For better or worse, alcohol has been part of our cultural history for thousands of years. America’s most commonly used drug brings pleasure to some, grief to others; health risks for most people, health benefits for a few. It’s not going away—in fact, a 2017 study estimated that one in
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For all of us who have leftovers after any number of meals, this is a sensible question to ask: Is Tupperware BPA-free? First, though, it helps to understand what BPA is.
BPA stands for Bisphenol A, a chemical produced in large quantities, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
Healing Through Slow Movement
Energy. Chi. Life force. Holy spirit. There are many names for this invisible essence that flows through all of life. What if you could harness this natural energy to heal the body, mind, and spirit through gentle movement? According to traditional Chinese Medicine, you can.
Qigong (pronounced chee
People are understandably concerned when told they need a biopsy. What is it? What is the purpose? How is it performed? Who does it? Where? Does it hurt? What are the risks? What will the results mean? What happens next? Here are the answers.
What Is a Biopsy?
Don’t panic if your
A natural diuretic is an herb or plant used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion
Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,
Because fruits taste so good, some people think they can’t possibly be as good for you as vegetables. People with type 2 diabetes, in particular, often believe they should avoid fruit because of its high content of naturally occurring sugar. The American Diabetes Association, however, advises: “Fruits are loaded with
Does antiperspirant cause cancer? European researchers are urgently calling for removal of aluminum from antiperspirants due to the dangers of aluminum toxicity.
Pulses Tied to Healthier Blood Glucose Levels
A small study published in Journal of Nutrition (June, 2018) linked pulses–plant-based foods including beans, lentils, and peas–with lower blood glucose levels. Pulses are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Lower blood glucose is associated with a lower risk of type
Mayonnaise, by definition, is not a healthy food, based on the calories, sodium, and total fat count. But most brands offer alternative versions to traditional mayonnaise that are made with olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. These varieties offer more heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
“In general, mayo is a high-fat food