On September 16th, you can take part in International Eat an Apple Day by enjoying a piece of this delicious fruit. But don’t stop there and make it a one-day celebration. There are approximately 7,500 varieties of apples grown today, and they offer a great range of flavor from tart to tangy to sweet. However, the one thing they all have in common is major health benefits, making them not only tasty but a nutritious part of your diet all the time.
The Prickly Pear Medicinal Vegetable
Herbs and medicinal plants have been a part of folk medicine and culture for centuries. In our age of science and technology, it can be fascinating when old traditions can be proved valid through research. This is certainly the case with this natural healthy ingredient, nopal. You may know this ingredient as prickly pear cactus or nopales. Found naturally in the southwestern desert regions of the United States and Mexico, nopal has been used not only as a medicinal plant, but is also a staple in the Latin American diet.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can wreak havoc on a woman’s ability to get pregnant, but thanks to advances in fertility science there is now hope for most women with this disease that involves irregular function of the ovaries. An estimated 7 million women in the U.S. have PCOS.
As you probably know, I'm a huge proponent of having plenty of healthy fats in your diet. People have been incorrectly cutting fat to dangerously low levels for far too long.
This old school and precarious advice came about because it was far too easy for us to believe this simple and misleading equation: fat intake = fat on the body.
But we now know this fat fable isn't true.
Our bodies are much more complex than this. We need fat to create hormones, maintain healthy cell membranes, and have excellent neurological function.
To paraphrase the Bible, “It is better to give than to receive.” Regardless of your religious beliefs, this piece of ancient wisdom just might be an important life lesson that can benefit your mental health. For while it can feel really good to get something we want badly, new research shows that our brains actually respond more positively to giving than receiving.
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It is Time To Face The Fact That We Need to SHUT DOWN Big Pharma…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
We all watched the Republican Congress make fools of themselves over trying to, supposedly, Repeal and Replace ObamaCare. Were they simply inept or was something else going on?
It’s often said that living together before marriage is a good way to “practice.” Oddly though, as more and more Americans “practice marriage” in this way, fewer and fewer Americans are actually getting married. It seems everyone is practicing but nobody is playing. And if the cohabitating couple ever does tie the knot, studies have repeatedly shown that their chances of divorce have only increased. This is a very strange sort of practice, indeed.
Here’s how two Steelers of 1970s would have dealt with Colin Kaepernick protest, Hall of Famer says NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris said two of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates of the 1970s — Jack Lambert (left) and "Mean" Joe Greene — would've handled Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem in a very direct way.
Has life gotten more stressful and difficult for all of us in the past decade or two? Probably not. For most people, there are ups and downs—taking the good times with the bad. Back in the 50’s, people were worried about nuclear war. In the 60’s, about Vietnam. Every generation has its anxieties—and most generations just deal with it. But if you look at the use of antidepressant drugs in the United States over the past 15 years, you might think we’re a society of despondent citizens. In fact, new research shows that approximately one in eight Americans are now using antidepressants.