Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Fast forward to 2015. The title of the latest DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans) reflect that they cover 5 years, not just one. That was a welcome change, as was the recommendation about coffee—you may be glad to know the DGAC concluded that moderate consumption can be part of a healthy diet. Low-calorie sweeteners, especially aspartame,[…]

The Latest Yoga Research

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA People are seeking yoga practice for health benefits, and science is documenting its effectiveness. In the United States, 9.5% of adults—about 21 million people—reported that they practiced yoga as a complementary health approach in 2012 (Clarke et al. 2015). Yoga practitioners noted greater health benefits than adults who tried other[…]

5 Reasons Why Tennis Is The Best Sport For Staying Healthy

What is the absolute best sport for staying healthy? Many people would say running, biking, swimming, or basketball. After all, these sports all involve high amounts of cardio sustained over long periods of time. Plus, these sports have a huge cultural presence and are the first things that come to mind when thinking of exercise.[…]

The Top Foods Contributing To Salt In Our Diet

April 10, 2017  By: Mike Francis To those who live for hamburgers and hot dogs: You’re not going to like this list. Same with you, bagel biters and pepperoni people. But it’s knowledge you should have.  You’re eating a lot of salt. And it’s coming from an assortment of foods that are very common in the[…]

20 Ways To Keep Kids Safe WhenThey Are Home Alone

Posted August 15, 2013, Little Rock, Arkansas  1. Post an emergency phone list where children can see it. Include 9-1-1, your work and cell numbers and the numbers for anyone else who is close and trusted such as a neighbor or friend. 2. Identify neighbors whose home your child can go to in case of[…]

Your New Favorite Type II Collagen Support

Collagen peptides. I can’t listen to a podcast, read a natural health blog, or go to a seminar without seeing advertisements for the latest and greatest bone broth and collagen powder. Yes, I completely understand the benefits of collagen. Amino acids create proteins, proteins make muscles, shiny hair, and healthy nails. I understand how collagen[…]

Women’s Heart Health And The Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 05, 2017  By: Providence Health Team Interview with Lori M. Tam, MD, a cardiologist at the Providence Heart Institute in Portland Oregon and Medical Director of the Women’s Heart Program, on the importance of women’s heart health. The signs and symptoms of heart disease can be subtle and sometimes confusing. If you experience any symptoms[…]

Alcohol & Breast Cancer Infographic

In this blog post, we present an infographic that weighs up recent studies that say drinking moderate amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of getting breast cancer. Almost unbelievably, just over one in ten women will suffer from breast cancer in their lifetimes. Recent studies say these risks are increased in proportion to the[…]

Brightening Your Day: How Outdoor Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients

Regular exercise and eating right are two hallmarks of life, especially when a person is dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The dietary aspect may be easy to achieve, but the exercise is a lot more elusive. Going to the gym is always an option, but there may be drawbacks to indoor workouts. As cancer patients[…]

Optimal Colon Function, Yes!

With the Holidays in full swing, we are living it up eating and drinking things we typically would stay far away from. One or two treats here and there are no big deal. Next thing you know platters of goodies appear at the workplace and holiday parties are filling your calendars. Most notice the digestive distress these[…]