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Natural Health Remedies

Caution: Side effects may NOT be caused by your medication

We tend to hear about the possible side effects of drugs through ads, doctors, and word of mouth. Usually, these adverse reactions are caused by the active ingredients—the components that cause the medication to have a therapeutic impact on your health. But, we rarely hear about bad reactions to the inactive ingredients. While they’re far more rare, they do happen…and in some cases they can be life threatening. Learn how to identify potential allergens and what you can do to help prevent side-effects.

Anemia: Symptoms, Signs, And Natural Treatments

Anemia is an often-overlooked condition that affects about 5–6 percent of Americans. It can occur in anyone, but those at highest risk are women, young children, and anyone with a chronic disease. The most common symptom of anemia is fatigue, but others include rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath (especially after exercise), dizziness, pale skin, […]

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

4 natural ways to reduce the symptoms of stress

Hardly a day goes by when you’re not reminded of the importance of “chilling out” and learning how to let go of stress…or at least find healthier ways of wading through it. There’s a good reason for this. All stressful situations trigger a cascade of hormonal and physiological changes in your body. When it senses […]

Omega-3s and Multiple Sclerosis

Couple with multiple sclerosis enjoying life
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the nervous system where the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys myelin. Myelin is a protective sheath that acts in the same way that plastic covers protect electrical cords…except myelin covers your nerve fibers. As the myelin is destroyed, it causes miscommunications between the brain and the rest […]

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, […]
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