Having low blood pressure also carries health risks

Jul 21, 17 Having low blood pressure also carries health risks

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Most people worry about high blood pressure, and with good reason as it portends numerous health risks. However, low blood pressure brings a different set of problems, such as reduced brain function and increased mortality risk. If the upper or lower number deviates by more than 10 from 120/80, it pays to be aware low blood...

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Exercise your throat muslces to reduce snoring

Jul 14, 17 Exercise your throat muslces to reduce snoring

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Snoring happens when the tissues and muscles in the upper airways become too “floppy” during sleep and vibrate. Researchers found simply exercising those muscles to maintain their tone can help reduce snoring. In a 2015 study, researchers looked at groups of men and women who did not have obstructive sleep apnea, which is...

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Doctors should emphasize exercise, not weight loss

Jul 06, 17 Doctors should emphasize exercise, not weight loss

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Do you dread going to the doctor because you know they will pin your health problems on your weight? Or maybe you quit going to the doctor all together to avoid feeling embarrassed and ashamed. Because the stigma attached to body size has been shown to cause weight gain, researchers are calling for doctors to emphasize exercise...

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Ignored by doctors, women choose functional medicine

Jun 29, 17 Ignored by doctors, women choose functional medicine

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It doesn’t take long once you learn about functional medicine to realize it attracts primarily women. Why? Chronic disorders affect more women than men and conventional medicine’s treatment of women often ranges from disappointing to dehumanizing. Conventional medicine failing women When women show up at doctors’ offices with...

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