What Doctors Won’t Tell You About Acid Reflux Drugs View More

If you’re one of the 30-40% of Americans who suffer from acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), chances are you take medication regularly to keep it under control.  But you might want to think twice before you pop that pill, given what the latest research says.   A new study published in the British… Continue Reading

Can Bacteria Cause or Prevent Breast Cancer View More

When it comes to women’s health, there are few things scarier than the “c” word, especially breast cancer.  After all, it accounts for 25% of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer death among women.  And while we have some understanding of risk factors, it’s clearly not enough because almost ¾ of diagnoses… Continue Reading

How to Keep Digestive System Healthy View More

Digestive problems are among the top health complaints in America today.  Diet, travel, stress, illness, aging and the use of antibiotics all contribute to an imbalance or “dysbiosis” of the intestinal tract leading to gastrointestinal upset.   By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you can prevent these digestive problems from occurring. For best results,… Continue Reading

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Thanks to something called “assortative mating,” we tend to choose mates that have behaviors similar to our own.   Too often, however, that means our bad habits are their bad habits, too. Smoking? Couch potato? A sweet tooth? Birds of a feather, goes the old saying.   Thankfully, when we finally wise up and decide… Continue Reading

Making Healthy Choices View More

Looking back at your new year’s resolutions, how long did it take to change your old ways?  A day? A week? A month?  Conventional wisdom seems to say 21 days, but that turns out not to be the case.     This spring, whether you’re focused on losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, or quitting… Continue Reading