Health

  • 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
  • Operation New You

    Every January 1, it’s the same deal. I’m eager to write out a resolution list and get started on my goals, because this year I will drop 10 pounds, stress less, save more money, and be the most giving person I can be.

    15 strategies to lose weight, stress, and find happiness in 2010.
    By Erin Quinn
  • Nourishing Happiness

    Two months had passed since my daughter was born, and still I was walking around in a fog. I understand, based on comments from friends and family, that I radiated happiness during this time, but what I remember is struggling with sleeplessness and the constant demands of a newborn—my 8-pound bundle of joy had the clear upper hand.

    The yogic way to feed body and spirit
    By Melissa B. Williams
  • Stand Up and Live Longer

    If you’re sitting down to read this, you may want to stand—and stay standing. A new study from the American College of Sports Medicine links the amount of time people spend sitting with an increased risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.

    By Sarah Toland