Health Studies 

What We All Want to Know About Cell Phones

There has been much speculation about the potential risks of cell phone use. Now a new Swedish study published in the journal Pathophysiology, has shown the more hours and years someone has talked on their phone, the greater the likelihood they will develop glioma, a deadly brain cancer. In fact, the rates triple. According to the study, people who had used wireless phones longer than a year had a 70 percent greater risk of developing glioma. People who had used wireless phones over 25 years had a 300% greater risk…

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Digestion Disease Exercise Wellness 

How Toxic Is Your Body?

Every year, Americans are exposed to 2.5 billion pounds of toxic chemicals, and 6 million pounds of mercury. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, 80,000 toxic chemicals have been released into the environment. Most of them have not been evaluated in terms of their impact on human health, and for the ones that have, the results are disturbing. The Environmental Working Group says the average newborn baby arrives in the world with 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord – so imagine how many chemicals may be…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

Take Another Look at Fruit Juice

While fruit juice is often touted as a healthy alternative to flavored drinks like soda, it is important to have a clear understanding of just what fruit juice offers and what its drawbacks are. It is true that fruit juice has a high concentration of vitamins as well as antioxidants. However, there are a number of reasons to drink juice only in moderation. Here are five: 1. Humans process fruit differently than do animals. Many animals, such as birds and orangutans, are natural fruit eaters. Their digestive systems are specially…

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Disease Healthy Foods Natural Remedies Wellness 

Know About Nettles

Every spring, gardeners spend time removing prickly nettles from their gardens. In today’s world, the nettle is often regarded as a weed. But in traditional medicine, the nettle, or Urtica dioica, has a rich history. For more than 2,000 years, people have been using the nettle as an invigorating spring tonic to support wellness, and for joint health. Perhaps it’s time to shift our perception, and see nettle as a powerful herb. Nettles are not easy to love. Virtually every part of the nettle is covered with tiny protrusions called…

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Diet Exercise Prescription Drugs 

9 Things to Know About Postpartum Depression

A well-known Hollywood star recently checked into a facility that treats postpartum depression, bringing much-needed attention to this critical issue. Postpartum depression is real, and it requires treatment. Frequently, however, shame keeps new mothers, and their families, from seeking help. Here are nine facts to know about postpartum depression: 1. Postpartum depression is not the “baby blues.” Approximately 80 percent of women experience the baby blues during the first week or two after giving birth. They feel worried, tired, sad and often overwhelmed. But true postpartum depression is much more…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Junk These 10 Items for a Healthier Home

If you’re looking for ways to make your home a safer environment while improving your family’s health, consider saying goodbye to these ten items: 1. Artificial Sweeteners Most of us know sugar is bad for our health, which has provided an opening for companies that want to sell us so-called “healthy alternatives” in the form of artificial sweeteners. There are some healthy choices, such as stevia, Luo Han and xylitol, but get rid of any products that contain Splenda (sucralose) or aspartame. These additives increase insulin sensitivity, disrupt the good…

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Exercise Healthy Foods Wellness 

A Navy SEAL’s Morning Routine

How do you start your day? Many people wake up and take a look at their smartphone. They check email and social media, then roll out of bed and start the coffee brewing. Perhaps they have a high-sugar cereal or a sweet roll for breakfast while watching television. By the time they shower, dress and head out for work, they have squandered a lot of their energy reserves and capacity for focus. Mark Divine, a former navy SEAL commander and bestselling author, believes their is a better way. He says…

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Healthy Foods 

4 Steps to Perfect Posture

Good posture communicates confidence and a sense of ease, but it also reflects good health. When our posture is poor, we may feel sluggish and weak. When our posture is good, we’re filled with energy, strength and balance. Most of us seldom consider our posture, taking it for granted. If we decide to make a conscious improvement, we might do a few shoulder rolls and focus on standing up straight while we are thinking about it. But achieving and maintaining posture is an ongoing process. Here are a few things…

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Diet Wellness 

Four Potential Causes of Skin Problems

Our bodies always reflect our internal health. If you are are careful about cleansing your skin, but you still have breakouts, rashes or inflammation, the problem may be your diet. You may be suffering from food allergies or sensitivities if you experience asthma or edema, or if after eating a certain food, you have bloating or gas. But if you don’t have those symptoms, you may not have made the connection between a food you’ve ingested and the pimples or hives appearing on your skin. The best way to determine…

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Diet Digestion Exercise Natural Remedies Wellness 

7 Ways to Detox (Without Juicing)

Our bodies are healthiest when we provide support with gentle detoxing. You probably know juicing is one great detox strategy, but there are others that are simple, effective, and enjoyable. Here are seven ways to detox that don’t involve juicing: 1. Choose foods without chemicals. The standard American diet includes pesticides, preservatives, processed oils, artificial flavors and colors, and other chemical additives. Buy organic as often as possible, and shop local at farmer’s markets. 2. Invest in a water filter. Tap water is often loaded with compounds like chlorine and…

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