Friday, December 30, 2011

As Little as 20 Minutes of Walking Daily Can Help Any Illness

With as little as twenty minutes of walking a day, literally any illness can be helped, says David Brownstein, MD.
Since it is the holiday season, I would like to take a second and wish all my readers a healthy and happy holiday season and new year! Since many of us make new year’s resolutions, let me help you make one – to exercise.

One of the biggest frustrations that I have is trying to convince my patients to participate in some form of daily or semi-daily exercise. Exercise does not have to mean going to a gym and taking a class. Exercise can be as simple as walking for twenty to thirty minutes per day.

What can exercise do for you? Let me rephrase the question; what can’t exercise do for you? Read more

Friday, December 23, 2011

Leafy Green Vegetables May Boost Your Immune Defenses

Edward Group explains how leafy green vegetables boost your immune defenses.
Despite their most valiant efforts many parents still struggle with their kids about eating their nightly serving of greens. Visiting your local farmers markets, fresher produce and more interesting/flavorful recipes have been helping to slowly turn the tide, but arming yourself with a little extra knowledge before going into battle doesn’t usually hurt either.

According to newly presented research, eating green vegetables may be an even better way to our bodies healthy than we could have possibly guessed. In addition to being a well-known source of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients, not to mention both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, it seems that green vegetables of all types are also a key source of specialized chemical signals that our immune systems use to self-communicate. Read more

Monday, December 19, 2011

Natural Remedies Help Treat Phobias

The typical treatment for phobias is counseling. However, several natural remedies can help treat phobias, too.
A phobia is an irrational fear; the symptoms of which may be manageable or be so debilitating that everyday life may be disrupted. An estimated ten percent of people in the UK and slightly more in the USA suffer from phobias of some kind. Sufferers can be helped with alternative health remedies such as homeopathy, aromatherapy and flower remedies.

Common phobias include claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), and acrophobia (fear of heights). A phobia, however, may be related to just about any object, person or situation and may be caused by a subconscious reflex to avoid repeating an unpleasant experience. Symptoms range from a sensation of panic or terror, inability to refocus thoughts, a desire to flee a situation and/or an uncontrollable physical response such as trembling or dizziness. Read more

Friday, December 16, 2011

Want to Stay Well This Winter?

Margaret Durst discusses how to build up your immune system to stay well this winter.
Cold, dreary weather and flu season have a lot in common. I recommend building immunity during this time.

My first tip during weather like this is up your intake of vitamin D. It always seems like the worst cold and flu bugs circulate around the school after one of these spells. Read more

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Enjoy the Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, but it's not just for cooking anymore. Cinnamon also has health benefits.
Most people tend to associate cinnamon with holiday foods such as pumpkin pie or eggnog. The truth is that cinnamon can be used all year round in a wide variety of foods and dishes. It contains many vitamins and minerals and therefore comes with a great deal of health benefits, ranging from being an all-natural anti inflammatory to being able to assist with lowering blood sugar levels. Read more

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yoga for Menopause?

Yoga may soothe sleep problems and other symptoms of menopause, according to a new study.
Add this to the list of yoga's health benefits.

A new study shows that doing yoga a couple times a week can help diminish sleep problems and other symptoms of menopause. Read more

Friday, December 9, 2011

Eat This and You'll Look 5 Years Older

Joseph Mercola says most of the health benefits claimed for soy are nonexistent, and the food industry conceals the side effects and dangers.
... In the early 1990's, soy and soy products exploded onto the supermarket scene with promises of bountiful health benefits.

This "new miracle food," soy, was supposed to lower cholesterol, take the heat out of hot flashes, protect against breast and prostate cancer and offer a filling alternative to earth-loving vegetarians.

The problem with these claims?

Most of them are false. Read more

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

10 Health Benefits of Xylitol

Xylitol is a sweet, safe sugar alternative, says Edward Group.
Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that has been recognized by dentists and health professionals worldwide as a great alternative to white sugar.

Commonly found in chewing gum and breathmints, Xylitol is known to have a many health benefits associated with its use.

1. Safe For Diabetics

Unlike sugar, xylitol is not easily converted to fat. Because it is not easily converted to fat, it has almost no effect on insulin levels, making it a safe sugar alternative for diabetics, body builders, dieters, pregnant/nursing women, and also for babies and children.

2. Helps Prevent Cavities

Since it is a non-fermentable sugar, it cannot be converted to acid by oral bacteria. Thus, the alkaline-acid balance in the mouth is maintained, which helps in preventing cavities. Read more