Can Watermelon Lower Your Blood Pressure



Can watermelon really lower your blood pressure? Yes, according to a new study conducted by Arturo Figueroa, a Florida State University associate professor. The findings – published in the American Journal of Hypertension – state that watermelon can significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals at rest and while under stress. The study took the Read More


Spider Veins – Causes And Treatments



The red, purple and blue lines that can be seen through the skin are called spider veins. These are simply blood vessels that are dilated and have now twisted or turned and sometimes appear in short fine lines or clusters or spider web shapes. They mostly appear on either the legs or face or else Read More


Running And Cardio Activities Preserve Thinking Skills



A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology reports that young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age – 43 to 55. The study involved 2,747 healthy people with an average age of 25. For the Read More


The Dangers Of MSG



We hear multiple sources lamenting the dangers of MSG, but do we really understand just how bad this compound can be? Research has found that monosodium glutamate – or sodium glutamate – is one of the most common non-essential amino acids. It has also been found to be one of the most dangerous. The Facts Read More


DENTAL TIP – Important Lessons Of Owning A Dental Practice



Former NCAA basketball coach John Wooden became a co-owner of a dental practice in Phoenix, Ariz. with Dr. Paul Nielson in May 2007. Before his death in 2010 the two worked tirelessly  to develop their self-described fixer-upper into an ideal practice. In a post for Takacs Learning Center, Wooden detailed several important lessons he has Read More


A Dental Discussion With Dr. Saul Pressner, DMD



Dr. Saul M. Pressner is highly trained in all phases of dentistry and has been in practice since 1981. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and earned certification in Family Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he served a two-year family dental residency. He is Read More


DENTAL NEWS – Are Cavities Contagious?


Little girl visit dentist surgery with mother

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. Tooth decay can have a detrimental effect Read More


STUDY – Urban Gardeners Unaware Of How To Manage Soil Contaminants



Eating fruits and vegetables grown in urban gardens offers many health benefits, but according to a new study, lack of knowledge about planting soils may pose a health threat. The study – from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and featured in PLOS One – identifies factors and challenges related to the perceived Read More


Natural Treatments For Gum Boils



Gum boils most often appear when you have developed an infection or an abscess below the tooth. These can be exceptionally painful and can prevent you from getting the nutrition you need from eating comfortably. If you think you may have developed a gum boil, then you should visit your dentist for professional advice as Read More


What Are The Health Benefits Of Fennel


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Fennel is one of the herbs that often gets overlooked in the average kitchen, but not using it may result in you missing out on some of the excellent benefits fennel has to offer. Dive into recipes that take advantage of this flavorful ingredient and find out how you can best take advantage of the Read More


Psoriasis Treatment – The Most Common Options



Psoriasis is a condition in which red and itchy patches form on the skin and are often covered by scales.  If you are suffering from plaque psoriasis, you would experience pain and discomfort. The exact cause of the disease is not known, but is probably related to hereditary and environmental factors. Psoriasis can be present Read More


Protein And Exercise For Calorie-Burning Success



Exercise scientists at the University of Arkansas report that following a high-protein meal with 30 minutes of moderate exercise is an effective way to burn calories for some women. This is especially true when compared to exercising on an empty stomach. The findings are detailed in an accepted study for the Journal of Science and Read More


Can Lingonberries Help Prevent Weight Gain?



Lingonberries are known as mountain cranberries or partridge berries in North America from Alaska to Labrador and have the botanical name of Vaccinium vitis-idaea. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently discovered that consuming lingonberries can prevent weight gain in those with a high-fat diet. They also found that lingonberries – known as cowberries in Read More


Have You Tried These Superfoods?



There are many foods that have been found to have nutritional benefits above and beyond what normal foods seem to have. The greatest of these are given the title of superfoods. Take a look at these superfoods and how to include them in your diet to take advantage of the many health benefits available. What Read More


Honey – A New Solution To Fighting Infections


Jar of honey and wooden drizzler isolated on white

While honey has previously been used in medicine as a topical dressing, it is now believed to play a larger role in fighting infections. Natural honey is being called a sweet solution to the problem of bacterial resistance in antibiotics, says a recent study presented at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Read More