Healthy Living : Health & Medical
If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis and are looking for alternatives to harsh antibiotic prescriptions, you may find complementary and alternative medicine provides a diverse range of new options for natural treatment. Supporting the immune system as well as the body as a whole is important
Withdrawal from narcotic/opiates, whether "street drugs" or prescribed medications, is physically and psychologically painful, often requiring a medical detox for the patient. Natural remedies and at-home solutions are available for the addict and caregiver who do not wish to go the medical route. T
Medical emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time. You should be prepared to assist with an emergency, as you may need to save a life. At the same time, it is important not to endanger your own health while providing first aid for another. You should always use personal protective equipment dur
Gastric cancer, also commonly known as stomach cancer, is a cancer form typified by uncontrolled division and maturation of the cells lining the stomach. The mucus-generating cells are the most frequently affected by this cancer form, thus stomach cancer is also sometimes referred to as adenocarcino
Turmeric is a derivative of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicines for centuries. Commonly known as Indian Saffron, turmeric is used not only as a medicine but as a dye and a spice. However, it is turmeric's potent anti-inflammatory properties that make it popular
Every cat owner has, at one time or another, dealt with some sort of infection in the pet. Just like children, cats get themselves into trouble occasionally. Common types of infections include skin, eye and internal infections; some are treatable from home and others will require a trip to the veter
The benefits of using a steam room or a steam bath are well documented and range from relaxing tired and sore muscles, improved circulation and detoxifying the body through sweating. Heating stones and pouring water on them creates the steam. Altering the amount of water used and the temperature of
Salmonella poisoning, or salmonellosis, is a bacterial infection caught by eating food contaminated with (or direct contact with) animal feces. It typically manifests between 12 hours and three days after exposure, and the resulting sickness usually lasts from four to seven days.
Freedom Pointe at The Villages is a rehabilitation or assisted living center. The continuing care community offers skilled nursing care and specialized units for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. Residents lodge inside their own private condominium.
Conduits are electrical conductors that insulate and protect electric wires. They are often used by builders and electricians, but may also be utilized by DIY consumers. Wiremold is a company that makes electrical connectors and specialized sockets and adapters. Fitting the two together is possible
Many parents have endured sleepless nights and struggled to soothe a baby afflicted by acid reflux. While most babies spit up occasionally, reflux is a chronic condition of stomach acids irritating the lining of the esophagus. Reflux in babies may be caused by a variety of factors, including food al
The Harris Benedict Equation is used to estimate your daily calorie needs. The formula is a calculation of your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), the number of calories your body burns when completely at rest, multiplied by figure representing your physical activity level. Having an estimation of what you
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a very important part of the group of cells in the body that create energy and are known as mitochondria. The development of ATP is what CoQ10 is involved in. ATP is the energy medium of all bodily functions. Our bodies cannot survive without CoQ10; it is akin to a spark plug
Proper nutrition and diet maintain a healthy heart. More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease can be prevented through dietary changes, according to Food Cures (see Reference 1). The best nutrition includes foods low in salt and sugar and filled with fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and fiber,
Digestive aids have become a multimillion-dollar industry and their popularity continues to grow. Did you know that one of the main ingredients in aiding digestion is also a main ingredient in meat tenderizers and in the health industry, and is often used in surgical units and research labs across t
If your hair is suffering from dryness, frizz or just generally looking lackluster, a deep conditioning treatment can be one way to revive it. Using coconut oil you can infuse your hair with moisture and leave it shiny and noticeably softer. For effective treatment use organic, virgin coconut oil th
Enjoy vegetables on a low glycemic diet.vegetables image by cherie from Fotolia.comThe Glycemic Index website explains the Glycemic Index (GI) as the "ranking [of] carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels." Foods low on the GI may aid in weight management,...
Help your baby find natural relief from an upset tummy.new babies image by Photoeyes from Fotolia.comWhen your baby has diarrhea, quick relief is your main concern. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter options have side effects or danger warnings for children under the age of 2. Natural...