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what is forest bathing
When stress, depression, and high blood pressure ails you, where is the first place you look? The doctor’s office, right? What if I told you there is a place you can go for free treatment to reduce these afflictions? Believe it or not, that place is right outside your...
palm oil processing
Anyone interested in nutrition has likely heard of some of the controversies swirling around palm oil. Claims that it’s good for you, rumors that it’s been banned in Europe, headlines stating that it’s destroying the rainforests, articles warning that it’s worse for your heart health than butter, and more. These...
important health lessons 2017
It’s been a wild year. We’re always making new discoveries in medicine or rediscovering old techniques. Advances in 2017 certainly brought us a lot to discuss in the medical field. Here are some of this year’s highlights I wrote about.   1. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: When Protective Cells Become Harmful One...
healthy snacks
Navigating the dieting world can frustrate and exhaust you. This is especially true when new studies come out that contradict last year’s big discovery. Lately, there has been a debate as to whether or not snacking is actually beneficial to your weight loss. Healthline.com agrees by pointing out that...
foods that fight inflammation
If you follow my blog, you know I frequently discuss inflammation. I strive, whenever possible, to share information about the anti-inflammatory benefits of certain supplements and foods. However, advertisers also tout these kinds of benefits, and as you well know, you can’t trust everything you see in an ad. Let’s...
coconut oil controversy
As you may know from my blog, heart disease is the world’s number one killer of men and women. It causes 41% of all deaths. So obviously, we are all looking for ways to boost our health that decrease the risk factors for heart disease. Earlier this year, the...
meditation benefits
People have known for many years that practicing meditation regularly helps relieve the impact of stress on the body, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the effects of anxiety. I’ve mentioned the health benefits of meditation several times here on Ask Dr. Maxwell. I’ve shared how meditation causes the levels...
health food jargon
Do you check food labels in the grocery store to make the best decisions on what to buy? If so, like most readers of my blog, you’re interested in doing everything possible to boost your wellness. You may keep up with the latest research, exercise regularly, and keep a...
weworks rise
I’ve been seeing an increase in interest in holistic health. People want a more natural approach to healing their bodies and keeping themselves healthy. Part of that approach involves building community around healthy lifestyles. Holistic health centers have been on the rise as more people discover the benefits. WeWork,...
collagen supplements
If you’ve heard about celebrities touting the benefits of taking collagen supplements, then you’ve probably heard of some of the many boosts to wellness and beauty collagen is said to offer: more youthful, elastic skin; less joint pain; healthier hair and nails: stronger bones; and even better gastrointestinal health....
standing desk for health
Many studies have concluded that sitting too much leads to a variety of health problems. For example, Dr. James A. Levine and other medical experts suggest via the Mayo Clinic and The Washington Post, that sitting causes a significant increase in risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. As...
work breaks boost health
We’ve all had stressful days at work and we’ve all enjoyed the keen moment of refreshment gained by taking a short break in the middle of one of those days. But did you know that work breaks can not only boost your productivity but also enhance your healthy lifestyle?...