Parasites in America – What’s Eating YOU? Any dog lover knows that their precious pet must be given heartworm medicine as protection against the infestation of this dangerous parasite. But did you know that people are exposed to multiple parasites on a daily basis, too? Continue reading “How do we contract parasites?” »
What is pH and why is it important to my body? Chances are you have visited a swimming pool and experienced skin irritation and burning eyes as a result of a too-acidic pH water level. Conversely, if the water is too alkaline, bacteria and algae in the pool will thrive and bloom. Continue reading “Health Concern You’ve Never Heard Of” »
Should I spend my money to see a conventional doctor or a naturopathic doctor?” Integrated Medicine is both; its physicians who practice both traditional and alternative medicine. Continue reading “Integrated Medicine: Everything you wanted in a Doctor” »
Because of chemicals in the environment and in our foods, it’s good to have a process to detox and cleanse the body. This aids the liver as well as the digestive system so it isn’t overburdened. Continue reading “Detox And Body Cleanse” »
To help you navigate through the complex maze of side effects, how to figure out which ones you may get and what to do about any you may be suffering from now or in the future, I’ve separated them onto their own pages. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Side Effects” »
Sodium can cause Major heart problems down the road. Canned vegetables and lunch meat taste high in salt, but not all foods that are high in sodium are so easily recognized. You may not think that a bagel tastes salty, but a 4 inch oat bran bagel contains 451 MG of sodium. That’s almost a quarter of the recommended daily intake. Continue reading “How To Cut Your Sodium” »
The more active you are the better you will look in the long run.
Here are a few ideas for being more active than you are right now.
1. get up 15 minutes early and walk to the end of the street and back a time or 2. Continue reading “How 15 Minutes Can Change Your Life” »
As we go about our busy lives, our wellness needs doesn’t often come to mind. In fact, probably until you read the title of this article, it never even crossed your mind. But even when we are well, we have needs that help us to sustain that wellness. Have you ever given thought to what those needs are? Continue reading “What Are Your Wellness Needs” »
Over the course of our life, our senses and our environment come together to enrich our mind, and to sometimes overwhelm our mind. Much of the knowledge we acquire comes to us through our senses. As children, we use the senses daily to absorb as much as possible. The mind is a voraciously hungry, empty den when we are young. Continue reading “Is Your Mind Playing Tricks” »
The Chinese believe our bodies are complete halves, one side being the passive and the other being the aggressive, and it only through the successful union of the halves, that we have the healthy whole. Continue reading “The Yin And Yang Of The Healthy Individual” »
Working as a travel nurse can be a fun career that is filled with new faces and exciting adventures. Working as a travel nurse can also be a very lonely profession. Continue reading “Travel Nursing With A Friend” »
Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan, was handed down from different generations since its creation by Chang San-Feng. It was during the Sung Dynasty that this was introduced and from that moment on, there were numerous accounts of the form.
The form, or kung chia in Chinese language, are the different movements made through Tai Chi. One of the most common and famous form is the manipulation of the snake and the crane fighting. Master Chang, one of the advocates, copied this kind of fighting style and transformed it into a softer version of their coiling movements. The form that was developed had 13 postures that correspond with the trigrams and the Five Elements.
Master Chang’s lineage was not clear but what historians know is that he is a certain Chiang Fah. Chiang’s form was taught to a young man named as Chen Wang Ting. Chen was known to practice the art of Tai Chi in 1644. Descendants of Chen Wang Ting practiced their family form. Some of the characteristics of their form is done with emphasis on low stances, a silk-reeling move, and fast movements and were practiced periodically.
Tai Chi that was formed by the Chen family was secretly practiced and no one was allowed to use it outside of their home. But during the time of Chen Chang Hsin, which was in the year 1800, the tradition broke. He taught all of his family Tai Chi secrets and styles to his student, Yang Lu Chan.
The modern-day Yang style came from the grandson of Yang Lu Chan named Yang Cheng Fu. This paved the way to introducing one of the longest accounts in the history of Tai Chi. Its form consists of 128 postures. It is characterized by the warding off of energy using leaning movements with slow motion techniques.
The generation of the Yang family taught their students the techniques on Tai Chi. The masters chose their earnest students and made a lineage that gave birth to other styles namely Sun, Wu, and Hao. These styles may differ in the way they are portrayed and the performance differs as well but the principles that were observed by Chang San Feng remains the same.
There was this one student of Yang Cheng Fu named Cheng Man Ching. Cheng became the master of his own generation because of the revisions that he made with Tai Chi Chuan. One of the most famous changes that he made was shortening the form to a 37-posture Tai Chi. This is change made by Cheng is now the most famous form of Tai Chi that is practiced till this day.
When Cheng came to the U.S., he tried to teach and took on the interest of some students in all aspects of life. By doing so, he made the form popular to every men and women. This new form introduced by Cheng is originally known as the Yang Style in the shorter form. It become widespread, today, it is more popular with the name Cheng Style of Tai Chi.
The form of Cheng’s Tai Chi is characterized by an upright spine position, rolling back of energy and a softness that has its powerful attitude.
Taoism is the main contributor of the idea why, in the first place, Tai Chi was formed. This is because Taoism reflects teachings that fundamentally contribute to the reflective, mystic and serene view of the world and the nature we live in
Research shows that physical fitness for older adults begins with exercise. For many people growing older means life getting, A small amount of physical activity in a sedentary lifestyle can result in better health. Aged adults are at higher risk of health problems that only being active can prevent. Continue reading “Physical Fitness For Older Adults Better Tomorrow Begins Today!” »
There are so many issues to consider when you are looking at care homes for a relative. There are many areas to be concerned about regarding the care and environment as well as programs offered. If you are not careful some very important issues may be left out and they may have an impact on your decision-making process. Continue reading “Important Issues To Consider When Looking For A Care Home” »
Are you looking to buy an air purifier for your home? If you are, you will soon see that you have a number of different options. There are a number of brands to choose from, as well as a number of price ranges. One type of home purifier that you will want to examine is that of a high end air purifier. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Buy A High End Home Air Purifier” »
Are you looking to improve the air quality in your home? If so, you may be looking to buy a high end home air purifier. Although you do have a number of different options, you will want to examine high end home air purifiers that use HEPA technology. Continue reading “How To Buy Hepa Air Purifiers” »
There are a number of individuals who want to attain a calm thoughts and also to have internal peace. This is to at least free one’s body-mind from bad emotions like stress and major depression in which can ruin one’s day. The two of these bad feelings are the most common feelings that people generally experience every now and then. Continue reading “Binaural Beats Can Transform Your Own Unfavorable Feelings” »
The basic approach to diet and health. Instead of concentrating on individual diseases, to be treated by some specific measures, such as an irregular heartbeat by digitalis, all parts of the body and their functions receive attention. Continue reading “The simple theory of Natural Therapy” »
Are you concerned about your blood pressure? If so, you can easily start monitoring it in your own time in your own home. You still want to have it checked regularly by your doctor. The best way to monitor your blood pressure is by understanding the numbers first. Continue reading “Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers” »
Are you under the impression that all it takes is a proper brushing of your teeth to have good dental health? You might be surprised to learn then, that it takes more than brushing to have healthy teeth it takes a lot more! Follow the steps below if you truly want a healthy mouth a teeth. Continue reading “Taking The Proper Steps To Dental Health” »
Dental disease rears it’s ugly head at any age but especially during the teen years when many teens are indulging in adult foods as well as party goodies and junk foods. The busy lifestyle of the teen often means less time for brushing and flossing which creates a lethal combination and one that the teen of today needs to be on a constant vigil against. Continue reading “Teens Take Up Your Tools And Fight Dental Disease” »
It is a fact that some pesticides, chemicals, and certain fumes are present in the environment that is affecting your immune system and jeopardizing your health. Moreover, the foods that you eat can lead to a toxic atmosphere lowering your overall immunity. Continue reading “Body Detox Herbs Can Do Wonder In Your Lives” »
Detoxification has been a lengthy discussion ever since. Whether to detox or not, is up to you. Even though you are ‘healthy’ this does not mean that you don’t need to detox. Sure our body does this on a continual basis, our kidneys and livers are constantly working by cleaning out all the pollutants (smoke, caffeine, chemical-based products etc) in our body. Continue reading “Detox Cleansing The Body Inside Out” »
Do you pay attention to television commercials or occasionally watch late night infomercials? If so, you may have heard of detox food pads. The manufacturers and sellers of detox foot patches claim they can improve your health, but do they really work? It all depends. Continue reading “Detox Foot Pads Do They Work” »
Antioxidants to the Rescue . If you asked me for one major supplement to help make a huge contribution to your good health, I’d tell you to plunge into antioxidants. Continue reading “What are antioxidants, and how can they improve our health?” »
Diabetes is a serious illness. There is too much sugar in your blood and urine. Your body does not have enough energy. It is like a car that does not get enough gas to work. Continue reading “Is Diabetes a serious illness?” »
Providing daily care for elderly people and taking care of their health issues may be an overwhelming challenge for their adult children. Caring for aging parents sometimes results in a “sandwich” effect: caregivers must care for their parent while also caring for their own children. Continue reading “Caring for Aging Parents or Other Elderly People” »
A caregiver is a person who attends to the needs of a dependent child or adult. The care that this person provides can come in many forms: assisting in activities of daily living, keeping track of medications, providing companionship, or helping to manage finances. Continue reading “The Role of Caregivers in Activities of Daily Living” »
Medical problems develop gradually in obese people as they age, some can be life-threatening. Among the conditions commonly suffered are:
heart disease Continue reading “Heart Disease, Liver Disease and Other Risks of Obesity” »
Thanks to the success of national vaccination and immunization programs, we have managed to take control over several debilitating infectious diseases. Polio, a crippling nerve degenerating viral infection, has been virtually eliminated from the United States because of an organized comprehensive prevention program. Continue reading “Immunization & Vaccination: Cost-Effective Disease Prevention” »
People infected with genital herpes can expect an average of four to five viral outbreaks a year. This number may be higher for some people and lower for others. Many people find that over time, as their immune system builds up a resistance to the virus, their outbreaks lessen in severity and frequency. Continue reading “Dealing With a Herpes Simplex 2 Outbreak” »
In addition to bleeding, people with hemophilia must be on the watch for a number of health complications. Medications must be controlled carefully; taking aspirin, NSAIDs and other blood-thinning drugs can lead to serious consequences. Dental hygiene must be carefully maintained. Continue reading “Good Dental Hygiene, Avoiding Aspirin and Other NSAIDs” »
Costs of health care have skyrocketed in recent years. One visit to the doctor can cost hundreds of dollars for the office visit charge, lab tests, and procedures that are performed. Continue reading “Managing the Costs of Caregiving: Health Care, Budgets and Financing” »
Elder abuse is the neglect, mistreatment, exploitation, or harming of elderly patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or home care environments. The most common types of abuse are physical/sexual abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, financial abuse, and abandonment Continue reading “Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect” »
As patients, we trust that our doctors, nurses, surgeons, and pharmacists are ethical, properly trained, and trustworthy. However, despite their extensive experience, sometimes these medical professionals make mistakes because they use poor judgment, are overworked or under-assisted, are negligent or malicious, or are simply under-qualified. Continue reading “Medical Malpractice Cases and Claims” »
AIDS stands for Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV (Human immune deficiency virus). As it is clear from its name, when this virus enter into human body, multiply there and then starts affecting human immune system. HIV attacks on T-cells of the body. Continue reading “AIDS / HIV information” »
Medical Sciences is one of the most important branch of science which deals with the human diseases and their treatments. Modern development in this line make it more beneficial for humanity. In the beginning doctors used to treat the diseases with some fixed tools and knowledge. Continue reading “Doctors Categories” »
The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »
We all think of hygiene as white teeth, fresh clothes, a nice scent, groomed hair and overall well manicured. Or we think of the opposite, poor hygiene, bad breath, dirty clothes, body odor, oily hair and overall not manicured. Merriam-Webster’s online definition of hygiene states that it is “a science of the establishment and maintenance of health.” Continue reading “Cleanliness is Next to Healthiness” »
The Sleep in America poll revealed nearly seven out of ten Americans said they experience frequent sleep problems, although most have not been diagnosed. – The National Sleep Foundation Continue reading “Do you get enough sleep?” »
Have You Had Your Fruits and Vegetables Today? By now, we are all aware that eating more fruits and vegetables is as central to a healthy nutritional plan or program as drinking more water, consuming more omega 3 essential fatty acids, or eliminating sugars from the diet. Continue reading “Fruits and Vegetables are Good for You” »
While we all want to live a long, healthy life, several factors come into play which determine your overall quality of life. You have probably heard the expression, “Play the hand you are dealt,” obviously meaning that genetics influences your chances of being healthy or living with disease. Continue reading “Longevity – Is It In You?” »
It’s The Flu Season Time Of Year Again… Well, it’s that time of year again. Winter coats and sweaters are dusted off and your flip-flops are packed away until it’s time to hit the beaches again. While the holiday season brings gifts, cheer and family reunions, it also brings flu season with it. Continue reading “Facts About Flu Season” »
One way of revitalizing yourself is to start a detox program. The whole idea is to remove the toxins from your body caused by substances such as alcohol, tobacco and food consumed during the festive period. Continue reading “Which Is The Best Way To Detox?” »
Zero in on the many benefits of Zinc. When it comes to the ABC’s of vitamins and minerals, we must look to the end of the alphabet to find one of the most essential minerals for good health. Continue reading “Zinc’s powerhouse potency” »
Let’s talk about cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone produced by our adrenal gland as a response to both physical and psychological stress. We all have cortisol in our systems, and it is supposed to kick in during individual stressful situations or activities like intense exercise. Continue reading “Nasty Cortisol: Limiting Your Stress Hormone” »
Our younger generations have a word for expensive metal jewelry these days. They call it “bling”. Did you know you might be wearing harmful levels of heavy metals in your cardiovascular system, kidney and liver? Continue reading “How Much “Bling” Are You Wearing IN your Body?” »
Are You Ready for Summer Fun? You may say, “You bet! Vacation, here I come!” But apart from thinking about where to go and what to pack, things happen in summertime that we don’t otherwise consider. Here are some Summer Health Safety Tips. Continue reading “Staying Hydrated in Summer” »
Homeopathic Remedies generally complement any allopathic medical program but it is always a good practice to check with your physician first. Getting a good nights rest, following a healthy diet, and exercising will complement any Homeopathic Remedies. Continue reading “Homeopathic Remedies: Nature’s Remedy” »
The Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of processed foods, red meat, refined carbohydrates, food additives, soft drinks, and fried foods making Natural Supplements a necessity. Continue reading “Natural Supplements: When “5 A Day” is just not possible” »