Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chiropractic and Pillows 07105 Chiropractic and Pillows You sleep eight hours a night and wake up with a sore neck, feeling like your get-up-and-go, got up and went! Did you ever think that your pillow might have something to do with it? While a good night’s sleep starts with a quiet dark room and a… Read more »

Break Free of Fear 07105 Break Free of Fear Fear and anxiety can make you feel paralyzed. All of us at times are consumed by worry? If it keeps you awake at night, interferes with concentration, leads to anxiety, and occupies more than 5% of your waking hours, you have a problem.  It might help to… Read more »

Silence Those Sinuses! 07105 Silence Those Sinuses! You know the feeling, your head is congested and your face hurts. You press on your cheeks and there’s pain, the pain that can only come from an inflammation in your sinuses. And then…there’s the headache that usually accompanies the sinus congestion. Let’s face it, you feel downright… Read more »

Smokers’ Skin Ages Faster 07105 Smokers’ Skin Ages FasterSmokers are likely to get bags under their eyes and wrinkles around their lips earlier than non-smokers, according to a new study of identical twins.Judges who didn’t know which twin smoked said the smoker looked older 57 percent of the time. That pattern held when both twins were… Read more »

Slow metabolism ‘obesity excuse’ is true (but RARE) 07105 Slow metabolism ‘obesity excuse’ is true (but RARE).I have mocked “obesity excuse” of being born with a slow metabolism and even wrote a blog entry about it.  Now I have learned that it is actually true for some people.A team at the University of Cambridge has found the first proof that… Read more »

Prunes are better for Constipation 07105 Prunes are better for Constipation Prunes have always been thought of as a natural laxative. A recent study confirms that belief by reporting “the superior effects of dried plums (prunes) over the stool-bulking fiber supplement psyllium in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of constipation.” How many prunes, you may… Read more »

For Women: Smoking = Peripheral Artery Disease 07105 For Women: Smoking = Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral artery disease (PAD) narrows the arteries and reduces blood flow to your limbs. Among the other reasons not to start smoking, here’s one more. Research has found that “among initially healthy women, smoking is a potent risk factor for symptomatic PAD and was… Read more »

TV = Risks of Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease & Death 07105 TV = Risks of Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease & Death The evils of television watching include more than just obesity. A new study found that “prolonged TV viewing (two hours per day or more) was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.” TV viewing for… Read more »

B-Vitamins Prevent Dementia and Heart Disease 07105 Prevent Dementia and Heart DiseaseB vitamins lower homocysteine levels to help prevent brain shrinkage, dementia and heart diseaseResearchers from the University of Oxford, publishing the result of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have determined that high-dose B-vitamin treatment can slow the atrophy of specific brain regions… Read more »

Warning For Anyone Who Loves French Wine 07105 Warning For Anyone Who Loves French Wine Let’s hear it for resveratrol!  Yeah – that’s the good stuff!  But what else are you getting with that red wine – especially the good stuff you have with the French label?What’s in that glass of French wine? The answer may be trace amounts of… Read more »