Spirulina Benefits

Latin for spiral, spirulina is a type of one-celled, microscopic blue-green algae brimming with proteins, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants.  Vitamins B complex and E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid) can all be found in this tiny warm-water plankton. Despite their huge difference in appearance, spirulina [...]

What is a Beta Blocker and How Does It Work?

Our sense of touch is made possible by nerve endings referred to as neurotransmitters.  This makes possible the sending of signal from the skin to the brain, which the brain then interprets.  On some of these nerve endings, chemicals like noradrenaline are released when the nerve is stimulated.  In turn, this chemical puts beta-adrenergic receptors [...]

Bicarbonate of Soda Side Effects

We know it by the not-so-fancy name baking soda.  Bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate is such a common household ingredient and cupboard staple that we often use it as home remedy without serious regard to its side effects. For example, we are told we can use baking soda to deodorize underarms, use as toothpaste [...]

Recognize Sleeping Disorders

At the end of the day, particularly a long one, all of us need to sleep. Whether it’s work, school, or plain house chores that kept us busy, our bodies will call for a good night’s rest after a day’s worth of activities. You would think that sleep comes automatically once you go to bed, [...]

Understanding Tonsillitis Symptoms

If you have ever experienced tonsillitis symptoms then you are not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from tonsillitis every year. This could be recurrent or continuous over a period of time. Serious complications can arise if not given due attention. It is very important that it could be recognized early and be [...]

Tonsil Stones

Although you may think that the kidneys are the only place in the body that can develop stones, the tonsils are another area that can develop hard and sometimes painful stones in certain individuals. Tonsils are gland-like structures that are situated at the back of your throat and it is your tonsils’ job to prevent [...]

Calcium Deposits Under the Skin

Calcium phosphate deposits that appear under the skin are also known as calcinosis. These deposits tend to appear as a cluster of white lumps of various sizes and they can be found on the fingers, elbows, face and shoulders. When these deposits first appear, they are soft and tend to be flexible, not causing any [...]

How to Get Rid of Lice

An episode of itchy and scratchy is not funny:  It is every child’s bane, and every parent’s nightmare.  As embarrassing as it appears, lice infestation is a phase that every child seems to go through, so might as well own up to it (because you have to inform the school) so every concerned party (including [...]

Manuka Honey Benefits

If Australia has picky koalas that only eat six species of eucalyptus leaves, then New Zealand has pickier bees that only harvest nectar from one species of endemic bush – manuka, or Leptospermum scoparium – that grows uncultivated all throughout the country.  This means that authentic manuka honey can only come from New Zealand because [...]

High-Potassium Foods

Marathoners who go bananas over bananas are in good company:  the fruit is high in potassium.  Hydration fluids that are overflowing with potassium are likewise recommended to replace lost electrolytes.  A potassium-rich diet is highly advised for sufferers of hyperthyroidism because the anti-thyroid medications they take (like propylthiuracil or PTU) eliminate potassium from the body [...]

Coconut Water Benefits

In the tropics, where coconut palm trees abound, coconut water (known as “buko” juice in the Philippines) is typically enjoyed straight from young coconuts that have just been harvested. Drinking it fresh is the only way to do it in the tropics; it is quite absurd to buy coconut juice straight from a tetra-pack, when [...]

How to Get Rid of Man Boobs

Man boobs, sometimes known as ‘moobs’, are the term for breast tissue that develops on a man. Man boobs can be very embarrassing and they can make a man feel less masculine. Surprisingly, thin men can develop man boobs in much the same way that a larger man can develop them – when thin men [...]

Hearing Amplifiers Reviews

A hearing amplifier is a small device that fits into the ear that works to help you hear things more clearly by amplifying the sounds around you. They are designed to help you hear sounds that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to hear – such as a whisper, a voice from across the room or [...]

Ingrown Toenail Remedies

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition whereby a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the soft skin at either the side or the top of the toe. The condition starts with pain and inflammation at the site of the ingrowth and later, the inflamed area can begin to grow extra tissue or it [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome refers to the set of symptoms that an alcoholic will experience once they stop drinking alcohol. Excessive use of alcohol leads to a physical dependency on alcohol and the symptoms that the alcoholic will experience are caused by the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state. Withdrawal from alcohol can be [...]

Fibroids Diet Plan

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle layers in the womb. Fibroids can also be known as uterine fibroids, fibromyomas or myomas. Fibroids can vary in size and can be anywhere from the size of a bean to the size of a melon. Who Gets Fibroids? Surprisingly, 20% of women will develop fibroids [...]

Health Drinks Information

The world today has become a very dangerous place – even the food that you eat can kill you. Because of this, people have become more health conscious. They have done everything in their power to become more knowledgeable when it comes to the different substances that enter the human body. They do this in [...]

Poor Leg Circulation Remedies

The legs are found in the lower parts of the body. They are responsible for mobility and transportation which can be in the form of walking, running, jumping, hopping, etc. Since the legs are found in the lower part of the body, it is quite distant from the heart. Because of this distance between the [...]

LifeStation Review

The health is the most important possession that a person can have in his entire life. No matter how rich a person can be, no matter how powerful he is in the society, no matter how many people love him and admire him, if he has bad health and he is nearing his time, no [...]

Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Nerves are the components of the body which are responsible for sending signals to the brains, particularly stimuli. These include the different sensations that the body experiences. Nerves in different parts of the body send signals to the brain whether there is pain, discomfort, urgent need to perform something, and other common feelings that we [...]