General Health

Best Anti-Aging Foods: Health Benefits Of Pecans

Your health can only be as good as the food you eat and following a regular diet based firmly on nutrient rich, organic food is one of the best things you can do to age gracefully. Supplying your body with vitamins, minerals, proteins, healthy fatty acids like Omega-3s, and antioxidants is critical to a healthy

The Truth Behind The 2015 Dietary Guidelines For Americans

Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) releases updated dietary guidelines that are designed to shape the way Americans look at food and nutrition. The purpose of these recommendations is to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and help people maintain a healthy weight. National nutrition policies and dietary programs for schools and

Gallbladder Problems: Disease, Symptoms And Natural Remedies

When it comes to helping with digestion, the liver and gallbladder work closely. While the liver makes the bile necessary to break down fats into fatty acids, the gallbladder (located beneath the liver) stores that bile until it’s needed in the small intestine. Because of this, it’s very important to keep both organs healthy. Through

Pecans From Texas: A Healthy And Nutritious Tradition

Pecans and Texas go way back. In fact, here in the Lone Star State, we honor the pecan tree as our State tree. In 2013, Texas even made pecan pie the official State pie. [1] And speaking of pecan pie, check out this vegan pecan pie recipe we’ve shared just in time for the holidays!

What You Need To Know About Eating Expired Food

Have you ever been rooting through your pantry and come across a package that is well past its expiration date? Despite our good intentions, attempts at organization, and careful rotation of supplies, it still happens from time to time. What about a really amazing sale on a packaged food? Sometimes that good sale is a

Kick Off Your Natural Skin Care Routine

How much do you really know about your skin? While I’m sure many of you already know the importance of skin type, for some, this can prove a little puzzling. However, it’s extremely important to know just what type of skin you have since this can really help when you’re looking for your best skin

How X-Ray Mammography Is Accelerating The Epidemic Of Cancer

While a growing body of research now suggests that x-ray mammography is causing more harm than good in the millions of women who subject themselves to breast screenings, annually, without knowledge of their true health risks, the primary focus has been on the harms associated with over-diagnosis and over-treatment, and not the radiobiological dangers of

Astounding Number Of Medical Procedures Have No Benefit, Even Harm - JAMA Study

What if millions of medical diagnoses, procedures, and treatments were based on, at best, questionable scientific evidence, but still performed daily, the world over, in the name of saving patients lives or reducing their suffering? A new JAMA review indicates this may be exactly what is happening.  A concerning new review published in the Journal of

What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes And Symptoms

Life moves fast and a lack of energy is a complaint for many. Fatigue or tiredness has become an increasingly common symptom, and there is a theory floating around that has taken on this issue. Adrenal Fatigue was a term coined by James M. Wilson, and it proposes that chronic mental, physical, or emotional stress

It’s The Sugar, Stupid

Sugar makes us (and our kids) fat. But even when it doesn’t, it still makes us sick. So says a study in the journal Obesity. According to the study, children didn’t used to commonly suffer from chronic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes. Nor did they exhibit risk factors

How To Get Rid Of Crow’s Feet Naturally

If you listen to the cosmetic industry, you might believe wrinkles are a natural part of aging but you have a lot more control over the look and feel of your skin than you’ve been led to believe. You don’t need to accept wrinkles under your eyes or on your forehead, dark circles, lines under

The Modern Physician: A Glorified Applied Phamacologist?

I snapped this picture on the way to the grocery store the other day, and was struck by how perfectly the ‘thousand words’ it spoke matched up with my opinion on what people should do if ever they are tempted to visit a pharmacy for anything other than necessary items, such as a nail file

Do You Believe In “Medical Conspiracy Theories”?

Do you believe in “medical conspiracy theories”? If so you are in good company. According to a survey undertaken by professors at the University of Chicago, more than half of all Americans believe in one or more so-called “medical conspiracy theories”. Of course, most of us know that the derogatory term “conspiracy theory” is simply a

Why Is Natural Skin Care Better?

There’s no question that a natural and organic approach makes sense when it comes to choosing your food, and the same can be said for other products you put on your body. Specifically, skin care. Think about all of the products you may use on a daily basis that may come in contact with your

Codex Alimentarius: A Serious Threat To Your Health

Imagine a world where you need a doctor’s prescription (and thus, health insurance), to buy your every-day organic health supplements. Imagine a world where some of your most-trusted vitamins and supplements are not even on the market! If this sounds like a bad scene from Big Brother, think again. Our government may be advancing towards

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