Natural Health Remedies

Cataracts: Causes and Natural Prevention

woman wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from cataracts
Worldwide, cataracts are the second leading cause of visual impairment, after refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc.). They’re extremely common, affecting half of all Americans by the time they reach age 80. But common doesn’t mean inevitable. There are many things you can do to prevent cataracts from forming. But before getting into that, it’s […]

Omega-3s and Anxiety

Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges have grown to epidemic levels worldwide. But they’re more prevalent in the US than in any other country in the world. Both genetics and environmental factors undoubtedly are involved in this complicated issue, but the modern Western diet is another big factor. Elements of this diet not only […]

What’s the connection between safety and health?

woman wearing safety high visibility leggings to run
Safety may not seem like a health concern. When we talk about managing your health, a lot of suggestions, like exercise, diet, and supplements, focus on making your body stronger and more resilient. But the other health prevention you need to focus on is safety. By safety here, I mean taking precautions against predictable risks. […]

Impossible Burger and other Faux Meat Health Concerns

impossible burger
Veggie burgers have been around for a while, and while many brands offer an acceptable alternative to traditional beef burgers, most people would agree that “meaty” and “juicy” are two words that would never be used to describe them. Until now… If you’ve stepped foot into certain burger chains across the country, you’ve likely noticed […]

5 Natural Mucus Remedies

In most parts of the country, allergy season is in full swing. If you don’t have allergies, there’s always the risk of a troublesome spring or summer cold. But, no matter which affliction your respiratory system ends up doing battle with, you’re going to have to deal with mucus. Mucus definitely has the “yuck” factor, […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: New Leads

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are two of the most difficult diseases to diagnose. When you go to the doctor with a variety of bothersome symptoms, you hope for an answer…a definitive diagnosis, so that you can begin whatever treatment is necessary to feel better. The good news is that most illnesses and diseases can […]

Lowering your postmenopause health risks

woman tying shoe before run
How did you get postmenopause? Some women ease through menopause with nary a hot flash, while others struggle with symptoms and distress. But regardless of whether the transition was a breeze or a challenge, all postmenopausal women end up at an increased risk of certain diseases. Even women who have had little-to-no risk of health […]

Exercise Improves Cardiovascular Health, Lung Capacity, and Muscle Tone

seniors running with the heart health of 40 year olds
How heart-healthy exercise makes you younger You may remember when joggers were considered a little, well, weird. Why run anywhere just to run back to the beginning, sweaty, breathless, and heart pounding? That dismissive attitude was held decades ago, but many joggers ignored it and kept moving. Researchers recently got to wondering how the health […]

Smoking and Kidney Health

Pop quiz: What are the health risks of smoking? I’m willing to bet that “lung cancer” was your first answer. Maybe even high blood pressure or higher chances of heart attack and stroke. Those are correct answers, but to me it’s only the beginning of the conversation about smoking. Cigarette toxins wreak havoc all over […]

Heart Health Plan: Three Steps to Wellness

woman making salad with heart healthy olive oil as part of a heart health plan
Heart disease has been the number-one killer of Americans for years—and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. According to the CDC, 610,000 die of heart disease and 735,000 suffer a heart attack annually. While you can’t do much about family history or your age (two big heart health risk factors), there are three things you can do to dramatically lower your risk of heart disease…and they’re easier than you think.

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