Vitamin E (tocopherols) is the most abundant fat-soluble antioxidant in the body. One of the most efficient chain-breaking antioxidants available, Vitamin E primarily defends against oxidation and lipid peroxidation, which is the creation of unstable molecules containing more oxygen than is usual. Research has demonstrated the broad role of vitamin E in promoting health. Vitamin […]
One of the effects of an imbalance in your system can be a food sensitivity.
Food sensitivities can cause headaches, skin problems including acne, and of course digestive problems including gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. So how do you know if you have a food sensitivity and what the offending food might be? There are actually a few methods you can use.
Fibromyalgia syndrome can be a very difficult illness to treat. With so many symptoms, ranging from chronic pain to fatigue, finding the right treatments can be time-consuming and frustrating. You may find yourself taking dozens of medicinal treatments, many of which come along with a host of undesirable side effects. If conventional medications aren’t working […]
Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot. This may cause the heel to hurt, feel hot or swell. Microscopic tears, which occur repeatedly to the plantar fascia cause pain. Sometimes plantar fasciitis is called “heel spurs”, but this is not always accurate, […]
What Is a Healthy Gut and Why Does It Matter? More and more attention is being paid to the digestive system. We know that we feel better when our stomachs are happy. Issues like gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea are not fun to deal with. In fact, they have a significant effect on mood and mindset. […]
Natural cures for asthma and allergies in children are often sought by parents who are tired of pumping their children full of medications, steroids and other chemicals that have an amazing range of side effects. Asthma affects millions of people. The attacks can be mild, moderate, severe or life threatening. There is a distinction between […]
Head lice, or pediculosis, is a condition where tiny parasites live within the hair on your scalp. It is hard to see head lice within the thick of your hair but they are usually visible near the ears, neck and shoulders. Head lice bite on your head and drink the tiny droplets of blood that […]
Dryness is a common problem in Autumn. Dryness can manifest as constipation, dry throat, dry skin, dry eyes, dry brittle hair, thirst, and lack of sweat. Most people do not drink enough fluids regularly, let alone in the Autumn. Spicy food can cause or worsen dryness. Be careful not to get stuck in the vicious […]
Eating a heart healthy diet is often the goal of patients who have discovered they have coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or another of the heart conditions that plague us. Unfortunately, although a heart healthy diet will help these people to delay the inevitable if they had begun earlier they may be eliminated the […]
Raynaud’s disease affects the circulatory system and causes the skin to be deprived of the many benefits that normal blood flow usually supplies. This results in numbness in both the feet and hands. It is usually more noticeable when an individual is faced with cold temperatures or stress and the result is their toes or […]
When a knee becomes swollen it causes proper movement to become extremely difficult. It is likely that it also causes stiffness, pain and tightness in the joint. Medical professionals see more patients with swollen knees than any other type of knee problem. It is especially important to see a doctor if you have been experiencing […]
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstruation ceases. A woman’s body is also no longer able to bear children. This normal, biological process occurs between a woman’s late 40s to 50s, with the age of 51 years old being the average. Menopause is not official until a woman no longer menstruates for […]