As we age, mitochondrial density (the number of mitochondria per cell), and mitochondrial quality (its genetic and structural integrity) decline. This is largely due to stress, environmental radiation and chemical exposures, prescribed drugs, nutritional deficiencies, imbalances and/or incompatibilities, and mitochondrial DNA defects inherited maternally, but is also a natural part of getting older.
Every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack. One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. Here's what to do when a disabling migraine strikes you.
Have you ever skipped your exercise routine because of lingering sore, stiff muscles from your last visit to the gym? One study found that two common kitchen spices help relieve that post-workout muscle pain
A University of Washington study involving cheese products found endocrine-disrupting phthalates present in 29 of 30 samples tested
Your body has a natural, powerful, built-in system for detoxification that doesn't require trendy juice cleanses or expensive protocols. All you have to do is sweat!
Anti-cardio articles have been proliferating around the net, but is the science against running and other forms of aerobic exercise really so clear? Perhaps a closer look at the published research available on the topic will vindicate one of the world's most popular forms of exercise.
A new study indicates that a simple but powerful lifestyle modification could dramatically reduce Alzheimer's disease risk.
Have you ever wished you could regenerate those brain cells you sacrificed in college? Do you fear that your aging brain is in a perpetual state of decline? Medical science is being rewritten to show that we CAN improve the health of our brain, and that repairing damage is not only possible, it's something anyone can do
Exercising in the great outdoors causes an increase in self-esteem, a better mood, and reduction of blood pressure and anxiety. However, you can still get the benefits of an open air workout when you're stuck inside
Charles Bens, PhD explores causes, risks, and prevention of cancer in this presentation from the Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference.
Many of those in the Western world suffering through depression do so needlessly becuase they wrongly believe pharmaceuticals are the only solutions. Thankfully, safe, gentle alternatives exist that can bring your mental well-being back into balance.
Reduce the mental decline that begins in mid-age by making moderate changes in your diet and lifestyle.
Are you one of the 84.1 million people in the United States who has been "pre-diagnosed" with diabetes? If so, here are practical steps you can take today to turn this looming crisis into a lifetime of better health
The human body has over 60 trillion cells, and every one of them is vulnerable to the development of multiple diseases. One of the biggest problems facing medicine is how to diagnose these diseases earlier, in order to improve the chances of stopping and reversing them.
Traditionally, many conditions labeled under the umbrella of 'mental illness' were summed up solely as genetic or biochemical imbalances. Modern advances in psychiatric medicine have found causation to be more and more integrated to lifestyle and environmental factors, often finding the fundamental cause to be multi-factorial
The most important medicine is invisible, mostly free and usually overlooked. Natural therapies can help keep your body healthy on a cellular level.
The list of botanicals that have great value for menopause, including some like black cohosh, which have been demonstrated to be superior to hormone replacement therapy, is impressive. But there are quite a few which are less well known, such as pine bark extract and ginseng...
Nothing can replace exercise, but turmeric extract does a pretty good job of producing some of the same cardiovascular health benefits, most notably in women undergoing age-associated adverse changes in arterial health
Viagra is a multi-billion dollar blockbuster drug, but it has serious side effects. Thankfully evidence-based natural alternatives abound...
Given what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove environmental toxins, we are bound to get sick. So, what are some simple, effective ways we rid our body of its daily toxic burden?
Simple lifestyle modifications, such as an improving diet or quitting smoking, prove to be highly effective at reducing the risk for early menopause.
Your gym membership won't make up for bad food choices.