A lot has been written about the health benefits of drinking water. It seems these days that more and more people carry bottled water everywhere they go. Each day we lose large amounts of water from sweating, breathing, urine and stool, and these water losses must be replaced daily to maintain a proper function of our body. When your water intake is below your water output, you can become dehydrated, and I’ve already written about what happens to your body when you are dehydrated.
Parsley looks great as a garnish, so many have forgotten that this beautiful plant can also be used in many other ways. Eating an abundance of parsley has always been equated to health and this herb is believed to protect from various diseases. Not long ago, parsley tea was frequently used to treat different maladies. It is now being revived as a powerful herbal remedy. One of the conditions parsley can help with is leg edema or swollen legs.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the main risk factors. According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults in the U.S. develops hypertension. Women after menopause are particularly prone to it, especially if other contributing factors are present, such as increased body weight, inactivity and poor diet with high sodium (salt) intake. Thankfully blueberries can be used as natural remedy for lowering high blood pressure and you can use them to make your own delicious blueberry smoothie for high blood pressure.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition many people struggle to come to terms with. Since there are no specific diagnostic tests, it remains a largely intangible and misunderstood illness. Many sufferers find it hard to explain their condition to family and friends. Responses ‘it’s just in your head’ are common and make things even harder for CFS patients whose tiredness and mental and physical pain is a real experience. Many doctors are not aware of D-Ribose which is a natural body energizer that can be used to jump start and sustain energy production in CFS & Fibromyalgia.
In this article I am going to present you the exciting findings related to D-Ribose and how it can be used to treat CFS & Fibromyalgia. This article is based on the research work of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum.
Are you suffering from sciatica? Are you worried that pain, numbness and tingling are here to stay? Up to 40% of Americans are believed to experience sciatica at some point in their life.
Fortunately, there are things that can be done to ease the agonizing symptoms, and some effective techniques can be easily implemented by yourself. You can be pain free again; there is no need to despair.
This article provides you with some tricks and common sense approaches that have been described in the book Sciatica Solutions, written by Loren Fishman, MD, a back pain specialist and director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York, and Carol Ardman.
Sciatica describes leg pain, numbness or weakness that starts at the low back and travels down the sciatic nerve in the leg causing sciatica pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body which begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
In 2005, the Journal of Neurosurgery estimated that more than 5% of the adult population in the United States suffers from sciatica, and over a lifetime, an individual has a 40% probability of experiencing it but the good news is that targeted yoga practice can help you to overcome the pain.
Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. By changing your diet, you can do a lot to reduce your risk of getting it. Cancer research UK estimates that 9 out of 100 cancers can be prevented if you change your eating habits.
On February 17th, Starbucks started offering a new alternative to diary and soy: Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk. This new vegan option has been advertised as creamy and delicious, and is aimed at health-conscious, coconut loving, coffee and tea drinkers.
However, on closer inspection, the truth about Starbucks’ ‘coconut milk’ gets revealed. Unfortunately, their new product is not as healthy as you might think, and also comes at a great cost to the environment.
Cancer of the colon or rectum – colorectal cancer – is the fourth most common cancer in the US and the second leading cause of death from cancer. According to the Cancer National Institute, approximately 4.7% of men and women will be diagnosed with this type of cancer at some point in their lives. Awareness plays a big role in preventing colorectal cancer and lifestyle changes can lower your risk significantly.
According to some sources, shingles rates have been on the increase. The disease, caused by the herpes zoster virus, is closely connected to chickenpox. In fact, shingles is a re-activation of the chickenpox virus. But unlike chickenpox, which is mainly a mild childhood disease, shingles can cause neurological complications and even death.
Antiviral drugs that treat herpes outbreaks come with side effects. Also, they are not readily available to everyone. A preliminary study now suggests that there might be a natural and effective balm for shingles: honey or more specifically manuka and clover honey.