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.

Study: Chair Yoga Is an Effective Treatment for Arthritis (Video Included!)

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.

Eating More Berries May Ward Off a Common Heart Concern

A new study finds anthocyanins, the brightly colored antioxidant pigments in berries, can help prevent the inflammatory response that causes atherosclerosis.

Love Spicy Things? Chili Peppers May Increase Longevity

Could adding a little spice to your life actually help to extend it? Earlier studies have associated chili peppers with a wide range of health benefits, but a new study provides evidence that it may even help you live longer.

Could Fasting Be a Potent Weapon Against Cancer?

A recent study found intermittent fasting hindered the start as well as reversed the progression of two forms of childhood leukemia. Earlier research has provided evidence of the cancer-fighting properties of the practice as well. It’s conceivable that it could be a potent weapon against malignancies.

5 Positive Effects Nature Has on Your Mind and Body

Regular exposure to nature can profoundly affect your mind and overall wellness. It can heal, soothe and restore as well as enable you to bond with others. Here is more about what nature does to your physical, emotional, mental and social health.

6 Things You Didn’t Know Were Linked to Heart Failure

Research finds certain foods and beverages, as well as environmental chemicals and lifestyle practices, can impact the heart much more than we think, leading to heart failure or heart attacks.

Does a High Fat Diet Increase Spread of Cancer?

According to research, unhealthy fats may cause cancer cells to multiply at an accelerated rate. But it's important to know which types of fat to avoid.

Need a Quick Brain Boost? Science Says Do This

A study finds a certain kind of breathing stimulates various areas within the brain. When you breathe in this manner, you can expect enhanced emotional judgments and improved memory.

Tomato Extract: A Surprising Alternative to Daily Aspirin?

Millions of Americans take a daily dose of aspirin to thin the blood in hopes of reducing their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Is it possible that tomato extract could produce a similar benefit?

75% of Cancer Stem Cells Died When Attacked By Compound in These Veggies

Potent cancer-fighters are hidden within the leaves, stalks, husks and stems of cruciferous vegetables like watercress and broccoli.