Monthly Archives: March 2009

Our Senior Citizens Should Eat Healthy Too

I recently read in one of my natural news update reports that the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarding $100 million dollars in funding to provide meals to tens of thousands of low-income older Americans.   This will be divided out between Senior Citizen centers, community services, home delivery, and Native American nutrition programs. The article goes on…

Stress and Your Health

I was recently looking around the CNN.com web site and read an article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about dealing with economic stress and the effect it has on your body.  Dr. Gupta was right on the money (no pun intended) when, in his article, he mentions that stress has a huge impact on your body.  He goes on to say…

Can Exercise Help You Kick the Habit?

It’s no secret that staying active is good for you, but did you know that exercise—even moderate exercise—might just help you quit smoking? In a study published recently in the journal Psychopharmacology, researchers at the University of Exeter in England found that physical exercise generates changes in brain activity that may help reduce nicotine cravings. Results of the study revealed…

Doctors Tell Heart Patients on Plavix to Seek Alternatives to Prilosec

Almost everyone recovering from a heart attack, heart or stent surgery is prescribed plavix and prilosec to counter plavix’s stomach acid side effects. A prominent study now shows that adding prilosec to plavix increases the risk of a return to hospital by 25%. Prominent Doctors are now saying that although the benefits of plavix are considerable, to maintain them, patients should seek alternative soultions for their stomach acid problems. Such alternatives for heartburn and stomach acid are widely available in the form of digestive enzymes.