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Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

​Skip the Supplements—Here are 30 Foods to Eat Instead

You don’t need pricey pills to unlock optimal health​<p>There’s a lot of good research backing the health benefits of some supplements.<p>The problem: While the pills used in scientific studies are carefully tested for quality and dosage accuracy, most consumer OTC supplements are largely unregulated, …

5 easy food swaps if you’re trying to eat less meat

Being a 'reducetarian' is a thing these days and here's how you can do it.<p>The world is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable food, meaning people are keen to eat food that's good for their bodies <i>and</i> for the environment. Enter: the 'reducetarian' movement. It's a happy medium …

Women should eat MORE red meat to boost their health, say experts

Millions are at risk of anaemia<p>Should we be moving towards a plant-based diet for our bodies and our consciences? It's a hotly contested issue and …

Processed Meat

6 food shopping mistakes a nutritionist wishes healthy people would stop making

Savvy grocery shoppers have a few rules they live by: Buy what’s in season, avoid unpronounceable 12-letter ingredients, and beware of too much …

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

Yoga can cause musculoskeletal pain

Yoga is often hailed as an effective practice for pain relief. A new study, however, notes that yoga can also cause pain, and yoga-related injuries …

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care …

Health Care

Why Doctors Are Endorsing Yoga Instead of Opioids for Lower Back Pain

The vast majority of American adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and now a major organization is recommending that …

Back Pain

The day an occupational therapist changed my life

People tell their stories of how their life was turned around by the help and support from an occupational therapist

Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

As a pediatric occupational therapist and a mother, I try my best to fully understand each child and his/her sensory needs, both at home and in my …

Autism

Crochet as Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a significant part of healing in the treatment of a diverse range of conditions including physical problems, mental health …

Autism

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Sleep and Wellness

Every activity that we engage in has benefits and potential problems or risks that accompany it. Likewise, sleep has benefits to our health and well being and problems that can occur when we lack sufficient quality sleep. The benefits and problems are directly connected to how many hours of …