One in three Americans aged 40 and over take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, and nearly half of people over age 75 are on them, despite their risks, and the fact that “high” cholesterol is not always the enemy it’s made out to be. Statins have a long list of side effects, and may even lead […]
A heart attack can strike suddenly. Its symptoms are quite common, and many people don’t initially realize that they’re already having one. At times, there may be only ONE symptom and this makes the heart attack even more difficult to diagnose. But what really happens when you have a heart attack? Read on to find […]
On Saturday, July 25, James Lawrence — “The Iron Cowboy” — completed his 50th Ironman triathlon. Not the 50th of his life, he’s done a lot more than that, but the 50th in 50 days. To add to the accomplishment, with which he set a new world record for the most Ironman triathlons in 50 […]
More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide. In the US, nearly one in five deaths is now associated with obesity. That obesity factors into your mortality risk isn’t so surprising […]
One in four Americans aged 45 and over take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, despite the fact that the risks are very high, and “high” cholesterol is not always the enemy it’s made out to be. Statin drugs are effective in that they do lower cholesterol, but falling cholesterol levels do not necessarily equate with good health. […]
Interactive Health evaluates the physical health of employees in 2,000 companies throughout the United States each year. Synergy WorldWide employees, in conjunction with Nature’s Sunshine employees, are among those companies in the country. For the eighth year in a row, Interactive Health named Synergy and NSP among the Healthiest Companies in America in 2014. Less […]
In the United States, nearly 80 million people, or one in four, have diabetes or pre-diabetes. What’s worse, diabetes among children and teens has also skyrocketed. The most recent data1, reveals that incidence of type 2 diabetes among children aged 10-19 rose by 30 percent between 2001 and 2009. The same situation exists in other […]
The more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for nine percent of premature deaths. In fact, the medical literature now contains over 10,000 […]
American children are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, and the health ramifications of this go far beyond the obvious emotional challenges it may produce.
Do You Exercise Enough to Protect Your Health? by Dr Mercola Do you get at least 30 minutes’ worth of exercise three days a week? According to Gallup’s annual Well-Being survey,1, 2 most Americans fall short of this fitness goal.