Health

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
Smart choices for a healthy prostate

Smart choices for a healthy prostate

According to Linus Pauling Institute  in Oregon, “Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men.” The prostate is a vital part of the male reproductive system, as it generates and stores semen. As we age, the risk for developing prostate cancer increases, so it is […]

by April 2, 2013
4 easy changes to lose 10 percent of your body weight

4 easy changes to lose 10 percent of your body weight

Losing weight can seem difficult. As seen on Dr. Oz, it seems that losing only 10% of your body weight is key to reaping the benefits. It improves cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. This means a lower risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Not to mention, […]

by April 1, 2013
Omega-3s may help prevent skin cancer

Omega-3s may help prevent skin cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.” This is more than prostate, lung, colon, and breast cancers combined. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell […]

by March 20, 2013
4 essential vitamins for kidney health

4 essential vitamins for kidney health

Every organ in our body plays an important part. Our kidneys are one of the most crucial organs of all. They act as a filtration system, getting rid of waste products. To keep our kidneys working well, it is important to adopt the right diet. Here are four essential vitamins […]

by March 18, 2013
Fish oil to help heal bed sores

Fish oil to help heal bed sores

Pressure ulcers or more commonly known as bedsores occur very often in patients who are critically ill and bed-ridden. These sores occur because of the constant pressure on the skin and tissue underneath when in bed or a wheelchair for long periods of time. The cause of pressure ulcers is […]

by March 13, 2013
A natural prescription to alleviate seasonal allergies

A natural prescription to alleviate seasonal allergies

Take a green step and try to alleviate your allergy symptoms the natural way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates around 36 million people in the United States alone suffer from seasonal allergies, known also by the common name of hay fever and the more technical name allergic rhinitis. Alleviate Seasonal Allergies […]

by March 10, 2013