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Taking prescription medications routinely depletes your immune system and doesn’t allow your body to heal itself in a natural way. Prevention of illness keeps your body strong. Some simple, natural supplements keep your body strong, and in many cases help you avoid becoming ill in the first ... Views: 3
Osteoporosis is a condition largely found among women – although men are not immune to developing it. It affects the bones, making them weak and brittle. Even everyday activities can become difficult for a person with osteoporosis because there is fear of a fracture from even the smallest amount ... Views: 8
If you have type-2 diabetes there are many ways to receive insulin, such as rapid-acting insulin, short-acting insulin and long-acting insulin. Long-acting insulin can last from 24 to 36 hours after administered. The purpose of long-acting insulin is to provide insulin for the whole day, as ... Views: 5
Our body functions mainly in part with our circulatory system. Every part of our body requires blood, which flows out from the heart and then back into the heart. When there is an interruption in blood flow, it can lead to some negative health consequences.
One major organ to point out which ... Views: 4
A health crisis is one of the most challenging struggles we will face in our life. We will all face challenges. Sometimes, we can control what happens and sometimes we can’t. In both cases, it is how you approach that challenge that determines how you deal with it. In this article, we will see ... Views: 11
With aging comes many different changes. Wrinkles begin to show, body fat is harder to lose and there are changes to our own body hair. That’s right, your body hair changes as you get older.
Body hair is not a normal topic of conversation, especially for women. It is one of those things that ... Views: 16
Getting a good night’s sleep is important if we want to be productive and happy. Our bodies have been telling us this for years and so have countless sleep studies. Now we’re learning that it’s not just the quality of sleep we get that is vital to our well-being, it’s also the sleep positions we ... Views: 18
In a healthy adult, the heart should average between 60 to 100 beats per minute. Factors which determine heart rate are activity level, exertion of the body and even stress levels. Throughout the day our heartbeats may quicken or slow; this is knows as heart palpitations. Heart palpations can be ... Views: 19
There are different types of depression with varying severity of symptoms and longevity. Some may only appear in episodes while others stay around for life. Types of depression include major depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, psychotic depression, postpartum ... Views: 24
One of the biggest concerns we have as a society today is the overwhelming issues of weight gain. Thyroid issues that particularly of the condition known as Hypothyroidism.
This has been a major problem as an underlying cause to this ever spreading concern. Other areas of our health that this ... Views: 27
Unlike kidney stones, which are solid stone-like forms, kidney cysts are fluid-filled pouches. Although a kidney cyst is generally non-cancerous and harmless, some of them can be associated with kidney disorders which can lead to complications.
There are two different types of kidney cyst: ... Views: 23
Think of your body as a tree with your core being the trunk. A tree is sturdy because of a strong trunk, and the same goes for your body. A strong core comes with many benefits, like reducing your risk of injury (you’ll lower your risk of falls!), better protection for organs such as intestines ... Views: 26
When we discuss liver diseases many of us immediately think of alcohol or drug use. In reality there are actually over 100 different types of liver disease which can impact the function of the liver.
The liver is the only organ in the body with regenerative capabilities. The liver has many ... Views: 22
Ever been with a group of people and the next thing you know your stomach seems to be singing them all a song? It can be pretty embarrassing, but the truth of the matter is that our bodies make some pretty strange sounds.
Sometimes bodily sounds can indicate hunger or that you have to visit ... Views: 25
Certain injuries take a long time to heal. For example, a bone fracture can take at least six weeks while a severely strained calf may take up to three months. Healing times may be different, but everyone should strive to recover as soon as possible in order to regain life normalcy. Here are ... Views: 29
A thyroid nodule is a lump on the thyroid. The thyroid is located in the neck and is responsible for the regulation and release of hormones. Thyroid nodules – or cysts – can often be symptomless and go undetected, unless a doctor locates them during a check-up. If a thyroid nodule is large it ... Views: 27
Does your morning routine involve reaching for a cup of fresh brew from your coffeemaker? For many of us it does. Nothing starts our mornings off better than a warm java that gives us a much needed jolt to get us moving.
Although the habit is routine and we don’t really think much about it – ... Views: 30
Over the last couple of years studies have suggested that junk food can be as addictive as heroine or smoking. This is because food can trigger feel-good chemicals in the brain such as dopamine. If greasy, sugary, processed foods can alter our brain then what happens when we eat healthy, ... Views: 34
It's no secret that everyone loves the look of a healthy, sun-kissed glow. However the simple truth is that tanning the skin causes damage. For those who spend years in the sun without the benefit of sunscreens will lead to wrinkling of the skin and age spots as well as potentially leading to ... Views: 37
You probably have some idea of your pancreas and maybe even know its function, but if we asked you to point it out, would you know where to find it?
For those of you who are not as sure about the pancreas, let us give you a quick synopsis.
First off, the pancreas is located behind your ... Views: 36
Sleep pertains to an actual phase in which both the body and mind are allowed to rest. During sleep, a person is generally inactive and thus, not aware of his or her immediate surroundings. Individuals experiencing sleep problems due to physical and/or mental health conditions such as stress are ... Views: 34
When sleeping problems or insomnia become an issue, and it feels like exhaustion is impacting your performance on the job or in life, it may not seem like a real cause for concern. The truth is that there are a number of little adjustments a person can make to boost energy levels, improve daily ... Views: 43
For decades researchers have studied the science of sleep. Sleep problems are common in North America, so the need to understand the suspension of consciousness is huge. Today, scientists say with confidence that sleep not only provides our bodies with the restorative rest it needs, it also ... Views: 34
Nutrients are found in food which gets used by the body to stay healthy and perform its many functions. But on the other hand, there are nutrients found in food, specifically plants, which arenot digested; these are called antinutrients. Unlike nutrients – which the body can absorb – ... Views: 30
There are over 100 different types of arthritis, ranging from mild to quite severe. Arthritis commonly effects the joints as a result of inflammation. Arthritis can affect anyone at any age and nearly three out of five people living with arthritis are under the age of 65, this according to the ... Views: 42
Last year 19-year-old Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest and was immediately pronounced dead from a cardiac arrhythmia when he arrived at the hospital. His mom is now suing Monster Energy Drink, which she believes was a culprit in Morris’s death.
She’s not alone. Anais Fournier’s family also ... Views: 39
Happy, angry, excited, frustrated and anxious are just some of the different moods and emotions we can have throughout the day. Some things in life bring us joy, others bring us much sadness.
But sometimes, for days on end, we feel quite down without even knowing why. Many things can affect ... Views: 36
Cramping, gurgling sounds and pain – our stomach can really put us through the ringer when it’s not feeling its best. Stomach troubles can ruin your day, keep you locked up indoors and make you want to curl up into a ball. But what caused your stomach woes in the first place? Was it spices? Or ... Views: 35
It seems hard to believe, but we make over 200 food-related decisions on a daily basis. Neurologists say it isn’t just a case of deciding what to eat, but when to eat, where, how much, and with whom.
When people are surveyed they often say choosing what to include in their diet is the hardest ... Views: 38
Have you had the uncomfortable feeling lately that the world around you is speeding by, while you're just getting slower, in mind, body, and mood? You may find yourself blaming it on stress, or on the need for more sleep, or on lack of exercise and proper diet.
Your healthcare provider may ... Views: 37
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), almost 30 percent of adults and about 20 percent of adolescents have untreated tooth decay. Most people mistakenly assume that teeth can only be strengthened or developed during childhood and adolescence. However, there are certain dietary and ... Views: 37
Whether you are health conscious or not, food labels are designed to help you make decisions when choosing food. However, if you don’t know how to read a food label the information may as well be nonexistent.
There is ample information presented on a food label, but if you want to get the ... Views: 41
Location can play a role in the foods you eat, meaning wherever you are right now is effecting what you consume. If you reside along the west coast you probably enjoy fresh vegetables and even prawns. But if you reside in the South you probably enjoy collard greens, grits, fried chicken, ... Views: 35
If you believe that a kidney problem solely affects the kidneys – you’re wrong. As new research suggests, having a kidney problem is directly related to a brain disorder as well.
The responsibilities of the kidneys include removing waste from the blood, balancing salt and minerals in the ... Views: 41
We all get tired from time to time. Maybe we didn’t get enough sleep or we over-exerted ourselves throughout the day. Tiredness is normal – but too much exhaustion could signal a serious problem.
A condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition where the individual ... Views: 44
If you like to spice up your meals, you have many options to add flavor. Basil, mint and oregano are just a few examples of flavor-enhancing herbs. Aside from their flavor, herbs are often touted for their health benefits as well.
Oregano – commonly used in Italian, Greek and Spanish cuisine ... Views: 41
If you have ever watched a baby you may have noticed how they spit-up or drool quite a bit. Sure, it may look cute on an infant, but you wouldn’t want to see an adult doing the same thing. Saliva is one of those human functions which many of us find gross, but the majority may not even ... Views: 41
How is your mood? Would you say you’re feeling happy? Or are you sad, angry or even indifferent? The events currently going on in your life can have a large impact on your mood. If you just received good news you’ll probably be feeling happy or excited. If you just experienced a loss you may be ... Views: 48
Kidney stones are incredibly painful stones which form inside the kidneys. There are many reasons why a kidney stone would develop, such as lack of water, too much calcium build-up and excess uric acid which can occur from a high-protein diet. There are also other causes for kidney stones which ... Views: 49
There are many factors which can affect our eyesight, but we’ll bet the thyroid doesn’t come to mind first. If you already didn’t know, the thyroid can actually be responsible for eye diseases.
The thyroid’s main responsibility is to regulate and produce hormones. When the thyroid is healthy ... Views: 45
Neuropathy is the loss of sensation or feeling. It can occur from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), infection, toxins, drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, inflammatory conditions, it can be hereditary or it can be idiopathic meaning no specific cause is ever found.
When neuropathy occurs in ... Views: 53
Chips, nuts, bacon, pickles, cold-cuts – most of us are well aware that these food items contain a lot of salt, but you might be surprised at the number of other products that have salt in them. Some breakfast cereals, cakes, pastas and ready-made meals are filled with sodium. While salt can add ... Views: 55
Most of us have known someone who has smelly feet, or perhaps you have cleared out a room with your own stinky tootsies. Your hoofs, piggies, or whatever you like to call them, get a real workout. You stand with them, walk and run, so they are bound to get sweaty and in some cases stinky. Up to ... Views: 54
You may have heard the latest news reports about the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in New York City. If you don’t know what Legionnaire’s disease is, the news probably didn’t faze you – but it will after this news story reveals that an outbreak can happen anywhere.
If you aren’t familiar ... Views: 46
There are many reasons why our hands, legs, arms or feet may swell up. Sodium intake, bug bites and even an injury can all result in swelling of the skin. Another reason why our skin may swell is due to excess fluid trapped in the tissues of the body. When this occurs it is referred to as ... Views: 54
Time and time again we hail, praise and highly recommend healthy eating – but always for good reason! You see, over time junk food severely harms your body in more ways than one.
Sure, you probably heard that junk food is bad, but exactly how bad is it? Well, that is why we are here to keep you ... Views: 53
When we say the word testosterone, most people will automatically think of men. Typically known as a male hormone, it’s quite rare for women to be concerned about their testosterone levels, but they should be.
Although testosterone plays a larger role in men, women can still suffer if their ... Views: 57
Whether you’ve been smoking for one year, 10 years or almost your whole life, time and time again people have told you it’s bad for you. Maybe you’ve tried quitting numerous times before, but you can’t quite seem to kick the habit.
There are many methods to help you quit smoking, like ... Views: 57
We all experience stress – some more than others. Although stress is a normal response, over the long-term it can have detrimental effects on your health. Combating stress is important; it can help improve your health and the stressful situation.
Stress can affect the body in numerous ways by ... Views: 57
Alzheimer’s Disease International reports that in 2013 there was an estimated 44.4 million individuals with dementia globally. That number is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 as the population continues to age. Although there is no cure for dementia, diagnosis can still aid in treatment ... Views: 51