Health

  • Inflammation

    Inflammation is a condition that, to one degree or another, afflicts tens of millions of people nationwide. As an isolated occurrence, inflammation is an appropriate response your body employs to address injury or infection. When inflammation becomes persistant, however, that’s a cause for concern.

    Put out the fire that consumes your health.
    by Sayan Sarkar
  • Food Label Blues

    The most typical move a consumer will make at the grocery store is to pick a product off the shelf, flip it over, and scan the nutritional information. Unfortunately, this is where the inquiry ends. Buyers simply don’t know what they are looking for. Between the ingredients, label claims, and percent daily values, it’s hard to know if you should consume the product at hand.

    Learn to decode confusing labels.
    by Amy Vergin
  • Fix Your Achy Breaky Heart

    The key to heart disease prevention lies in knowing its causes, your risks for developing it, then doing all you can to reduce those risks. These same steps that reduce heart disease risk also demonstrate success in reversing it—often completely. Yet for many Americans, heart disease seems to take them by surprise.

    Ways to care for your heart in order to prevent, and treat, heart disease.
  • A Perspective on Integrative Cardiology

    Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although the United States has made tremendous strides in the quality of cardiac care, heart disease still remains a primary health concern for many US citizens. Natural Solutions spoke with Dr.

    An interview with Dr. Stephen Sinatra
  • Focus On: Collagen

    WHAT IT IS: Collagen is a collective group of proteins found in mammals and makes up a major portion (25- to 30-percent) of connective tissue within the body. With over 28 different types of collagen identified, usually type 1 (hydrolyzed collagen) or type 2 are used in supplements.

    Learn about collagen, what it is, what it does, and why you need it.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Care-Giver Syndrome

     

    How to stay healthy and happy while taking loving care of somebody who is seriously ill.
    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • 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