Immunity

A healthy immune system fights off assaults to your body from a wide range of enemies, including everything from virus and bacteria to cancer. These articles will give you insight into how you can boost your immune system and help fight off illness.

4 Ways to Prevent MRSA, a Deadly Infection

Staphylococcus aureus, or staph for short, is a group of bacteria that live on your skin. Normally these bacteria don’t cause any problems, and if they do, they’re pretty minor and treatable. In the 1960s though, some strains of staph started becoming resistant to methicillin, the antibiotic used to treat staph infections. These bacteria became […]

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 […]

Oral Health is Natural Heart Disease Prevention

Recent research has found that people with gum disease face nearly double the risk of developing heart disease.  So keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is about a lot more than a bright smile and clean breath.  Good, preventive oral hygiene can truly be a lifesaver. This is a big deal.  More than […]

Naltrexone: Real Medicine for Problem Drinking

In the US, 7% of the population 18 and older has a drinking problem. Fully a quarter of the population reports drinking heavily, or drinking more than they want. The damage that alcohol and other drugs can do to lives is immeasurable. And that’s just thinking about direct impact. Don’t forget the toll abuse takes […]

Resveratrol: Anti-aging supplement

When you’re young, nothing seems to matter. When your body is still young and fresh, it can compensate for almost anything. The older you get, though, the more help your body needs. Indeed, there are some medical researchers who classify aging as a disease—the one main disease that all others spring from. Now, I wouldn’t […]

Tick-Borne Diseases

This is one of my favorite times of year—when the snow and ice recedes, the birds sing, grasses grow, and we can get back outside. It’s so much easier to be healthy and active when the outdoors so convincingly calls. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to the season—and one in particular has me […]

Early Disease Detection Tests

There’s a brand-new electronic “nose”—a diagnostic machine that measures chemicals, associated with various illnesses, in your breath. And, although it isn’t approved for clinical use yet, this little device should prove to be a boon for diagnosis, helping us spot a plethora of diseases long before we even start to suffer symptoms. So, until this […]

Probiotic Flush Benefits

Everyone should be taking probiotics daily. In our modern diets, the foods that naturally contain the beneficial bacteria your gut needs—fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi—are truly good for you, and they help. But your stomach acids kill most of the beneficial bacteria before they can get to your small intestines, where they do […]

Family and Friends Prolong Life

We humans are social creatures by nature, not so different from our primate ancestors eons ago. It’s in our genes that we’re more likely to not just survive, but also to thrive in health and wellness when we work together. The loneliness epidemic When nearly half of US adults are “lonely,” there’s clearly something wrong: […]

12 Healthy Habits to Adopt for 2017

Today, I want to share 12 simple, life-changing habits for maximum health…and happiness. Habits get a bad rap—we often think of the bad ones out there. But the truth is, habits form the backbone of about 95% of what we do every day—the good and the bad. And that’s why it’s so important to fill […]