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There are a variety of ways to enjoy and prepare kava. Most commonly kava is consumed through the ingestion of beverages made from the pressing of freshly picked kava root, or in drinks made from ground, shredded or powdered root. While freshly picked... 

It’s not uncommon to hear people complain more about waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble getting back to sleep as they get older. Sleep experts have estimated that up 40 percent of seniors suffer from some type of sleep disorder,... 

As kids, the only decision about milk most of us had to make was whether we wanted to dunk our cookies or guzzle it down after every bite. Regardless of how we enjoy our frothy glass, the one thing that usually remained unchanged was where the milk came... 

167314167When it comes to losing weight, some dieters swear by the “grazing” method – eating several smaller meals throughout the day – instead of eating larger, more traditional meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now, a new study that compared... 

St. Patrick’s Day has a variety of traditions that are celebrated in the United States: the “wearing of the green,” corned beef and cabbage, festive get-togethers, parades and ribbons and shamrocks in various shades of green. It may... 

While divorce rates have steadily declined since reaching an all time high of 50 percent of all marriages during the 1980s, the effects of divorce on children remain as damaging as ever. For generations, child psychiatrists have counseled kids and parents... 

For individuals hoping to shed a few pounds, figuring out successful strategies for boosting their metabolism is considered the holy grail of weight loss. However, just because you want a metabolism that move at rate that would make most cheetahs appear... 

Over the last 40 years, obesity has grown to become one of the nation’s leading public health concerns. Currently 35 percent of all adults over the age of 20 are obese, while 18 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 18 also qualify as obese,... 

Over the last 30 years, obesity has become a growing epidemic in the U.S. Currently one-third of all adults and nearly 20 percent of kids in the U.S. between the ages of 12 and 19 meet the qualifications for obesity, according to the Centers of Disease... 

For doctors trying to determine the health of their patients, the use of a basic checklist could help estimate whether older individuals will be alive in 10 years, according to the results of a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San... 

In recent years, health conscious Americans have embraced the use of supplements as never before. Americans spend over $20 billion annually on supplements, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements,... 

It seems that every year a new outbreak of food poisoning causes people to once again reconsider food safety. In both 2011 and 2012, listeria outbreaks link to contaminated cantaloupe resulted in a number of deaths due to food poisoning. While most people... 

The number of people living in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise. Over five million Americans live with the disease, which ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the nation. Based on current projections, researchers anticipate... 

Each year, roughly 48 million Americans suffer from some type of food-borne illness. In the majority of cases, the culprit of what caused the illness remains a mystery. While notable outbreaks linked to contaminated fruits and vegetables (such as the... 

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who pledged to lose weight in 2013, the time has come to put your tummy where your mouth is. As if trying to lose weight wasn’t difficult enough already, attempting to shed pounds put on during the holidays... 

Determining a woman’s risk of developing cancer following menopause, researchers have found that taller women could face greater odds of receiving a cancer diagnosis when compared to their shorter peers. For every four-inch increase in height, an older... 

If your diet follows that of most people, you probably find yourself consuming large amounts of sodium on a daily basis. While you might not realize how much sodium your diet contains, a pinch of salt on your eggs in the morning or a side of lightly salted... 

Whether long, short, bouncy, or sleek, for many women, hair is far more than just a pile of loose fibers. In addition to serving as an expression of her personality and style, studies have that a woman’s hair is closely linked to her own self-image.... 

From a young age, most people have the need to brush and floss daily pretty well drilled into them by parents who warn that eating too much sugar will rot their teeth and from dentists always on the look out for the slightest sign of a cavity. While brushing... 

When seeking treatment for depression, most patients undergo a combination of counseling and antidepressants to help them deal with their condition. When it comes to the use of antidepressant, 40 percent of patients improve using the first one they were... 

For those not old enough to remember first hand, watching an episode of Mad Men can prove informative when it comes to how a woman’s actions were once viewed during pregnancy. The societal taboos of today while pregnant, smoking and drinking, were embraced... 

Despite the importance of getting a good night’s rest, millions of Americans find themselves struggling to sleep the recommended seven or eight hours they need. Feeling sleep deprived can make functioning the next day extremely difficult, as a person’s... 

Few illnesses cause the kind of constant discomfort as a sore throat. Illnesses that cause scratchy, dry, just simply painful throat conditions can make eating, drinking, talking, and even breathing difficult or uncomfortable. Despite popular perception,... 

Christmas is the season of overdoing it. We plunge ourselves into Christmas foods, drinks, music, activities and events during the month of December. With all of the indulgences during the season, it’s easy to feel guilty for so many reasons. Instead... 

With summer nearly over, people start to routinely turn to comfort food that are higher in calories. While heavier winter fare works wonderfully to warm us up, it can also mean that we emerge in the Spring weighing a little more than at the end of summer....