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Going into Hospital for an Operation? How to Stay Fit & Healthy

Added October 12, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Inflammation, Vitamin D

Sometimes an operation is necessary as a result of an accident and then there is no chance to prepare. But many do have advance notice, affording them the chance to take some helpful steps in preparation. No one wants to be in hospital in the first place and everyone wants to prevent any mishaps while in there. Some points to remember Your medical team will give you a set of instructions to follow and your surgeon should outline the procedure but it does not ...

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Natural Remedies If You Are Suffering From Hand Arthritis

Added September 21, 2017, Under: Diseases, Health, Inflammation

Arthritis in the hand or hands can be painful and cause a lot of discomfort. Instead of resorting to pharmaceutical medications, have you thought of trying a more natural route? Below, we share several natural remedies which you might well find work for you and help to relieve that pain and discomfort. Honey and cinnamon remedy When you combine these two, they provide an effective natural remedy for the symptoms of arthritis in the hands, helping to control the inflammation and relaxing stiffness of ...

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Psoriasis & Getting Your Gut Health On Track

Added August 17, 2017, Under: Environment, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Nearly all skin conditions can have their roots traced to the health of the gut. And of course this includes psoriasis. What is psoriasis? There are four types of psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common with raised red patches and build up of dead skin or scales known as plaques.  These usually occur on the knees, elbows or scalp with itchy and painful symptoms that can crack and bleed. Pustular psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis characterized by small pustules (whitehead-like lesions) that ...

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Adding More Fish to Your Diet Can Reduce Arthritis Pain

Added August 6, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Diets, Inflammation

  Dr Sara Tedeschi (who led the research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston) says: "Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects, and our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to increase consumption." She goes on to say: "If our finding holds up in other studies, it suggests that fish consumption may lower inflammation related to rhumatoid arthritis disease." But there are other natural ways to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Of course ...

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Suffering from Pain? How Quality Sleep and Vitamin D Can Help

Added June 30, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Vitamin D

Suffering from pain can be relentless and debilitating, particularly if you suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or menstrual cramps. Back pain is another one. Now researchers have found a link between vitamin D, sleep - and pain.  The research was carried out by the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil and published in the Journal of Endocrinology. What conclusions did the researchers reach? They said that while the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism ...

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Four Food Types to Avoid For Younger Skin

Added June 6, 2017, Under: Health, Inflammation, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

The effects of some of the foods and drinks we enjoy can be reflected in our faces. Our skin can tell a tale. It may be that the food type does not suit us or it may be that we are having too much of it.  The four food and drink types are: Wine (or other alcoholic beverages) Sugar Gluten Dairy  More about wine and its effect on our skin There are signs that our skin will tell us when wine or any other alcoholic beverage is having ...

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Cupping Therapy is an Alternative & Ancient Chinese Healing Method

Added February 26, 2017, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China for some thousand years or even longer. There was a lot of discussion about "cupping" at the Rio Olympics in 2016 among the commentators.  It has become popular with successful sportsmen because it is said that there are a host of health benefits. According to IBT "During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, American Swimmer, Michael Phelps ...

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Psoriasis, The Causes & The Triggers

Added December 24, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

It is important for everyone to know that psoriasis is not contagious in any way. But why do people develop this skin condition? While scientists continue to be baffled about exactly what causes psoriasis, they confirm that it is linked to a problem with your immune system - your body's defence against germs. If you have psoriasis, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, as if it were fighting an infection. Your body responds by making new skin cells every few ...

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Should You Be Concerned About That Daily Shave, Guys?

Added October 21, 2016, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Inflammation, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Shaving cream, shaving foam or shaving gel is applied to the face, or wherever else hair grows, helping to lubricate the cutting process; swell keratin; and desensitize the skin. Ingredients for these shaving aids commonly consist of an emulsion of oils, soaps or surfactants and water. But shaving cream can contain up to 10 carcinogenic chemicals And they can affect your liver too. We live in a dangerous chemical-ridden world, exposing ourselves to daily toxins. Some are known to contain cancer-causing agents, contribute to hormone imbalance, ...

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Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Problems As You Grow Older

Added August 13, 2016, Under: Doctors, Drugs, How To, Inflammation

Apart from making you feel less alert, more irritable and perhaps even unable to function properly, being sleep deprived can have some lasting drawbacks to your health and your well being - especially as you age. Keeping your body clock on track Researchers have now found that a good night’s sleep could be the way to avoid back pain as you grow older. This is because they have discovered that those discs in our spines actually have a twenty four hour body clock. According ...

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