General Health

Getting Fat on the Job

Plenty of people will admit they're sick of their jobs. But what many people don't realize is that their jobs may be ruining their health.

A new study has found a link between office work and the obesity epidemic.

Older People Need More Vitamin D

A study from the University of Warwick in England shows that more time in the sun can help older people avoid diabetes and heart attacks (Diabetes Care, July 2009).  They evaluated 3,262 people aged 50-70 years old in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and found that 94 percent were low in vitamin D...

Create Your Own Vaccine Schedule

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Dr. Isaac Eliaz explains the crucial role assumed by the immune system in childhood. As our body's primary source of protection, it is vital that our immune system is properly trained—and childhood illness serves this very purpose, thus ensuring health in adulthood. But while illness plays an important role, stopping all vaccinations is not advised, as it could endanger your child's life.

7 Day Immune Stimulation Diet

As worries mount over a possible swine flu pandemic, clearly preparedness is on everyone’s mind. In the case of any infectious disease, your best defense is a good offense. This post asks the question: “Is your immune response low” and offers a proven 7 Day Immune Stimulation diet to help if it is.

How To Select the Best Omega-3 Fish Oil

Fish oil is widely acclaimed for its health giving properties – the benefits of which span across the entire health spectrum. However, considering the vast range of fish oil suppliers and products currently available, you’ll understandably be hard-pressed to find the one that is not only the most effective, but also the purest, freshest and most natural fish oil in the world – well, at least until you’ve finished reading this article.

Acetaminophen Overdoses

Imagine you opened today’s newspaper to find that a death had been linked to stevia use. The mainstream sirens would blare the news: Killer herbal sweetener! Now imagine if stevia was linked to 100 deaths over the course of a year. Congressmen would turn purple with rage that such a dangerous herb had ever been allowed on the market.

The Vitamin D Revolution

There are two serious vitamin D health epidemics in America today; one is the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency and the other is the epidemic of ignorance about vitamin D deficiency.

Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

It's a cliché, I know - but it seems an apple a day really does keep the doctor away.

According to a study conducted by the Canadian government (not the orchard lobby), apples can add a huge, health-boosting antioxidant punch to anyone's diet. But not all apples are created equal, the study concludes. America's own Red Delicious apples were top of the antioxidant heap. Popular breeds Macintosh and Golden Delicious were also ranked in the top five. But as with most everything, there's a catch…

Antibacterial Products Aren’t Just Useless—They Can Be Killers

Q: I’ve been using antibacterial soap to prevent the spread of germs around my house. But now I’m hearing these soaps may actually increase the risk of infection. What gives? Are they safe or not?

––Robert A., Burlington, VT

The Nonsense of Food Labeling

I’ve always thought that the health claims made by food manufacturers are largely meaningless. For example, a food product can be advertised as ‘low in saturated fat’ or ‘cholesterol free’ but there is no good evidence that eating less of these particular foodstuffs has broad benefits for health.