60 Second Friendly Bacteria

“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually

60 Second Fibromyalgia

A clinical state of chronic, widespread muscle pain, the term “fibromyalgia” means pain in the fibrous tissue – muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Fibromyalgia has become more common today and affects up to 5% of the population. Many sufferers ache all over and experience fatigue, foggy thinking, irritability, and sleep problems. The muscles feel pulled, and

60 Second Drugs

If you have concerns about educating children and youth about the dangers of drug abuse, look no further! You can log on to 14 different free online short courses including “The Truth About Prescription Drugs” and “The Truth About Heroin”. There are first-hand testimonials, hard-hitting facts, and material that keeps students engaged. The drug epidemic

60 Second Magnesium

Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans, and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake. Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of

60 Second Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be due to muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support, sleeping in a poor quality bed, and repetitive stress. Get a good bed if yours isn’t wonderful, use a supportive chair for sitting, learn to lift correctly,

60 Second Inflammation

Inflammation is a term used when the cells of the body do not function correctly — their chemistry is “off”. It does not mean that you have a red or swollen area. You can have inflammation without having pain. When the inflammation gets bad enough, a body part will fail. Irritable bowel syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,

60 Seconds to Better Bone Health

According to a recent study at the University of Surrey in Surrey, England, potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate), which are plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important role in improving bone health. The results also showed that these potassium salts contained in fruits and vegetables reduce bone resorption, the process by which bone is

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the