The average American eats healthy only seven days a year … succumbing to too many unhealthy foods the other 358.[i] In case you don’t want to do the math, that means Americans are eating right only about 2 percent of the time.
No doubt, food cravings can be hard to beat. A new study published in the journal Nature even fo … Read More
One in five Americans struggle with chronic pain, according to a 2014 survey.[i] Of the nearly 35 million adults with persistent pain, 67 percent said their pain is “constantly present” while more than 50 percent said the pain is sometimes “unbearable and excruciating.”
If you’re facing this daily battle, you know it’s no … Read More
Filed Under: Pain Relief
Written By: May 6,2015
McDonald's fries may literally be full of crap ... and, possibly even worse, pollution! One of the company’s supplier of frozen French fries -- J.R. Simplot's China processing unit – was fined more than $600,000 for water pollution.[i]
Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co Ltd was apparently discharging wastewater with conta … Read More
Acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol to most, is used by an estimated 50 million Americans every week, often for treating aches and pains, fever or symptoms of clod and flu.[i] Many people think nothing of popping a couple of Tylenol pills here and there, considering it to be one of the safest over-the-counter medications … Read More
Filed Under: Medications
Written By: April 27,2015
All types of physical activity, from working in your garden and vacuuming your house to jogging and competitive tennis, are beneficial in their own way. But new research suggests that intense activity, the kind that makes you work up a sweat, may be especially good for you.
Compared to those who engaged in only moderate a … Read More
Filed Under: Exercise
Written By: April 25,2015
Researchers from the Buck Institute for Age Research in California have revealed that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen may act like the proverbial fountain of youth, at least as far as yeast, lab worms and fruit flies are concerned.
The drug extended the lifespan of such creatures by 15 percent[i … Read More
Filed Under: Combat Aging
Written By: April 14,2015
Your spine has gentle curves that help counter the effects of gravity and help you move your body fluidly and without pain. If the natural curvatures of your spine become exaggerated, as is the case with lordosis, pain and trouble moving can result.
Your lumbar spine (the area just above your buttocks) naturally has an in … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: April 13,2015
Forty percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night, and the average American sleeps just 6.8 hours a night. In contrast, the average American slept 7.9 hours a night in 1942,[i] which is probably closer to what your body demands.
Nearly half of men polled by the Better Sleep Council said they believe yo … Read More
Filed Under: Sleep
Written By: April 8,2015
By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA
Today what I want to say to you is… Stop telling your story. Stop letting subconscious influences act on your body and cause you pain. Perhaps you wonder, How can my mind create pain in my body? It's very simple. Let's give an example.
Say you are stressed out about your job, and that stress c … Read More
Filed Under: Transfer
Written By: April 7,2015
Inside your body are trillions of enzymes, which are necessary for your body to perform biochemical reactions (including those that help you to breathe, break down food and even see). As the encyclopedia Britannica states about enzymes, “They are indispensable to life.”[i]
Indeed. And knowing you have trillions of them, y … Read More
Filed Under: Supplements
Written By: March 30,2015