What is antibiotic resistance and why is it bad?

August 22nd, 2016|23 Comments

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 […]

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What’s hyperthyroidism and how would you know?

August 15th, 2016|172 Comments

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 […]

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Study shows CoQ10 shown to protect against acute heart attack complications

August 12th, 2016|13 Comments


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 […]

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Yoga’s benefits for health and wellness

August 10th, 2016|17 Comments

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 […]

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13 ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

August 8th, 2016|14 Comments

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 […]

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Salt intake does not correlate with increased heart attack risk

August 5th, 2016|12 Comments

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 […]

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Exercising early in the morning burns more fat

August 3rd, 2016|12 Comments

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 […]

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5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

August 1st, 2016|65 Comments

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 […]

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10 excellent health benefits of the delectable Kiwi fruit

July 29th, 2016|16 Comments

Ay Kiwi!  Sounds like a person from down under eh?  Well, the other Kiwi is a delectable fruit which is now widely available throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world.  And since it’s […]

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

July 27th, 2016|21 Comments

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the result of many years of research of how the human mind works.  CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and […]