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Melatonin -- When Did Natural Become Unnatural?

Katie Letourneau | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Katie Letourneau

It's only natural for parents to want their child to be healthy as they can be and part of helping your child be healthy is making sure that their child gets a good night's rest. But what if your child doesn't sleep well?

What All Health Problems Associated With Growing Older Can Be Traced To

Buck Wargo | Posted 11.07.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

After we turn 50, we all start to worry about cardiovascular disease and what to do about it. We might also fret about dementia and whether we will get Alzheimer's -- and arthritis is an ailment we prefer to do without. T

What's The Best Type Of Protein Powder?

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

Confused about what type of protein powder you should buy? Wondering which type is best? With all of the options available today it can be a confusing...

Are Supplements About to Get Safer?

Healthline | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

Most people who take dietary supplements assume the products are safe. After all, if the vitamins, minerals, and herbs sold in health stores weren't ...

The Role Of Supplements In Personalized Medicine

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

As a physician, one of the greatest tools I have is the use of high quality, natural compounds. When used correctly, supplements given to patients can...

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine.

How To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy In An Increasingly Toxic World

Gay Browne | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Gay Browne

For me, being a mother has been the most rewarding, demanding, exhilarating, and beautiful experience of my life. Of all that I have accomplished, I a...

15 Supplements That Carry Serious Health Risks

Health.com | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Despite their popularity in pharmacies, health food stores, and even hospitals, over-the-counter dietary supplements are not re...

The Therapeutics Of Tea: Why L-Theanine Can Help Stop Stress

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

So far, L-theanine has shown minimal adverse side effects on young patients, making it an especially compelling form of therapy for researchers to look into in the future. If you're considering taking L-theanine, be sure to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new regimen.

Apply Wisely: Not All About The Application Essays~Yale College to Admit More Students In Class Of 2021

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

Part of being a successful applicant is choosing wisely where you'll apply. With our mania for applying to a dozen or even two dozen colleges, the idea of targeting your choices has lost out to strafing the landscape with applications.

Moringa's Health Benefits In Lowering Inflammation

Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD

Copyright: Brenda Dawson/UC Davis Moringa is known throughout the world as a miracle tree. But, what exactly is moringa and why is research buzzing a...

MENDing The Alzheimer's Brain

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that is currently thought to affect nearly 44 million people in the world. In the United St...

Obesity: The Rise And Fall Of The Miracle Pill

Sam Cohen | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

It all comes down to lifestyle and mindset people. Find a system that helps you live a healthier lifestyle, and give it every ounce of energy and passion you have in you!

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.

6 Things to Pay Close Attention to When Choosing a Health Supplement

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Charmaine Belonio

Choosing a health supplement is no easy task. Similar to any major decision you make in your lifetime, picking the best and safest health supplement for you requires careful thought and ample time of scouring the internet before you can arrive at your most informed decision.

Denver Post Deceives Subscribers with Stealth Fees

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is shortening the length of subscriptions with a deceptive tactic, allowing the newspaper to collect more money by forcing subscribers...

How to Take Pills Regularly

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Once you get this rhythm down, you'll find taking pills are no longer a source of stress. You might be amazed how much benefit you can get from simple steps when you're able to do them consistently.

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

Should You Take Supplements?

Peter Weintraub | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Peter Weintraub

Unless you've really done your homework, you might want to think twice before purchasing a slew of workout supplements.

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

Don't Fall for Vitamin D

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

What's the bottom line from this and other recent studies of vitamin D? Only take what you need -- a good lesson any time.

Multivitamins: Calcium (Part 2)

Alan Christianson | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

In the last installment, I argued that, yes, you should take a multivitamin. I cited clear evidence, showing multivitamins can lower the risk of death...

Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To The ER Each Year

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a new federal stu...

The Three Pill Rules

Alan Christianson | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Rather than try to cover each pill, pill combination, and individual need, I'd like to give you some simple rules to help you decide which pills are important.

The Little-Known Eating Disorder That May Be Going Undetected

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

They're not illegal anabolic steroids, but that doesn't mean bodybuilding supplements aren't a problem. According to new research presented at the Ame...