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Always being able to sleep is a blessing

Right now, 25 percent of all Americans are regularly taking sleeping pills, with $18 million being spent on prescription drugs and an additional over $600 million spent on over-the-counter pills. Not only do these figures emphasize the seriousness of the insomnia problem but how drug-oriented our society has become. Is it that millions care so

Fried food – Adding calories and fat to your dish

Most people are well aware that fried foods are not good for your waistline or health. Yet, turning down French fries is an act of willpower and strength. The bottom line is that fried foods are high in fat, calories, and usually salt. As a result, consumption of these foods has been linked to obesity

Orange Juice – pros and cons of the breakfast beverage

Orange juice is a breakfast favorite and comes in different varieties. This liquid extract can come from blood oranges, Valencia oranges, navel oranges, tangerine, or clementines. Some types include more pulp than others. Drinking orange juice can be just a beneficial as eating an entire orange, provided it is not loaded with preservatives, sugar, and

Eat right. Live longer

As a vegan for years, the question of where do you get your protein or your calcium or your whatever always comes up. So, where is it acquired? Read on. PROTEIN Nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, bulgur, barley, etc), meat, chicken and fish substitutes, artichokes, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels

The power of oxygen

There is no more precious element on the face of the earth more essential to life itself than oxygen. In addition to being the third most abundant element found in the sun and making up 20% of the earth’s atmosphere, oxygen plays a critical role in the carbon-nitrogen cycle, which is said to give the

Cataracts: Live to see each day

Cloudy, blurry vision might mean you have cataracts. This condition is much more common in older adults, especially those over age 60. Cataracts are the result of protein building up in the eye that is blocking clear vision. Light is not able to pass clearly to the eye. There are four types. The first is

Truth about the common cold

The common cold is probably the most poorly understood health complaint. Most of us look at a cold as an irritating pain in the okole (Hawaiian for butt), caused by some “virus” going around. So what do we do? We direct all of our efforts to eliminate by any means possible and in as short

Everything About Autoimmune Disorders

What are autoimmune disorders? The immune system serves as the body’s defense system against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other foreign bodies. When it detects these foreign bodies, it sends out an army of antibodies that fights them, thus protecting the body from different illnesses and infections. In some cases, the immune system mistakenly detects your

Menopause: The pause to the reproductive hormones

The dreaded term older women dislike hearing. Menopause is an aging obstacle the reproductive hormones are bound to face. Levels of estrogen and progesterone start to lower, which are the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. It is a natural process the female body endures, but one not many are fond of facing. The female

How big can their nose get?

The mainstream media IS now the new “PINOCCHIO”! The mainstream media, not only being a “hooker” for the pharmaceutical industry, regularly reports on the “dangers” of herbal remedies and supplements. But, what is the reported number of people who have died from using herbs and supplements? According to the FDA, between 1993 and 1998, federal,