The Link Between Gum Disease, Heart Attacks, and Alzheimer’s
Doctors and researchers have recently started to look at what dentists have been examining for years — your gums. They’re finding a relationship between the health of your gums and chronic disease.
How Plaque Attacks Your Body and Brain
If you’re at risk for cardiovascular disease or you just want to keep your heart healthy, you’ve probably been told to “watch your cholesterol”. The type of cholesterol that puts you at risk for plaque-lined arteries is LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and diet plays an important role. How are you keeping your plumbing clog-free?
Eat These to Lower Your Stroke Risk
Strokes are afflicting more young Americans — it’s no longer a disease of the elderly and is the leading cause of death worldwide. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and high blood pressure leads as the cause. Here’s how one particular change in your diet can reduce your risk.
Is Black Rice the New Brown?
You’ve been told to switch from white rice to brown rice to get more fiber and nutrients, but there’s another one on the store shelves… black rice. Find out if black rice is now the new brown and whether we should be eating it.
Sugar and Diabetes; Now Potassium Too?
One out of three adults has pre-diabetes, that’s, over 84 million people — and nine out of ten don’t even know they have it. Diabetes increases your risk of death by fifty percent. Many are familiar with the link between diabetes and eating too much refined sugar, but did you know there’s a diabetes link to potassium too?
Ten Tricks to Make New Habits Stick
If you pledged to get healthier this year with yet another New Year’s resolution (or maybe even two or three resolutions), know that typically 80% of them fail by February. If you want to increase your odds of success this year though, here are some tricks to help make your new habits stick!
Last-Minute Restorative Gifts for $25 and Less
Don’t stress if you still have gifts to buy for Christmas! I shared some of my top last-minute restorative gifts yesterday with Marty Gonzalez, KRON 4 Morning News Weekend anchor. they’ll help ease active minds, increase well-being, and relax tight muscles — all for $25 or less. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to one (or all seven) of these super health solutions. 😀
Salt Affects More Than Blood Pressure
You may think you’re one of the lucky ones who can eat unlimited bags of chips and other troves of salt; and yet, it doesn’t affect your blood pressure. But according to research published in the American College of Cardiology, excess sodium can adversely affect other target organs even if you don’t have hypertension.
Why Caffeine Has Long-Lasting Effects
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night? If so, caffeine could be keeping you awake even though you never consume it at night. That’s because caffeine has a longer-lasting effect than you may think.
How Much Sleep is Too Little…and Too Much
How much sleep do you need? Many working Americans sleep too little, but did you know you can sleep too much? According to studies on sleep and mortality, insufficient AND excessive sleep can shorten your life.
Skin Cancer Kills — Don’t Let It Get You
One third of U.S. adults are getting sunburned each year which raises their risk of skin cancer. Getting just one sunburn every two years can triple your risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. I was diagnosed with skin cancer in August 2013. For my story, click here.
The ABC’s of Sunscreens
Studies show that those who regularly used sunscreens were more likely to burn than those who did not. I explain why and what to do about it with KRON 4 Morning News Anchor, Marty Gonzalez.
Here’s Why You May be Carrying a 40-lb Head
Occupational and recreational habits have led to real pains in the neck. Tension and poor posture rank high as the most common pain generators. KRON 4 Morning News anchor, Marty Gonzalez, helps me demonstrate the effects of poor posture and how to fight the aching forces of gravity.
Tailgating 101: How to Party and Picnic Safely
Football and baseball are synonymous with tailgate parties, cooking outdoors, and picnics. That means you’ll need to pay special attention to menu planning, preparation, and safe food handling practices. Since you’re without a refrigerator and running water, here’s how to keep your food safe all day.
Beware of “Drinksgiving”
Did you know that Thanksgiving Eve has skyrocketed to be one of the biggest binge drinking days of the year? Some call it “Drinksgiving”, or “Blackout Wednesday”, and it’s become an extraordinary night for the bar industry. I explain to KRON 4 Morning News weekend anchor, Marty Gonzalez, the why’s and why not’s of this big drinking holiday.
Saving Your Voice
Like other organs in the body, your vocal cords can be damaged. Strained vocal cords are often ignored until the condition becomes severe and can end up causing permanent damage.
The Apple Effect
Eating an apple a day is known to “keep the doctor away”, but eating one can have another interesting effect.
The Dark Side of Sunscreen
The long-term benefits of wearing sunscreen are backed by solid
scientific research, but there’s also evidence that a common compound in
sunscreen may cause skin damage.
Heat and Medications
If you’re on medication, beware of the negative health effects when exposed to prolonged heat.
Dental Health and Longevity
Attention to your oral health is important for your overall health. How you care for your mouth, teeth and gums can affect the rest of your body.
A surgical procedure provides new hope and relief for sufferers of a condition that causes excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Lifestyle and Hearing Loss | Convertibles
Your hearing can be affected by driving your car at high speeds. Learn more about noise-induced hearing loss.
Studies suggest bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor, can cause permanent adverse health effects. BPA comes in many forms — not just in plastic.
Toasted Skin Syndrome
Beware of permanent damage that can occur after applying various forms of heat to the skin — and that includes laptops!
Beyond the Sneezing and Runny Nose
Current scientific studies reveal why hay fever is linked to mood disorders, such as depression.