Category Archives: Disease

Disease

Heart Disease: The number one killer

You might be surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in America is in fact heart disease. 1 It seems that as we age, the risk of heart disease increases, which means it’s never too early to start taking good care of your heart. How? It’s simple: adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. Even younger adults need to practice a heart-healthy lifestyle to live long and happy lives. Are you interested in keeping your heart healthy? Then continue reading to learn more. Continue reading

Good Eyesight for Life

Good eyesight may be one gift that some of us take for granted. But can you imagine trying to make it through every day with blurry vision? That doesn’t sound like much fun. It’s probably safe to say that most of us would like to maintain good eyesight, especially as we age. So what can you do to preserve the health of your eyes? And is surgery a safe and effective solution when it comes to fixing your eyesight? We encourage you to keep reading for tips on how to keep your eyes healthy for life! Continue reading

10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet – A healthy diet includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, quality protein, and good fats. Buy organic produce when it is possible because organic produce will likely be free of pesticides and other contaminants that may cause cancer. Also limit your intake of sugar and processed foods.
  2. Get Plenty of Rest – Rest is something that is often overlooked in our busy society. Many of us opt to replace rest with recreation or work. However, a lack of sleep has been shown to contribute to decreased immune function. 1 2 Be sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. You can also rest during the day if you feel it is necessary.
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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Did you know that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease has risen significantly over the past decade? And now, with the baby boomers nearing age 65, there are a growing number of people who are concerned about the future impacts of Alzheimer’s. What can be done to stop this disease? Currently there is no official cure for Alzheimer’s. However, it is a good idea to read through the treatment and preventative options outlined below. First, let’s take a look at the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Vitamin D: Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D has been making headlines lately as a recent study revealed that at least 9% of young Americans are vitamin D deficient! 1 Experts were surprised by those numbers, and now more is being done to help everyone understand the importance of vitamin D when it comes to good health. We encourage you to take a moment and learn little more about this important nutrient. Continue reading

Beat Depression Naturally

Depression affects approximately 18.8 million Americans each year, almost 10% of the U.S. population. 1 It is estimated that depression will be the second largest killer, next to heart disease, by the year 2020. 1 Depression can effect every aspect of a person’s life. Nobody wants to go through life carrying the burden of depression. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the symptoms. Continue reading

Germs – Friend or Foe?

Most of us have seen the commercials advertising household cleaners and sanitizers: “Kills 99.9% of disease causing bacteria…” In this newsletter we will take a closer look at microbes as they apply to our health. Do these little guys exist just to make us sick? Or does human life as we know it depend on these microbes? We will attempt to answer these questions and more while exploring the world of microbiology. Continue reading

Will there be a Swine Flu Pandemic?

The Swine Flu has been making headlines as the number of deaths related to this new virus are increasing around the world. Originating in Mexico, the Swine Flu virus appears to be a new genetic mixture of viruses; which makes it difficult for the human immune system to respond properly to the virus. 2 Cases of the Swine Flu have been reported in Mexico, France, Spain, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and also in the U.S. 2

The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not the Swine Flu will be the next pandemic? Continue reading