Other Disease & Disorders

Do Hot Dogs Kill You?…Maybe


A new study conducted by Harvard University School of Public Health reminds us that eating too much red meat increases death caused by heart disease and cancer by up to 21 percent. This isn’t necessarily new information, but the study does offer some good, accurate results worth taking a look at… Read More…

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

It may sound crazy, but there is some truth to the idea that your job can in fact make you sick, cause you to gain weight, and even increase your odds of having a heart attack. People who work long hours staring at a computer all day (I’m in trouble!) are at an increased risk of adverse health effects. Obviously, you can’t just quit your job in an effort to avoid work-related illness, but knowing the most common causes can help you in treating and/or avoiding them in the first place. Read the infographic below to learn some interesting and alarming facts about health problems caused by working a 9-to-5. Read More…

Exercise to Boost Your Immune System

Here we go once again; Cold and flu season has arrived! It’s almost inevitable that you become exposed to cold and flu viruses at one time or another in the next few months, but that doesn’t necessarily have to mean you have to succumb to these threats without putting up a fight. What’s one of the best defenses when it comes to fighting cold and flue viruses? Exercise is one of the best, if not the best, preventative measures you can use to defeat these annoying and potentially life-threatening viruses. Read More…

The Dangers of Eating Fruit to Your Teeth

Guest post by Richard who is a keen upholder of oral health, having spent much of his time working with the dentistry guide. He enjoys writing on health, dentistry and eco living, and hopes you will pay him a visit at @thefreshhealth.

Fruit is a healthy food that is very beneficial to the body. The vitamins and nutrients found in fruits can ward of very harmful diseases and illnesses. Moreover, fruits are very tasty and colorful. However, not many people stop to think about the damaging effects of fruit, though not many. In fact, unless you are allergic, fruit tends to only hurt one part of your body, your teeth. Read More…

Washroom Hygiene: 10 Important Facts

(Guest posting by Arron B. — Thanks Arron!)
The dirtiest surface in any washroom isn’t necessarily the the toilet. Hands are most responsible for spreading germs in any environment, and even more so in washrooms. This important fact must be kept in mind when it comes to washroom cleanliness. Here are ten useful tips to consider when it comes to staying sanitary in the bathroom…

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How Long Does it take to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol Levels?

Cholesterol is an essential substance in your body required for good health, however, too much of it can lead to the buildup of arterial plaque. As arteries become blocked, the risk of heart attack increases. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 75 percent of your total calorie level is manufactured within your own body while the remaining 25 percent enters your body in the food you eat. Dietary cholesterol is only found in animal products, such as dairy, eggs, meats and fish. You can improve your cholesterol levels surprisingly quickly using all-natural techniques. Read More…

Can Plaque Be Removed From Your Arteries With Exercise?

Arterial plaque is a fatty substance that builds up in your arteries as you age. It is caused by several factors, including high cholesterol, a bad diet and a low physical activity level. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart and as they become clogged with plaque, coronary artery disease can develop. Coronary artery disease can lead to heart attacks and angina, or pain in the chest. Exercise can help to lower this risk by removing arterial plaque; it’s also one of the best all-natural ways to prevent the buildup of plaque.

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Are You At Risk of a Caffeine Overdose?

Guest post from blogger Robert Milton. He blogs for Jollyville Dental, an Austin dentist, who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures and Invisalign braces.

Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world. We start our days with a cup of coffee, maybe enjoy a soda with lunch, snack on some chocolate, reach for an energy drink by mid-afternoon, and if there’s a big project that evening—we might even take an over-the-counter caffeine pill to stay awake and get the job done. Everybody could use a boost sometimes, right? Read More…

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