Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • antibiotic resistance

What is antibiotic resistance and why is it bad?

By |August 22nd, 2016|

Antibiotic resistance, technically antibiotic resistant bacteria, is major issue in medicine, and a big threat to prevention of bacterial infections in the future.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial […]

  • hyperthyroidism

What’s hyperthyroidism and how would you know?

By |August 15th, 2016|

What is HYPER-thyroidism?  It’s a very confusing topic of discussion as there is both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.  But the truth is, millions of people have an OVER•active thyroid gland … and many don’t even know it!

So to better clarify […]

  • coq10

Study shows CoQ10 shown to protect against acute heart attack complications

By |August 12th, 2016|


CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and is available as a supplement.  It comes in two forms: ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form, and ubiquinone, the oxidized form, which the […]

Yoga’s benefits for health and wellness

By |August 10th, 2016|

A review published in the journal “Aging & Mental Health” showed that yoga is very beneficial for your physical and mental health.

Researchers scrutinized 15 studies—12 of them randomized controlled trials (high quality studies) —from the past two decades that […]

13 ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

By |August 8th, 2016|

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer”.  Because many people have high blood pressure and aren’t aware of it, the dangerous effects of this condition can go unnoticed, and strike at any time in […]

Salt intake does not correlate with increased heart attack risk

By |August 5th, 2016|

A new study regarding salt intake: higher salt intake does not correlate with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, or overall mortality (death).  Moreover, no consistent interactions with sex, race or hypertensive (high blood pressure) status were observed for any […]

Exercising early in the morning burns more fat

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Some of us could stand to lose a few pounds … perhaps even more than a few.  But to burn fat and lose weight successfully, it always seems like an uphill battle.  Eating healthy and getting the proper […]

5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

By |August 1st, 2016|

What is Okra?  I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]