Articles by Mary West Contributing Writer
- Mary West is a natural health enthusiast, as she believes this area can profoundly enhance wellness. She is the creator of a natural healing website where she focuses on solutions to health problems that work without side effects. You can visit her site and learn more at AlternativeMedicineTruth.com. Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies
The sweating induced from a sauna helps excrete the toxins we're exposed to every day, resulting in a remarkable array of health benefits. The balance of your intestinal flora can impact everything from your emotional well-being to your physical health. And believe it or not, probiotics play a much bigger role in healing and prevention than most people think. Researchers have found that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and celecoxib, during an acute respiratory infection may triple the risk of a heart attack. Can two gardening sessions per week make a difference in your physical and psychological health? In a recent study, this activity produced smaller waistlines as well as improvements in endurance, hand dexterity, cognition and mood. Because previous studies have linked high levels of blood inflammatory markers to bone loss, researchers at Ohio State University decided to investigate whether or not anti-inflammatory foods could play a role in supporting healthy bones. Most people allow themselves access to food for 12 hours or more each day, but a new study indicates that cutting back on this timespan may hold the secret to natural weight loss. We can no longer deny the science behind our need for better sleep. More and more research points to the relationship between lack of sleep and health concerns like memory problems, obesity and even heart disease. An eye-opening investigation now warns that 80 percent of medical reviews are tainted by the commercial industries that fund them. Here's why this is a major problem. Can an exercise known as "chair yoga" put an end to daily aches and pains? Many arthritis sufferers are finding new hope after a promising study found chair yoga is an effective alternative treatment for arthritis. Most of us can still hear our mothers telling us to sit up straight, even if it has been decades since we were children. As frustrating as the order may have been at the time, a new study provides good reason for heeding the advice: It may completely change your mood — and in a number of ways.