorite kind of yogurt? Or maybe the fresh bread you pick up every Friday...

If You're Taking This Popular Diabetes Drug Here’s Something You Need To Know


Finally, the FDA has stepped up to the plate and made a decision to take regulatory action for Avandia, a drug often prescribed for the...

Chilling Health News: Why Winter Can Be Especially Deadly When It Comes to Your Heart


Now that frigid weather is around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about bundling up and weatherproofing. But your fingers and toes, and...

Magnet Therapy: Healing or Hype?


If you’ve been looking online for relief from nagging aches and pains, you’ve probably come across magnet therapy.  And unless you immediately...

Modern Day Vampires: The New Face of Once Monstrous Healing Techniques


Now that Halloween is here, spooks and goblins are getting ready for the most colossal haunting event of the year. Trick-or-treaters and...

“Pharmageddon” - The Newest Doomsday Crisis


The past few decades have seen blockbuster movies and best sellers making billions of dollars with tales of an approaching Armageddon.  The...

Is Immortality Possible? Find Out How Science is Making it a Reality


Two years ago Dallas Wien’s face was destroyed by a jolt of electricity. A team of surgeons saved his life and reconstructed his face from other...

The Medical Device That Causes 30,000 Cancer Cases Each Year. Have You Been Exposed?


There is no doubt that the use of computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans has many benefits. They help doctors detect everything from kidney...

Modern Day Magic Spells and Witches Brews


“Double, double, toil and trouble: Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

If you know your Shakespeare you know that the three witches scene in Macbeth...

The Dirty, Underhanded Tactics Big Pharma Uses to Brainwash Your Doctor


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 If you’re concerned your doctor is too quick to pull out the prescription pad each time you visit, you’re probably interested in learning why. ...

When Your Final Day Comes . . . Will You Be Ready?


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Preparing for death is perhaps the most profound and sobering acts we will ever experience.  We are all aware that death is an inevitable part...

4 Harmful Health Myths Exposed


A recent article from CNN Health debunked a few health myths that apparently have caused a few people grave concern.  Interesting stuff, but . . ....

Halloween Health and Beauty Secrets . . . From the Grave!


Halloween is here and a parade of ghosts, goblins, and mummified trick-or-treaters will be out in all their spooky glory. While it seems Halloween...

PCOS: The New Epidemic That’s Wreaking Havoc on Your Health


Thirty years ago, this syndrome was a rarity.  Now it’s reaching epidemic levels.  It’s called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is responsible...

Corporate America Profits Off Obesity: Why Your Kid’s Best Interest is Tossed Aside


September was a stellar month for marketers.  In case you didn’t know, the month of September was officially declared Childhood Obesity Awareness...

Mammograms: A Savior or Death Trap?


Think mammograms are your best line of defense against an early death from breast cancer?  Consider the following:

5 Best Foods for Menopause


If you’re in menopause or you’re about to go through it, you may notice your body has changed.  There may be a little extra “pudge” in your belly...

A Medical Scandal That Strips Cancer Patients of a Fighting Chance


During the 2010 Emmy Awards, recording artist Jewel performed a song in memoriam to celebrities that had passed away this year.  She had written...

The One Day the FDA Finally Got It Right


On September 15, 2010, the FDA honored one of its most esteemed public servants with the first ever Kelsey award. The recipient was Dr. Frances...

The Shocking Truth Behind America's Mental Illness Epidemic


America has another health epidemic on its hands. Not only are we a nation of obese and prediabetic individuals, our mental health is on a...

Does American Agribusiness Have Blood On Its Hands? The Worst GM Tragedy Thus Far


Recently, we wrote an article discussing the horrendous ramifications of GM canola strains turned feral and found growing out of control. Like a...

Think Your Veggie Burger Is a Healthy Alternative To Beef? Think Again.


Many health conscious people have shunned beef burgers and choose veggie burgers as a safer alternative to red meat.  If you’re one of them, you...

ADHD: Big Pharma’s Answer for When Johnny Won’t Behave


In Mrs. Jones’s kindergarten class, Johnny doesn’t behave like the other little boys.  He squirms and fidgets a lot, leaves his seat during...

Could Your Mattress Be Giving You Cancer? The Scary New Theory That Thinks So


When you consider the diet and toxic environment of Western countries, including America, you may not be surprised to learn the rate of cancer...

How to Say “Yes” to Forbidden Foods without All the Guilt


Does this sound like you?

After a meal, you feel bloated to the point you have to unbutton the top button of your pants.

You avoid certain kinds of...

It’s Never Too Late to Get in Shape: Exercises for Over 60


No matter your age, a regular exercise routine can make a huge difference in your quality of life.  From an emotional and physical standpoint, the...

Transform Your Reality: How to Live Your “Unlived” Life


Are you at truly at peace with your life?  Would you like to change your reality?

There is a secret that successful people know that unsuccessful...

What’s Really Going On with GM Foods: The Truth Is Stranger (And More Frightening) Than Fiction


This is the stuff of science fiction movies are made of. Like in an evolving virus infiltrating a sleepy little isolated town, a genetically...

When It Comes to Your Health, Big Pharma Isn’t the Only One Profiting from Fear


If you’re a health savvy American you probably keep an eagle eye out for reports on products - especially pharmaceuticals - that could cause you...

Research Proves Drinking Water Really DOES Help You Lose Weight


Good news for people looking for an easy way to shed a few pounds! Sure, you’ve probably heard this all before.  And when it comes to weight loss...

The Sad State of the U.S Food System – Another “Bad Egg” Among Government Industries


In August of 2010 Hillandale Farms of Iowa recalled some 170 million eggs tainted with salmonella bacteria. Now the number of eggs responsible for...

Too Much of This in Your Blood Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer's by 65%


If you're one of the millions of Americans with type-2 diabetes and insulin resistance, you probably know how important it is to manage and guard...

7 Easy Ways to Conserve the Planet AND Money by Going Green


We all know our planet is in grave danger of losing her natural resources. Making the decision to live green is perhaps the most crucial step you...

Good News For Your Sweet Tooth: Two Sugars That Are Actually Good For You


If there's ever been a substance called out as deliciously evil, sugar fits the bill. For years we've been reading about the detrimental effects...

STOP Killing Yourself with the Foods You Eat Every Day with this Simple Trick


Of all the key changes you could make towards healthier living, incorporating juicing could be the most profound. Health professionals have known...

Antibiotic “Frankensteins” - Will We Ever Be Safe?


It’s happening again.  Another mystery alphabet disease is on the rampage and guess who - or what - is at fault? It’s NOT Mother Nature.

MRSA, or...

Heal Yourself with These Ancient Superfoods


Though the term “superfood” is a relatively new way to describe the powerful health benefits of some fresh whole foods, they’ve actually been...

The REAL Dangers of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Living with arthritis is excruciating. Along with the loss of independence comes the awful pain associated with basic tasks most of us take for...

Bloodroot: Safe Natural Remedy or Dangerous Toxin?


If you have unattractive skin tags and moles, you may struggle to find a way to cover them up.  They can be pretty unsightly and embarrassing. ...

Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil: The Real Winner


Most health-conscious people understand that essential omega-3 fats are crucial for optimal brain and heart health. For a while now fish oil has...

What Dangers Are Hiding in Your Kid’s Juice Box?


Most concerned parents know they should watch out for sugars in fruit drinks, but now there’s another reason to keep an eagle eye on what our...

7 of the Worst Health Habits: Do YOU Have Them?


If you’re like a growing number of people, you realize making a steadfast commitment to a healthy lifestyle delivers the best chance for living a...

Big Pharma is in Hot Water: Antidepressants Linked To Birth Defects


When it comes to antidepressants and the number of depressed individuals, research reveals a disturbing trend.  According to the CDC, an alarming...

Dangerous Hidden Toxins Found In Baby Formulas


Nature has provided the most efficient, healthy, and loving way to feed babies.  The enormous health and emotional benefits of breastfeeding have...

Radical New Theory Offers New Hope for MS Patients


If you’ve ever witnessed someone struggling with MS (multiple sclerosis) you understand what a challenging and debilitating condition it can be. ...

Big Pharma’s Big Threat: Intuitive Healing


For centuries, cultures around the world have realized that healing can take many pathways.  Despite what Big Pharma would lead you to believe,...

Dangerous Beauty – What Price Are You Willing To Pay?


It’s only human nature to want to look as good as you possibly can. Doing so delivers nice rewards - including a huge boost to your emotional and...

Breast Cancer Link to What’s Under Your Sink


Your home should be a safe haven, a place where you can escape and breathe the air without worry.  But more and more homes are morphing into a...

Fat Over 70: Could Your Extra Pudge Actually Help You Live LONGER?


If you’re over 70 and carrying a little extra pudge, you may be relieved to know your extra pounds could actually be doing you some good.  An...

The Change of Life Doesn’t Have to Mean a Change in Your Waistline


Menopause, or the change of life, certainly leads to changes. Ask anyone woman going through this transition right now and chances are they’ll...

What’s REALLY in Those McNuggets (And Why the FDA Doesn't Care)


You may have had a sneaking suspicion that McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets aren’t exactly a storehouse of nutrients, but guess what?  It’s worse than...

And the Hits Keep on Coming: More Dangers of HFCS Revealed


UCLA has released a new study that may give even more credence to the inherent evils of high fructose corn syrup. Now, in addition to the...

Male Menopause: Are YOU at Risk?


When it comes to diagnosing menopause in women, doctors have a pretty easy time of it. They can order laboratory tests to check hormone levels and...

OTC Meds That Make Your Brain Stop Working


Forget about “Fat America” – are we soon to be a nation of Zombies?

Zombie: “a human being who is being controlled by someone or something else by...

Deadly Consequences of the “Pinocchio Syndrome”


“No, that color looks great on you…really!” 
“Of course! You’re more than welcome to stay an extra two days!”

Oh, the little white lie. We are all...

Health Alert: Your Everyday Drugs May Be the Death of You


As you get older, your body is less effective when it comes to absorbing nutrients. When you take every day drugs for one reason or another, this...

New Research Uncovers the Elusive Fountain of Youth


It appears that the fountain of youth may have been within our reach all along. New research indicates that every cell of your body has a hidden...

The Prostate Miracle: Are YOU On Board?


Most men are pretty much in the dark when it comes to their prostate health.  As crazy as it sounds, the majority of guys probably know more about...

5 Deadly Drugs that Are Putting Your Child at Risk


Children are curious creatures and anything that is within reach is quickly inspected and then headed towards the mouth. So, if you are on...

How Your Job is Literally Working You to Death


As if the threat of layoffs and job loss isn’t enough to worry you to death, there is even more bad news for cubicle dwellers.  If you’re sitting...

The Scary Truth about Anti-Depressants


For centuries America has been known as a country with unstoppable optimism, the ability to squash obstacles, and stoic determination. That's in...

Conventional Cancer Treatment: Why It’s SO Wrong


Wouldn’t it be miraculous if conventional medicine joined hands with open-minded counterparts and embraced non-lethal cancer treatments?

The...

Deception, Lies, and Cover-Ups: What Big Pharma Doesn't Want You to Know


If you or a loved one is taking the drug Avandia to control type-2 diabetes, listen up. This article is for you.

Almost 11 years ago SmithKline...

The Biggest Dangers of the BP Spill – What’s REALLY Going On


The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief when on July 15, 2010, 87 days after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, the gushing BP oil spill in...

Dangerous Hormone Therapy: Menopause Myths Exposed


Whether referred to by the technically correct term or as “the change,” it is true menopause marks a transformation - a new beginning in a woman’s...

Lipitor for Your Kid? The Frightening New Trend


We could very well be approaching the darkest days in children’s health care.  Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended...

Could This Be a Cure for Alcoholism?


If you or someone close to you is struggling with alcohol addiction, you know the devastating effect it has on your ability to simply get through...

Still Fat in America: So What is Big Government REALLY Doing About It?


Americans may not be the fattest people in the world (don’t get too puffed up just yet–we’re still the third fattest nation) but according to a...

The Dangerous Addiction Sweeping the Nation


Prescription drug abuse is a very serious problem in the United States especially among teenagers and young adults, and there’s no sign of that...

The Missing Ingredient that’s Putting Your Health at Risk


You hear it all the time – not enough of this nutrient, or that nutrient is putting your health at risk. How many times have you ignored such a...

3 Simple Changes that Will Turn Your Life Around


If you’re shelling out hundreds of dollars on cosmeceuticals to turn back the clock, now you may be able to pocket at least some of that money. ...

5 Hidden Health Dangers the FDA Doesn't Want You to Know About


These days anything labeled as “natural” or “organic” is a marketing goldmine.  From natural skin care products to natural fruit juice, the word...

Are These 3 Dangerous Toxins Lurking in Your Home Right Now?


It’s no secret we’re living in a toxic environment. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, our natural environment has become a toxic soup...

The Eating Disorder Your Teen is Hiding from You


There are a few “silent” conditions out there – you hear about hypertension being a “silent killer.” Or heart disease. Or diabetes. There are...

11 Reasons Why You Simply CANNOT Skip Your Workout


If shedding pounds isn’t enough motivation to get you out of the recliner and into the gym, here are 11 powerful reasons to finally get up and get...

The Best Way to Get Rid of Those Toxins for Good


Detoxification is becoming an excellent option if you want to get rid of the excess chemicals in your body. Why detox? Well, with the advancement...

What Big Government Doesn't Want You to Know About Alzheimer's


If you have an elderly parent or grandparent, a recent report on the CBS evening news may have left you and your loved ones a bit unsettled....

The Simple Ingredient You Need to Overcome Joint Pain


If you’ve ever witnessed someone living with arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. Gnarled fingers… slow shuffling steps because pain...

Weight and B-12: The Controversy


Growing older often means those few extra pounds that were once easy to get rid of now seem to take a Herculean effort to even budge. It’s no...

Statins: Overwhelming Evidence Says "More Harm than Good"


When Carol Smith’s doctor called her with lab results from her yearly physical she wasn’t expecting the news. As a matter of fact, she was...

Tea or Coffee? Science Says They’re BOTH Good for Your Heart


It’s the constant battle – tea or coffee? Caffeine is bad for you, right? Tea is better for cleansing, while coffee just gives you a buzz? But...

The Alarming Trend That Is Threatening Your Healthcare


It’s a scenario you often see on TV medical dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy or ER . . . two people come into the Emergency Room: one is an injured...

The New Science on Lyme Disease – and Why You Should Know About It


You may have noticed . . . we’re smack-dab in the middle of summer. You may be planning (or already been on) a camping, canoe, or hiking...

The Proven Way to Relieve Your CFS and Fibromyalgia Pain


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia are two conditions that, for a long time, were thought to be “in your head.” The people who suffer...

Cure Your Hay Fever with One Simple (and Tasty) Treat


Ahhhh . . . The sneezing. The stuffiness. The sinus pressure. You’ve felt it. I’ve felt it. It’s HAY FEVER! And no matter how hard you try to stop...

Blood Pressure Med May Increase Risk of Death


High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects billions of people worldwide – billions! While many people work to control their blood pressure...

10 Little Known Facts That Will Help You Live Longer


You read and hear things everyday about how to live a longer, healthier life, such as “eating healthy” or “exercising.” But there are little-known...

From Donuts to Death: The New Research on Sugary Foods


Though most of you probably realize that diets high in sugar have been statistically shown to be bad for you and linked to serious conditions such...

Good Digestion from the Get-Go: How to Ensure It for Your Child


Baby bottles and formula seemed to come to the forefront just when society decided that breastfeeding was somehow not socially acceptable. And...

Weight Loss's Biggest Enemy


When you start a new diet most people would warn you against falling back into your old eating habits or not sticking to a set exercise schedule....

20% of U.S. Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs . . . Does Yours?


If you have a teenager at home, then I don’t need to tell you how difficult it can be at times to keep up with their lives. And you know as well...

How You Can You Prevent Asthma Attacks with this One Simple Nutrient


Asthma and allergies continue to rise in our country and around the world. Not only is this detrimental to the health of the person suffering from...

Researchers Uncover New Risk of Fibromyalgia – Are You in Danger?


While not a ton is known about fibromyalgia, one thing is for sure: it’s an extremely debilitating condition that causes more than just mild...

The 5 Best Ingredients To Fight Depression And Boost Your Mood


If you’re feeling depressed lately, or even just a little down in the dumps, you may want to take a look at your diet. Recent studies are showing...

Vitamin E and COPD: What You Need to Know


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. You might not expect that this disease...

Get the Immunity of Superman with this Essential Juice


After all these years when you’ve been told there’s nothing you can do about a cold but wait for a week or ten days, who would have thought that a...

World Health Organization Says: Get Rid of Junk Food!


It’s no secret that obesity – especially childhood obesity – is becoming a huge problem in our nation and around the world (no pun intended). The...

Lower Your Cancer Risk with Calcium


Are you getting enough calcium in your diet? If not, you might want to start – especially considering that new research indicates you can reduce...

The Herbal Remedies that Can Cure Your Migraines


If you suffer from migraines, you already know how debilitating they can be. And it’s not just the physical pain that can take a toll! For...

The Simple Way to Burn More Fat – It’s Easier than You Think!


As a runner, I’ve always been told and been led to believe that I should “fuel my body” before heading out on a run.  But that’s been a big issue...

Bed Bugs: Are They Hiding in Your Bed?

You’ve heard the old saying – “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” . . . haven’t you? But have you ever stopped to think about...



The Vitamin D Test that Can Turn Your Life Around


Health practitioners have already sounded their concern about the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency, even in this day and age of “modern...

Can this Simple Test Detect Autism in Your Child?


Autism, and other autism-spectrum disorders, can be scary and bewildering diagnoses for a parent. Especially considering these disorders are on...

Green Tea Compound Slows Leukemia Cells


A diagnosis of leukemia is a dreaded and frightening one. However, treatments have improved in recent years, and the prognosis for most patients...

Laser Acupuncture: The New Miracle Healing Method


You may have heard of acupuncture, and perhaps even tried it as a healing method for everything from poor sleep to digestive distress. But now...

Perform – and Look - Like a Pro with a Low-Gluten Diet


Even if you’re not a professional athlete, you can perform – and maybe even look – like one if you follow the latest trend in professional sports:...

Centenarians Can’t Be Wrong: Healthy Sleep is the Key to Longevity


Aging has become synonymous with lack of sleep. It seems the older you get the less you tend to sleep. But what about people who live to be 100...

Regaining Balance: Science Says You Need More Vitamin D as You Age


A new research study has found that because older adults have a lower overall level of vitamin D in their systems, they need to take higher doses...

Why Your Doc is Choosing Supplements over Traditional Meds


How many times have you been told that there is a medication or pill to help remedy an ongoing illness you may have?  How many commercials have...

Breakthrough Research: Resveratrol Reduces Colitis Risk


Resveratrol has received a substantial amount of media attention in the last several years – and for good reason! This compound has significant...

The 9 Nutrients that Can Save Your Memory


Stress is the number one killer of memory. In today’s hectic world, stress is a never-ending cycle that causes memory lapses, and becoming...

Harvard Study: The Real Health Risks of Meat Revealed


Do you regularly stop for an Egg McMuffin on your way to work, or pile that store-bought turkey onto your sandwich for lunch? While you probably...

Researchers Develop Herbal, Vaccine-Free Remedy for Swine Flu


Think the swine flu is beyond you? You may want to reconsider. But, instead of protecting yourself with potentially harmful vaccines that the...

Tired of Guessing? New Research Suggests the Amount of Exercise Needed to Prevent Weight Gain


There are many opinions out there on exercise and what you should do, for how long, and at what intensity – especially when it comes to keeping...

To Brew or Not to Brew: The Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption


For many people, the day cannot begin until the morning coffee ritual takes place. Whether your coffee routine is based on frothy cappuccino or a...

Vitamin D Prevents Birth Risks, Infections in Pregnant Women


Many people in the medical and holistic community have their eyes focused on Vitamin D. It is no surprise that it is now recommended for pregnant...

New Study: The Remarkable Effects of Fat Loss on Your Immune System


There is a group of scientists in Australia that have proven that moderate weight loss can reverse many of the damaging changes that occur in...

Research Reveals: B Vitamins Reduce Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease


Every day it seems that new benefits of B Vitamins are being discovered. And recent research indicates that it helps reduce a woman’s risk for...

South Beach: Weight Loss Winner or Loser?


The South Beach weight loss program redefines the concept of just that. Unlike most traditional programs, it involves no calorie-counting or...

Finally! More Doctors and Patients are Turning to Alternative Medicine


It seems as if “alternative medicine” is becoming the norm, rather than the exception as more and more people (doctors and patients alike) turn to...

New Study: Probiotics Effective in Fighting Dangerous Infection


You may not know what C. Difficile is but we have all experienced what it feels like (unfortunately).  C. Difficile is short for Clostridium...

Recent Study Reveals Vitamin D Supplementation May Prevent Flu


The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has completed an investigation regarding Vitamin D supplementation.  The study focused on how Vitamin D...

New Study: The Truth about CLA and Weight Loss


With obesity rates in the country incrementally rising each year, it is no wonder that it is also becoming a huge problem with our children. Less...

Want to Lose Weight Quickly? We'll Show You How


Weight loss is one of those things that just about everyone would like to accomplish overnight. Unfortunately, once the weight loss “bug” bites,...

Can You Lose Weight with the Cookie Diet?


One of the latest crazes in the diet industry is the “Cookie Diet.” The name alone has many dieters scrambling to get all the information on it...

New Study: High Fructose Corn Syrup Prompts Considerably More Weight Gain


As we all struggle to find the magic key to losing weight – and keep from gaining it back, one recent study out of Princeton University takes a...

Spring Clean Your Body: Here's How to Do It


You give your house a “spring cleaning” when March or April rolls around, so why not do the same for your body? Cleanses or detox programs have...

Statistics Indicate Most Infants are Low in Vitamin D


While there is always a new study being done on the nutrition of infants and children, this most recent study shows a vital reason to listen up....

What to Eat if You've Been Diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism


You’ve probably heard that your thyroid gland plays an essential role in your overall health. So, when it’s not performing as it should, such as...

Clear Your Office Clutter for a Healthy Mind and Body


When it comes to our personal working spaces, we all tend to fall into one of two categories: the enviably fastidious and the hopelessly...

The 10 Most Popular Alternative Supplements


Alternative medicine is a multi-million dollar industry, with one in four Americans taking alternative supplements or seeing a non-traditional...

7 Anti-Aging Methods that Really Work


As the medical community makes amazing strides to extend the human lifespan, more and more emphasis is being put on extending the quality of...

Kids and Snacks: The Deadly Combination


Is your child a snacker? It may be putting his or her health – and life – at risk. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Kids and Supplements: How to Make the Right Choices


Generally speaking, a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates should provide all of the nutrients that a child...

What is the O2 Weight Loss Program – and Does it Work?


If you’re like most people, you’re always looking for the next best or biggest thing in weight loss tactics. Over the years you may have tried...

Study: Junk Food Tax Could Help Slow American Obesity


Have you heard of the so-called “Junk Food Tax”? Some experts believe that taxing unhealthy foods such as potato chips and ding-dongs could...

Tai Chi: A Great Mind-Body Workout


Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee) is a physical and mental technique that integrates body, mind and spirit, and has been practiced for centuries in...

The Many Reasons to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods


There are many genetically modified foods available from your local grocer . . . but are you aware of the “interests” behind these foods? When...

4 Natural Stress Relievers for Stressful Times


If you live in America, you’re no stranger to the economic stress of the present time. And with more and more evidence that stress can lead to any...

How to Be Safe with Your Nutritional Supplements


Any alternative or nutritional supplement, whether recommended by a medical professional or purchased over the counter, can be of great benefit to...

New Research: More Omega-3 Benefits Discovered for Middle Age


If you are middle aged, fish oil may help your body in more ways than one. You do not have to be a nutritionist to know of Omega-3s cardiovascular...

The Feel-Good Pill: Vitamin D Shown to Lift Mood During Chilly Months


As most of the country is easing into spring, some areas, especially those in the northernmost climate regions, have a few more weeks to go before...

5 Foods That Fight Aging


The word that is heard over and over when it comes to living longer is ANTIOXIDANTS . . . and the more the better! But there are other...

How to Pick the Best Weight Loss Program


Are you one of the one-third of American adults who are overweight, or are you just trying to shed a few excess pounds? It's no wonder weight loss...

6 Serious Reasons to Butt Out


March 24 is National "Kick Butts" Day!

Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you're ready to take the plunge? Do you know someone...

Is Diabetes and Alcohol a Safe Mix?


Diabetics know the problems regulating their blood sugar. What most diabetics do not consider is the effects of mixing in the factors of alcohol...

Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Does it Really Work?


Acupuncture --the practice of using very thin needles to pierce specific sites on the body in an attempt to relieve pain-- has been in practice...

Don't Be SAD: The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder


Seasonal Affective Disorder is an increasingly common problem, particularly during the winter months. If you or someone you know automatically...

Is Fasting For You?

Have you been feeling a bit run-down lately, or just a bit out of sorts? Maybe you haven’t been eating as healthfully as you should, or you’ve put...



Weight Gain at Work: 5 Tips to Avoid Packing on the Pounds


Have you ever started a new job and found that you put on a couple extra pounds within a few weeks? Or, maybe you’ve been at your job for years...

The Vitamins and Minerals that Are Slashing Your Cancer Risk


Each year, over 61,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer, leading to 13,000 deaths. Men are about three times more likely to develop the...

Dietary Supplement Safety and the FDA


Do you take any dietary supplements? It seems everywhere you look these days, dietary supplements are being sold. You can find them at your local...

Get Smarter While You Sleep


There might be a new way to learn a foreign language: go to bed and start sleeping. Recent research from Northwestern University is helping us...

New Study Shows Grape Juice Can Actually Reverse Memory Loss


You may think that the memory loss you experience as you age is inevitable. For instance, that forgetting where you set your keys or where you...

How to Avoid Common Medical Mistakes


Have you ever heard a medical horror story? Perhaps it was about how a patient went into surgery to have one kidney removed and the doctor took...

How to Deal with a Diet-Detractor


Have you ever started a diet, only to be distracted by a diet-detractor? Committing and sticking to a diet is hard enough without having to worry...

20 Little Ways to Drop the Pounds and Keep Them Off


On average, people gain one to two pounds per year effortlessly. If you simply consume 100 fewer calories daily you can easily counteract that...

5 Ways to Eat Your Way to Healthier Teeth


February is National Children's Dental Health Month!

If you see your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and brush and floss twice a...

No More Excuses! 25 Reasons to Quit Smoking this Year


You know the big three health reasons you should quit smoking – smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. You, however, can’t seem...

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder


February 21-27 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Have you ever sat down to a meal, and had just one too many bites past the “full” point?...

Children’s Sleep Significantly Affected by Couch-Potato Lifestyle


In today’s society there are so many things that keep children inactive. From television to handheld video games, there is a plethora of passive...

10 Easy Ways to Stick to Your Weight Loss Goals


Starting a weight loss plan is challenging for even the most disciplined eater, especially when you are taking in less than you are used to. How...

Antioxidants and the ORAC Score: What You Need to Know


The word “antioxidant” is certainly a buzz word these days when it comes to your health and the fight against aging. But how exactly do...

Tired and pale? It might be more than just the “Winter Blahs”


The winter season often leads to the “winter blahs” – you may feel tired all the time, experience lack of motivation to perform normal daily...

Bee Pollen: Natural Fountain of Youth (and Libido Booster Too!)


Bee pollen is just one more emerging example of how nature can help improve your health and well-being. According to over 20 scientific studies,...

The Calorie Counter's Guide to Cocktails


Revelers beware: alcoholic beverages can seriously spoil your New Year's resolution to lose a few pounds.  Like it or not, alcohol contains...

How to Find the Hidden Fat and Calories in the Foods You Eat Everyday


Ever wonder why people have such a hard time losing weight? Look no further than the way food is presented to us in modern society. Convenience...

Recent Study Finds Girls that are Active Make Better Grades


Is your little girl the type that sits on the couch watching the latest episode of “iCarly,” or the type that’s out there playing soccer with her...

Healthy Habits Gone Bad


Exercise, a low-fat meal regimen, plenty of fiber, lots of sleep . . . you can’t get too much of healthy habits like these, right? Wrong! Read on...

Accurately Diagnose Joint Discomfort: 7 Types, Causes and Treatments


A majority of people will experience joint discomfort at some point in their lives, and you may be one of them. Arthritis is perhaps the most...

Diet Profiler: The Abs Diet


Are you looking to shed some weight, and tone up at the same time? Perhaps you’ve always yearned for a flat stomach or six-pack abs. Well, the Abs...

40-30-30: Your Key to Lasting Weight Loss


Otherwise known as the ZoneDiet, the 40-30-30 plan takes into account your carbohydrate, protein and fat intake and suggests a balanced ratio for...

EPA/DHA vs. ALA in Omega-3 Battle


Fatty acids are needed in your everyday diet.  So much so, that many food companies enhance their products with the ever-important omega-3 fatty...

Slow the Aging Process and Relieve Pain: How to Recharge Your Body with Sex


Most everyone will agree that having sex makes you feel better. But did you know that sex can also help you look younger and be in less pain?...

The Right Kind of Sleep for Better Health


Getting a good night’s sleep has proved to be a modern problem. More people report sleep disturbances in the United States today than at any time...

Premature Birth May Lead to Behavioral Problems


Premature babies and babies born with low birth weights have long been known to have several physical health problems – both at birth, and later...

The Many Health Benefits of Yoga


A traditional western practice that has become a popular form of exercise in America, yoga is designed to enhance awareness, create a...

Too Many Holiday Treats Can Have a Long-Lasting Effect on Your Weight


We all hear the familiar warnings around the holidays about the perils of over-indulging in the sweet and high-fat fare common to the season. And...

Choosing a Weight-Loss Program: 6 Questions You Need to Ask


Maybe one of your new year's resolutions is to lose a little weight. And maybe it's not the first year you've had that as a new year's resolution....

6 Tips to Keep the Weight Off, for Good!


If you follow a radical fad diet, you can drop those excess pounds that you put on over the holidays quickly. But what happens when you start...

Boost Your Immunity Simply by Avoiding Fatty Foods

Ok. Raise your hand if you are unclear on the subject of whether foods that are high in fat are good for you or bad for you. Go ahead and take a...



Supplement Safety Tricks and Tips


Though you may believe that choosing a natural or herbal supplement over a chemical one is the safer choice, this is not always true. Due to the...

3 Tricks to Beat Depression during the Wintertime


When it comes to the wintertime, there are many who struggle with depression . . . and you may be one of them.  It appears that depression and...

Natural Alternatives to Cough and Cold Medicines


It used to be that every “good mother” had a cupboard in her home that had a wide assortment of over the counter (OTC) medications to treat any of...

Herbal Tea Better Than Aspirin? New Study Thinks So


When you have a common pain, whether it’s back pain, a headache, or sore muscles from exercise, you may look to aspirin. For the most part,...

Natural Treatments for Gingivitis


Often the first thing someone notices about you is your smile. But, what if your smile isn’t as beautiful as you’d like it to be because of...

New Study: Meal Replacements Aid in Weight Loss


There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the last 20 years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In...

Happy New Year! Discover the Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude


Don’t worry . . . be happy! It’s more than just a popular song from the 1980s and more than just a new year's wish. In fact, according to research...

Do You Have This Common Digestive Disorder – and Just Not Know It?


One of the most prevalent diseases out there today has to do with digestion: Celiac disease. While few people clearly understand exactly what...

Holistic Tips to Fight Aging on the Inside and Out


There’s no denying it: your body is growing older each and every day.  But all is not lost! By taking proper care of your body now, you can...

Start the New Year off Right: The Fat Flush Program


Want to detoxify your body, eliminate that bloated feeling and lose some weight at the same time? Well . . . ever heard of The Fat Flush Diet?...

New Study Shows Lychee Extract May Trim Belly Fat


There is big news for those that can not seem to shed that spare tire around the middle. A new Japanese study suggests that an extract from...

Valerian: Your Natural Treatment for Insomnia


65 million people in the world suffer from insomnia each and every year within the United States. And, these 65 million people spend upwards of...

Could Food Allergies Be Causing Your Upset Stomach?


You may have heard of people having negative reactions to certain foods like seafood or nuts, resulting in a swollen air-pipe or hives. But could...

Heartburn Drugs: Helpful Remedy or Harmful to Your Health?


Millions of people suffer from digestive problems, including acid reflux and heartburn. This is partly evidenced by the endless number of...

The Best Ways To Naturally Improve Your Digestion


Gas. Bloating. Constipation. IBS. If you suffer from gastrointestinal or digestive problems than you are quite familiar with these symptoms. And...

Soy’s Role in Reducing Diabetes Risk


Diabetes is an ever increasing concern for a large number of people of all walks of life. And, because of the potential dangers of this disease,...

Studies Confirm Long-Term Antibiotic Use is Harmful to Your Health


Many people do not realize that the use – and overuse -- of antibiotics in our society could be causing more harm than good to their overall...

Low-Fat Diet Shown to Be Better for Your Mood than Low-Carb


It has previously been reported that losing weight has a positive impact on the psychological state and mood of obese and overweight people. But...

L-Carnitine Supplements Improve Energy, Memory and Heart Health


L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that stems from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine.  A suitable supply of L-Carnitine is necessary to support...

The Fattiest Foods of Winter: What to Avoid


Winter is a great time for comfort food . . . somehow heavy meals seem to fit the mood and just taste better than in the cooler months. But, it’s...

Food Labels Can Be Deceiving: How to Correctly Read Ingredients


Food labels can be deceiving. You may think that you are eating healthy but come to find out, after reading the label, that the food you just ate...

How Vitamin D Can Help Save You from the Swine Flu


Surely you’ve heard the importance of vitamin D when it comes to your health. And now, a new study suggests that vitamin D is SO essential to your...

Recent Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury


If you’ve recently had a “healthy” snack such as yogurt, or perhaps some bottled juice, then you’ve probably ingested high-fructose corn syrup....

Don't Believe Everything You Read: Yes, You Really Do Need Vitamins!


Do you take vitamins and supplements? You may have reasons why you do, or don’t, support your diet with vitamins, minerals and other nutritional...

New Study: Vitamin D Doubles Colon Cancer Survival Rates


One of the most deadly cancers in the United States is colon cancer. The Center for Disease Control has recently reported that in 2005 141,400...

The Hype About Vitamin Waters: More Fiction than Fact?


This past year the Coca-Cola Corporation got in some legal hot water due to its claims of what its product VitaminWater could do. In fact, a...

New Study Shows CoQ10 May Prevent Obesity-Related Health Problems


Obesity is an ever growing problem with numerous health issues associated with it. One of those issues is called fatty liver. Fatty liver, also...

Recovering from an Upset Stomach? Eat (and Avoid) These 10 Foods


I don’t know about you, but having the stomach flu or an upset stomach is one of the worst common “sicknesses” I can think of. Whether you are...

Getting a Flu Shot May Double Your Risk of Catch the Swine Flu


There is great concern about how the seasonal flu, and even more about the swine flu. Those in authority are using the media to advocate getting...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Millions are Affected, New Study Shows What You Can Do


Since you live on the planet Earth, you’ve probably heard about one or more of the health benefits of green tea. Well, add one more to the list! A...

Soothing Solutions to Calm Your Acid Reflux


Acid Reflux disease is caused by a muscle at the bottom of the esophagus tube that is not closing properly when eating; this will sometimes allow...

5 Easy Changes That Lead to Lasting Weight Loss


Ah . . . it’s a constant battle: weight loss. And, if you are like millions of others who have some pounds to shed, you want it gone yesterday....

The Use of Probiotics to Relieve Autism Symptoms


Probiotics are becoming a large topic of conversation in the medical field as well as among researchers and scientists everywhere. Probiotics,...

Does Hoodia Really Help with Weight Loss?


If you’re looking to lose weight, and have been searching for ways to supplement your diet and exercise efforts, you’ve probably heard of Hoodia....

Don’t Be Fooled By Fake Probiotic Products


If you think you are getting a great benefit from certain yogurt manufacturers, who promote that their probiotic-containing products are...

The Power of Multivitamins: Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease Death


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has encouraging news for those that have been taking multivitamins, and maybe some motivation for those...

You Can Prevent Your Next Cold with More Vitamin D


With the winter season gearing up to full swing, you may be wondering how you can help prevent the seemingly inevitable cold bug. Fortunately,...

Echinacea: The End All, Cure All? You Decide


Probably one of the most talked about and widely known herbal remedies today is Echinacea. It is often said to be the “end all, cure all” way for...

Eliminate Dandruff with These 5 Natural Remedies


If you suffer from dandruff, then you know the itchiness, embarrassment and inconvenience that go along with it. Perhaps you’ve tried different...

Why Dr. Oz Won’t Take the Swine Flu Vaccine


Dr. Mehmet Oz is arguably one of the most well-known doctors in the United States. He is the Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia...

Probiotics May Ward Off Obesity Post-Pregnancy


Probiotics are known for their ability to help regulate your digestive system, as well as positively contribute to your health in a number of...

7 Reasons Why You Just Can’t Lose the Weight: Here's What to Do about It!


You’re eating a balanced diet. You’re exercising daily. You’re staying away from junk food. But the numbers on your scale still refuse to budge....

Check Your Medicine Cabinet for Recalled Children’s Tylenol Products


Twenty-one children’s and infant’s Tylenol products that were manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008 are being recalled as a safety measure...

Naprapathy: The Holistic Treatment that Relieves Your Aches and Pains


If you suffer from aches and pains on a regular basis you may have tried many ways to find relief . . . and often to no avail. And, if you’ve had...

The Not-So-New Super-Herb: Astragalus


Chinese Traditional Medicine has used Astragalus, an amazing herb that balances and improves the immune system, for thousands of years. Those in...

What's Making You Fat? 3 Hidden Culprits To Be Aware Of


Losing weight is perhaps one of the most difficult endeavors to undertake.  Whether you’re male or female, it can seem like an impossible task at...

Researchers Warn Against Tamiflu for Children


If you’re worried about the upcoming flu season, and perhaps even more critical the potential swine flu pandemic, then you may be reaching for...

The Dangerous Heavy Metal Threat That’s Harming Your Health


You’ve likely become aware of threats from a number of “everyday” items. These include mercury, vaccines, microwave ovens, fluoride in your water,...

Up Your Omega-3s for a Trimmer Waistline


Could omega-3 fatty acids add yet another health benefit to its already long list of important health improving characteristics? There is now a...

Probiotics May Help Fight Liver Disease


A leading cause of death is liver disease, and often a major contributor to developing liver disease is alcoholism or heavy drinking. ...

5 Surprising Facts about Your Weight


We’ve all heard that being overweight increases your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and nearly every common fatal disease you can think...

Boost Your Stamina with Beetroot Juice


Great news for has been announced for endurance athletes, the elderly population, and those that struggle with cardiovascular, respiratory, or...

Find Out Why the Aging Population is Turning to Natural Remedies for Arthritis


With the alarming side effects emerging from the use of NSAIDs and other over-the-counter pain medications, it’s not surprising that people are...

Why Natural Dental Care is Becoming a Vital Element to Your Overall Health


You know that dental care is imperative to a beautiful smile – and that a beautiful smile makes an excellent first impression. Well-cared-for...

Enzymes are Essential for Overall Health: A Look at Digestive Enzymes


Enzymes are responsible for the functions that take place in our body. Digestive enzymes are essential to break down the food that you consume....

Six Questions You Need to Ask About the Swine Flu


With the Swine Flu predicted to be a major concern this coming Fall and Winter, and as the numbers of people infected with the Swine Flu continue...

Your High-Fat Diet May Be Making You Dumber by the Day


Does your long term memory seem to be diminishing? Is it becoming more difficult for you to do the same amount of exercise you did easily...

Uncovering the Medicinal Magic of Comfrey


You might be wondering what is comfrey since it is not a commonly used word. Comfrey refers to an herb that has a host of medicinal uses. It...

Boost Your Immune System with Vitamin C


Vitamin C is at the top of the list among natural immune boosters for your body. The research on the immune boosting properties of the vitamin has...

What Experts Really Have to Say About the Atkins Diet


When Dr. Robert Atkins introduced the Atkins Diet in 1972, it started one of the largest controversies experienced within the nutrition community....

Bridges To Recovery Grows


Bridges to Recovery (www.bridgestorecovery.com), one of California's only deluxe inpatient residential treatment centers, is designed for those...

All Health, All the Time


Imagine if you could have access to a source for health news and information – with real live, doctors, scientists, nutritionists and more . . ....

Science Reveals: Everyday Chemicals and Toxins that Make You Fat


There is no doubt about it: obesity is a national epidemic. However, many doctors and those in the medical community do not feel that overeating...

Ubiquinol: the Amazing New CoQ10


CoQ10 has been around for a long time but recently a new form of CoQ10 has become available. You might wonder why this is a big deal; what makes...

Don’t Rely on Rapid Swine Flu Tests: Your Health May Be in Danger


If you think you’re getting an accurate answer from a rapid swine flu test, you may be putting your health at risk. A recent review of the rapid...

How to Blast Belly Fat in 4 Easy Steps


Spare tire. Muffin top. Potbelly. Middle age spread. Shall I go on?  We’ve all heard these terms to describe that area of the mid-section where...

Lose Weight for Good with this Inexpensive Tool


You see the commercials television and advertisements in magazines touting the benefits of the newest weight loss tool or diet on the market. But...

We Heart It Through The Grapevine


You’ve likely heard (through the grapevine) that grapes have healthy benefits, including those related to your heart. But a new study shows that...

Tired And Unemployed: The Sleep-Job Loss Connection


Are you unemployed? In this day age, it wouldn’t be surprising. There are an increasing number of people who are joining the ranks of the...

Health Buzz: The Surprising Benefits of Spirulina Platensis


Spirulina platensis kind of sounds like something that would not be good for you . . . like some sort of disease or something! However, keep...

Yohimbine: The Effective Supplement for Better Men's Health


You might not have heard of “Yohimbine” but it could turn out to be very important to you and your partner. Yohimbine is an herbal supplement that...

Shed Pounds without Dieting: The Easy New Way to Lose Weight


If you’re like many people today, you’re always looking for an easy way to shed those few extra pounds you’re carrying around. Well, there may...

Don't Endanger Your Life: New Study Reveals the Vitamin You Can't Ignore


Mom sure knew what she was talking about when she made sure you took your vitamin every day. Unfortunately, you may have left that habit at the...

Diet Profiler: The Best Life Diet


Oprah Winfrey has struggled with yo-yo dieting for years, and let us all watch her go through it on national television.  One diet she saw success...

From Ravaged to Ravishing: Discover the Miracle of B Vitamins


You hear a lot about B vitamins and how they are good for you, but you may not know much about them other than that. The “B vitamins” refer to...

Another Reason We Love Berries: They May Reduce Wrinkles and Repair Sun Damage


Want to eliminate wrinkles and repair your skin form sun damage? You may be able to do so with berries. According to new research, a compound...

Popular Weight Loss Drug Recalled: What You Need To Know About Hydroxycut


An increasing number of weight loss drugs and supplements are being recalled due to their link to health problems. One that received a great deal...

From Botulism to Salmonella - America's Most Notable Food Safety Scares


Want to know the quickest way to scare someone? Take them to your local super market. No, I am not talking about the rising prices on food,...

The Skinny on the Zone Diet: What the Experts Have to Say


You know stories of those lucky few who find a diet that permanently resolves the battle of unwanted pounds accumulated over the years. However,...

Feeling the Burn When Working Out? How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build-Up

Picture this: You have finally committed to an exercise program, you are running down the sidewalk or around the track, you are “feeling the...



Food Manufacturers are Replacing Trans Fat with this Dangerous Alternative


With healthy eating becoming such a priority in many people’s live, some food manufactures have started to eliminate or reduce the trans fat that...

5 Familiar Foods that Blast Fat Daily


It is common knowledge that the only way to lose weight is to control your calorie intake. You must expend more calories than you take in. But,...

Don't Jeopardize Your Health with Ephedra: It's Not Worth the Weight


Ephedra is an herb widely used in a number of dietary supplements that are helpful to aid in weight loss and also give a boost to energy. Ephedra...

Why Working the Night Shift Can Harm Your Health


How many times have you thought “my work is killing me”? Well if you are a night shift worker that statement might be truer than you realize. A...

New Study Shows Seaweed Supplement Can Ease Your Arthritis Pain


Alternative health experts often tout the benefits of seaweed when it comes to promoting great health. And now there’s one more reason to...

Why Every Kid Needs a Vitamin C Supplement


You may know that it's important to get enough vitamin C into your diet, but what about when it comes to your kids? Are they getting enough...

What is Pterygium and Can You Prevent It?


If someone asked you what pterygium is, would you be able to tell them what it was or would you call your doctor the next day to make sure that...

Don't Buy Into the False Hope of Weight Loss Drugs


There’s no shortage of weight loss drugs, methods, diets, and supposed “magic pills” out there to help you lose weight, whether they are...

How a Playful Summer Activity Can Significantly Harm Your Health


How many times have you made a sandcastle or buried a family member or friend under the sand vacationing at the beach? Did you ever think that...

Reclaiming Your Health during the Financial Crisis


In today’s economy there are many Americans that are struggling to make ends meet. This includes many seniors and family members who suddenly have...

FDA Warns: Hidden Steroids in Supplements Pose a Serious Risk to Your Health

If you think you’re doing your body good by choosing bodybuilding supplements that are steroid-free, you might be mistaken.

The FDA recently...



Obama Taking Race Relations to a New Level with the Beer Summit


If we could all just get together and have a cold one, perhaps all our problems would be solved. At least that’s what President Obama seems to be...

3 Easy Ways to Outsmart Your Stomach for Better Digestion


Your digestive tract and system holds the key to your overall health. As you well know, when your tummy is upset your whole body can feel out of...

Cosmetic Surgery for “Medical” Purposes – a Loophole in the Proposed “Bo-Tax”

You may have heard about the possibility of an excise tax being imposed on plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s a tactic by the...



The 4 Best Nutrients for Better Bone Health


You may think that calcium and Vitamin D are the only nutrients that you need for better bone health. While both of these nutrients are very...

Fight the Allergy with the Allergen: How Eating Peanuts May Cure Peanut Allergy


If you have a food allergy, whether mild or severe, you know it’s no picnic to deal with. Dining out at a restaurant or attending a neighborhood...

The Many Benefits of Common Chiropractic Therapies


If you think that a chiropractor is just a “back doctor” who will work on your spine, think again. There are many benefits of chiropractic...

Omega-3 Deficiency Responsible for More Than 96,000 Deaths Each Year


You may not think that being deficient in a simple vitamin or nutrient could lead to your death. Poor health, perhaps, or possibly even more tame...

Why You Should Be Considering Krill Oil Over Regular Fish Oil When it Comes to Heart Health


As an Insider's Health reader, you’ve definitely heard about the benefits of fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids by now. In fact, a recent report...

What the FDA Has to Say about the Dangers of Acetaminophen


The news is out that the FDA is making some changes when it comes to Acetaminophen, the ingredient used in Tylenol as well as other over the...

Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel: FDA Warning


Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products have been allegedly linked to permanent damage to the sense of smell. The FDA says about 130...

Get Your Groove On with American Idol: Why Singing is Good for You


It seems like there’s been a flurry of television “finales” over the past month or so, and American Idol is no exception. The singing...

Get Lean with Glutamine


Glutamine or L-Glutamine is an important amino acid produced naturally in your body. The most important function of glutamine is providing energy...

Swine Flu (H1N1): Pandemic Update


The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the threat level of the swine flu (H1N1) to a level 6 – the agency's highest alert level (which means a...

Radial Aplasia: Birth Defect


Radial Aplasia is a birth defect that causes severe deformities in the arms and hands - this disorder is normally seen in cows and is known as...

Is Your Exercise Doing Enough For Your Health?


Is your exercise doing enough for your health? That is an essential question that you will want to ask yourself as you are working out. Just...

Swine Flu Update: Pandemic is Imminent


With the number of confirmed cases of swine flu on the rise, both in the United States and in other countries, the threat for a global pandemic is...

Beat Stress Naturally with These 6 Foods


Do you suffer from stress? It wouldn’t be surprising. It is estimated that 65 percent of Americans are “stressed out.” And, more than 30 percent...

Stress Really Does Make You Fat!


Do you have a stressful household? If so, it may be making you – and your children – fat. New evidence from a study of Swedish families indicates...

The 7 Worst Workout Mistakes: Are You Making One (or More) of Them?


Are you making workout mistakes? Personal trainers are often surprised at how many mistakes are made at the gym, even by those who have the best...

7 New Fitness Fads: Do They Really Work?


New Year’s resolution or not, you may forever be on the lookout for that new, miracle fitness technique that will help you lose those extra pounds...

5 Ways to Naturally Prevent Gallstones


If you’ve ever had an encounter with gallstones, then you know the experience is no picnic. I’ve heard people say the pain ranks right up there...

Dissatisfied with Life? It Might be Due to Lack of Sleep


Do you find that you’re not as satisfied with your life as you used to be? Are you even perhaps thinking you might be on the verge of depression?...

Experts Are Upping the Amount of Exercise You Need to Lose Weight


If you’re trying to shed some extra weight by exercising and eating right, but aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for, it might be for this...

One Woman's Quest to Set the Story Straight on Hormone Therapy


As one of the editors of Insider's Health, I get to meet a lot of fascinating people. Perhaps the most exciting person I've interviewed this year...

World Renowned Magazine Stumbles with False Report about Krill Oil: Find Out the Truth


You’ve probably heard the buzz about the health benefits of fish oil, and more recently krill oil. Unfortunately, you may also have a negative...

New Study Shows Belly Fat is Linked to Greater Risk of Migraines


You’ve probably heard the many ways that belly fat can put your health at risk, including such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea,...

Vitamin D Deficiency and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?


overweight lady holdong tape measure around weistWhat if your weight gain was simply due to a deficiency in an essential vitamin . . . specifically Vitamin D? And, what if you could lose weight...

It's Time to Get Your Skin Ready For Swimsuit Season


Whether it’s summertime or time for a vacation to a tropical destination, you want to feel confident baring a lot of your body on the beach. If...

Recent Study Reveals Drinking Soda Boosts Risk of Kidney Disease


You already know that drinking soda is bad for you in so many ways. The negative health effects of drinking soda seem to be endless, and range...

Drop Pesky Pounds: How to Eliminate Water Weight


Losing weight is never easy, but there are some simple things you can do to drop a few pounds and they don’t involve drugs or a gym membership. In...

Is Your Workplace Upping Your Risk Of Cancer?


Sure, you may joke about being “allergic” to work or having a case of the “Mondays” but could your work place actually be putting your health at...

Why Living In A Fast Food Neighborhood Puts You at a Higher Risk for Stroke


If you live in an area where can’t go more than a couple of blocks without running into a fast-food establishment, you might be in a mess of...

The 5 Most Important Tips to Age Gracefully


It's an exciting time to be alive! There have been so many new anti-aging discoveries recently, and because of medical research and advancements,...

It’s About Thyme: The Health Benefits of Nature's Oldest Cure


Thyme (Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris) is a common herb which is used in cooking to enhance the flavor of dishes. It is available all through the...

Skip the Sleeping Pills! Beat Insomnia with these Soporific Foods


Do you have trouble going to sleep at night? Are you suffering from insomnia? The stressful and hectic lifestyles that many of us lead in today’s...

Can Your Taste Buds Make You Gain Weight?


If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, then you know the many factors that are involved in the fight to lose stubborn pounds. Diet, exercise,...

Another Dangerous Side Effect of Statins: Eye Disorders


If you suffer from high blood pressure, you may have been prescribed a drug called a “statin” to help lower your blood pressure to a healthy...

How to Prevent "Recession Pounds" During the Economic Crisis


Some experts are of the opinion that Americans may gain “recession pounds” in the upcoming year. It’s been suggested that Americans will spend...

5 Easy Ways to Lower Stress for Your Loved Ones


Heart disease is the number one killer of men—and half of men who die of a heart attack fail to show previous symptoms. Stress is a major risk...

Experts Reveal: St. John’s Wort Relieves Major Depression


While St. John’s Wort has been known to help relieve symptoms of mild depression, there has not been much evidence to support its role in more...

5 Tips for a Healthy Heart


As we move into February – American Heart Month, we’re reminded just how important our ticker is to living a long, healthy life. It’s so...

Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know


Here are two important questions for you... Question #1: Are you a woman? Question #2: If your answer to #1 was “yes” do you know you may be at...

The Newest Natural Cure: How Tea Tree Oil Helps Fight MRSA


The superbug known as MRSA is developing into more and more of a concern as it becomes increasingly resistant to traditional treatments such as...

How to Make Your Own Natural Medicine with Honey


The secret to natural medicine for many common health issues is simply . . . honey.  It has many healing properties, as it acts as an anti-viral,...

How to Hide the Signs that You Were a Smoker


If you’ve recently decided to quit smoking – congratulations! It is wonderful that you have finally made the decision to improve your health....

Get Rid of Cold Sores with Natural Remedies


Cold sores can be painful, there’s no denying that. But they can also be a nuisance and an “eye-sore” as well. Luckily there are effective ways to...

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Does it Really Work?


Have you ever been hypnotized? Whether your experience with hypnosis was to help you quit a nasty habit or a night of entertainment while in Las...

How to Naturally Stop the Ringing in Your Ears


If you’ve suffered from ringing in the ears, than you know that it can literally drive you batty! Well, you’re not alone: a shocking 12 million...

The Secret Exercise for Getting Rid of Belly Fat


Do you have a little extra padding around your middle that you’ve been trying to shed? Do you yearn for a set of six-pack abs? Have you tried...

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?


While the options of diet, exercise and dietary supplements are the common methods for most people to combat ongoing weight problems, some will...

End Flu Symptoms Without Drugs


Cases of the flu bug are expected to reach an all-time high this season, so there’s a good chance that you could be one of the unlucky sufferers...

Is Someone You Love Addicted to Prescription Drugs?


Prescription drug abuse is a very serious problem in the United States especially among teenagers and young adults, and there’s no sign of that...

I Want to be One Less: The Rising Concerns of the HPV Vaccine


Certainly by now you’ve heard the buzz about the new “HPV Vaccine” or perhaps you've seen the television commercial campaign "I Want to be One...

What is Ear Candling and Does it Really Work?


If you’ve ever had your ears clogged with wax, then you understand that it can be annoying and even painful at times.  You might even feel like...

Home Safety for the Holidays: How to Prevent Falls in Your Home


As age creeps up, you may begin to notice certain aches and pains that you don’t recall having before, and how you just aren’t as quick to get up...

Diet Profiler: The Fit for Life Diet


The Fit for Life Diet, originally formulated by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in the 1980s, is based on the concept of “Food Combining.” Food...

New Dietary Guidelines: Pediatricians Recommend “Doubling the D”


In October 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for the intake of vitamin D, doubling the amount recommended for...

Antioxidant in Red Wine Found to Destroy Pancreatic Cancer Cells


Do you love a glass of really good wine? In addition to its pleasing taste and relaxation factor, you may have heard that red wine (in moderation,...

Who Knew? Being a Sports Fan can be Hazardous to Your Health


It's Thanksgiving and we all know that watching sports is the afternoon event of choice for many people. But did you know that this activity might...

Lung Cancer: Hope for Recovery


If you suffer from lung cancer, or know someone who does, you’re well aware what a painful and life-changing disease it is. And you’re not alone....

The Best Natural Relievers for Back Pain


Regardless of how old you are or how active you are physically, back pain will likely affect you at least once during your lifetime. In fact,...

Everything You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s


Do you know someone who developed Alzheimer’s disease? Perhaps it was a family member, a friend, or even a neighbor. If you’ve been witness to...

Air Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk


You know that air pollution and smog is bad for the environment and partly responsible for the disappearing ozone layer, but did you also know...

Acid Reflux Drugs May Increase Bone Fracture Risk


It’s hard to see your friends and family enjoying all your favorite foods when your body denies you the same pleasure.  The culprit? Acid reflux....

Relieve Arthritis Pain with these 3 Natural Solutions


Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, can strike anyone at any age. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, you’ve undoubtedly tried a...

Acid Reflux Drugs Increase Bone Fracture Risk


It’s hard to see your friends and family enjoying all your favorite foods when your body denies you the same pleasure.  The culprit? Acid reflux....

Diet Profiler: The Abs Diet


Are you looking to shed some weight, and tone up at the same time? Perhaps you’ve always yearned for a flat stomach or six-pack abs. Well, the Abs...

Diet Profiler: The Fat Flush Diet


Want to detoxify your body, eliminate that bloated feeling and lose some weight at the same time? Well . . . ever heard of The Fat Flush Diet?...

Diet Profiler: The Fit for Life Diet


The Fit for Life Diet, originally formulated by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in the 1980s, is based on the concept of “Food Combining.” Food...

Diet Profiler: The South Beach Diet


The South Beach Diet redefines the concept of “diet.” Unlike most traditional diets, it involves no calorie-counting or down-sizing of portions....

How to Pick the Best Weight Loss Program


Are you one of the one-third of American adults who are overweight, or are you just trying to shed a few excess pounds? It's no wonder weight loss...

Relieve Arthritis Pain with these 3 Natural Solutions


Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, can strike anyone at any age. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, you’ve undoubtedly tried a...

Sleeping Pills: More Harm than Good?


If you are having trouble falling and staying asleep, you’re not alone:  70 million Americans are affected by some sort of sleep problem,...

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism


Your body burns calories and fat through metabolism—and the higher your metabolism is, the easier it is to maintain a healthy weight or shed...

Studies Reveal Sleep Can Improve Your Memory


You know that sleep is important for so many things, including brain function, keeping your weight in check, and overall good health. But can...

The 10 Most Important Anti-Aging Supplements


Is it possible to stop aging in its tracks? While it’s true that the many ways aging can affect your body and mind have a lot to do with genetics,...

4 Dietary Changes to Help Beat Acne


If you or someone you know suffers from acne, you know that it can often vary from an occasional annoyance to a debilitating condition. The exact...

How to Snack and Lose Weight


Snacking in between meals wasn’t always a part of the modern diet, but as pre-packaged foods become more convenient and our busy schedules make us...

When Stress Affects Your Skin: Natural Tips to the Rescue


You know stress can take a toll on your health, but did you know that stress has a negative impact on your skin as well? If you have one of these...

Excess Baggage: 4 Tips to Prevent Bags under Your Eyes


Do you have some “excess baggage” under your eyes? Whether you’re a guy or a girl, having bags under your eyes can have an unsightly effect on...

How to Avoid and Treat Pneumonia


Have you ever had pneumonia? If so, you probably remember all too well the symptoms - coughing, fever, chills and problems breathing. So how can...

Stop Smoking Tips: You Can Do It


If you’ve got a smoking or tobacco addiction, you probably already know that giving up nicotine is one of the most beneficial things that you can...

Red Yeast Rice: What is it and What Does it Do?


As you may well know, in the fight to improve cardiovascular health, there are several beneficial changes that you can make to your diet. One...

The Top 5 Most Hazardous Household Products


Your home should be a safe haven, but there are everyday products that you may use that can cause damage if they are used incorrectly or stored...

Double-Arm Transplant: Medical Miracle or Wave of the Future?


Transplants have been around for many years.  However, it is not too often that you hear about a “limb” transplant, much less a double-limb...

The Soy-Sperm Connection: Can Soy Affect Fertility?


In the past, when a man was diagnosed as infertile, it was usually blamed on his wearing of too-tight jeans and underwear, or drinking too much...

Weight Training vs. Cardio: Which One Wins in the Weight Loss War?


In the war on fat, there has been much debate about which type of exercise is best. Should you focus your efforts on cardio workouts that work up...

The 5 Biggest No-No’s of Dieting


You’ve never started a diet with the intention of failing – have you? So then, why might your last diet (or last five diets) not have worked? You...

Warning: Popular Botox Treatment May Be Fatal


You may have tried to delay the aging process by taking good care of your health, exercising regularly, and eating healthily. But often that’s...

5 Healthy Cities with Great Food and Fitness Options


Do you live in a “healthy” city? What really makes one city healthier than another? Well, a commitment to creating recreational activities for...

Food Coloring and Preservatives Linked to ADHD


It seems like attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting a lot of notice these days as an increasing number of children are being...

The Wii Fit Exercise Game and its Surprising Health Benefits


Are you wondering what all the fuss and excitement is when it comes to the Wii Fit Exercise Game? Maybe you’ve seen advertisements for it on TV,...

5 Easy Ways to Add Years to Your Life


How many times have you heard the phrase, “the only two certainties in life are death and taxes”? Probably more times than you can count! But what...

Simple Ways to Treat and Heal Dry Skin


Do you have dry skin? When I lived in Minnesota, it seemed like I was always moisturizing my face, arms, legs . . . well pretty much everything!...

4 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight and Don’t Know Why


It can happen suddenly or slowly over time, but when you put on a few unexpected pounds, you may find yourself scratching your head and wondering...

The Dangerous New Trend: Prescribing Statins to Children


Can you imagine giving your child what is normally considered an “adult” medication even though they don’t need it? Sounds a bit like drug abuse,...

The Top 10 Things You Should Ask before Popping the Question


Are you thinking of popping the question to a special someone in the near future? Whether you’re on your first, second, or tenth marriage (it...

Magical Plant from Mexico could be the New Goldenseal


Is it possible that a “magical new plant” has been discovered?  According to a news report, this “magical plant” has actually been known in the...

Menthol Cigarettes Attracting Teens, Tobacco Industry to Profit


It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is a dangerous health habit. Even the tobacco industry has owned up to the claim that cigarettes are...

A Change in Bowel Movements: What it Might Mean


Would you consider yourself “regular”? Or do you suffer from bouts of constipation or diarrhea . . . or maybe both? What determines a regular...

The Question Weighing on Everyone’s Mind: Why Do People Overeat?


I’m sure you’ve heard the statistics – obesity is on the rise and there’s no sign that it’s slowing down. Moreover, it’s becoming one of the major...

Make Sure You Are Choosing the Right Sunglasses


Sunglasses are all the rage in the fashion industry—and they’ve replaced handbag as the must-have designer fashion accessory. However, sunglasses...

5 Tips for Picking the Right Gym or Fitness Center


Do you belong to a gym or fitness center, or are you considering joining one? You may think that one gym or health club really isn’t that...

Studies Show Which Popular Diet Will Help You Lose Weight


There are hundreds of diets out on the market, but three of the most popular—the Mediterranean diet, the low-fat diet, and the low-carb diet -...

Old Way vs. New Age Relief


Are you plagued by irritable bowel syndrome, inconvenienced by insomnia, or undone by unrelenting back pain? If so, then you’ve undoubtedly tried...

Toenail Fungus: Natural Remedies to the Rescue


If you live in a warm, damp climate, spend a lot of time hanging out in pools or saunas, or exercise a lot, then you may have experienced a bout...

Diet Profiler: The 5-Factor Diet


With all the diet plans and weight-loss methods out there today, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Seriously, how many diets have you...

Flu Vaccines Not As Effective This Year According to the CDC


Did you get a flu shot this year? And if so, did it truly protect you against the flu? I didn’t get the flu shot this year, and so far I haven’t...

Words of Wisdom: To Have or Not to Have Your Wisdom Teeth


When you go to your dental checkups, there is always the chance of a cavity or other problem that means a filling or even removal of your tooth. ...

Asthma Drug Proven to Make Patients Worse than if taking Placebo


If you suffer from asthma, you may rely on prescription medication to lessen your symptoms. But there’s one particular drug out there that may...

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox


Have you ever had the dreaded Chicken Pox? If so, you may remember the awful itching and red sores very clearly. Or, if you’re one of the lucky...

Have You Had Your Tetanus Shot?


When was the last time you had a tetanus shot? I’m trying to remember the last time I had a booster . . . I’m thinking it was that time when I...

The Truth About LASIK Surgery: The FDA Investigates


Have you had laser eye surgery, or know someone who has? Hopefully your experience with the surgery was a good one and that you’re seeing better...

Everything You Need to Know About Molluscum Contagiosum


Have you ever heard of molluscum contagiosum? Wait – what? What in the world is molluscum contagiosum? That’s the exact question I asked when I...

Relief for Dry Eyes


Are your eyes frequently irritated? Do they constantly burn and feel as though you’ve got something in them, but you can’t seem to get it out?  If...

Troops Shy Away from Mental Health Help


If you’ve ever suffered from a mental health issue, or know someone who has, then you know it’s not an easy topic to talk about. Western culture...

Unlocking the Mystery of Nighttime Leg Cramps


Have you ever been awakened from a sound sleep by an excruciating pain in your leg? A pain so intense you’d almost rather cut your leg off than...

Adult Immunizations: Do You Need One?


If you haven’t been to the doctor in years, you may be in for a surprise: it may be time to get a “booster” shot, a dose of a vaccine that you may...

Diet Profiler: The Atkins Diet


How many diets do you think you’ve been on in your lifetime? One? Five? Twenty? Shedding unwanted weight is never easy, and many people turn to...

Warning: Prenatal Portraits Can Be Hazardous to Your Baby’s Health


If you’ve ever been pregnant (or served as the “better half” to someone who was), you’re probably familiar with the practice of ultrasounds....

Ibuprofen Linked to a Rare Condition


When you get an ache or a pain, what do you reach for in your medicine cabinet? Aspirin? Ibuprofen? Acetaminophen? Well, one of those options has...

Quercetin Can Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration


As you get older, you may worry about a decline in your vision. Perhaps you’ve even started buying reading glasses at the drugstore to help make...

How to Break Your Nicotine Habit for Good!

If you smoke or chew tobacco, then you probably already know how difficult it can be to stop.  Perhaps you’ve tried quitting in the past, only to...



The Oral Hygiene-Heart Health Connection

Are you a regular tooth-brusher and flosser? If so, you may be taking critical actions to prevent a heart valve infection – just by taking care of...



New Gene Discovery Could Have a Link to Alzheimer's

According to a recent report, an international group of scientists have discovered a new gene which has been linked to the late onset of...



Wogging: The Exercise Craze of 2008

What’s your favorite exercise? Perhaps you’ve followed the patterns of the “exercise crazes” that seem to have developed over the years....



Breast Feeding vs. Bottle Feeding: What's the Right Choice?

You just had a baby and you couldn't be more elated, but now comes the choice that people near and far will loudly voice their opinion on . . . no...



Green Tea Can Help Retain Memory of Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Do you suffer from sleep apnea and its resulting health issues? You may be surprised to learn that 12 million people in the United States alone...



Suicide in Japan's Elderly: A Rising Epidemic

A recent report from CBS News states that the number of suicide deaths in the elderly has dramatically increased in Japan.  The overall number of...



Add Red Wine to Your Anti-Aging Approach and See Results

What tactics do you use to fight aging? Eating right? Exercise? Plastic surgery? While it’s impossible to stop the aging process completely (even...



Busted! 5 Weight-Loss Myths Debunked

Are you really serious about losing weight and keeping it off? Well then, it is time to separate fact from fiction. You may have heard of the...



Food Allergies Increase while Food Industry Intends to Profit

Are you allergic to any foods? If so, you’re definitely not alone. According to a recent study, food allergies are a common problem for more and...



Top 5 Natural Ways To Beat Back Pain

Have you ever thrown your back out? Maybe you exercised too strenuously the previous day and you ended up paying for it later. Or, perhaps you...



Diet Profiler: The Pritikin and Ornish Diets

Have you ever tried the “low-fat” diet approach? Perhaps you’ve wanted to shed some extra weight, or you’ve been advised by your doctor to slim...



Study Shows Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Children with ADD

You probably have heard about the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, including their beneficial effects on the rate of heart disease, high...



Too Much Sleep Linked To Obesity

You may have heard the buzz about how not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain. But now it’s looking like either too little or too much...



Kick-Start Your Summer Weight Loss

The warm weather is here, and it’s time to bare more of your skin as bikini season is set in motion. Are you ready? If you’ve procrastinated on...



Relieve Stress the All-Natural Way

What stresses you out the most? Could it be getting stuck in traffic during your daily commute? How about managing a busy household and keeping...



Why Common Medications May Be Slowing You Down

If you take medications for your health, you would think they would work to make you better, or fix some problem you have. However, a recent study...



Diet Profiler: The Zone Diet

When was the last time you were on a diet? Last year? Last month? Yesterday? Shedding unwanted weight is never easy, and many people turn to...



Study Results: The Verdict is in on Antibacterial Wipes

Do you use antibacterial wipes to clean and disinfect your home or office? Well, you may want to keep reading! The results of a recent study...



Regenerative Medicine to Become a Reality for Wounded Soldiers

Do you know someone who is currently serving, or has served, in the war in Iraq or the conflict in Afghanistan? If so, hopefully they will be...



Important First Step: Pre-Screen Children Before Prescribing Ritalin

If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably heard about or know about the drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a popular prescription drug used to treat...



Don't Be SAD: The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder

When I moved to Southern California I thought it would be bright and sunny every day, but instead I'm experiencing somthing called June gloom (it...



Hospital-Acquired Infections: Unacceptable and On the Rise

Have you ever had to go to the hospital? Perhaps you had some sort of surgery, or maybe your hospital trip involved being admitted as a pregnant...



Understanding Thyroid Disease

You may have heard the importance your thyroid has in maintaining a healthy body. In fact, the thyroid took center stage last year when Oprah...



West Nile Virus: Should You Be Concerned?

Do you come from a land of mosquitoes like I do? I've got to tell you - one of the benefits of moving from Minnesota to California is the lack of...



Beat Jet Lag to the Punch

Are you planning to get on a plane anytime soon? Perhaps you’re headed to see family or friends across the country – or even across the globe –...



Natural Treatment Options for Graves' Disease

Have you ever heard of Graves’ disease? I have to admit, I had heard of it but, before I started looking into this condition I had no idea what it...



Good News for Chocoholics



In a perfect world, we’d all be healthy, happy and chocolate would be good for us. Well, guess what? At least one of those things is a reality...

All About Nosebleeds

Have you ever had a nosebleed? If you never have, you’re extremely fortunate! Nosebleeds can be unnerving and messy, especially when they come on...



Even Second-Hand Smoke May Cause Low Birth Weight in Babies

Are you pregnant, or do you know someone who is? While it may seem obvious to refrain from smoking while you’re pregnant, do you really know just...



A Normal Weight May Not Be Good For You: Now What?

Are you happy with your weight? If your scale says your weight is fine, why should there be a problem?  Unfortunately, the problem is that...



Ginseng May Relieve Symptoms of Schizophrenia

According to a recent CBS News article a small study was conducted where schizophrenia symptoms were reduced when the patients took Panax ginseng...



New Factors Found in Determining Survival Rate in Preemies

If you’re a female, you’ve probably had the experience of being “shown-up” by a male. Perhaps it was in your high school math class, or on the...



The Facts About Bird Flu: Should You Be Concerned?

What do you really know about the bird flu? You may have heard snippets here and there regarding this deadly virus, but do you know the facts?...



Are You Getting Enough or Too Much Vitamin C?

You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be...



Better Than DNA Profiling: New Test Could Aid in Investigations

Have you ever watched any of the “CSI” television shows? It seems to be a very popular series! The premise of these shows involves just what...



Get Rid of Your Hangover - Quickly and Naturally

Have you ever been out for a night on the town and had just one too many drinks? Or, maybe you had a house party and the wine and other drinks...



Allergies Are On the Rise in the U.S.A.

Do you suffer from allergies? Perhaps you sneeze incessantly whenever you so much as look at a cat or maybe you swell up like a balloon at even...



How to Avoid and Treat Kidney Stones

Have you ever had a kidney stone? If not, consider yourself very lucky! I have been one of the unfortunate who has suffered from these nasty...



Natural Solutions for Hair Loss

Do you feel as though your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be? Perhaps you’ve noticed your forehead is suddenly becoming larger with the...



Are Your Favorite Drinks Eroding Your Teeth?

Is soda your beverage of choice? Or do you prefer fruit juices or teas? Or, perhaps you’re an athlete and you regularly chug sports drinks after...



Detoxifying from Gulf War Illness

Have you ever heard of “Gulf War Illness”? If you served in the Gulf War, or know someone who did, you may know this illness and its effects all...



Natural Cures for Nail Fungus

You may have seen the commercials on television for a prescription drug that promises to cure nail fungus, but you may have no idea what nail...



New Studies Could Lead to Better Treatments for Psoriasis

Do you suffer from the pain, itch and inflammation of psoriasis? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Up to seven million people in the U.S. have...



What You Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Do you suffer from varicose veins? While most people with varicose veins consider their occurrence to be no more than an issue of vanity – a...



Alligator Blood: The New Treatment Option

If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably heard about how certain infections are becoming resistant to traditional treatments, including...



Could Your Child Have Russell Silver Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of Russell Silver Syndrome? Perhaps its abbreviation, RSS, is more familiar? And, no – not as in an “RSS feed” like you can...



Natural Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

Are you plagued by constant pain throughout your body? Do you feel like you constantly have the flu? Or are you not sleeping well, waking...



Could Your Bad Breath Be Caused by a Bug?

Have you ever been self-conscious about your breath? Perhaps you had some zippy Chinese takeout the night before an important meeting (or worse...



Beware of Lyme Disease

Are you planning a camping trip or a hike through the woods soon? Or, do you live in a wooded area where a “hike through the woods” involves...



Could Being a Sports Fan be Hazardous to Your Health?

Are you a die-hard sports fan? If you spend hours watching sporting events on television, spend hundreds of dollars investing in season tickets,...



Defend Yourself against Dehydration

Ok, my friend - let’s do a quick exercise in hydration. Now this is important, so really pay attention. Stop what you’re doing, take a deep...



Hemorrhoid Relief is Within Reach: Herbal Blends

Have you ever suffered from hemorrhoids? From what I’ve heard, hemorrhoids can be excruciating . . . so much so that just the mention of the word...



Finally! Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you spend a lot of time typing on a computer? Maybe your job requires you to spend hours glued to your computer keyboard. If this sounds...



How the Glycemic Index Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever heard of the Glycemic Index? It kind of sounds important – doesn’t it? Like maybe something you should be aware of! Well, if you’re...



Poison Ivy: What You Need to Know

Is camping a summer ritual for you and your family? Perhaps you’ll be heading to the local state park for the weekend, or have a longer, more...



Parkinson's Disease: An In-Depth Look

Do you know anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s disease? I did. From the day my grandpa was diagnosed, I witnessed him slowly being taken prisoner...



Plantar Warts: Relief is on the Way

Are you familiar with plantar warts? Since it’s not likely a subject that often comes up at the dinner table or among friends (and thank goodness...



The Many Benefits of the B-Complex Vitamins

You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be...



Can Acupuncture Cure What Ails You?

Are you dissatisfied with the results you’ve been seeing from modern medicine? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Many people (including myself)...



How to Overcome Laryngitis

“Help! I’ve lost my voice!” How many times have you struggled to get these words to come out of your mouth? You can do your best to prevent losing...



Pink Eye: What You Need to Know

Have you ever woken up to find your eyes red and swollen? It could be a simple irritation, but if your eyes don’t return to normal within a couple...



Beware of Spider Bites!

Have you ever awoken to find a small, red, itchy bump somewhere on your body? You may have been at a loss as to what it was or how it got there,...



The Secrets of the Kissing Disease: Mononucleosis Revealed!

When you were young, did you ever hear someone talk about the “Kissing Disease”? Eventually you probably learned that the Kissing Disease was...



Blister Basics: The Safe Way to Get Relief

Do you remember the last time you had a blister? Maybe you were trying out a new pair of tennis shoes for the first time, or you spent the weekend...



Stop Diverticulitis from Putting a Damper on Your Digestion

Do you often experience belly pain? Are you constantly battling bloating and gas, or nausea? Have you simply lost your appetite as of late? While...



Treat and Beat Athlete's Foot

Are your feet feeling a little itchy these days? Are they red, with a burning sensation? Do you have cracked or flaky skin between your toes?...



Meditation Tips: Two Simple Ways to Get a Healthier Heart and Reduce Stress

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the stress in your life that you wanted to just throw your arms up in the air and give up? With the pace of...



Say Cheese! How to Maintain a Healthy Smile

Teeth whitening options have become increasingly popular lately, with procedures offered at places anywhere from the mall to cruise ships. Not to...



Suicide Linked to Popular Asthma and Allergy Drug

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? If so, you may have heard of the prescription drug, Singulair. You may have even taken the drug to address...



Here Comes the Sun

What’s your favorite season? Summer is one of the most popular answers to that question – and for good reason! What better time to enjoy the warm...



A Natural Solution to Low Blood Sugar: Herbal Blends

Have you ever suffered from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia? If so, you understand the impact it can have on your body, ranging from sweating and...



Help for Hiccups

Have you ever had such a bad case of the hiccups that you physically hurt? Hiccups are never fun, but in addition to the social discomfort hiccups...



What You Need to Know about MRSA

Do you remember when the answer to almost any infection was to treat it with penicillin? Well, my friend, those days are long gone. Today there...



Woman Finds Chronic Pain Relief from Induced Coma

Have you ever been witness to someone in a coma? If so, you know it’s not a pleasant experience. Simply not knowing if that person will ever wake...



Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Have you noticed that you’re less interested in your favorite activities lately? Do you feel sad a lot of the time, and don’t know exactly why? Is...



Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

You’ve heard the old saying – “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” . . . haven’t you? But have you ever stopped to think about...



How to Achieve Whole Health: Herbal Blends

When you think about being healthy, you might put a lot of importance on eating right, taking care of your heart and preventing cancers and other...



A Mysterious Disorder: Night Eating

Does it seem as though food is disappearing from your kitchen – and your kids and/or husband aren’t to blame? Are you overwhelmed by a ravenous...



Calcium: What You Need to Know

When you think about calcium, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? You might say “healthy bones”—and you’d be right! But that’s not the...



The Gallbladder Cleanse: Does it Really Work?

Have you ever suffered from gallstones? Luckily I never have, but rumor is that the pain resulting from gallstones is horrendous – as bad as a...



The Healing Power of Magnets

When you hear the word “magnet,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you instantly picture the front of your refrigerator, where...



Acne Be Gone!

Have you ever suffered from acne? Even if you’re an adult, you may be struggling with keeping a soft, clear complexion. Whether you are dealing...



Alternative Treatments for Autism

Have you ever met someone who is autistic? Perhaps someone in your family – a child or grandchild – suffers from the disorder? If you’ve never...



Introduction to Stress Management

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the things going on in your life that you felt almost helpless? Perhaps you have a project at work that’s...



A Look at Sleep Aids

Do you remember how you slept as a kid? Not “how” as in which position (on your back, your side, if you had the top bunk or not) – but the quality...



Missing Memories: Understanding Alzheimer's

Do you know someone who developed Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you know the heartache it can cause – both for those diagnosed and those close to...



Oh, My Aching Head!

Have you ever uttered that exact phrase? Maybe you woke up with a terrible headache from one too many cocktails the night before, or you somehow...



Fight Colds and Flu the Natural Way: Herbal Blends

Have you had the flu yet this winter? Or even just a really nasty cold? Even though it seems flu and cold season hits worst in the winter months,...



Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Suffer No More!

Are you forever plagued by tummy troubles? I suffered with an angry tum for years, and finally after a decade of discomfort and pain I was...



Sweet Dreams: How to Get a Good Night's Rest

Do you spend all night tossing and turning? Do you find yourself lying awake filled with worry? When counting sheep, do your numbers reach into...



Effects of Laser Eye Surgery to be Studied by the FDA

Do you suffer from impaired vision? Perhaps you’ve had glasses or contacts since you were a child, or just recently developed less-than-perfect...



Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Have you ever had a sore throat so painful that it was difficult to speak, or swallow? Perhaps you were so miserable that even the excuse for an...



All About Vitamin A

Does Vitamin A make you’re “A-List” on a daily basis? Or are you lacking in this “Grade-A” vitamin? You know that vitamins and minerals are...



How to Beat Movie Motion Sickness

Have you ever been watching a movie – whether in the theater or in the comfort of your own home – and suddenly your tummy felt a bit queasy? Or...



Chronic Pain Relief NOT from a Bottle

When was the last time you took a pain reliever? A few days ago? Yesterday? Maybe only a few hours ago? If you suffer from chronic pain – whether...



Freshen Your Breath the Natural Way

Have you ever been on an airplane, or standing next to someone in line at the grocery store, and been overcome by your neighbor’s bad breath? Or...



Blood Purification and Detoxification: Herbal Blends

You probably know the importance of a healthy heart, a healthy digestive system, healthy kidneys, liver, and pretty much all your internal organs....



Fight Stroke with Natural Weight Loss

Do you struggle with your weight? You are not alone in your ongoing battle of the bulge. A new study reported by the American Stroke Association...



The Lowdown on your Slowdown: Constipation Causes and Cures

If you’ve ever been constipated, you know it’s not the most pleasant experience. Regardless of whether your plumbing problem was due to a certain...



The Weight of the World

Do you struggle with your weight? Perhaps you’ve always been a little on the heavier side, or maybe you just can’t seem to lose those...



Avoid Medication Mistakes

Have you ever acted as your own personal pharmacist and mixed medications for a more powerful punch? Perhaps you didn’t get enough relief from...



Best Treatments for Diarrhea

At some point in your life, you may have had the unfortunate experience of having diarrhea. Whether it’s due to a stomach bug, a sensitive tummy,...



5 Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss

Weight loss. It seems like it’s on everybody’s mind these days. And who can avoid it when every day we’re bombarded by television commercials and...



Overcoming Infertility

When you were young, did you dream of meeting the love of your life, getting married and taking the next step of having children? Perhaps you...



Win the Battle Against Fatigue

Do you ever get that feeling of utter exhaustion – almost to the point of being weak or sick? Or you’re so tired that you are unable to perform...



The Eyes Have It! A Healthy Eye Tonic

Our eyes are arguably one of the most important of the five senses. Most of us could probably get by without a sense of taste or even smell, but...



The Relationship between Insomnia and Stress

We all seem to get busier and busier every year! While being busy is not always associated with an increase in stress, it is often the outcome for...



A Natural Approach to Insomnia

Have you ever had a sleepless night? Maybe you had trouble quieting your mind and falling asleep, or perhaps you were able to fall asleep quickly...



Optimize your Eye Health

March is Save You Vision month: Are you worried that your eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be? Maybe you have a few pairs of non-prescription...



The Link between Infertility and Endometriosis

Are you thinking about starting a family soon? Perhaps you’ve put all the plans in place to begin this very important time in your life – a time...



How to Reverse the Signs of Aging the Natural Way

You’ve probably seen the television commercials and magazine advertisements promoting anti-aging products and tactics, from magic skin creams and...



Is Your Artificial Sweetener Making You Fat?

What you need to know about substitute sugars. Do you use an artificial sweetener in your morning coffee? Perhaps you use it to top off a bowl of...



Tummy Troubles? Maybe It's Time for a New Approach: Herbal Blends

We’ve all seen those television and magazine advertisements for a cure for indigestion. Some products promise immediate relief while others pledge...



Why Women May Need to Think Twice About Calcium

Do you take a calcium supplement? For years the experts have been telling us that calcium is a vital part of a healthy woman’s daily nutritional...



How to Blast Belly Fat

Spare tire. Muffin top. Potbelly. Middle age spread. Shall I go on?  We’ve all heard these terms to describe that area of the mid-section where...



Helpful Hangover Tips - Or Not?

We’ve all been there. Well, most of us have anyway - the morning after an office Christmas party, night out on the town, or beers with the boys....



7 Stategic Tips for Weight Loss

It's been the age-old question for many of us for years - "How do I lose weight, and more importantly, how do I keep it off?" With all the advice...



Tired and Pale? It Might be More than Just the "Winter Blahs."

The winter season often leads to the "winter blahs" - you may feel tired all the time, experience lack of motivation to perform normal daily...