Do Tomatoes Cause Inflammation? Here’s What a Dietitian Has to Say

Tomatoes are packed with nutrition. They're also a member of the nightshade family of plants, which have been rumored to cause inflammation. Here, we'll separate myth from fact.

Can Certain Foods Really Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

You won’t find a silver bullet in a single food, experts say, but there are some that may help you build the best defense.

Cutting a teaspoon of salt is comparable to taking blood pressure medication

NPR – A new study published Monday in the journal JAMA found that cutting one teaspoon of salt a day results in a decline in blood pressure comparable to taking blood pressure medication. In this latest study, participants who cut out their daily salt intake by one teaspoon had lower blood pressure in just one week. This was even true for people already on blood pressure medication. But how much sodium is in one teaspoon of...

Home remedies for constipation

SINGLECARE – Dietary changes, drinking water, exercise, and taking supplements are among the natural ways to relieve symptoms of constipation. Identifying the factors contributing to constipation can help you decide which remedies are best. A combination of the following remedies may be necessary to treat the problem. 1. Water Drinking enough water can be the first step to constipation relief. When an individual becomes dehydrated, the body starts pulling water from all over the body, including the...

Pain in the back: Preventing and treating spinal arthritis

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK — Many types of arthritis can affect your musculoskeletal system. Joints are physical points of connection between two bones, and cartilage is the tissue that covers the surface of the bone at the joint. A membrane, called the synovial membrane, lines the joint and is filled with fluid known as synovial fluid. All these components work together to make movement easy. "Over time, the cartilage in joints can break down and cause...

World’s oldest person on the keys to longevity: ‘stay away from toxic people’

María Branyas was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight. María Branyas Morera was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight. Photograph: Guinness World Records

Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief

Health & Balance / Stress Management / Written by Paige Fowler WEBMD – Take a deep breath in. Now let it out. You may notice a difference in how you feel already. Your breath is a powerful tool to ease stress and make you feel less anxious. Some simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your regular routine. Before you get started, keep these tips in mind: Choose a place to...

Daily ‘Breath Training’ May Help Lower Blood Pressure as Much as Medication—Here’s How to Do It

HEALTH.COM There's new research showing that daily breath work may be helpful in promoting heart health and reducing high blood pressure. A study recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, which was conducted by teams at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Arizona, showed that a daily regimen of breath training for the diaphragm (the core muscle responsible for breathing), helps to boost heart health and lower blood pressure. The global...

18 Secrets for a Longer Life: WebMD

Dr. Ratini is a member of the WebMD medical review team and is responsible for ensuring the medical accuracy of WebMD’s news and feature stories. As a family practitioner, Ratini has been seeing patients since 1986. Protect Your DNA As you age, the ends of your chromosomes become shorter. This makes you more likely to get sick. But lifestyle changes can boost an enzyme that makes them longer. Plus, studies show diet and exercise can help...

Dim light can disrupt sleep, raising health risks for seniors

(CNN) Even dim light can disrupt sleep, raising the risk of serious health issues in older adults, a new study found. "Exposure to any amount of light during the sleep period was correlated with the higher prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension in both older men and women," senior author Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, told CNN. "People should do their best to avoid or minimize...

Mountain Herbalist Preserves Health Freedom, Tradition

VOX – Andrew Bentley paused at the base of a hemlock tree during a recent hike in Red River Gorge, an hour east of Lexington, Kentucky, in Daniel Boone National Forest. He ran his fingers over a spongy mat of pale deermoss with fondness, as if greeting an old friend. A moment later, he stopped again. “Pipsissewa!” he exclaimed, pointing at a crop of tiny, star-shaped flowers poking out of the earth. “You’d never see this...

10 Best Anti-Aging Superfoods

  American Cancer Fund® – Not all foods are equal when it comes to nutrition and anti-aging properties. There are many lists of superfoods, and many strong opinions about which is best, but you will always find the following mentioned! 10 Best Anti-Aging Superfoods Blueberries These are the most super of the superfoods. They are little exploding bombs of nutrients, packed with bioflavanoids, a type of antioxidant that is said to strengthen artery walls and maintain the structure...

Vaccine Detox? “Benefits Are Entirely Fictional”

Covid vaccine holdouts are caving to mandates — then scrambling to 'undo' their shots.

“Should I Take Ivermectin To Prevent Or Treat COVID-19?”

"FDA is concerned about the health of consumers who may self-medicate by taking ivermectin products intended for animals, thinking they can be a substitute for ivermectin intended for humans."
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