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When snoring means something more serious…

cancer, sleepWhen you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, taking a toll on our health care system. The agency has increased its surveillance … Read More

When your body needs an energy boost

ENERGY, HEALTH TIPS, NATURALHave you ever found yourself on an energy slump in the afternoon and reaching for a quick fix? Maybe your mind has wandered to the idea of a triple espresso, a Red Bull or a seemingly innocent “energy boosting” health drink.

You wouldn’t be the first one in desperate need of a jump start as the day wanes … Read More

This common indulgence poison for many seniors

liver, alcohol, healthNo one likes to think they can be swayed by advertizing. I’m just as smart and skeptical about product claims as the next girl, but sometimes those subliminal messages that are everywhere have us sold before we know it – hook, line and sinker.

An expensive pair of shoes or face cream is one thing, but when something … Read More

Popular diet drinks setting you up for heart disease?

diet, healthFirst thing in the morning, my brother-in-law has to have his diet soda. Roll out of bed, head to fridge and guzzle. I’ve been advised, when visiting their house, not to try to engage him in conversation before he has finished at least half his 20-ounce bottle. It’s true. He’s a friendly, down-to-earth guy with a smart sense … Read More

The one daily pill that fights deadly illness

cancer, preventionThere has been a lot of talk for and against the use of aspirin over the years. You have likely heard about an aspirin a day recommended for prevention of heart attack and, of course, for proven pain relief.

But could the popular painkiller have a role in cancer prevention as well?

A new study indicates that long-term … Read More

These common food combinations could be making you sick

digestion, proteinIt is very common to eat several different food groups together when we eat our meals.

Most of us are trying to make an effort to balance our diet by including protein, fruits and vegetables, and grains and other good starches. However, striking the right balance can be tricky.

There are certain foods that digest very differently and … Read More

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