Health tip of the month

February 2011

HOW MANY VEGETABLES PER DAY DO ADULTS NEED TO EAT?According to the Dep't. of Agriculture, the amount of vegetables per day you need depend mostly on your age and gender, although physical activity makes a difference as well.


HUMIDIFYING IN WINTER CAN HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY.Most people fall sick in winter not so much due to cold as humidity. If you do not have the right humidity i your home, it can lead to health problems.

December 2010

HAND WASHING:CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES According to the Center for Disease Control, keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

November 2010

MASSAGE BENEFITS ARE MORE THAN SKIN DEEP. Does a good massage do more than just relax your muscles?To find out, researchers at Sinai Medical center in L.A. recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45 minute session of deep tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage.All of the subjects were fitted with intravenous catheters so blood samples could be taken immediately before the massage and up to an hour afterward.

October 2010

HEALTH TIP OF THE MONTH: VITAMIN D 3 The following information is based on the book "The Vitamin D Solution" by Dr. Michael Holick PhD M.D. Dr. Holick was the first to identify the major circulating form of Vitamin D in human blood as hydrooxyvitaminD3. He has identified a host of diseases that are caused by a lack of Vitamin D including arthritis, cancer, infectious diseases, including TB and influenza, autoimmune diseases including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes...

September 2010

ECHINACEA,FOR IMMUNITY.Echinacea is a top selling herbal remedy, known for its properties as an infection fighter. It is a native American plant recognized over a century ago as a natural infection fighter. It kills the germs by strengthening your immune system. The best research comes from Germany, a country that is far ahead of the U.S. in the scientific study of over-the-counter herbal medicines.

August 2010

SAFETY GUIDE TO COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS. I have found a web site which is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products. You can search by product, ingredient or company. Their categories include: makeup, skin, hair, eyes,nails, babies, oral care and sun protection.

July 2010

SUPERFLOWER POWER HIBISCUS TEA The exotic hibiscus flower(Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a tropical marvel with many health benefits.