Saturday, August 29, 2009

Become a Vitamin Angel

We cannot live if we do not breathe. I don't know about you, but I rarely think about the way that I breathe. It seems like something that ought to come naturally. Apparently this is not always the case. Shallow or incomplete breathing may be negatively impacting our lives in more ways than one. You can read more about that topic by following this link:

Link - Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

A poor night's sleep affects just about every part of our waking hours - from appetite to brain function to energy levels and even public safety (car accidents, etc.). If you occasionally have a hard time falling or staying asleep, you may want to check out the latest on herbal sleep remedies.

Link - Valerian and Hops for Sleep Disorders

Spending too much time on the computer can lead to weight gain. But spending the right kind of time in front of the computer can surprisingly lead to weight loss. You can learn more about that research by following the link below.

Link - Using the Internet to Lose Weight

Is eating a fiber-rich diet really all it's cracked up to be? Does it actually help protect against cancer and other diseases? The column linked below looks at the most recent evidence relating to that topic.

Link - Dietary Fiber and Cancer

Howard Schiffer is the founder and president of a wonderful charity that helps provide essential nutrients to mothers and children in need. Learn more about his valuable work and how you can help become a Vitamin Angel too.

Link - Interview with Howard Schiffer of Vitamin Angels

Helping others attain and maintain wellness is a gift that we share with others. It benefits us and the world at large. First and foremost, please take good care of the body and life you've been given. Then, please share your blessings and wisdom with others. By doing so, I think you'll be making the world a better place for us all.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Herbal News and Weight Loss Tips

Sometimes health care sayings become deeply ingrained into our modern culture. One of the most frequently repeated pieces of weight loss advice is to "drink plenty of water". I read an interesting piece this past week that looks at the science behind that recommendation.

Link - Water and Weight Loss

Speaking of water, have you wondered if those exercises that some people do swimming pools are really an effective way to get in shape and stay healthy? If so, you might want to check out this article about "aquatic therapy".

Link - Aquatic Therapy

Ginkgo biloba is an herbal extract that is usually associated with aiding in memory related conditions. It turns out that it may also provide certain benefits for a very different condition: PMS. Other herbal research on dandelion leaf and hibiscus tea are also covered in the column linked below.

Link - Herbal News and Reviews

This is a new one for me. Have you ever heard or read about something called "Thunder God Vine"? Well, it appears that it's a root extract historically used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A new study indicates that this ancient remedy may be a powerful and safer option for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Link - Thunder God Vine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some estimates claim that 1 out of every 2 adults over the age of 50 contend with some form of chronic venous insufficiency. This can manifest itself as hemorrhoids, spider veins or varicose veins. If you or someone you know suffers from poor circulation in the lower extremities, you may want to read more about what natural medicine has to offer.

Link - Natural Care for Varicose Veins

I hope you all enjoy this upcoming week. Please use this and other reliable information to help keep you fit, happy and well.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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We all know that blueberries are among the healthiest fruits known to man. But did you know that the leaves of the blueberry bush may be just as important? Find out why here - The Healing Power of Blueberry Leaves

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is definitely a smart way to go. But if you're not seasoning them strategically ... you're missing out on a lot of hidden health benefits. Learn more about the Herbs and Spices of Life

Several of the most common ills associated with aging may be forestalled or possibly even prevented simply by drinking more of this special tea - The Longevity Tea

If you're looking to avoid processed snack foods, check out these suggestions for gluten free, low carb snacking options: Safe and Sane Snacks

The Swine Flu is constantly in the news. Even high profile politicians such as the president of Costa Rica aren't immune to it. Find out about the most current information on natural remedies that may help your body avoid this viral invader. Swine Flu and Natural Medicine

I hope you find these articles to be of interest and that they'll somehow touch your lives in a positive way. I wish you all the best in health.

Friday, August 7, 2009

From Raw Food Diets to Metformin

At, the week started off with a rather surprising topic - a description of a 50 year old generic drug for diabetes that just might be useful in the fight against cancer.

Tuesday through Friday brought about a wide range of subject matters that covered everything soy's impact on male hormones to dancing your way to good health to something called "lactoferrin" which is a gentler alternative therapy for anemia. The ended with a scientific review of the current status of raw food diets.

There's always something new and something to reconsider in the world of alt-med. Stay informed and use your knowledge to stay well. Until next week ...