On April, 2nd 1513 the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León (1460-1521) and his fellow conquistadors landed in what is now known as the state of Florida. Legend has it, he was searching for the "fountain of youth". Obviously, he never found it, but the good news is that scientists have been working hard for decades in search of the “secret formula”.
Despite what you may have heard, overcoming food cravings has nothing to do with willpower
Oxygen, food, and water are the three main things we need to stay alive. If we’re deprived of any of them for a significant period (not very long, when it comes to oxygen), the body and brain have powerful mechanisms that move us to breathe, eat, or drink.
Try out this homemade makeup remover. Not only is it totally natural and safe, but it won’t break the budget. The astringent properties of witch hazel help to tone while the oil will moisturize and pick up dirt. Simply combine the following ingredients in a bottle, and shake until well mixed.
What if in the treatment of depression, physicians quit relying on manipulating brain chemistry with drugs and focused instead on supporting brain chemistry? Based upon the results of a new study with fish oil supplementation conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, it seems that fewer college students would be depressed or need to be on antidepressant drugs.
One of the most healthful additions to a heart healthy diet is ground flaxseeds. This wondrous little seed has played an important part of human history for over 5,000 years. Native to the Mediterranean, flax has been used not only as a food, but also for its fibers, which can be woven into linen cloth. Now most valued for its ability to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer, a new study from the Canadian Center for Agri-Food Research highlights another important effect in promoting cardiovascular health.
The consumption of flavonoid sources such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, dark chocolate, and red wine have all been shown in population studies to be associated with a significantly reduced risk for heart attacks and strokes. For example, data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) II of 93,600 women showed that a combined intake of >3 servings a week of blueberries and strawberries was associated with a 34% decreased risk of having a heart attack compared to those consuming the berries once a month or less.
The scientific term for paraben is alkyl hydroxyl benxoate. Parabens are a commonly used inexpensive preservative that increases shelf life. They are found in a wide variety of body care products and cosmetics. Parabens are even found in food.
Dog lovers no longer have to be concerned about the preservatives used in packaged dog treats. Not only are these homemade treats safer, healthier and more flavorful than their store-bought counterparts, but they are also much easier on the pocketbook. Most people already have nearly all of these ingredients in their pantry, making it simple to whip up a batch anytime.
Bronchitis refers to an infection or irritation of the bronchi—the passageway from the windpipe (trachea) to the lungs. This illness is much more common in the winter, as it usually follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold. Chest, the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, reported in 2006 that “acute bronchitis is one of the most common diagnoses made by primary care clinicians and emergency department physicians.”
More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost three quarters (71.8%) of all American blacks in the same age group. High BP is a major risk factor for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, it is generally regarded as the most significant risk factor for a stroke.
The summer sun is on its way, and that means it's time for sun protection. Safe sunscreens are one way to block the rays, but foods and supplements can also help increase the skin's resiliency to the sun.
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