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It used to be fashionable to have a lush, green, close-cropped lawn surrounding your entire house. Some neighborhood associations would have you believe it still is. The truth is, that the lawn chemicals that go with a monochromatic expanse of grass might actually harm you and your children. More and...
The Incredible Ways Our Cells Regulate Aging
Why do we age? Simply put, because of our individual cells age. It’s only in recent years that medical science has begun to understand precisely how cells age. As they understand more, they could theoretically provide insight on how to slow that aging process. You might have heard the misconception...
Separating Myths and Facts About Soy
Soybeans have a lot going for them. They’re versatile and relatively easy to grow. The U.S. alone grows nearly 100 million acres of them a year, mostly for export. They’re a high protein and lower carbohydrate food compared with other legumes. You can eat them straight or turn them...
feng shui and wellness decor
At home, we all want a sense of familiar warmth to make it feel more comfortable. When you move into a new space or redecorate your home, keep that idea at the forefront. From scientific research to Feng Shui, we know that outdated and out-of-place furniture or blank walls...
meat substitutes
There are numerous reasons to reduce or halt your consumption of meat. Whether you’re concerned about unhygienic practices in the industry, your consumption of saturated fats, overuse of antibiotics, or the health of the environment, you may choose to go meatless. Of course, you still want to get adequate...
Red Light Therapy
Have you heard about red light therapy? It is said to improve the look of your skin and aid in wound healing and tissue repair. Others add that it boosts circulation. Women’s magazines like Glamour have gone so far as to call it “the fountain of youth.” You can...
Vegan Collagen Boosters
From youthful skin to painless joints, people attribute many positive health outcomes to collagen. To be sure, collagen--a protein in animals, including humans--offers many potential benefits. It’s found in connective tissue like tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It’s also a major component of our skin. The human body makes its...
3D Printed Organ Transplants
If you or a loved one has ever needed an organ transplant, you know the harrowing experience. Patients wait for organ transplants, sometimes for years, then endure a long recovery process, always with the risk of rejection. 3D printing has opened new possibilities in many fields, but some of the...
How Hospitals Work to Prevent Infection
No one goes to a hospital thinking they will wind up sicker than when they arrived, but it happens all too often. Hospital Acquired Infections or Health Care Associated Infections (both abbreviated HAI) are frightening. Yet, when you consider the potential consequences of grouping a lot of...
Whiten Your Teeth Safely and Naturally
Everyone wants gorgeous white teeth. It’s part of having the perfect smile. Yet, many common foods, including some of our favorite “superfoods” can stain those pearly whites. According to The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on teeth...
Facts About CBD Oil
The legalization of marijuana and its derivatives has introduced a new player into the natural medicine world. It opens new possibilities for treatments of all kinds of ailments--but also a lot of misinformation. For some people, the idea of using a drug previously associated with illicit use...
Germs at the Gym
As a reader of my blog, you know what a strong proponent I am of regular exercise. Its positive effects are physical, mental, and even emotional. Joining a gym is a simple way to ensure you always have a place to exercise, rain or shine. Gyms provide...