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Why Even “Normal” Amounts of Sugar Are Harmful

Why Even “Normal” Amounts of Sugar Are Harmful

We often hear about studies conducted on animals that suggest how some substance—a food, drug, supplement or whatever—can either help or hurt us. But often the portions given to lab animals are so...

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Suicide by Sugar

Suicide by Sugar

It’s more addictive than cocaine…but you can break the habit The phrase “addictive white powder” probably makes you think of illegal drugs. Add sugar to that addictive group. Americans consum...

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Does Sugar Make You Less of a Man? How the Sweet Stuff Affects Testosterone Levels

Does Sugar Make You Less of a Man? How the Sweet Stuff Affects Testosterone Levels

An updated version of “real men don’t eat quiche” might turn out to be “real men don’t eat sugar”…based on a recent study in which testosterone levels were found to plunge after men cons...

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Hepatitis: The Infection You Could Get at a Nail Salon or Barber Shop

Hepatitis: The Infection You Could Get at a Nail Salon or Barber Shop

Thanks to nail salons on every other corner, getting a manicure is remarkably easy these days—in fact, my nails have never looked better. But a new report from the Virginia Department of Health has ...

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Are Your Herbal Supplements Contaminated or Fake?

Are Your Herbal Supplements Contaminated or Fake?

Did you hear the outcry when a recent study reported that many herbal supplements aren't what they claim to be? It reminded me of the big "fish switcheroo" scam from several years ago, when many marke...

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Hepatitis C: The Disease That’s Targeting Baby Boomers

Hepatitis C: The Disease That’s Targeting Baby Boomers

What if I were to tell you that there is a life-threatening disease out there that usually has no symptoms and now kills more Americans than HIV—and that most of the people who die from it are middl...

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Handwriting Gives an Early Warning Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Handwriting Gives an Early Warning Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Doctors usually diagnose Parkinson’s disease after patients complain of the telltale symptoms—tremors, rigidity, slowed movements, impaired balance. These signs typically don’t appear until this...

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The Mental Illness Trap

The Mental Illness Trap

Anyone who has a mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disease or schizophrenia, is likely to have a hard enough time keeping that condition under control. But over the past several years,...

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Guide to Solving Embarrassing Health Problems

Guide to Solving Embarrassing Health Problems

If you’ve ever felt your face turn bright red (who hasn’t?) because you passed gas in public, discovered dark sweat stains under your arms or had some similarly embarrassing body faux pas, then th...

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Natural Ways to Soothe a Dry, Itchy Scalp

Natural Ways to Soothe a Dry, Itchy Scalp

Are you scratching your head and wondering what’s causing those icky flakes? It could be that your commercial hair-care products contain chemicals that are too harsh. Take a natural approach… Try...

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