Tag: health

Cockroaches & Antibiotic Resistance

  Of course cockroaches get a bad rap (I don't like them much either, YUCK), but apparently we may need them more than we think! According to scientists, cockroach brains contain powerful antibiotic properties which may be able to be used in our current antibiotic resistant world! Due to the unsanitary environment these critters live in, it would ...

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Self-prescribing and the supplement spiral

Okay, We've ALL done it right? We read something on the internet, or hear it on TV, "vitamin C can help you get over a cold", "take more probiotics",  "fish oil will prevent cardiovascular disease". We then go directly to our nearest drugstore and purchase the first probiotic and fish oil capsule bottles we see. Then we go home, read the bottle, and take ...

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How about choosing to be happy?

We've all been told (more than once I'm sure) that the keys to longevity are "eat healthy, exercise, don't smoke and sleep well". Well these are all physical choices that we can actively make on a daily basis in order to increase our longevity, but what about our emotional choices? What if we just choose to be happy? Today I read an article by Dr Brian Go ...

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Are we addicted to sugar & sugar alternatives?

Ive been reading a lot of health topics in the news lately, and sugar seems to be one of the most frequently touched on topic. Whether its a promotion on Dr. Oz for the latest sugar substitute,  or a news piece on how much sugar companies are putting into our foods, sugar is EVERYWHERE!! Now everyone knows that sugar is not the healthiest thing we could ...

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Hydration is key!

Many people don't give it a second thought, but water can be one of, if not the most important factor in maintaining good health! I thought I drank enough water, but it wasn't until I started making an active attempt at increasing my water intake that I started to notice a huge difference! Increasing water intake not only keeps you hydrated, but hydrat ...

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