Health A-Z

Hidden Diseases – What Do Your Eyes Reveal?

Does the phrase “Eyes are the mirrors of the soul” ring any bell to you? If it does, and I bet it did, today I will let you in on new information. Your eyes tell many things about you, especially about your health. Have you ever wondered why, at the doctor’s office, the medical practitioner checks your eyes with a flashlight? Besides checking if your pupils are reacting normally, he also checks for specific signs that inform him of your internal health. With a single glance he can make assumptions about your general health and suggest additional medical tests. Now

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Health A-Z

Light Therapy

Have you noticed that when fall and winter come along, you feel sadder and more lethargic than usual? Probably all that you want to do is stay in bed and sleep, avoid everyone and just waste the days away sulking. In this case you might be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is depression related to shorter days and reduced sunlight exposure during the fall and winter months. The downside of all this? Reduced creativity and concentration Lack of energy Sleep disorders Mood swings Changes in appetite and weight The Benefits of Light Therapy Light therapy is not only effective against SAD but it can work

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Health A-Z

Diabetes: Understand The Mechanism Behind This Disease

If you looked around, you’d notice that we are becoming more and more tired and sicker. And by that, I mean that more than half of the people are suffering from some form of disease or disability. The good news is that many of the conditions we are dealing with could be prevented if we paid a little more attention to our habits and health, and diabetes is one of them. Understand the Mechanisms Behind the Disease The best prevention measures start when you’ve understood the way the body works, and the mechanisms behind the disease (or at least most

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Fitness

Mythbusting – Is Stretching Helpful If You’re Not Working Out

The answer is yes. Not only does stretching improve the blood circulation throughout our whole system but it also prepares your muscles for your daily hustle. And of course, that’s not all. Stretching has various benefits, both physically and mentally. Just like yawning, it helps restore the chemical balance within your brain. It also wipes out the stress to which you’ve been exposed to during the day. How? Because it promotes the release of dopamine and serotonin, two hormones responsible for your happy mood. But stretching is more than that, and here’s why you should consider including a routine of at least 6 minutes of relaxing exercises to your

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Food

Heal Your Body With The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Did you know that by just changing your diet you would be able to banish chronic inflammation? When it comes down to chronic inflammation, doctors usually treat its symptoms with anti-inflammatory medicines like: NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like naproxen, ibuprofen, and aspirin are usually prescribed. Acetaminophens (paracetamol, Tylenol) are also recommended for reducing the pain, but they don’t reduce the actual inflammation. Corticosteroids if taken orally can induce Cushing’s syndrome, hypertension, low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia), connective tissue weakness, and metabolic alkalosis. And if taken with inhalers, you are at a greater risk of developing thrush. But are the short-term benefits

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Natural Home Remedies

6 Natural Ways to Deal with Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are something we all dread to think about. Because they can creep into your body and chew away your health. So, today I want to share with you the six most important ingredients that help flush the fungal infection out of your body. Quercetin  This one is a natural bioflavonoid found in high concentrations in red wine, onions, and green tea. It possesses strong antioxidant properties that delay the aging process. And, like other bioflavonoids, it has the potential to fortify your immune system. In addition, it successfully inhibits the growth of cancer cells by: Blocking the blood vessels that feed them

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Beauty, Natural Home Remedies

Natural Skin Care: A Healthier Alternative To Toxic, Commercial Products

You are probably sick and tired of experiencing health problems and not knowing the root cause of them all. Which is why I thought it’s extremely important to give you this info, letting you know about the healthier alternatives to the commercial, and yet highly toxic cleaning and beauty products. Read on to find the easiest, fastest, and convenient way of enjoying ONLY the benefits of using these self-cleaning products… … Whilst bypassing the negative side effects that commercial products inflict on your body. And the best part is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money! Today,

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Food

4 Reasons Why You Should Add Cherries To Your Diet

When I was a child, I used to climb up trees every spring to summer. Sweet cherries were my favorites, and I remember there was a year when I didn’t let a day pass without eating at least a handful of them. Today, I still enjoy them just as much, but I honestly tell you that I miss the climbing-the-trees-to-gather-them part. In the hope you haven’t given up that habit yet, you should learn about its curative properties. Cherries’ Secret Weapons 1. Relieves the pain and discomfort related to arthritis. A couple of studies (and also some of my patients) have confirmed that

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