Health

  • 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.

  • Are You at Risk For Autoimmune Disease?

    As amazing as our bodies are, we cannot completely withstand the constant assault posed by unhealthy diet, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins. Rising from modern lifestyles, these factors contribute to several of America’s serious health epidemics—and autoimmune disease is rising to the top of the list.

    Current perspectives consider a much wider segment of the population at risk.
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD
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  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Ryan Harb and University of Massachusetts Amherst students are breaking ground on a sustainability project without actually breaking the ground. It’s called permaculture, a non-invasive philosophy that eased its way into mainstream society with a simple approach to sustainable gardening.
     

    University of Massachusetts Amherst breaks ground with one of the first permaculture gardens on a public university campus.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Rising Above MS


    Imagine for a moment knowing that you have problems keeping your balance but not knowing when you will lose it.

    Coping with an unpredictable, chronic illness can take its toll, but natural treatments can help.
    By Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG, and Lynn Allison
  • Relieve Allergies Naturally

    Treat the cause of your sensitivities and kick the antihistamine habit!
  • Lower Your Diabetes Risk

    Growing up in Mississippi, Herman L. Kemp, Jr. dined on fried chicken and biscuits for breakfast, sometimes with a side of macaroni and cheese. These eating habits continued into adulthood, where it wasn’t unusual for him to regularly splurge on a buffet-style breakfast, then hit another buffet for lunch or dinner.

    You can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Here’s how.
    By Joel Warner