Lowering Body Fat May Lower Cancer Risk

A study by the American Cancer Society has found a startling relationship between body fat and cancer. Researchers discovered that an elevated body mass index (BMI) is linked to approximately 11 percent of cancers in women, and about 5 percent of cancers in men, in the United States. Overall, researchers estimate that high BMI may… Continue reading Lowering Body Fat May Lower Cancer Risk

Goji Berries and Age-Related Eye Disease

Eastern medicine has exploited the benefits of dried Goji berries (also known as wolfberries) for thousands of years. Now, western medicine is exploring the scientific basis for that use and uncovering some exciting evidence. Among other potential health benefits, it appears Goji berries may delay, and even prevent, the vision deterioration known as age-related macular… Continue reading Goji Berries and Age-Related Eye Disease

The Oral Test that Prevents Disease

When most people hear “oral test,” they think of a college exam that doesn’t involve writing answers down. But there’s a relatively new technology, called “oral microbiome testing” that you don’t need to study for, but that just may spare you cavities, gum disease, and even major health conditions.      What is the Oral… Continue reading The Oral Test that Prevents Disease

Is Bad Sleep Damaging Your Liver?

Evidence continues to indicate that poor sleep may be much more than an inconvenience. A study published this summer in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism concluded that unhealthy sleep patterns may contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). These findings support a 2017 study that drew similar conclusions.      Both studies found… Continue reading Is Bad Sleep Damaging Your Liver?

Natural Treatments for Joint Pain

When you move, your joints move. That simple fact is why joint pain, even if it’s not extreme, can be so debilitating and exhausting. Joint pain is one of the most common signs of aging, but is also a symptom of a wide range of diseases and conditions, from arthritis, to tendinitis, to fibromyalgia.   … Continue reading Natural Treatments for Joint Pain

The Okinawa Way of Eating

If you’re hoping to live as long as possible and avoid major diseases along the way, you might want to consider adopting the Japanese eating practice called Hara Hachi Bu. The phrase roughly translates to “eat till 80 percent full.”      It is a common dietary practice on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The… Continue reading The Okinawa Way of Eating

The Best Core Exercises

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Core exercises work the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, obliques, hips, and abdomen. If it’s not leg or arm-specific, it’s a core exercise.     Abdominal muscles are considered “core” because they’re the foundation of a strong and stabilizing midsection. A strong core is essential. It protects your spine, helps you balance, and efficiently… Continue reading The Best Core Exercises

Should You Supplement with Vitamin D?

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Vitamin D is crucial to bone health and immunity. Many people don’t realize the vital role it plays. Unfortunately, though, living with a persistent deficiency can put you at risk for a range of health issues such as cancer, infections, brittle bones, and heart disease.     The incidence of vitamin D deficiency has increased… Continue reading Should You Supplement with Vitamin D?

New Hope for Cancer Patients

An experimental cancer treatment trial using the drug Dostarlimab has shown promising results that may offer future cancer patients hope. The trial included eighteen rectal cancer patients who all took the drug as a part of immunotherapy treatment. Even though the trial included a significantly small sample size, the results were astonishing. Both symptoms and… Continue reading New Hope for Cancer Patients

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Summer’s here and it’s time to break out the shorts, swimsuits, and flip-flops. As you get ready to take enjoy longer days and warmer weather, don’t forget the sunscreen.     That’s not just a matter avoiding a sunburn; in the last decade, the incidence of skin cancer has risen more than 30 percent. Unprotected… Continue reading Choosing the Right Sunscreen