Monday - Nov 19, 2018

Health

  • Celery: The humble veggie with cancer healing properties

    Celery: The humble veggie with cancer healing properties

    by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers Let’s face it: celery is not much to look at. In fact, in many recipes its kind of an afterthought, adding texture and subtle flavor to the more “spectacular” foods. When it comes to nutritional value, however, this simple vegetable is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients which science

  • What many do not know about the importanceof the pancreas

    What many do not know about the importanceof the pancreas

    by Ben Fuchs One of the best movies I’ve ever seen was the Rob Marshall adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. Not only was the historical depiction of the Windy City in 1920’s fascinatingly presented but watching funnyman John C. Reilly put out an Oscar worthy, if not Oscar winning performance, and listening to him

  • The wonders of cinnamon

    The wonders of cinnamon

    byBen Fuchs I love easy-to-use remedies for common health issues. Vitamin C powder is super effective for colds, drinking lots of water can ease hunger pangs while encouraging weight loss and deep breathing can lower blood pressure almost immediately. One of my favorite simple strategies for improving health involves using spices. Not only can they

  • Health warnings in fingernails

    Health warnings in fingernails

    by Ben Fuchs We humans love our nails. We spend nearly 8 billion dollars a year on those hard dead shell like materials on the tips of our fingers and toes. While adorning them with polish, varnish and even art may imply “cosmetic” and “superficial”, as it turns out, their condition, for better or worse,

  • The true causes of eczema

    The true causes of eczema

    by Ben Fuchs One of the most interesting aspects of the cells that make up the surface of the skin is their multi-functionality. While mostly known for their protective barrier properties, the living beings colloquially known as “skin cells” (and more technically as “keratinocytes” in honor of their most prolific extrusion, the fingernail like protein

  • Processed food is fueling the obesity epidemic: study

    People are at increased risk of heart disease and stroke by Frances Bloomfield Eating too many processed foods will make you fat; this in turn makes you more susceptible to a plethora of diseases. We know that to be the case here in the U.S. But this seems to be happening in the U.K. as

  • NAG: one of the good sugars

    NAG: one of the good sugars

    by Ben Fuchs Sugar is pretty interesting stuff. It’s also misunderstood. For one thing, we all love how “sugar” tastes, but we don’t necessarily love its effects. That presents a problem. Despite it’s well-documented health hazards, just because we love the stuff, no matter how much we try to abstain, when it comes right down

  • Chemicals from everyday items may cause cancer, diabetes, autism

    Chemicals from everyday items may cause cancer, diabetes, autism

    by Isabelle Z. You probably understand the importance of organic food by now, but dangerous chemicals could still be making their way into your system through some everyday products you might not have even realized you need to worry about. Here is a look at a few of the items you might be using that

  • Comaceuticals: Steeped in and dependent on consumerism

    Comaceuticals: Steeped in and dependent on consumerism

    “Many purchases are the result of nothing more than hype and buying decisions are often functions of ignorance and ads” by Ben Fuchs The skin care business is, like many other businesses, steeped in and dependent on consumerism and marketing. Rather than having real effects, products have come to rely much more on sizzle; many

  • Nature had it right about eggs

    Nature had it right about eggs

    Eggs found to be better for muscle building and repair than just egg whites by Zoey Sky According to a recent study, individuals who eat at least 18 grams (g) of protein from whole eggs versus egg whites following resistance exercise build protein in their muscles differently. The process, named “protein synthesis,” takes place during the