Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without

Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without drugs or chemicals

Amy Goodrich

Amy Goodrich

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the..

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the risk of liver issues. As paraphrased by the BBC, Dr. Christian..

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These..

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little..

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Arthur Agatston

Arthur Agatston

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't..

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't realize that while some activities are good for your heart,..

Only Fools Rush Love

Only Fools Rush Love

Jo Craven McGinty

Jo Craven McGinty

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal..

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal mate, there is a formula for that. The solution uses probability..

What Are Calories?

What Are Calories?

Jessie Szalay

Jessie Szalay

A calorie is a unit of energy. Historically, scientists have defined "calorie" to mean a unit of energy or heat that could come from a variety of sources, such as coal or gas. In a nutritional sense, all types of food — whether they are fats, proteins, carbohydrates or sugars — are important sources of calories, which people need to live..

A calorie is a unit of energy. Historically, scientists have defined "calorie" to mean a unit of energy or heat that could come from a variety of sources, such as coal or gas. In a nutritional sense, all types of food — whether they are fats, proteins, carbohydrates or sugars — are important sources of calories, which people need to live and function. "Our brains, our muscles — every cell in..

The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain

The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain and Treat It

Evangelos Pappas

Evangelos Pappas

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it's not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain. These findings highlight the complex relationship between yoga and musculoskeletal..

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it's not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain. These findings highlight the complex relationship between yoga and musculoskeletal pain, the second most common cause of disability worldwide...

Short-term fasting may improve health

Short-term fasting may improve health

Mitch Leslie

Mitch Leslie

After years of fasting, the Buddha's "legs were like bamboo sticks, his backbone was like a rope, his chest was like an incomplete roof of a house, his eyes sank right inside, like stones in a deep well," according to one account. The Buddha didn't get what he wanted from this extreme fasting—enlightenment—but a new study suggests that..

After years of fasting, the Buddha's "legs were like bamboo sticks, his backbone was like a rope, his chest was like an incomplete roof of a house, his eyes sank right inside, like stones in a deep well," according to one account. The Buddha didn't get what he wanted from this extreme fasting—enlightenment—but a new study suggests that a diet that replicates some effects of milder deprivation may..

Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Berkeley Wellness

Berkeley Wellness

Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least in the short term) is that they simply eliminate entire food groups, so you automatically cut out calories. Moreover, the rules are almost always hard to stick to..

Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least in the short term) is that they simply eliminate entire food groups, so you automatically cut out calories. Moreover, the rules are almost always hard to stick to and, when you stop, you regain the lost weight. Rather than..

Fats vs Carbs: What’s the Best Fuel for

Fats vs Carbs: What’s the Best Fuel for Athletes?

Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall

Pity the carbohydrate. For decades, serious athletes couldn't get enough of them, loading up on pancakes, bagels, and pasta before big races. But in recent years, a sexy new nutrient took center stage: fat. Athletes like LeBron James, Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield, and the entire roster of the Los Angeles Lakers traded pasta and bread..

Pity the carbohydrate. For decades, serious athletes couldn't get enough of them, loading up on pancakes, bagels, and pasta before big races. But in recent years, a sexy new nutrient took center stage: fat. Athletes like LeBron James, Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield, and the entire roster of the Los Angeles Lakers traded pasta and bread for steaks, eggs, and avocados. At the extreme end, some jocks..

Seat Belts: How They Save Lives

Seat Belts: How They Save Lives

Beth Orenstein

Beth Orenstein

It's been proven time and again, on back roads and superhighways: A seat belt can save a life in a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 15,000 lives are saved each year in the United States because drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts when they were in accidents. Seat..

It's been proven time and again, on back roads and superhighways: A seat belt can save a life in a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 15,000 lives are saved each year in the United States because drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts when they were in accidents. Seat Belt Safety: 5-Way Protection "Seat belts prevent occupants..

Nutrition Secrets to Improving Your Fitness

Nutrition Secrets to Improving Your Fitness

Steph Saullo

Steph Saullo

Adequate recovery is essential to not only everyday health but also to improve athletic performance. After a training session or event, you should replenish all the things that were lost during activity: glycogen, fluid, and electrolytes. You also want to build and repair lean tissue, make new red blood cells, and promote healthy immune function...

Adequate recovery is essential to not only everyday health but also to improve athletic performance. After a training session or event, you should replenish all the things that were lost during activity: glycogen, fluid, and electrolytes. You also want to build and repair lean tissue, make new red blood cells, and promote healthy immune function. The benefits and how-tos of recovery nutrition are largely..

Yoga Can Cause Musculoskeletal Pain

Yoga Can Cause Musculoskeletal Pain

Honor Whiteman

Honor Whiteman

While yoga can help to alleviate pain, research shows that it can also cause it. Yoga is often hailed as an effective practice for pain relief. A new study, however, notes that yoga can also cause pain, and yoga-related injuries are much more common than one may think. The research suggests that every year, more than 10 percent of people who..

While yoga can help to alleviate pain, research shows that it can also cause it. Yoga is often hailed as an effective practice for pain relief. A new study, however, notes that yoga can also cause pain, and yoga-related injuries are much more common than one may think. The research suggests that every year, more than 10 percent of people who practice yoga in a recreational capacity experience musculoskeletal..

How Stress Affects Your Health

How Stress Affects Your Health

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you're stuck in traffic — it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you take action. A natural reaction..

Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you're stuck in traffic — it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you take action. A natural reaction Have you ever found yourself with sweaty hands on a first..

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

Mandy Len Carton

Mandy Len Carton

A few months ago my boyfriend and I poured ourselves two beers and opened our laptops. It was time to review the terms of our relationship contract. Did we want to make changes? As Mark and I went through each category, we agreed to two minor swaps: my Tuesday dog walk for his Saturday one, and having me clean the kitchen counters and him..

A few months ago my boyfriend and I poured ourselves two beers and opened our laptops. It was time to review the terms of our relationship contract. Did we want to make changes? As Mark and I went through each category, we agreed to two minor swaps: my Tuesday dog walk for his Saturday one, and having me clean the kitchen counters and him take over the bathtub. The latest version of "Mark and Mandy's..

Do Smokers’ Lungs Heal After They Quit?

Do Smokers’ Lungs Heal After They Quit?

Carli Nierenberg

Carli Nierenberg

Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas. But the good news is that after a person quits smoking, the lungs can heal to a certain extent, said Dr. Norman Edelman, a senior scientific advisor for the American Lung Association and a specialist in pulmonary medicine...

Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas. But the good news is that after a person quits smoking, the lungs can heal to a certain extent, said Dr. Norman Edelman, a senior scientific advisor for the American Lung Association and a specialist in pulmonary medicine. As soon as a person inhales the chemicals found in cigarette..

Why I Love Being a Single Parent

Why I Love Being a Single Parent

Ms. Tami Shaikh

Ms. Tami Shaikh

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and psychological needs didn't seem like an easy task. Yes it was a choice I had made on my own but it was the scariest decision ever. So I took..

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and psychological needs didn't seem like an easy task. Yes it was a choice I had made on my own but it was the scariest decision ever. So I took one day at a time and moved ahead very, very slowly. There..

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Gretchen Reynolds

Gretchen Reynolds

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight...

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at..

Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Tammy Lakatos

Tammy Lakatos

The sun is out in full force and, if you're like us, simply the aroma of a barbeque is making life seem a little more relaxed and carefree. We're the first to admit that nothing sounds better than lounging in a beach chair with our toes snuggling into the sand and listening to the waves crash in front of us. And our clients haven't been shy..

The sun is out in full force and, if you're like us, simply the aroma of a barbeque is making life seem a little more relaxed and carefree. We're the first to admit that nothing sounds better than lounging in a beach chair with our toes snuggling into the sand and listening to the waves crash in front of us. And our clients haven't been shy to remind us that while they're relaxing and enjoying their..

11 Books About Religion & Spirituality

11 Books About Religion & Spirituality

Kimberly Winston

Kimberly Winston

Summer vacation is almost here, and with that comes the "suggested reading list" kids bring home from school. Here is our suggestion for the grown-ups — fiction and nonfiction titles in which religion and spirituality play a role, but without proselytizing or offering self-help platitudes. And there's even an extra-credit book for those..

Summer vacation is almost here, and with that comes the "suggested reading list" kids bring home from school. Here is our suggestion for the grown-ups — fiction and nonfiction titles in which religion and spirituality play a role, but without proselytizing or offering self-help platitudes. And there's even an extra-credit book for those who like a little heavy lifting with the summer sunshine. FICTION..

Why Are Vitamins Important to Your Body?

Why Are Vitamins Important to Your Body?

Andrea Cespedes

Andrea Cespedes

Vitamins don't provide energy, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but they are essential compounds that help the body grow and function optimally. Thirteen essential vitamins help boost your immunity, strengthen your bones, heal wounds, bolster your eyesight and assist you in obtaining energy from food—among multiple other functions...

Vitamins don't provide energy, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but they are essential compounds that help the body grow and function optimally. Thirteen essential vitamins help boost your immunity, strengthen your bones, heal wounds, bolster your eyesight and assist you in obtaining energy from food—among multiple other functions. Without adequate vitamin intake, you may feel lethargic,..

Carrots:Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Carrots:Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are the root vegetables so good for our health?..

Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are the root vegetables so good for our health? It is believed that the carrot was first cultivated in..

Five Friendly Microscopic Creatures In Your Body

Five Friendly Microscopic Creatures In Your Body

Stephen Coscia

Stephen Coscia

What's the Big Idea? We think of bacteria as irredeemably evil microscopic creatures; their sole purpose being to make us sick. Thus, we have taken up such practices as incessantly washing our hands and blasting our bodies with antibiotics at the sound of the slightest cough. It doesn't have to be this way, however. These microbes, or at least..

What's the Big Idea? We think of bacteria as irredeemably evil microscopic creatures; their sole purpose being to make us sick. Thus, we have taken up such practices as incessantly washing our hands and blasting our bodies with antibiotics at the sound of the slightest cough. It doesn't have to be this way, however. These microbes, or at least some of them, deserve another shot at our hearts. Over..

What Is Spirituality?

What Is Spirituality?

Larry Culliford

Larry Culliford

It is not ideal to consider spirituality as a thing, an object. It does not have the nature of a specimen that can be dissected and analysed. Spirituality is better thought of as a boundary-less dimension of human experience. As such, it must be admitted, it is not open to the normal methodologies of scientific investigation. It cannot completely..

It is not ideal to consider spirituality as a thing, an object. It does not have the nature of a specimen that can be dissected and analysed. Spirituality is better thought of as a boundary-less dimension of human experience. As such, it must be admitted, it is not open to the normal methodologies of scientific investigation. It cannot completely be defined. It cannot be pinned down. So... What are..

Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola

It was once believed that brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during your golden years. Now it's known that our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress,..

It was once believed that brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during your golden years. Now it's known that our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and much more can actually hinder the functioning of your..