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Tag Archives: chronic disease

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Power House Super Greens Better Than Kale

I think we can all agree that kale’s popularity in the limelight has some of the other super green vegetables a little jealous, especially because not everyone knows just how beneficial they are. Some people’s digestive system cannot handle the coarseness of the hearty kale plant (even when it is cooked) because of of the sulfur the digestive process stirs up during digestion. Below are super greens that are overlooked that yield significant positive nutritional health benefits (other than our trusty kale) and the highest nutrient per calorie score. 

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Heart Attacks and Costochondritis

According to the World Health Organization, most of the deaths in progressive and modern countries such as the United States are caused by cardiovascular diseases. This article will overview two conditions dealing with chest pains that may symbolize heart problems: costochondritis and heart attacks. Though there are many other reasons people may experience pressure and pain in the upper and middle chest cavity, the following shines light into symptoms, possible causes and essential oils to use to prevent and treat such conditions. 

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Women’s Health Issues & Acupuncture Treatments

Everyone wants to be healthy in order to enjoy a sense of well-being and have the best quality of life possible. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives. Women are more susceptible than men to certain health conditions, which can make it more challenging to achieve optimal health. Fortunately, many health issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments.

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Toxic Common Household Products That Cause Cancer & Natural Alternatives

There are many toxins lurking about in the most common household items, and many of these toxins, if people are exposed to them long enough, may cause various types of cancers. It is nice to be aware of some of the biggest culprits and minimize risk when there is a choice. Some of the culprits may include simple decorative candles people light or art supplies used with the kids. There are many alternatives to the toxic, synthetic and artificial, many times commercial brands out there. . . and most of the alternatives are the natural, save-you-lots-of-money types. Below are some of the most common household items that bring the toxins into the home and into the body and alternatives to consider.

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Why Halloween Candy is So “Tricky” and Healthy Treat Alternatives

Yes, Halloween is here and it is the start of the official holiday season. This holiday season beginning will also lead to the inevitable “flu season.” I always wondered if the two were related. I hear many parents argue that Halloween comes only once a year and it is a time to let the children indulge and have all the candy they can possibly collect and carry in a single night, only to eat them for the next few weeks until the next big holiday, and then the next. So what really is so wrong with our celebrating the ghosts, goblins, witches, pumpkins and adorable costumes? There is no better way to demonstrate how positively correlated these two categories (sugar/candy/processed foods and diabetes/weight gain/chronic diseases) have in common, and how it is not just on Halloween that we lightly indulge. We consume such foods on a daily basis and have eaten ourselves sick. Now that’s scary.

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11 of the Most Popular Alternative Medicine Therapies

The trend toward alternative, natural, holistic and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is growing. Perhaps it is because the western world and modern society has seen such a drastic paradigm shift in what health and wellness is and described today. Perhaps the practice of treating symptoms of chronic diseases in a loophole filled healthcare system is one of top reasons why alternative medicine is becoming many people’s “last resort.” Bambi Turner, a writer for Discovery.com shared his opinion regarding the most popular alternative medicine therapies. He reports that 4 out of 10 individuals in the progressive worlds are opting to use complementary and alternative medicines as a supplement to their regular healthcare options. One of the reasons why this trend is growing is the small risk factors and almost zero side effects, when compared to the pharmaceutical laden modern and western approach to illness and wellness (even when most alternative medicine treatments is paid out of pocket by the patient).

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Top Men’s Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used to treat men’s health concerns for thousands of years and are growing in popularity. The reason for this growth in popularity is that many health issues that men face, such as high blood pressure, prostate problems and depression, respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments.

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Best Foods That Pack Antioxidant Power

We are each made up of trillions of cells. These cells combine to form tissues, and those tissues combine to form organs. In order for these organs and organ systems to function optimally, food chemists figured out that specific vitamins that protect these cells from oxidative stress (which can lead to disease and illness) were found in antioxidants. Think of antioxidants as your body’s army against free radicals and toxins. When an antioxidant encounters a free radical, it annihilates it, protecting the other cells, tissues and organs. What are the top foods that contain this amazing antioxidant power? Read below for the super list.

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Be Stronger and Healthier? A Look into the PALEO Diet

It is a very popular eating style by many hard core athletes; especially those devoted to the sport of Cross Fit. Some declare that it is even be a movement into better eating and awareness! I am referring to the PALEO Diet, or food and nutrition consumption by eating foods that are focused primarily on a wide variety of raw, unprocessed, whole foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meats. The PALEO Diet is also concordant with a person’s genetic ancestry, and has promises that people can avoid many of the diseases associated with our modern diet, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer by sticking to its eating rules.

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Natural Cures for Skin Disorders-Part II: Psoriasis

An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, and approximately one-half of that number will have an outbreak of scalp psoriasis at some point Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic disease, with flare-ups typically interspersed with periods of remission or times when the condition is less active. The name comes from the Greek word for “itch.” Once a person has psoriasis, it is very likely that he/she will have it forever. Symptoms may go away, and come back. It might respond to various treatments, and it may not. In a nutshell, psoriasis is the body over producing skin cells. People may have too many skin cells in one location which is why it often swells up, becomes dry and even flaky. It can often be very itchy, red, sore, cracked and very tender. Psoriasis usually affects the scalp, hands, stomach, knees, feet and elbows. It is linked to dandruff and unfortunately to some forms of arthritis.

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