There have been recent news reports that the over-the-counter heartburn drug, Zantac (ranitidine), contains trace amounts of a carcinogen, NDMA. That sounds scary, but the drug HAS NOT been recalled, and patients are not being told to stop taking it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to figure out why NDMA is present in ranitidine, and whether or not it’s a health risk.
Coincidence? No. A mild climate and lots of opportunities for urban hiking, kayaking, and biking keep us active. But I read more and more studies that associate green spaces with better overall health.
OK, this title is a little misleading. I don’t think we should eat these foods just for their alleged anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation, after all, is part of a healthy body’s healing process. It’s what helps us fight infection and heal wounds.
The real culprit to poor health is chronic inflammation, which has been associated with all kinds of diseases including diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and cancer.… read on
Beating stress is one of the basic tenets of good health, especially emotional health.
What is one of the most simple, low-cost, and effective stress busters?
And it’s drug-free, too!
Unlike power walking that increases cardiac fitness and helps us bag those 10,000 daily steps, mindful walking (aka walking meditation) sharpens our ability to stay in the moment. It encourages us to ignore—for just a few minutes every … read on