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.
We all experience pain, illness and disease. And we know that there are many reasons for this—some of which we have control over and some we don’t. But did you know that most people’s poor health is commonly caused by seven factors? Read this article to learn what those seven factors are…
The body of scientific evidence supporting vitamin D supplementation expanded last week with the release of a new study linking the nutrient to improved cognitive function among the elderly.
Over the last decade, rice consumption in the United States has skyrocketed. However, people who eat daily portions of milled white rice may not be receiving the health benefits that they had once assumed.
Consuming apple juice on a daily basis can help individuals with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease reduce the psychotic symptoms that often accompany advanced cognitive decline, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.
Amenorrhea is one of the common health concerns for young ladies and women. There are two main classification of amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is the lack of menstruation over reproductive age. Secondary amenorrhea refers to a break in the menstrual cycle for at least three months at a time. Read this article to learn how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treats these conditions…