Is the Risk of Skin Cancer from Sun Exposure Overblown?

By the turn of the 20th century, rickets, the vitamin D deficiency disease, was rampant, thanks to city life with the shade of buildings and coal soot in the air. The dairy industry jumped at the opportunity to fortify milk with vitamin D, and so did the beer industry.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Dealing With Pain the Natural Way

When it comes to sporting injuries, joint pain, and even arthritis, many of us will turn to over the counter (or OTC) medicines to help us work through the pain.

Synthetic medicine has been a crutch to lean on for the vast majority of us at some point in our lives.

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Natural Blaze is blazing a natural path to health and wellness.

Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

Know Your Numbers - Inaction Can Cause Serious Side Effects

You can certainly make some guesses about your health based on what you see in the mirror. And the daily feedback your body gives you is, indeed, a helpful status indicator.

But nothing compares to plotting the course of your wellbeing using the numbers of your personal chemistry.

I have chosen to share my health information with you in the hope that you will become proactive about your future. You, however, must react to your own unique set of circumstances.

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

8 Important Reasons to Get Massage Regularly

There are many reasons why a massage is not just something you should have as a luxury. Yes, there is a certain amount of sophistication and opulence to the idea of having a massage; taking the time for yourself and really allowing your body to be relaxed, but there are many other health-related benefits besides.

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Lorna Frances is a nutritional medicine graduate and health and wellness writer at azhealthyfamilies.org. She is an advocate of natural medicine and is passionate about finding natural solutions to common health issues. Connect with Lorna at https://www.facebook.com/atozhealthyfamilies/ or www.azhealthyfamilies.org

Weighted Blankets Should Have Been Popular a While Ago

by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's

A blanket became internet famous.

The blanket in question is the 20-pound, Kickstarter-funded, $279 "Gravity" blanket. Per its Kickstarter campaign, which exceeded its $21,500 goal by more than 10-fold, Gravity is "engineered to be 10% of your body weight to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation." 

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

23 Experts Try to Explain Sleep in One Sentence or Less

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

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Woman in sunglasses looks up into sky.
06/04/2019
By the turn of the 20th century, rickets, the vitamin D deficiency disease, was rampant, thanks to city life with the shade of buildings and coal soot in the air. The dairy industry... read more
Teddy bear with bandages and plasters.
02/19/2019
When it comes to sporting injuries, joint pain, and even arthritis, many of us will turn to over the counter (or OTC) medicines to help us work through the pain. Synthetic medicine has been a... read more
A doctor's arms reach for patient with blood pressure cuff and desk of medical items.
06/29/2018
You can certainly make some guesses about your health based on what you see in the mirror. And the daily feedback your body gives you is, indeed, a helpful status indicator. But nothing compares... read more
Woman laying on gray sheets recieving a massage.
03/16/2018
There are many reasons why a massage is not just something you should have as a luxury. Yes, there is a certain amount of sophistication and opulence to the idea of having a massage; taking the time... read more
newborn baby tightly wrapped in swaddling blanket
10/11/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's A blanket became internet famous. The blanket in question is the 20-pound, Kickstarter-funded, $279 "Gravity" blanket. Per its Kickstarter campaign, which... read more
cat curled up and sleeping in barrel
01/29/2016
by Theresa Fisher / Van Winkle's Sleep is a mystery. Scientists acknowledge certain objective features of sleep, but, beyond that, differ in what they see as its essential ... read more
Woman in sunglasses looks up into sky.
06/04/2019
By the turn of the 20th century, rickets, the vitamin D deficiency disease, was rampant, thanks to city life with the shade of buildings and coal soot in the air. The dairy industry... read more
Teddy bear with bandages and plasters.
02/19/2019
When it comes to sporting injuries, joint pain, and even arthritis, many of us will turn to over the counter (or OTC) medicines to help us work through the pain. Synthetic medicine has been a... read more
A doctor's arms reach for patient with blood pressure cuff and desk of medical items.
06/29/2018
You can certainly make some guesses about your health based on what you see in the mirror. And the daily feedback your body gives you is, indeed, a helpful status indicator. But nothing compares... read more
Woman laying on gray sheets recieving a massage.
03/16/2018
There are many reasons why a massage is not just something you should have as a luxury. Yes, there is a certain amount of sophistication and opulence to the idea of having a massage; taking the time... read more
newborn baby tightly wrapped in swaddling blanket
10/11/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's A blanket became internet famous. The blanket in question is the 20-pound, Kickstarter-funded, $279 "Gravity" blanket. Per its Kickstarter campaign, which... read more
cat curled up and sleeping in barrel
01/29/2016
by Theresa Fisher / Van Winkle's Sleep is a mystery. Scientists acknowledge certain objective features of sleep, but, beyond that, differ in what they see as its essential ... read more