You may roll your eyes at the old saying, but apples have big health benefits that we should all be taking advantage of. Apples are one of the most widely available fruit globally, and over time, many different cultures have prized them for their health and medicinal properties. Could this popular supermarket fruit actually be the world’s most overlooked superfood? […]
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Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. the most effective way to get it is to expose your body to appropriate levels of sunshine throughout the year. However, most of us live in areas where this is not possible. Additionally, people are afraid of getting melanoma, or skin cancer, from the sun. Many of us end up taking […]
Sore throats are inconvenient at best and excruciatingly painful at worse. They always are impossible to ignore. When your throat is sore, you can’t eat right, and every swallow of water or food hurts. Sore throats are generally symptoms of other illnesses. There are several different types of sore throats. The first and most common type is from the common […]
Losing weight is never easy, as anyone who has ever tried to can attest. The amount of discipline, willpower and motivation it requires is truly something. However, there may be something that is even harder to do than losing the weight – keeping it off in the long term. Researchers on diet and obesity have been long searching for answers […]
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 43% of Americans consume calcium supplements daily without much thought as to whether there are side effects. Additionally, half of all women over age 60 take these supplements to prevent or treat osteoporosis. It seems to be a common mistake for Americans to believe that more is always better […]
Those of us who have suffered from any kind of back pain before know how consuming the pain can be. It can be very debilitating and prevent us from enjoying our lives fully. However, lower back pain is not always cause for urgent concern, and is not typically very difficult to treat. The most important thing when dealing with lower […]
Over 300,000 people in the US each year have to get emergency care for kidney stones. If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know… the pain from passing one is as bad or worse as giving birth to a baby. Kidney stones are no minor inconvenience. They can really cause great aggravation and trauma. But what if there was […]