The Health Blog by John Madden

Nature’s Healthy Sweetener: Yacon Syrup

Many of us are becoming conscious about sugars and sweeteners in our diet and their effect on our body. With so many people suffering from diabetes and other health maladies, many wonder if something that is sweet can still be…

Some Unpleasant Symptoms and Their Causes

Suppose you have made the decision to change your diet and improve your health. You understand how the body heals itself and you are more aware of its needs. Yet, you may not have complete faith in your body. A…

Cheat Sheet to Olive Oils

In two studies, UC Davis researchers analyzed a total of 186 extra virgin olive oil samples against standards established by the International Olive Council (IOC), as well as methods used in Germany and Australia. The brands that failed to meet…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DIDGERIDOO PLAYING

OXYGENATING FOR THE BODY It is known to oxygenate the body, and this can be noticed in a more wakened and aware state that it produces. The focus on controlling the out breath, in circular breathing, is similarly known in…

Do Lipitor Side Effects Outweigh the Potential Benefits?

The “epidemic” of high cholesterol has taken many parts of the Western world by storm, and physicians seem to have the answer: cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor that do all the work your body apparently can’t anymore. Great news, right? Not exactly….

Neurotoxicity and Exercise

Neurotoxicity causes weight gain, low energy, and hormonal fluctuations by altering your metabolic control center, the hypothalamus.  Heavy metal toxicity from vaccines, amalgam fillings, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical residues as well as biotoxins such as household molds are all…

Adequate Hydration and Health

Why do some people age gracefully enjoying great health throughout their entire lives while others develop illness and degenerative diseases?  Could increased hydration be the answer? Our bodies consist of approximately 60% water. Each day our bodies expel large amounts…

Burn Fat and Keep it Off Using Technology

BURN FAT AND KEEP IT OFF USING TECHNOLOGY It’s amazing how much technology has changed our lives. We can communicate with someone halfway around the world via instant message or video chat. We can transfer money from one bank account…

Fall and Winter Skin Helpers

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Being on the outside of your body, it takes the brunt of the force from changes in the weather. When fall and winter arrive, your skin can be ready. During the…

7 Foods That Fight Fat

You have to eat. However, if you’re on a diet or trying to lose weight you want to be careful what you eat. You’ll be happy to know that there are delicious foods you can eat that will actually help…

5 Healthy Tips to Weight Loss

The world is fascinated with weight loss, some for health reasons and others for cosmetic. No matter the reason, many people try harsh diets that never work, extreme exercise regimens that result in injuries or other weight loss program that…

5 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

You can lower cholesterol without drugs by following some basic steps that will not only change your cholesterol readings, but also improve your health today and in the future.  So often we use a prescription drug and hope it will…

Living a Healthy Life

In the fast paced world that we live in it can be easy to neglect our health and wellness. We’re so busy racing through our day to day lives – family, friends, work, social engagements – that we don’t take…

Relief for Migraines

There are many new migraine headache treatments available that can be both safe and effective. Natural treatments for migraine headaches are usually safer and cheaper than traditional pain medications. And in many instances they can relieve pain just as well…

Getting Around the Weight Loss Plateau

The typical human form is capable of achieving a number of incredible feats that seem to suspend or defy the way science tells us things work. Athletes, through sheer willpower, can end up lifting something that their bodies should not…

Chiropractic in the US

The art and science of the chiropractor has often been maligned by the western health establishment.  The historical animosity is mostly due to the fact that western medicine tends to employ a philosophy of reductionism, which states that the best…

Superfoods for Your Brain

We’ve all had days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’ And as we age, both our bodies and our brains grow old as well.  By making smart food choices though, we can preserve our precious gray…