What Is Cholesterol


Low in cholesterol

Have you just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and are wondering where to go from here? You aren’t alone. An alarming number of people across the United States and around the world have been told that they need to reduce their cholesterol or suffer the consequences, but how can this be done? Take a look Read More


Springing Back Into Shape



Now that we are almost four months into the new year, many people have lost the steam they had in January for committing to a workout regime. But what can really hold you back is the pressure you place upon yourself to meet your pre-conceived goals and ideas. You may have set the bar too Read More


Herbs And Spices Effective For Lowering Salt Intake



A behavioral study designed to teach and encourage adults to flavor their foods with herbs and spices also led to a decrease in sodium consumption. Those taking part in the 20-week study consumed 966 milligrams less of salt per day than their counterparts. The study was broken down into two phases. For the first phase, Read More


What Is Oral Thrush?



Oral thrush is a condition which affects the soft tissues of the mouth where an overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Candida Albicans causes problems. This candida fungus is actually present in most people’s bodies in smaller amounts and is kept under control by your body’s immune system. Sometimes, however, the amounts of candida grow Read More


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


fennel seeds

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