Health

  • Rainforest Superfood: Chia Seeds

    Chances are you’ve heard the phrase “good things come in small packages”—and in the instance of chia seeds, this is certainly true. Like most superfoods, chia grows south of the equator in the fertile Central and South American regions.

    Ancient nutrition for modern times
    by Brooke Holmgren
  • Incorporate Fitness Into Your Everyday Routine

    From television shows to political campaigns, the hot topic of obesity is now on the minds of many, and the public is finally ready to take action. People understand the serious implications of being overweight and the illnesses that unavoidably stem from it—diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, to name a few.

    “Sedentary Death Syndrome,” as the media calls it, is an epidemic.
    By Cara Lucas
  • The Care-Giver Syndrome

     

    How to stay healthy and happy while taking loving care of somebody who is seriously ill.
    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Health on the Edge: Our Nation's Biggest Health Crisis

    Dr. Ludwig, an obesity expert at Children’s Hospital Boston and associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, recently made headlines by suggesting that some parents should lose custody of their obese children in an editorial he co-wrote for the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Obesity is both preventable and reversible through healthy choices we can all make on our own.
    Larry Trivieri Jr
  • Homeopathy 101: What's the Big Idea?

    Homeopathy is a big, fat, powerful medicine of tiny proportions. Used correctly, these remedies, containing minute doses, can bring you real relief and healing.

    Minuscule homeopathic remedies offer hope for health
    Joette Calabrese
  • Animal Acupuncture

     

    As a pet owner, you know when something isn’t right with your pet. He or she might be sleeping too much or not enough. Your pet might pace, bark, meow, or chirp at unusual times; the tone of their cry might sound distressed.

  • Autumn Safety Tips for Pets

     

    The temperatures have cooled off, the days are noticeably shorter, and the leaves have begun to turn colors; it’s autumn! And finally you can enjoy some time outside with your pet without feeling like a baked potato. However, along with the change of season, there is a new set of safety precautions to take for your pet.

  • Roast Your Way To Better Health

     

    While it's widely known that coffee contains antioxidants that are helpful in fighting the oxidation of cells, new research has found that the strength of the roast affects antioxidant values; the darker the coffee, the higher the potency of antioxidants.

  • Rising to the Challenge

    Diabetes used to be a fixed sentence: If you had type-1 you faced a lifetime of insulin injections, innumerable health problems, and the prospect of an early death; type-2 simply arrived with old age, along with arthritis and high blood pressure. These days, children as young as 6 have type-2 and many seniors face diabetes-related dementia.

    By Alan Reder
  • Tea Treatment

     

    A meta-analysis of several studies has concluded that green and oolong tea can help prevent diabetes and aid in managing type 1 and 2 diabetes.

    People who drank more than four cups of green tea per day had a 20-percent lower risk of developing diabetes than people who did not drink four cups of tea.