Health

“A friend=new world”

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  – Anais Nin Be a friend today.   Improving your health one helpful deed at a time. Good friends improve heart energy, endorphins the feel good hormones […]

“Step up to the new Food Plate?”

The old question What’s on your plate has taken on new meaning today with the unveiling of the new Food Plate image that will replace the food pyramid. Government (USDA) hopes that Americans who found  following the dietary guidelines of the food pyramid challenging will step up to the plate and eat healthier now. It’s […]

“Pesticides and Parkinson’s disease”

Researchers at UCLA announced they had discovered a linked Parkinson’s disease to two chemicals commonly sprayed on crops to fight pests. For farmers who constantly work with pesticides and for people living near where farm fields the risk for Parkinson’s disease increased by 75 percent. The three culprits are fungicide maneb, the herbicide paraquat and […]

“Afraid of big bad wolf -diet soda?”

Research results reported at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles People who drank diet soda daily had a 61 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who drank no soda, even when accounting for smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and calories consumed per day.”This study suggests that diet soda […]

“Acetaminophen isn’t free from cardio risk”

Acetaminophen may raise blood pressure For people with cardiovascular disease who need relief from aches and pains, acetaminophen (Tylenol and its generic cousins) has long been touted as a “safer” alternative to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. See list of current products containing acetaminophen click here. Other side effects of acetaminophen include […]

“Death by worms”

The hookworm, the whipworm and the spiral threadworm cause mortality and death  to one billionpeople across the globe New parasitic worm discovery could help 1 billion people worldwide. Scientists have discovered why some people may be protected from harmful parasitic worms naturally while others cannot in what could lead to new therapies for up to […]

“Fighting for quality school eats”

Concerned about the obesity of our children, the battle starts here, in their school’s cafeteria. If you’ve been wondering where Season 2 of the Food Revolution had gone on ABC do not fear the show is taking a short break following the recent positive events in the Food Revolution in L.A . Looking forward to […]

“A recipe for a quality life”

It is about Quality in buying food, preparation, companions,work and service = quality life 75 per cent of Americans are focused on eating more whole grains What is a whole grain? A whole grain is a grain unprocessed and straight from Mother Nature. They include: amaranth, barley, brown rice, bulgar wheat, couscous, millet, oatmeal, popcorn […]

“Optimum vitamin D level above 50 ng/ml”

Make it or take it vitamin D level over 50 ng/ml Professor Hollis is the scientist who provided the best reason to keep your vitamin D level around 50 ng/ml.  Some scientists say 20 ng/ml is good enough because parathyroid hormone (PTH) is pretty much suppressed with levels of 20, other scientists say levels should […]

“Tai Chi for heart health n office relaxation”

This gentle, graceful movement form packs serious health benefits for all ages that practice Tai chi daily. It has recently been in the news for its help at improving heart heart and for stress reduction. Many of these exercises can be done sitting at your office desk as well or in a straight back chair […]