Category Archives: Human Articles

Obesity and Cancer Risk Connection

Are you overweight or even obese?  Even by just a ‘smidge’ by your standards?  Has your body mass index or BMI seen better days?  Is your doctor, spouse, or other loved one expressing concern?  How about you? How do you feel about yourself, your energy, or your abilities?  Why is your weight such a concern, you may ask?  The reality is that your weight is a risk factor for many diseases, but cancer is close to the top. Obesity and being overweight in general, increases your risk of cancer, of any organ system.  This is a well-known fact.  Obesity is a killer on many levels, but very closely linked to many different types of cancer.  Let’s look at why! (more…)

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Colon Cancer; Prevention and Management Options

Colon cancer is one more form of cancer that we have all become very well aware of in the past decade or two, impacting 1 out of 24 adults in their lifetime.  This equates to about 4.15% incidence rate and causing an estimated 51,000 deaths in the United States in 2019 according to the American Cancer Society.  While those statistics may seem low, relatively speaking, the incidence of colon polyps in the average American range around 15-20% or 1 in 5 people.  Seeing the increasing rise in incidence in both colon polyps and cancer, one may believe they are not in control, but the opposite is actually true. Let’s look at some options that appear to provide the most benefits regarding possible prevention and even management of both colon cancer and polyps. (more…)

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Your Body’s Service Engine Light Is On! Are You Listening?

Do you wake up in the morning stiff and in pain?  Do you have  trouble sleeping, thinking it is your mattress?  Do you experience anxiety, depression, or even forgetfulness?  Sore back, stiff joints, which are limiting your abilities and desires?  Gaining weight and having trouble shedding a few pounds?  Swollen legs and ankles?  This is your body’s ‘Service Engine’ light that is coming on!  Are you listening or ignoring it? (more…)

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What Are You Feeding Your Body? Nutrition and Health

Nutrition.  A powerful word when you fully grasp its meaning and yet, the word implies different ideas to many people.  Food is our source for nutrition and nutrition is the aspect of that food which supplies for and rebuilds our health.  Fruits and vegetables, including grains, are the foundation for nutrition, as these are the food sources from which true nutrition is derived.  From macro- to micronutrients, all is provided for in ample quantities to sustain your body, mend it, and defend it in the future.  The question is what ‘food’ are you providing as fuel for your body, and how do you feel? (more…)

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Male Testosterone, Libido, Impotence and Shilajit

Testosterone, low libido, and impotence are a common problem in men as they age, due to related cellular changes in the body.  However, these health concerns are also becoming evident in much younger populations, so the tide is shifting to an extent.  Most men just relate these issues to a reduced testosterone level, which may be true, but these clinical signs could indicate much deeper and serious health ailments that could lead to bigger problems.  Herbs, diet, and exercise can all impact testosterone, libido, and impotence on some level, however, there is another tool in the shed called Shilajit, which might pack a real punch to overall health and testosterone in men. (more…)

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Bone Health, Joint Function, and Shilajit Extract

Bone health, in regards to bone thinning and weakness, are a major health concern for both men and women as we age.  It is a known fact that our bones gradually become weaker and less dense with age, but all to often we are left without a real solution, or at least a medication to remedy our concerns.  Falling and fractures become a real worry for many, but there are options outside of traditional therapeutics that may lend a helping hand and make a real difference.  Shilajit may be one of many possible natural solutions that deserves a look to help improve your bone health and maybe longevity! (more…)

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Passion, Sexual Intimacy, and Health

Intimacy is something that most of us have experienced at some point in time in our life, but as we age, this intimacy becomes less frequent.  One obvious reason is a decline in interest as we age, or maybe that our bodies just are not capable on some level.  This intimacy may be sexual related but also extends to other aspects of our lives.  While there are many reasons for that reduced intimacy or passion, are these reasons reflective of our overall health?  Meaning, is the decrease in our sexual relations or overall level of passion a sign of poor health and more importantly, could the opposite be true, in that a sign of good health is a higher level of sexual relations and passion? (more…)

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Steps to Acquiring Youthful Health and Longevity

Ah, the good old days, when we were younger, able to do more, stronger, higher energy, and quicker recoveries from injuries.  Then, age sets in and our bodies begin to change.  Our energy levels drop, daily pain becomes a routine, our skin wrinkles and looses elasticity, our hair grays or maybe even falls out, our vision and hearing become impaired, our memories and thought patterns change. For most of us, as we age, one of the most valuable assets we have is our health and often, we are desiring what we used to have maybe five, ten, or even 20 years before.  Can we re-acquire our youthful health and increase our longevity? Is it possible to turn back the clock?  Well, I’m in that over 50 group, so this is a desire that I have as well.  Let’s see what science and experience tells us. (more…)

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Inflammation, Your Health, and Bacterial Microbiomes

Your health.  It is one commodity that seems to get scarcer and more limited as time passes by, but is there a connection with the many bacterial microbiomes in your body?  Aches, pains, general discomfort and reduced range of motion.  Reduced heart function, circulation, and impaired blood sugar regulation.  Increased body weight and reduced stamina or ability to do what we once could.  Impaired mental, cognitive function, depression and cancer.  All clinical problems associated with a reduced state of health and potentially an unbalanced microbiome.  Health is something that most perceive as being limited due to our aging process and also something that cannot be bought, replaced or achieved.  Is this the way you feel, about your own health?  Are you truly limited or is this just an illusion?  Let’s look deeper at the many bacterial microbiomes in our body and see if there is an connection and something that can be done to further push us towards our goals of health. (more…)

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Alzheimer’s Disease; Prevention or Cure?

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared conditions associated with aging in people, likely next to cancer and ranked above cardiovascular disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is often a very progressive dementia condition associated with aging that leaves many helpless, not only as the patient but the caregiver.  In today’s society, we often ban together to find cures for various health conditions that threaten our health, especially as we age, but all too often the cures that we expect to see, just never manifest.  Like many other health conditions, Alzheimer’s disease is complex and there are many facets to the disease process, often developing over time, not overnight.  Despite the millions if not billions of dollars spent on Alzheimer’s research, there is no cure in sight, but this research has shed some lights on lifestyle factors that could be potent means of prevention.  Should we pay more attention to what has been revealed to us, regarding Alzheimer’s prevention, rather than holding our breath waiting on that cure? (more…)

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