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10 Essential Rules of Good Health

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

Portions of Measles Outbreaks Are Due to Vaccine Reactions and Not Wild Measles Virus

When you hear about reported cases of measles, did you know that a portion of those affected may be experiencing a reaction to the live virus measles vaccine? In a Journal of Clinical Microbiology paper,1 researchers describe new technology developed to "rapidly distinguish between measles cases and vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary outbreak response measures...

Click Therapeutics teams up with Otsuka on digital therapeutic for major depressive disorder

This morning Otsuka America, a subsidiary of the Japanese pharma company, announced that it is teaming up with Click Therapeutics, maker of software as a prescription medical treatment, to create a new digital therapeutic to treat major depressive disorder (MDD).  The goal of the partnership is to develop a software app that will employ cognitive...

Zucchini, Hummus & Chicken Wrap

Zucchini, Hummus & Chicken Wrap Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash With Goat Cheese & Pistachios Yellow Chickpea Curry With Coconut Brown Rice Avocado Toast With Poached Egg & Crispy Prosciutto Seafood Sushi Bowl Chicken & Brown Rice Bowl Cauliflower-Crusted Spinach Feta Pie Spaghetti Squash Egg Cups Baked...

Going green: Irish Jig 2019

Tammy Sellek cheers before the start of the annual Irish Jig 5k race. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) Maya Guikema, 13, runs during the Irish Jig 5k race. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) 3,500 runners raced in the 2019 Spectrum Health Irish Jig. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) The 36th annual event, held near...

Explaining Keto and Hair Loss (and Why Any Dietary Change Might Cause It)

So you start your keto diet, and things are going well. You’re dropping excess fat, your carb cravings are noticeably reduced, your energy is steady throughout the day… and then one day you start to have the sneaking suspicion that you’re shedding more hair than usual. After a few days, it’s unmistakable: your hair...

207: Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) With Tero Isokauppila

207: Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) With Tero Isokauppila Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like...

Can Drinking Okra Water Help Fight Diabetes?

According to research, extracts from okra could help offset damage done by oxidative stress and insulin resistance, and simultaneously improve your blood glucose levels. Those results were attained when scientists tested okra extracts on pregnant rats with induced gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). During the featured study on rats from 2015,1 scientists found okra extract exerted...

The Best Way to Clean an Oven (+ Natural Oven Cleaner)

Oven cleaning stinks! It is time-consuming and the chemicals that are used in most conventional oven cleaners are toxic. When I started switching all of my household cleaners to more natural methods, finding a way to clean the oven using a natural oven cleaner was at the top of my list. I do not have a self-cleaning oven...

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office....

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