Cancer & Immune Health

Do These Common Chemicals Cause Breast Cancer?

Do These Common Chemicals Cause Breast Cancer?

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

Right now, you and I both know someone who has succumbed to or are enduring the disease of breast cancer. These are our moms, sisters, grandmas, friends, aunts, daughters, and neighbors. Breast cancer is an epidemic. One in eight women will develop the disease, and nearly 40,000 women die from it yearly (though, thankfully, the death rate is decreasing). Different…

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Reducing Your Risk of Melanoma

Reducing Your Risk of Melanoma

| June 23, 2014 | Reply

If you think applying sunscreen every day is enough to totally protect you from melanoma, you need to consider what else you can do to protect yourself. Sun lover or not, just putting on the SPF won’t keep you totally safe from melanoma down the road. “We don’t yet know why sunscreen only provides partial protection from melanoma,” says Richard…

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The Cancer Fighter: Docs Investigate Garlic’s Potential Healing Properties

The Cancer Fighter: Docs Investigate Garlic’s Potential Healing Properties

| April 5, 2014 | Reply

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if cancer could be prevented by just taking garlic food supplements? Scientists have been studying this theory through controlled research with promising results. Here is an excerpt from an article originally published in Explore! Volume 2, Number 2 titled “Taking Garlic Supplements Prevents Cancer” by Morton Walker, D.P.M. detailing some of…

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Chronic Illness

This Chinese Herb May Help Lower Blood Sugar

This Chinese Herb May Help Lower Blood Sugar

| August 8, 2014 | Reply

Did you ever have a blood glucose test that indicated you were “prediabetic”? A prediabetes diagnosis indicates that an individual has elevated blood sugar levels, but his or her glucose levels are not high enough to have developed type 2 diabetes. In a recent Chinese study, participants were treated with a Chinese herbal mixture called Tianqi.…

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How to Dodge Ticks

How to Dodge Ticks

| June 15, 2014 | Reply

The males in my family just returned from a week of camping. My blissfully peaceful week ended as soon as they rolled back into the driveway, happy, dirty, and filled with all sorts of typical camp stories. At least two of these tales included encounters with ticks and the removal and disposal of them. One…

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Ginger: A Natural Blood Sugar Reducer Says New Study

Ginger: A Natural Blood Sugar Reducer Says New Study

| April 14, 2014 | Reply

Oh, this is good news! A natural way to help lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics shows promising results. As reported in Prevention.com, ginger, the spice that puts a kick in your favorite foods, has been a go-to medicine for eons, being used to treat ailments such as colds, motion sickness, and arthritis pain.…

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Energy

Mind Body Connections with QiGong

Mind Body Connections with QiGong

| July 26, 2014 | Reply

Have you considered that your mind/spirit/body may not all be working together? Think about practicing Qigong. It can be done anywhere and you do not need a gym membership to do it. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made…

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How Your Health Affects Your Aura

How Your Health Affects Your Aura

| June 11, 2014 | Reply

Did you ever have someone tell you they could see your aura? Did you quickly check your clothing to make sure your zippers were zipped and buttons were buttoned? Were you left wondering if they could see your aura (whatever THAT is), they could read your mind? Don’t worry, read on to learn more. Since…

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The Prescription For Happiness Is Just a Few Habit Changes Away

The Prescription For Happiness Is Just a Few Habit Changes Away

| May 30, 2014 | Reply

The pursuit of happiness is inherent in a human being. I seek it. You seek it. The crabby curmudgeon you see on the train on your way to work every day even yearns for joy. Along our life’s journey, though, events and negativity often get in the way on our path to what makes us…

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Nutrition

Quick and Delicious Recipes for One

Quick and Delicious Recipes for One

| August 25, 2014 | Reply

You say it’s hard to cook for just one person. It doesn’t have to be! Along with cooking in quantity and freezing in batches, there are recipes out there that are easy, nutritious, and very tasty that can be adapted for just you. Fresh tomatoes from your balcony? Pair them with a delicious baked glazed chicken…

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Summer Slackers And Travelers Can Still Eat Healthy

Summer Slackers And Travelers Can Still Eat Healthy

| July 13, 2014 | Reply

Summer…the time of vacations and relaxation. Time to kick back a bit, lay back in a hammock with an ice cold beverage, and enjoy the warm weather poolside. And relax. Re—lax. But wait a minute. Just because some of us have slacked off a bit due to the calendar doesn’t mean we have to give up…

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Bored With Kale? Not Anymore With These Recipes!

Bored With Kale? Not Anymore With These Recipes!

| May 26, 2014 | Reply

My excitement and thrill over consuming kale has waned. I’ve gotten comfortable with the three or so recipes I fell in love with. Instead of making kale chips every couple of days, I actually had to toss a full bag of the unused greens to the compost due to dreaded slime. Thankfully, I ran across…

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Fitness

Movement Inspires Creativity Inspires Movement

Movement Inspires Creativity Inspires Movement

| August 10, 2014 | Reply

When you think of fitness, what immediately comes to mind? Is it running, weight lifting, walking, yoga, or all of the above? Structured movements, reps, and good form help these activities to be effective in your quest for health, but there is another way to keep moving and allow for meditation at the same time. Although…

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Runners Beware-Do a Marathon the RIGHT Way

Runners Beware-Do a Marathon the RIGHT Way

| May 23, 2014 | Reply

Each year, more and more folks are getting out there signing up to run marathons. This is fantastic news, but before you sign up to get your 26.2 bumper sticker, be aware of the prep you should complete before tying your running shoes and hitting the trails. It’s a LOT of work and a worthy accomplishment,…

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Exciting New Staircase Workout for All Fitness Levels!

Exciting New Staircase Workout for All Fitness Levels!

| March 13, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a GREAT workout that you are quite possibly partially doing without even knowing it! I had a great head start on this  plan today by running (literally) eight or nine loads of laundry up and down the stairs. However, in order to get the full benefits of this tomorrow and the next days, I…

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Insights

But What About Cholesterol and Saturated Fat?

But What About Cholesterol and Saturated Fat?

| August 24, 2014 | Reply

Is it really true that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart disease? Andrea Donsky of Naturallysavvy.com has written an excellent article and compiled information from several studies on the matter. The following is an excerpt: For decades we’ve been told to eat less cholesterol and saturated fat because they can cause or contribute to heart disease.…

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Send Those Ants Marching Elsewhere–Naturally!

Send Those Ants Marching Elsewhere–Naturally!

| June 8, 2014 | Reply

 It doesn’t matter how often I sweep and mop the hardwood floors in the living room. The ants know that, with patience, they will sooner or later catch a stray crumb left by the junior family member who loves to eat his breakfast and lunch in front of the television. The pint sized man-child is not always…

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The FDA to Propose New Regulations on E-Cigarettes

The FDA to Propose New Regulations on E-Cigarettes

| May 12, 2014 | Reply

Do you still smoke cigarettes, even though you know how bad they are for you?  Have you quit “regular” smokes in an attempt to be healthier, and switched to the relatively new product of battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get your nicotine fix? The Food and Drug Administration is setting up new rules and regulations as early…

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