Health and Lifestyle


They Don’t Just Taste Great!

Posted on May 18, 2018

Those delicious snacks of nuts are rich in fiber, low in saturated fats and have high levels of antioxidants.  They are probably the most nutritious snacks out there, according to new research, and the benefits are more wide-ranging than we think.  Nuts also contain vitamins and minerals in addition to their various antioxidants and have […]

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Aloe Vera Fraud

Posted on May 17, 2018

Many benefits have been shown from using aloe vera on wounds, cuts and burns.  Some serious diseases have been remedied as well to help speed up healing as well as to ease the pain.  The healing power of aloe vera gel is widely known today such as heartburn relief, to lower blood pressure and slowing […]

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Blood Tests to Predict Cancer Survival

Posted on May 16, 2018

There is a routine blood test that can predict how long cancer patients in palliative care will survive, according to the researcher’s report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress Singapore.  Lead author Dr. Yu Unenon, an oncologist at Kyoto University in Japan relates that these palliative care patients want honest and accurate prognostic information, but […]

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Marijuana & Parkinson’s

Posted on May 15, 2018

The second most common neurological illness in the U.S. is Parkinson’s disease.  Symptoms of this disease are tremors, slowness of movement, postural instability and impaired balance and coordination.  Marie Ellis gives information from a new study that suggests that symptoms of this condition could be improved with marijuana. Prof. Zvi Loewy from the Touro College […]

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Nutty Anticancer Tool

Posted on May 14, 2018

The stimulant component of areca nuts, arecoline, has anticancer properties, according to the researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  These particular findings will be published in Molecular Cell. In many Asian countries the areca nuts are chewed for their stimulant effects.  Evidence links this practice to the development of oral and esophageal cancer. […]

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The Gift of Flowers

Posted on May 11, 2018

  A gift of flowers is always something great to give at Mother’s Day.  But, not just flowers!  Flowers with medicinal qualities always add that personal touch.  To help in selecting them are some helpful hints. The corn flower.  This flower is a sky-blue flower that has been used to delivery relief to medical patients […]

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A Gift of Health

Posted on May 10, 2018

What better way to show your love on mother’s day than to give a gift of health?  Harvard Health Publishing offers some suggestions for services and gadgets for gift giving on mother’s day. Purchasing some items that your mom would never buy for herself, would most likely be an excellent gift for mother’s day.  Some […]

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Wise Flower Choices for Mom

Posted on May 9, 2018

It has long been known that there are therapeutic properties of certain flowers.  Wouldn’t it be great to gift your mom with flowers that have medicinal uses?  Even dried flowers or their essential oils are good choices. The Angelic Herb is extremely fragrant and there are a number of medicinal uses including digestive disorders as […]

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The Health-Minded Mom

Posted on May 2, 2018

Mom’s are the best!  This is where we get hugs, help and unconditional love from the crib to our adult life.  They are there when no one else is and always ready to help in whatever way we need. Some of our mom’s are very health-minded and we should aid them in their quest to […]

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Healing Power of Touch

Posted on May 1, 2018

Robin Donovan, Health Writer, wrote an article that I thought tied in with Mother’s Day pretty accurately.  The power of touch has many results, one of which I feel is very important for all our mothers. The touch, such as a hug or gentle rub, can help her through a stressful time or just to […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon