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Newsletter Issue: Volume 100 - January 26, 2009

What Are Probiotics and Why You Need Them – Part 1

Bacteria is a funny thing.  It makes people ill and yet it exists, in less severe amounts, all over the body: the skin, the intestinal and urinary tracts, and a whole host of other places.  Some of it helps to keep the body safe from serious illnesses – yet too much bacteria causes a person to get sick.  Probiotics are the bacteria which naturally occur naturally in food, or are added to it, and can be beneficial to one's health and overall wellness . . . particularly when it comes to protecting the body against certain illnesses.

Smoothie Move: Make Your Own for Best Energy, Timing

As seen in the Alternative Health Blog, this article is part of our "Best of the Blog" series. The perfect smoothie? “If someone can hand you a smoothie as you walk in the door from a workout, that’s the ideal smoothie,” said Aimee Gallo, a Bastyr University-trained nutritionist and certified personal trainer who operates the Vibrance Nutrition counseling service in Seattle. Gallo advises her clients to make their smoothies at home, mostly because you can’t find the perfectly healthy smoothie at the local or franchise stands. Here's how to make the best smoothie at home!

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 penicillin. As such, scientists are actively looking for other ways to combat this superbug . . . and they may have found one: tea tree oil. Keep reading for more information on this “natural” approach to fighting the possibly deadly effects of MRSA.

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 ward off a cold this winter, and they are all quite easy to follow.  The following article contains several tips to help you do just that.

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