Health

Anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills now linked to risk of death

Anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills now linked to risk of death

Nowadays, anxiety disorders and sleeping disorders are becoming more common. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).” The National Heart, Lung, […]

by April 10, 2014
Find your diabetes risk score with a simple test

Find your diabetes risk score with a simple test

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body reacts to blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. Glucose is crucial because it is what gives energy and helps build cells and tissues. It also fuels the brain. If you have diabetes, no matter the type, it means […]

by April 9, 2014
How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations

How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations

Have you ever wanted to make suggestions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on regulating food labels to make sure they are safe and that harmful ingredients are clearly labeled? Now is your chance to do just that. SO TAKE CONTROL OF THE FOOD YOU EAT. The FDA is […]

by April 8, 2014
How to exercise and enjoy the outdoors if you are an allergy sufferer

How to exercise and enjoy the outdoors if you are an allergy sufferer

Spring is a beautiful season where flowers bloom and the weather is comfortably pleasant. It is a season that represents rebirth, life, and new beginnings. However, for allergy sufferers it can be the most dreaded season of the year Many allergy sufferers avoid the outdoors and even reduce all activities […]

by April 3, 2014
7 things you should not do in bed

7 things you should not do in bed

“I say the bed is for two things that begin with the letter S, and struggling and suffering are not among them.” This is a quote from Dr. M. Safwan Badr, M.D., who is the president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is absolutely true when it comes […]

by April 2, 2014
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Eating apples may reduce risk of stroke

We saw how eating dark chocolate may reduce the risk of stroke. Just recently, a new research highlights that eating white-fleshed fruits such as apples and pears may significantly lower the risk of stroke. In a new study, Dutch researchers tried to determine a possible link between stroke and eating fruits […]

by March 28, 2014
Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Bread has been the subject of many health discussions and concerns. It contains gluten and  has created health issues for many. “The resulting high-gluten, refined grain diet most of us have eaten since infancy has created health problems in the gut, the bloodstream, the brain, and sometimes also the joints, […]

by March 26, 2014
Turmeric boosts the immune system and fights chronic diseases

Turmeric boosts the immune system and fights chronic diseases

Turmeric, also known as the “Indian solid gold” gets its nickname not only because of its gold color, but for the fact that it is worth its weight in gold when it comes to health benefits. Turmeric remains one the most researched plants in the world. Its medicinal properties have […]

by March 25, 2014