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Younger Every Day The aging process is usually thought of as being a gradual decline from youth into old age. But current research is demonstrating that it’s more like the ups and downs of a rollercoaster, that there are many ways to influence our health over our lifespans in order to slow the rate [...]

2019-05-11T10:46:38-04:000 Comments

Poking Fun

The Connection Between Emotional and Physical Health Health experts have found that both positive and negative emotions have an influence on our health … and that laughter really is the best medicine. Harmful or destructive emotions include fear, anger, and worry. They provoke the adrenal glands into producing adrenaline and cortisol, chemicals that are [...]

2018-11-07T09:52:05-05:000 Comments

Stress Less About Hypertension

Blood Pressure Readings The American Heart Association advises that a healthy blood pressure is around 120/80. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often has no symptoms, yet it could weaken the arteries of the circulatory system and cause damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys over a span of many years. Nearly 1 in [...]

2019-05-11T10:41:24-04:000 Comments

Hidden Advantage

Just Part of an Ordinary Day We all know that finding time to exercise moderately is just part of an ordinary day. A fitness routine that includes some form of cardio and strength training (jogging combined with yoga, for instance) could help maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure, and slow the aging [...]

2019-06-15T10:37:13-04:000 Comments

Bee Cautious

The Dangers of Stinging Insects Fossils of wasps and bees found in earth’s northern hemisphere show that these stinging pests have been around for 200 million years or longer. They exist in every part of the world and they range in size from 2 millimeters (.08 inches) to 1.5 inches long. Though their [...]

2018-10-29T12:19:09-04:000 Comments

Unlocking Nature’s Mysteries

Using Immune Cells to Fight Cancer Our immune system consists of the innate immunity we’re born with and the adaptive immunity that we acquire during our lifetime. Our immune systems function by creating antibodies that patrol the bloodstream in search of pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Medical researchers are studying ways that [...]

2019-05-11T10:40:47-04:000 Comments

Innovative or Controversial?

Genetically Modifying Fruits and Vegetables DNA technology has enabled scientists to genetically modify crops to enhance beneficial qualities and to boost their ability to withstand pests and inclement weather. The skeptics are concerned about corporations focused more on their bottom line than on the health of consumers, but others are cautiously optimistic about [...]

2019-05-11T12:33:14-04:000 Comments