Category: Health

The Fat That’s Healthier for Your Teeth

The keys to a young and healthy smile may be brushing and flossing — and eating plenty of fish. In a study, people consuming the highest amounts of omega-3 fats — particularly two kinds found in fish — were significantly less likely to have periodontitis, a form of gum disease. The Healthy-Fat Effect The greatest […]

3 New Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Heather K. Jones, nutrition expert recommends these three unusual waist-slimming tactics: Tempt your taste buds with vegetable juice, have a vegetarian lunch once a week, and get a regular seafood fix. The Fat-Fighting Fare Here’s how these small adjustments can offer big boosts in your overall weight loss results, according to Jones: Sip vegetable juice […]

Commit Yourself to Maintaining Good Breast Health!

Mind your weight and your exercise routine We know that keeping our weight in check helps reduce our risk of getting breast cancer, and so does regular exercise. I read in the newspaper just this morning that gym memberships always double in the month of January (and then drop dramatically by late spring), but please […]

Cancer-causing chemical found in drinking water of 89 percent U.S. cities Sampled

Study results released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) report that hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing chemical made famous by the film “Erin Brockovich,” has been detected in the tap water of 31 of the 35 U.S. cities tested. The highest levels were in Norman, Oklahoma, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Riverside, Calif. In all, water samples […]

Don’t Get Sick

Dairy Most milk, yogurt, and cheese contains vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients work together to prevent bone loss. Slow-cooked stews Made with lean beef, postrun stews provide iron needed for red blood cell production. Green tea A mug will warm you up post-run—plus, research shows EGCG (a compound in green tea) has anticancer properties that […]

Treating Canker Sores

Canker sores are small ulcers that form inside and around the mouth, often due to an injury to sensitive tissue. The Nemours Foundation suggests how to ease pain and discomfort as canker sores heal: Use a mixture of peroxide and glycerin to clean and coat the sores. Create a homemade rinse of hydrogen peroxide and […]

Symptoms That Indicates Kidney Stones

When certain substances in the urine crystallize to form a solid mass in the kidney or ureter, a kidney stone is born. The University of Maryland Medical Center says kidney stone symptoms may include: Severe pain that comes on quickly and may quickly disappear. The pain often is confined to one side of the back, […]

Urinary Tract Infections Are Common in Children

When children are 5, about 8 percent of girls and up to 2 percent of boys will have had a urinary tract infection (UTI), the Nemours Foundation says. The foundation says these factors can increase a youngster’s risk of developing a UTI: Being female, especially a young girl who is toilet training. Being an uncircumcised […]

Health Benefit In Fasting

Fasting the act of willingly abstaining from food, drink, sexual intercourse for a period of time. No doubt, fasting has health and spiritual benefits, but we must never lose sight of the main goal of fasting, the  spiritual meaning of the Fasting which includes: It teaches man the principle of sincere Love: because when he […]