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AHJ Staff Member


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...



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 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 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 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...



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