Archive for 'Health & Wellness'
March may bring the first day of spring, but it also brings the realization that bikini season is right around the corner. Thankfully, it’s easy to pick up healthy eating habits to aid in weight loss efforts because March is National Nutrition Month. This year marks the 40th anniversary and the 2013 theme, “Eat Right, [...]Full Story
According to researchers at UCLA, the psychological effects of loneliness increases activity of inflammatory genes, which promotes a variety of conditions, such as an increased risk of heart disease, depression and in extreme cases, even premature death. However, new studies have shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can help quash the emotions that lead to loneliness.Full Story
Not everyone in Portland, Oregon, supports the idea of water fluoridation. That includes Clean Water Portland, an environmental political action committee. The organization submitted over 43,000 signatures for a public referendum on whether fluoridation is right for Portland, according to an article from the newspaper, StatesmanJournal.com. Clean Water Portland’s Web site details the organization’s objection [...]Full Story
Residents of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, aren’t happy. They recently met to discuss concerns over the use of biosolids on local farm land, according to a recent article from The Boston Globe. What are biosolids? They’re sewage sludge that’s been treated in wastewater treatment facilities. Farmers use this sludge as fertilizer. And the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]Full Story
With prescription drug use on the rise, more and more people are becoming aware of the unwanted side effects of the medications they are taking.Full Story
For approximately 40 million American allergy suffers, the poor weather conditions will mean a tough road ahead into the fall season.Full Story
Last year, Dr. Joachim Mutter published an analysis about the dangers of dental amalgam fillings.Dental amalgam is composed of fifty-percent mercury, as well as silver, tin, copper, and zinc, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Mercury is an extremely toxic metal.Full Story
Winter is coming, and so is the flu. If you’ve ever endured this virus, you know that the symptoms are memorable and unpleasant. The body aches and chills from the flu can be particularly distressing. Sometimes, you can end up in bed for weeks, unable to do much but rest. But what can you do [...]Full Story
The inviting rays of the glowing sun on your skin, the gentle roar of waves in the distance, and the pleasurable feeling of sand between your toes… what’s not to love about a day at the beach?
Unfortunately, there is a potential threat of unhealthy bacteria, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), with 2011 setting the third-highest record for the number of beach closures over the past 20 years.Full Story
Insomnia is defined as a disorder which makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both.1 This disorder not only affects your sleep, it can also have harmful effects on your mood, motivation, health, work performance, and overall quality of life. With all these problems associated with insomnia, it’s easy to see why this disorder should be addressed.Full Story