Health

Safe Drinking Water

Home Systems to Purify H2O by Jim Motavalli Americans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally ... Read More »

Immune Boosting Ideas

by Elizabeth McMillan As the leaves are changing and nature is preparing for old man winter, it is important to keep in mind ways to stay healthy this cold and flu season. This may mean looking at current diet and lifestyle habits that can impact the immune system, as well as having a few things at home when there is ... Read More »

Metabolic and Nutritional Food Typing

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Do you ever feel like no matter what you eat, you just don’t feel satisfied? Do you feel like you are doing your best to eat “right” but your body is just not responding the way you hoped? It’s likely because you just aren’t eating right for your metabolic and nutritional food type. The way ... Read More »

Five Ways Poor Posture Can Harm Your Health

By Susan Brady As children, we were always told to stand up tall, hold your head high, pull your shoulders back, don’t slouch—and for good reason. Though you may have perceived it as your parents nagging, proper posture keeps your body and bones healthy. Poor posture is obviously bad for your spine, but can also impact your digestion, mood, breathing, ... Read More »

Thermography for Breast Health

by Donna Marie Scippa Thermography, or Medical Infrared Imaging, is a painless, non-invasive and inexpensive breast scan approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk ... Read More »

Chiropractic and How the Body Works

Modern Chiropractic began in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. This article will outline some of the current understanding of how manipulation “works” and how it can bring about a return to health in a body that is suffering from illness. Edgar Cayce, in the 1920s, stated in his readings that manipulation is the closest thing to how the body tries to ... Read More »

Fall Allergies Can Get You Stuffed

By Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Fall can be a miserable time for those who suffer from allergies. As nighttime temperatures begin to decline, ragweed begins to release its pollen. Ragweed is among the most common of allergy irritants. Fall allergy sufferers may also experience allergies due to mold and dust mites. When the body encounters an allergen, the immune system ... Read More »

‘Less Meat’ Goes Mainstream

Options Grow for Plant-Based Eating by Marlaina Donato Plant-based lifestyles, once considered by some as a fad that would fade, are on the rise worldwide. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 6 million to 8 million Americans have completely eliminated meat, including seafood, from their plates. With a 600 percent increase of people going ... Read More »

The Rise of Blue Zones in America

Places that Encourage Healthy Living by Avery Mack Dan Buettner’s original book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in ... Read More »

Rebooting Libido

Exercise Rekindles Desire by Maya Whitman Because exercise delivers so many benefits, it’s not surprising that one of them is benefiting libido. A low sex drive can affect either gender at any age, and contributing factors include hormonal changes, daily stressors and certain prescription drugs. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, short-duration bursts of exercise ... Read More »