Lifestyle

Sunlight and Health; More Than Just Vitamin D

January 27, 2015

One of the most important aspects of life on earth is the sun. It provides warmth and energy, making life as we know it possible. Humans have evolved to live with the sun. It not only supports the plants and vegetation that feed and shelter us, but it is also an integral part of our […]

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Squeaky clean mice show that skin bacteria help shape immunity

October 1, 2012

The psychedelic image above is a super-close-up view of the skin — and the brightly colored blobs are immune cells. What’s it about? Evidence is mounting that the bacteria that live on our bodies affect our health, for good or ill. It’s a hot area of research, much of it centered on the gut — and […]

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Sit less than 3 hours a day, add 2 years to your life?

September 11, 2012

Americans might live longer if they cut back on the amount of time they spend sitting down, a new study says. Reducing the daily average time that people spend sitting to less than three hours would increase the U.S. life expectancy by two years, the study found. And reducing the time spent watching TV to […]

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Natural Mosquito Repellent: Safer Ways To Prevent Bites

July 20, 2012

Mosquitoes can carry threatening diseases like malaria, West Nile and encephalitis, but only 29 percent of people say they fear mosquitoes for health reasons, according to a recent survey conducted by OFF! Insect Repellents. Nearly 60 percent, however, say they fear mosquitos because of the itch. Most commercial insect repellents contain one of two chemicals, […]

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Poor Sleep Heightens ‘Ringing Ear’ Disease Symptoms

May 25, 2012

For people with tinnitus, which features chronic ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the head and ears, poor sleep makes it even more difficult to cope with the condition, researchers have found. The study included 117 tinnitus patients treated at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit between 2009 and 2011. The more severe the patients’ insomnia, […]

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Lack Of Sleep Causes Body Clock To ‘Alter’ Immune System

March 1, 2012

The body’s natural ‘circadian’ clock determines whether we fall victim to illness, scientists have found after discovering a link between disrupted sleep patterns and the gene that controls the immune system. Researchers from Yale University linked the immunity gene TLR-9 (a protein that can ‘spot’ DNA from bacteria and viruses) to the body’s circadian clock – a finely […]

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Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite – By Robert Preidt – HealthDay (healthday.com) – (Tuesday, January 24, 2012) –

February 10, 2012

Getting too little sleep can make you hungrier than normal and may lead to weight gain, a small study suggests. The team at Uppsala University in Sweden used functional MRI to observe the brains of 12 normal weight males while they looked at images of food. This was done on two occasions — after a […]

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You Docs: Strategies for stopping stress – The Oregonian (OR) – By Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen – (Friday, January 19, 2012) –

February 7, 2012

Bet you don’t expect this: Average stress levels in North America went down in 2011. On a scale of 10, a national survey says they dropped a full point, from 6.2 to 5.2. Apparently, we’re getting used to living with constant stress — not good. However, we’re also getting better at managing it — good! […]

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Secrets of the world’s oldest people – The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia) – By Deidre Macdonald, ND – (Tuesday, December 13, 2011) –

December 27, 2011

In Western society we are living longer than ever before. In the late 1800’s a child born in North America could expect to live to 47 years of age. A child born today can expect to live an average of 75 years. But we are not necessarily living better. We have more chronic degenerative disease […]

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Fluoride safety debate bubbles up once again – USA Today – By Wendy Koch – (Wednesday, October 5, 2011) –

October 14, 2011

Consumers hearing that some U.S. communities are no longer adding flouride to their drinking water, such as Florida’s Pinellas County, may wonder whether this cavity fighter is safe.  The short answer? Too much of a good thing can be bad.     http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011-10-05/Fluoride-safety-debate-bubbles-up-once-again/50672210/1

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