Don’t Be a Member of the “Clean Plate Club”

Don’t Be a Member of the “Clean Plate Club”

The study, which took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, found that people tend to continue eating after they feel full to achieve a clean plate, especially when there is only a small amount of food left.

Bringing Hygge to the Homestead: How This Danish Lifestyle Can Change Your Winter

Bringing Hygge to the Homestead: How This Danish Lifestyle Can Change Your Winter

Most homesteaders already live a relatively simple life, but for the winter months on a small farm, this means staying warm and cozy and enjoying the slower pace after the harvest passes.

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

• Combats the herpes virus — Research indicates lemon balm, in the form of a cream, essential oil or tea, has powerful effects on herpes cold sores and genital lesions due to the inhibiting activity of its polyphenol compounds against herpes virus activity.17,18

Restaurants Banning Cellphones During Meals

Restaurants Banning Cellphones During Meals

A poll commissioned by the U.K. restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s suggests 70 percent of kids wish their parents would put down their phones and spend more time talking to them, whereas 67 percent of parents admitted their phone has come between them and their family.1

Is Macular Degeneration Preventable?

Is Macular Degeneration Preventable?

Given the reality macular degeneration has gone from being an extremely rare disorder more than a century ago to one that is found at increasingly alarming rates in developed countries around the world, Knobbe points to higher intakes of processed food — not aging or genetics — as the root cause.

Johnson & Johnson knew about cancer-causing asbestos in baby powder for decades, new report claims

Johnson & Johnson knew about cancer-causing asbestos in baby powder for decades, new report claims

Shares of the pharma and medical giant Johnson & Johnson have tumbled sharply after an investigation suggested the company had known for years its famous baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.

Constipation Relief (That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About)

Constipation Relief (That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About)

And fiber and stool softeners do nothing to help with this.The Most Common Cause of ConstipationIn a healthy digestive system, your colon muscles push waste along easily to your rectum, where thousands of nerves signal your brain that it’s time to go.However, when you’re constipated your stool never makes it to your rectum.

Olive wine can be used to reduce oxidative stress

Olive wine can be used to reduce oxidative stress

Olive wine, a byproduct of olive mill wastewater, contains plenty of antioxidants that make it a potentially good treatment for diseases caused by oxidative stress, according to one study.

Ground Beef Recall Worsens - Expands to More than 12 Million Pounds | Live in the Now

Ground Beef Recall Worsens - Expands to More than 12 Million Pounds | Live in the Now

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen.gov,” said the FSIS.Sources:

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

To help you make the most of the holidays without ending up a stressed-out mess, stuck in bed coughing and sniffling, or gaining 15 pounds, we’ve come up with a few tips to take you into the new year as healthfully as possible.

Duration of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Falling

Duration of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Falling

Other health conditions like diabetes, foot problems, low blood pressure, muscle weakness and even heart disease may also affect your balance and increase your risk of falling.2

Star Anise: Benefits, Uses and Recipes

Star Anise: Benefits, Uses and Recipes

Keep unused star anise inside an airtight container in a cool and dark place that isn't exposed to heat, moisture or sunlight, where it can keep for at least one year.33 If you bought ground star anise powder, use it within six months, or else you'll end up with a spice that lacks flavor.34

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

The initial decline in 2015 was primarily attributed to a rise in several categories of preventable deaths,8 including opioid overdoses, highlighting the failure of the American health care system to properly address the root causes of chronic disease and rein in the burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Restoring Balance to Your Body

Restoring Balance to Your Body

Read below to find out what featured writer Jessica Christin did to help her body recover after years of excessive exercise and calorie restriction that led to adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances

STINK! Documentary Exposes Chemical Cancer in Products

STINK! Documentary Exposes Chemical Cancer in Products

In a telling conversation with Procter and Gamble,5 manufacturer of a long list of cleaning and personal care items, including Crest toothpaste, Dawn dish soap, Pampers diapers, Tide laundry detergent and Pantene shampoo, the representative claimed they didn’t add a carcinogenic chemical to their products, it was just “there.”6 Here’s a transcript of the conversation Whelan had:

Why Your Doctor is Wrong About Cholesterol

Why Your Doctor is Wrong About Cholesterol

Kendrick also notes the links between stress and elevations in insulin levels (as insulin is counteracted by stress hormones) and blood clotting factors, and cites data showing that death rates from cardiovascular disease parallel stressful events that affect an entire nation.

Melanoma Is a Disease of Office Workers

Melanoma Is a Disease of Office Workers

It's becoming clear regular exposure to full spectrum light is necessary and beneficial for most people, and public health would be better served by helping people understand the optimal "dose" needed, rather than telling them to shun all sun exposure.

Dry Brushing: The 2-Minute Ritual That Will Clear Toxins and Dramatically Improve Your Skin

Dry Brushing: The 2-Minute Ritual That Will Clear Toxins and Dramatically Improve Your Skin

In addition to softer, more radiant skin, dry brushing, a popular health-promoting technique, has been associated with improved digestion, better kidney function, reduced water retention and, that’s right, reduced appearance of cellulite.What Is Dry BrushingDry brushing is a method of stimulating the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems by massaging the skin in the direction of the lymphatic system’s flow.

Why fruit juice isn’t always a great choice

Why fruit juice isn’t always a great choice

Without the fiber of the pulp cautioning your body by making you feel more full, the juice allows you to consume more fruits at once – and that’s where the glucose overload occurs.

Snoring’s Health Dangers

Snoring’s Health Dangers

The imaging showed that in both male and female subjects who snore or have obstructive sleep apnea, the left ventricle of the heart was more likely to be enlarged, suggesting damage is occurring within the main pumping chamber, which results in the heart having to work harder.

More Bad News for CAFO Poultry

More Bad News for CAFO Poultry

FSIS uses cutoff levels for drug residues in meat that are higher than those recommended by Consumer Reports, other scientists and other government agencies. A Consumer Reports study of chicken in the U.S. revealed similarly dangerous conditions after testing 252 samples from CAFO chickens and 64 brands of antibiotic-free chicken (including 24 organic samples).

Fish Farm Mortality on The Rise

Fish Farm Mortality on The Rise

Fish farms, with their large numbers of salmon living in close proximity, are ideal breeding grounds for sea lice, and there’s potential for lice on salmon farms to infect wild salmon, damaging their populations.

Using Mortality Statistics to Evaluate Risk-Benefit of Vaccines

Using Mortality Statistics to Evaluate Risk-Benefit of Vaccines

For example, while it’s unclear what kind of infection caused a New York State senator to die from sepsis, he had recently received a flu shot and avoided seeking medical attention thinking his illness was a routine minor side effect of the vaccine.

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Turns out, a particular gut bacteria seems to use fiber to reduce atherosclerosis and inflammation in mice. Mice with Roseburia who ate a high-fiber diet suffered less atherosclerosis and inflammation. The findings: A particular fatty acid, butyrate, is the mechanism through which a high-fiber diet protects the heart in mice.

4 Proven Health Benefits of Krill Oil

4 Proven Health Benefits of Krill Oil

They work by lowering levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory protein associated with heart disease, diabetes, dementia and some forms of cancer.In one study, 90 patients with cardiovascular disease and/or arthritis took 300 mg of krill oil for 30 days.

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

While research shows other benefits, here I’ll focus on two fundamental conditions that supplementing with NAC can affect: oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. If you have Hashimoto’s or any other autoimmune disease – or if you have chronic inflammation and oxidative stress – you may wish to consider taking this supplement.

Getting Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right Is Essential for Health

Getting Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right Is Essential for Health

As noted by DiNicolantonio, research shows that as atherosclerotic lesions become more advanced, the ratio between oxidized and unoxidized linoleic acid increases, suggesting the omega-6 in vegetable oils is a driver of coronary heart disease.

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

4 Which of the following remedies may have played a significant role in the deaths of 50 million people during the influenza epidemic of 1918? Many of the people who died from influenza were found to have bleeding in the lungs, a strange symptom of the flu and a known side effect from aspirin overdose.

Top 5 Benefits of Cassava

Top 5 Benefits of Cassava

1. Cassava has a wide array of nutrients — The content of the root itself is essentially pure carbohydrates, and in fact may be the highest-calorie tuber known, but it does have its benefits, especially in areas of the world where calories are at a premium. In the future, cassava may have important potential for use in food and manufacturing processes worldwide.

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