4 Yearly Tests Everyone Over 40 Should Have

Start the new year on a positive note by scheduling yearly tests to detect any health problems early, and give you peace of mind. Although age 40 may seem a bit young for some of these tests, early detection is key in treating many illnesses. Not only that, the sooner you catch a problem, the… Continue reading 4 Yearly Tests Everyone Over 40 Should Have

Using Noise for Sleep

Noise and sleep are not natural partners. Or so you would think. Traffic noises, car alarms, sirens and other disturbing sounds can make it hard to get to sleep and difficult to stay there. Some frequencies, however, are actually calming and relaxing, and conducive to slumber. Finding the perfect noise to help you sleep can… Continue reading Using Noise for Sleep

3 Essential Spices to Boost Health

It’s easy to overlook the health benefits of spices. After all, as a culture, the American palette tends toward blandness. We usually focus more on mouth feel and texture than we do on the subtleties of spices. We also lean too heavily on processed foods, which are naturally under-spiced to appeal to the broadest possible… Continue reading 3 Essential Spices to Boost Health

Exercises to Reduce Aging Fall Risk

Although most of us fear serious diseases if we fear anything about aging, we might be wiser to take potential falls as a more serious issue. Each year, more than 34,000 adults over 65 will die as a result of a fall, making this accidental occurrence the leading cause of death for that demographic.  … Continue reading Exercises to Reduce Aging Fall Risk

EFT Tapping

Never underestimate the power of touch, even when it’s your own hand doing the touching. Emotional freedom technique, known more broadly as EFT tapping, is an alternative wellness treatment meant to address negative and stressful emotional conditions and physical pain.      Working on the same basic principle as acupuncture and acupressure, EFT tapping is… Continue reading EFT Tapping

Red Light Therapy

Light affects health. Consider the ultraviolet light that bombards earth as part of sunlight, and the grave impact it can have on skin health. Of course, the effect can also be positive, as it is with Seasonal Affective Disorder lightbulbs and fixtures. Those can reverse the depression symptoms of individuals who live in parts of… Continue reading Red Light Therapy

Pomegranate’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

The seeds are jewel red, stain everything they touch, and taste absolutely delicious. If that weren’t enough to entice you to the realm of pomegranates, consider the latest research that indicates pomegranate may have a role to play in preventing and fighting colon cancer.     This shouldn’t be surprising. Nutritionists, dietitians, and medical professionals… Continue reading Pomegranate’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

Breathe Better with Nose Breathing

Breathing is the most basic of human body functions. It’s also essential to every other process in the body. Unfortunately, because it’s automatic, we don’t usually consider if we are breathing as efficiently as we should. Turns out that many of us are not.     There are two avenues for taking in air: your… Continue reading Breathe Better with Nose Breathing

Managing Insomnia

What most people consider insomnia is usually just an occasional problem. Clinical insomnia is an ongoing, debilitating condition that often requires medical intervention. At the very least, it would require the attention of a medical expert and a professional diagnosis.     Most of us, however, experience less severe occasional bouts of sleeplessness. Just the… Continue reading Managing Insomnia

Curbing Obsessive Thoughts

You don’t have to be diagnosed with clinical OCD to suffer from obsessive thoughts. In fact, they can range from a simple nuisance that occurs sporadically, to repetitive thoughts that cast a pall of “doom and gloom” over your outlook.     All obsessive thoughts are recurring ideas that often have a negative aspect. A… Continue reading Curbing Obsessive Thoughts