Category Archives: HEALTH

How Quickly You Climb Stairs Can Indicate How Long You’ll Live

Climbing stairs is a great way to test your overall health. (bestpicko/flickr)

Here’s what you should do if you can’t go up four flights of stairs in under a minute


December 26, 2018

Wondering if you’re at risk of heart disease or cancer? Your answer could be on a set of stairs.

A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology says an exercise test requiring brisk

A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology says an exercise test requiring brisk movement can predict your risk of early death from cardiovascular and oncologic diseases, among other illnesses.… READ MORE...

Even When Not in Rome, Eat a Mediterranean Diet to Cut Heart Disease Risk

Eating the Mediterranean diet can have a huge impact on health and wellness, and also prevent heart disease. (Flickr)

Eating healthier fats, fruits, and vegetables can significantly reduce risk of heart disease and other ailments


December 26, 2018 Updated: December 26, 2018

Once again, your mother was right. You really do need to eat your vegetables. And while you are at it, put down the bacon and pick up the olive oil, because new research supports the contention that switching to a Mediterranean diet could significantly decrease the risk of heart disease.

According to a study published Dec.…

A More Deliberate Way of Living

Creating space for quite reflection can allow us to hear that part of us that is most essential. (Ash Edmonds/Unsplash)

Learning to tune in to the life that is calling to you


December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018

Our lives are often spent in a rush, almost on autopilot, drifting from one wave of busyness and distraction to another, adrift in a sea of crises and urges.

There’s noise and quick tasks, lots of tabs, messages and requests, demands on our attention, multitasking, and so on. Our mind is scattered everywhere.

What if we could find a more deliberate way of moving through the chaos?… READ MORE...

This Is the Best Way to Make Your Coffee

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December 10, 2018 Updated: December 10, 2018

Cold brewing coffee has gained much popularity. Cold brew coffee means that the coffee is made through a low temperature, long-contact process. It really gained momentum during the summer and sales have drastically increased 580 percent since 2011.

There has been very little research on cold brew coffees chemical attributes, including pH levels and antioxidants, or even health effects.

On the other hand, hot brew coffee has much research supporting its health benefits and antioxidant levels. Coffee has been found to aid in diabetes, depression, and liver problems.… READ MORE...

7 Wellness Tips to Maximize Winter Health, According to Chinese Medicine

A winter hat and scarf are important accessories to keep heat in the body. (Chris Kristiansen/Unsplash)

The right foods and practices can help keep you warm and healthy during these cold months


December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018

A solar term is a period of about two weeks, based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. Solar terms form the traditional Chinese calendar system. The calendar follows the ancient Chinese belief that living in accordance with nature will enable one to live a harmonious life. This article series explores each solar term, offering guidance on how to best navigate the season.READ MORE...

Why Natural Depression Therapies Are Better Than Pills

Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are just as effective. (Shutterstock)

Antidepressants are the most common—but not the most effective—treatment for depression


November 22, 2018 Updated: November 25, 2018

Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives than firearms, and suicide rates are increasing in nearly all states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that death by suicide has increased by 30 percent since 1999 and a similar trend is observed in Canada.… READ MORE...

Hunter-Gatherers Live Nearly As Long As We Do but With Limited Access to Health Care


November 11, 2018 Updated: November 11, 2018


Modern life has many benefits. Transport, comfy furniture, smartphones, TV, the internet, dentistry and advanced medicine would be at the top of many people’s lists. Our bodies also show signs of responding positively to modern life. In almost every part of the world, we are much taller than we used to be. We also live much longer, with life expectancy inching towards 80 in many wealthy countries, while everyone “knows” ancient humans usually died in their twenties. But what I discovered while researching my book is that things are more complex than that.… READ MORE...

Shifts in Culture Could Be Causing Drop in Excessive Drinking


November 11, 2018 Updated: November 11, 2018

Fewer people in Europe and the Americas are engaging in excessive drinking and this could be linked to shifts in culture, an expert from the U.N.’s public health organization said.

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest status report (pdf) on alcohol and health, which examines the periods from 2010 to 2016, there was a drop in prevalence of people aged 15 and over who engaged in heavy episodic drinking—equivalent to roughly four 12-oz beers.

The Americas saw a downward trend of 10.8 percent in prevalence, while Europe saw a 14.5… READ MORE...

Healing effects of Falun Gong practice

Falun Gong is “a great ocean of truth …” – scholar and writer Zhong Weiguang

Why Falun Gong practice attracts millions of people?

There are many healers known in history who helped people to get rid of their ailments. In religious teachings in the past, they talked about miraculous healings, but to do it on such a colossal scale, as it does Master Li Hongzhi and his teachings, is just inconceivable. In addition, in-depth research has been conducted by experts, confirming the authenticity of people’s recoveries as a result of practicing Falun Gong.

What is Falun Gong?

After revising ancient teachings of self-improvement and having made it understandable for people of today, Master Li Hongzhi called it Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa), and crowds of people came to the lectures of Mr.… READ MORE...