• alternatives for carnaval

    11 healthier alternatives for Carnival

    Some people just don’t like Carnival, so we present 11 suggestions for healthy alternative activities during this season.

  • escrita para saude

    The healing power of expressive writing, Part 2

    “Expressive writing” can bring better mental and physical health, and today we give several more examples of how it can help, and suggestions how to do it.

  • escrever para saude

    The healing power of writing

    Most married couples suffer a decline in their marriage quality over time, but a 2-year research study showed that couples who physically write down their feelings about how they resolve their conflicts, do not suffer that drop in marital satisfaction.

  • fome emocional

    What to do when your hunger is emotional hunger

    Emotional hunger can cause eating foods for the purpose of smoothing over some stress or negative emotions; this is different that physical hunger. We discuss ways to deal with emotional hunger.

  • cera ouvido

    The correct way to remove earwax

    Most people use cotton swabs to clean out wax, but that is not the best approach. In this post we describe the function of earwax, and how to safely remove it.

  • fria saudavel

    How to turn cold temperatures into a metabolic advantage

    A small but well designed research study showed that sleeping in cooler rooms was good for the body metabolically, increasing the amount of advantageous brown fat in our bodies.

  • caminhar-ajuda-artrite

    Simple measures to control knee arthritis

    A recent research study confirmed that for people at risk of or who have osteoarthritis of the knee, walking at least an hour a day helps diminish symptoms, and the more they walk the better. Another study suggested that women with knee osteoarthritis had less progression of their disease if they drank more low-or non-fat milk. 

  • 100 anos de vida

    If you could live to be 100 years?

    A large UK study showed that many people dying at over age 100 died relatively suddenly, without debilitating chronic disease, while those in their 80s and 90s were more likely to die of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Some longevity factors are suggested in the post.