Simple Tips for Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes is considered to be an epidemic in the US for good reason. With more than 29 million people – over 9% of the population – suffering from some form of the disease, and at least 1.4 million new cases of ...

What To Do About Your Tummy Troubles

It seems like everyone has some sort of gastrointestinal concern nowadays – and the holiday season doesn’t help. Here’s a rundown on some of the most common digestive issues – and what to do about them. Food...

Can Cayenne Pepper Help?

Cayenne pepper, also known as chili pepper, has been a staple of diet and medicine since 7000 BC. Rich in nutrients including riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, potassium, flavonoids, and carotenoids, it is a...

What Might Be Causing Your Memory Lapses

Finding yourself forgetful? Worried that maybe you’re experiencing the first signs of dementia or even Alzheimer’s? Relax. Most memory issues are surprisingly normal – and have common, easily addressed causes....

The Benefits of Using a Fitness Tracker

Step trackers seem to be all the rage these days. With new styles and ever-expanding abilities, there’s something to appeal to everyone. But are they really worth the money? A rash of recent studies seem to sho...

Is Turmeric Really a Wonder Herb?

Turmeric, or curcuma longa, is a perennial herb from the ginger family. Like ginger, it is the plump root of the plant that has been used for its delicious flavor and medicinal value for more than 4,000 years. ...

Heat or Ice: Which is Best for Your Pain?

When you injure yourself or are suffering from aches and muscle pain, you know what to do, right? Just apply ice. Or use a heating pad. Wait a minute… which one is it? It’s sometimes hard to tell which treatmen...

The Truth About PMS

How many women have had a brother, father, boyfriend, or husband dismiss their PMS as imaginary or simply an excuse to behave badly? Even today, despite the fact that research and medical opinion considers prem...