8 Small Steps Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

How do you want to look and feel by this time next year? If your goal is to be thinner, happier, or healthier, you can achieve it just by making small adjustments to your lifestyle. See how, over the course of a year, tiny changes can have a surprisingly big impact.   Read More

Researchers Link Processed Food to Increased Chance of Cancer

Your cancer risk increases with the amount of processed food—such as bread, cakes, snacks, sweets and sodas—you eat. Eating 10 per cent more of the foods every day raises the chances of developing cancer by 12 per cent, a new study asserts. Read More

Researchers Find Changing Mealtimes is a Sure Way to Lose Weight

Eating your breakfast 90 minutes later and dinner 90 minutes earlier—and yet still eating as much as you wish between those two times—could help you lose double the body fat as those sticking to usual meal times.   Read More

Regular Exercise Changes the Brain to Improve Memory and Thinking Skills

There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills.   Read More

Study Links Teen Cell Phone Usage to Memory Issues

Teenagers are always using their cell phones—but the radiation from the devices could be affecting their memory and their ability to study at school, a major new study has suggested.

Memory problems are being seen in adolescents after they've been using a cell phone for just a year, say researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.   Read More

What Foods Trigger the Yo-Yo Diet?

Avoiding carbohydrates after you've slimmed down will help you keep the weight off and avoid yo-yo dieting, a common problem for people who lose weight only to put all back on again within a year or so.   Read More

Researchers Find That Four Cups of Coffee a Day Protects the Heart

Four cups of coffee a day deliver the optimum amount of caffeine to get our cells' 'power houses' working and providing protection to our heart, a new study has discovered.   Read More

Research Study Finds Link Between Eating Organic And Lower Cancer Risk

Eating organic does make a difference, according to researchers in France. It reduces your risk of any cancer by around 25 per cent—and you're 73 per cent less likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the infection-fighting white blood cells in our immune system.   Read More

4 Ways to Alleviate Dysmenorrhea

If you or your loved ones have ever suffered from period pain—what doctors refer to as 'dysmenorrhea'—you know it's more than just cramps in your lower abdomen.

Periods often arrive with low back pain, leg pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and extreme fatigue. Small wonder that it's a common reason why women miss days at school or work.   Read More

What’s the Difference Between Bioidentical and Synthetic Hormones for Women?

 Do you know the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic ones? If you do, you are ahead of many health care practitioners, who couldn’t tell you the difference. Bioidentical hormones are created to be an exact match in molecular structure to a woman’s body. That is what makes them “bioidentical.”   Read More

How to Know If That Pain in Your Foot is Plantar Fasciitis


If you’ve been dealing with foot pain, it’s important to know exactly what is causing the pain if you are going to treat it properly. Often the pain is caused by plantar fasciitis (pronounced "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus"), which is the most common cause of heel pain.   Read More

Four Secrets to Healthy Aging

Who doesn't wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but health research does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Here’s four great habits to follow from Duke University.  Read More

Researchers Find Green Tea and Red Wine Can Rewrite The Body’s Genetic Code

Compounds found in green tea and red wine can alter your DNA and change the genetic code that causes inherited problems such as metabolic disease, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel.   Read More

Is A Vegetarian Diet or Mediterranean Diet Better for Your Heart Health?

What's the best diet for keeping your heart healthy—vegetarian or healthy Mediterranean? According to new research, either approach will reduce your chances of heart disease and stroke.   Read More

Researchers at Harvard Link High-Fat Diet to Depression and Anxiety

Many health problems seem to have their origins in the gut—and that even goes for depression and anxiety, new research suggests.

A high-fat diet changes the bacteria in the gut and makes you more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety as a result.   Read More

Researchers Find Link Between Weight and Depression

What causes depression? Although it's an enigmatic problem, researchers say they have uncovered the 'strongest evidence yet' that obesity is one trigger.

It's the psychological impact of being overweight that is causing the depression, rather than any physiological problems associated with obesity, say researchers from the University of South Australia.   Read More

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for More Than A Day - It'll Make You Ill

Don't sweat the small stuff—but if you do, don't do it for more than a day. Stressing about minor problems for more than 24 hours affects your immune system, and makes you more susceptible to chronic diseases, a new study has found.   Read More

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