Older people who struggle to balance on one leg for 20 seconds are more likely to have a stroke, researchers claimed yesterday.
The simple test identifies those in need of extra support because they are more likely to have poor brain health, such as undiagnosed damaged and bleeding small blood vessels. Read more
Friday, December 19, 2014
According to a new study, Older people who cannot balance on one leg for twenty seconds are more likely to have a stroke.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Low back pain is a common problem, but three exercises can help relieve the pain, says Edward Group.
Low back pain is a common complaint among old and young alike, and the causes are as numerous as the levels of severity experienced by sufferers. While the cause of back pain is important, it’s not necessarily going to fully bring about ease to the current situation. Exercises for low back pain may be helpful for reducing painful symptoms and may help provide strength and promote flexibility. Improved health of the spine, which naturally results from doing these exercises, may help ease pain and provide an improved quality of life. Read more
Monday, December 15, 2014
One mineral has been found to reduce "all cause" mortality dramatically, says Alexandra Preston.
Magnesium is a common element that has many functions in the human body, from energy production to providing bone density. It is also necessary for cardiovascular health. In fact, this simple mineral has been shown in a German study to dramatically reduce both cardiovascular disease mortality rates and the mortality rates from all causes. Read more
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Electrolyte minerals, which provide the force that powers your body, are a commonly overlooked category of nutrients, says Margaret Durst.
Trace minerals are a category of nutrients that are commonly overlooked but very important to our health. One of most important roles of trace elements is as an electrolyte. Our bodies are bioelectric. Each cell acts as a tiny battery with its own electrical force powered by electrolyte minerals. Read more
Monday, December 8, 2014
Eating blueberries can improve your night vision, reduce eyestrain, and improve weak eyesight, says Jonathan Benson.
The health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce eyestrain and improve weak eyesight. Read more
Friday, December 5, 2014
If you're trying to eat gluten-free but still want to eat grains, Edward Group lists the six best alternatives to wheat and corn.
Grains are a dietary staple for many people, despite their subpar nutritional status. Wheat and corn are the most consumed grains in the world and their proliferation into the food market makes them almost impossible to avoid. An added problem with corn is that it’s often genetically modified, a practice that presents its own concerns. And, of course, for many people, the gluten content in wheat does a terrible number on their digestive system. Fortunately, there are several alternative grains that provide better nutrition without the problems. Read more
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Dr. Joe Alton explains how to prevent and treat styes yourself.
The family caregiver has to be able to handle problems that occur in times of disaster and good times as well. One common issue they’ll encounter is that of styes. Read more