Articles relating to 'health tips'

4 surprising ways to treat your cold this season

cold and flu, congestion, health tips, natural, treatment, cold and fluWith cold and flu season upon us, it almost seems inevitable that you’ll catch something this time of year.

From pesky sniffles to sore throats, to feeling so ill you don’t even want to leave your bed, a virus can really take a toll.

You might see your doctor, but antibiotics can’t be prescribed because they only work … 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

5 old wives’ tales put to the test

health tips, treamentCalling something an “old wives’ tale” isn’t usually seen as a compliment – rather, it’s meant to be dismissive.

But considering how long some of these tales have endured, perhaps there is something to them after all. You may have heard these from your own mother or grandmother way back when…

Here are five popular health tips that … Read More

The Health Risk Your Chicken Is Exposing You To

183607042What if the popular chicken breast at your grocery store could leave you with a serious case of food poisoning?

Approximately 48 million people suffer from food poisoning each year in the United States and about 3,000 die each year from complications of food poisoning.

Food poisoning can occur when you consume food that is contaminated with bacteria; … Read More

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Actually Do

186589220The bubbly is being passed around (and around), the confetti’s in the air and the party noisemakers are squawking. It’s New Year’s Eve and you’re caught up in the moment of nostalgic joy – ringing in the new year, wiping out past transgressions and making a fresh start. Out come the New Year’s proclamations: “I’m going to lose … Read More

How Familiar Are You With Your Medications?

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The United States is on drugs.

It’s almost unbelievable how many people in the U.S. currently take prescription drugs – as many as 70 percent, according to the Mayo Clinic.

That means that nearly 220 million people around the country have prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets, alongside the band-aids and sunscreen. And when you include over-the-counter medications, you … Read More

How You Can Protect Yourself From the Newest Bird Flu Outbreak

With the increasing number of deaths in China from the latest  H7N9 avian (bird) flu, people around the world are becoming tense once again when it comes to travel or crowded areas.  Although it hasn’t made its way to North America yet, people are being advised to follow certain flu prevention health tips to minimize the risk of … Read More

Is Laundry Killing Your Immune System?

It is a common practice; drying laundry inside. Millions of North Americans hang their clothing indoors, especially in the winter months, but it turns out it can be bad for our health.

There is nothing like the clean, fresh smell of fabric that has dried in the open breeze in the back yard. Hanging the clothes outside to … Read More

Is Your Alcohol Intake Killing Your Liver?

Many people regularly drink alcohol and never develop a drinking problem.  However, this isn’t the case for everyone.  Many people do develop drinking problems and become dependent on alcohol. If you’ve ever questioned if you have a drinking problem, you more than likely do.

And if friends or family seem concerned about your drinking, you should seriously consider … Read More

Health Tips if You Want to Live Over 100

Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein was first published in 1818.  In this world-renowned classic, Dr. Frankenstein tries to carry out his dream of extending life by restoring body parts of the dead. His plan backfires and he creates a monster. This fictitious character’s quest seems so far-fetched, but the desire to create ever-lasting life may not be so out … Read More

Is it Too Late for Your Liver?

 liverThe liver is one of the major organs of the body that is responsible for the removal of toxins that may be present in the body.  Organ damage in the form of cirrhosis generally occurs when an individual is engaged in excessive alcohol consumption, mainly through the destruction of cells.  Every human being cannot survive without a liverRead More

Causes of Body Odor You Don’t Expect

health tipsControlling body odor is considered as one of the most important health tips because it reflects the capacity of an individual to maintain cleanliness.  Body odor may also indicate the presence of a medical condition that decreases a person’s ability to control physiologic activities that emit a body smell.  General health tips on living a healthy lifestyle often … Read More

How to Know if You Smell

immune systemWorrying that you have an unpleasant body odor can negatively affect your self esteem.   The last thing that you need to be worried about when you’re at work or out with friends is a nagging thought that you smell a little “funny”.  Learn about the ways to determine if you smell, as well as the causes, treatment and … Read More

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