Health Tip Archive

Enhance Your Health

  • Roundup

    A very popular brand of weed killer that is found in every hardware store, and garden and farm supply store is “Round up”. Scientists have said for years that not only are the active chemicals contained in Round-Up dangerous to the environment (as it pollutes and contaminates our soil and vegetation), but it is also harmful to humans.... Read more »

  • Organic Foods

    One of the strongest selling points for eating organic food is the fact that doing so can significantly lower your exposure to pesticides and other harmful chemicals used in conventional agriculture. Both the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and a US Endocrine Society task force warn... Read more »

  • Weight Loss

    Over the years, as a former competitive bodybuilder, powerlifter and elite level rugby player, I have used my body as tool to perform at a higher level in sports. For some sports I weighed as much as 237 lbs and as low as 200 lbs for others. In general, I usually maintained an average weight of 215lbs. Once my high level competitive sports years ended... Read more »

  • Fiber

    Dietary fiber (found in vegetables, fruits and grains) is a type of carbohydrate that the body can't digest.  Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate... Read more »

  • Change of Season

    As the seasons change and the weather turns from warm to colder, the days get shorter with less health boosting sunshine.  In a pre-emptive strike on the cold and flu season, now is the time to pay attention to your body’s immune system needs.  It is time to pay attention to what is needed to enhance... Read more »

  • Sugar

    Being overweight (no pun intended) is a huge problem. Obesity, 30 or more pounds over your ideal weight, is the leading contributor to ill health and disease in the entire countrty.

    People rightly think that smoking is bad for you... Read more »

  • Artificial Sweeteners

    The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn't true. Research has repeatedly shown that artificially sweetened "diet" foods and beverages tend to stimulate your appetite, increase cravings for carbs, and stimulate fat storage and weight gain.... Read more »

  • Deoderant

    The underarm are is one of the most sensitive areas in the body (it is the go to ticklish spot for kids trying to tickle parents!). The underarm area is also where we tend to have the most perspiration come out of our bodies when we are over heated. The defense for sweaty, smelly armpits is underarm deoderant. We use deoderant to keep our underarms dry and block offensive odors.

    The problem is that all deoderants... Read more »

  • Heart

    I recently came across an article concerning heart attacks. In the article written by Thomas Cowan, M.D., he sites research that says that most heart attacks are likely caused by an imbalance in your central nervous system (CNS) and your autonomic (or unconscious) nervous system (ANS), which controls the function of our internal organs. He goes on to say that bypass surgery provides minimal benefit for most people... Read more »

  • Acetaminophen and Pregnancy

    Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers in the United States, including among pregnant women. Research published in the journal American Family Physician even called acetaminophen "the pain reliever of choice during pregnancy," and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data suggest 65 percent of pregnant women use the drug. Acetaminophen was most commonly used to treat pain, fever and flu symptoms among pregnant women... Read more »

  • Drinking Enough Water

    If you think that you have a bit of a problem drinking enough water on a daily basis, you are probably right. Even worse is the lack of water that is occurring with children.

    According to recent statistics that I have found on the internet, more than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance... Read more »