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Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods courtesy of Consumer Reports.

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods. Do you get enough green leafy vegetables in your diet?   Greens are important because they contain fiber, nutrients and minerals that we need to keep our bodies healthy.   Dark leafy greens are especially important because they feed the gut and make sure the good bacteria in our bodies stay healthy and help us bring the nutrients in, while keeping inflammation down, which is the major cause of most diseases. Not everyone is a salad person, and there are other ways to take in greens than in Read More »

Restless leg syndrome. Consumer Reports offers medical advice but may there be a better treatment?

Restless leg syndrome.  Consumer Reports offers medical advice but may there be a better treatment? Is Restless Leg Syndrome, (also known as Willis-Ekbom disease) a disease or just misunderstood by mainstream medicine?  In 2011, the book Cheating Mother Nature’s chapter on the condition advised that mechanical problems in the pelvis and the surrounding musculature and joints is why people experience the condition.  The condition is more common in females and which may be caused by the width of their hips and its overall affect on their knees and their body structure. The condition causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs due to discomfort and a sensation Read More »

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend.

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend. Statistically, Americans are taking more medications than ever before, and spending more on them than any other country in the world.  Some doctors are beginning to resist this trend but more often than not, drugs designed to improve our lives are hampering it in more ways than we can imagine.   The other concern is that we are often getting medical advice that usually ends with us taking a prescription medication, rather than advice that can naturally improve our health without the cost or the side effects. The growing Read More »

Which sun screen should you buy? Consumer Reports gives their annual list of the best ways to protect the skin you’re in.

Which sun screen should you buy?  Consumer Reports gives their annual list of the best ways to protect the skin you’re in. It’s summertime and we are getting outdoors more than we did two months before.  Whether you go to the beach, drive with the top down or stay at the pool, you need to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. One of the benefits of sunshine is that your body produced vitamin D, a nutrient many of us may be deficient in. Every year, Consumer Reports tests and reports on the different sun screens and their effectiveness.  If you Read More »

Consumer Reports joins the discussion on back pain relief without drugs or surgery and offers some good advice.

Consumer Reports joins the discussion on back pain relief without drugs or surgery and offers some good advice. Consumer Reports has just weighed in on how to get back pain relief without drugs or surgery. The Annals of Internal Medicine this past February was joined by the NY Times, Men’s Health and others regarding back pain.  The data clearly suggests that those who suffer from back pain should take a drug and surgery free approach first. We believe that back pain is a movement issue, which can vary from person to person.   Risk factors are usually familial since those traits are Read More »