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Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia is the lead writer for AHJ, and is excited to share alternative health information and news with AHJ readers. She credits not getting the flu for the past many years to her healthy, active lifestyle and balanced diet.
Originally from Minnesota, Sylvia moved to California for the sun, sand and warm temperatures. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and Communications, and has experience writing everything from articles and news stories to direct mail and press releases. Sylvia's work has been published nationwide - online and in various print publications. Sylvia is an endurance athlete, having participated in a number of marathons, triathlons, and other road races. When not working (or working out), Sylvia enjoys creative writing, shopping, and watching movies.


Articles


4 Important Posture Tips for a Pain-Free Back


Do you remember the days when your mom would incessantly tell you to sit up straight and “for pete’s sake quit slouching!”? Turns out, she knew...

4 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight and Don’t Know Why


It can happen suddenly or slowly over time, but when you put on a few unexpected pounds, you may find yourself scratching your head and wondering...

6 Herbs that Rev Up Your Sex Drive


Have you lost that lovin’ feeling? There are many things that can have a negative effect on your sex drive, including psychological, physical, and...

7 Anti-Aging Methods that Really Work


As the medical community makes amazing strides to extend the human lifespan, more and more emphasis is being put on extending the quality of...

How to Hide the Signs that You Were a Smoker


If you’ve recently decided to quit smoking – congratulations! It is wonderful that you have finally made the decision to improve your health....

New Study: Knee Osteoarthritis a Higher Risk than Previously Thought


As you age, one of the things you might be concerned about is the ever-increasing pain and discomfort in your joints. Perhaps you find your knees...

The Question Weighing on Everyone’s Mind: Why Do People Overeat?


I’m sure you’ve heard the statistics – obesity is on the rise and there’s no sign that it’s slowing down. Moreover, it’s becoming one of the major...

10 Easy Ways to Stick to Your Diet


Starting a weight loss plan is challenging for even the most disciplined dieter, especially when you are eating less than you are used to. How can...

10 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation


Constipation can be uncomfortable, as well as painful. If you’ve ever suffered from constipation (and who hasn’t?), then you know! The good news...

20 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Improves Mental Health

You’ve probably heard all the facts about how getting 30 minutes or more of exercise per day is ideal for your physical health. But did you know...



3 Natural Tricks to Beat Depression during the Wintertime


When it comes to the wintertime, there are many who struggle with depression . . . and you may be one of them.  It appears that depression and...

4 Dietary Changes to Help Beat Acne


If you or someone you know suffers from acne, you know that it can often vary from an occasional annoyance to a debilitating condition. The exact...

4 Natural Stress Relievers for Stressful Times


If you live in America, you’re no stranger to the economic stress of the present time. Even if you’re not yet feeling the effects of the current...

5 Easy Ways to Add Years to Your Life


How many times have you heard the phrase, “the only two certainties in life are death and taxes”? Probably more times than you can count! But what...

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism


Your body burns calories and fat through metabolism—and the higher your metabolism is, the easier it is to maintain a healthy weight or shed...

5 Easy Ways to Lower Stress for Your Loved Ones


Heart disease is the number one killer of men—and half of men who die of a heart attack fail to show previous symptoms. Stress is a major risk...

5 Foods That Fight Aging


The word that is heard over and over when it comes to living longer is ANTIOXIDANTS . . . and the more the better! But there are other...

5 Healthy Cities with Great Food and Fitness Options


Do you live in a “healthy” city? What really makes one city healthier than another? Well, a commitment to creating recreational activities for...

5 Healthy Reasons to Have More Sex


When your life is governed by deadlines, household chores and a variety of other responsibilities, you may find little time to fit in intimacy....

5 Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss

Weight loss. It seems like it’s on everybody’s mind these days. And who can avoid it when every day we’re bombarded by television commercials and...



5 Tips for a Healthy Heart


As we move into February – American Heart Month, we’re reminded just how important our ticker is to living a long, healthy life. It’s so...

5 Tips for Picking the Right Gym or Fitness Center


Do you belong to a gym or fitness center, or are you considering joining one? You may think that one gym or health club really isn’t that...

5 Ways to Eat Your Way to Healthier Teeth


If you see your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and brush and floss twice a day, every day, you’re well on your way to maintaining...

6 Easy Ways to Ward off a Cold this Winter


There is no cure for the common cold.  Medical advances have taken the world far, but not quite that far!  Still, there are a number of ways to...

6 Tips to Keep the Weight Off, for Good!


If you follow a radical fad diet, you can drop those excess pounds quickly. But what happens when you start eating “normally” again? For most...

7 Stategic Tips for Weight Loss

It's been the age-old question for many of us for years - "How do I lose weight, and more importantly, how do I keep it off?" With all the advice...



A Change in Bowel Movements: What it Might Mean


Would you consider yourself “regular”? Or do you suffer from bouts of constipation or diarrhea . . . or maybe both? What determines a regular...

A Look at Sleep Aids

Do you remember how you slept as a kid? Not “how” as in which position (on your back, your side, if you had the top bunk or not) – but the quality...



A Mysterious Disorder: Night Eating

Does it seem as though food is disappearing from your kitchen – and your kids and/or husband aren’t to blame? Are you overwhelmed by a ravenous...



A Natural Approach to Insomnia

Have you ever had a sleepless night? Maybe you had trouble quieting your mind and falling asleep, or perhaps you were able to fall asleep quickly...



A Natural Solution to Low Blood Sugar: Herbal Blends

Have you ever suffered from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia? If so, you understand the impact it can have on your body, ranging from sweating and...



A Normal Weight May Not Be Good For You: Now What?

Are you happy with your weight? If your scale says your weight is fine, why should there be a problem?  Unfortunately, the problem is that...



A Recipe for Sex Success: 7 Ways to Spice It Up


A romantic evening often begins with an intimate meal, but what you eat on a daily basis can help ensure that you are sexually satisfied all the...

Accurately Diagnose Joint Pain: 7 Types, Causes and Treatments


A majority of people will experience joint discomfort at some point in their lives, and you may be one of them. Arthritis is perhaps the most...

Acid Reflux Drugs Increase Bone Fracture Risk


It’s hard to see your friends and family enjoying all your favorite foods when your body denies you the same pleasure.  The culprit? Acid reflux....

Acid Reflux Drugs May Increase Bone Fracture Risk


It’s hard to see your friends and family enjoying all your favorite foods when your body denies you the same pleasure.  The culprit? Acid reflux....

Acne Be Gone!

Have you ever suffered from acne? Even if you’re an adult, you may be struggling with keeping a soft, clear complexion. Whether you are dealing...



Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Does it Really Work?


Acupuncture --the practice of using very thin needles to pierce specific sites on the body in an attempt to relieve pain-- has been in practice...

Add Red Wine to Your Anti-Aging Approach and See Results

What tactics do you use to fight aging? Eating right? Exercise? Plastic surgery? While it’s impossible to stop the aging process completely (even...



Adult Immunizations: Do You Need One?


If you haven’t been to the doctor in years, you may be in for a surprise: it may be time to get a “booster” shot, a dose of a vaccine that you may...

Air Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk


You know that air pollution and smog is bad for the environment and partly responsible for the disappearing ozone layer, but did you also know...

All About Nosebleeds

Have you ever had a nosebleed? If you never have, you’re extremely fortunate! Nosebleeds can be unnerving and messy, especially when they come on...



All About Vitamin A

Does Vitamin A make you’re “A-List” on a daily basis? Or are you lacking in this “Grade-A” vitamin? You know that vitamins and minerals are...



All About Vitamin E

Do you get enough Vitamin E in your diet? Are you “E-ting” enough of the foods containing this “E-essential” vitamin? Or are you unintentionally...



Allergies Are On the Rise in the U.S.A.

Do you suffer from allergies? Perhaps you sneeze incessantly whenever you so much as look at a cat or maybe you swell up like a balloon at even...



Allergy 101

Have you ever experienced a runny nose, congestion and itchy eyes? Maybe you’ve developed a sudden rash, or dry sensitive skin. These symptoms can...



Alligator Blood: The New Treatment Option

If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably heard about how certain infections are becoming resistant to traditional treatments, including...



Alternative Treatments for Autism

Have you ever met someone who is autistic? Perhaps someone in your family – a child or grandchild – suffers from the disorder? If you’ve never...



Another Dangerous Side Effect of Statins: Eye Disorders


If you suffer from high blood pressure, you may have been prescribed a drug called a “statin” to help lower your blood pressure to a healthy...

Antioxidant in Red Wine Found to Destroy Pancreatic Cancer Cells


Do you love a glass of really good wine? In addition to its pleasing taste and relaxation factor, you may have heard that red wine (in moderation,...

Antioxidants and the ORAC Score: What You Need to Know


The word “antioxidant” is certainly a buzz word these days when it comes to your health and the fight against aging. But how exactly do...

Are You at Risk for Arthritis?


Have you noticed pain, swelling, and/or stiffness in your joints? Those symptoms could be signs of arthritis, an inflammation of the joints. So,...

Are You Getting Enough or Too Much Vitamin C?

You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be...



Are Your Favorite Drinks Eroding Your Teeth?

Is soda your beverage of choice? Or do you prefer fruit juices or teas? Or, perhaps you’re an athlete and you regularly chug sports drinks after...



Arthritis on the Rise: How to Reduce Your Risk

Do you suffer from the pain and stiffness of arthritis? If so, then you know that arthritis can keep you from performing even the simplest task ....



Asthma Drug Proven to Make Patients Worse than if taking Placebo


If you suffer from asthma, you may rely on prescription medication to lessen your symptoms. But there’s one particular drug out there that may...

Avoid Exercise Injuries with these 4 Simple Tips


Have you ever experienced an “exercise-induced injury”? A strained muscle or joint or conditions like tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis are just a...

Avoid Medication Mistakes

Have you ever acted as your own personal pharmacist and mixed medications for a more powerful punch? Perhaps you didn’t get enough relief from...



Beat Jet Lag to the Punch

Are you planning to get on a plane anytime soon? Perhaps you’re headed to see family or friends across the country – or even across the globe –...



Beat the Obesity Epidemic: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy in 2009


All parents are concerned with their children's health and welfare, and most have their kid's best interests at heart when it comes to nutrition. ...

Bee Pollen: Natural Fountain of Youth and Sex Drive Enhancer


Bee pollen is just one more emerging example of how nature can help improve your health and well-being. According to over 20 scientific studies,...

Best Treatments for Diarrhea

At some point in your life, you may have had the unfortunate experience of having diarrhea. Whether it’s due to a stomach bug, a sensitive tummy,...



Better Than DNA Profiling: New Test Could Aid in Investigations

Have you ever watched any of the “CSI” television shows? It seems to be a very popular series! The premise of these shows involves just what...



Beware of Lyme Disease

Are you planning a camping trip or a hike through the woods soon? Or, do you live in a wooded area where a “hike through the woods” involves...



Beware of Spider Bites!

Have you ever awoken to find a small, red, itchy bump somewhere on your body? You may have been at a loss as to what it was or how it got there,...



Blister Basics: The Safe Way to Get Relief

Do you remember the last time you had a blister? Maybe you were trying out a new pair of tennis shoes for the first time, or you spent the weekend...



Blood Purification and Detoxification: Herbal Blends

You probably know the importance of a healthy heart, a healthy digestive system, healthy kidneys, liver, and pretty much all your internal organs....



Breast Feeding vs. Bottle Feeding: What's the Right Choice?

You just had a baby and you couldn't be more elated, but now comes the choice that people near and far will loudly voice their opinion on . . . no...



Busted! 5 Weight-Loss Myths Debunked

Are you really serious about losing weight and keeping it off? Well then, it is time to separate fact from fiction. You may have heard of the...



Calcium: What You Need to Know

When you think about calcium, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? You might say “healthy bones”—and you’d be right! But that’s not the...



Can Acupuncture Cure What Ails You?

Are you dissatisfied with the results you’ve been seeing from modern medicine? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Many people (including myself)...



Can Red Wine Really Help You Live Longer?

Were you watching the ABC network the other night? On Tuesday, April 1, ABC aired a special which featured the issue of aging. The question was...



Can Your Taste Buds Make You Gain Weight?


If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, then you know the many factors that are involved in the fight to lose stubborn pounds. Diet, exercise,...

Choosing a Weight-Loss Program: 6 Questions You Need to Ask


Maybe one of your new year's resolutions is to lose a little weight. And maybe it's not the first year you've had that as a new year's resolution....

Chronic Pain Relief NOT from a Bottle

When was the last time you took a pain reliever? A few days ago? Yesterday? Maybe only a few hours ago? If you suffer from chronic pain – whether...



Clear Your Office Clutter for a Healthy Mind and Body


When it comes to our personal working spaces, we all tend to fall into one of two categories: the enviably fastidious and the hopelessly...

Could Being a Sports Fan be Hazardous to Your Health?

Are you a die-hard sports fan? If you spend hours watching sporting events on television, spend hundreds of dollars investing in season tickets,...



Could Food Allergies Be Causing Your Upset Stomach?


You may have heard of people having negative reactions to certain foods like seafood or nuts, resulting in a swollen air-pipe or hives. But could...

Could Your Bad Breath Be Caused by a Bug?

Have you ever been self-conscious about your breath? Perhaps you had some zippy Chinese takeout the night before an important meeting (or worse...



Could Your Child Have Russell Silver Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of Russell Silver Syndrome? Perhaps its abbreviation, RSS, is more familiar? And, no – not as in an “RSS feed” like you can...



Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


When bad things happen in your life, you may at times have a hard time coping, grieving, and continuing to live a “normal” life. However, many of...

Detoxifying from Gulf War Illness

Have you ever heard of “Gulf War Illness”? If you served in the Gulf War, or know someone who did, you may know this illness and its effects all...



Diet Profiler: The 5-Factor Diet


With all the diet plans and weight-loss methods out there today, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Seriously, how many diets have you...

Diet Profiler: The Abs Diet


Are you looking to shed some weight, and tone up at the same time? Perhaps you’ve always yearned for a flat stomach or six-pack abs. Well, the Abs...

Diet Profiler: The Abs Diet


Are you looking to shed some weight, and tone up at the same time? Perhaps you’ve always yearned for a flat stomach or six-pack abs. Well, the Abs...

Diet Profiler: The Atkins Diet


How many diets do you think you’ve been on in your lifetime? One? Five? Twenty? Shedding unwanted weight is never easy, and many people turn to...

Diet Profiler: The Fat Flush Diet


Want to detoxify your body, eliminate that bloated feeling and lose some weight at the same time? Well . . . ever heard of The Fat Flush Diet?...

Diet Profiler: The Fit for Life Diet


The Fit for Life Diet, originally formulated by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in the 1980s, is based on the concept of “Food Combining.” Food...

Diet Profiler: The Fit for Life Diet


The Fit for Life Diet, originally formulated by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in the 1980s, is based on the concept of “Food Combining.” Food...

Diet Profiler: The Pritikin and Ornish Diets

Have you ever tried the “low-fat” diet approach? Perhaps you’ve wanted to shed some extra weight, or you’ve been advised by your doctor to slim...



Diet Profiler: The South Beach Diet


The South Beach Diet redefines the concept of “diet.” Unlike most traditional diets, it involves no calorie-counting or down-sizing of portions....

Diet Profiler: The South Beach Diet


The South Beach Diet redefines the concept of “diet.” Unlike most traditional diets, it involves no calorie-counting or down-sizing of portions....

Diet Profiler: The Zone Diet

When was the last time you were on a diet? Last year? Last month? Yesterday? Shedding unwanted weight is never easy, and many people turn to...



Dietary Supplement Safety and the FDA


Do you take any dietary supplements? It seems everywhere you look these days, dietary supplements are being sold. You can find them at your local...

Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Have you noticed that you’re less interested in your favorite activities lately? Do you feel sad a lot of the time, and don’t know exactly why? Is...



Don't Be SAD: The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder

When I moved to Southern California I thought it would be bright and sunny every day, but instead I'm experiencing somthing called June gloom (it...



Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

You’ve heard the old saying – “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” . . . haven’t you? But have you ever stopped to think about...



Don't Be SAD: The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder


Seasonal Affective Disorder is an increasingly common problem, particularly during the winter months. If you or someone you know automatically...

Double-Arm Transplant: Medical Miracle or Wave of the Future?


Transplants have been around for many years.  However, it is not too often that you hear about a “limb” transplant, much less a double-limb...

Ease Arthritis Pain with Nature: Herbal Blends

Do you suffer from painful arthritis, despite prescription or over-the-counter pain medicines?



Effects of Laser Eye Surgery to be Studied by the FDA

Do you suffer from impaired vision? Perhaps you’ve had glasses or contacts since you were a child, or just recently developed less-than-perfect...



End Flu Symptoms Without Drugs


Cases of the flu bug are expected to reach an all-time high this season, so there’s a good chance that you could be one of the unlucky sufferers...

EPA/DHA vs. ALA in Omega-3 Battle


Fatty acids are needed in your everyday diet.  So much so, that many food companies enhance their products with the ever-important omega-3 fatty...

Even Second-Hand Smoke May Cause Low Birth Weight in Babies

Are you pregnant, or do you know someone who is? While it may seem obvious to refrain from smoking while you’re pregnant, do you really know just...



Everything You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s


Do you know someone who developed Alzheimer’s disease? Perhaps it was a family member, a friend, or even a neighbor. If you’ve been witness to...

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox


Have you ever had the dreaded Chicken Pox? If so, you may remember the awful itching and red sores very clearly. Or, if you’re one of the lucky...

Everything You Need to Know About Molluscum Contagiosum


Have you ever heard of molluscum contagiosum? Wait – what? What in the world is molluscum contagiosum? That’s the exact question I asked when I...

Everything You Need to Know about Shingles


Have you ever had shingles? No, no . . . not the things you put on your rooftop! Maybe you’ve heard of shingles, but don’t really know what the...

Excess Baggage: 4 Tips to Prevent Bags under Your Eyes


Do you have some “excess baggage” under your eyes? Whether you’re a guy or a girl, having bags under your eyes can have an unsightly effect on...

Experts Reveal: St. John’s Wort Relieves Major Depression


While St. John’s Wort has been known to help relieve symptoms of mild depression, there has not been much evidence to support its role in more...

Fight Bloating with These Natural Remedies

Ugh . . . you know the feeling, right? That full, gassy, uncomfortable (and sometimes painful) feeling of being bloated? Well, you’re certainly...



Fight Colds and Flu the Natural Way: Herbal Blends

Have you had the flu yet this winter? Or even just a really nasty cold? Even though it seems flu and cold season hits worst in the winter months,...



Fight Stroke with Natural Weight Loss

Do you struggle with your weight? You are not alone in your ongoing battle of the bulge. A new study reported by the American Stroke Association...



Finally! More Doctors and Patients are Turning to Alternative Medicine


It seems as if “alternative medicine” is becoming the norm, rather than the exception as more and more people (doctors and patients alike) turn to...

Finally! Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you spend a lot of time typing on a computer? Maybe your job requires you to spend hours glued to your computer keyboard. If this sounds...



Flu Vaccines Not As Effective This Year According to the CDC


Did you get a flu shot this year? And if so, did it truly protect you against the flu? I didn’t get the flu shot this year, and so far I haven’t...

Food Allergies Increase while Food Industry Intends to Profit

Are you allergic to any foods? If so, you’re definitely not alone. According to a recent study, food allergies are a common problem for more and...



Food Coloring and Preservatives Linked to ADHD


It seems like attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting a lot of notice these days as an increasing number of children are being...

Freshen Your Breath the Natural Way

Have you ever been on an airplane, or standing next to someone in line at the grocery store, and been overcome by your neighbor’s bad breath? Or...



Gastric Bypass Surgery: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?


While the options of diet, exercise and dietary supplements are the common methods for most people to combat ongoing weight problems, some will...

Get Over Workout Excuses


You know that exercise is good for you—it gives you energy, boosts your immune system, and keeps you healthy and strong. But you may have a...

Get Rid of Cold Sores with Natural Remedies


Cold sores can be painful, there’s no denying that. But they can also be a nuisance and an “eye-sore” as well. Luckily there are effective ways to...

Get Rid of Your Hangover - Quickly and Naturally

Have you ever been out for a night on the town and had just one too many drinks? Or, maybe you had a house party and the wine and other drinks...



Get Your Figure Back: 10 Snacks Under 200 Calories


So many people have the downfall snacking . . . are you one of them? With the temptations of a cookie jar filled to the rim with homemade cookies...

Ginseng May Relieve Symptoms of Schizophrenia

According to a recent CBS News article a small study was conducted where schizophrenia symptoms were reduced when the patients took Panax ginseng...



Good News for Chocoholics



In a perfect world, we’d all be healthy, happy and chocolate would be good for us. Well, guess what? At least one of those things is a reality...

Great American Smokeout Day: 6 Serious Reasons to Butt Out


Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you're ready to take the plunge? Do you know someone who wants to quit but can't quite seem...

Green Tea Can Help Retain Memory of Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Do you suffer from sleep apnea and its resulting health issues? You may be surprised to learn that 12 million people in the United States alone...



Happy New Year! Discover the Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude


Don’t worry . . . be happy! It’s more than just a popular song from the 1980s and more than just a new year's wish. In fact, according to research...

Has your guy lost his libido? 10 Possible Reasons Why

In an earlier article we brought you six top reasons women are just not “in the mood.” But that was women – what about when it comes to your guy’s...



Have You Had Your Tetanus Shot?


When was the last time you had a tetanus shot? I’m trying to remember the last time I had a booster . . . I’m thinking it was that time when I...

Healthy Habits Gone Bad


Exercise, a low-fat diet, plenty of fiber, lots of sleep . . . you can’t get too much of healthy habits like these, right? Wrong! Read on to learn...

Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know


Here are two important questions for you... Question #1: Are you a woman? Question #2: If your answer to #1 was “yes” do you know you may be at...

Help for Hiccups

Have you ever had such a bad case of the hiccups that you physically hurt? Hiccups are never fun, but in addition to the social discomfort hiccups...



Help for Seasonal Allergies

When the seasons start to change – particularly from winter to spring – do you notice that you’re easily congested, with itchy, watery eyes? If...



Helpful Hangover Tips - Or Not?

We’ve all been there. Well, most of us have anyway - the morning after an office Christmas party, night out on the town, or beers with the boys....



Hemorrhoid Relief is Within Reach: Herbal Blends

Have you ever suffered from hemorrhoids? From what I’ve heard, hemorrhoids can be excruciating . . . so much so that just the mention of the word...



Here Comes the Sun

What’s your favorite season? Summer is one of the most popular answers to that question – and for good reason! What better time to enjoy the warm...



Holiday Foods That Pack On Pounds


The holidays are a great time of year: the bustle of shopping, getting together with family and friends, the wonderful meals . . . and the extra...

Holistic Tips to Fight Aging on the Inside and Out


There’s no denying it: your body is growing older each and every day.  But all is not lost! By taking proper care of your body now, you can...

Hollywood's Latest Craze: How to Lose Weight with the Cookie Diet


One of the latest crazes in Hollywood and the diet industry is the “Cookie Diet.” The name alone has many dieters scrambling to get all the...

Home Safety for the Holidays: How to Prevent Falls in Your Home


As age creeps up, you may begin to notice certain aches and pains that you don’t recall having before, and how you just aren’t as quick to get up...

Hospital-Acquired Infections: Unacceptable and On the Rise

Have you ever had to go to the hospital? Perhaps you had some sort of surgery, or maybe your hospital trip involved being admitted as a pregnant...



How Antioxidants Fight Aging


Did you know that you are literally rusting as you grow older? That's right – many of the physical and even mental changes associated with aging...

How the Glycemic Index Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever heard of the Glycemic Index? It kind of sounds important – doesn’t it? Like maybe something you should be aware of! Well, if you’re...



How to Achieve Whole Health: Herbal Blends

When you think about being healthy, you might put a lot of importance on eating right, taking care of your heart and preventing cancers and other...



How to Avoid and Treat Kidney Stones

Have you ever had a kidney stone? If not, consider yourself very lucky! I have been one of the unfortunate who has suffered from these nasty...



How to Avoid and Treat Pneumonia


Have you ever had pneumonia? If so, you probably remember all too well the symptoms - coughing, fever, chills and problems breathing. So how can...

How to Avoid Common Medical Mistakes


Have you ever heard a medical horror story? Perhaps it was about how a patient went into surgery to have one kidney removed and the doctor took...

How to Be Safe with Your Nutritional Supplements


Any alternative or nutritional supplement, whether recommended by a medical professional or purchased over the counter, can be of great benefit to...

How to Beat Movie Motion Sickness

Have you ever been watching a movie – whether in the theater or in the comfort of your own home – and suddenly your tummy felt a bit queasy? Or...



How to Blast Belly Fat

Spare tire. Muffin top. Potbelly. Middle age spread. Shall I go on?  We’ve all heard these terms to describe that area of the mid-section where...



How to Break Your Nicotine Habit for Good!

If you smoke or chew tobacco, then you probably already know how difficult it can be to stop.  Perhaps you’ve tried quitting in the past, only to...



How to Deal with a Diet-Detractor


Have you ever started a diet, only to be distracted by a diet-detractor? Committing and sticking to a diet is hard enough without having to worry...

How to Find the Hidden Fat and Calories in Your Diet


Ever wonder why people have such a hard time losing weight? Look no further than the way food is presented to us in modern society. Convenience...

How to Make Your Own Natural Medicine with Honey


The secret to natural medicine for many common health issues is simply . . . honey.  It has many healing properties, as it acts as an anti-viral,...

How to Naturally Stop the Ringing in Your Ears


If you’ve suffered from ringing in the ears, than you know that it can literally drive you batty! Well, you’re not alone: a shocking 12 million...

How to Overcome Laryngitis

“Help! I’ve lost my voice!” How many times have you struggled to get these words to come out of your mouth? You can do your best to prevent losing...



How to Pick the Best Weight Loss Program


Are you one of the one-third of American adults who are overweight, or are you just trying to shed a few excess pounds? It's no wonder weight loss...

How to Pick the Best Weight Loss Program


Are you one of the one-third of American adults who are overweight, or are you just trying to shed a few excess pounds? It's no wonder weight loss...

How to Prevent and Treat Nausea

Do you remember the last time you had the stomach flu? If the exact time or date isn’t precise in your mind, the feeling you had in the pit of...



How to Prevent "Recession Pounds" During the Economic Crisis


Some experts are of the opinion that Americans may gain “recession pounds” in the upcoming year. It’s been suggested that Americans will spend...

How to Reverse the Signs of Aging the Natural Way

You’ve probably seen the television commercials and magazine advertisements promoting anti-aging products and tactics, from magic skin creams and...



How to Snack and Lose Weight


Snacking in between meals wasn’t always a part of the modern diet, but as pre-packaged foods become more convenient and our busy schedules make us...

How to Spot and Treat Pleurisy

You probably have heard that chest pain is one of the major signs or symptoms indicating a heart attack. While it’s often a very good indication...



Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Does it Really Work?


Have you ever been hypnotized? Whether your experience with hypnosis was to help you quit a nasty habit or a night of entertainment while in Las...

I Want to be One Less: The Rising Concerns of the HPV Vaccine


Certainly by now you’ve heard the buzz about the new “HPV Vaccine” or perhaps you've seen the television commercial campaign "I Want to be One...

Ibuprofen Linked to a Rare Condition


When you get an ache or a pain, what do you reach for in your medicine cabinet? Aspirin? Ibuprofen? Acetaminophen? Well, one of those options has...

Important First Step: Pre-Screen Children Before Prescribing Ritalin

If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably heard about or know about the drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a popular prescription drug used to treat...



Introduction to Stress Management

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the things going on in your life that you felt almost helpless? Perhaps you have a project at work that’s...



Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Suffer No More!

Are you forever plagued by tummy troubles? I suffered with an angry tum for years, and finally after a decade of discomfort and pain I was...



Is Fasting For You?

Have you been feeling a bit run-down lately, or just a bit out of sorts? Maybe you haven’t been eating as healthfully as you should, or you’ve put...



Is Someone You Love Addicted to Prescription Drugs?


Prescription drug abuse is a very serious problem in the United States especially among teenagers and young adults, and there’s no sign of that...

Is Your Artificial Sweetener Making You Fat?

What you need to know about substitute sugars. Do you use an artificial sweetener in your morning coffee? Perhaps you use it to top off a bowl of...



It’s About Thyme: The Health Benefits of Nature's Oldest Cure


Thyme (Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris) is a common herb which is used in cooking to enhance the flavor of dishes. It is available all through the...

Join Us! Acceleration Health: Guidelines to Healthy Living


If you’ve browsed the Alternative Health Journal website, then you know that we have a whole section of experts – doctors and scientists who...

Kick-Start Your Summer Weight Loss

The warm weather is here, and it’s time to bare more of your skin as bikini season is set in motion. Are you ready? If you’ve procrastinated on...



L-Carnitine Supplements Improve Energy, Memory and Heart Health


L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that stems from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine.  A suitable supply of L-Carnitine is necessary to support...

Ladies, not in the mood? 6 Possible Reasons Why

Have you ever used these words – “Sorry honey, I’m just not in the mood”? If you’re of the female gender, you’ve probably uttered that sentence a...



Living with Lupus

Do you live with constant aches and pains?  Do you often run a fever, even though you don’t have a cold? Are you tired most of the time? If any of...



Loud Snoring Linked to Several Health Problems

Are you a snorer? Perhaps you’ve snored most of  your life and have now become accustomed to getting an elbow-jab in the side numerous times a...



Lung Cancer: Hope for Recovery


If you suffer from lung cancer, or know someone who does, you’re well aware what a painful and life-changing disease it is. And you’re not alone....

Magical Plant from Mexico could be the New Goldenseal


Is it possible that a “magical new plant” has been discovered?  According to a news report, this “magical plant” has actually been known in the...

Make Sure You Are Choosing the Right Sunglasses


Sunglasses are all the rage in the fashion industry—and they’ve replaced handbag as the must-have designer fashion accessory. However, sunglasses...

Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend: How Having a Pet Can Make You Healthier


A majority of American households consist of at least one pet. And, now it looks like the reasons for having a pet reach far beyond companionship....

Meditation Tips: Two Simple Ways to Get a Healthier Heart and Reduce Stress

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the stress in your life that you wanted to just throw your arms up in the air and give up? With the pace of...



Menthol Cigarettes Attracting Teens, Tobacco Industry to Profit


It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is a dangerous health habit. Even the tobacco industry has owned up to the claim that cigarettes are...

Missing Memories: Understanding Alzheimer's

Do you know someone who developed Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you know the heartache it can cause – both for those diagnosed and those close to...



More Studies Show Berry Compounds Reduce and Reverse the Effects of Aging


Getting old is never fun for anyone. The typical symptoms abound . . . your hair turns gray or white (assuming it doesn’t all fall out), your skin...

Natural Cures for Nail Fungus

You may have seen the commercials on television for a prescription drug that promises to cure nail fungus, but you may have no idea what nail...



Natural Remedies for Enhanced Sexual Health


Since ancient ages, men (and women) have been on the lookout for ways to improve their virility. Sexual health is an important aspect of our lives...

Natural Solutions for Hair Loss

Do you feel as though your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be? Perhaps you’ve noticed your forehead is suddenly becoming larger with the...



Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Have you ever had a sore throat so painful that it was difficult to speak, or swallow? Perhaps you were so miserable that even the excuse for an...



Natural Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

Are you plagued by constant pain throughout your body? Do you feel like you constantly have the flu? Or are you not sleeping well, waking...



Natural Treatment Options for Graves' Disease

Have you ever heard of Graves’ disease? I have to admit, I had heard of it but, before I started looking into this condition I had no idea what it...



Natural Treatments for Gingivitis


Often the first thing someone notices about you is your smile. But, what if your smile isn’t as beautiful as you’d like it to be because of...

New Dietary Guidelines: Pediatricians Recommend “Doubling the D”


In October 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for the intake of vitamin D, doubling the amount recommended for...

New Factors Found in Determining Survival Rate in Preemies

If you’re a female, you’ve probably had the experience of being “shown-up” by a male. Perhaps it was in your high school math class, or on the...



New Gene Discovery Could Have a Link to Alzheimer's

According to a recent report, an international group of scientists have discovered a new gene which has been linked to the late onset of...



New Studies Could Lead to Better Treatments for Psoriasis

Do you suffer from the pain, itch and inflammation of psoriasis? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Up to seven million people in the U.S. have...



New Study Links Psoriasis to Severe Health Conditions

Do you suffer from Psoriasis? If so, you know the pain and embarrassment it can cause in your every day life. And now, unfortunately, you may have...



Oh, My Aching Head!

Have you ever uttered that exact phrase? Maybe you woke up with a terrible headache from one too many cocktails the night before, or you somehow...



Old Way vs. New Age Relief


Are you plagued by irritable bowel syndrome, inconvenienced by insomnia, or undone by unrelenting back pain? If so, then you’ve undoubtedly tried...

Optimize your Eye Health

March is Save You Vision month: Are you worried that your eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be? Maybe you have a few pairs of non-prescription...



Overcoming Infertility

When you were young, did you dream of meeting the love of your life, getting married and taking the next step of having children? Perhaps you...



Overcoming Joint Pain

Do you experience pain in your knees that worsens during exercise or long walks? Are you finding it more and more difficult to write with a pen or...



Parkinson's Disease: An In-Depth Look

Do you know anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s disease? I did. From the day my grandpa was diagnosed, I witnessed him slowly being taken prisoner...



Pink Eye: What You Need to Know

Have you ever woken up to find your eyes red and swollen? It could be a simple irritation, but if your eyes don’t return to normal within a couple...



Plantar Warts: Relief is on the Way

Are you familiar with plantar warts? Since it’s not likely a subject that often comes up at the dinner table or among friends (and thank goodness...



Poison Ivy: What You Need to Know

Is camping a summer ritual for you and your family? Perhaps you’ll be heading to the local state park for the weekend, or have a longer, more...



Quercetin Can Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration


As you get older, you may worry about a decline in your vision. Perhaps you’ve even started buying reading glasses at the drugstore to help make...

Quit Drinking Coffee . . . and Start Smelling It


Wouldn’t it be a great if just the mere smell of coffee could benefit you and help you to “wake up”?  It would certainly be a welcome option for...

Quit Smoking Now and Re-Gain Your Health the Natural Way


There are countless lines of products available to help you stop smoking.  Drugs and chemical products may seem like an easy answer, but they are...

Red Yeast Rice: What is it and What Does it Do?


As you may well know, in the fight to improve cardiovascular health, there are several beneficial changes that you can make to your diet. One...

Regenerative Medicine to Become a Reality for Wounded Soldiers

Do you know someone who is currently serving, or has served, in the war in Iraq or the conflict in Afghanistan? If so, hopefully they will be...



Relief for Dry Eyes


Are your eyes frequently irritated? Do they constantly burn and feel as though you’ve got something in them, but you can’t seem to get it out?  If...

Relief from Bone Spurs

When you hear the word “spur” – what comes to mind?  You probably picture a shiny, silvery, extremely sharp metal contraption – one that looks...



Relieve Arthritis Pain with these 3 Natural Solutions


Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, can strike anyone at any age. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, you’ve undoubtedly tried a...

Relieve Arthritis Pain with these 3 Natural Solutions


Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, can strike anyone at any age. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, you’ve undoubtedly tried a...

Relieve Stress the All-Natural Way

What stresses you out the most? Could it be getting stuck in traffic during your daily commute? How about managing a busy household and keeping...



Relieving Indigestion the Natural Way

Have you ever had just one too many helpings at the dinner table and regretted it later? It’s certainly understandable - sometimes mom’s cooking...



REMTyme and Sleep Aids

What if you could get that kind of child-like sleep back? Wouldn’t that be the cat’s pajamas? Well, maybe you can. There are a number of sleep...



Say Cheese! How to Maintain a Healthy Smile

Teeth whitening options have become increasingly popular lately, with procedures offered at places anywhere from the mall to cruise ships. Not to...



Simple Ways to Treat and Heal Dry Skin


Do you have dry skin? When I lived in Minnesota, it seemed like I was always moisturizing my face, arms, legs . . . well pretty much everything!...

Skip the Sleeping Pills! Beat Insomnia with these Soporific Foods


Do you have trouble going to sleep at night? Are you suffering from insomnia? The stressful and hectic lifestyles that many of us lead in today’s...

Sleeping Pills: More Harm than Good?


If you are having trouble falling and staying asleep, you’re not alone:  70 million Americans are affected by some sort of sleep problem,...

Slow the Aging Process and Relieve Pain: How to Recharge Your Body with Sex


Most everyone will agree that having sex makes you feel better. But did you know that sex can also help you look younger and be in less pain?...

Snack Well This Summer

Trying to shed a few extra pounds in time for summer vacation, a.k.a. “bikini season”? You may want to give snacking a try. When you eat modest,...



Special and Modified Diets Series: Hyperthyroidism


You’ve probably heard that your thyroid gland plays an essential role in your overall health. So, when it’s not performing as it should, such as...

Start the New Year with a Cleanse: The 10-Day Fat Flush Program


Want to detoxify your body, eliminate that bloated feeling and lose some weight at the same time? Well . . . ever heard of The Fat Flush Diet?...

Stop Diverticulitis from Putting a Damper on Your Digestion

Do you often experience belly pain? Are you constantly battling bloating and gas, or nausea? Have you simply lost your appetite as of late? While...



Stop Smoking Tips: You Can Do It


If you’ve got a smoking or tobacco addiction, you probably already know that giving up nicotine is one of the most beneficial things that you can...

Studies Confirm Long-Term Antibiotic Use is Harmful to Your Health


Many people do not realize that the use – and overuse -- of antibiotics in our society could be causing more harm than good to their overall...

Studies Reveal Sleep Can Improve Your Memory


You know that sleep is important for so many things, including brain function, keeping your weight in check, and overall good health. But can...

Studies Show Which Popular Diet Will Help You Lose Weight


There are hundreds of diets out on the market, but three of the most popular—the Mediterranean diet, the low-fat diet, and the low-carb diet -...

Study Results: The Verdict is in on Antibacterial Wipes

Do you use antibacterial wipes to clean and disinfect your home or office? Well, you may want to keep reading! The results of a recent study...



Study Shows Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Children with ADD

You probably have heard about the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, including their beneficial effects on the rate of heart disease, high...



Suicide in Japan's Elderly: A Rising Epidemic

A recent report from CBS News states that the number of suicide deaths in the elderly has dramatically increased in Japan.  The overall number of...



Suicide Linked to Popular Asthma and Allergy Drug

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? If so, you may have heard of the prescription drug, Singulair. You may have even taken the drug to address...



Surprising Ways to Boost Your Libido


Is your sex life is going downhill?  Has your libido hit the rocks?  Have you tried sexual enhancement drugs, workshops, retreats, all to no...

Sweet Dreams: How to Get a Good Night's Rest

Do you spend all night tossing and turning? Do you find yourself lying awake filled with worry? When counting sheep, do your numbers reach into...



Tai Chi: A Great Mind-Body Workout


Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee) is a physical and mental technique that integrates body, mind and spirit, and has been practiced for centuries in...

Take Action Against Asthma

Have you ever had such a hard time catching your breath that you became dizzy, flushed, and started to perspire? It’s a scary feeling – isn’t it?...



The 10 Most Important Anti-Aging Supplements


Is it possible to stop aging in its tracks? While it’s true that the many ways aging can affect your body and mind have a lot to do with genetics,...

The 10 Most Popular Alternative Supplements


Alternative medicine is a multi-million dollar industry, with one in four Americans taking alternative supplements or seeing a non-traditional...

The 5 Biggest No-No’s of Dieting


You’ve never started a diet with the intention of failing – have you? So then, why might your last diet (or last five diets) not have worked? You...

The Best Natural Relievers for Back Pain


Regardless of how old you are or how active you are physically, back pain will likely affect you at least once during your lifetime. In fact,...

The Calorie Counter's Guide to Cocktails


Dieters beware: alcoholic beverages can seriously spoil your efforts.  Like it or not, alcohol contains calories. And with invitations to various...

The Dangerous New Trend: Prescribing Statins to Children


Can you imagine giving your child what is normally considered an “adult” medication even though they don’t need it? Sounds a bit like drug abuse,...

The Eyes Have It! A Healthy Eye Tonic

Our eyes are arguably one of the most important of the five senses. Most of us could probably get by without a sense of taste or even smell, but...



The Facts About Bird Flu: Should You Be Concerned?

What do you really know about the bird flu? You may have heard snippets here and there regarding this deadly virus, but do you know the facts?...



The Fattiest Foods of Winter: What to Avoid


Winter is a great time for comfort food . . . somehow heavy meals seem to fit the mood and just taste better than in the cooler months. But, it’s...

The Gallbladder Cleanse: Does it Really Work?

Have you ever suffered from gallstones? Luckily I never have, but rumor is that the pain resulting from gallstones is horrendous – as bad as a...



The Healing Power of Magnets

When you hear the word “magnet,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you instantly picture the front of your refrigerator, where...



The Hidden Threat in Your Drinking Water: Health Scare or Health Hoax?

In your lifetime, it’s likely that you have taken some type of medicine – whether over-the-counter or prescription. Chances are you were...



The Link between Infertility and Endometriosis

Are you thinking about starting a family soon? Perhaps you’ve put all the plans in place to begin this very important time in your life – a time...



The Lowdown on your Slowdown: Constipation Causes and Cures

If you’ve ever been constipated, you know it’s not the most pleasant experience. Regardless of whether your plumbing problem was due to a certain...



The Many Benefits of the B-Complex Vitamins

You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be...



The Many Health Benefits of Yoga


A traditional western practice that has become a popular form of exercise in America, yoga is designed to enhance awareness, create a...

The Newest Natural Cure: How Tea Tree Oil Helps Fight MRSA


The superbug known as MRSA is developing into more and more of a concern as it becomes increasingly resistant to traditional treatments such as...

The Oral Hygiene-Heart Health Connection

Are you a regular tooth-brusher and flosser? If so, you may be taking critical actions to prevent a heart valve infection – just by taking care of...



The Relationship between Insomnia and Stress

We all seem to get busier and busier every year! While being busy is not always associated with an increase in stress, it is often the outcome for...



The Secret Exercise for Getting Rid of Belly Fat


Do you have a little extra padding around your middle that you’ve been trying to shed? Do you yearn for a set of six-pack abs? Have you tried...

The Secrets of the Kissing Disease: Mononucleosis Revealed!

When you were young, did you ever hear someone talk about the “Kissing Disease”? Eventually you probably learned that the Kissing Disease was...



The Soy-Sperm Connection: Can Soy Affect Fertility?


In the past, when a man was diagnosed as infertile, it was usually blamed on his wearing of too-tight jeans and underwear, or drinking too much...

The Top 10 Things You Should Ask before Popping the Question


Are you thinking of popping the question to a special someone in the near future? Whether you’re on your first, second, or tenth marriage (it...

The Top 5 Most Hazardous Household Products


Your home should be a safe haven, but there are everyday products that you may use that can cause damage if they are used incorrectly or stored...

The Truth About LASIK Surgery: The FDA Investigates


Have you had laser eye surgery, or know someone who has? Hopefully your experience with the surgery was a good one and that you’re seeing better...

The Weight of the World

Do you struggle with your weight? Perhaps you’ve always been a little on the heavier side, or maybe you just can’t seem to lose those...



The Wii Fit Exercise Game and its Surprising Health Benefits


Are you wondering what all the fuss and excitement is when it comes to the Wii Fit Exercise Game? Maybe you’ve seen advertisements for it on TV,...

Tired and Pale? It Might be More than Just the "Winter Blahs."

The winter season often leads to the "winter blahs" - you may feel tired all the time, experience lack of motivation to perform normal daily...



Tired and pale? It might be more than just the “Winter Blahs”


The winter season often leads to the “winter blahs” – you may feel tired all the time, experience lack of motivation to perform normal daily...

Toenail Fungus: Natural Remedies to the Rescue


If you live in a warm, damp climate, spend a lot of time hanging out in pools or saunas, or exercise a lot, then you may have experienced a bout...

Too Much Sleep Linked To Obesity

You may have heard the buzz about how not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain. But now it’s looking like either too little or too much...



Top 5 Natural Solutions to Improve Men's Sexual Health

When it comes to your bedroom business, do you feel anxiety when you know it is time to perform? Maybe it seems your overall desire is waning? OR...



Top 5 Natural Ways To Beat Back Pain

Have you ever thrown your back out? Maybe you exercised too strenuously the previous day and you ended up paying for it later. Or, perhaps you...



Treat and Beat Athlete's Foot

Are your feet feeling a little itchy these days? Are they red, with a burning sensation? Do you have cracked or flaky skin between your toes?...



Troops Shy Away from Mental Health Help


If you’ve ever suffered from a mental health issue, or know someone who has, then you know it’s not an easy topic to talk about. Western culture...

Tummy Troubles? Maybe It's Time for a New Approach: Herbal Blends

We’ve all seen those television and magazine advertisements for a cure for indigestion. Some products promise immediate relief while others pledge...



Understanding Acid Reflux

You may have experienced some form of heartburn from time to time – maybe from a trip to your favorite Mexican restaurant or simply by...



Understanding Binge Eating Disorder


Have you ever sat down to a meal, and had just one too many bites past the “full” point? Perhaps it was at an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, or...

Understanding HIV and AIDS


Once thought to be a “foreign” disease affecting under-developed African nations, AIDS has been elevated to near-epidemic status in the United...

Understanding Sarcoidosis and Lung Disease

Wow - April is a great month to remind yourself and others about all sorts of health conditions! It’s Cancer Control Month, IBS (Irritable Bowel...



Understanding Thyroid Disease

You may have heard the importance your thyroid has in maintaining a healthy body. In fact, the thyroid took center stage last year when Oprah...



Unlocking the Mystery of Nighttime Leg Cramps


Have you ever been awakened from a sound sleep by an excruciating pain in your leg? A pain so intense you’d almost rather cut your leg off than...

Want to Lose Weight Quickly? We'll Show You How


Weight loss is one of those things that just about everyone would like to accomplish overnight. Unfortunately, once the weight loss “bug” bites,...

Warning: Popular Botox Treatment May Be Fatal


You may have tried to delay the aging process by taking good care of your health, exercising regularly, and eating healthily. But often that’s...

Warning: Prenatal Portraits Can Be Hazardous to Your Baby’s Health


If you’ve ever been pregnant (or served as the “better half” to someone who was), you’re probably familiar with the practice of ultrasounds....

Weight Gain at Work: 5 Tips to Avoid Packing on Pounds on the Job


Have you ever started a new job and found that you put on a couple extra pounds within a few weeks? Or, maybe you’ve been at your job for years...

Weight Training vs. Cardio: Which One Wins in the Weight Loss War?


In the war on fat, there has been much debate about which type of exercise is best. Should you focus your efforts on cardio workouts that work up...

West Nile Virus: Should You Be Concerned?

Do you come from a land of mosquitoes like I do? I've got to tell you - one of the benefits of moving from Minnesota to California is the lack of...



What is Ear Candling and Does it Really Work?


If you’ve ever had your ears clogged with wax, then you understand that it can be annoying and even painful at times.  You might even feel like...

What You Need to Know About Meningitis

Do you know much about meningitis? Perhaps you’ve seen or heard about potential outbreaks of meningitis in a school or college campus near you –...



What You Need to Know about MRSA

Do you remember when the answer to almost any infection was to treat it with penicillin? Well, my friend, those days are long gone. Today there...



What You Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Do you suffer from varicose veins? While most people with varicose veins consider their occurrence to be no more than an issue of vanity – a...



When Stress Affects Your Skin: Natural Tips to the Rescue


You know stress can take a toll on your health, but did you know that stress has a negative impact on your skin as well? If you have one of these...

Who Knew? Being a Sports Fan can be Hazardous to Your Health


It's Thanksgiving and we all know that watching sports is the afternoon event of choice for many people. But did you know that this activity might...

Why Common Medications May Be Slowing You Down

If you take medications for your health, you would think they would work to make you better, or fix some problem you have. However, a recent study...



Why Women May Need to Think Twice About Calcium

Do you take a calcium supplement? For years the experts have been telling us that calcium is a vital part of a healthy woman’s daily nutritional...



Win the Battle Against Fatigue

Do you ever get that feeling of utter exhaustion – almost to the point of being weak or sick? Or you’re so tired that you are unable to perform...



Wogging: The Exercise Craze of 2008

What’s your favorite exercise? Perhaps you’ve followed the patterns of the “exercise crazes” that seem to have developed over the years....



Woman Finds Chronic Pain Relief from Induced Coma

Have you ever been witness to someone in a coma? If so, you know it’s not a pleasant experience. Simply not knowing if that person will ever wake...



Words of Wisdom: To Have or Not to Have Your Wisdom Teeth


When you go to your dental checkups, there is always the chance of a cavity or other problem that means a filling or even removal of your tooth. ...

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