Archive | September, 2014

Worried About the West Nile Virus?

If you’re concerned about the West Nile Virus, you’re not alone. This disease, which is typically transmitted from mosquitoes to humans after the insects feast on infected birds, is cropping up all over the country with more cases reported this …

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Treat Your Microbes Well—Your Health Depends on It

In 1676, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the father of microbiology, scraped some plaque off his teeth, peered into a microscope, and discovered “many very little living animalcules.” In 2012, scientists completed the Human Microbiome Project, which determined that our bodies are …

A Sweet Cure From the Kitchen

Throughout history, people have used herbs, spices, and other non-drug remedies to prevent and treat a variety of health concerns. Let’s take a closer look at one of my favorite “kitchen cures.”

Mentioned in Chinese texts dating back to …

Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

If you’re making proper food choices and exercising in an effort to lose weight, but still aren’t seeing results, it might be time to take a serious look at what you’re drinking. New research suggests that what you suck …

Healing Powers in Body Fat?

Bone-on-bone osteoarthritis of his right hip kept Mel in constant pain and interfered with his daily activities. His orthopedist gave him three options: have a hip replacement; take painkillers, which might delay surgery for a couple of years; or do …

Pain Relieving Therapies—Professional Athletes Use Them!

Chronic pain—persistent pain lasting for more than three months that impairs one’s ability to live a normal life—affects more than 116 million Americans. Experts estimate that more than $600 billion in healthcare resources and lost productivity are spent annually on …