Winter is here; and as the days get shorter, our bodies’ natural ability to produce vitamin D decreases. Winter is also the time when seasonal affective disorder (SAD) cases are the greatest.
There is a correlation.
While HDL is considered the “good” cholesterol that helps keep arteries functioning, not all HDL does its heart-protection job very well. But researchers at UCLA have found an exercise that makes your HDL better at keeping your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape.
To take calcium supplements or to pass them up: Experts continue to argue about the value of taking this mineral in pill form. But a reliable recommendation about what you need to do to get enough calcium to protect your bones is finally taking shape.
Proper hydration is crucial to good health, but you won’t get that hydration from drinking sodas, sugary waters and imitation juice drinks.
The best drink for health is something man has consumed from the beginning of time: water.
Thanks to Obamacare Ronald and Krista Alford of Texas, whose two children are battling rare forms of cancer, have lost insurance coverage for their child’s chemotherapy treatment. Seven-year-old Hunter Alford’s mother told News 12 that her son is unlikely to be able to have his next round of chemotherapy treatment due to the insurance cancellation. […]
The developed world has seen an immense increase in the use of antidepressant drugs as prescriptions for nonessential, quality-of-life medications continue to fly out of physicians’ hands. A new report raises “concerns about [the] appropriateness” of overprescribing these types of medications.
The craving for chocolate is one of the most common and difficult to resist of all food cravings. Researchers noted in the journal Appetite that the craving for chocolate is probably the most intense of all food cravings.
The choco-urge is often jump-started by a need for a quick pick-me-up in mood or energy, or to just relieve stress or boredom. But not all chocolate is the same and not all chocolate is bad for you.
Research based on national statistics shows that the leading source of “injury death” in the United States is your local pharmacy. In our rush to swallow all kinds of prescription painkillers, drug poisoning has increased by 300 percent since 1980.
Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.
Did you know that a potent way to lower your blood pressure is by drinking fresh ginger tea? Just put six nickel-size chips of ginger root into two cups of water. Boil the tea and then flavor it with stevia, agave nectar or honey. Relax and sip the ginger tea as it cools.
This is a delicious and natural way to tone down your blood pressure.