Vitamin B12 & Why Do We Need It?

Added February 27, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Hand holds a box of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is often known as our “memory-boosting, brain health” nutrient. But that is not all, we also need sufficient levels of B12 to: 1. Convert carbohydrates into the glucose used by the body for energy. 2. Prevent the brain shrinkage - a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. 3. Regulate the nervous system for a reduction in depression and anxiety. 4. Spark cellular reproduction to renew the health of hair, skin and nails. 5. Work with vitamin B9 (also known as ...


Dementia & The Link With Pharmaceuticals

Added January 31, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Care for Elderly

Dementia is a gradual decline of how the brain functions where it slowly interferes with a person's ability to carry out the normal tasks of daily living. Although there are around 100 different types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those living with dementia. Sadly, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Dementia and medications Now, a study has linked common medications to dementia. However 4 out of 5 of the types of treatments ...


Is Your Diet Helping to Prevent Your Asthma Attacks?

Added December 8, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases

Allergy -  cute girl using  inhaler

Diet is surprisingly important when you are suffering from asthma. Whether you are an adult or a child, it can make all the difference between triggering or avoiding an asthma attack. Even if you do not suffer from this condition yourself, you probably know someone who does - today 1 in 12 of those living in the USA will have this condition. What does having asthma mean? It means having airways that are inflamed, making you and them especially sensitive to substances ranging ...


Is There a Link Between Cold Sores & Alzheimer’s?

Added November 28, 2014, Under: Diseases

Man with cold sore

No one wants to pick up a cold sore but most people contract the cold sore virus, caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus, when they are young and it is spread in saliva or mucus that comes from the nose and mouth. It can take just one kiss to pass on the virus, making babies and young children particularly vulnerable to cold sores (and this virus). If you have an active cold sore yourself, you must protect your young child ...


Why is it Important to Treat Gout in the Early Stages?

Added November 15, 2014, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Health, Inflammation


Rare in the past, gout is becoming increasingly common with 6% of males and 2% of females in the USA now suffering from this painful condition. Yes, gout now afflicts more than eight million American adults with research suggesting that it is still on the rise. Some people have only the occasional flare-up while others are plagued by chronic, recurring symptoms. Men have higher uric acid levels in their blood which makes them more likely to have gout but, when women ...


Is It Time That Hand Shaking Was Outlawed?

Added October 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment

Helping the senior

The time honored tradition of shaking hands is under pressure. Are there better ways to greet others without spreading germs? For example bumping fists is one suggestion Researchers at Aberystwth University in Wales, United Kingdom, have been conducting studies on hand hygiene. Using rubber gloves and a thick layer of potentially deadly bacteria (E.coli), they exchanged handshakes, high fives and fist bumps to test which form of greeting put you least at risk. The study concluded that high doses of germs were ...


Arthritis Does Not Just Affect Humans But Our Pets Too

Added October 20, 2014, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Environment, Exercise

cat and dog sleeping together

With World Arthritis Day having been marked this month (October 12), it is not only humans who suffer from the debilitating effects of arthritis but pets and of course animals at large. They too can live with this same disease that causes swelling and pain in the joints. A senior veterinary surgeon in the UK, Elaine Pendlebury, explains: “In healthy pets a smooth protective layer of cartilage covers the joint surfaces, which are bathed in a fluid that acts like a ...


How To Make Your Own Liposomal Vitamin C & Why Is This Important?

Added October 15, 2014, Under: Diseases, How To

Background with fruit kiwi

Unlike most mammals and birds, humans do not produce vitamin C in their bodies, having lost the ability to do so along with primates and guinea pigs. Studies have found that some populations may have as many as 20 to 35% who are severely vitamin C deficient while college students, smokers and older adults have an especially high risk. Therefore, we have to obtain the vitamin C "benefits" our bodies need from external sources. Our diet should include as many different ...


Mulberries & Their Multiple Health Benefits

Added September 6, 2014, Under: Diseases

Mulberry isolate on white background

It would seem that "silkworms" have had the right idea on healthy eating for many centuries. They have been living on mulberry leaves but as well as the leaves, it is the fruit of the mulberry tree that has so many health benefits to offer humans. This fruit is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mulberries grow on the Morus Alba tree and are a naturally sweet fruit, similar to blackberries, with a taste like grapefruit. Although, they are generally ...


Phototherapy Is One Of The Solutions For Chronic Psoriasis

Added August 25, 2014, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, Skin Conditions

Psoriasis vulgaris is an disease that affects the skin

More than 125 million people worldwide live with psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. What are the symptoms of psoriasis? This skin condition causes a build up of itchy, thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales, with other symptoms including: Severe dandruff on the scalp. Joint pain or aching and perhaps a symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Roughly 30% of those with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Nail changes, including thick yellow-brown nails, dents and ...

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