Many people have the habit of cracking their knuckles. There has been some controversy around the long-term effect this has on the joints. Research shows that habitual knuckle cracking isn’t connected with arthritis. However, it has been linked to hand injuries and can have adverse effects on the hand’s function.
In the U.S., 5 million people undergo preventative wisdom teeth removal each year. However about two thirds of all wisdom teeth removals in the U.S. are unnecessary. Wisdom teeth removals result in a lot of discomfort, pain and swelling. Moreover, they can sometimes cause serious complications.
This wonderful health tonic combines some of nature’s most potent plants and brings them together in a powerful concoction. It is not for the squeamish as the taste is strong and hits your taste buds with unusual force. But the health benefits are manifold, so it is definitely worth the effort.
The meat industry is known to be one of the cruelest and most unethical businesses. As America braces for the arrival of Thanksgiving, another story emerges that questions the established animal raising methods. This time it has to do with turkeys and the use of dangerous chemicals that are not disclosed to the consumers. Here I present some shocking details of the meat industry’s current practices.
Water gives us life and we all know how good it feels to quench our thirst with a nice tall glass of cool water. But is cool water always the best option? Or maybe there are occasions where we should opt for warm water?
Some experts speculate on what the best water temperature is to achieve optimal hydration. After all, our internal body temperature is 37.0 °C (98.6 °F) which is vastly different from that of a glass of cool water.
Ancient medicine systems such as Ayurveda, which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) both highlight the importance of temperature and its effects on the body. So it seems that there are certain occasions where warm water is more appropriate than cold!
Honey and lemon are common foods in many kitchens. They are two natural foods that have been used since ancient times by many cultures and no wonder why. Not only raw honey is delicious but it also contains antibacterial properties that help treat infections and skin problems (and you can read more about it in my article 13 Ways to Use Honey For Your Health).
I have reported on many occasions on the false and misleading labeling that escapes the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Often, consumers are sold food products without being informed of their true origin and ingredients. It emerged recently that across the U.S. the more common (or sometimes even banned) fish are being sold as other, more desirable species – without any objections from the FDA.
It is a well established fact that drinking sugary carbonated drinks is not good for you. The high sugar content, caffeine and various added chemicals all contribute to the adverse effects these beverages have on your body. The body reacts strongly when exposed to the ingredients of an average soda drink.
Local beekeepers in Ontario, Canada, lost millions of their bees a few weeks after corn was planted in their area. One of the beekeepers, Dave Schuit, who has a honey operation in Elmwood, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees.
Since the late 1990s, when GMO corn seed coating with neonicotinoid insecticides was first introduced, beekeepers around the world started noticing that their bees were dying in unprecedented numbers. Whole colonies of these diligent pollinators were lost overnight.
Over previous decades the most prevalent form of cancer among American men has been prostate cancer. It will continue to be a pressing health concern in the U.S. as according the the American Cancer Society estimates, 230,000 new diagnoses of this cancer and almost 30,000 deaths from it occurred in 2014 . The society also estimates that 1 in every 7 men will contract prostate cancer in their life, most of them around the age of 66.