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Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds

For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, tap water may be what the doctor ordered. A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of … Continue reading

Will this Spring Really Bring the Worst Pollen Season Ever? Again?

It’s deja vu all over again as you turn on the evening news and hear, “It’s the worst pollen season ever!” You think, “Again?” But what you really want to know is how the pollen season will affect your allergy symptoms, and what you can do to ease your suffering. … Continue reading

Let it go: Reaction to stress more important than its frequency

How you perceive and react to stressful events is more important to your health than how frequently you encounter stress, according to health researchers from Penn State and Columbia University. It is known that stress and negative emotions can increase the risk of heart disease, but the reasons why are … Continue reading

High Levels of Intense Exercise May Be Unhealthy for the Heart

There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm). A review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology explores current controversies and makes the case … Continue reading

Fat cells outlive skinny ones

Cells with higher fat content outlive lean cells, says a new study from Michigan State University. This study has implications for larger organisms, such as humans, as the results support the phenomenon known as the “obesity paradox.” This concept shows that overweight people have the lowest all-cause mortality rates while … Continue reading

Magnesium Improves Metabolic Markers

Dietary magnesium may help to lower elevated glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), elevated systolic blood pressure, and elevated C-reactive protein.. Magnesium is a mineral with a major role in the metabolism of glucose, the production of cellular energy, and the manufacture of protein.   A research team led by Yanni Papanikolaou (France), and … Continue reading

New Research Shows Natural Progesterone Can Help Treat Breast Cancer (Part 2)

This article is republished courtesy of The Official Website of John R. Lee, M.D. If you missed part one of the article, read it here. A Recipe for Beating (and Preventing) Breast Cancer The latest research on natural progesterone and breast cancer clearly indicates how important it is for women to maintain healthy, … Continue reading

What Is a Healthy Posture and How to Maintain It

Modern lifestyle factors, such as texting, reaching for your keyboard or wearing high heels, can create postural stressors that often cause muscle imbalances and injury. Having good posture is essential for good health; however, understanding what good posture is and maintaining it are hard. “When some people try to work … Continue reading

Could Your Relationship Use More Oxytocin?

Many over time have argued that monogamy is “unnatural,” but modern science is actually painting a very different story. In fact, it seems that we may be hardwired for monogamous relationships after all, and oxytocin, otherwise known as the “love hormone,” may have something to do with it. So, in … Continue reading

Testosterone treatment improves sexual activity, walking and mood in older men

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, but prior studies of the effects of administering testosterone to older men have been inconclusive. Now, research shows that testosterone treatment for men over 65 improves sexual function, walking ability and mood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of … Continue reading