Archive for September, 2009 :

Looking Underneath the Yogurt Label
September 29th, 2009

When the label tells you the food you are buying “contains probiotics,” are you getting health benefits or just marketing hype? Perhaps a bit of both.

Green Tea for Health and Beauty
September 29th, 2009

Many already know the health benefits from drinking green tea. Here are more of it, and this time let’s have some for beauty too.

Cinnamon Vs. Swine Flu
September 29th, 2009

Many just wonder how something as warming and fragrant as lovely cinnamon essential oil be an effective slayer of streptococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or even Swine Flu. A New York Times article tackled the question and came to a conclusion.

Losing Fats With Food
September 29th, 2009

Losing fats is what’s mostly in the mind of every health or body conscious individual. And many tend to shy away from eating just to get to their goal weight. But eating the right kind of food can also help lose those unwanted fats.

Staying Thin Without the Gym
September 29th, 2009

Staying thin may not necessarily involved torturous hours in the gym or feeling guilty when you’ve eaten something that is sure to exceed your calorie limit for the day. Take a look at how French women stay thin easily than their American counterparts.

Spice Your Defense Against Cancer
September 29th, 2009

Spices are not only pretty and delicious but they’re actually good for you.

The Calcium Myth
September 29th, 2009

We’ve been told all our lives to drink milk for strong bones, even making us feel guilty when we don’t get the recommended three servings of dairy each day. In fact, we’ve been led to believe that we should consume more dairy and take calcium supplements.

Can Exercise Trump Genetics?
September 29th, 2009

Losing weight isn’t easy, and it’s harder still when your genes are working against you. But a new study by University of Maryland researchers shows that even people with a genetic predisposition to gain weight can exert some control over how big they get.

Find Time To Eat Right
September 29th, 2009

Most parents who are too busy working, tend to hurry up eating and consequently not eating the right type of food. And most often than not, the children follow suit, too.

Are Chicken and Fish as Unhealthy as Red Meat?
September 28th, 2009

In the interest of your health, the environment and even logic, it makes more sense to leave chicken and fish off your plate. Here’s why.

Is Eating a Plant-Based Diet a Cure for Cancer?
September 27th, 2009

Experts are saying a plant-based diet is not only good for our health, but it’s also curative of the very serious diseases we face.

War’s Silent Stress: Healing The Military Family
September 27th, 2009

After eight years of war, the mental wellness of today’s service member and to a lesser degree, his or her military family is garnering increased attention.

Essential Oils and Cancer Treatment
September 27th, 2009

Various alternative health practitioners have taken a hands-off approach to cancer in favor of safety, . However, therapists trained in aromatherapy offer a predominantly safe method to help a person battling cancer.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Ban “Reiki” Healing
September 27th, 2009

The Catholic Church is taking steps to stop a Japanese healing technique called “Reiki.” It is banning the treatment, which is growing in popularity, from all of its hospitals and facilities.

How To Best Prepare For and Recover from Surgery
September 27th, 2009

A holistic diet nourishes the body, so the right diet plan greatly impacts recovery and healing speed.

Nutrients in Leafy Green Vegetables Promote Healthy Eyes
September 27th, 2009

Popeye is one of examples why we should eat our spinach and other leafy vegetables – and it’s not even to exchange blows with big Bluto.

Well-Meaning but Mis-Guided Aussies Ban Bottled Water
September 26th, 2009

An Australian town has banned bottled water but not other bottled beverages. The burning question is why?

Hazardous Franken-Beet Deemed Illegal
September 26th, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deregulation of genetically engineered sugar beets in 2004 was illegal, a federal court has ruled.

Cell Phone Warnings by the Earful
September 25th, 2009

A recent Senate hearing in Washington, DC, exploring the hazards of cell phones was tainted by industry propaganda.

Canning Tomatoes
September 18th, 2009

Home grown organic canned tomatoes can be be one of life’s little delights. Here is a great essay on how to can tomatoes properly.

Two Moved Mountains of Money for Global Health
September 18th, 2009

When the Bush Administration decided to withhold $34 million from a U.N. agency focused on reproductive health, Jane Roberts and Lois Abraham took matters into their own hands

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