Do not think batteries -- think balance. That is the crucial element to improving your health and lowering your risk for diseases like cancer, according to proponents of the alkaline diet. They say the body's pH level should be considered when it comes to our diet. When we load up on large chunks of protein,... Read More
By Angie Lewis
Would you like to know about some super foods that will get you healthy and your body energized? That's what I thought. Some of these foods you may already eat and that's great. It's not hard getting healthy. What makes getting healthy difficult is the motivation factor and making eating... Read More
It appears that the medical profession the world over are all too quick to prescribe drugs rather than to suggest natural methods of lowering high blood pressure (hypertension). Most of these medicines can have undesirable side effects, so it is a good idea to look for natural methods.
It has been shown that a healthy diet containing high levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium can lower and help control high... Read More
For years, vitamins and other supplements were viewed as a "one size fits all." However, many recent studies have differentiated between men and women and have discovered supplements that are especially beneficial for women. Here are the top 10 nutrients for women:
Folic acid or folate
Folate, or synthetic folic acid, is a B vitamin that's especially important for women. Pregnant women whose diets do not include... Read More
You might be surprised to find out foods you thought were "healthy" really are not so much! Your family might have been better off eating chips, ice cream, or a big piece of chocolate cake. Consumers are bombarded everyday with "tricky" foods. Just because a box says that it is "Fat-free" or "sugar-free" does not mean it is good for you. Reading those words on a box can deceive us into thinking that we can eat away totally guilt-free. Take time to... Read More
by Angeline Oppenheimer
Calcium is an essential mineral for boosting bone health and staving off osteoporosis. A recent report from Harvard Health News concludes that calcium lowers the risk of colon cancer. Other health authorities recommend calcium for regulating blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and weight control. Getting plenty of calcium may prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. ... Read More
A lot of people actually pay a good deal of money just to make themselves look more attractive and feel better about themselves, but what they don't know is that they can actually achieve this easily by keeping fit and staying healthy. Having lustrous and shiny, full hair is not always due to extremely expensive salon treatments but of impeccable hygiene and a good diet.
Antioxidant vitamins play an important role in achieving... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight and stick with a healthy diet, getting rid of sugary sodas and unhealthy drinks is one of the keys to success. However, you don't have to stick with bland-tasting water to quench your thirst. There are dozens of tasty diet drinks and healthy drink options available, and quaffing these can help keep you on a healthy track.
Tasty Diet Drinks for Your Daily Diet
Some healthy drink choices... Read More
Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that effectively fights off hunger. If you choose a snack with fiber and/or protein, it will most likely hold you over until mealtime. Whether you prefer sweet or salty, you can have a great snack for less than 100 calories.
One of the healthiest snacks under 100 calories is fresh fruit. A crunchy apple is 81... Read More
By Peter Rodrick
Basically, osteoporosis means porous bones. In the Greek it translates as "passages through bones." (This makes perfect sense if you look at the images of osteoporotic bone as opposed to normal bone.) Osteoporosis is a silent disease in that there is no physical sensation associated with it.... Read More