Health & Beauty

Health and beauty tips often go overlooked as to how they can impact your actual health. Your body’s largest organ is your skin and taking care of it is vitally important. Not to be overlooked, as well, is how looking better can actually make you feel better.

10 Pill Reminders So You Never Forget Your Vitamins Again

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Studies show that about 50 percent of people prescribed medications don’t take them as recommended by their doctors. About half of that non-compliance is intentional, meaning the patients don’t want to take them, the drugs are too expensive to buy, etc. The other half of the “non-compliers” need a pill reminder because they just forget. […]

Medical Overtreatment Costs Money and Side Effects

I think we’ve all been in situations where we go to the doctor feeling a little under the weather, and five minutes later leave with an antibiotic prescription—all the while wondering if we really need that medication. Scenarios like this happen all the time, actually. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it […]

Six Secrets to Aging More Gracefully

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Life expectancy skyrocketed in the 20th century, and with it so did the number of disabled people. So, while we’re living longer, we aren’t necessarily living happier or healthier. But I’m a believer that you can be both happy and healthy at any age. While we may experience more aches and pains as we get […]

12 Surgery Preparation Steps

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Have you ever been told to avoid eating the night before a surgery? There’s a reason for that. Anesthesia can not only cause nausea, but freeze your larynx reflexes, and undigested food in your stomach can be aspirated into your lungs. Avoiding food before surgery is good advice, but I think it misses the larger […]

10 Dangers from Artificial Fragrances

One day, in a Big Oil laboratory, a chemist cried out “Eureka! I’ve found the formula for the fragrance of a rose! Even rosier than a real rose!” A colleague asks “But is it petroleum-based and carcinogenic?” “Of course,” the chemist replied. Applause. We smell trouble Our sense of smell is a finely tuned mechanism […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is said to have boatloads of health benefits. So many, in fact, that our “too good to be true” skepticism kicks in. Stop cancer? Lose weight? Relieve arthritis? Whiten teeth? So, let’s take a closer look at what’s real and what’s hype. Let’s start by broadly categorizing ACV’s three types of […]

Astaxanthin’s Beauty Benefits

The $62.5 billion beauty industry has been lying to you and stealing your money in the name of age-defying youth. They charge you a fortune for skin creams, lotions, potions and masks that are supposed to “reverse aging” or “repair DNA damage” or some other bunk. And it’s all bunk—the FDA has repeatedly slapped beauty […]

The Right Way to Store Your Medicine

If there’s one place you’re most likely to keep your medicine, it would be your medicine cabinet, right? Too bad that’s the worst place to put any drugs, supplements, or medicines! In a damp basement next to a hot furnace might be slightly worse, but that’s about it. You see—while medicines are more resilient than […]

Natural Varicose Vein Treatments

First things first: today’s topic, varicose veins and spider veins, are rarely a health threat. But let’s face it—they’re not pretty and they can be sore or uncomfortable. So, for the 60 percent of you who have or might have one or both types of unattractive veins, learning how to prevent or eliminate them seems […]

Resolve to Thrive in Health and Wellness

At this time of the year, I like to switch gears a bit, and tell you not just how to “thrive in health and wellness,” as I like to put it. In addition, I’ll remind you why that should be a priority in your new year’s resolutions and throughout your life. Let’s set a goal […]