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Archive for December, 2012:

Resolve to Quit Smoking the Natural Way

If you’re like many Americans, you may choose to quit smoking as your new year’s resolution. That is a wonderful and monumental first step towards a healthier lifestyle, but it is a difficult choice for sure. You can even take this journey the holistic way with natural, herbal approaches to help you. To ease stress, try ginseng root and for … Read more.

Vitamin C May Fight Osteoporosis

If you are at risk for osteoporosis, there is good news for prevention. At Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, recent research suggests that vitamin C may help build bones and help prevent osteoporosis. Between lab mice whose ovaries had been removed (leading to reduced bone density) and those with intact ovaries, sub groups were either given vitamin C … Read more.

How the Food Movement is Gaining Strength

There is a new movement quickly gaining strength in America. More and more, people across the country are gaining awareness of their food and the growth of agribusiness. The link between eating well and being in good health is coming to the forefront, as well as the treatment and care of the animals used for food. People want to know … Read more.

The Debate on Soy for Perimenopause Treatment

There is some controversy surrounding the use of soy as a treatment for perimenopausal symptoms. Specifically, soy products produced in the United States tend to be genetically modified and engineered, causing them to be largely ineffective, unhealthy and unsafe. By and large, soy is not recommended for most women, but the impact of soy and phytoestrogens is varied based on … Read more.

Stress-Free Advice With a Twist

You’ve heard and read plenty of advice on surviving holiday stress. But if you’ve had enough of articles just telling you to take a deep breath and keep your chin up, here are some tips with a twist. First off, maybe we are dramatizing holiday stress and making it a bigger deal than it really is. There can be difficult … Read more.

What Fertilizes Your Food?

If you appreciate quality food and produce, you probably try to buy organic products whenever possible. But when you buy non-organic produce, do you know what helps it grow? More often than not, it’s “biosolids” that are being used for fertilizer. More commonly known as sewage sludge, it is the dried and heated human and industrial waste that comes from … Read more.

Fight Food-Borne Illness; Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean

During cold and flu season, it is already common knowledge that you should wash your hands and use sanitizer when cleaning your home. But don’t let your kitchen utensils fly below the radar. A new report indicates that making sure your utensils are good and clean is just as important as washing hands in knocking out germs. The norovirus is … Read more.

Don’t Forget Zinc to Help You Age in Good Health

As we age, it is important to keep up with a balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that we need. But when it comes to zinc, recent research has found that seniors may be even more vulnerable to the effects of zinc deficiency. Age-related zinc deficiencies play a role in the decline of … Read more.