Health

Too much omega-6s can increase heart risks

Too much omega-6s can increase heart risks

Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for the heart and brain and their many health benefits are numerous. Yet, excess consumption of omega-6 fatty acids can actually be detrimental to our health. According to a publication from the National Institutes of Health, evidence is piling up that contradicts popular belief about omega-6 […]

by June 12, 2013
Tips for a healthier mouth

Tips for a healthier mouth

Healthy teeth and gums are key to health. Keeping good dental hygiene can make a huge difference when it pertains to getting a new job, making new friends, or even starting a new romance. Brushing your teeth is not enough, flossing, staying away from sugar and adopting new oral hygiene […]

by June 12, 2013
Rediscovering the treasured chia seeds

Rediscovering the treasured chia seeds

Chia seeds commonly known as Chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family and a native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. They were cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times and revered for their energy boosting properties. Chia seeds are being rediscovered and making a big […]

by June 8, 2013
5 mainstream nutrition myths uncovered

5 mainstream nutrition myths uncovered

There are many health myths. Fortunately the truth always finds its way. It is important to know your foods and understand food labels. Here are five common myths and the real truth behind them that may shock you. Myth #1 – Artificial sweeteners are safe alternatives to real sugar for […]

by May 27, 2013
Processed meats may accelerate death

Processed meats may accelerate death

Processed meats such as hot dogs, pepperoni, and salami have been known for their heavy content in fats. A large population study shows that there are connections between processed meats and dying early. The study also shows that a diet with processed meats can raise the risk of cancer and […]

by May 18, 2013
Gluten the hidden danger

Gluten the hidden danger

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness approximately 1 in every 133 Americans suffers from an autoimmune disorder called celiac disease. This number is based upon a milestone multi-center study of blood samples collected from 13,145 people from February 1996 to May of 2001. This means that there were over 2.1 million […]

by April 17, 2013
As seen on Dr.Oz: The controversy over dental amalgam fillings

As seen on Dr.Oz: The controversy over dental amalgam fillings

Amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings. It consists of mercury (50%), silver (~22-32% ), tin (~14%), copper (~8%), and other trace metals. In the 1800s, amalgam was used as it was inexpensive and durable. There seem to be mounting evidence on the health risks associated with placing mercury into your teeth. Interestingly enough, about 72% of people surveyed in […]

by April 16, 2013
Dealing with psoriasis

Dealing with psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that forces skin cells to grow too rapidly.  Up to 7.5 million Americans suffer from the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is actually an autoimmune disease and occurs when a type of white blood cell called a T cell mistakenly attacks […]

by April 8, 2013