What’s to Tell About Telomeres?

You may or may not have heard about telomeres, but they’ve recently been gaining buzz as a possible key to aging. In fact, the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their work in uncovering the role that telomeres pla ...

Keep Your Hands Clean!

As you go about your daily life, opening doors, shaking hands with others, answering the phone and using your computer, your hands can pick up tons of germs that can transmit viruses and bacteria. When you touch your eyes, nose or mouth, these germs ...

Seven Ways to Look Younger

Everyone is constantly searching for ways to look younger. But what if you aren’t willing to go under the knife for that face lift? There are plenty of subtle and not-so-subtle ways you can take years off your appearance without resorting to dr ...

Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is a staple in many kitchens for cooking, sautéing and frying, and is an alternative to oils that are laden with saturated fat. It also boasts high levels of beneficial fatty acids such as omega-3. And for thousands of years, people have u ...

How to Avoid Dry Skin This Winter

Bundling up in a hat, scarf and gloves is one way to protect skin from vicious winter wind. But shielding exposed parts of your body from the elements may not be enough to stop dry skin (and the itching, flaking, roughness and redness that come with ...

All-Natural, Safe Hair Products

Is it really necessary to buy organic hair products? Well, listen to this. Research (Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York) has found that as much as 60% of everything that you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body,  an ...

Anise Seed for Digestive Health

It is an old tradition in my family to make anise cookies every year at Christmastime. They have a very distinctive taste, similar to black licorice. Europeans use anise in cakes, cookies, and sweet breads. In the Middle East and India, it is used in ...