Who Needs Electrolytes and Why?

Many people talk about electrolytes but do you have any idea what electrolyte really is? Being among the smallest of chemicals...

Probiotics and Blood Pressure

They’re called flora. Their name comes from the Roman goddess of plants, flowers and fertility, and refers to the plant life occurring in a particular region. The region in this case is the…

Treat Your Asthma Gingerly

If numbers can be trusted (99% of all statistics being made up on the spot), there are almost 25 million cases of asthma in the United States. Out of almost 314 million people in the country, that…

Keeping Your Electrolytes in Balance

Without electrolytes, physiological stability—called homeostasis—goes haywire and nerve and muscle function are disturbed, body fluid balance is upset, and other critical body workings are…

Flaxseed, Exercise and Your Heart

The heart is a muscle, the most important one on the list. Legs that hurt from pedaling a bike all over the county or biceps that burn from curls are little more than an annoyance. A heart that hurts…

Reduce Inflammation through Weight Loss

Some of us know inflammation too well. When getting out of bed in the morning becomes an auditory event in your joints that rivals a flamenco dancer’s castanets, you know inflammation. What you may…

Why Bother Exercising?

In our earnest attempts to maintain physical fitness and overall wellness, we occasionally overdo it. Strengthening the muscles and the cardiovascular system, fine tuning athletic skills for a…

Blood Pressure and Vitamin C

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood, and, if it stays elevated for a long time, can cause myriad health problems, including heart…

Exercise And The Common Cold

Some things never come our way, no matter how hard we try. Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could win the trillion dollar lottery at least once? Or maybe twice? On the other hand, some things do…

Athletes And Fuel – Feeling Fuelish?

When it comes to fueling an athlete, there had been as many approaches as there are sports to play. Several respected bodies have merged philosophies to incorporate and publicize nutritional…