You hear a lot about “Ayurveda” and “Ayurvedic Medicine” if you follow natural and alternative health … but what exactly is it? Ayurvedic medicine is considered to be the world’s oldest healing approach. It originated in India at least 5,000 years ago, where it is still widely used for health care.
Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fortunately, uterine fibroids are most always benign (non-cancerous), and in some women they cause no symptoms at all. In others, however, the fibroids may be symptomatic, and when they cause symptoms, they tend to be very uncomfortable and even unbearable.
Did a muscle in your body ever start twitching uncontrollably, as if something was bubbling underneath? Ever wonder why? Muscle twitches, or fasciculations, are caused by minor muscle contractions that occur uncontrollably. More than 90 percent of people will have muscle twitches at one point or another, often in your arms, legs or eyelids. On […]
… Yes, the “Beer Ingredient!” Hops are most known for their starring role in beer brewing, but did you know hops are actually a form of herbal medicine that’s been utilized since ancient times? It’s thought that hops originated in Egypt and as early as the first century A.D. hops were described as a “salad […]
Earlier this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) in doses over 325 milligrams (mg) due to the risks of potentially fatal liver damage. It seems they’re slowly starting to get it, because now the FDA has again reversed another long-held position on a popular painkiller.
Arthritis, a condition that impacts your musculoskeletal system and, primarily, your joints, is the leading cause of disability among people aged 55 and over. When broken down from its Greek and Latin roots, the word arthritis means “joint inflammation” — which is its hallmark symptom. Arthritis is very common, impacting about one in five U.S. […]
A survey of more than 1,100 U.S. workers conducted in November 2013 found that a staggering 76 percent said they feel tired most days of the week. Another 40 percent said they fall asleep during the day at least once per month and 15 percent said they doze off during the day at least once […]
Nearly 1 million Americans have a heart attack each year. This occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart becomes blocked, typically by a blood clot. Blockage is more likely to occur if you have a buildup of plaque, fat or cholesterol in your arteries, causing them to become thicker and harder.
Valerian, a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, has been valued for its mild sedative properties since ancient times. Hippocrates was among those who described its therapeutic uses, and it was prescribed for insomnia as early as the 2nd century.
Well summer is FINALLY right around the corner here in the Western World, and what better way to welcome it than with a freshly prepared bowl of salsa. Unlike traditional salsas that are based on tomatoes, this summer salsa has papaya and pineapple as its base. With just the right amount of spice and citrus, […]