“Help! My ADD Child Reminds Me of Me!” Abby remembers the first time she took her son, Charlie, to a doctor about some attention challenges. As she described Charlie’s behavior – impulsive, distracted, forgetful and moody – the words sounded familiar. Continue reading “How can I know for sure if I have Adult ADD or ADHD?” »
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” »
Ensure comes in five flavors and is useful for people who are underweight, post surgery or ill. The supplement has no lactose. They are a complete and balanced product and are 8 ounces. The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, butter pecan, coffee latte and strawberry. Continue reading “Ensure Nutritional Supplement” »
There are a number of digestive supplements that help people relieve discomfort after meals. Taking digestive enzymes is a way to help break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Many enzyme products also have hydrcholoric acid to assist with fat break down. Continue reading “Digestive Supplement” »
Many individuals turn to supplements when making sure that they are getting proper nutrition. Calcium builds strong bones and can help you to prevent osteoporosis. The recommended daily intake of calcium is 1,000 mg. If women who are menopausal take 1,000 mg of calcium a day they can slow down bone loss. Continue reading “Using Supplements For Good Nutrition” »
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” »
When you make the change from being a meat eater to a vegetarian, there are many gaps that you will have in your diet that you will need to fill with specific types of foods in order to ensure that your body is getting all of the nutrients that it needs. Continue reading “Getting All Your Nutrition As A Vegetarian” »
My son was returning from school. He met with an accident, the wheel of an empty camel cart climbed over his thighs but by the grace of god he got up on his own and walked towards me. But he is having pain in his collar bone area. Continue reading “Pain in collar bone area due to accident – diagnosis of injury and treatment” »
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” »
I feel excruciating pain in my foot below the ankle and near the arch after prolonged standing and walking. This pain is continuous and get worsen throughout the day. Pressing a particular point on the foot gives relief in pain for a short time. Continue reading “Excruciating pain in foot, morning stiffness in foot, plantar fasicitis, stress fracture” »
There are several good points regarding the Atkins diet. There are also several bad points about the Atkins diet. The diet is popular with quite a few celebrities who swear they have lost weight while on the Atkins diet. Continue reading “The Bad The Good And The Celebrites Who Use The Atkins Diet” »
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” »
The Zone diet has been around for quite a while and its inventor Barry Sears has helped countless Hollywood celebrities to lose weight, stay fit, become healthier, and do it all without looking haggard. Continue reading “Jennifer Aniston And Demi Moore – Swearing By The Zone Diet” »
Blood clots and embolisms are treated with blood thinners: medications that reduce clotting ability and help dissolve unwanted clots. Also known as anticoagulants, blood thinners are sometimes used as prophylactics, to help prevent clots from forming. Continue reading “Warfarin, Heparin and Aspirin are the Established Treatments of Blood Clots” »
The ulcerative colitis sufferer can make a big impact on his or her symptoms by following some simple dietary guidelines and making lifestyle changes. Continue reading “Ulcerative Colitis: Dietary Guideline and Lifestyle Changes” »
Often we speak of healthy bones and strong teeth, and most of us remember our parents’ admonition to “drink your milk.” Though we may have resisted then, as adults we are now more aware of the need for calcium, and perhaps calcium supplements, as well. Continue reading “Women’s Health, Calcium Deficiency, and Bone Loss” »
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.
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.
Simple life-style changes can ease the pain of varicose veins considerably and may even prevent the condition from deteriorating. However, consult your physician if your varicose veins fail to respond to the following self care measures, or if you’re concerned with their unsightly appearance. Continue reading “Varicose Veins: Things You Can Do For Yourself” »
Heart disease in women today is taken seriously, since it is the most widely recognized cause of death. Strangely enough the conclusion that women live longer than men is also still true. Women therefore have to take certain measures to prevent the onset and development of heart disease. Continue reading “Heart Disease Hits Women Too” »
Men-Could Increasing Your Testosterone Be The Key To A Better Life?
Testosterone, as we all know, is a male hormone, however, women produce about 1/10th of the amount of testosterone that men do. Testosterone is without question one of life’s key hormones or chemical messengers in the body. Continue reading “The Importance Of Maintaining Hormonal Balance In Men” »
Bacteria Can Be Good For You! When we think of bacteria, we generally think it is bad. While this can be true, many of us are not aware that certain forms of bacteria can in fact be good for us. “Good” bacteria essentially combat the development of “bad” bacteria, which in turn strengthens our immune system and wards off disease. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Probiotics” »
By now everyone knows that eating leafy greens is a healthy practice that can boost our vitality, protect us from disease and promote weight loss. But did you know that eating them can protect your vision? Continue reading “To Delay or Prevent Eye Disease – Go Green!” »
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” »
Herbal Dietary Supplements are used by millions of Americans. In an issue of Prevention magazine in 1997, a national survey was conducted claiming that one-third of all adult Americans, or about 60 million people, say they frequently use herbal remedies. Continue reading “Understanding Herbal Dietary Supplements” »
The terms Complementary Medicine and Alternative Medicine get used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. However, Complementary Medicine may use the same therapies as Alternative Medicine. Continue reading “Is Complementary Medicine the same as Alternative Medicine?” »
Study after study has revealed the importance of a balanced diet to good health. Eating a balanced diet, one that is rich in all the various minerals and vitamins needed for a healthy body, can present quite a challenge for vegetarians and vegans. Continue reading “Healthy Eating For Vegetarians And Vegans” »
My friend’s mom’s dexa scan report shows T score of -2.6 SD at the hip and -2.4 SD at the lumbar spine. She is not on hormone therapy, her mother died due to complications of hip fracture and her sister was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 60 years. What do you interpret according to her dexa scan report? Continue reading “Dexa scan report showing osteoporosis of hip and spine – bones becoming brittle and fragile” »
As we all know, vitamins are very important when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. You need to eat the right foods of course, although you also need to supplement the food you eat with the necessary vitamins your body needs to stay in shape and keep your heart working healthy for a long time to come. Continue reading “Vitamins For A Healthy Heart” »
Cystic fibrosis symptoms are caused by heavy, thick, mucus. They include frequent coughing that brings up thick discolored mucus and frequent bouts of chest congestion and frequent pneumonia. The skin may taste salty to when the child is kissed and dehydration. Continue reading “Medical Problems Caused By Cystic Fibrosis” »
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can vary from person to person. There are people who experience symptoms of diarrhea with their irritable bowel syndrome while there are some people who experience constipation. Because of this, there are different effects of vitamins for irritable bowel syndrome. Continue reading “Vitamins For Irritable Bowel Syndrome” »
Many women choose to use natural remedies for PMS symptoms rather than pharmaceutical drugs. Some of the choices she may have regarding natural remedies include vitamin and herbal supplements, calcium pills and other treatments. Continue reading “Natural Remedies For PMS” »
Eczema is a skin disorder. It is one of those problems that has no cure and can return and you cannot undergo eczema treatment without knowing first what caused it. Some doctors believe that there is an imbalance in the body which is why you have eczema. In some cases, the body is producing too many or too few hormones. Continue reading “Eczema Treatment Cannot Begin Without Knowing What Caused It” »
Alternative treatments are some of the more popular techniques used to manage mood swings. Although many patients are able to handle their condition through medications and traditional therapy, others try to seek out other means to deal with their mood swings. Continue reading “Alternative Treatments Used For Managing Mood Swings” »
Do you suffer from arthritis? Is the pain and discomfort so debilitating that you want it to stop and now? If so, you may automatically head to your medicine cabinet. Before doing so, think it through. As soon as the medication wears off, the pain will return. Instead, think long-term. Many natural remedies will provide you with long-term relief, especially with continued use. Continue reading “Natural Remedies For Arthritis Relief” »
Detoxification is a way to remove toxins from body or neutralising them or changing them to other forms. Most of the toxins enter our body from external sources like our diet, use of drugs and other environmental exposures. Internally cholesterol and oxidised fats, free radicals etc. act like toxins. Continue reading “Colon Detoxification” »
Unlike other nutritional products or supplements, glyconutrient products provide the necessary monosaccharides recently identified as essential for optimizing your immune health at the cellular level. Glyconutrient products address the fundamental structure of the body. Glyconutrients are at the forefront of nutritional science. Continue reading “Glyconutrient Products are the Best Food Supplements” »
The “stay young” industry seems to be continuously growing big as people continuously don’t seem to want to grow old, or at least look the part. So endless products naturally seem to be popping out of nowhere- wrinkle free this, softer skin that. Continue reading “Phytoceramides: what you need to know” »
US Brand Names: Serenity, Life Link, NCI Advanced Research, Atrium Nutrition, maybe others
Other Brand Names: I’m sure there are more
Generic Name: lithium orotate Continue reading “Serenity / lithium orotate / “natural” lithium” »
Have you ever noticed tiny dark spots on the backs of your hands, your neck, or maybe even your face? Age spots usually occur in your 40s, USUALLY, but they may make their appearance much earlier than that- after all, they are called “age” spots- regardless of an exact number of years. Continue reading “Age spots home remedies: the cure may be right in your kitchen” »
Do you take a supplement ? Many people do, even if it is just a simple multi-vitamin. It seems to be a controversial topic in some ways as many claim that you don’t need a supplement if you have a well balanced diet and are simply, in the words of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory fame, making “expensive pee”. Continue reading “4 anti aging supplements you may never have heard of” »
Iron has many important functions in the body. It helps in blood formation, needed for the respiratory system, helps remove lipid or fats from blood, and helps in the making of collagen and antibodies. Continue reading “Minerals & Supplements for your health” »
Wheatgrass has exploded onto the health scene and is now one of the most popular food supplements available for a healthy life. The magic comes from chlorophyll (regarded as a fantastic nutrient) and a combination of hundreds of rare enzymes and amino acids. Wheatgrass also contains nearly every required mineral and vitamin you need. Continue reading “Wheatgrass – health food energy from the Sun” »
Dietary considerations: There is more to the dietary approach to atherosclerosis than eliminating fat from the diet. Fat restriction is important, but there are other dietary strategies that can be used to help lower cholesterol. As well, there are a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and micronutrients that can lower the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a fat-restricted diet. Continue reading “Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis” »