Are you confused about coffee? It’s more popular than ever but there are conflicting reports all over the Internet. Some health professionals urge us to avoid coffee because of its health risks, while others recommend coffee for its health benefits. No wonder we’re so confused! Which is it: guilty pleasure or health booster? In this week’s blog, we take an in depth look at coffee - the good, the bad, and the not so ugly facts.
You probably didn’t start drinking coffee for its health benefits. But health benefits are certainly a great reason to continue! Here are the top ten reasons to … [Read More...]
Are you tired? Sick? Tired of being sick? Do you have problems remembering or concentrating? Do you suffer from migraines, muscle cramps, numbness and tingling and/or insomnia? Toxic mold could be making you sick.
Within your home, your workplaces, and even in some of our foods may be lurking something so small—but so toxic—and it may be causing these and other seemingly unrelated health problems.
The ugly truth about toxic mold
I recently had the opportunity to view “Moldy”, a documentary by Dave Asprey that exposes the dirty truth about how mold and the mycotoxins that it produces are … [Read More...]
It’s been long known that over-the-counter drugs come with a long list of potential side effects. In fact, overdose on acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, is the number one cause of permanent liver damage. Many people are unable to take aspirin, as it is hard on the stomach and can cause stomach ulcers. So, they often reach for non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) instead because, for a long time, they seemed to be a safer alternative. But are they really?
New warnings - are over the counter drugs safe?
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA.gov) released an … [Read More...]
Technology is a wonderful thing. Thanks to technology, you can connect with people and access information effectively and efficiently like we never could before! But do we, as a society, suffer from technology overload?
I see it daily: people checking their email in my waiting room; people on social media; kids playing on their electronic gadgets at the restaurant or on planes. And, while technology has brought us a great deal of convenience in access to timely information and entertainment, does it come to a cost to our health?
This is your brain on electronics
According to … [Read More...]
The latest trend to hit the beverage aisle comes in pocket-sized packs of super-concentrated syrups that are marketed to enhance your water. This trend is doing so well that sales are skyrocketing and it is expected that it will be a $1 billion international market this year! But are these flavor enhancers really all they are cracked up to be, or do they come to a cost not only to our pocketbooks, but also to our health?
Flavored Water Enhancers, What’s in a squirt?
Nutritionally, these products often have no calories. Sounds good, right? You be the judge. Here is the ingredient list in … [Read More...]
According to a 2014 study, Viagra and other similar drugs prescribed for male erectile dysfunction (ED) may increase the risk for malignant melanoma. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in these drugs, works by inhibiting PDE5A and increasing nitric oxide production. Low expression of PDE5A is known to increase the invasiveness of melanoma cells. Primary care physicians who prescribe these drugs are encouraged to check their patients’ face, scalp, ear and neck during check ups to ensure early detection.
Although there is some controversy regarding the claims of an increased risk for melanoma … [Read More...]