Lifestyle

Real Talk on Teen Drug Abuse: Stop the Blame Game

We are all aware of the risks of teenagers experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Most of us have been there. We went to parties, bonfires, snuck away with our parents beer and liquor, smoked a bowl of weed here and there and maybe even dabbled in hallucinogens.The baby boomer generation thinks of this nostalgically...

How Do You Treat Your Feet?

In ancient times, feet were seen as a pretty big deal. The bible is riddled with stories of people washing each others feet; and even pouring perfumes and oils on them.Your feet are at the forefront of your body. They are the first thing that you use everyday. You squeeze them, crunch them, twist...

Managing Diabetes Naturally

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic biochemical disorder which affects the body’s ability to use carbohydrates, sugars and starches. People with diabetes are not able to produce sufficient insulin or are unable to use the insulin they produce effectively enough to break down glucose or sugar in the blood and make it available to...

HOW WORLD WAR I PUT BOYS ON BIKES

It would be hard to find a find a product and a demographic more tightly tied together in our cultural imagination than boys and bikes. Robert J. Turpin writes that that association was born a century ago, when manufacturers’ need for customers lined up with changing ideas about youth and masculinity during World War I.In...

Demystifying Diabetes: Testing, Causes, Lifestyle Tips and Available Treatments

Diabetes is the result of a metabolic disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are above normal.A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood after you fast  for eight hours. Your fasting blood sugar is normal if it’s 70 mg/dL to 100 mg/dL.If your fasting blood sugar is...

Recent Studies Revealing Natural Alternatives to Proactiv for Acne

Natural home remedies get often overlooked as a means of treating acne. Instead, many people turn to topical medications and prescription drugs. These can often be dangerous and potentially have adverse effects on the skin -- despite the claims that their manufacturers make about the treatments.Acne appears on the skin as cysts, called...

The hidden dangers of birth control pills doctors don’t want you to know

Many young women’s first trip to the gynecologist is prompted by a desire to take birth control pills, whether they are trying to avoid getting pregnant or hoping to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Perhaps they know someone who takes “the pill,” or a well-meaning parent or boyfriend has encouraged them to go...

5 Herbs that Beat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, and Depression

Do you suffer from chronic pain and you are looking for efficient ways to improve your condition? Are you interested in battling the symptoms of anxiety and depression? If your answer to either one of these two questions is yes, do not hesitate to keep on reading. In the paragraphs that follow, you will...

You Might Be Taking Way Too Much Of This Important Supplement

Over the last few years, experts have linked a lack of vitamin D to a bunch of serious health issues—everything from depression to severe heart disease to aggressive prostate cancer. So getting enough of the vitamin is vital. But some people may be taking that too far, new research in JAMA suggests.In the study,...

10 Nutritional Deficiencies That Cause Depression and Mood Disorders

Depression and mood disorders  are devastating health problems today.  When you go to your doctor, their answer is often a prescription for one of the various popular anti-depressant  drugs.  Many doctors do not investigate for metabolic or nutritional deficiencies that may be the ‘real problem’ for your depression. Patients have no idea why they...
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