10 Signs Of Lung Cancer

This post was originally published on this siteBreathing properly is fundamental to good health, and you shouldn’t take your respiratory system for granted, especially if you live in a big city. Lung cancer typically doesn’t cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages, with noticeable changes occurring most often when the disease is advanced. Lung cancer symptoms […]

3 Reasons To Try A Mineral Bath

This post was originally published on this siteMineral baths are pleasant and relaxing, and because they promote relaxation and help alleviate stress, are health-enhancing as well. A centuries-old tradition in Europe and Japan, hot springs therapy is a widely accepted and popular treatment for musculoskeletal problems, as well as for high blood pressure, eczema and […]

3 Seasonal Foods To Try This November

This post was originally published on this siteEating healthy during the holidays can be tough, but a varied diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is the foundation of optimum health. By incorporating all the colors of the rainbow onto your plate, you add a variety of sources of health-protective vitamins, phytonutrients, carotenoids and more to […]

Magnesium: Are You Getting Enough?

This post was originally published on this siteMagnesium – the fourth most abundant mineral in the body – is in your bones, teeth, and red blood cells. It is essential for proper functioning of the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular systems, helps maintain bones, promotes normal blood pressure and open airways and is involved in energy […]

Keep Yourself Healthy By Eating More Fruits And Veggies

This post was originally published on this siteWant to help keep your body running smoothly? Eat more vegetables and fruits! The phytonutrients and antioxidants in produce help counter oxidative stress, boost your immune system and decrease your risk of illness. Luckily, produce doesn’t have to break the bank – and its fiber naturally fills you […]

A Dr. Weil Favorite: Turmeric Tea

This post was originally published on this siteTurmeric tea is the traditional favorite drink in Okinawa, which may help explain why its citizens are among the longest-living people in the world. Numerous studies have established that turmeric has wide-ranging anti-inflammatory effects, and may be particularly effective in lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Weil demonstrates […]

7 Simple Steps To Get To A Healthy Weight

This post was originally published on this siteWe all know the general “secret” of successful weight loss: Eat less and exercise more. It’s not always easy, but by adopting healthy eating habits and a regular exercise routine, you are sure to lose weight without depriving yourself of nourishing, satisfying food. And if you continue those […]

6 Healthy Snack Ideas To Help Tide You Over

This post was originally published on this siteHealthy snacking doesn’t mean depriving your taste buds. It does mean fueling your body in a way that sustains you and doesn’t leave you wanting more. These palate-pleasing snack ideas are healthful and delicious: Seasonal fruit with organic whole milk or plain yogurt and freshly ground flaxseed or […]

6 Reasons You Should Be Eating Nutritional Yeast

This post was originally published on this siteNutritional yeast is cultured yeast, often from a strain of yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae that has been deactivated with heat. A versatile food product, it has a nutty, savory flavor akin to the “fifth” flavor, umami (check out Dr. Weil’s recipe for Umami Sauce that uses nutritional yeast). […]

3 Healthy Options When You Have A Sweet Tooth

This post was originally published on this siteWith Halloween being celebrated today, candy options are likely to be bountiful. Regardless of the time of year, use these tips for choosing healthier sweets for you and your family when you have a sweet tooth craving. Pop your own popcorn with organic coconut oil and cinnamon – it can […]

Concerned That Your Voice Tone Is Changing?

This post was originally published on this siteIf you have noticed a change in your voice – and you aren’t a boy going through puberty – it may simply be a natural part of aging. Both the volume and quality of the voice is affected as we grow older, often resulting in a pitch change […]

Autumn Allergies? Try A Neti Pot!

This post was originally published on this siteIf you suffer from chronic sinus problems, nasal congestion or postnasal drip, you may want to consider using a Neti pot. Originally from the Ayurvedic tradition, a Neti pot resembles a genie’s lamp and uses a warm saltwater solution to irrigate nasal passages and sinuses, making nasal mucus thinner […]

Is Endometriosis A Concern? 8 Dietary Tactics To Try

This post was originally published on this siteEndometriosis, a condition where tissue resembling the lining of the uterus is found in the abdomen, is marked by severe pain, most often in the form of menstrual cramps or more severe pain which can be anywhere in the abdomen or even chest. Its exact cause is not […]

2 Supplements That May Promote Healthy, Full Hair

This post was originally published on this siteIt is not unusual for women to experience hair loss as they age, especially when menopausal changes come into play. Thinning hair on the crown or top of the head (also known as female pattern baldness) can be due to the effects of hair-care treatments, dyes and styling; […]

Can An Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

This post was originally published on this siteThis portable, mildly sweet source of nutrients may indeed help “keep the doctor away” if eaten daily. Apples: Contain abundant soluble and insoluble dietary fiber making it great for digestive and cardiovascular health. Provide vitamin C, which helps support healthy immune function. There are numerous varieties of apples available, […]

Feeling Anxious? Consider Reflexology

This post was originally published on this siteFeeling stressed-out? Tense or anxious? Experiencing discomfort in certain parts of the body? Consider reflexology. This therapy is based on the principle that specific areas of the hands and feet correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. Some examples are the base of the little toe […]

Food & Breast Cancer: What To Eat, What To Avoid

This post was originally published on this siteDiet and nutrition can play a significant role in the chances of developing breast cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease. Keep the following in mind when it comes to diet and breast cancer. Unhealthy dietary tactics: Excess sugar and processed foods. It’s a […]

Lima Beans – A Healthy Food To Try

This post was originally published on this siteLima beans (also called butter beans) are a versatile and tasty legume. You can find them dried, frozen or canned year-round, but they can also be found fresh in the summer and fall months. Lima beans, like other legumes, have an appealing texture that makes them a good […]

Need An Appetizer Idea? Try The Sweet Pea Pesto Recipe!

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s no doubt that basil stands as the queen of the pesto kingdom, but when we slipped these sweet green gems in its place, well, let’s just say the basil was a little pea-green with envy. Vibrant, fresh and brightly flavored, this pesto is perfect as a spread […]

6 Ways To Minimize The Risk Of Breast Cancer

This post was originally published on this siteAccording to the American Cancer Society, every three minutes, on average, another woman learns she has breast cancer. The good news is that there are several strategies that can help reduce risk. Try incorporating the following lifestyle changes into your daily routine: Get active. Regular physical activity (at […]

Does Cinnamon Have Health Benefits For Diabetics?

This post was originally published on this siteAdding some spice to your life may do more than enhance the flavor of foods. Preliminary evidence indicates that the common spice cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels – a benefit for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. A study published in the December 2003 issue of Diabetes Care reported on people […]

How Healthful Is Your Tea? Try These 4

This post was originally published on this siteThe antioxidants and polyphenols in tea may be responsible for some of its health benefits, such as stronger bones, lower cholesterol levels, and reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer – all of which are enjoyed by regular tea drinkers. Consider these types of tea […]

Want To Improve Your Well-Being? Try These Steps

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing through on the right resolutions about your health and lifestyle choices doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you have a firm idea of areas you want to improve, and remember that small, gradual steps typically have better results than cold-turkey or all-or-nothing approaches. Your health and […]

Want To Detox? Try These Tactics

This post was originally published on this siteProtection from environmental toxins begins with minimizing your exposure – avoiding smoking and secondhand smoke, eating organic, pesticide-free foods, and reducing your contact with toxic chemicals like plastics are good ways to start. The herb milk thistle may also have beneficial, detoxifying effects: it has an excellent reputation for […]

A Simple Way To Calm And Center Yourself

This post was originally published on this siteConscious breathing is a natural, quick and effective way to reduce tension, maintain focus and feel energized. It is also free, with you wherever you are, and side effect-free! Exhaling completely is a basic breathing exercise that requires little practice and can promote deeper breathing. Give it a […]

6 Signs Of Breast Cancer Everyone Should Know

This post was originally published on this siteDo you know the signs and symptoms that might indicate breast cancer? Learning to recognize the physical signs of breast cancer may save your life – early diagnosis is key to treatment and recovery. Many health professionals recommend performing a monthly self-examination, and a yearly exam performed by your doctor. […]

Skip The Store-Bought Dressing And Make Your Own Herb Vinaigrette!

This post was originally published on this siteDr. Weil makes delightful French-inspired Herb Vinaigrette in his kitchen in Tucson, Ariz. While Dr. Weil uses parsley, feel free to use any fresh herbs you like to make this dressing suit your tastes. Watch Dr. Weil make Herb Vinaigrette, or get the Herb Vinaigrette recipe. The post Skip […]

Are You Eating Olives? Find Out Why You Should!

This post was originally published on this siteOlives are among the oldest known cultivated foods – they were planted and harvested in Crete some seven thousand years ago. The fat they contain is predominately the healthy monounsaturated type, which can help to improve cholesterol ratios. Olives are also a good source of vitamin E which helps to […]

Learn How To Eat Anti-Inflammatory In Just 8 Minutes!

This post was originally published on this siteThe Anti-Inflammatory Diet is the basis of Dr. Weil’s nutritional recommendations. It is a blueprint for a lifetime of optimum nutrition. Making simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious age-related diseases, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and many […]

Losing Even One Night’s Sleep May Impact Your Weight

This post was originally published on this siteResearch has found a link between weight gain and how many hours a person sleeps. A study showed that sleeping less than seven hours a night – or more than nine hours – may pack on the pounds. Losing just one night’s sleep could trigger physiological changes that […]