Headaches: Causes and Natural Tips for Relief

Reading Time: 3 minutes Headaches show up in different ways depending on the situation and severity, but one thing’s for sure — they aren’t fun. In fact, regular headaches can greatly interfere with quality of life. Let’s look at some of the possible common causes of headaches and some tips you can try for relief. What Causes Headaches? There isn’t one known cause for … Read More

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7 Healthy Brain Foods to Eat This Week

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we discuss health, it’s often centered around topics like strong bones and heart, balanced blood sugar and healthy weight. But we mustn’t forget about the important organ that sits atop our whole body and is vital for everything we think and do: the brain! Good Brain Foods By considering the health of our entire body, including the brain, we … Read More

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Is Coffee Okay? 5 Things You Should Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people look forward to a fresh cup of coffee to start their day or for a “boost” during an afternoon slump. But those who are health conscious might be wondering if coffee is okay to consume regularly. Well, the answer to that isn’t black and white, but let’s look at some facts about coffee and how it affects our … Read More

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How A Meaningful Life Can Help You Sleep Better

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you wake up each day with a purpose? Whether you do or not could have a significant impact on your sleep and sleep-related conditions. A study recently published in Sleep Science and Practice journal demonstrated this in over 800 senior citizens. The results showed that those who said their lives were meaningful experienced: Better sleep quality 52 percent less likelihood … Read More

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5 Dehydration Symptoms to Be Mindful of This Summer

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are many reasons to look forward to the summer season: vacations, the kids being out of school, longer days, and getting sun out by the pool. But are you staying hydrated enough? Drinking enough water is always important, but it’s especially crucial in summer months when temperatures are higher and we’re moving and sweating more during the day. Some … Read More

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Exercise: Are You Getting Enough?

Reading Time: 3 minutes You likely know that exercise is important. But how much do you need, exactly? And how do stay motivated if exercise itself seems like a chore? If these are questions you have, here’s a quick breakdown so you can truly begin making exercise work for you. How Much Exercise Do We Need? General guidelines recommend that most adults get at … Read More

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Gotta Go Too Often?

Reading Time: 2 minutes   If you are one of those folks who needs to urinate more frequently than most, there is a reason. Or let me say, many reasons. One of them could be an irritated bladder. Here are some of the stimulants that aggravate the bladder: sweet dried fruit; condiments, such as soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, mayo, because they contain acids or … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 3

Reading Time: 1 minute Monkfish is taken primarily with bottom trawls and dredges, which result in high levels of by-catch and habitat damage. This Atlantic bottomfish was once considered worthless, but rising prices led to rapid overfishing and crashing populations. According to Fish Watch, in 1999 scientists determined that “the monkfish resource had fallen below sustainable levels (overfished)”. By 2008, however, the monkfish resource had … Read More

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Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

Reading Time: 2 minutes   An allergy is an abnormal reaction to something in your environment or to a food you eat. Triggers are called allergens. The allergens in food are somewhat of a mystery to medical science. It is largely unknown why some food proteins are more allergenic than others. Allergies are labeled, identified, and classified by how, and to what degree, the … Read More

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Healthy Skin: Tips for Acne Issues

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a previous post on Acne, Aging and Attitude, I mentioned the causes of acne. Now I would like to offer helpful suggestions to deal with the issue. Dietary Changes for Healthy Skin A good starting point for cleaning the interior of the body and preventing most incoming toxins is improving the diet. Eat as many living, organic foods as … Read More

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