Kombucha: Fermented Goodness In A Bottle

Kombucha (pronounced km-BOO-cha), a fizzy, fermented tea with a tangy taste, is no longer an obscure “healing elixir” with mystical properties. In fact, chances are you can find bottles of it at your local supermarket. While the labels tend to be eye-catching, the real draw is what the tea can do for your immune and […]

Coconut Water Lowers Blood Pressure

New research suggests that drinking coconut water regularly can be an effective way to lower blood pressure naturally in people with hypertension. A two-week study published in the West Indian Medical Journal looked at whether coconut water and a tropical drink called “mauby” were effective in treating high blood pressure. In the study, participants drank […]

Probiotics for Weight Loss

  A recent study revealed that overweight women who took a daily probiotic supplement in addition to following a reduced calorie diet lost more weight than women who took a placebo. The study included overweight women who were instructed to follow a 12-week weight loss diet followed by a 12-week maintenance diet. Half of the […]

Six Natural Remedies For Allergy Relief

For allergy sufferers, spring, summer and fall can mean itchy eyes, sneezing attacks and being cooped up inside. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can be tempting, but they often trigger side effects that are far worse than what is causing you to take the medicine in the first place. But that doesn’t mean you’re fated to […]

Breakfast: The Most Important Diabetes Meal

Your high school gym teacher and just about everyone else all seem to agree: breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But this is especially true if you have diabetes or are at risk of developing it. Skipping Breakfast: A Shortcut to Diabetes Problems A 16-year Harvard study published in the American Journal of Clinical […]

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Press...

Most of the main causes of high blood pressure, such as being overweight, smoking and stress, are widely known. But now we’re learning that low levels of vitamin D may lead to high blood pressure, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the genetic data of almost 150,000 people. By comparing genetic variations – which […]

Splenda® Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Being mindful of your sugar intake is never a bad idea, especially if you are concerned about developing diabetes. But that doesn’t mean turning to artificial sweeteners — far from it. According to a new study published in the Journal of Diabetes Care, using the artificial sweetener sucralose (brand name Splenda®) may actually be increasing […]

Exercise To Prevent Strokes

  A little extra motivation never hurts when it comes to working up a sweat — especially when it’s in the form of preventing a deadly or disabling stroke. A recent study published in the medical journal Stroke reveals that working out regularly makes you far more likely to keep a stroke at bay. But, […]

5 Tips to Lose Weight

  The latest report from the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that over one third of adults in the United States are obese. The risks associated with carrying around even just a few extra pounds are as real as ever, but for many losing weight can seem like an impossible task and a […]

Diet Soda’s Dropping Sales

Diet soda’s days of deceiving are in swift decline. More and more research is shedding light on the damage it causes and health-conscious consumers are paying close attention. Over the last year, sales of diet soda dropped almost 7 percent while sales of regular soda dropped by 2.2 percent. Long touted as being “good for […]

High Blood Pressure Among Children on the Rise

If your 55-year-old neighbor mentioned that he had high blood pressure, you’d probably chalk it up to the aging process. But what if your 11-year-old niece got the same diagnosis? It may seem unbelievable, but the number of kids with elevated blood pressure has risen 27 percent over the last 13 years, according to a […]

Acupuncture Alleviates Arthritis Pain

  Having arthritis turns your life into an endless search for pain relief. I know. I’ve been there. Heaven forbid you should leave home without your meds! Or misplace that precious bottle of pills… But today I’ve got good news about real relief for you. And it isn’t about a new drug…  Solid Evidence Over […]

How Yoga Relieves Arthritis Pain

  The next time your poor arthritic joints are aching, strike a pose — a yoga pose, that is. Chances are, stretching might be just the thing you need to ease the pain. It seems crazy to move and stretch when you are in pain, doesn’t it? But, believe me, it really works — and […]

Diabetes on the Rise in Americans

  The number of Americans living with Type 2 diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. What’s worse, many of them don’t even know they have it. A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 29 million Americans – roughly 1 in 11 persons – have the […]

Berries for Better Blood Pressure

A bowl of sweet, fresh berries is “good medicine” for your blood pressure, according to recent research. These new findings add to the long list of health benefits that berries provide, including better eyesight and a stronger immune system. And thanks to this new research, we’re getting a clearer picture than ever of just how […]

Celery Seed Extract Eases High Blood Pressure

  Long second fiddle to peanut butter in that delectable low calorie snack, celery is starting to receive its just praises. Researchers are learning that extract made from celery seeds can be a boon to those looking to lower their blood pressure. Every part of the celery plant – including the stalk, leaves, seeds and […]