Category: Health

Health and wellness articles from a Health Science perspective

Coconut Oil – A Powerhouse

This one is just about as simple as it gets. Coconut Oil is a powerhouse, and this has been backed up with well over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Are you consuming it? If not, then why not? Coconut by itself is highly nutritious. It […]

Probiotics – What You Should Know

Today (after years of destroying our intestinal flora), we are told that probiotics are the answer. This may be partially true. However, probiotics should be used with caution. Probiotics, or Beneficial Bacteria, are the highly complex, single-celled microorganisms found in the body and are considered good for the body due to their beneficial qualities. Beneficial […]

Exercise and Sleep – Getting Enough?

Here is another topic I probably should not have to sell you on. This is because it should go without saying that our bodies were not meant to remain sedentary for too long. A growing body of research shows that long periods of physical inactivity raise your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and […]

Adjunct Solutions for Chronic Wounds

In the United States alone, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million people. Chronic wounds are a painful, expensive, and hard-to-treat issue. The problem is that somewhere around (or above) 90% of chronic wounds contain bacteria living within biofilms. In fact, according to the book “Biofilms in Human Diseases: Treatment and Control,” Skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis, […]

Finding Balance Between Sedentary and Exercise

Finding the middle ground between sedentary and compulsive exercise would likely be difficult for some. I know it was for me. Most of this likely stems from improper training and expectations during grade school and high school, while some might also stem from social media and entertainment media. A great example of this might be […]

Oxygen – The How and Why

We need oxygen to live. But how much? How does this work exactly? Oxygen enters the body through the lungs via breathing. The inhaled air is about 20% oxygen, but only about 5% is consumed in each breath and converted to carbon dioxide. The oxygen is then transported by our red blood cells to the […]

Vitamin A Deserves Some Love – And Consumption

Vitamin A deserves some love for a lot of different reasons. Of course, when most people think about Vitamin A, they think about its ability to maintain vision. That is true, but there is so much more to the story. Those who watch enough late-night television might know that Vitamin A is also known for […]

Fruits, Veggies, Fiber and GMO’s

Fruits and (certain) veggies provide the body with great things, and you need them. For instance, the good ones provide fiber. This fiber keeps the digestive system full and moving while feeding the bacteria in our digestive tract. These beneficial bacteria help to keep us healthy by fighting off harmful bacteria. Fruits and (certain) veggies […]

Vaccines – A Few More Things to Consider

A while back, I published an article about vaccines. I wanted to take a moment to clarify a few things and answer a few questions that I have received. Let us start with a few questions. Have vaccines eradicated disease and saved millions of lives over the years? Absolutely! Does that mean we should all […]