The Problem of Depression and Stress Symptoms That Come With It

Depression is a problem that can affect anyone from teenagers to adults and can bring with it serious side-effects that may cost a person his or her life. With the ever increasing fast pace of life these days and the pressures that people feel with the responsibilities they have in their lives, depression and stress has become an ever increasing worry. Continue reading “The Problem of Depression and Stress Symptoms That Come With It” »

Lifestyle to prevent damage due to cervical spondylosis

I am 25 years old, having cervical spondylosis and that I am pregnant. My neck and shoulder muscles feel very weak and fatigued. My neck becomes stiff many times. Please tell me what should be my life style to prevent any  further damage and how will my pregnancy going to affect this condition  as I am not able to carry even the smallest weight for a long time. What is my treatment? Continue reading “Lifestyle to prevent damage due to cervical spondylosis” »

Preventing Prostate Problems

Prostate problems may be preventable: a number of preventive measures are being investigated through clinical trials. New medication, vitamin supplements, and even the food we eat may help reduce the risk of cancer and other prostate problems.

Diet High in Fruits, Grain, and Vegetables.Dietary Suggestions, Lycopene and Antioxidants

Prostate cancer has been linked to both obesity and consumption of fatty foods. Eating a diet high in fruits, grains and vegetables can help maintain healthy weight levels and control fatty food intake. Of course, losing weight is easier said than done.

Lycopene is an antioxidant that prevents damage to the body’s DNA. Eating foods high in lycopene antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruits are good sources of lycopene. Limiting alcohol, and caffeine is also recommended.

Maintaining Urinary Health
If you suffer from BPH or prostatitis, pay attention to your bladder. Don’t let your bladder get too full or wait to urinate: this increases the chances of urine remaining in the bladder and causing infections. Urination can be slow and difficult with prostate problems, but try to empty your bladder as thoroughly as possible when you urinate.

The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)
In 2001, the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial (SELECT) began to investigate the prostate-protecting properties of selenium and vitamin E. Previous clinical trials suggest that selenium may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by sixty percent, and vitamin E by as much as thirty percent. (Vitamin A supplements, on the other hand, raise the risk.)

SELECT is the largest prostate cancer prevention clinical trial ever done. In the first year alone, 13,951 men were recruited. When completed in 2013, SELECT researchers expect to have studied 32,400 men at 435 sites in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

If you’re interested in taking part in SELECT, the trial is open to men 55 years and older, with an exception made for African American men. As prostate cancer rates are higher amongst the African American community, and develop earlier in life, African Americans can enter the trial at age fifty.

Heart Disease Cure

One of the most widely recognized causes of premature death worldwide today is heart disease. This information may seem harsh; but the reality is that the incidence of premature deaths caused by heart disease has significantly increased in recent years. Continue reading “Heart Disease Cure” »

TB information / Tuberculosis

TB or Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack at any part of your body, but they usually attack in the lungs. In the early days TB was considered as a lethal disease and it was some how true because in the early 20th century the greater death ratio in America was due to TB. Continue reading “TB information / Tuberculosis” »

Is Your Memory Slipping?

Do you ever feel like you just can’t remember things the way you used to, or you occasionally have to “jog your memory” to come up with names and places? Don’t worry you are not alone. There are plenty of others who often forget people’s names, movie titles or even where they’ve parked their cars. Continue reading “Is Your Memory Slipping?” »

Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging

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” »

Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers

Whether you prefer Starbucks, Barney’s or Joffrey’s, have your morning cup of java guilt-free. The latest research has indicated that there are positive health benefits regarding coffee consumption and the prevention of numerous health concerns, including but not limited to chronic degenerative diseases, which are unfortunately on the rise in the United States. Continue reading “Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers” »

It’s Springtime, and Allergies are Blossoming

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.

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“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.

Prevention:

  • 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!

Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

The bird flu and rumors of a possible outbreak has everyone a little on edge these days. The good news is that even though your risk of becoming infected with the bird flu virus is very low, there is still plenty you and your family can do to prevent the bird flu from infecting your family. By being prepared for a possible outbreak today, you will be already taken care of if the rumors ever come to pass. Continue reading “Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak” »

Five Tips On Staying Away From Bird Flu

The worry and concern over a possible pandemic of avian influenza (bird flu) is widespread, and quite real. Avian influenza is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans presently known, especially worrisome since most common antiviral medications have been found useless against avian influenza virus infections, and current influenza vaccines are also useless against this strain of avian influenza virus. Continue reading “Five Tips On Staying Away From Bird Flu” »

Four Travel Tips To Remember Regarding Bird Flu

If you are planning a vacation soon or will be going on a business trip, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you’ll need to make the most of your trip. And, with recent concerns about the bird flu and its spread to various parts of the country and the world, you’ll want to ensure that you return home healthily. Here are some tips to remember when you’re traveling and want to avoid the bird flu. Continue reading “Four Travel Tips To Remember Regarding Bird Flu” »

How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu

A pandemic of the bird flu is a very real possibility, possibly even inevitable. This is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans currently known. This is a serious virus, that so far has been resistant to current medications. It has the possibility of mutating and becoming able to be spread from person to person. In fact, nobody knows for certain if it is already able to spread that way. Continue reading “How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu” »

Attention! Cancer Foods

Cancer foods are foods that can cause cancer. Mutagenics are substances which can eventually cause cancer if it’s absorption from prepared food is not prevented. By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances begin. The more protein the food contains, the more mutagenics start off due to cooking. Continue reading “Attention! Cancer Foods” »

Is Your Child Suffering From Juvenile Arthritis

All parents want the best for their children. No parent wants to see a child suffer. Unfortunately, some children are suffering. They are suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Yes, arthritis does hurt more than the elderly. For many parents, arthritis is easy to spot. For others little to no signs are shown. If your child is experiencing pain and discomfort, how do you know the cause? Continue reading “Is Your Child Suffering From Juvenile Arthritis” »