Kidney Trouble Could Surprise You If You Are On Heartburn Drugs

Kidney Trouble Could Surprise You If You Are On Heartburn DrugsPeople taking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors—Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, and Protonix—may not be aware of kidney damage linked to the medications, research suggests.

Could A Bored Brain Predict Teen Drug Abuse?

bored teenager 02 26There’s no easy way to predict which teenager will become a problem drug user. While certain personality traits—impulsiveness for example—may signal danger, not every adolescent fits the description.

What Happens If You Treat Your Body With Respect?

Your Body Is A Valuable & Irreplaceable ObjectWhen you respect your body, you are in partnership with it. Treat your body as a structure worthy of respect and it will respond in kind. Abuse or ignore it and it will break down...

Can A Dying Patient Be A Healthy Person?

Can A Dying Patient Be A Healthy Person?The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer.

How Chronic Stress Could Be Making You Fat

How Chronic Stress Could Be Making You FatThe world is getting fatter and it’s making us sicker. But could rising stress levels be playing an important role in our growing waistlines?

If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?

If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats.

Why More Time Walking Means Less Time In Hospital

Why More Time Walking Means Less Time In HospitalIn my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health while many their age have succumbed to various chronic diseases.

Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?

Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years.

The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Nap

The Pros And Cons Of Taking A NapCatnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short sleeps are gaining acceptance.

Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral PalsyCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting more than 17 million people worldwide. The condition results when there is an injury to the developing brain that goes on to affect a child’s movement and posture...

Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths

Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US DeathsThe proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows.

Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads

Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s SpreadsA new study with worms may help explain how diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spread in the brain. Sometimes when neurons dispose of toxic waste, neighboring cells get sick.

Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking

Why Sitting Is Not The New SmokingSitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.

How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength

How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle StrengthOne of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from your diet, which are essential for the development of healthy bones.

Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?

Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide and the second biggest killer in the UK. However, most cases of heart disease can be prevented by managing risk factors.

Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy

Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean UnhealthySelf-proclaimed “weight loss hypnosis master” Steve Miller has announced a campaign to see all overweight NHS staff wearing badges that read “I’m fat, but I’m losing it”.

Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier YouAre you stressed-out, overweight, overworked, uninspired, or plagued by negative emotions? Don't worry — anyone can achieve greater health and happiness by trying out some new behaviors and attitudes, and working at it step-by-step. Here are nine proven ways to get there.

Do Cold Showers Actually Cool You Down?

cold shower 2 13It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down?

Weight Loss Often Follows Divorce For Older Women

Weight Loss Often Follows Divorce For Older WomenThere have been lots of studies on marriage that focus on younger women, so researchers wanted to take a closer look at the health effects of marriage and divorce on older women.

Are Women's Painful Period Cramps Normal?

Are Women's Painful Period Cramps Normal?The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others.

Do Emotions Play A Role in Cancer Resistance and Cancer Survival?

Do Emotions Play A Role in Cancer Resistance and Cancer Survival?Under emotional distress, the brain may signal the adrenal glands to produce chemicals called corticosteroids. Cancer-related processes are accelerated in the presence of these chemicals. Certain cancers have also been associated with distressing life events.

Do Faith and Prayer Strengthen Your Immune System?

Do Faith and Prayer Strengthen Your Immune System?Healing can include dramatic, sudden physical cures, but is not confined to the 'miraculous' or the spectacular. Perhaps for most people, the healing power of faith involves a healing of the mind and emotions, the intangible spirit, and of relationships with others.

Here's What Actually Does Work For Back Pain

Here's What Actually Does Work For Back PainHow’s your back? About a quarter of Australia’s population experience a back pain episode at any point in time, and nearly all of us (around 85%) will have at least one lifetime experience with back pain.

Why We Lose Our Hearing And Vision As We Age

Why We Lose Our Hearing And Vision As We Age

As the baby boomer generation begins to age, the prevalence of both eye and ear disease will rise exponentially, as there is a strong correlation between vision loss, hearing loss and ageing.

What Is A Balanced Diet Anyway?

What Is A Balanced Diet Anyway?I was recently asked: If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?

Are Over-the-counter Painkillers A Waste Of Money?

Are Over-the-counter Painkillers A Waste Of Money?Simple painkillers (such as aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen) are widely bought over the counter and prescribed by doctors. But the stark truth is that most of these medicines don’t work very well.

The Battle Between Who We Are and Who We Want to Be

Who Is In Charge? You or Chocolate?Many of us do things we wish we would not do. We may compulsively eat sugary or fatty things, drink too much alcohol, become a zombie in front of the TV, or whatever. We may judge ourselves as “weak” or “lacking in willpower”, because of this. Maybe we...

How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women

How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women

Planned Parenthood has allowed generations of low-income women to survive childbirth, to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to plan their pregnancies.

How Is It Possible To Just Think Pain Away?

How It's Possible To Just Think Pain AwayPleasure and pain are always coming and going, fluctu­ating to and fro, sometimes only five minutes apart, doing “their thing” to this flesh-and-bone vehicle, inspiring all kinds of crazy thoughts in our thinking organ—the brain.

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control You

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control YouMore than a half-million people have lost over 5 million pounds by learning to conquer their food cravings. For many people, food choices have little to do with physical hunger. Instead, they are driven by an emotional hunger and they eat to satisfy some kind of longing.

How To Fix Dietary Guidelines So They Actually Work

How To Fix Dietary Guidelines So They Actually WorkDietary guidelines come under a lot of fire. They have been accused of not being based on evidence, not being environmentally sustainable and being out of touch with nutritional science. They also fail to change people’s eating habits, as shown in Australia and the US.

Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Probably, But Not Because They're Vegetarian

steak vs carrot 2 2In the past few years, you may have noticed more and more people around you turning away from meat. At dinner parties or family barbecues, on your social media feed or in the news, vegetarianism and its more austere cousin, veganism, are becoming increasingly popular.

The Argument For And Against Preventative Medicine

The Argument For And Against Preventative MedicinePreventative medicine has long used drugs to prevent the onset of disease. Those with symptoms such as high blood sugar or pressure are often diagnosed with the “pre-condition”, such as prediabetes or prehypertension, if their symptoms haven’t yet reached the levels which define the disease.

Why The Fish We Eat Could Soon Be Eating More Mercury

Why The Fish We Eat Could Soon Be Eating More MercuryA highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton—tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain—if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, according to a new study.

What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?

What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?“Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice from patients, with 10 to 30% of people experiencing it.

5 Common Myths About The Aging Brain And Body

5 Common Myths About The Aging Brain And BodyThe world’s population is ageing. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the population they represent. However, there are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.

How Lack Of Health Insurance Encourages Other Social Ills

How Lack Of Health Insurance Encourages Other Social IllsDismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan is projected to increase the nation’s uninsured population by 18 million in the first year after repeal and by 32 million in 2026, according to recent estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Can Burnt Food Give You Cancer?

Can Burnt Food Give You Cancer?If you’re offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It’s commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer.

How Do You Know If You're Obsessed With Your Health?

How Do You Know If You're Obsessed With Your Health?Most of us worry about our health at some point. You may notice a new symptom or change in your body and become convinced it’s a sign of a horrible illness; a loved one might become ill and you might worry it may also happen to you.

Color Therapy in the Ancient World and the Middle Ages

Color Therapy in the Ancient World and the Middle AgesMost living things appear to be vitalized by the bright reds, oranges, and yellows of daylight -- and calmed and rejuvenated by the blues, indigos, and violets of the night. The origins of healing with color can be traced back to the mythology of Ancient Egypt and Greece.

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An Injury

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An InjuryIn January, many of us strive to be stronger, lighter, faster versions of ourselves. It is also the busiest time of the year for physiotherapists.

Can Good Fat Boost Your Fitness Level?

salmon 1 23Fish oil supplements may seem like a relatively recent health fad but they have actually been produced in the UK on a large scale since 1935

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of Sushi

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of SushiThat spicy tuna roll you order at your favorite sushi restaurant may not be tuna at all. Scientists say as much as half of nine types of fish sold in sushi restaurants they sampled may be mislabeled, despite tougher laws and increased media scrutiny in recent years.

Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms?

Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms? An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a fatty substance called myelin in the nerves.

How To Achieve Health And Fitness With Minimal Exercise

How To Achieve Health And Fitness With Minimal ExerciseWhen it comes to exercise, if there was a way to get more health benefits by doing less, then it’s likely a lot of people would be interested. This is probably the reason that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) gets a lot of attention.

Why Heart Failure Is Not As Common A Death As Reports Imply

Why Heart Failure Is Not As Common A Death As Reports ImplyWhen George Michael died last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure. While they are all related to each other, “heart failure”, “heart attack” and “sudden cardiac arrest” are not synonyms.

Is Snoring Anything To Worry About?

Snorers may be banished from the bedroom, disrupting intimate relationships. restlessglobetrotter/flickr, CC BYThere’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter.

How Wearable Devices Are Reinventing Our Cities As Open-air Gyms

How Wearable Devices Are Reinventing Our Cities As Open-air GymsWhen Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, arguably the “father of gymnastics” and the inventor of the horizontal and parallel bars, opened his first gym (or Turnplatz) in 1811, he decided to locate it outdoors in Berlin.

Anxiety Can Lead Men To Overtreat Prostate Cancer

Anxiety Can Lead Men To Overtreat Prostate CancerThe anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers report.

Some Sane Self-Talk About The Body

Some Sane Self Talk About The BodyThe reality for most of us is that sometimes the body does hurt. We can make it a lot easier for our bodies to do their wonderful job if we could just get ourselves out of the way.

How To Use Sonic Sounds for Healing Yourself and the Planet

How To Use Sonic Sounds for Healing Yourself and the PlanetSound is third-dimensional. When the angels add their energy to sound it becomes a fast-frequency sonic emitted for specific high-vibrational purposes. We may not be able to hear it because it is beyond our auditory range and our understanding of it is limited but it has a powerful effect.

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old Age

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old AgeAmid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing.

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes.

Is Weekend Warrior Exercise Good For You?

Is Weekend Warrior Exercise Good For You?There is no doubt that physical activity is good for you, but the optimal amount remains a topic of debate. The universally accepted recommendation is that we do at least...

Why Heart Attacks Are More Common In January

Why Heart Attacks Are More Common In JanuaryCardiovascular deaths around the world, such as heart attacks and strokes, peak in January. Why this is the case has baffled scientists for some time, but new evidence is starting to unravel the mystery.

Is It High Time to Stop Disliking Your Body?

It's Time to Stop Disliking Your BodyOne of my students became very disciplined in journaling with her Divine, and one day she said to me, “I’m so surprised. Continually the guidance I am getting is to drink water, take a nap, go for a walk, eat my vegetables, and give myself a big hug! I feel like my Divine is my grandmother!”

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