As many as 11 percent of children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment choices are difficult when facing an ADHD diagnosis. Increasing numbers of people with ADHD are being prescribed and benefitting from methylphenidate (Ritalin). Others struggle with side effects from the medication. These include dizziness, decreased appetite, difficulty sleeping, and digestive issues. Some don’t get relief from Ritalin at all. Read more
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Medication is not your only option to treat ADHD. Herbal remedies for ADHD are safe and effective.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Dr. Edward Group reveals what causes varicose veins and how to treat them naturally.
Varicose veins are a common condition in which enlarged veins are visible through the skin. Though varicose veins are usually unrelated to any serious medical conditions, some people feel uncomfortable because of their prominent blue or purple appearance or the itching, tingling, or discomfort that sometimes accompany them. Fortunately, you may be able to reduce their symptoms through healthy lifestyle habits and natural remedies. Let's discuss what causes varicose veins, how to know if they are merely a cosmetic concern or an indication of something deeper, and what home remedies can help. Read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
If you need any encouragement, Devon Andre shares six good reasons to eat chocolate.
The main reason you should eat chocolate? It’s downright delicious. But in case that wasn’t enough reason for you, we compiled together six health benefits which chocolate can provide that can help justify your chocolate addiction.
Although it is true that chocolate contains sugar and should be consumed in moderation, if you stick with the dark variety, you can also benefit from its health benefits. These include: Read more
Monday, December 17, 2018
If you have breathing problems, these seven essential oils can help ease the problem.
Are you having trouble with your breathing? A few whiffs of the right essential oils can clear up your congested airways and improve the muscles involving in the process, an article in Organic Spa Magazine reported.
“Breathing passages, like sinuses, trachea and lungs, have to be clear for efficient breathing,” said Hope Gillerman in her book Essential Oils Every Day. “And some essential oils can help relax the deeper breathing muscles enough to release them from their locked state.” Read more
Friday, December 14, 2018
Coffee could combat Parkinson's and dementia: Scientists discover two compounds in the pick-me-up prevent the toxic accumulation of proteins in the brain.
Coffee could combat both Parkinson's disease and a form of dementia, research suggests.
Two compounds, including caffeine, in the pick-me-up work together to prevent the accumulation of a toxic protein in the brains of mice.
This protein, known as alpha-synuclein, is associated with both Parkinson's and dementia with lewy bodies (DLB).
Tests on rodents genetically at risk of both diseases showed the combination of caffeine and the compound EHT prevented alpha-synuclein from building-up after just six months. Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Dr. Sam Robbins shares four clinically proven ways to increase testosterone naturally.
Monday, December 10, 2018
The steak and eggs diet is an easy-to-follow version of the ketogenic diet, which also incorporates cycling, rather than staying on the diet 24/7/365.
When it comes to burning body fat simplicity is often overlooked in favor of needlessly complicated systems and plans for losing weight.
People will needlessly try to count calories, mix and match several different ingredients to “activate their fat-burning” abilities, eliminate all high calorie foods, or drink nothing but juice for a week.
And they end up right back where they started – with unwanted body fat!
Well, I am here to tell you there is an easier way, a simpler way, and a funner way. Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018
A study has found that vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitive impairment.
Vitamin C is highly regarded for its health benefits, which range from supporting the immune system and fighting off disease, to supporting healthy tissues and preventing wrinkles. Like so many other nutrients, vitamin C plays multiple, valuable roles in a healthy body. While most people think about their vitamin C intake for keeping colds at bay, or perhaps for keeping their skin youthful, a growing body of research is showing that the nutrient may also help keep your brain young and healthy, too. Read more
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
"Change your mind, change your life," is a well-known saying, and that change could even affect the length of your life.
If you’re a firm believer in the phrase, “It’s not how old you are, but how you feel,” then you could be adding years to your life. It has been suggested that believing that you’re aging healthily and reframing your ideas around aging could help you live longer. Read more
Monday, December 3, 2018
Dr. Karen Shaw Becker shares seven reason why sleeping with your dog is good for you.
If you curl up every night next to your favorite pooch, count yourself in good company. Surveys suggest that 56 percent of dog owners sleep with their dog next to them, with about 50 percent of the dogs sleeping in their owner’s bed. Size matters when it comes to sleeping arrangements, as among dogs that sleep with their owners, 62 percent are small dogs, 41 percent are medium and 32 percent are large.1
Despite its popularity, it’s been suggested that sleeping with your dog may interfere with your sleep or even transmit diseases, but there are likely many more benefits than risks when it comes to sharing your sleeping space with your dog. Doing so may even result in significant benefits to your health! Read more