Health

What Happens to Your Body When You’re Dehydrated?

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Water is essential for human life. It accounts for for 50-70% of our body weight and is crucial for most bodily functions. Any deficit in...


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    Do You Sweat Too Much? You Might Have Hyperhidrosis

    It’s no secret that everyone sweats, but 3 percent of the population suffers from excessive sweating, a condition called hyperhidrosis. Most of them don’t even... Read more

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    Do Ice Cream and Cold Drinks Cool Us Down?

    All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages, and of course ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and... Read more

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    Turmeric— The Spice of Life

    Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It also has... Read more

  • Acupuncture was found effective for reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis, chronic headache, shoulder pain, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, neck pain and back pain. (Courtesy of Integrative Healing Arts Acupuncture)

    NYC Health & Fitness Directory

    Shift Integrative Medicine Union Square Shift offers you an integrative approach that acknowledges not only the physical but also the spiritual, emotional, and energetic components... Read more

  • (el lobo/Shutterstock)

    The Way to Your Thyroid Is Through Your Stomach

    It’s not just what you eat. It’s how it gets there. It never ceases to amaze me how interconnected all parts of the body are... Read more

  • (alisafarov/shutterstock)

    Fresh Mexican Salsa Recipe

    This quick and easy salsa recipe incorporates omega-3-rich flax oil into the classic party dish. Not only will you feel great about whipping up this fresh... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain in Aiea, Hawaii. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of a Hawaii outbreak of the virus. The Hawaii Department of Health announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, FDA laboratory test results of frozen Sea Port Bay Scallops. On Monday, health officials ordered Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to close. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

    FDA Tests Confirm Hepatitis A in Scallops From Philippines

    HONOLULU—U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of an outbreak... Read more

  • Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Individual Medley on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016. On Phelps’ shoulders can be seen the bruises left by cupping therapy. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    A Short History of Cupping

    Cupping is a form of therapy widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It consists of creating a local suction on the skin using either... Read more

  • (Kerdkanno/shutterstock)

    15 Foods for a Healthy Brain

    What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what... Read more

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    Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition

    Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. As one of... Read more

  • (puhhha/shutterstock)

    Pain in the Hand and Migraine Headaches, Study Shows Association Between the Two

    An association has been found between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. A study has found that carpal tunnel sufferers are twice more likely to... Read more

  • Employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Aiea, Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health Sanitation said Tuesday that Genki Sushi is being ordered to close its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak. The disease can cause fever, loss of appetite and other symptoms. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

    Hawaii’s Hepatitis-A Outbreak Is Among the Worst in Decades

    The Hawaii State Health Department ordered the immediate closure of nearly a dozen locations of the restaurant chain Genki Sushi on the islands of Oahu... Read more

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    15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

    Up to 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Most often, the problem is mechanical in... Read more

  • (Darren Baker/Shutterstock)

    Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

    The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this... Read more

  • (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Investigating the Uniquely Human Biology Behind Zika Birth Defects

    Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes severe birth defects, in particular microcephaly—a disorder characterized by... Read more

  • (Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock)

    Diatomaceous Earth: Silica Rich, Detoxifying Dirt

    It sounds like the title of a 1970s sci-fi novel, but diatomaceous earth is actually a white powder 30 million years in the making. At... Read more

  • (stock.tookapic/pexels)

    Do Ice Cream and Cold Drinks Cool Us Down?

    All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages, and of course ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain in Aiea, Hawaii. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of a Hawaii outbreak of the virus. The Hawaii Department of Health announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, FDA laboratory test results of frozen Sea Port Bay Scallops. On Monday, health officials ordered Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to close. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

    FDA Tests Confirm Hepatitis A in Scallops From Philippines

    HONOLULU—U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of an outbreak... Read more

  • Employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Aiea, Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health Sanitation said Tuesday that Genki Sushi is being ordered to close its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak. The disease can cause fever, loss of appetite and other symptoms. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

    Hawaii’s Hepatitis-A Outbreak Is Among the Worst in Decades

    The Hawaii State Health Department ordered the immediate closure of nearly a dozen locations of the restaurant chain Genki Sushi on the islands of Oahu... Read more

  • (Darren Baker/Shutterstock)

    Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

    The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this... Read more

  • (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Investigating the Uniquely Human Biology Behind Zika Birth Defects

    Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes severe birth defects, in particular microcephaly—a disorder characterized by... Read more

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    How Statins Degenerate Your Brain Health

    Tens of millions of people are taking drugs to lower their cholesterol levels. Most of those medications are in a drug class known as statins... Read more

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    Diet and Exercise Are Key to Reversing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting an estimated 7–15 percent of women worldwide.  PCOS can... Read more

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    For Kids, a Late Bedtime Raises Obesity Risk, Study Finds

    Preschoolers who turn in late turn out to be heavier teens, concludes a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers from Ohio State... Read more

  • Drs. Anthony J. Filiano (L), and Jonathan Kipnis (R) of the UVA  Department of Neuroscience recently made a startling discovery about the immune system. (Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Medical School)

    Immune System Controls Social Behavior, Study Finds

    Your immune system protects you from disease. New research finds that it may even control your behavior. A study published on July 13 in the journal... Read more

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    7 Side Effects of Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is a natural tonic. It has several health benefits that are supported by scientific studies in humans. However, people have also raised concerns about... Read more

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    Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?

    Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but children nowadays are reaching it earlier than ever before — a trend... Read more

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    Fidgeting Feet May Keep Legs Healthy When Sitting

    Fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease, new research shows. Previous research has shown that sitting for... Read more

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    Food Companies Are Changing, Thanks to the Informed American Consumer

    It’s no secret. America has a food problem. America also has a health problem. Are these two linked? Of course they are and here is the... Read more

  • Salema fishes swim in a cove off Portofino, Italy, on Sept. 8, 2015. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fish ‘on Drugs’: Prescription Drug Effects Seen in Many Fish

    Sixty percent of Americans now take prescription drugs—more than ever before. This not only creates unprecedented problems for municipalities whose water filtration systems were developed... Read more

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    Simple Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk

    Scientists have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may affect their ability to recognize speech. The finding suggests that a hearing... Read more

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    How to Ditch Your Air Conditioner Without Melting

    During the summer of 2015—the hottest summer in recorded history—I went without air conditioning. I don’t say this to brag: the decision was made mostly out of... Read more

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    Low Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

    Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know is that a... Read more

  • A new study of mice led by Dartmouth has identified mechanisms used by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to disrupt a bodily response called immune tolerance, enabling the immune system to better fight off cancer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Parasite Shown to Help Fight Cancer (Video)

    A person’s immune system is able to fight off many diseases, but it tends to be ineffective against cancer because of a mechanism called immune... Read more

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    Flossing Medical Benefits Unproven, Report Says

    HOLMDEL, N.J.—It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof... Read more

  • Screen violence could lead to nightmares and other sleep disturbances. (Boys image/Shutterstock)

    Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive to Screen Violence?

    The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the... Read more

  • (el lobo/Shutterstock)

    The Way to Your Thyroid Is Through Your Stomach

    It’s not just what you eat. It’s how it gets there. It never ceases to amaze me how interconnected all parts of the body are... Read more

  • (alisafarov/shutterstock)

    Fresh Mexican Salsa Recipe

    This quick and easy salsa recipe incorporates omega-3-rich flax oil into the classic party dish. Not only will you feel great about whipping up this fresh... Read more

  • (Kerdkanno/shutterstock)

    15 Foods for a Healthy Brain

    What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what... Read more

  • (OKcamera/Shutterstock)

    Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition

    Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. As one of... Read more

  • (kazoka/shutterstock)

    The Slippery Truth About Saturated Fat

    For years, health experts have blamed the standard American diet for rising rates of diabetes and heart disease. But when it comes to finding a... Read more

  • (Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)

    Eggs Protect Against High Blood Pressure

    At one time, eating eggs was considered bad for the heart and circulation. This was all based on an assumption that saturated fat was bad... Read more

  • (Infographic by Marie He/Epoch Times; Photo by Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Workout for Your Core

    Since you decided to read this article, you may be wondering: Is this workout going to give me the flat, toned, ripped stomach I’ve always wanted? At... Read more

  • Even though peanut butter has fat which may seem counterproductive if you want to lose weight, studies have shown consuming monosaturated fat can actually aid in weight loss. (Shutterstock)

    5 Reasons to Eat More Peanut Butter

    Growing up you probably enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, heck you probably ate peanut butter with many foods or even on its own. Peanut... Read more

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    8 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Excess Estrogen

    Estrogen is an important hormone in both men and women. It plays a vital role in reproduction and development of female sexual characteristics, in women... Read more

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    11 Foods That Fight Inflammation

    Inflammation has been found to be associated with just about every health condition, and researchers are furiously investigating chronic inflammation’s effects on health and possible... Read more

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    Some Unexpected Risks of Low-Fat Diets

    Fats are an essential nutrient and one of the primary energy sources for the body. They also play a big role in weight management, absorbing... Read more

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    Why You Might Want to Order Lunch an Hour Early

    Ordering lunch at least an hour before your eat could help you cut calories and avoid unhealthy impulse choices. New research shows that people choose... Read more

  • (Ekaterina Kondratova/Shutterstock)

    Vegan? Here Are Your Iron Sources

    There is a lot to be said for following a vegan or vegetarian diet; an excess of iron generally isn’t one of them, particularly vegan... Read more

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    Recipe: Crisp Seaweed Chips

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Nori is an incredible seaweed that is mostly ignored by mainstream. With a massive array of... Read more

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    Why Are We Not Losing Weight?

    We’re watching our calories, we’re hitting the gym regularly… but our weight stays on that cruel weekly rollercoaster ride we know so well. What are... Read more

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    Get Your Digestive System Into Mint Condition

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Recently I asked my son what his favorite treat was. The choices? Cookies, cake, or ice... Read more

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    2 Bars of Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    Some like it nutty, others prefer caramel but one thing is undeniable, no matter what additions are put in your chocolate it’s bound to satisfy you. Chocolate... Read more

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    Yes, Potatoes Can Increase Your Blood Pressure

    Eating four or more servings of potatoes a week is associated with a significantly increased risk of hypertension, according to three studies, which followed over 187,000... Read more

  • (Liliya Kandrashevich/Shutterstock)

    Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Smoothie

    How about a virgin piña colada for a healthy breakfast or mid-afternoon snack? Pineapple contains bromelain, a potent enzyme that helps to reduce inflammation. How delicious is that?!  1... Read more

  • A Nepali yoga practioneer takes part in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day in Kathmandu on June 21, 2016.  (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Guide to Different Yoga Styles (Infographic)

    Although practicing yoga can emphasize simplicity in your life, the exercise itself has quite an extensive and complex history. There are several different types of... Read more

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    9 Things You Need to Know About Cupping

    The Rio Olympics are on, and there’s nothing better than watching your favorite athletes competing at the highest level in the world. All the competitors have trained... Read more

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    Apricot Kernel: Chinese Herb for Cough and Source of a Controversial Vitamin

    Crack open an apricot pit and you’ll find a seed that looks, smells, and tastes a lot like an almond. Apricot kernels are used to... Read more

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    Anxious? Acupuncture Can Help

    Do you have anxiety? Acupuncture can provide relief, it takes the connection between the body and mind into consideration. Chinese medicine is practiced with the belief that imbalances... Read more

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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

  • (Kzenon/Shutterstock)

    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners meditate at Union Square in New York. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Western Counseling Gets a Boost From Eastern Wisdom

    For the last several decades, Westerners have been looking East for new approaches to health care. What was once the exclusive domain of hippies and... Read more

  • Barbara Schafer suffered a devastating fall in 2003, but she completely healed from her injuries in just a few months. She credits her recovery to Falun Gong. (Photo by Oliver Trey)

    New Book Looks at the Science Behind Falun Gong

    People have been meditating for millennia, but science is just starting to grasp what all the fuss is about. In an age where clinical trials... Read more

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    How Diet Pills Sank a Traditional Chinese Herb for Sinus Problems

    There’s a cheap, natural, and safe remedy for treating sinus problems with a long history of success, but it’s virtually impossible to find in North... Read more

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    Fashion Icon Norma Kamali on Making Women Feel Good

    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

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    Licorice, the Sweet Root With Lots of Health Benefits

    Say “licorice” and most people think of those black, chewy ropes from a bygone era of candy. But licorice is also a plant related to... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: How to Be Healthy in Summer

    The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for... Read more

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    Monk Fruit, the Multi-Faceted Sweetener

    Despite all the dangers of consuming too much sugar, we still love the sweet stuff. There are a lot of low-calorie sugar alternatives to choose... Read more

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    Acupuncture and Herbs Relieve Hay Fever

    Acupuncture and herbs alleviate hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Symptoms include postnasal drip, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and ear or throat irritation. Lishui... Read more

  • (Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock)

    The Tongue Is a Map of the Body in Chinese Medicine

    Your tongue does more than just taste food and articulate words. According to traditional Chinese medicine, it is also a convenient diagnostic tool. Before X-rays,... Read more

  • (Maridav/Shutterstock)

    Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

    Want to improve your posture quickly, for free, with almost zero effort? I did it. So can you. I don’t deserve any credit for this accomplishment... Read more

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    Acupuncture Pain Killing Mystery Revealed

    Researchers have discovered that acupuncture causes a special biochemical reaction that reduces inflammation and muscle pain. The study, published in Molecular Neurobiology, investigated the effects of... Read more

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    Here’s Why Your Ears Ring According to Chinese Medicine

    Earlier this month, I caught a head cold. It was the kind of cold where my nose ran continually, to the point that I felt like... Read more

  • 4 Secret Remedies to Fight Spring Pollen Allergies

    Spring is my favorite season because it’s simply the most stunning season! But I know a lot of people have pollen allergies. So today I’d... Read more

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    Painful Intercourse May Be Due To Vulvodynia

    Sexual intercourse is painful for some women, and one cause of the discomfort is due to a condition called Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh). You aren’t alone if... Read more

  • The book cover of "Facing East" by Jingduan Yang, M.D., F.AP.A. with style icon Norma Kamali. (Courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers)

    East-West Collaboration Imparts Chinese Health and Beauty Secrets

    Dr. Jingduan Yang never imagined he was going to be a practitioner of classical Chinese medicine when he was growing up in a small town... Read more

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    Turmeric— The Spice of Life

    Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It also has... Read more

  • (Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock)

    Diatomaceous Earth: Silica Rich, Detoxifying Dirt

    It sounds like the title of a 1970s sci-fi novel, but diatomaceous earth is actually a white powder 30 million years in the making. At... Read more

  • (Magdanatka/Shutterstock)

    Top 10 Natural Cures for Cancer

    Have you ever wondered how effective natural cancer treatments can be? Around 20 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  After her diagnosis, she... Read more

  • (dotshock/shutterstock)

    Psoriasis Diet: What Foods to Eat and What to Avoid

    Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes dry, red, and itchy patches on the skin’s surface. Although there is no diet specifically for psoriasis, many... Read more

  • (EpicStockMedia/Shutterstock)

    7 Relaxing Yoga Poses for Adrenal Fatigue

    A common question that I’m asked by my students is, “How can I become less stressed and have more energy, without diminishing my drive and ambition for success?”... Read more

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    How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

    The internet loves a good “natural cure” recovery story.  For instance, when Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reverses her husband’s symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after... Read more

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    How Himalayan Salt Lamps Work

    By Michael Edwards,  Organic Lifestyle Magazine Have you been wondering what the deal is with those salt lamps? It’s not just the nice ambient light. Salt lamps actually help... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Eat More Turmeric

    Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing... Read more

  • (Pezibear/Shutterstock)

    Gratitude Is Good for the Heart and Soul

    A new study discovered the more grateful you are, the lower your risk of heart attack. Is there a recipe for gratitude? Learn what highly grateful... Read more

  • (aijiro/shutterstock)

    5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

    Using antiperspirant and deodorant has become second nature to most people. Advertisers have been making arguments against your natural balanced scent to convince you to... Read more

  • (Csaba Deli/Shuttertstock)

    29 Signs of Perimenopause

    Are you suffering from a range of unexpected and undesired symptoms that have left you scratching your head in confusion? You may be experiencing perimenopause—a... Read more

  • (karelnoppe/Shutterstock)

    Green Tea Improves Brain Function for People With Down Syndrome, Study Shows

    Down syndrome is the most common genetic disability in the world, affecting approximately one out of 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. There... Read more

  • (Nuttaphong Sriset/Shutterstock)

    Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking

    Compelling reasons to stop smoking far outnumber effective ways to do so. Even with recent revelations that tobacco is contaminated with the highly carcinogenic radioisotope polonium-210, the addictive hold... Read more

  • (Irina Bg/Shutterstock)

    How Food Can Improve or Worsen Your Thyroid Function

    With all the conflicting information out there pertaining to your thyroid, especially regarding what to eat and what to stay away from, it may be... Read more

  • (Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

    6 Definitive Rules of a Safe DIY

    After the post about the dangers of DIYs, I didn’t want to leave you hanging DIY dry! I figured a helpful followup would be to offer... Read more

  • (Carl Court/Getty Images)

    How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

    What is it that sets natural environments apart from others? Why shouldn’t a quiet streetscape have the same effect as a quiet natural landscape, for... Read more

  • (baibaz/shutterstock)

    Ginger Is Good For Morning Sickness Relief

    Ginger is helpful for treating morning sickness in early pregnancy, according to new guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the UK. In... Read more

  • (GreenArt Photography/Shutterstock)

    Lemon Balm Tea Helps Lower Blood Pressure

    Lemon balm is an aromatic herb whose leaves contain a variety of aromatic essential oils. It has been used since ancient times for its soothing,... Read more

  • (Maryna Pleshkun/Shutterstock)

    Myrrh Oil: Benefits of This Holy Oil

    You may have heard of myrrh from Biblical stories, as it’s one of the precious gifts (together with gold and frankincense) offered by the three... Read more

  • (Josh Willink/Pexels)

    6 Things That Define You More Than Your Work

    “What do you do?” may be the most common follow-up question to “What is your name?” when meeting someone new. Perhaps our responses make for... Read more

  • (DWaschnig/Shutterstock)

    Do You Sweat Too Much? You Might Have Hyperhidrosis

    It’s no secret that everyone sweats, but 3 percent of the population suffers from excessive sweating, a condition called hyperhidrosis. Most of them don’t even... Read more

  • Acupuncture was found effective for reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis, chronic headache, shoulder pain, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, neck pain and back pain. (Courtesy of Integrative Healing Arts Acupuncture)

    NYC Health & Fitness Directory

    Shift Integrative Medicine Union Square Shift offers you an integrative approach that acknowledges not only the physical but also the spiritual, emotional, and energetic components... Read more

  • Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Individual Medley on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016. On Phelps’ shoulders can be seen the bruises left by cupping therapy. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    A Short History of Cupping

    Cupping is a form of therapy widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It consists of creating a local suction on the skin using either... Read more

  • (puhhha/shutterstock)

    Pain in the Hand and Migraine Headaches, Study Shows Association Between the Two

    An association has been found between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. A study has found that carpal tunnel sufferers are twice more likely to... Read more

  • (grafvision/shutterstock)

    15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

    Up to 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Most often, the problem is mechanical in... Read more

  • (TAGSTOCK1/Shutterstock)

    How to Tell If You Are at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

    When it comes to metabolic syndrome, the saying goes: “It’s not a matter of if you’re going to have a heart attack or stroke, but... Read more

  • (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Science-Backed Ways to Take a Break for Better Productivity

    You’ve heard it before: breaks are good for productivity. Taking breaks actually helps you sustain your focus and energy, so even though you’re taking some... Read more

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    Suffer From Muscle Cramps? Try This…

    You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from muscle cramps, the sudden, involuntary spasms in your muscles. Causes of muscle cramps include dehydration, inadequate blood... Read more

  • (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    How to Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth

    For many, coffee or tea is a sacred morning ritual. And while that ritual may offer many health benefits (and a serious pick-me-up), your favorite brew comes... Read more

  • (jonathanfilskov-photography/iStock/Thinkstock)

    The body is like an onion

    In my experience, the body is like an onion, with layer upon layer of past history beneath the visible surface. What does this mean? Let’s start... Read more

  • (Nomad_Soul/Shutterstock)

    How to Stay Calm, According to Science

    Stress clouds our thinking, and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains an interesting, common sense way to handle stressful situations. Basically, you manage stress before it even... Read more

  • (Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock)

    Shingles Risk Can Increase With Digestive Problems

    Shingles risk can increase with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to the research. A cohort study of 108,604 patients has found that the risk of contracting herpes... Read more

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    What It Means When Kids Walk on Their Toes

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    An ongoing lack of quality sleep puts you at an increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and... Read more

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    Fidgeting Feet May Keep Legs Healthy When Sitting

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    How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

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  • A recently published study led by Harvard University has found that a buildup of amyloid beta, a protein commonly believed to contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, could also indicate evidence of past efforts to fight off infections. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study Finds Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Infections (Video)

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    New Study Warns Swaddling Babies Could Lead to Increased Risk of SIDS (Video)

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    The Most Common Kinds of Coincidences

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    Tips From Jason Glass: Improve Your Golf Game by Warming Up

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    Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of ‘Uppers,’ ‘Downers,’ and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

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    Whole Milk May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

    A study, which was published late March in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, found that dairy fat may help prevent type 2 diabetes. The authors analyzed blood... Read more

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    Irish Man Opens Up About His Depression, the Internet Listens

    A depression sufferer opened up about his mental health on Facebook. And it went viral. Posted on April 13, the video has—as of April 15—garnered... Read more

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    Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Cancer Recovery

    To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein. ... Read more

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    Most of you already have a six pack abdominal wall. The problem is that it is covered up with a few inches of fat that... Read more

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