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What Alcohol Does to Your Body

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

Thirty seconds after your first sip, alcohol races into your brain. This time frame might differ depending on what and how much you did eat before drinking alcohol and how much fatty acids flow in your blood as such. The alcohol slows down the chemicals and pathways that your brain cells use to send messages, … Continue reading »

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment

Because of its association with death from aneurysms, myocardial infarction, heart and renal failure and stroke, hypertension is the number one risk factor for death world wide. A recent analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of people world wide with systolic blood pressures greater than 110 increased … Continue reading »

What is Ashwagandha?

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been … Continue reading »

What Is Fenugreek?

What Is Fenugreek?

Fenugreek is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. It’s of the pea family (Fabaceae) and also known as Greek hay (Trigonella foenum-graecum). The fenugreek plant stands erect at two to three feet tall, and the seed pods contain 10–20 small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent and aromatic seeds. Fenugreek seeds have a … Continue reading »

Manage Acne with Food & Lifestyle Choices

Manage Acne with Food & Lifestyle Choices

  The familiar red and white pimples of acne are caused by pores that are blocked and often infected. Although acne is most common in adolescents (more than 80 percent of those between ages twelve and twenty-one are afflicted), it now appears with increasing frequency in adults. As most people are aware, hormones play a … Continue reading »

Do Multivitamins protect your Health even with a lousy Diet?

Do Multivitamins protect your Health even with a lousy Diet?

  Do you swallow a daily multivitamin, hoping to make up for a less-than-ideal diet? Sorry, but this strategy won’t stave off disease, according to a study in the June 21, 2017, JAMA Cardiology. Previous research has also failed to find convincing evidence that a daily multivitamin lowers the risk of heart disease or cancer. … Continue reading »

Introduce more Energy into your Life

Introduce more Energy into your Life

  Practice shows, that people tend to complain about being tired and suffer from chronic fatigue more and younger than ever before. Are you familiar with the afternoon slump?  Do you leave work and feel burned out? Do you have difficulties to master the energy to engage with family, children and friends or have the … Continue reading »

5 Ways to Ward off Cancer

5 Ways to Ward off Cancer

Harvard Health Letter There’s no guarantee you can prevent cancer, but you can reduce the risk of developing it by making lifestyle changes. Cancer is a complex group of diseases, each characterized by the uncontrolled growth of previously normal cells. While cancer is complex, reducing your risk for it isn’t nearly as complicated: it boils down to … Continue reading »

Cancer & Diet

Cancer & Diet

This Forum will explore what we know, and don’t know, about links between diet and cancer. Included in the discussion will be the World Health Organization’s classification of processed meat as a “Group 1” carcinogen; the latest on what is known about fats and cancer; and the just-released Dietary Guidelines for Americans as they pertain … Continue reading »