Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes Like many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with U.S. adults generally coping with two or three a year and children about twice as many.
Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health (scroll to bottom for article regarding massage for cats) by Karen Shaw Becker Animals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, in Vashon, Washington. “Any animal’s quality of life can be enhanced with massage.”
Digestive Connection to Cardiovascular Wellness A lack of diversity of gut bacteria is linked to hardening of the arteries, a new study concludes. By analyzing
Daily Handful Increases Health Eating a handful of walnuts daily boosts certain types of healthy gut bacteria that appear to contribute to cardio, metabolic
Reversing a Rising Tide of Chronic Conditions by Ronica A. O’Hara The statistics are startling—as many as a quarter to one half of American children now have a diagnosed chronic condition, according to studies that include one in Academic Pediatrics that includes obesity. Over the last few decades, the number of children with asthma has tripled to affect one in eight; those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have doubled to one in 10; and autism diagnoses have increased at least 10-fold, to affect one in 50 (one in 31 boys).
Improves Glucose Levels In a study that offers hope for people with Type 2 diabetes, Rutgers University researchers have shown that a diet high in diverse fibers promotes the growth of certain gut bacteria, leading to improved blood glucose control, increased insulin production and improved
Precision Wellness, a company which provides unique, one-on-one science-based wellness plans for its patients, has opened a new office at 109 E. Regency Commons Drive, in Greer, South Carolina, inside the Circulation Nation Building. Precision Wellness uses a whole systems
Daniel Walker opened Blue Ridge Brinery after his 15 year hobby and passion turned into the ultimate dream job. He began receiving commercial licensing to sell his kraut and kimchi creations in 2013, and a year later Blue Ridge Brinery sold its first few jars at the Traveler’s Rest Farmers Market.
Two Studies Confirm Healing Properties Mangoes contain potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that may prove useful in treating gastrointestinal disease, cognitive decline and diabetes, report scientists at the University of Palermo, in Italy.
Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes Cardiovascular exercise improves a person’s healthy gut microbes even without making dietary changes, University of Illinois researchers report. In a study of 32 people, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise three times a week for six weeks boosted levels of healthy