Stress, unfortunately, is part of our everyday lives. Sometimes it’s just the little daily aggravations such as traffic jams that cause us to be late, and other times it is more serious occurrences like the loss of a job or medical problems that put us under extreme pressure. But have you noticed that some people seem to fall apart over the slightest stressful event, while others are literally the definition of “grace under pressure”? Well, it turns out there may be some reasons.
Type 2 diabetes is an all-too-common condition. These days, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many millions more have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know that certain risk factors for diabetes are within our control, such as being overweight or obese and lack of physical activity. The foods we eat are important too, and it’s best to avoid items that are high in sugar. But new research suggests that there may be another, less expected culprit to watch out for on our plates.
The health benefits of olives— and associated natural products such as olive oil—have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet.
However, little was previously known about what specific compounds and biochemical interactions in the fruit contribute to its medical and nutritional benefits such as weight loss and prevention of type 2 diabetes.
It might not surprise you to hear that obesity rates are increasing around the world, but to see the actual numbers is astounding. And the fact that the United States is number one is hardly shocking, but you might not expect some of the countries that are close behind. In fact, a new report based on data through 2015 offers some statistics that remind us how very far we need to come to achieve healthier societies.
August 20, 2017 wasn’t just the day before a total eclipse of the sun; it is also the day on which thousands of fish farm raised salmon escaped into Pacific waters, home of a variety of native salmon species. Believe me, this is a bigger story than you’ll ever hear from mainstream media outlets.
If you’ve got acid reflux, you may come to dread the time of night when you are a couple of hours past eating dinner—that feeling of pain that arises in your chest or throat, sometimes accompanied by a burning sensation and bitter taste in your mouth. In fact, it’s that persistent discomfort after dining that probably caused you to visit the doctor for a prescription to get some relief. But you may want to get rid of those potentially deadly medications, because new research suggests alleviating your acid reflux may be as simple as improving your diet.
August 9th is Melon Day. This is a holiday you may not be familiar with, but one definitely worth celebrating. The holiday’s origins lie in Turkmenistan in central Asia, where the country’s fertile soils and delicious melons were highly prized, and back in 1994 a day was declared in their honor. But lucky for the rest of us, melons grow around the world in the United States, Europe, Africa, and beyond, so you don’t have to plan an exotic trip to get a taste of these delicious fruits.
A familiar staple of spice racks and kitchen cabinets, rosemary is prized by cooks for the piquant flavor it lends to recipes. However, recent research shows that this common culinary herb provides some uncommon benefits when it comes to cognitive function and recall. In a British study, researchers found that sniffing the essential oil of rosemary improved memory by a remarkable 75 percent – making it a possible treatment for memory problems.
To overcome inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint and muscle conditions demands that we eventually adapt healthy dietary changes and the addition of anti-inflammatory supplements (as needed) to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms. And, while millions of people tend to merely take drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – they are often linked to unwanted side effects.
You may have heard all about how enzymes can have an amazing impact on your health.
You may have read a lot of material, health plans and testimonials…but are still feeling a little skeptical about how ‘The Miracle Enzyme’ can benefit or improve your health condition.
Perhaps you’ve tried a wide range of supplements and nothing is working. You’re still suffering and in a tremendous amount of pain, or having to spend your time taking expensive medications – yet nothing is getting to the underlying problem.