Vitamins & The Other Side Of The Story |

Added October 12, 2011, Under: Doctors, Nutrition, Women's Health

If you live in the US, you may have noticed that there has been much written in the main stream press over the past few days about a study released by the Archives of Internal Medicine.  They followed some 40 000 women between the ages of 55 and 69 for nearly 20 years and which resulted in a conclusion that taking multivitamins was linked to a 2.4% increase in death for these older women. Although this study has been given massive ...


Oatmeal & All the Good Things Going for You |

Added , Under: Diets, Diseases, Health, Skin Conditions

  Oatmeal is a great natural food to enjoy at breakfast or any other time for warmth and comfort. The health benefits are numerous but top of the list is the high fiber helping to combat constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and of course hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Even some life threatening conditions like colon cancer and coronary heart disease can be caused by a diet that is too low in fiber while a diet rich in fiber helps to lower cholesterol ...


10 Natural Ways To Avoid High Blood Pressure |

Added October 11, 2011, Under: Diets, Diseases, Drugs, Exercise

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you can reduce this successfully without resorting to pharmaceutical medications with their often very detrimental side effects. If you have blood pressure higher than the ideal then pay special attention to stress reduction, changing to good nutrition and starting regular exercise. It may be that your family has a history of cardiovascular disease which might make you more at risk. Ten natural ways to avoid or reduce high blood pressure 1. Stress is the ...


Rosemary & How This Ancient Herb Has Modern Benefits |

Added October 10, 2011, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition

Known as one of the most ancient of herbs, the use of Rosemary has been recorded since the earliest of times with its multitude of medicinal and culinary benefits as well as its fragrant aroma. Rosemary has a long standing association with healing and the prevention of sickness. The herb was burned during ancient religious ceremonies to purify the air. Today, rosemary is a popular source of essential oils used in natural formulations for various conditions. Healing Natural Oils produces such ...


The Cost of Fireworks is Higher Than You Would Think |

Added October 9, 2011, Under: Environment, Health

I have always worried about fireworks and how they torment and frighten pets and wildlife alike, but not given much thought to their effect on the environment. However, it seems their impact is considerable and not only on our environment but on our health too. There are so many drawbacks to using fireworks Fireworks produce light pollution, noise pollution, debris and litter. Gunpowder fuels their flight. Metallic compounds and chemicals color their explosions. The explosion of fireworks releases poisonous chemicals and particle-laden smoke. If you ...


What Is Macular Degeneration? Top 10 Everyday Diet Tips To Prevent This Condition |

Added October 7, 2011, Under: Diseases, Top 10

As we grow older, the surface of the cornea flattens so less light gets into the eye. At the same time, the macular (essential for reading and seeing the small print and fine details) becomes thinner. While lots of different causes lead to these changes, we can halt the progression through diet and exercise. Fortunately, macular degeneration is not a painful condition and some people do not even realize that they have the condition until their symptoms become more severe. What is the ...


Is Beauty Just Skin Deep or Is There More to it? |

Added October 6, 2011, Under: Diets, Health, Skin Conditions

We all want to have a glowing, good skin but many people do not realize that their food choices play a huge part in boosting, protecting and supporting their skin. Just as important as what you put on your skin is what you put in your mouth. There are several foods and beverages that are paramount to giving your skin the best possible chance of being at its best, including: Coconut Oil This is the new kid on the block and provides excellent ...


Fever Few for Migraines & Other Medical Conditions |

Added October 5, 2011, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health

For hundreds of years, Feverview was the herb of choice as a general tonic and of course as the name suggests, used to reduce fevers. Its common name comes from the Latin febri fugia, which means "driver out of fevers." But there many other health benefits for this aromatic plant, especially relief from migraines and arthritis. In the home Place dried feverfew leaves in small sachets to deter moths. An infusion of feverfew leaves makes a mild disinfectant. When added to a posy of flowers ...


Acupuncture Is An Alternative Form Of Healing |

Added October 4, 2011, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health

"What is acupuncture?" and "How does it work?" are the two main questions that new patients or prospective patients will ask about this ancient form of healing, which was introduced to the West from the East many years ago. There is not one specific style of acupuncture in practice worldwide today but actually numerous styles - in much the same way that there are different martial art styles depending on the nation practicing it. Homeostasis Acupuncture deals with homeostasis, which is the body's ...


Fenugreek is One of the Top Antioxidant Foods |

Added October 3, 2011, Under: Diseases, Health, Pregnancy

  The Romans, Greeks and ancient Egyptians all cultivated fenugreek for its culinary and medicinal value, and today this tender annual plant has come right back into fashion. Apart from all the antioxidants, what else do the seeds contain? Along with all the antioxidants, fenugreek seeds have been found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin (which is a compound that has properties similar to estrogen) while other active constituents include alkaloids, lysine and L-tryptophan plus the steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, ...

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