New research demonstrates that blood donation has real benefits for obese people with metabolic syndrome. In just two sessions of bloodletting, blood pressure improved, as did markers of cardiovascular disease.
Conventional medicine and alternative medicine most often seem to be at odds with each other. However, many people — whether due to growing skepticism, skyrocketing medical costs or desperation — are opting for alternative treatments.
Is honey the ultimate superfood? Based on the numerous health benefits, honey may provide more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than meat, eggs, milk, grains and vegetables. Plus, it contains only about 100 calories per teaspoon.
The puffed rice that we’re used to seeing in our breakfast cereals and snack foods now packs a powerful nutritious punch thanks to a new process that not only blows the grains up with air, but adds three times the protein.
Victims of domestic violence, both men and women, can experience long-lasting effects, including mental health disorders, according to new research from King’s College of London’s Institute of Psychiatry and the University of Bristol.
Big Pharma is killing everything from babies to adults by the thousands, but no one seems interested in banning deadly drugs or holding Big Pharma and prescribing physicians accountable. The Food and Drug Administration, which approves these drugs, recognizes that more 100,000 adverse drug reaction (ADR) deaths occur each year.
The number of people suffering from gluten intolerance and celiac disease is on the rise, and more and more attention is being paid to finding a way to help these patients enjoy a healthy, pain-free lifestyle that includes the foods they want to eat.
Rosemary, the aromatic and evergreen Mediterranean herb known for its delicate pink, purple or blue flowers, may play as significant a role in our health as it has in the culinary arts.
Mistletoe is a plant that can often be found hanging around entryways and doorways during the holidays.
According to Scandinavian customs, any man or woman caught under the sprig of mistletoe must kiss. The leaves and branches of this bushy plant have been used by herbalists in Europe for centuries to help treat circulatory and respiratory problems. In extract form, it’s even mentioned as a possible natural solution to attack abnormal cell growth related to certain cancers.
As the gun grabbers jerk knees over the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one topic of discussion is strangely missing from the accounts in the mainstream media: the drug factor.
Shooter Adam Lanza was notably and noticeably “different.” News reports have former classmates and teachers describing him as a ghost, an autistic genius, deeply disturbed, withdrawn and shy. During Lanza’s freshman year of high school, Newtown school officials were so concerned about him that they assigned him a permanent psychologist and flagged him to the school’s security chief. Lanza was described by school officials as one “very much in need of watching” — not because they saw in him a potential to harm others, but to harm himself.