A Pennsylvania nurse faced a choice: Accept a mandatory flu vaccine in order to comply with workplace policy, or decline the vaccine and be at ease that she wasn’t doing anything to endanger her pregnancy — after two previous miscarriages. She chose not to receive the vaccine, and she was fired.
Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year, but you aren’t really sure what that means and you’re worried about how much it might cost? Good news! Here’s a guide to the eating plan that can both save your health and save your pocketbook.
Flu season is in full swing, so here are several tips to help prevent the flu from infecting your family. Clearly, the stronger your immune defenses are the less likely you are to contract the flu. And you can easily boost your immunity through your diet.
The key to prevention is consuming whole, nutrient-rich foods, mostly from raw, living sources. When you eat more than 50 percent raw foods, you can stop the inflammation triggered by processed, refined or even cooked or baked foods.
If you survived Christmas, watch out for New Year’s. Research shows that this is the deadliest time of the year.
When the DNA in your cells misbehaves, it can speed up the aging process and lead to cancer. But laboratory research at Brown University shows that a simple eating trick may be able to stop that misbehavior while keeping you younger.
Need a last-minute stocking stuffer for someone you love? A small, inexpensive kitchen tool could make a big difference in a person’s heart health. Research shows that using it on food can almost effortlessly improve one’s diet.
If you really want to lose weight, remember what your mom used to tell you about the importance of eating a good breakfast, because it’s true.
Studies show that skipping that first all-important meal of the day makes your brain crave high-calorie foods. This is because your body needs to make up those lost calories, according to Anthony Goldstone, M.D., Ph.D., of Imperial College in Great Britain.
All the physical preps in the world won’t save you if you get a serious illness such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. So it’s best to take good care of yourself and to make sure you store whatever supplements and healthy food you need in case of an emergency situation.
Although doctors continually dish out drugs to prevent heart disease, researchers in England find that they could just as effectively give their patients a particular fruit. Eating one of these fruits daily, their study shows, may protect your heart about as well as a statin drug.
As you age, your body slowly but surely loses the battle to keep its organs from suffering oxidative damage. But in two key areas, your genetic material and your mitochondria (cellular energy producers), researchers have found a supplement that can help the body fight back against the vicissitudes of getting older.