We all know that tea packs wonderful health benefits. They’re rich in anti-oxidants, and can help lower cholesterol and keep heart disease at bay. Further research has found that specific teas may also prevent dreaded conditions like cancer and Alzheimer’s. [Read more…]
It’s hard to face our mortality. We love to think that we will live forever – a belief that most young people love to think about themselves. But, unfortunately, we are not immortal. And nothing forces you to face your own mortality than the slow creeping of old age. As we grow older more things happen to us physically and a combination of factors make us more susceptible to more health problems.
Your risk for many diseases and health conditions is influenced by your family medical history. But how much do you really know about your parents, grandparents, and plethora of aunts and uncles?
Making a family health history (or what some call family health tree) will help not just you but your children. You are gathering vital information that can help you take charge of your health, and arm your doctor decide what screening tests you need, and how frequently. Here are some tips on how you can make a family health history. [Read more…]
Breast cancer is the leading causes of cancer death among women, and is one of the most common forms of cancer, too. How can you protect yourself?
While some risk factors for breast cancer can’t be controlled, others can. A few simple habits can dramatically lower your chances for developing this disease—and possibly save your life. [Read more…]
I love my coffee. It wakes me up every morning (otherwise I’m a zombie the whole day), and it’s part of some of my favorite rituals. Whenever I’m reading a book, meeting up with friends, writing in my journal, I usually have a big mug of coffee by my side. It’s not just a source of caffeine; it’s a source of comfort.
So I was ecstatic to find out that moderate amounts of coffee about one to three cups a day) can actually boost my health. [Read more…]