More than ten out of a hundred people suffer from migraines, debilitating headaches that can cause blinding, throbbing pain, lasting from a few hours to several days. If you’ve ever had one, you know they are nothing like ordinary headaches. Unfortunately, I am myself one of these migraine sufferers.
Heart disease is not just a man’s demise. One in thirty women die of breast cancer, but one in three die from cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks or stroke. Women need to take control of their cardiovascular health and learn the risk factors.
New Year’s resolutions are a time to set new goals for a healthier you. Whether you are resolved to achieve a healthy weight, boost your immune system, fight inflammation, live a more peaceful life, get in touch with your environment, or simply feel and look better, the answer to all of the above is simple: Power up on a plant-based diet strategy!
Like it or not, everyone gets older, day by day. As a regular fitness exerciser or athlete, you might wonder how aging impacts your performance, and what you can do to retain your youthful vigor. The following information can help you chart a healthy course into a long and healthy future.
When I ask my patients why they come to see me, inevitably it’s because they want to be healthy, get healthy, stay healthy, get healthier, or some variation of this kind. Rarely over the years have I thought to ask them: Why? Rarely, if ever, have they thought to ask themselves this question. I accepted that what they seemed to be saying was that their health was the ultimate objective.
Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause of his or her misery.