| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's impossible to underestimate the importance of the hard-working vitamin, B12, which plays a major role in metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, maintenance of the central nervous system, and creation of DNA.
In fact, vitamin B12 deficiency is...
| Jul 31, 2013
In just over 30 years, quinoa has gone from being virtually unknown to the darling of the health food world.
Pronounced "KEEN-wah," the tiny grainlike seeds from the Andes are related to Swiss chard and spinach, and contain all the essential amino...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I could devote my column almost entirely to reacting to the columns of others, but I don't know if the bosses would consider this "work." That said... Mary Schmich today: Juiced-up skills still a hard pill to swallow -- We......
| Jul 28, 2013
The dietary supplement Rock-It Man was touted as a potent, all-natural solution for the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, one that promised results in just 25 minutes.
But when it was tested in a federal lab earlier this year, Rock-It Man turned out...
| Jul 24, 2013
If you take a good look around at your local grocery (especially if it has a healthy bent), you'll likely notice a widening field of sprouted foods.
We're not talking about the little white and green shoots you sprinkle on your salad or Chinese food,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Some food acids may help young Type 1 diabetes patients become less dependent on supplemental insulin, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids – such as eggs,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The long-established link between red meat consumption and heart disease may have less to do with the fat in the meat than many have assumed, researchers said Sunday.
Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, a team led by Dr. Stanley Hazen of the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've had a couple of years of bad insomnia. I've tried medications, but I want something natural. Suggestions? — P.T., Denver, Colo.
Dear P.T.: There are many natural supplements known to help insomnia, among them: GABA, kava,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
IS MERS ON THE LOOSE?
There are signs that the new coronavirus that emerged in the Arabian peninsula last year is spreading among people who have had no known contact with an infected source.
Ron Fouchier, of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Natural Beauty Products
A homemade honey face mask is packed with so much goodness, it's absolutely mind-boggling! Honey masks can prevent skin discoloration, infections and acne, rejuvenate skin and helps skin disorders like eczema because of a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Chapped lips, flyaway hair, dry skin, cracked elbows — Southern California winters may be mild, but they still cause beauty problems.
"Independent of where you live, your skincare regimen needs to change with the seasons," says Dr. Ava Shamban,...
| Jul 22, 2012
Wendy Crossland said she's always made it clear to her three kids that energy drinks were off-limits, and most importantly, never allowed in the house.
"All I knew was that it had a lot of caffeine, which isn't good for anybody," she said, sitting in her...