October 22-31, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Moringa: The New Super Food?

Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and disease-fighting phytochemicals—nutrients especially lacking in developing countries where diets are deficit—the leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree (also known as the horseradish tree) are a life line.

Tips to Keep Produce Fresh and Safe

According to research conducted in 2004 at the University of Arizona, Americans toss an average of 470 pounds of food per year. That's 14 percent of all food purchased! Furthermore, we throw away about a ½ pound of fruits and vegetables daily.

Keep Your Heart Healthy in Every Season

If you live in northern climes, shoveling snow is usually the worst part of the lovely, white scenery. Shoveling can be physically stressful and exhausting. If you're not conditioned for outdoor activities in the cold, over exertion can increase the risk of heart attack.

Do People Really Shrink Over Time?

Starting at about age 40, most people lose approximately a half-inch of height per decade. The reason: degeneration and compression of spinal discs and vertebrae, which begin to show wear-and-tear damage during middle age. As the spongy pads that protect and separate our vertebrae become thinner and less flexible, our spine becomes shorter.

Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders: Is There a Link?

Dangerous alcohol use and having an unhealthy relationship with food can be chronic, long-term problems and claim far too many lives each year. According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in 6 people in the US have a drinking problem and approximately 10 million Americans are believed to suffer from potentially life-threatening eating disorders.

Change Your Life and Achieve Your Goals

Whether you are aiming to lose weight, find the perfect job or partner or just make a new friend, the dialogue that runs through your head is vital to realizing your dreams. If you allow the word can't to dominate your thoughts, your goals don't have half a chance.

Have You and Your Spouse Grown Apart?

Having a good marriage can be hard work for many couples. In any relationship that stands the test of time, there are mutual feelings of respect, trust, and intimacy. But when those feelings are challenged by misunderstandings, dishonesty, or abusive behavior, relationships break down as one or both of you begin to feel disconnected from the partner you thought you knew.

Speed Skater and Dancer Apolo Ohno: Living With A Respiratory Disorder

There's no stopping Apolo Anton Ohno. At the age of 14, Ohno was the youngest-ever U.S. short-track speed skating national champion and went on to become a 12-time national champion before transitioning from athlete to another career that required peak physical shape: performing on "Dancing with the Stars," the ABC reality show.

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