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How Nutritional Needs Change As You Age

As you age, changes occur in your body that can affect your nutritional needs. The aging process affects the body's absorption of many nutrients. For example, you're less able to absorb nutrients such [more…]

Are You Likely to Gain Too Much Weight?

Eating too much and not exercising enough are the fundamental reasons people gain weight. But genetics, metabolism, and environmental factors explain how large your appetite is and how efficiently your [more…]

Discovering What Reiki Is and Isn't

Reiki is popping up all over the place, but lots of folks are still confused about what Reiki is exactly. In the context here, Reiki is both: [more…]

Measuring Your Abdominal Strength

The strength of your abdominal muscles is usually measured by a crunch test. (This test isn't recommended if you have lower-back problems.)

Place two pieces of masking tape about halfway down the length [more…]

Pinpointing Arthritic Relief with Acupuncture

For thousands of years, healers have known that the "laying on of hands" can have a powerful therapeutic effect on the body. This type of therapy doesn't necessarily cure the disease, but it can help relieve [more…]

Research Suggests Benefits and Risks of Drinking Alcohol

Are there nutrients in alcohol? No, but including alcoholic beverages in your diet has benefits as well as risks. The benefits of alcohol on your health seem to be linked to moderate drinking [more…]

Maximizing the Healing Effects of Exercise

Performing the proper exercises on a regular basis is a vital part of almost any arthritis treatment program. But to gain maximum benefits, you also need to be aware of proper exercise techniques, and [more…]

Fitting Tone-Ups into Your Schedule

Whether your goal is to tone up in 30 days for an event or establish a lifetime commitment to health, scheduling daily ten-minute tone-ups requires time-management skills. [more…]

How Dieting Makes You Hungry

Dieting researchers have found that people with a long history of dieting lose their ability to recognize when they are full after a nutritionally complete meal. Chronic dieters eat or don’t eat based [more…]

Facing the Facts about Esophageal Cancer

Heartburn is common. Esophageal cancer isn't. According to the American Cancer Society, less than 1 percent (0.4 percent to 0.5 percent) of the people with Barrett's esophagus progress to esophageal cancer [more…]

Treating Unstable Angina

When tests reveal that you have narrowing of one, two, or three of the coronary arteries, your physician develops a plan for how best to treat your unstable angina. This plan may include the use of medicines [more…]

Knowing What Tests to Expect for Cancer Treatment

After you've been diagnosed with cancer, tests can provide important information that determines what sort of treatment will work best for you. So roll up your sleeve for that blood test, schedule that [more…]

Ten Secrets for Mastering Power Yoga

To really excel in your Power Yoga practice, you must be humble, have a positive attitude, and discover your connection with the energy you call life. Anyone can practice Power Yoga, have a great time [more…]

Tuning Into the Importance of Rapport

Rapport is like money. You only realise you have a problem when you haven't got enough of it. Rapport is not a technique that you turn on and off at will. It should flow constantly between people. Rule [more…]

Recommended Dietary Allowances Spread Vitamin Needs over Several Days

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) were designed to make planning meals easy. The D in RDA stands for dietary, not daily, because the RDAs are an average. You may get more of a nutrient one day and [more…]

Dietary Supplement Safety: Important Consideration for Your Health

You can stir up a good food fight in any group of nutrition experts simply by asking whether dietary supplements are necessary, economical, or safe. The Food and Drug Administration [more…]

How Cookware Affects Nutrients in Your Food — and Your Health

Your choice of pots can affect the nutrient value of food by adding nutrients to the foods, lowering the natural loss of nutrients during cooking, and actively increasing the loss of nutrients during cooking [more…]

Approaching AD/HD with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system (several thousand years old) of balancing the flow of subtle energies through the body. In the last 30 years or so, the practice has been studied quite extensively [more…]

Debunking Breastfeeding Myths

Our friends and family have good intentions — really. But if they actually listened to some of their own suggestions, even they might question them. When it comes to breastfeeding, the people who have [more…]

Taking Extra Vitamins When You Need Dietary Supplements

The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) protect people with a healthy diet from deficiencies, but sometimes your lifestyle or circumstances mean you need extra vitamins and nutrients in your diet. See [more…]

Acupressure and Reflexology Misconceptions

The healing arts of acupressure and reflexology are often misunderstood or incorrectly represented. Here are a few common fallacies surrounding these practices. [more…]

Vegetarians' Need to Combine Proteins: Myth or Fact?

Although nutritionists once counseled vegetarians to eat complementary proteins to make sure you get proper nutrition, you don’t have to combine foods to get enough protein in a vegetarian diet. [more…]

Catching Up with Your Runny Nose

Although often called hay fever, allergic rhinitis itself doesn't cause a fever. If you do run a temperature while experiencing symptoms that resemble hay fever, you may actually be suffering from a viral [more…]

Enjoying a Safe and Sound Yoga Practice

As you move from one yogic posture to the next, pay attention to the signals taking place between your mind and your body. Do you feel removed from your problems, comfortable and confident with your strength [more…]

Glycine for Helping Wounds Heal and Detoxifying

Glycine is a nonessential amino acid. Dietary sources of this nutrient include fish, meats, beans, and dairy products. It also comes from choline in the liver and the amino acids threonine or serine. Glycine [more…]

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