Colds and flu-like conditions are common in winter. They can however be avoided or relieved if they have already been contracted, thanks to simple and natural remedies! 1st remedy, Echinacea : Echinacea helps reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms, such as congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, weakness or chills. Native Americans have… Continue reading 5 Natural Remedies for Flu and Colds
The classic signs and symptoms of asthma are shortness of breath, cough (often worse at night), and wheezing (high-pitched whistling sound produced by turbulent airflow through narrow airways, typically with exhalation). Many patients also report chest tightness. It is important to note that these symptoms are episodic, and individuals with asthma can go long periods without any symptoms. Common… Continue reading What are asthma symptoms and signs?
Asthma results from complex interactions between an individual's inherited genetic makeup and interactions with the environment. The factors that cause a genetically predisposed individual to become asthmatic are poorly understood. The following are risk factors for asthma: Family history of allergic conditionsPersonal history of hay fever (allergic rhinitis)Viral respiratory illness, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), during childhoodExposure to cigarette smokeObesityLower socioeconomic statusExposure to air pollution… Continue reading What are risk factors and causes of asthma?
Asthma is a clinical syndrome of chronic airway inflammation characterized by recurrent, reversible, airway obstruction. Airway inflammation also leads to airway hyperreactivity, which causes airways to narrow in response to various stimuli. Who is at risk to develop asthma? Asthma is a common chronic condition, affecting 68 per thousand individuals in most recent asthma surveys.… Continue reading What is Asthma ?
If you suffer from eczema, you know how irritating and uncomfortable it can be. I only have a mild case myself but my son is unlucky – he has itchy, inflamed patches of skin almost all the time. I’ve tried everything to help him, but even using medicated creams doesn’t provide a long term cure.… Continue reading What Are the Best Essential Oils for Eczema and How to Use Them
What Are Allergies? From the annoying discomfort of red runny eyes, sniffles, sneezes and sinus pain of hay fever to serious, life-threatening reactions associated with nuts or bee stings, allergies affect many people in many different ways. An allergic reaction is essentially an overzealous response by the immune system to substances which shouldn’t cause any… Continue reading Can Juicing Helps Allergies? Recipes included
Processed meats like sausages, salami, pepperoni, hotdogs, bacon, preformed ham and the manufactured meat in supermarket meals are a common part of many people’s diets. They are usually full of sodium chloride and flavor enhances to give them a strong taste and most people know they are not particularly good for them. Recent health concerns… Continue reading Processed Meat, Nitrosamines and Cancer
As a woman ages, there are certain things that she can do to ensure good health no matter how old she is. There are recommended preventative care visits at each stage of life that screen and evaluate any health risks or needs. By being proactive in looking after your body, you’re likely to catch any… Continue reading Women’s health and well being based on age