Who Doesn’t Love Rice? But is Rice Milk Right for You?

If you are lactose intolerant, which reportedly about 30 million of American adults have some degree of by age 20, then regular cow’s milk may not be the beverage for you. Some of you may also be vegan or simply prefer a dairy-free diet.

High School Principal Dies While Donating Bone Marrow. What is Bone Marrow & How Did This Happen?

A 44-year-old high school principal and father to a six-year-old recently died after donating bone marrow. His name was Derrick Nelson, and his fiancé said he suffered complications after the donation, according to this CNN report. Reportedly, in the United States each year nearly 17,500 people (between the ages of 0-74) are diagnosed with a serious disease in which a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant is needed.

Malaria May Be Rare in the U.S., but We Still Need to Be Proactive

Malaria is said to be one of the deadliest diseases in human history. According to some reports, this disease kills a child under the age of five every two minutes.

Yes, There is a Tapeworm Diet. No, You Should Not Try It!

Have you ever heard about the Victorian Tapeworm Diet? This diet involves swallowing a parasite (a potentially disease-causing organism). It reportedly gained popularity in the early 1900s among Victorian women who were put under immense pressure to be thin, wear tight corsets and “look perfect.”

The Role Gut Bacteria May Play in Lupus

They say if you have a ‘gut feeling’ about something, you should trust your instincts. But more importantly, in my opinion, than trusting your gut instincts is taking care of your gut. Your gut microbiome has trillions of microbes (also called gut flora, gut bugs or gut bacteria) that live in your gut. These ‘bugs’ may have an impact on several issues that determine whether you are healthy or unhealthy. There are both good and bad bacteria in the gut, and the goal is to maintain a gut where there is a good balance of various bacteria in your gut. A balanced population of bacteria is key.

Another Reason to Go Plant-Based? Your Gums!

One way to be proactive about the health of your gums is adopting a plant- based diet. A whole plant-based diet is considered an anti-inflammatory diet (as opposed to a pro-inflammatory diet). And gingivitis is caused by inflammation, which is also believed to be the root cause of many ailments.

Think Teenage Drinking is No Big Deal? Actually, the Effects Should Be Concerning to All Parents

If you are a parent to adolescent or teenage children, you probably fear that they may drink and drive or get in the car with a drunk driver. And that is a very valid fear, considering that about a quarter of all car crashes with teens involve an underage drinking driver.

Let’s Have an Open and Honest Discussion About Douching

Let’s put all the embarrassment aside and just have an open and honest discussion about a perhaps uncomfortable topic: vaginal douching.

Are Walnuts the New Secret Weapon in Fighting Breast Cancer?

More than likely, you know someone who has had their life impacted by breast cancer. You may even be currently fighting it or have survived breast cancer.

You Might Want To Check Your Blood Pressure If You Make Multiple Nighttime Bathroom Trips

If you’re someone who tends to make multiple trips to the bathroom during the night to urinate, you may have a condition called nocturia.

Don’t Get Rattled. Here’s How You Can Be Proactive About Snake Bites.

Here in California, I am always on the lookout for rattlesnakes. They tend to show up by the pool, on the driveway or just slithering on my hiking trail while walking the dogs. And according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, these venomous rattlesnakes are widespread in California.

Game of Thrones Star Suffers 2 Brain Aneurysms. How You Can Be Proactive

Game of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke, who plays Khaleesi “Mother of Dragons” on the hit tv show, recently shared a personal health battle that proves she is a fighter both on and off camera.

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