Popular heartburn drugs ignite serious health issues

When you get heartburn, you want it gone fast. But is that quick relief worth risking your life? Yet again, recent research has revealed that popular heartburn drugs can trigger life-threatening conditions. And this time, seniors are in the crosshairs. I’m talking about proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like Nexium®, Prilosec®, and Prevacid®. By some […]

The unexpected heart healer living in your house

We know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential to good heart health. However, there may be something else in your day-to-day routine that’s benefitting your heart in ways you might not suspect. This “something” typically has four legs, a coat of fur, a wet nose, and wags its tail. Of course, I’m […]

The drug-free antidote for depression

Lately, depression has been a health issue mentioned pretty heavily in the news following the shocking suicides of two American cultural icons, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. So today, I wanted to take a moment to address this particular mental illness and an inexpensive, natural solution available to those suffering from depression. First, let’s talk […]

Free yourself from blood pressure drugs — FOREVER!

About 79 million American adults have high blood pressure. That’s about 1 in 3. Pretty alarming. And if you develop — or already have — high blood pressure (HBP), one thing you can be sure of is that it’s going to cost you. I’m not trying to scare you, but you should be fully aware […]

The alternative UTI treatment that could put your kidneys at risk

Most men never develop a UTI, while more than half of all women experience at least one infection in their lifetimes. So as most women know, it’s a common infection that’s highly treatable with antibiotics. But somewhere along the way, doctors started experimenting with a more accessible treatment: ibuprofen. In 2014, an Australian study showed […]

Slash your risk of hearing loss with a healthy diet

It might sound illogical, but what you decide to have for dinner tonight could have a long-term effect on your hearing. The good news? If you eat a Mediterranean-style diet — which is not only healthy, but delicious — you can easily fill your plate with foods that naturally protect hearing. If you haven’t heard […]

Take a little break from anxiety (and prevent cancer too)

If you’d like a nice, relaxing beverage — something that can put your mind at ease, melt away anxiety, and refresh your outlook on life — I’ve got just the thing. And evidence shows it’s also an excellent cancer preventive. You have to admit, that’s an impressive bonus! The beverage is a botanical brew made […]

How to protect your skin from the inside-out this summer

Last month, the FDA issued warning letters to a number of supplement makers, saying they’re making unproven claims about the ability of various nutrients to protect against the harm caused by sun exposure. In an FDA news release, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said, “There’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen.” I […]

10-second, DIY test reveals your diabetes risk

Last July, The CDC reported that more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. If you’ve ever wondered about your risk for developing this chronic disease, I’ve got a simple DIY quiz you can take right now to figure out where you stand. Of course, if you investigate possible diabetes […]

More mediocre studies try to convince you to ditch your daily supplements

Here’s one of the more ridiculous headlines I’ve come across lately: “Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds.” No health benefit? How can that be?! Reputable studies are published every single week that illustrate the wide-ranging health benefits of dietary supplements. And if you read beyond the headline, you find […]