Natural Health Remedies
Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.
Recent research has pulled away the curtain on a little-appreciated group of cells that line the inside of your heart, veins and arteries—they’re called endothelial cells. These cells are largely responsible for raising and lowering your blood pressure as needed. So, if they’re damaged, it can really wreak havoc on blood pressure levels. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your endothelial cells, but exciting research shows that this golden nutrient is just as effective as exercise!
A big claim, no? Well, February is National Heart Month, an annual event put on by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s a great time for brushing up on your heart health knowledge, making any necessary changes in your own approach to heart health while sharing information on America’s leading cause of death. […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about 9 healthy habits to bring into the new year. I also offered some pointers for turning those habits into long-term lifestyle choices. So, today I want to follow up with you on your plans to become a healthy and happier person in 2019 and beyond. So how’s it going so far? Let’s pull up your health plan, take inventory of your successes and setbacks. Using that info, you can make a tweak or a change—maybe even restart entirely—to get you back on track.
Your body is bombarded by toxins with every breath, bite, and step you take. Your kidneys and liver are your body's main defenders against this poisonous bombardment. Without these vital organs, toxins would build up in your body and damage your other organs. But who filters the filterers? Follow these important steps to protect the health of your kidney and liver, so they can protect the health of the rest of you.
Start the new year with a thorough assessment of your health. We have tests that can “zoom in” on typical trouble spots, better than ever. So we can get a jump on fixing them, or better yet, pronouncing them untroubling—with greater confidence than ever.
January is National Blood Donor Month, which has been observed since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood donations in the winter—a time of year when blood supply dwindles significantly due to holiday travel, seasonal illness, and inclement weather. While you may know that each pint you give can save the lives of up to three people…did you know that donating blood comes with a ton of benefits to you the donor as well? It’s true. Read on and learn why.
There’s a heart-helping fruit that goes far beyond the heart health benefits of any fruit I’ve ever written about. This unassuming berry looks a bit like a large green grape, but don’t let its small size fool you. This amazing heart health panacea offers everything your heart will ever need for optimal cholesterol, circulation, blood sugar and more.
Not too long ago, I wrote that a growing body of research prompted the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to revise its recommendations for daily, low-dose aspirin use. Well, a new study further warns about the dangers of daily aspirin—especially for people over the age of 70. The good news is, I’ve identified several natural ways to get all of the same benefits without any of the risks…no matter how old you are. Read on.
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the US and throughout the world. It’s a complicated problem with dozens of causes. Accidents, injuries, and degenerative disk diseases are major culprits. Back pain can also directly result from health conditions such as osteoporosis or kidney disease. But the most common daily habit that contributes to back pain is sitting. While you can’t very well give up sitting…you can follow these simple tips to minimize your risk and relieve your pain.