Why Healthy School Lunches Are Important

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves approximately 30.4 million lunches daily to children in more than 100,000 schools across the nation. For many children, the food they get at school is the only healthy meal they will eat all day. By improving school meals, we are providing vital nutrients to growing minds.

Woman Blames Turmeric for Liver Disease

Turmeric, also called “Indian saffron,” is an aromatic spice and one of the ingredients used to make curry powder. Other than being a great flavoring agent, turmeric is praised for having immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Well, It Depends

The National Health Service (NHS) reports that some research has shown that stretching before exercise makes your muscles weaker and slower, even though you might feel more loosened up.

From Casino Dealer to Making a Deal with Hypertension to Spare Her Life

While pregnant with her second child and working at her job in a casino as a poker dealer, 21-year-old Leah Archer started to feel dizzy and light-headed. She figured it was just her being pregnant or being around all of the cigarette smoke in the casino.

Expecting Dads. Here’s How to Pass Good Health to Your Baby

For a long time, many people believed that a mother’s health and lifestyle choices were the only things that affected the health of an unborn child. The thinking went, whatever the mother eats, the unborn baby eats; and whatever the mother did that could harm her health, such as smoking or drinking alcohol, could also harm her unborn child. So, if mom followed a healthy diet and lifestyle, got enough rest and took care of herself, she would likely have a healthy child.

Iron - The Mineral Women Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

Reportedly, up to four to five billion people may have an iron deficiency. Furthermore, an estimated 2 million are anemic. Although not all cases of anemia are due to a lack of iron, many of them are. In fact, several credible sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), say that iron deficiency is one of the most severe and important nutrient deficiencies worldwide.

Don’t Resist These Facts When It Comes to Giving Your Kids Antibiotics

It’s officially back-to-school time. And although school is a place where children learn and grow academically and socially, it is also a breeding ground for germs where kids can get sick. For example, check out these common “back-to-school illnesses,” such as pink eye and lice, you should know about. And with flu season rapidly approaching again, the fear of the flu and common cold is constant.

One Simple Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 6 Months

The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension). To be exact, the AHA estimates 103 million Americans have high blood pressure, which is half of all adults in the United States!

The United States of Unhealthy?

How healthy are most Americans? We are living longer as a society, but we are collectively sicker than ever before. America's Health Rankings highlight troubling levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and an increase in sedentary behavior across the board.

7 Simple Steps to Avoid Dementia

A recent study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that having a healthy heart could greatly diminish your chances of suffering from dementia later on in life. By protecting your heart, you’re actually protecting your mind as well.

What You Need to Know About Nosebleeds

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), one of every seven persons in the United States will develop a nosebleed some time in their lifetime.

Voice Friendly Nutrients - Especially for Those Who Use Their Voice for a Living

Legendary U2 frontman Bono recently lost his voice during a performance in Berlin. And shortly after that, one of his contemporaries, Dave Grohl, who is the lead singer of the rock band Foo Fighters, lost his voice and was forced to reschedule shows for his tour.

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