General Health


New studies suggest that eating large amounts of soy’s estrogen-mimicking compounds might reduce fertility in women, trigger early puberty and disrupt development of fetuses and children. By Lindsey Konkel and Environmental Health News & Scientific American  Seeking healthful foods, Americans are eating more soy than ever. But recent research with animals shows that consuming large amounts could have harmful effects on female...

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By Sara Calabro on Huffington Post For original article, click here. Acupuncture is well known for its potential ability to lower stress. Many people use acupuncture for stress reduction. And in my experience, even those who don’t admit to or notice stress in their lives commonly report a greater sense of lightness and evenness to their moods after having acupuncture. During the holiday season, many of us could benefit from the...

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By Dr. Mercola (from the Mercola.com website) Learning how to say no could easily be described as one of the best-kept secrets to happiness. If you become overburdened with commitments, it’s virtually impossible to find the time to devote to the things that matter most to you. And, spreading yourself too thin, whether for work or pleasure, is a surefire recipe for burnout. Saying no is a single strategy that can have endless benefits...

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An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report From the article on Scientific American, By Marshall Allen and ProPublica photo source It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the...

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Are you drinking enough water? Do some quick math and find out.  Find out your weight, and divide that in half.  That’s how many ounces of water per day you should be drinking. Example:  If you weigh 160 pounds, that’s 80 ounces. If you’re used to drinking fruit juices or soda, the switch to plain old water may be a bit of a challenge. But not to worry!  We came up with a recipe that will not only make your water...

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From the article by Dr. Lissa Rankin on Mind Body Green We all know stress is bad for us, yet many of us wear it like a badge of honor. We claim to want inner peace, but if life gets too calm, we go seeking our next hit of cortisol and epinephrine. It’s almost as if being stressed makes us feel important, valuable, and useful. But the biggest problem with being a stress addict is that it can destroy our health. The body is equipped...

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