Health and Lifestyle

Four Ways To Cut Your Cancer Risk

 August 13, 2019

Everything we hear is to maintain healthy habits and you can decrease your risk of cancer.  But, it isn’t that easy, is it?  We love all those chili cheese fries and we hate the thought of all that exercise.  Keeping a healthy weight is probably even harder for most of us.  A study recently came […]

Couch Potatoes & Cancer

 August 12, 2019

Occasionally I have to remind myself that I have gotten my money’s worth out of Netflix and I do not need to watch that next episode of the series after I just finished the last 3. Does that sound familiar? I think its’ called “The Netflix Marathon.” I recently read an article by Robert Preidt […]

Chew That Food!

 August 9, 2019

I recently read an interesting view of chewing your food, written by Honor Whiteman. We’ve all heard that little phrase all during our childhood from our parents. “Chew that food!” A new study advises us this is very wise advice. It is found by researchers that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell […]

Eat Purple Foods

 July 21, 2019

Do you like the color purple? How many times have you ever really though about purple food? I have to admit that I never thought much about it till now. Well, it seems like purple foods are good for us and we should be eating lots more of it. Phenolics or polyphenols, are phytochemical that […]

What Works?

 July 17, 2019

We have a tendency to self treat when relief is needed, but before this is done you need to consult with your doctor or pharmacist before trying any home remedy.  Every drug or herb works differently so if you take prescription, over-the-counter meds, or go to the health food store, keep in mind that many […]

Some Carbs To Live Longer

 July 16, 2019

Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer for Live Science, gives some information that eating some carbs, but not too many, could help us live longer according to a new study.    We hear of high carbs and low carbs, but medium carbs is something new! A large study is suggesting that eating carbohydrates in moderation may be best […]

Odd Medicine of 2018

 July 15, 2019

We always hear of weird or odd things happening to other people but we never think certain things could happen to us. There were case reports during 2018 describing conditions of individual patients that can help doctors better understand rare diseases or spot unusual signs of common conditions.  Some of the strangest cases reported from […]

Raised Cancer Risks With Certain Hair Products

 July 3, 2019

There is now new research that finds women who use hair dye or chemical relaxers might have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  This particular study was led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and has been published in the journal Carcinogenesis.  Breast cancer starts in breast cells and is the […]

Oh, That Jet Lag!

 July 1, 2019

Sara G. Miller, a staff writer for Live Science, composed an article giving us a heads up on recovering from jet lag. Deep inside our brains is our biological clock.  It may be possible to reset it by targeting certain cells in our eyes, according to a new study.  This may lead to the development […]

Odd Things That Raise Cancer Risk

 June 30, 2019

The normal things we hear regarding what raises the risk of cancer is not to smoke, slather on sunscreen along with others, such as skipping red meat, getting vaccinated against HPV and steering clear of air pollution if possible.  There are others that can raise the risk as well but get a lot less attention. […]