Posts Tagged "disease"

Stress Less – Mind Body Green June 2011

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 | 1 comment

Stress Less – Mind Body Green June 2011

Reducing stress in your everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall health, as it can improve your mood, boost immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive. When you let your stress get the best of you, you put yourself at risk of developing a range of illnesses – from the common cold to severe heart disease. Stress has such a powerful impact on your well being because it is a natural response that is activated in the brain. Let’s examine how this process works, why stress affects you the way it does, and the severe impacts it can have on your health.

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Health Dangers of Drought – Rodale

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Health Dangers of Drought – Rodale

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released figures showing that this year's West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States. Is it a coincidence that we're also experiencing the worst drought in more than 50 years? No, say epidemiologists, who have found that droughts can lead to an overabundance of mosquitoes, insects, parasites and other disease-causing organisms. Here are the diseases that you should worry about most—and how to protect yourself.

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Important New Findings in Genetics

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 | 0 comments

Important New Findings in Genetics

The iceberg has melted in the medical world as scientists begin to unlock the mysteries of our genetic codes. The old way of thinking – that you are destined to experience a particular disease or condition because it “runs in your family” – is now an outmoded view of how the body works.

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Increase in Sugar Consumption Raises Concerns

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Increase in Sugar Consumption Raises Concerns

Increase in Sugar Consumption Raises Concerns

What is the most healthful sweetener to use in moderation, and which ones should you avoid?

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Gum Disease and Cancer

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Gum Disease and Cancer

Gum Disease and Cancer

For years now, the medical community has known about the strong influence that oral disease can have on the rest of your body. I’d venture to guess that many people still don’t quite realize how vital healthy teeth and gums really are. That’s why one recent study grabbed my attention immediately: Not only does it further demonstrate this important connection, but it shows that the consequences of periodontitis (gum disease) could in fact be far more severe than you may ever have imagined.

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