Vegetarian Recipe – Brussels Sprouts, The Nutrient Powerhouse

Vegetarianism is on the rise and the people who convert claim personal health and well-being as a major factor for adopting a plant-based diet.  At the same time, research claims the health benefits of a vegetarian diet in lowering heart … read more »

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Playing Hide And Seek With Sugar

The average American consumes 43,000 more calories each year from sugar than they did in 1977. Part of this increase can be attributed to the rise in popularity of soft drinks and the fact that food manufacturers sneak in sugar … read more »

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Constipation – The Trouble With Laxatives

Constipation is often a taboo topic, with embarrassment causing people to be silent about their own suffering. Yet it affects over 4 million people in the US, and drives $500 million in sales of laxatives in the US every year.  … read more »

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How Therapeutic Exercise Helps Relieve Arthritic Pain

Arthritis affects nearly 21 million adults in the United States, and is the most common reason for disability.  There are over 100 different types of arthritis, the most common of which is osteoarthritis.  Other forms of arthritis include lupus, fibromyalgia, … read more »

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Can Eating Healthy Fats Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

While discussions of healthy fats usually center on heart health, a recent study links those same fats to the prostate. Published in Jama Internal Medicine online in June, the study followed the lives of 4,577 men from 1986 to 2010. … read more »

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The Physical Therapy Of Massage – The Healing Power Of Touch

Massage has been used for thousands of years in a therapeutic manner. In fact, Hippocrates, the great “father of medicine,” made reference to the value of what he called rubbing. Known today as bodywork, massage or rubbing is relative to … read more »

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