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It is no mystery eating right and exercising have positive effects on our health. Many of us are perfectly aware of what we are supposed to do, and yet for the majority of the population we seem to keep falling short. As the diagnoses of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise, it is time the culture takes a shift to a better way of life. Can what we eat reduce our risk for such diseases? There are certainly skeptics in the world that will tell you that you cannot avoid or cure diagnoses such » » » [Read more]
Aromatherapy is a widely used type of alternative medicine that utilizes an arrangement of essential oils to bring about positive results for our mind and body. While these essential oils are the primary ingredients in aromatherapy, they are not alone. Mud, clay, milk powder, sea salt, cold pressed vegetables and herbs are often used as well. The many natural products and essential oils used in aromatherapy affect our sense of smell directly, triggering different brain functions that are ultimately connected to many important bodily functions. There are many benefits to using aromatherapy, and below are four reasons you might want » » » [Read more]
While gorging on our favorite foods and regular meals, we often tend to include only those foods which pamper our taste buds and make us feel comfortable. However, little do we realize that our daily diet might include some of the foods that are actually silent killers of good health and are notorious in robbing off the youth and beauty quotient of our skin. Now before you start scratching your heads or lose sleep over identifying these items, have a look at the foods mentioned below, which should be consumed only in moderation in order to prevent them from harming » » » [Read more]
Overview of stretch marks Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but are also seen on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks and breasts. As you all know ‘Prevention is the best medicine’. Diet deficient in minerals and Vitamin E can contribute to the growth of stretch marks. So, make sure your diet includes good multi-vitamin and minerals. Poor nutrition tears the skin and develops stretch marks. Cause of stretch marks Stretch marks often accompany a change in your body. Stretch marks are caused by changes in the tissue that » » » [Read more]
It is great to know that this year marked considerable innovations in technology. The health industry became a recipient of great strides in technology. The exciting innovations will ultimately drive health care into a new era, a new level if you may. Surely the erstwhile slow-paced technology has become more agile and flexible and it will improve how we get fit and consult our doctors tomorrow. Electronic aspirin We have heard about electronic cigarettes and how it can replace real cigarettes for a cheaper price and provide safer and healthier alternative to smoking. But have you heard about electronic aspirin? » » » [Read more]
Believe it or not but your brain has the ability to change, adapt, and improve in more ways than one. Neuroplasticity is what it’s called when the human brain reshapes itself and its ability to learn new information improves. When most people think of brain improvement they automatically think deep breathing, meditation, and other similar exercises are the only way to make this happen. However, there are certain spices when eaten in the right capacity can help improve your memory, cognitive abilities, and overall brain power. Check out the 9 best spices to strengthen your brain. Black Pepper That’s right, » » » [Read more]
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) brought the subject of “killer stress” into international news when it aired “Killer Stress – A National Geographic Special with Robert Sapolsky.” Sapolsky, a Stanford University neurobiologist, highlighted his groundbreaking work on the effects of stress on both human and primate health, and his findings were grim. Stress and Human Biology Stress is hard-wired into the human biology as part of the survival instinct. Perhaps best known as the “fight or flight syndrome,” stress in earlier periods of human evolution helped early humans identify predators and escape before becoming someone’s lunch. But today this same » » » [Read more]
Smoking allows all those cigarette toxins to draw your blood supply away from your face. The natural pads of fat in your cheeks suffer. It’s not only the wrinkles around your lips that betray your smoking habit, your too-thin face will as well. The types of wrinkles on your skin can tell a story of their own. Deep wrinkles come from over-exposure to the sun. The area just under your eyes will be especially hard-hit. If you have noticed cracks at the sides of your mouth, this is called angular stomatitis. You may be deficient in vitamin B, which is » » » [Read more]
The presence of germs has played a huge role throughout human history. Disease outbreaks caused by germs have changed the course of civilizations and resulted in the untimely deaths of millions of people. During most of recorded history, the presence of germs was suspected by scientists, but the existence of these minute organisms could not be proven without modern technology. It has only been in the past three hundred years that technology has improved to the point that germs could be detected by the use of microscopes. The word “germ” is used to refer to a variety of organisms that » » » [Read more]
We are used to taking vitamin supplements on a daily basis, and they seem to be an excellent idea because they make us healthier. Is that true? As human beings we are confident that vitamins are paramount for our existence, and that vitamin deficiencies can lead to severe health conditions. An alarmingly large amount of people takes both vitamins and multi-vitamins daily. They’re usually sold in pharmacies and grocery stores, and most of them don’t call for a prescription. The vitamin supplement industry has grown tremendously over the past decade, and it’s now more powerful than ever. Companies base their » » » [Read more]