Congressman’s Wife Dies From Dehydration After Taking White Mulberry Leaf. Here’s What You Need to Know.

We have yet another very tragic story regarding the use of supplements. Lori McClintock, who was the wife of California Congressman Tom McClintock, reportedly died last year after taking white mulberry leaf. She was 61-years-old.

Study Finds Frequent Sex May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer. Here’s What You Need To Know

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. To give you a bit more perspective, in 2124, “half of all men can count on developing prostate cancer.” By being proactive about men's health, we will be able to lower cancer rates and lessen the likelihood of other chronic and serious illnesses.

Why You Need To Try Banana Peel Flour ASAP!

Just like there are many different types of milk, there are many different types of flour. It can get a bit confusing, so let’s go over a few:

Recent Devastating Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer Reinforces Why We Must Be Proactive

It seems like every month I discover yet another heartbreaking story about colorectal cancer. Recently in northern England, a 35-year-old father named Dean Whelan was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on his daughter’s first birthday. He did not experience any symptoms until about two months prior to receiving the diagnosis.

Man Loses Ability To Walk From Improper Supplement Use. Here’s What You Need To Know

Recently, an 86-year-old man in Australia lost his ability to walk after ingesting high doses of vitamin B6. He ingested 70 times the recommended daily dose of vitamin B6. He did this after discovering from a blood test that he was “slightly deficient” in this vitamin.

Read Beyond The Headlines When The Issues Relate To Your Health

There is a great line from a movie where a U.S. senator finds himself in a situation that could trigger a major scandal. His wife tells him not to worry, since when people know the whole story, they will understand. His retort is that people “are not interested in the story, only the headlines.” Unfortunately, given the demands on our time and wanting only the “topline,” many of us only get our news in soundbites or, at the most, by scanning the first few sentences of an article. While this approach may be fine for keeping up with world events, it is probably the worst way to keep up with news that may impact your health. It may, in fact, even put your health at risk.

The Power of B Vitamins When It Comes to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

I don’t think people really think about the effects of excessive fat build-up around the body’s organs. For one, we can’t see it like we may be able to see our bulging stomach. Secondly, we may not feel the impact of the stress that too much fat can put on the internal organs until serious disease develops. This is why, in my opinion, fat can be a silent killer.

Joy Stephenson-Laws of Proactive Health Labs On The 5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve a Healthy Body Weight, And Keep It Permanently

As a part of our series on “5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve A Healthy Body Weight And Keep It Permanently” we had the pleasure of interviewing Joy Stephenson-Laws, founder and executive director of Proactive Heath Labs.

Nutritional Help to Fight Depression in Women

Various credible sources including Harvard Health, states women are about twice as likely as men to develop major depression. It appears our biological or hormonal makeup may be partly to blame.

There May Be a Shortage of Candy This Halloween, But Here Is Why You Should Not Be Bitter

I am not trying to be the party spoiler of Halloween and holiday seasons, but we can no longer afford to ignore that our children’s health is at risk. So, the anticipated candy shortage as a bad thing. 

Why Your Colon May Not Agree With Your Summer Grilling Plans

I’m proactive as I can be about doing everything in my power to prevent diseases such as cancer. One cancer in particular that I am especially mindful is colorectal cancer, and here are a few reasons why:

Taste The Titanium Dioxide?

The tagline of the popular candy Skittles is “Taste the rainbow.” Now it may be more appropriate to say “Taste the titanium dioxide.” And this does not make for good publicity.

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