In 2014, Bernardo LaPallo of Arizona turned 113. He was born in Brazil in 1901 and saw the world gradually change. He continued to follow his father’s lifestyle advice and didn’t blindly accept the new, potentially harmful, ways of living. Some have disputed his age claims, but most agree that Mr. LaPallo is likely to be over 100 years old and has a lot of valuable information to pass on.
I recently wrote about the stool’s diagnostic potential and how you can tell if you’re healthy by simply observing your poop. Urine, too, can tell you a lot about what’s going on inside your body. Learn to note your pee’s color, smell and consistency, as this can give you some valuable insight into the well-being of your internal organs. Again, don’t jump the gun if you notice something remotely peculiar. But don’t ignore the changes either. When you feel something isn’t right, your urine’s characteristics can be a starting point for a discussion with the doctor.
Vaginal health is something many women struggle with at some point in their lives. Yeast and bacterial infections, urinary tract infections and different irritations can be unpleasant, painful and uncomfortable. About 75% of women get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime, and if you ever suffered one, you know that it is a real nuisance and can disturb quite a few areas of your life.
Waking up in the morning with swollen eyes and dark circles under them is not an ideal way to start your day. Puffy eyes can send out a completely wrong message about your lifestyle and habits, and make you look like somebody who is not very healthy and balanced. There are many reasons for unsightly eye bags, ranging from allergies and lack of sleep to genetic factors that you can’t do so much about. Luckily, there are many simple natural remedies to treat puffy eyes and make you regain your healthy-looking and glowing appearance.
Many people are not aware when there is an issue with their spleen, however changes to this organ often signal that there is an underlying issue that needs looking into. Your spleen is an organ you might not think about very often. It doesn’t get as much coverage and popular attention as some other parts of the body. Yet, your spleen performs some important functions, and when it’s not working as well as it should, this can result in serious problems.
Many of us have heard about the benefits of coconut oil, but coconut butter isn’t far behind in the health race. The healing properties inherent in the coconut are many and varied. This multi-purpose tropical fruit can help with everything from weight loss to moisturizing dry skin from the inside out. Coconut is great for fighting off foreign bacteria and keeping the immune system in top shape.
Old age is inevitable, as are some of the health conditions associated with it. Each time you visit your family back home, you notice a drop in your parent’s stamina and vitality. They may not be able to play with their grandkids for as long as they used to, their attention span may not be as good as it was and they may not even be able to sit in one place for too long. While you ignore these changes thinking of them as a part and parcel of old age, you may also be ignoring warning signs of a condition that requires serious medical attention.
Coconut oil is both food and medicine, it’s uses are many and there are basically no disadvantages to utilizing this amazing substance.
How did such a drastic change come about? What made people change their minds about the numerous benefits of coconut oil? This story is tied in with the saturated fat myth that to this day runs rampant spreading misconceptions.
If you have noticed raised yellow patches over your upper or lower eyelids, near the inner part of the eye, you might want to consider investigating this further. A study published in the British Medical Journal in 2011, suggested that there is a link between heart disease and the yellow markings, medically known as xanthelasmata or xanthelasma palpebrarum.
Vaginal steaming (vaginal detox) is all about using steam and a selection of herbs to cleanse the vagina. The concept might sound a bit alien or odd at first, but vaginal steaming should be seen as a part of holistic body care that doesn’t neglect any part of your body. This technique has been compared to body detoxes and facial scrubs and is gaining popularity amongst women of all ages who perform it for different reasons.