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Healthy Trails 11 essentials to keep you on your wellness way

Parched air, sardine-like conditions, sleep deprivation, and junk food galore: taking a vacation can be hazardous for our health. There’s nothing like a vacation for relaxation and revitalization. But while you may be taking a break from your routine, your health should never take a backseat. Don’t leave home without the 11 healthy travel essentials on ....

Animals From Afar Canadians offer forever homes

Whether through nonprofit organizations or individually, many Canadians are adopting all sorts of different animals—dogs, cats, exotic birds, and even horses—from afar, places around the globe where stray, sick, and abandoned creatures abound. When Susan Patterson was looking for a new dog after two other furry pets had died of old age, she never imagin ....

Volunteer Work Is Good for Your Brain

Only about 25 percent of Americans volunteer,1 despite the fact that doing good for others stands to benefit everyone involved. Volunteer work is unique in that it often involves social, physical and cognitive dimensions, and research has shown that retired seniors who engage in activities that require moderate effort in two or more of these dimensions slash their risk of dementia by 47 ....

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depressionq

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we're not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increase ....

How to Pick the Right Construction Machinery and Equipment

Choosing the proper construction equipment is required to be able to build a solid foundation for a project - literally and figuratively. The right machinery is all you need to construct your dream home or establish a building for your business. Whatever the purpose is, you’ll need to rent the right construction machinery. You must consider a lot of things before renting equipment, so ....

Simple Ways to Prevent Crane-Related Mishaps

The most usual cause of crane-related accidents is human error. This reaches out to both crane workers and operators in charge of safety procedures, support, and maintenance. Mishaps commonly happen when crane operating procedures and maintenance do not keep up with the expanding dangers and demands set on the crane. Numerous accidents result from a failure in communication between the pr ....

Daffodils Contain Potent Alkaloid

You may be surprised to learn that daffodils are not only being admired as lovely harbingers of spring, but also, according to new research, as plants with potent cancer-fighting potential. It turns out daffodils contain a natural alkaloid called haemanthamine (HAE) that inhibits the protein production cancer cells depend on to grow and flourish. Although daffodils have been used medici ....

Grass Fed Dairy Study Shows How Much Better It Really Is

If you've heard about omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, you may be aware that while they're essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6s and not enough omega-3s can raise your risk of developing heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The trouble is, the majority of Americans eat 10 to 15 times the amount of omega-6s compared to what they eat in omega-3s. According to a recent stu ....

Unique Care Facilities Offer Hope for Dementia Patients

Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, with no slowdown in sight. On the contrary, evidence suggests the trend is worsening. At present, Alzheimer’s affects about 5.4 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.1 The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 1 in 6 adults will be living with dementia, ....

Is Nonalcoholic Beer an Effective Recovery Drink?

Is it possible nonalcoholic beer was partly responsible for Germany’s success in the 2018 Winter Olympics? According to German ski team doctor Johannes Scherr,1 the answer is a resounding yes. Scherr says nearly all of his athletes drink nonalcoholic beer during training and some continued drinking it as a recovery beverage during the Winter Games. Research conducted by Scherr and ot ....

What Is Red Cedarwood Oil Used For?

Don't be fooled by the name, but red cedarwood oil comes from a type of juniper tree (Juniperus virginiana),1 a member of the Cupressaceae or cypress family. These trees, which grow 30 to 65 feet tall, can be found in the U.S.,2 where they are commonly known as the Eastern red cedar. Essential oils made from cedar trees grown in the U.S., such as red cedarwood oil, are primarily used in ....

10 Things to Do Daily to Help Your Brain

Even though your brain affects everything you do, you probably don't give it — literally — much thought. Clever pun aside, how often do you actually consider what your brain may need to stay healthy? Given the fact your brain impacts all aspects of your life — from happiness and health, to relationships and rest — it's important you understand how to take care of it. While aging ....

Is It Beneficial to Eat Soil?

The rates of infectious diseases that are unresponsive to the antibiotics used to treat them continue to skyrocket. Drug-resistance and super bugs abound. Simply stated, drug resistance results when infection-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses evolve and become immune to the drugs once used to destroy them. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 ....