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Archive for May, 2013:

Much Ado About Organics

    Organic food seems like it is everywhere. You don’t have to drive to specialty stores anymore to find organic versions of your favorite foods, most grocery stores carry wide varieties of organic products. Many people would agree that organic food is a healthier and more nutritious option than “conventional” food. However, a large new research study suggests that organic … Read more.

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

    When it comes to staying healthy it is well-known that a healthy diet is a major lifestyle component. Most people can remember being told to eat their fruits and veggies ever since childhood, and doctors never cease to prescribe a heaping portion of them with our meals. Unfortunately, scientific advances have begun to find that the produce in our … Read more.

Plant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis can be a devastating and very literally crippling condition. Most clearly expressed as severe and painful inflammation and swelling around flexible joints such as knuckles, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to serious disability if not addressed and treated effectively. New research suggests that a diet low in animal products may help prevent or reduce the risk of arthritis. … Read more.

Can You Eat Your Way Out of Hot Flashes?

    Today, no one can doubt that what you eat plays a great role in your overall health. After all, you are what you eat, right? And now a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that this mindset may be particularly important for menopausal women. Interestingly, hot flashes may be especially impacted by diet.     … Read more.

Holistic Medicine: How to Define It

    For many people, it is easy to say how they feel about holistic medicine. Critics think of it as some quack form of new-age medicine, while supporters think of it as a natural, well-rounded approach to treatment. But even those who are familiar with the term may not actually be able to define it.  Supporters and critics alike would … Read more.

Don’t Skimp on Caring for Your Spine

    Your back is your biggest supporter in your day-to-day life. Unfortunately, your spine is not immune from the rigors of your everyday activities. You may think spinal injury, pain and weakness are reserved for athletes or hard laborers but in fact about 80% of people will experience back issues during their lives. Simply slouching in your seat can put you … Read more.

3 Ways to Eat for Energy, Not Convenience

    Today we live in a fast food world. When we are hungry (and often times when we are not), we eat what is convenient to us. Whether this is going out for meals, buying frozen/packaged meals, or doing a fast food drive-through, we all search for ways to make the hunt for food as easy as possible. More and … Read more.

Treat Common Ailments, Naturally

    Whether treating a headache, an upset stomach, constipation or any other common ailment, the first thought for remedy turns us to the medicine cabinet. Unfortunately, this tendency can do more harm than good. Medication may just mask symptoms of greater underlying health issues that can often be remedied with simple lifestyle and diet changes. Eating well and making healthy … Read more.