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.

Heart Disease: Is Inflammation the Real Culprit?

A new study found that an anti-inflammatory drug lowered the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes and possibly lung cancer in participants. But is it worth the risks?

Gum Disease Can Increase Cancer and Alzheimer’s Risk

Research has shown that periodontal disease affects much more than just your gums and teeth: It increases the likelihood of serious health maladies. Here's what you can do to cut the risk.

Can Swiss Cheese Extend Your Lifespan?

Although cheese tends to be thought of as an indulgence, studies in recent years have found that the food contains various health-promoting properties.

Snacking on Almonds Can Boost Good Cholesterol Levels and Function

As another win for this nutty snack, researchers have found that including almonds in your diet regularly can help increase "good" HDL cholesterol and improve its function of removing "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Put Down the Can: Diet Drinks and Foods Officially Linked to Diabetes and Weight Gain

Researchers have found that diet drinks and food actually defeat the exact purpose for which they were intended — increasing the likelihood of both diabetes and weight gain.

What Happens Just 9 Days After Giving Up High Fructose Corn Syrup

Scientists found that ditching foods containing high fructose corn syrup can do remarkable things for your body — and in just 9 days.

This Weight-Loss “Solution” Caused Five Deaths

Don't be fooled — this risky weight loss approach has already been linked to five deaths.

Nanoparticles Loaded with Curcumin Can Kill Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles may be small, but this discovery is huge, as science may have found another amazing use for curcumin, the yellow-pigmented part of the spice turmeric.

13 Crazy Tricks People Swear By for Motion Sickness

Motion sickness doesn't have to be unbearable. Here are several natural ways to deal with the discomfort.

3 Spices to Help Whittle Your Middle

These three spices are powerful tools when trying to lose weight — especially in that pesky midsection.