Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as mucous colitis or spastic colon, is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Put simply, that means that your bowels behave abnormally without evidence of damage from the disease. IBS affects 10 to 15 percent of adults in the U.S. and can significantly compromise their quality of life. What Causes … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies
The other day, a colleague of mine sent me over the results from a recent study that shows a link between higher body mass index (BMI) in toddlers, and the mothers’ prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants, such as pesticides found on the foods we eat . The study, conducted by the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded … Continue reading Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers
Thousands of diet gurus are standing by right now to trade their weight loss plans for your hard earned dollars. Unfortunately, to the contrary of the advertisements, gimmicks and gadgets never add up to a permanent weight loss solution. The quickest way to lose weight is to eat healthy, exercise daily, and, depending on your … Continue reading Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?
Quercetin is an flavonoid (plant pigment) commonly found in fruits and vegetables, especially onions, citrus, and apples. Other sources include dark berries, grapes and olive oil. Green tea and red wine have also been pointed out as having notable amounts of quercetin. That’s all great. But, what does it do for us? Well, perhaps the … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Quercetin
We all have stress and stressors in our life. Although stress has a negative connotation, it’s actually not inherently bad. Stress challenges you. It makes you tougher and more resilient to adversity. It helps you grow stronger and, hopefully, provides an opportunity to learn. This is true of both psychological (mental) stress and physiological (physical) … Continue reading Dr. Group’s Recommendations for Stress Management
Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant oils to improve well being. The oils are often placed in diffusers and allowed to permeate the air. It’s a practice that’s been used for centuries to address psychological and other issues. Ancient Egyptians employed the use of essential oils and other plant substances for massages, bathing, and healing. One … Continue reading Can You Eliminate Stress with Aromatherapy?
For years, scientists believed aging was a foregone conclusion and out of our control. Recent research, however, indicates that we have more authority over the aging process than previously realized. In fact, aging has more to do with the stress and function of our cells than it does with the number of candles on our birthday cake. … Continue reading Top 9 Anti-Aging Antioxidants
With one out of every 10 American adults actively taking an antidepressant, the need to promote mental health through natural means has never been greater. A healthy, organic diet and regular exercise are critical for laying the foundation of healthy living. Herbs like St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) are a source of antioxidants and other specialized … Continue reading St. John’s Wort Benefits: Natural Support for Mental Wellness
A vegan or vegetarian diet has long been promoted as a healthy lifestyle choice thanks to a mountain of evidence available to back it up. And now, there’s even more quantitative evidence. A recent report from University College of London reveals that eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day is linked to reduced … Continue reading Report: Eating Fruits and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Death
For most people, work occupies a substantial part of their life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, people spend nearly nine hours on work-related activities during their day. Other studies, such as a 2014 survey by Gallup, suggest that the average number was actually closer to forty-seven hours per week. Add … Continue reading 7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment