Month: February 2017

Understanding Your Supplement Label

You enter that aisle of your local superstore, the one with bottle after bottle of vitamins, supplements and minerals with letters and numbers you hardly understand. You want to be healthy but how do you even know where to begin? Most of us are tasked with using nothing but the label on the bottle to […]

Ways to Get Relief from Joint Pain

It is no secret that our bodies age, we can see the changes on a daily basis in the mirror. But what about the changes we don’t see? When we age there are some changes that we can’t see but we feel. We feel them over night it seems, and one of those over night […]

Act Your Age When It Comes to Skin Care

For the first part of your life, you probably didn’t care that much about your skin. You might remember wiggling around, anxious to get into the pool or run down the beach, while your mother attempted to smear sunscreen on your body. Sure, getting sunburned hurts, but otherwise, it didn’t matter much to you. But […]

The Secret Risks of Alcohol Consumption

Written by Amy Chang Since the beginning of time, alcohol consumption has been a part of our social human culture. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the global population drinks alcohol. Most adult drinkers enjoy alcohol in moderation, with 10-15% being more chronic, heavy drinkers who are at risk of dangerous health implications. […]

PCOS, Acne, and Obesity… A Surprising Connection?

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with a hormonal disorder, or any other kind of disease of the endocrine system, you know full well just how complex of a system it is. Certainly, women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) know it without a doubt. The hormones of our body are responsible for so many functions, […]

Extra Sleep Could Improve Athletic Performance

Elite athletes can’t spare even fractions of a second to react to a play unfolding in front of them. Sleep deprivation is known to reduce reaction times significantly. Even a single all-nighter can reduce reaction times by more than 300%, not to mention recovering takes several days. Studies have shown even a surprisingly low level […]

Positivie Influence

1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”   I was once told that we become in life the product of two things- The books we read and The people we associate with

Good News! The Rate of Dementia is Falling Among U.S. Seniors

Mention of the word “dementia” can be a scary though for both seniors and for the people who take care of them. It is a condition that only serves to frustrate those who come into contact with it. There is, however, some good news according to U.S. researchers. According to the research group, the rate […]

Effectiveness of Specialized Eating Disorder Units in Hospitals

In many instances, a person who is struggling with acute symptoms for an eating disorder will be admitted for issues related to the eating disorder, rather than the eating disorder itself. While hospitals have emergency services that are able to accommodate these types of complications, not all hospitals are necessarily equipped with the resources for […]

America’s Nutrition Gap: Although 60% Of Americans Report They Eat A “Very Healthy” Diet, 94% Fall Short Of Daily Recommendations

According to research sponsored by supplement company MegaFood, 60% of Americans think they eat a very healthy diet. However, many of them fall short of the USDA recommendations. For instance, 62% of adults claim to eat only 1 to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, while the USDA recommendation is to eat five […]