A Day Without Microbes

A world without bacteria may seem ideal at first. But the more we think about it, the more we realize that we cannot live without microbes.

There would be no food poisoning, no diarrhea, no coughs and colds, no sore throats, no tuberculosis, no cholera, no small pox, no polio, no sexually transmitted diseases. There would be no decay. Foods would [Read more…]

Anti-Aging

Aging is a complex process associated with the accumulation of damage, loss of function and increased vulnerability to disease. The goal of all medicine and especially longevity science, is to enable people to be younger for longer. The best way to prevent disease is to have a strong immune system and maintain a healthy lifestyle. [Read more…]

The importance of beneficial bacteria for a healthy baby

Doctors have long known that infants who are breast-fed contract fewer infections than those who are given formula. Humans are born extremely immature, with the major organs and immune system not fully developed.

For its survival the infant depends on an extraordinary well-adapted evolutionary strategy shared by all mammals, breast-feeding. But what [Read more…]

Micro-Light and Anti-Aging

microlight-1Anti-Aging is either slowing the aging process or finding ways to reverse it. Science now tells us that

this is in fact possible without cosmetic surgery, needles, discomfort and down time. To truly benefit

from slowing down the aging process we need to look at [Read more…]

Are we missing something in asthma treatment?

More than 15 million American suffer from asthma, with more than 5000 deaths annually from severe asthma attacks. With all the advancements in medical knowledge and technology, are we missing something in asthma treatment?

There are a number of triggers that can bring on an asthma attack, which is characterized by wheezing and a shortness of breath, or coughing and chest tightness. [Read more…]

Burnout syndrome – the final stage of exhaustion and how you can help minimize its symptoms

The final stage of exhaustion is where burnout syndrome becomes the most obvious. It’s possible to become too fatigued to sleep, because sleep takes energy and it’s possible to become so exhausted it offers little relief.

One of the most common ailments reported to doctors is chronic exhaustion, but burnout syndrome is a form of exhaustion that won’t [Read more…]

How to silence hypertension

As a leading cause of cardiovascular problems, hypertension has been called the “Silent Killer”. Elevated blood pressure can cause all types of medical issues and more than 95% of cases may have unknown causes. Learning how to silence hypertension may involve dietary and lifestyle changes. [Read more…]

Migraines vs. Headaches

When people speak of headaches and migraines, they often fail to realize that the two actually represent two different conditions. Migraines represent a much more serious problem than your average tension headache. While regular headaches occur throughout most of the human population, those afflicted with migraines face a particularly painful problem. [Read more…]

Hypothyroidism: an unsuspected cause of fatigue and obesity

An unsuspecting cause of fatigue and obesity could be hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland is underperforming, the deficiency can lead to other symptoms or conditions, including hypoglycemia, hypertension, depression, arthritis, insomnia and heart attack. Fatigue and obesity may be the most common complaints, but few medical doctors immediately detect hypothyroidism, as the cause. [Read more…]

Solving the migraine headache puzzle

To sufferers of painful headaches, which may be disabling or severely painful, solving the migraine headache puzzle is foremost on their mind. Understanding the difference between tension headaches and migraine headaches, along with their causes, can be the first place to start, when it comes to relieving them. [Read more…]

The best treatment for acid reflux is prevention

Many people blame heartburn on various foods and avoiding these foods can be part of acid reflux prevention. On the other hand, there may be other causes for this painful chest discomfort, which can yield symptoms resembling a heart attack. Chest pain, stomach cramps and pains or asthma and nocturnal coughing, could be related to acid [Read more…]

Time to Heal

Can it be true that time heals all wounds? Sounds simple, but does it work? Is it time or is it what you do with this time that heals?

Cuts, scrapes, burns and broken bones will heal, often on their own – but what about trauma and emotional wounds? This damage can be caused by a variety of conditions and may involve a single experience or an ongoing series of events that completely overwhelm the individual’s [Read more…]

Weight-loss

dreamstime_m_57081121-sTo lose weight one must obviously consume fewer calories than are expended. However to specifically target fat loss other factors must be taken into consideration along with a program to maintain this weight-loss. The body has three sources of energy from which to draw to meet its metabolic needs: carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fats) and proteins. [Read more…]

Managing stress with Biofeedback

“Reducing stress” and “bio-feedback therapy” are words often used in the same sentence. Stress may occur from environmental exposure, toxins, allergies, mental-emotional issues, obesity or aging, to name a few.

Stress is first and foremost a necessary part of our lives. Without it, boredom sets in, yet too much can be overwhelming at times. Hans Seyle, a pioneer in stress research defines stress as “the non-specific [Read more…]

Leptin and Obesity

One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning to be understood.

Overweight people often suffer from gross malnutrition because the nutritional values of the basic foods available to us have been steadily dropping. Excessive caloric intake from too many processed white [Read more…]

Let food be your medicine

“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Hippocrates 377-460 BC

Even today our health would be greatly improved if we would follow these guidelines. The art of eating foods for their medicinal value dates back more than 5000 years. Food and herbs were eaten because of [Read more…]

Ten Rules for Better Health

Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is declining, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help

(1)  Set realistic goals and expectations. They are your choice. (2) Replace sodas and soft drinks with plain water or herbal teas. A single 12 ounce can of soda has as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. [Read more…]