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 Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies.

Walking Can Help Older Adults Live Longer

A new study adds to the evidence that walking has a longevity benefit. It suggests older adults who walk regularly have a greater likelihood of living longer.

Stress Causes as Much Harm to Digestive System as Junk Food

The negative effects of stress on overall health can’t be overstated. A new study has suggested that it causes as much harm to the microbial community in the female gut as a high-fat diet.

More Evidence of Link Between Statins and Diabetes

The use of satin drugs has already been associated with over 300 adverse health effects, and now, a study has found that long-term use may increase type 2 diabetes risk by 30 percent in high-risk individuals.

Reading May Be the Key to Living Longer

Science has found one more healthful lifestyle practice that can prolong your life, as reading books regularly has been found to boast longevity benefits.

Why Are Some Older People Ridiculously Healthy? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

Researchers have found that “ridiculously healthy” seniors have something in common with 30-year-olds that may account for their excellent health and absence of disease.

Blueberries Can Improve Your Grandkids’ Brainpower

Looking for a healthy and nutritious snack to feed your grandkids? Well, look no further than blueberries, shown to be nutrition powerhouses.

High-Sugar Diet Increases Heart Disease Risk (Even in Healthy People)

A new study has found that even a healthy person can greatly suffer when too much sugar is consumed.

5 Worst Chemicals in Your Cleaning Products (and the Safe Alternatives to Use Instead)

Did you know that many of the products we use to clean our homes are full of toxins? Here are some common household chemicals, as well as safe, natural alternatives.

Yikes! Three-Fourths of World’s Honey Contains a Harmful Pesticide

A new report has found that 75 percent of the world’s honey is contaminated with a certain type of pesticide.

Eat Smart: Avocados, Nuts and Olive Oil Linked to Higher Intelligence

A new has found that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are present in avocados, nuts and olive oil, are linked to general intelligence.