Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as frequent infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the body’s most important organs. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid, and they keep levels of electrolytes stable. They make hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells, and help bones

ZZZZZZZ….

Sleep, ah, wonderful sleep! Sleep is the time when your body “reboots. Healing occurs during sleep and is vital to your survival. If you are not sleeping enough which includes enough hours as well as enough high-quality sleep, your health will suffer. The phrase “you can sleep when you die” is asking you to die

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets may have big health benefits. The study was conducted by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the

I Love Cod Liver Oil

I Love Cod Liver Oil

Why would anyone love cod liver oil? It’s so beneficial to the heart that I thought that I would open up February – the month of love – with info on cod liver oil, why I love cod liver oil, and why it’s just so darn healthy… We were having a discussion about the benefits

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Here’s another National Heart Health Month challenge. Join me in pledging to eat more fish for a healthy heart! A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content. According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad

Back Pain and Mental Health

Back Pain and Mental Health

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: An article in Medical News discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems? Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to

Preventing Heart Disease Through Your Gut

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: We’ve all heard the expression, “I feel it in my gut.” Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated — for the first time — that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products. This novel approach centers around