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Six Measures of Heart Health

As a follow-up to my outline of the three most important determinants of cardiovascular health, this post reviews six reliable measures of how healthy your heart is. Read more

 

Why Singing is Good for Your Health

Looking for a fun way to get and stay healthy?

Try singing on a regular basis.

But not any old singing will do. The kind of singing that will provide you with significant health benefits has to come from deep inside your chest, even from your abdomen. Read more

 

Designed to Heal

When looking to overcome a specific health challenge, for most of us, the tendency is to look for a remedy - some pill, cream, or perhaps a liquid that we can drink - that will fix our problem right up. Read more

 

A Sick Health Care System

Originally published on September 23, 2006

One of the main goals that I have for this web site is to encourage our readers to learn how to be their own best doctors. Read more

 

Healthy Foods that Promote Deep Sleep

If you're following sound advice on how to get a good night's rest, and still having trouble sleeping soundly, you may want to try eating a bedtime snack that combines a concentrated dietary source of tryptophan with a healthy carbohydrate-rich food. Read more

 

Dental Health Matters

The following excerpts on toothpastes and preventing tooth decay are from How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic-Free Preventive Dentistry, by David Kennedy, Doctor of Dental Surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Kennedy for giving us permission to share this valuable information with our readers.

Toothpastes: Do They Help? Read more

 

How to Quickly Boost Mental Alertness and Energy with Acupressure

One of the first points that I learned about during my education in contemporary medical acupuncture was GV-26, also known as Governing Vessel 26.

GV-26 is also called Shui Gou, and is traditionally used as a first-aid revival point due to its effectiveness in restoring consciousness and mental alertness after a person has fainted or become extremely weak. Read more

 

Why Sleeping in Darkness is Important to Your Health

Female night shift workers have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than the rest of the female population. An interesting study in the December 1, 2005 issue of Cancer Research provides new information that might partly explain why this is.

Researchers found that sleeping for several hours in nighttime darkness promotes a healthy blood level of a hormone called melatonin, which can significantly suppress the growth and proliferation of breast tumours. Read more

 

Questions and Answers on Vitamin D

What follows are answers to three of the most common questions that I received in response to my post on How to Make Sure that You Are Getting Enough Vitamin D for Your Best Health

Q. Won't regularly getting sunlight on my skin increase my risk of melanoma? Read more

 

Cleansing Your Body

The beginning of every new year is high season for cleansing. Be it new goals, renewed hopes, or just an overwhelming desire to feel healthier and more energetic, the reasons are many for wanting to unload accumulated toxins and extraneous adipose tissue. Read more

 

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