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Recently I was asked if I knew about a condition known as Hidradenitis. In order to assist this person and anybody else with the condition, I will share it on my blog.
Hidradenitis suppurativa causes a deep skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. It is non-contagious and ... Views: 20
There has been ongoing debate in the food world about organic versus non-organic. What’s better for us in the long run? How dangerous are the pesticides used in conventional growing? The questions keep coming and the matter can be confusing at best.
We all want safe and nutritious food, but ... Views: 17
Selenium is a vital trace mineral found in every cell of the body and is required for proper body function. The fact is that higher concentrations of this mineral is not needed, hence it is referred as a micronutrient. Although only small amounts are required on a daily basis, it is an ... Views: 31
What a title for a blog, I am sure most who are reading this are scratching their heads wondering what it is all about. Continue reading and you will become enlightened to much more than what is being reported in the media.
Towards the end of December 2014, it was made public via Twitter ... Views: 45
If your relationship is lacking in the bedroom you may want to read this. Our body is a complex system of organs, hormones, tissues and bones. A deficiency in any of these vital components will automatically lead to serious medical complications or to reduced performance when it comes to various ... Views: 82
Resistance or strength training is the training used to gain muscle strength, size, stamina, and resilience. The whole point of the resistance training is to strengthen your body and muscles, to be able to overcome a resistance force when required. When doing these exercises repeatedly, your ... Views: 71
Most people have heard of resveratrol, the amazing anti-aging supplement so prevalent in the news. Recent research is moving quickly to show us that resveratrol may now play a role in becoming our next anti-obesity drug.
We often compare the metabolic effect from restricting calorie intake to ... Views: 106
How to Eat Your Way to Slim in Healthy in 2015
This is the time of year where New Year’s resolutions are on the tip of everyone’s tounge. Of course, it is no secret that the number one New Year’s resolutions, is to lose weight. Whether it is to drop 10 pounds, 20 pounds or 30 pounds, everyone ... Views: 108
This is the time of year where juicy turkeys, delicious desserts, and tempting starchy foods will be calling your name. Visiting family and friends doesn't help either. Each home you visit, there will be tables filled with cakes, pies, sweets, alcohol and enough food for a king. While it’s ... Views: 176
You may have heard about her . . .
Just a freshman in college, Lauren Hill is doing incredible things . . .
She just played in her first NCAA basketball game, scoring 4 points with two uncontested layups . . .
She’s now gracing the front of a Wheaties box . . .
And she’s been ... Views: 131
We hear about why eating Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Whole-Foods are so important for our health in order to avoid toxins, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms. So why would this not also be essential with our vitamins and supplements?
Not all vitamins and supplements are ... Views: 265
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant native to East and South Africa, India, Southeast Asia, as well as other tropical and sub-tropical areas such as Latin America and the Caribbean. While there are more than 200 varieties, the one most often used medicinally is the variety aloe ... Views: 136
Have you eaten your greens today? How about your SUPER greens?
Yes, green veggies are good for you . . . but there’s a whole other class of green foods that are even better. And these greens are considered one of the superfood groups because of their incredible nutrition.
What are these ... Views: 211
Types of wheat.
There are many varieties of wheat but they all belong to the genus Triticum. From there the different varieties are defined by the number of chromosomes the plant has.
Diploid wheat is the earliest form of cultivated wheat with 14 chromosomes. This form of wheat has been ... Views: 204
We live in fast times and we rarely have the opportunity to dedicate ourselves to our well being. We are constantly under stress, minding every minute we spend and making sure we spend it wisely. We do not sleep enough, we do not eat enough and, to make matters worse, we do not eat healthy food. ... Views: 251
Can green tea benefit us as we get older?
Having had been diagnosed with dangerous cholesterol levels in 2012 and then being prescribed statins by my doctor, I decided against taking them as they changed how I felt and were affecting my hormone levels.
I opted instead to look for ... Views: 251
If a supplement could help to increase your overall workout intensity and duration in the gym, leading to developing a higher level of muscle mass would this appeal to you?
Supplementation of creatine has become very popular and has been proven to increase power, strength and size for ... Views: 248
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06 August 2014
If you train and exercise regularly increased sweating or an inadequate diet can lead to losses of vitamins and minerals, particularly lower levels of zinc and magnesium.
Studies have shown that less than 70% of us get enough zinc, and less than 40% get ... Views: 218
When the immune system functions well, a person experiences good health. The immune system is akin to the engine in a motor vehicle. It must be well maintained and provided with the proper fuel for the body to function in tip-top condition. It is instrumental in warding off and fighting disease. ... Views: 261
When summer hits, there’s nothing better than moving the kitchen outside. Not only does it keep the house cooler, dinner tastes so much more delicious off the grill. Nothing beats that touch of fire.
However, there’s a hidden danger to this summer treat that often gets overlooked. It’s not ... Views: 301
Vitamin D is unique because you can synthesize your needs for this vitamin from sunlight. When the ultraviolet rays of the sun hit your skin, the vitamin is then converted into its active form. Even though your body synthesizes vitamin D, it is still an essential nutrient that you need to get ... Views: 241
When it comes to weight gain, one of the most common misconceptions is that they are all bad and harmful for you, in one way or another. While some of them may actually do more harm than good, there are other efficient and healthy food and sports supplements that will boost your energy levels, ... Views: 342
Almost despairing, a young family approached the animal rescue organization, The Gentle Barn, seeking help. After being treated with anti-inflammatory medications, their little dog, Sofia, had developed a hole in her stomach. No medical intervention worked and they were worried they’d lose this ... Views: 299
What organs are essential for health?
If you talk to a western doctor, they’d probably first tell you the heart or brain is the most important. In contrast, a Traditional Chinese Medical doctor would most likely assign this honor to the liver.
An amazing organ, the liver . . .
• Plays ... Views: 344
Pregnancy changes everything. No longer are you living just for yourself. You’re now responsible for the new life inside of you as well. And just about everything you do affects that growing baby. When it comes to nutrition, this is especially true. You know - as you gently rub your growing ... Views: 317
Magnesium is a miraculous mineral that is responsible for activating over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. You need it to make ATP, the energy molecule as well as for proper heart, nerve and muscle function. Magnesium is necessary for protein synthesis, blood sugar control, and blood ... Views: 281
Every time I see my patient, Eddie*, I always tell him, “Eddie, when I grow up, I want to be like you.”
Eddie buzzes with energy. At 88 years old he’s full of life – more healthy and active than many 20-year-olds I know.
Eddie says the secret to his vitality is coffee. In my opinion the ... Views: 309
Marisela was feeling taxed – stretched to her limits.
As she explains, “I used to live far away from work and had to sit in traffic for 40-45 min on my way home.” It was hard for her to take care of chores after a long day at work and a commute. To make things worse, continues Marisela, her ... Views: 328
Are Diet Pills Worth the Health Risk?
There are a lot of products on the marketplace – both prescription and non-prescription – which claim to be efficient weight loss aids. Several of these have actually been linked with major medical dangers, including cardiac arrest, heart abnormalities, ... Views: 410
Are Weight Loss Supplements Right For You?
Many weight loss supplements have entered the pharmaceutical market rather recently, and consumers have had an especially increasing desire to lose weight, and to do it as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Though everyone knows deep down inside ... Views: 423
Weight Loss Supplements That Can Do More Harm Than Good
When you talk about weight loss, everybody yearns for it but rarely do they want to put in the work to get the desired results. But contrary to every new magical weight loss marketing strategy, there is no magic pill. Sure you can take ... Views: 409
How to Get Recommended Vitamins and Minerals In Your Diet
A nice and simple way to include more vitamins and minerals into your daily diet is by making fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Also don’t miss out on making smoothies and shakes from frozen fruit.
Not only are these good for you ... Views: 348
Pine Nuts For Weight Loss
Pine nuts have been traditionally used for flavoring in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines but recently there have been several studies to understand the pine nut in more detail. The results from several nutritionists and experts in natural medicine have found the ... Views: 522
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause dozens of health problems.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can make your tongue swell, turn your skin yellow, make you incontinent and interfere with your sense of taste and smell. It can cause joint pain and give you pins and needles. It can cause depression, ... Views: 373
The adaptogen, eleuthero, has a solid track record for boosting mental performance in a pretty unique way.
In fact, it may help us stay sharp just when we need it the most!
What do I mean? Let’s take a trip back in time – fifty years ago . . .
Imagine you work as a wireless telegraph ... Views: 511
Unequivocally, our four-legged furry friends play a special role in our lives.
They don’t nag us about our dirty socks or turn up their noses at our less fashionable duds. They comfort us when we’re down. And play with us when we’re feeling good. They keep us active. They help us ... Views: 332
Some big, unfounded rumors are circulating about nutritional supplements.
And they’re circulating under the guise of science and experience. But instead of helping you make wiser choices for your health, they do the opposite. They make it harder.
Because these false tales ignore volumes of ... Views: 422
Selfgrowth.com - Why Your Body Needs Omega-3's to Survive
It's no wonder, in this new millennium, that there is freedom for disease. In particular - heart related diseases. Over the last thirty years, we've seen the massive expansion of fast food restaurants and especially, drive thru ... Views: 434
The Right Whey
Many people want to add protein to their diets without a lot of fat and calories. High protein diets have been shown in medical nutrition studies to enhance weight loss and lower inflammation and cholesterol. This makes protein shakes a quick, easy meal or snack without the ... Views: 382
Positive change is never easy. It takes a lot of power to overcome complacency. It takes even more power to fight back against the tendency of the world around us to decay and fall apart.
You need energy to overcome these two big forces working against you. But don’t reach for coffee or sugar ... Views: 451
So what’s the big deal about organically grown herbs and food? Is it really good for you? Sure, organic crops have less pesticide, herbicide and fungicide residues than conventional crops. And because of this, when you eat organically, you expose yourself to less toxins.
But the health benefits ... Views: 465
“I would rather take a handful of eleuthero than a cartload of gold and jewels.”
So said Li Shih-Chen, one of the world’s first pharmacologists.
Five centuries ago, Li Shih-Chen wrote a 52-volume manuscript documenting the treatments used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Among the ... Views: 566
You probably already knew carrots, squash and leafy greens are nutritious. But did you know why they’re so good for you?
The yellow and orange hues signal the presence of vitamin A. Leafy greens and green superfoods like chlorella also have lots of vitamin A. But the green pigment, ... Views: 653
For many women, pregnancy is a stressful time with lots of complications, like morning sickness, constipation, food cravings, loss of body shape, irregular weight gain, and they are usually exhausted. Only a healthy diet can bring about hale and hearty changes during pregnancy. This is utmost ... Views: 506
Chlorophyll has numerous health benefits. And while mostly forgotten over the last 70 years, the wonders of this ‘green magic’ are slowly but surely reemerging.
Chlorophyll Is The Root of Life
Deep within every photosynthesizing plant cell on this planet is the green pigment, chlorophyll. ... Views: 595
Using a gluten free cake mix is a great alternative way to bake a cake for somebody with special dietary needs, whether it's a member of family with a gluten allergy or a friend that is concerned about their dietary intake. Celiac disease can limit the amount of gluten a person is allowed in ... Views: 497
Do you seriously think you know all the things about losing weight? Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t. Fat burning foods do much much more than just burning up stubborn fats.
So, recently, you have heard about foods that can burn fats but you’re a bit skeptical about whether it can ... Views: 560
Detoxifying and Cleansing are complex health choices that can do more harm than help if proper care and research aren't implemented. Fitness myths and health remedies are often rich in empty promises and results that seem too good to be true and frequently are. Knowledge and true dedication to ... Views: 557
When I was trying to shed a few pounds, my trainer had told me about a golden rule that had helped most of his clients lose weight faster and in a healthier way- Diet makes up for 70% while exercise makes up the other 30. What goes in through our mouth is extremely important not just to lose or ... Views: 492
Proteins are the most useful element that increases well beings of the human body. All foods in your daily diet like meat, poultry, beans, seafood and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are the source of proteins. Proteins play a vital and important role in human body function. ... Views: 498