Did you know that coconut water — the clear liquid inside a young coconut — is very handy to have around. Coconut water is sterile and it works extremely well as a sports/hydration drink because of its high potassium and mineral content. In fact, one cup-full of coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks and more potassium […]
Many over-the-counter medications can increase your chances for liver or kidney damage, including pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. The American Liver Foundation recommends you should take no more than 3 grams of acetaminophen per day. That’s equal to six extra-strength tablets. But to avoid this risk altogether try natural pain relief remedies such as […]
To understand what causes high blood pressure you must first understand how your body works to keep blood flowing throughout your body. The blood is carried from your heart by a system of arteries, vessels, veins and capillaries. As your heart beats, blood is pumped out and into the arteries to be carried to your entire body. Read this article to learn about the many causes of high blood pressure and what you can do to combat it…
Over the past decade a myriad of studies have concluded that calcium supplements can help promote healthy bone mass while preventing osteoporosis.
Obese women may be able to naturally reduce the severity of menopause-related hot flashes by improving their nutrition and losing weight, according to a new University of California, San Francisco study.
High blood pressure—or hypertension—is one of the most prevalent health issues affecting Americans’ quality of life. The blood’s pressure is a measurement reading of the amount of force the heart generates while pumping blood through the arteries. There are two numbers involved in the reading of blood pressure, systolic and diastolic. Read this article to learn what the two numbers mean and how high blood pressure can affect your health…
Results of a recent University of Buffalo study provide further evidence that resveratrol—a plant extract commonly associated with red wine, grapes and blueberries—can reduce inflammation and help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease in humans.
Results of a new Australian study suggest that a child’s dietary habits may increase or reduce their risk of developing attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
The human body is made up of trillions of cells that divide and replicate billions of times each day. With so much going on in the body it’s inevitable that mistakes are going to occur. But about six times in each person’s lifetime, those mistake cells turn into cancer cells.
Mostly those cancer cells are eliminated by the body’s immune system. But sometimes the immune system fails to eliminate them and they begin to grow and spread. That means that about 42 percent of Americans will contract cancer and find themselves in a cancer treatment center.
It doesn’t have to be that way, and you can lower your chances of contracting the life-altering, life-threatening disease by bolstering your immune system.
And if you are currently fighting that dreaded disease, improved nutrition—and consequently an improved immune system—can help you improve your quality of life and maybe better your odds of winning the fight.
Children who are diagnosed with celiac disease may want to consider taking nutritional supplements to help prevent low bone density and osteoporosis, according to a new Canadian study.