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08/2016

5 Symptoms That May Not Be What They Seem

 

These symptoms may look like one thing but could be the result of an unrelated diagnosis.

07/2016

Does Your Office Suffer From Sick-Building Syndrome?

 

Could work literally be making you sick?

06/2016

6 Healthy (and Simple) Supermarket Food Finds

 

You may equate eating healthy with lots of preparation and fuss. But Janet Brill says the latest array of foods on your grocery store shelves and in the produce section make it easier than ever to get lots of great nutrients in single-portioned foods and snacks.

05/2016

What Are The Natural Juices To Prevent And Treat Anemia?

 

Anemia comes from an iron deficiency in the body. Anemia is a blood-related condition and women frequently suffer from it, mainly during periods of abundant menstruation or due to poor dietary choices.

04/2016

The Best & Worst Foods for Your Cholesterol Levels

 

Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Here are 11 foods to eat, and several to avoid.

03/2016

9 Easy Ways to Get More Z's

 

Can't get a good night's sleep? Follow these easy guidelines.

02/2016

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

 

Why do you need to change your sheets and pillowcases every week? Because, even if you shower every night and sleep alone, you're not the only one messing up your bed.

01/2016

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

 

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

12/2015

All About Olives

 

The fruit of the olive tree has a long, rich history as a symbol of peace, new life, hope and honor.  These days, it is best known as a symbol of good health.

11/2015

10 Habits That Hurt Your Eyes

 

If you smoke cigarettes or stare at a screen all day, you could be doing your peepers a disservice. Read on for eight more offenses.

10/2015

Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Connection?

 

Could getting enough vitamin D help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia?

09/2015

7 Tips for Eating Clean

 

If you want to get the junk out of your diet once and for all, commit to eating as many fresh, unadulterated foods as possible. It can be done.

08/2015

How Much Protein Do You Need?

 

Your protein needs change as you age. Find out how much of the nutrient you and your family members need.

07/2015

8 Ways to Raise Your Heart Rate

 

When you strengthen your heart to function more efficiently, you increase the ability of your heart and respiratory system to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and to remove wastes.

06/2015

5 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Heart

 

Although heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., it's often an avoidable problem.

05/2015

5 Ways to Kick the Coffee Habit

 

Whether because of IBS, acid reflux, or anxiety, it might be time to put down your cup of joe.

04/2015

4 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

 

Follow these tips to start cutting food costs without compromising nutrition.

03/2015

4 Best Picks for Winter Comfort

 

Get cozy with hearty winter vegetables that are filling, satisfying, and extremely healthy too.

02/2015

5 Inexpensive Workouts

 

Try these creative ways to exercise that are good for your body and easy on your wallet.

01/2015

The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

 

A byproduct of the wine-making process, this supplement possesses powerful antioxidant power.

12/2014

Walk for Fitness: Before, During, and After

 

Make the most of each step with these important tips.

11/2014

The Real Reason You Don't Like Exercise

 

Science offers clues as to why some people look forward to exercise while others avoid it at all costs.

10/2014

5 Ways to Stay Active as You Age

 

Here's how to give your body the energy and strength it needs to stay healthy as you get older.

09/2014

Positive Thinking May Hinder Your Health

 

You’ve got a negative attitude? Good. New research shows it may not be a bad thing—for your health.

08/2014

Crunch on This for Better Brain Health

 

Carrots, celery, and peppers contain a compound called luteolin, which helps tame brain inflammation that could negatively affect memory.

07/2014

Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

 

Which natural foods are the top standouts when it comes to boosting your cancer-fighting power?

06/2014

Eight Digestive Health Myths

 

We separate fact from fiction for these common digestive misconceptions.

05/2014

How to Keep Your Senses Sharp as You Age

 

Smell, taste, sight, hearing, and even touch. They can all dull over time, but there are steps you can take to keep them going strong.

04/2014

A New Take on Heart Disease Risk

 

BMI is a popular tool to evaluate cardiac health, but it may not be the best one.

03/2014

Seven Health Tips From the Teacher

 

Success in the classroom starts at home. Here's how to ensure your child is physically and emotionally prepared to take on the school day.

02/2014

Four Ways to Beat Afternoon Fatigue

 

If you fight to stay alert and productive when 3:00 p.m. rolls around, here's how to overcome your lag.

01/2014

The Germiest Public Places You Go Every Day

 

Public places are magnets for germs that cause the flu, viruses, and other illnesses. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home to avoid being exposed. Learn where the germs roam so you can take the right precautions.

12/2013

Are Egg Yolks as Bad as Cigarettes?

 

New research says egg yolks may be rotten. Get the truth behind the headline.

11/2013

Bounce Back From a Bad Eating Day

 

If you slip up and eat every diet no-no in sight, don't beat yourself up. Get back on track with these tips.

10/2013

Signs of Aging May Predict Heart Problems

 

New research links looking older with cardiovascular issues. Here's how to tell if you're aging well, inside and out.

09/2013

Morning vs. Night Shower: Which Is Better?

 

A morning shower to shake off grogginess or a sleep-inducing shower before bed? The experts weigh in.

08/2013

How to Start Exercising When You’re Seriously Out of Shape

 

Everyone at every stage benefits from exercise, but it can be intimidating and overwhelming to take the first step. First things first.

07/2013

Six Rules for Washing Fruits and Vegetables

 

Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can eat unless they're contaminated with dirt, pesticides, or harmful bacteria. So before you take your first bite, make sure you follow these six steps..

06/2013

Raise Your Good Cholesterol Naturally

 

Here, simple ways to improve your numbers with no medication necessary.

05/2013

How Healthy is Your Cooking Style?

 

Fried, sautéed, roasted, grilled. Here's how various cooking techniques stack up and why some are better than others when it comes to keeping you healthy.

04/2013

How to Feel Full With Fewer Calories

 

These smart strategies offer a proven path to slimming down.

03/2013

The Dirty Truth Behind Body Mass Index

 

The formula behind body mass index (BMI) can be tricky. It can help you know if the number on the scale is where it's supposed to be. However, BMI can't provide useful information about this.

02/2013

Rice With a Side of Arsenic

 

A new study finds carcinogens in rice. Is there enough detected to cause widespread concern?

01/2013

Could High Blood Pressure Be a Good Thing?

 

Surprisingly, for some senors, the answer may be "yes."

12/2012

What Does Smoking Do to Your Heart?

 

Become aware of the startling statistics about lighting up. Get tips on putting down the cigarettes for good.

11/2012

Here's How Your Friends Influence Your Weight

 

Here are five ways your circle of friends affects your waistline, for better or for worse.

10/2012

Gum Disease, Heart Disease Connection

 

You've heard your oral health impacts your heart. Here's what the American Heart Association says now.

09/2012

What You Should Know About Food Expiration Dates

 

Should you throw out a container of yogurt if you notice that the date on the package is a few days beyond the date you're planning on eating it? Well, it all depends on these factors.

08/2012

Are You a Heavy or Light Sleeper?

 

Do you wake up at the slightest disturbance or are you the type that sleeps through the alarm each morning? Whichever way you roll, there are ways to work with your current sleep style.

07/2012

Going Vegan: A Healthy Choice?

 

No meat, no poultry, no eggs, no fish, no dairy, no animal products of any kind. For some, a vegan diet is unimaginable; for others it is a path to good health.

06/2012

Five Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

If the tingling, aching, and numbness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is getting out of hand, five simple exercises might put relief right at your fingertips.

05/2012

Eight Great Floor Exercises

 

Roll out the mat, and get down on the floor. Here are eight yoga and Pilates-inspired floor exercises to target your arms, legs, abs, glutes, and back.

04/2012

Are Brown Foods Really Better?

 

Whether it's an egg, a loaf of bread, or a type of sugar, brown foods somehow seem healthier, more natural. But are they?

03/2012

Ten Simple Mood-Lifting Tips

 

If you are depressed, antidepressants aren’t the only solution.

02/2012

Four Eating Habits That Boost Your Metabolism

 

Get tips on what to eat and when to eat in order to rev up your metabolism.

01/2012

Why Fiber Is Essential to Your Digestive (and Overall) Health

 

Although dietary fiber is probably best known as a remedy to prevent or relieve constipation, it provides other important health benefits as well, including lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

12/2011

Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9: The Basics

 

Omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids confer a variety of health benefits when consumed on a regular basis and in the right amounts.

11/2011

Twenty Ways to Drink More Water

 

Set an alarm. Use a fancy glass. Hang a sign on your fridge. These are just a few ways to ensure you get your daily dose of H20.

10/2011

Pass on Salt? Maybe Not

 

A new study questions the need for salt restrictions.

09/2011

Why You Crave Sugar

 

If you're craving sugar, the problem may be more serious than merely trying to satisfy an occasional sweet tooth. You may be addicted to sugar.

08/2011

Does Being a Workaholic Jeopardize Your Health?

 

Recognize the signs of being a workaholic and learn what to do to protect your health.

07/2011

Five Habits of Daily Exercisers

 

Long-time exercisers say the reason they stick with fitness is because it's a habit. They plug it into their daily routine, much like brushing their teeth or reading the morning paper.

06/2011

Eating While Standing: How It Can Harm Your Health

 

What difference does it make if you stand at a counter to eat, sit down at a table, or grab a bite on the run? Well, when it comes to your physical and mental health, it might make all the difference in the world.

05/2011

Drink More Water, Be More Regular

 

When your body doesn't get enough fluids, especially water, the result can be hard, dry stools and chronic bouts of constipation.

04/2011

Ten Biggest Workout Wreckers

 

According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), ten big mistakes many people make while exercising at the gym can wreck their workout and lead to injury and pain.

03/2011

Is Sea Salt Healthier than Table Salt?

 

You may have heard that sea salt is healthier than regular table salt because sea salt isn't as heavily processed. So are the benefits real, or is it just a matter of taste?

02/2011

How to Turn Your Walk into a Workout

 

What's the least expensive and most convenient way to get a total workout? Lace up your sneakers and walk out the door. Turning your walk into a workout is easy. Just follow these steps.

01/2011

Life Span Linked to Resting Heart Rate

 

A new study finds that heart disease patients' risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event can be measured by their resting heart rate.

12/2010

Got Stress? Read This

 

Chronic stress is a villain that causes a host of problems ranging from sleep and digestive disorders to depression. Stress can affect your concentration, lead to weight gain (or loss), weaken the immune system and even contribute to heart disease.

11/2010

The Heart Benefits of Walking

 

If heart health is your concern, take a hike--literally.

10/2010

Seven Tips for Eating Clean

 

If you want to get the junk out of your diet once and for all, commit to eating as many fresh, local, unprocessed foods as possible. It may take a little extra effort on your part, but it can be done.

09/2010

Using Ginger for Health

 

Ginger has been used as a medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide range of ailments from diarrhea to arthritis. Read on to learn more about this powerful herb that can be found in any grocery store across the country.

08/2010

Treating Gum Disease Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Sure, brushing your teeth can lead to a healthy mouth and even a healthy heart...but healthy joints? Quite possibly, according to a recent study.

07/2010

The Five Germiest Spots in Your Home

 

Your home is crawling with bacteria. Where are the biggest hotspots?

06/2010

The Blood Pressure-Alzheimer's Connection

 

Results from a study published in the journal Neurology suggest that high blood pressure may cause memory problems--and even raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

05/2010

Heart-Healthy Cooking Oils

 

Which cooking oils are actually healthy for you and which ones you should steer clear of?

04/2010

Grapes Could Help Fight Diabetes Complications

 

According to an article in ScienceDaily, a compound found in grape skin can protect blood vessels from the cellular damage that occurs when blood sugar levels are elevated.

03/2010

Hot or Cold Cider this Winter?

 

Recent research at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine indicates that warm drinks in small amounts do not contribute to increased body temperature.

02/2010

Natural Tips for Better Sleep

 

First you try opening the window, and toss and turn for a while. Then you get up and shut it. Maybe the pillow isn't fluffy enough, so you fluff it. Lying in bed and staring at the ceiling, you realize that, once again, you are not going to get any sleep tonight.

01/2010

Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body and Health

 

The things on this list will really surprise you. And you thought you knew it all.

12/2009

When You Crave Salty Food

 

According to Bridget Doherty in an article published in Womens Health, when nothing but the saltiest french fry can satisfy, you may have a mineral deficiency.

11/2009

The Truth About Colds and Flu

 

Winter is considered cold and flu season, but chills, dampness, and drafts don't cause colds and flu.

10/2009

The Useful and Promising Appendix

 

For years scientist have thought of the appendix as a worthless artifact, good for only a potential lethal inflammation.

09/2009

Fifteen Health Secrets of Lemons

 

Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?

08/2009

Water

 

Just how much water does a person need on a daily basis? The typical answer is eight glasses of water that are eight oz’s each.

07/2009

What's a Great Rate?

 

How much heavy breathing can you take?

06/2009

Vitamin C May Prevent Arthritis in Bum Knees

 

Vitamin C may help prevent injured knees from developing arthritis and arthritic knees from getting worse.

05/2009

Four Ways to Shed Belly Fat

 

If you really want to lose that stomach here is the way to do it.

04/2009

Regular Exercise May Foil Prostrate Cancer

 

Active men with a high level of cardiovascular fitness are less likely to develop prostate cancer according to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

03/2009

Soda, sweet drinks main source of calories in U.S.

 

Tufts researchers recently reported that while the leading source of calories in the average American diet used to be from white bread, that may have changed.

02/2009

Can You Pinch An Inch?

 

Think you're fat? Don't believe your scale. It's probably giving you a good idea what you weigh, but that has little to do with whether you're too fat.

01/2009

Running with Epilepsy

 

Epileptics must balance the benefits of running against the risk of a seizure on a busy street.

12/2008

Drinking Grape Juice Improves Memory in Older Adults

 

One of the most dreaded problems associated with growing older is memory problems. But dementia and even plain old “senior moments” don’t have to be inevitable with age.

11/2008

MS Hits Young Adults

 

Young adults are the group most likely to contract multiple sclerosis (MS).

10/2008

Cure for Nail Biters

 

When a nervous habit crosses the line into self-destructive behavior, it's time to seek help.

09/2008

A Dozen Foods You Don't Need to Buy Organic

 

Within the scientific community there is a growing concern that even small doses of pesticides and chemicals can affect people adversely. To help save money over the cost of organic fruits and vegetables some produce can be purchased non-organic.

08/2008

All About Olive Oil

 

There's nothing confusing about the benefits of olive oil—it's tasty, loaded with good fat (monounsaturated), and known to help lower bad cholesterol.

07/2008

Backing Up Menu Claims

 

Food on your grocer's shelves must now carry nutritional data to support claims of "light" or "healthy." Soon the choices on a restaurant menu may be held to a similar standard.

06/2008

New Test for Moms-to-Be

 

A new test may detect nutritional shortcomings in pregnant women before the condition harms the fetus.

05/2008

Aging Cure in Sight?

 

What most people call "aging" may often result simply from poor vision that's increasingly more easily corrected, say investigators at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

04/2008

Pull Down Those Shades

 

Don't put away your sunglasses when the sky gets overcast.

03/2008

Workout Soreness Tip

 

A new exercise program usually feels pretty good—until the morning after. Now researchers at the University of Texas claim to have found a way to dull the aches and pains of overworked muscles, known to science as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).

02/2008

Fueling Up to Win

 

Coaches who tout "fire in the belly" as the key to victory may be at least partly right.

01/2008

Help for Tiny Ears

 

Can breastfeeding prevent ear infections?

12/2007

Hypothermia

 

On a cool fall morning, Bill encountered an unexpected rain during his daily run. Dressed only in shorts and a sweatshirt, he was soon drenched. A brisk wind added to his misery and by the time he made it home, he was shaking uncontrollably and couldn't feel his fingers.

11/2007

Color Me Deficient

 

Color blindness is not a black and white issue. It's very rare, actually, for people to just see white, black and gray and nothing else.

10/2007

Be Involved in Medicine

 

Patients who take an active role in their health care wind up with better care, says Ladies' Home Journal. Here are some tips for getting the best care possible.

09/2007

Why Eve Was Right

 

You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There's more than that to staying healthy, but fresh fruit, considering that it tastes so good, also does a surprising amount of good things for your body, says Runner's World.

08/2007

Running While Pregnant

 

Moms-to-be who want to keep up a running program are often frustrated by medicine's conventional exercise advice to pregnant women.

07/2007

Fire in the Belly

 

If you've ever settled down after a big meal, and within minutes were up and running for the antacid, then you've "felt the burn"—heartburn.

06/2007

The Value of Z-z-z-z’s

 

People nervous about a big presentation, test or athletic competition may be relieved to learn that losing a night's sleep is, in most cases, nothing to—well, to lose sleep over.

05/2007

How Exercise Goes To Your Head

 

Muscle contraction has always fascinated scientists. How the body changes stored chemical energy into mechanical energy is a trick with no visible gears or pistons. How does the body get mechanical movement out of potatoes and gravy and other food in the diet?

04/2007

What is the immune system?

 

The immune system is the policing and protection system of the body.

03/2007

Heart Disease

 

In America, heart disease is the leading killer of men and women alike. Despite all that medical science knows about how to prevent this disease, recent statistics show that over 954,000 people died of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) in the United States alone in 1994, up from 925,000 in 1992.

02/2007

Headaches

 

Headache is a big topic. I suspect that there are relatively few readers today who have not experienced headache.

01/2007

Cayenne Pepper

 

Today some promote the use of cayenne to improve one's digestion, to stimulate circulation, and as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat sore and infected throats.

12/2006

Black Cohosh

 

A clinical study of more than 700 women found that the use of a black cohosh preparation (Remifemin) produced a significant improvement in menopausal complaints.

11/2006

Saint-John's Wort

 

Recently Saint-John's-wort has received a lot of attention as an herbal product that provides natural relief from depression.

10/2006

Ginger

 

Because of its antiemetic qualities ginger has proved to be a valuable aid in treating nausea and preventing the vomiting associated with motion sickness.

09/2006

Why body odor reveals your true health habits: Here's how to reduce odor and enhance health

 

This month we're going to dive into a touchy subject: Body odor. I'm not going to dance around the subject, either, because body odor can actually be an important indicator of your overall health and dietary habits.
08/2006

Escaping Addiction's Cycle

 

There is a far more important fact than all the ominous statistics, and it is this: those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can change.

07/2006

Think About Drinking Milk

 

As scientific investigators have traced the causes of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, migraines, and digestive problems, the least likely suspect had to be milk.

06/2006

Fight Cancer With Fiber

 

New research confirms what nutritionists have said for years––eating lots of high-fiber foods is a great way to protect your health. That might sound like an outrageous claim. But according to researchers conducting the biggest-ever study into the relationship between diet and cancer, it’s the truth.

05/2006

How to Deal With Stress At Work

 

Is your job stressing you out? Don’t feel alone. A recent Gallup poll shows only 14 percent of workers are dissatisfied with their job, while a whopping 34 percent are dissatisfied with how much stress they face at work.

04/2006

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

 

Perhaps 50 million Americans or more have elevated blood pressure. Despite improvements in awareness and treatment, as many as 35 percent of Americans with elevated pressures still are not even aware that they have a problem.

03/2006

Eight True Remedies

 

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them..

02/2006

ABC's of Hepatitis

 

News of recent hepatitis A outbreaks in restaurants has focused attention on just one of three varieties of this liver disease. The others, hepatitis B and C, are not as easily transmitted but can be more dangerous.

01/2006

Smoking

 

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society. During 1995,approximately 2.1 million people in developed countries died as a result of smoking. Tobacco use is responsible for nearly one in five deaths in the United States. Based on data from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II, it is estimated that 430,700 US deaths per year were attributable to smoking during 1990-1994.

12/2005

Cholesterol and Children

 

Most people equate cholesterol problems and heart attacks with those of us from middle age and up. While the effects of eating fat and cholesterol will most likely manifest themselves in that age group, the eating patterns causing the problem start much earlier.

11/2005

Eating Out

 

You won't always be able to prepare your own meals. Business lunches, family gatherings, and social events will draw you into restaurants, away from the secure low-fat kitchen that you've developed. Statistics show that up to half of our meals are eaten away from the home.

10/2005

THE DESSERT CART (OR HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO)

 

If you love desserts, you might think you're in for a rough time. But there's no reason why you have to forego dessert after a meal, or as a little snack, just because you're trying to lower your cholesterol, or lose weight for that matter. Like anything else, if you prepare desserts correctly -- and eat them in moderation -- they can be that extra treat you've been saving yourself for all day.

09/2005

DINNER SELECTIONS

 

Don't go overboard on any one product or type of food. Fish is a good example. Some eaters make fish the main staple in their diet. Because it has less fat and cholesterol than meat, they feel they can eat as much as they want, as often as they want. Fish certainly can taste good, and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. But let's take a closer look by comparing the approximate range of fat, cholesterol, and calories in fish, meat, and poultry.

08/2005

SOUPS, SAUCES, AND APPETIZERS

 

Soups can provide a filling and nutritious meal, complete with vegetables, pasta, chicken or meat. Add bread and an appetizer to make an entire meal. While the soups presented in this month may take a little time to prepare, they are perfect foundations for your meal plans. They're low in fat and cholesterol, economical (the main ingredient is water!), and can be frozen for quick reheating at any time. Sounds like the perfect food.

07/2005 Light Meals for Healthy Arteries
 

If you don't feel like a heavy meal, try one of these light recipes. Most of the items can be eaten by themselves for a midday snack, or combined to form a complete light meal any time of the day.

06/2005

Low-fat Low-cholestrol Baked Goods

 

Most articles contain recipes for healthy, enjoyable food. Unlike those given in diet books, you will see categories for milligrams of cholesterol and grams of fat, itemized for each item in the recipe. If you plan eating, exercise, and other behaviors accordingly, calories become unimportant.

05/2005

Meal Plans

 

Until you're able to adjust your own recipes and eating habits, you can use the meal plans presented here as a guide. Each of these plans provide a full low-fat and low-cholesterol menu using products and ingredients that are easily found in local markets. Since each meal plan is just a guide, not a fixed diet, you might want to adjust or change it to suit your own needs and available products.

04/2005

Getting Started With Good Staples

 

Reducing your dietary intake of fat and cholesterol is the safest, surest course of action. You'll probably be able to avoid drugs and medicine, or the possible side effects from suddenly increasing your amounts of fiber, niacin, or fish oils.

03/2005

Challenging The Sociology of Eating

 

Consider the traditional approach to dieting, whether to lose weight or control cholesterol. You starve and, if committed, work out. You eat those little thin slices of low-fat low-cholesterol bread, and embarrass yourself with those “low cholesterol” meals while every one else is eating hamburgers and ice cream sundaes. After a few months you lose those  milligrams of cholesterol, looking forward to the day when you can eat anything you want again, in whatever quantities. But that's when you find out the bad news.

02/2005 To Burn Fat, How Fast?
 

Who burns more fat, the tortoise or the hare?

01/2005

Leukemia Update

 

Leukemia is widely thought to be a nearly-always-fatal disease. The truth, however, offers a ray of hope, according to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter

12/2004

12 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the "Natural" Way

  With no cure in sight for the cold or the flu, current treatments can at best bring symptom relief or shorten the duration of those symptoms. You can take one of a variety of medications that may help relieve your symptoms. Or you can take the natural approach.

11/2004

Common Indoor Pollutants

 

Recurring colds or allergies, chronic headaches, and overall sluggishness may be a symptom that your house is not well—literally.

10/2004

Back Pain Remedies

 

Specialists recommend these exercises for preventing or remedying lower back problems, reports Natural Health.

09/2004

Raising Calves at Home

 

Well-developed calf muscles add explosive power to your athletic performance, and balance and symmetry to your body's shape. Here's an exercise, courtesy of Shape magazine, to both strengthen the calves and help them look their best.

08/2004

Simply Fruit

 

Winter fruits-- apples, bananas, pears are fine with me, but while they offer nourishment during the cold seasons, I can't say they cause my palate any excitement. It's summer's lush, ripe fruits that entice me far more.

07/2004

Healthy Snacks

 

Instead of loading up on store-bought snacks, which are high in sodium and often high in fat (nearly all supermarket snack foods contain unhealthy partially hydrogenated fats), try these simple home-made snacks.

06/2004

Learn to Love Sweat

 

"Women dew, men perspire, horses sweat." This Victorian exercise in euphemism is a perfect example of our culture's disdain for sweat—a bodily fluid that might lose its bad rep if people knew more about it.

05/2004

Your Body's Guard

 

As you read this, you're being protected from an invading enemy by an army of millions—not the U.S. Army, but your body's immune system.

04/2004

Easy on the Vitamins

 

Because of differences in individuals' metabolism, body weight and other factors, one person's overdose may cause no problems for another person.

03/2004

The Injured Athlete
 

The most recent figures on sports injuries, as reported by American Health magazine, show 2.6 million Americans limping, groaning or being carried off fields, courts and streets each year.

02/2004

No "Free Lunch

 

With packaged foods as much as with anything, the word "free" should set off alarms, warns Health Journal.

01/2004

At a Loss for Words

 

You can't do much about some causes of laryngitis, but there are some steps you can take to protect your voice.

12/2003

The World of Dreams

 

Furiously sparking neurons, memories continuously picked apart and reassembled in bizarre forms, rhythmic waves of electricity...that's the world of dreaming, and the more researchers learn about it, the more they're convinced that dream images aren't bizarre or random.