In our fast paced, hectic world sleep is something that is often taken for granted. With widely varied schedules and constant use of multi-media devices, the entire country has earned the title of the society that never sleeps. However, recent research is proving once again that tried and true practices originating from ancient times are still valid, if not required. Sleep deprivation boosts the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, and can increase blood pressure and place strain…Continue
Did you know cancer has become the #1 cause of death overall? Although heart disease is still the #1 killer of women, cancer is now #1 across all demographics in our country. How sad that is when there is a great alternative treatment that not only encourages cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis), it can actually prevent cancer from developing. Everyone has precancerous or cancerous cells within; what makes the difference whether they begin to proliferate or not,…Continue
With 80% of the population either overweight or, even worse, in the obese category, there is always a lot of interest in losing weight. There is no doubt that Americans, as a group of people, need to lose weight. But just losing weight misses the mark, since weight loss oftentimes equates to muscle loss. As a person ages, muscle loss is something that is inevitable, and ideally maintaining or building muscle would be the…Continue
The skin is our largest organ and, within seconds, absorbs anything that is applied to it. In today’s toxic world, some of the worst offenders are the skin care and beauty products intended to make us more attractive or keep us youthful. Each company, “natural” ones included, is rushing to market the latest and greatest anti-aging beauty “miracle”. Unfortunately, to the uninformed consumer many of the products contain harmful, toxic, and yes, even deadly chemicals.