With the right choices, you can stay healthy all winter. Read more to learn about the differences between the common cold and the flu, lifestyle choices that can keep your systems running at their peak, and the most effective all-natural remedies for immune support.
As an integrative physician, some of the most important recommendations I make for my patients are centered around healthy eating habits. But what about healthy cooking? The right cooking techniques which increase nutrient availability are certainly an important part of a healthy diet, but many people don’t consider the fact that some cooking methods also increase the presence of toxins in your food as well.
Summer vacations and traveling adventures can do wonders for your heart, mind and spirit, but they can also take a toll on your physical health if you’re not careful. Many travelers understand first-hand the unfortunate risks to digestive health that often “come with the territory,” so to speak.
We all want the very best for our children, and in these modern times, parents are faced with daunting social issues and health concerns for their little ones. One of these very important yet controversial concerns surrounds immunization.
As the nuclear crisis escalates in Japan, people across the world but particularly in the US are asking what they can do to protect themselves from exposure to nuclear radiation fallout. Self-medicating with ongoing high doses of potassium iodine is strongly discouraged because of the negative health effects that large doses of this supplement can have on thyroid and overall health. While potassium iodine is useful in the prevention of thyroid cancer from radioactive iodine exposure, high doses are only necessary if there is an imminent threat of acute exposure. It does not protect against other radioactive isotopes that are also present in nuclear fallout.
Of all of the health crises affecting our nation’s children today, the growing autism epidemic is without a doubt one of the most sensitive and controversial. While the debate over its potential causes isn’t likely to cool down anytime soon, I’m thrilled to report that at least one proposed solution has made headlines recently—and it's a solution supported by the conclusions of not one, but two, groundbreaking clinical studies.
You’ve probably seen the commercials—all part of a frenzied campaign on behalf of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to persuade you that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is perfectly safe. They say it’s natural, made from corn, it's like sugar, and fine in moderation.