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Is napping a good thing?

Is napping a good thing?

+-*Is napping a good thing? According to research conducted by the Endocrine Society, it can help strengthen the immune system and acts as a stress reliever as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that insufficient sleep is now a public health epidemic. The CDC also notes […]

by February 16, 2015
Milk thistle fights brain tumors

Milk thistle fights brain tumors

+-*Cushing Disease is caused by a tumor in the brain, which is usually benign (non-cancerous). According to Medline Plus: “With Cushing disease, the pituitary gland releases too much ACTH. ACTH stimulates production and release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Too much ACTH causes the adrenal glands to make too much […]

by February 15, 2015
Valentine’s Day pomegranate smoothie

Valentine’s Day pomegranate smoothie

+-*Valentine’s Day is here, and there is no better fruit to start your day with than pomegranate. It is in season from September through March, so now is the last chance to stock up before they are gone. This holiday is all about love and the heart. Let’s take a […]

by February 14, 2015
One Night Only NEWSIES

One Night Only NEWSIES

+-*One Night Only NEWSIES We are excited to share that the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation is gearing up for “one night only” performance featuring company members from the cast of Disney’s Tony-Award winning Newsies . The list of performers is quite impressive and includes: Bruce Vilanch, Sharon McNight & Shawn Ryan. The […]

by February 13, 2015
Coffee with honey helps treat cough

Coffee with honey helps treat cough

+-*Honey is well known as a potent cough reliever. A 2007 study showed that honey helps relieve cough and trouble sleeping.  A single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough. Recently, an Iranian study was published showing that coffee with […]

by February 13, 2015
Worms found in a common food can go in your brain

Worms found in a common food can go in your brain

+-*Worms found in a common food can go in your brain News media outlet CNN recently reported a story related about “worms found in a common food can go in your brain”, and a patient who was infected by the worms. These tapeworms are found in pork. Once you consume […]

by February 12, 2015
Brown rice versus white rice

Brown rice versus white rice

+-*Rice is a staple in many cuisines. However, white rice has been receiving a bad reputation lately, while brown rice is being recommended more often. So the question is brown rice versus white rice – which is better for your health? According to a study from the Harvard School of […]

by February 11, 2015
Health dangers of sitting too much

Health dangers of sitting too much

+-*Sitting makes up a big part of most peoples’ days. Research shows that the average American spends 9-10 hours a day sitting down. Let’s look at the health dangers of sitting too much. “This behavior can be more problematic than you might think, as the human body was designed to […]

by February 10, 2015