Let’s Pay Attention to Better Digestion. Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night saying that famous line, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing?” You may need to reach for digestive enzymes rather than that antacid tablet! Continue reading “Pay Attention to Better Digestion” »
Better Health from Your Own Unexpected Source. Many of us have had the experience of waking up occasionally with aches and pains in the morning saying, “Oh, my neck hurts”, or “Ouch, my back aches”. But do we ever say, “My liver is hurting me?” Probably not! Continue reading “What does the liver do?” »
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” »
The pancreas is located in the abdomen. It lies behind the stomach, in front of the spine, and is surrounded by the intestines and liver. The gland is approximately six inches long and resembles a compressed bunch of grapes. Continue reading “Diseases of the Pancreas” »
Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are common–only respiratory infections occur more often. In 1997, urinary tract infections (UTIs) accounted for about 8.3 million doctor visits. Continue reading “Urinary Tract Infections in Adults” »
According to Reuter’s Press, Los Angeles (2001, December 13), “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (is) a chronic condition believed to plague 20% of the adult (US) population”. Continue reading “What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?” »
Crohn’s Disease causes severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It most often affects the small intestine, but can strike any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. In addition to the pain caused by inflammation, it can cause diarrhea, stomach ulcers, malnutrition and other complications like anemia. Continue reading “Symptoms And Treatments For Crohn’s Disease” »
Cancer is a general term used for diseases characterized by abnormal cell growth. There are many types of cancer and each type is identified by the cells initially affected. This uncontrollable cell growth harms the human body and they form tumors. Continue reading “Cancer information” »
Gastric Ulcer is an erosion in the superficial lining of stomach. Gastric ulcer may be referred as erosion or rupture in the superficial lining of digestive tract. Digestive tract consists of esophagus, stomach, duodenum and intestines. Continue reading “Gastric Ulcer – causes and symptoms” »
Do you occasionally feel uncomfortable immediately after eating a meal, or do you experience heartburn, indigestion or bloating that comes and goes? Some individuals are relieved with meals, others become very miserable on a daily basis due to various factors. Continue reading “Gastrointestinal Symptoms? What Are They Telling You?” »
The human digestive tract ranges from 25-35 feet and houses over 400 species of bacteria. In total there are over a 100 billion organisms in our digestive tract. The use of antibiotics is equivalent to pouring bleach into a fish tank in order to kill an overgrowth of algae. Continue reading “Antibiotic Overload?” »
Sodas are very popular among children, teenagers, young adults, and even older adults too. Clinically, it is known that carbonated beverages affect your metabolism (not in a good way) and are partially responsible for the obesity in America. Continue reading “Should You Eliminate Carbonated Beverages?” »
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?” »
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?” »
Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.
Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.
What’s the difference – and is there actually a solution?
“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.
Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.
“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.
- Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
- Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
- Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.
Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.
Treatment for seasonal allergies:
- Begin above dietary rules immediately.
- Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
- Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
- Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
- Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
- Tea tree oil – 2 drops
- Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).
Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!
How’s Your Daily Nutrition? While people in some countries did fine for centuries on a few staple foods, we Americans have been forerunners in fatty, fast and indulgent goodies. Take the Orient, for example. Since our burger franchises went to cities like Hong Kong, we’ve been luring the natives away from their rice and fish nutrition; Continue reading “Eating our way to poor health” »
Every day, our bodies are exposed to thousands of bacteria and germs that are invisibly handled by our Immune System. While this system functions with amazing accuracy, there may be times when bad bacteria can overgrow and create an infection within the body. Continue reading “Are you “Friendly” with Your Body’s Good Bacteria?” »
Acid reflux refers to the condition in which the partially digested food containing digestive juices travels back into the esophagus from the mouth. To describe the mechanical layout of this disease, our digestive system has a circular band of muscle called lower esophageal sphincter. Continue reading “Sore Throat Set Off By Acid Reflux” »
Every day, the digestive system is always being used due to regular food and liquid intake. When food and drinks are induced, it goes through a passage called the esophagus that helps breakdown the food. When food reaches its destination or the stomach, acid and pepsin is released to help aid in the process of digestion. Continue reading “Be Aware Of Acid Reflux By Learning Its Symptoms” »
MEANING. The digestive system of a man sometimes functions in a ridiculous manner. It may or may not absorb all the nutrients. But, funnily, our digestive system loves to absorb fatty fast and junk foods thoroughly, which is the major cause for digestive disorders and obesity. Continue reading “Celiac disease: gluten free diet” »