Archives for February 2016

Are Humans Doomed to Return to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

Even small infections would prove fatal if we lose the effectiveness of antibiotics – and it very much looks like that is happening. Doctors administer antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections. At the beginning of the 20th century, pneumonia, tuberculosis and diarrhea were the top three leading causes of death. Now at the beginning of the 21st century, very few people living in developed countries die from these diseases, thanks in large part to the use of antibiotics. Many bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics today, however, and the problem seems to be growing worse. About Antibiotics and Bacteria…. [Read More…]

Can Living in a Cold Climate Equate to Gaining Less Weight?

If you’re like many, the last thing you want to do is get out of bed when it’s cold outside. If you live in a colder climate, you more than likely dread winter. And, doesn’t it seem like the winter months last longer than the warmer months? So, how on earth could there possibly be any benefit to the cold weather? But what if we told you that the cold weather may help you shed a few pounds, would you be surprised? Well wait before you pack up house and move to the other side of the country, there’s still…. [Read More…]

Why Snoring is a Health Concern & Exercises You Can Do to Help

You believe that you’re doing everything possible to live a healthy life style. You eat right. You exercise and you think your health is in great shape. What’s the last thing you’d consider to derail all that? Would you believe snoring? Snoring occurs while you’re asleep and your throat muscles relax, your tongue falls backwards and your throat becomes narrow. As you breathe in and out, your throat walls begin to vibrate. The narrower your throat becomes, the greater the vibration, and the louder the snore. A more serious complication of snoring is sleep apnea where the throat will completely…. [Read More…]