respiratory diseases

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

You’ve heard since the time you were small that brushing your teeth is vital to stave off oral hygiene problems. Even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and older have some degree of periodontitis (gum disease). The number increases … Read More

What Is Asthma and How Is It Treated?

Asthma is often thought of as a disease of childhood, but it can affect anyone at any age. In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reports that about 25 million Americans—including 7 million children—have asthma. It’s a condition in which the airways become inflamed and narrowed. Your airways … Read More

What Is Dioxin—and How Can We Prevent Dioxin Toxicity?

You may have heard the term without realizing its impact, so let's start by answering the obvious question: what is dioxin? Dioxin is a hormone-disrupting, cancer- and diabetes-causing toxic chemical now found in humans all over the world. Dioxin is formed during many industrial processes when chlorine or bromine is … Read More

5 New Reasons to Love Spicy Foods

When you have the option, do you always choose mild over spicy foods? When your waiter asks, “how hot would you like that?” do you order one star out of five? If so, it may be time to dial up your spice level. These mouth-burning foods are worth getting used … Read More

The Surprising Healing Power of Sweating

Where I live in Seattle, August is the perfect month to get outdoors, enjoy the sun, and do some good old-fashioned sweating. For some ultra-therapeutic sweating, I’m hoping to make it to the mountains and hike up to some hot springs this month. But I’ll also be doing some day-to-day … Read More

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