After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That’s understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Although many factors affect cancer risk and survival, following a healthy diet and
Oregano oil is truly a remarkable little miracle herb. Research studies confirm oregano oil benefits a variety of conditions. But the most impressive use of oregano oil is the ability to fight a variety of infections. Oregano oil is such a powerful home remedy, it may very well be the
The adenoids are two fleshy bumps of tissue at the back of the throat, just above the tonsils. In fact, they are often referred to as nasopharyngeal tonsils. Buried deep within the soft palate (roof of the mouth), our adenoids—unlike our tonsils—are not directly visible.
Along with the tonsils, adenoids are
Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms now have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University
Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.
Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of
Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home remedies for flu
Eating less may help you lead a longer, healthier life, even if you’re not obese. New research reports that restricting calories by 12% in healthy non-obese individuals over two years significantly lowered markers of chronic inflammation. To maintain adequate nutrient intake within the context of lower caloric intake, participants were
Q: I have always avoided partially hydrogenated oils in foods. But I have heard that fully hydrogenated is OK, which I don’t understand. It seems that would be worse. Was I misinformed?
A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, ex-plains: “Full hydrogenation of vegetable oil results in
Store aisles are full of herbal brews claiming to do everything from boosting your immunity to lowering your weight. While there is not a great deal of science supporting benefits, some studies show promise.
Weight Loss. Here’s the skinny on teas that say they’ll help you lose weight:
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A new study is the latest of many to show dramatic improvements in cholesterol and triglycerides with use of Spirulina—a green food that lowers cholesterol naturally and can be taken in capsule or powder form.