Category Archives: Human Articles

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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Osteoporosis and Curcumin Therapy Benefits

Over 55% of all adults over the age of 50 suffer with osteoporosis or low bone density.  That is over 44 million people living with an increased risk of bone fracture and overall bone weakness on a daily basis.  Osteoporosis is a systemic bone condition which can also reduce the average life expectancy, more in men than in women, creating an increased state of frailty and susceptibility to injury.  Current therapy options offer hope and benefits for many, but what about herbs, specifically curcumin?  Could curcumin impact the progression of osteoporosis? Are there benefits to adding curcumin or turmeric to your daily regimen? (more…)

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Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, Triphala Prevention and Management

Over one half of all American adults suffer from gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease conditions affecting the mouth.  This number is staggering and considering the close connections between poor oral health and many disease conditions, it should serve as a wake-up call.  The long term affects reach much further than just the risk of tooth loss, but can also create an increased risk to cardiovascular disease, liver and kidney problems, and overall digestive disturbances.  Current treatment options are limited in regards to the benefits to the patients and lead to months or years of ongoing suffering.  Are there better options that might pose a higher level of benefit to the patient, beyond traditionally recommended approaches? (more…)

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Breast Cancer and the Gut Microbiome

The gastrointestinal microbiome consists of over 100 billion micro-organisms per gram of foodstuff or fecal material present in our digestive tract.  That is a significant number of bacteria, yeast, and protozoal organisms living together, impacting not just our digestion but our overall health. The gastrointestinal microbiome is becoming a very hot area of research over the past decade with many connections with current day chronic health ailments, but is there a connection with cancer malignancy, specifically breast cancer in women?  Could this gastrointestinal microbiome potentially predispose women to breast cancer when it is out of balance or greatly influence progression of the disease? (more…)

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Stress; Impact on Health and Disease

Stress is something that we all encounter daily in our lives, yet, may not realize the true health implications.  This stress response is the reason why we adapt and hopefully overcome new challenges, whether if that is a new task at work, a new exercise routine, or environmental changes.  It is what hopefully makes us stronger, more resilient. Those stressors create a stress response in our body, which then we hopefully adapt to over time.  The question is how much stress is our body supposed to handle, and how does chronic stress exposure impact our health and disease occurrence? (more…)

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Taking Control of Your Health- It Can Be Done!

Our health is likely one of the most valuable assets that each of us has, yet many don’t often contemplate this fact.  For some, their health is a constant factor in their mind while for others, it doesn’t come up in a thought until a major problem arises.  According to the National Health Council, over 50% of adults contend with a chronic health ailment.  Additionally, over 60% of Americans are on at least one prescription medication.  Yet, less than 3% of Americans live a ‘healthy’ lifestyle.  Likely, based on my experience, if you asked that 97% that didn’t live a healthy lifestyle if they did have control over their health, a large percentage would reply ‘no’.  Considering the asset that our health is to each of us, we need to realize that control is within our grasp.  Changes can be made with minimal effort, which can reap tremendous benefits in the short and long term.   (more…)

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Health and the Mind-Body Connection

Health and happiness.  Something we all seek and struggle to find in some situations.  Health is a commodity, an asset of sorts that most of us would likely spend a fortune in obtaining.  The truth is that no matter how much you spend, how many medications you take, or how many supplements you incorporate into your daily regimen, there is often one missing factor for most of us.  This one missing factor is the mind-body connection, and our mental factors.  Most will dismiss this factor, but the connection between the mind and overall health is tremendous.  Achieving this connection can make all of the difference in assisting you to acquire your ideal state of health, but also happiness on many levels.  (more…)

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Is a Cure For Cancer on the Horizon?

Cancer.  A topic that I have covered in many articles over the years and something very close to my heart as I, and many others, have been impacted personally.  It is a word that most of us fear, mainly because there is a lack of understanding of the subject.  The incidence of cancer is climbing in the human race, with an estimated 40% or more of us to be impacted personally within our lifetimes.  When we fear something, we want to eliminate it, make it go away.  Thus, as humans, we struggle and fight to find a cure that will end all of our fears and sweep this subject under the carpet.  After the decades of research and billions of dollars raised, are we any closer to a cure? More importantly, will there ever be a cure to cancer? (more…)

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