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Steroid Injections and Bone Fracture

Research in 2013 revealed an increased risk of vertebral fracture for patients whom had received lumbar epidural steroid injections. The study, which appears in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery , randomly selected 3,000 patients who had a lumbar epidural steroid injection and compared them to 3,000 patients who did not undergo the procedure...

Your Heart Health: Physical Fitness and Mortality

One need not be a marathon runner or an elite athlete to derive significant benefits from physical activity. In fact, the Surgeon General’s physical activity recommendations seem surprisingly modest. One reason for this is that the greatest gains in terms of mortality are achieved when an individual goes from being sedentary to becoming moderately acti...

Antioxidants will Safe your Life!

Antioxidants…free radicals….oxidative stress…We have heard of these but what do they all mean and how do the effect our health? The environment we surround ourselves in is full of toxins, chemicals, x-rays, pollutants, herbicides and pesticides all which cause damage to cells, proteins, and DNA. Fortunately, our bodies are capable of c...

Fight Aging and Diseases with a Low Calorie Diet

There is a mountain of research indicating that excess body fat has a negative effect on your long-term health. Even modest levels of excess weight can increase your risk of suffering age-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and Alzheimer’s. There is recent research that suggests calorie restriction (CR) boosts the p...

31 Amazing Benefts of Coconut

I Coconut is an amazing fruit, full of health benefits, natural and something you should used all the time. Here are the different ways you can find this food: Coconut oil coconut butter coconut shreds coconut water coconut milk and cream coconut flour The flesh of the coconut is very high in healthy fatty acids. The composition o...

This Sleep position will improved your brain

As compared to sleeping on your back or stomach, sleeping on your side may help to clear brain waste. The brain’s glymphatic pathway is responsible for clearing harmful wastes particularly amyloid-beta plaques that characterize Alzheimer’s Disease, during sleep. Employing an animal model, Helen Benveniste, from Stony Brook University (N...

Labels

We love one-ingredient foods. REAL food that has been around for thousands of years. Sure, we love our junk foods as much as the next person, but there is something that I would like to clear up today. LABELS. Labels are what food companies use to get you into thinking something is healthy, when it's really not. Some examples are...Fat Free, Sugar Free...

Natural solutions for DEPRESSION

“Physical pain is a sign something ain’t right. Mental pain, in my opinion, is the exact same thing.” Robert Whitaker, Author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Mental and emotional problems can interfere with one’s life in every aspect. Depressive disorders are associated with poor work activity, disrupted...

Our Approach to Thyroid Disorders

What is the Thyroid and how does it work? The thyroid is a gland situated at the base of the throat that is responsible for a myriad of hormonal and endocrine processes in the body. It is often referred to as a master gland of the Endocrine system because it is responsible for so many different and important bodily functions. How do I know if I have Thyr...

Jump for your health

Health Benefits of Rebounding Rebounding is an exercise I do daily, but I must admit that when I first heard about it, the idea sounded crazy. If you aren’t familiar with it, rebounding is basically jumping on a mini trampoline either in gentle bounces where your feet don’t leave the trampoline or in complete jumps where you rise 6 inches ...

Food Cravings

Whether it’s a late night trip to the refrigerator or a mid-day break room encounter, many people experience food cravings throughout the day. Is there a reason why we feel the need to consume more calories right before bedtime and why most of the time the cravings are for unhealthy, fattening foods? Focusing on controlling these cravings and opting for...