. Alcohol is toxic to EVERY organ in the body, has deleterious effects on the mind, DESTROYS the gut microbiome, compromises the immune system, and causes cancer. It also is addictive and wreaks havoc on relationships and families. Some organizations tout the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. It is probable that the acetic acid, flavanoids, […]

Headlines everywhere reveal startling data about teen mental health. Teen suicide has tripled over the last 17 years. According to researchers, rates of depression and anxiety among American teens soared by over 50% in the decade between 2010 and 2019. Similar trends are seen in youth in other countries. Most headline news reports on this […]

Redefining Health Equity and its Implications for Public Policy The research article Health Equity: A Concept Analysis (Lewis et al., 2023) sought to investigate health equity through an extensive review of its definitions and meaning, including what constitutes unfairness. The authors assert that health equity is not just about reducing disparities and the differences in […]

The scientific evidence is clear that consuming ultra-processed foods is very bad for our health. A new study reviewed data from 14 studies which included 9,888,373 participants. The researchers were looking for a correlation between ultra-processed foods and adverse health outcomes. They conclude: Greater exposure to ultra-processed food was associated with a higher risk of […]

What is health literacy, and why is it important? Health literacy is your ability to find, understand, and use health information to make good choices about your health and well-being. It is important because it empowers you to take charge of your health and navigate the healthcare system more effectively. Over one-third of U.S. adults […]