Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of the healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning the benefits of these foods and determining which ones … Continue reading Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

People young and old look forward to the holidays, but once the festivities draw near, the things we eagerly anticipated can become major stressors. In fact, an estimated 80% of Americans expect to feel stressed during the holidays.[1] There are holiday parties, out of state trips, inclement weather, gifts to buy, dinners with family or friends, … Continue reading 8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

The Stages of Fasting: What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

While fasting is nothing new, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as many discover its potential health benefits. If you are planning your first fast or looking for ways to improve your next one, there are a few things you should do to prepare. The first step is learning about the different stages of … Continue reading The Stages of Fasting: What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

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.[1] What Causes … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

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 [1]. The study, conducted by the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded … Continue reading Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

Does Quick Weight Loss Exist?

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?

6 Health Benefits of Quercetin

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

Dr. Group’s Recommendations for Stress Management

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

Can You Eliminate Stress with Aromatherapy?

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?

Top 9 Anti-Aging Antioxidants

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