Health

How To Avoid Back Pain While Spring Cleaning

It’s a paradox that every Toronto homeowner understands: cleaning is messy business. By the end of it, you’re dusty, sore and physically drained, but your house is spotless. Spring Cleaning – that yearly ritual of ridding your home of dirt and excess items – can be a real workout, and like any workout it carries the risk of back pain. Bend the wrong way, lift the wrong way or maintain ....

Relieve Pain and Look Great With Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic therapy that can help save a tooth, relieve pain and improve the look of an individual’s smile. Millions of teeth are saved each year with this type of therapy, according to the American Association of Endodontists. A root canal is necessary when soft tissue inside the root of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. Infection can be caused by a num ....

Pregnancy vitamins are for baby too: Probiotic and fish oil supplement use during gestation reduce risk of childhood food allergies, eczema

(Natural News) Many a parent of an allergic child lives in fear of their little one being stung by a bee or accidentally being exposed to peanuts, eggs or shellfish. For allergic kids, such exposure can mean a reaction ranging in severity from coughing, sneezing, an itchy throat or a runny nose, to trouble breathing, hives, a rash, low blood pressure, an asthma attack, or even death. ....

Energy-absorbing plastic frame developed to protect troops from blasts that harm the brain

(Natural News) A joint study by two major Maryland universities have created a new shock absorbing device to protect the people inside military vehicles from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) during a landmine or IED blast, reported ScienceDaily. More than a quarter of a million members of the U.S. military have suffered TBI during the last two decades of s ....

Boost your body’s regenerative potential with these healing foods and nutrients

(Natural News) Whether you’re in the pink of health or suffering from medical conditions, it’s best to read up on these foods and nutrients that can help regenerate body tissues. When we’re healthy, the body’s default state is that of ceaseless regeneration. However, when we’re sick, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. During times like this, medic ....

Nestle called out for false health claims and deceptive marketing of its infant formula

(Natural News) The baby formula market is worth over $47 billion a year and is expected to increase by a further 50 percent in the next three years. Of the four biggest companies raking in most of these profits – Nestlé, Danone, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Abbott – Nestlé takes the lion’s share of the spoils, with a massive 22 percent market share. While baby formula is one of ....

What to eat for thicker hair: These 10 foods will nourish your locks

(Natural News) Strong, shiny, healthy-looking hair is a sign of beauty. That’s why baldness or hair loss – known as alopecia areata – can be a distressing condition. Alopecia areata affects the scalp, which causes patches of hair loss. Alopecia areata affects both men and women. Like any other part of your body, hair needs a variety of nutrients to grow and be healthy. If you’re ....

The Surprising Benefits of Inclined Bed Therapy

Oftentimes the simplest strategies pay great dividends. Getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the Earth are two examples. Sleeping on an incline is another. While few have heard of it, and sleeping on a horizontal surface is a well-established norm, raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches so that your you’re sleeping on a 5-degree incline may have a number of benefits, ....

Tracking wastewater is difficult: Artificial sweeteners turn out to be reliable chemical markers

(Natural News) No one really thinks twice about the wastewater generated by sinks and toilets, but a team of Canadian scientists has recently discovered an unusual way to track the water “to ensure it doesn’t end up in unwanted places.” John Spoelstra, a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says that artificial sweeteners “are very specific ....

Increase your chance of success with IVF by 70% with the Mediterranean diet

(Natural News) We’ve known for a long time that a Mediterranean style diet is just as healthy as it is tasty. Now scientists are saying that the famously excellent diet can improve a woman’s chance of conceiving a child through IVF, as reported by a Daily Mail article. The Mediterranean diet (a mouthwatering mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and fish) is r ....

Boost athletic performance naturally with Pycnogenol

(Natural News) A study discovered that Pycnogenol, a brand of nutritional supplement derived from French maritime pine bark extracts, can boost athletic performance. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy who used two types of athletic performances to determine the effects of the herbal extract upon athletic performanc ....

Surprising Reason for Toxic Water Crisis

If you live near a lake in the U.S., you may have noticed signs warning of toxic blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria. Such warnings, advising swimmers and boaters to stay out of the water, and keep pets away as well, are becoming increasingly common as the thick, green muck appears on once-pristine waterways. Blue-green algae make up a portion of the phytoplankton in many bodies of wate ....

Can the Conventional Medical Profession Be Trusted?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, growing distrust in the medical profession poses a threat to public health and safety.1 “Trust is crucial in the relationship between patients and health care providers, but it's been on the decline in recent decades,” Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a re ....

FAKE MEDICINE: “Randomized” drug trial protocols are frequently altered by industry sponsors who selectively remove participants that get sick

(Natural News) When it comes to making and approving pharmaceutical drugs, the science and procedure behind the process is readily corruptible. It can be manipulated to fulfill the wishes of pharmaceutical companies. A team of researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen has exposed widespread corruption in drug trial protocols. The research, first published in the < ....

Time to Declutter

Moving through life, most have a tendency to accumulate “stuff.” You may have drawers full of pictures and mementos, a closet full of clothes you no longer wear or a kitchen full of utensils you can’t remember how to use. It is a common human condition to acquire “things” from places you’ve been or events you want to remember. You may often crave more room or space to ....

How Cold Weather Can Make You Sick

The common cold is likely the most easily recognized illness. Symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes and low-grade fever. The illness is usually mild, lasting one to two weeks and requires nothing more than supportive care at home. However, while mild, it often results in days of lost work, lost productivity and lost income. The common cold is the leading cause of doctor ....

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92 percent of the world population breathe polluted air,1 and about 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution each year.2 Overall, a toxic environment is responsible for at least 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide,3 and air ....

Ginger and rosemary found to benefit the heart by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels

(Natural News) Ginger and rosemary can help a person’s heart and arterial health, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. The paper, titled Possible hypocholesterolemic effect of ginger and rosemary oil in rats, pointed that ginger and rosemary have cholesterol-reducing effects after in vivo trials in rats ....