When faced with a perceived threat, your body undergoes biochemical changes that trigger feelings of anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety include, but are not limited to: restlessness, obsessive thoughts, trembling, difficulty breathing, sweating, faintness and muscle tension. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine reports that unwarranted anxiety may be the result of a past trauma, stress, a phobia, substance abuse, an overactive nervous system or an underlying disease. Some herbs may help in the treatment of anxiety, but consult your doctor before discontinuing current medications/therapies or beginning new ones. Read more
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Although it's normal to feel anxious from time to time, if you feel anxious without reason and if these worries persist and affect your day-to-day life, you may have generalized anxiety disorder. Herbal treatments may offer direct relief from anxious feelings.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Despite its high caloric and fat content, the avocado has a plethora of nutritional benefits.
Avocados have a creamy texture and add a delicate, rich flavor to many dishes. This fruit was once cast aside because of its high fat content, yet recently it has made a comeback as one of the most nutrient-dense fruits available. Nicknamed the "butter pear," avocados are extremely versatile: they can be mashed, sliced, diced, scooped, or eaten right out of the skin. Read more
Friday, May 21, 2010
When people think of low-carbohydrate diets, they usually think of weight loss without hunger, and this is a wonderful benefit. However, reducing carbohydrate intake can have a lot more advantages than just weight loss.
A hundred years ago, before Americans changed their diet and the calamitous events of the 20th century began, heart disease was far less common that it is now. Few Americans were overweight, and coronary heart disease was not yet recognized as an illness. Pneumonia, diarrhea and enteritis, and tuberculosis were the three most common causes of death, whereas coronary heart disease is now the most common cause of death in the United States. The medical subspecialty of cardiology was created in 1940. Since then the number of cardiologists in the U.S. has grown from 500 in 1950 to 30,000 now – a 60-fold increase. Read more
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Many men are interested in penis enlargement or "male enhancement," but not all methods work, and some are even potentially dangerous. Svetlana Ivanova at Sex Secrets says that four penis enlargement methods should be avoided at all costs.
Are you happy with your penis size? Many men are not. Men with small penises are often the butt of jokes and may even fear rejection from women. If you’ve decided to do something about your penis size instead of just suffering with it, good for you. However, you need to know that there are NO LAZY WAYS to enlarge your penis! Surgery, penis weight hanging, penis pumps, and penis enlargement pills DO NOT WORK! Avoid these four penis enlargement methods at all costs! Find out why. Read more
Monday, May 17, 2010
Shampoo and conditioner are two products you've probably used all of your life, but did you know they weren't used until the twentieth century? These packaged products are often expensive and contain toxins that are dangerous to your health. Umbra shows you how make DIY shampoo and conditioner with baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and water. Save money, save the planet, and save yourself.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Maca is the ancient superfood of the Incas. Could it have been the key to their ability to build Macchu Picchu, the "city in the sky?"
Superfood enthusiasts know all about the incredible nutritional powers of maca. This superfood, grown in the high Andes mountains in Peru, is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, complex alkaloids and other phytochemicals. It's one of the favorite powders to add to any smoothie, and it's used by virtually all the raw foodies and superfood advocates, including myself. Read more
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr-Soran-Khalsa says the flexibility of your body correlates with the flexibility of your arteries.
Flexibility is one of the main aspects of physical fitness along with cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance. Most health clubs emphasize cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, giving only an occasional class that will improve flexibility, such as yoga.
As we get older it is normal for our arteries to begin to become stiff. No one knows the exact cause of this stiffening but it begins to occur in middle age. It has been shown that higher levels of physical fitness seem to delay the the development of the age-associated stiffening of our arteries. We know that this stiffening of the walls of our arteries has been found to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease like heart attack and strokes as well as death. None of us want stiff arteries for it is just logical that blood will not flow as well in a stiff artery. Read more
Monday, May 10, 2010
Margaret Durst explains what natural weight loss supplements work and how.
Weight loss is a popular topic in America. The nutritional supplement business is notorious for many weight loss products. The most popular products for weight loss today are acai berry combined with a colon cleanse.
Acai berry is a chocolaty-tasting berry from the Amazon that is loaded with antioxidants, omega 9 oils, and fiber. It is recommended by health gurus such as Dr. Perricone and Dr. Oz and has been featured by Oprah.
Below are more supplements that will help with weight loss. Read more
Friday, May 7, 2010
Craig McQueen tells how to beat the dreaded hay fever months, naturally.
IF your eyes are streaming, your nose is running and you're sneezing constantly, you'll know hay fever season has begun.
This week has seen high levels of tree pollen in most parts of the country, meaning months of misery ahead.
And as many of the 15million sufferers confirm, hay fever is more than just an irritation. The debilitating condition can make the summer months a real struggle for those who find themselves unable to spend time outdoors.
Hay fever occurs when the immune system mistakes pollen for toxins that need to be removed and produces histamines to combat them - chemicals which cause the sneezing, runny nose and itchy, streaming eyes.
Antihistamines are the most common treatment for the condition, blocking these chemicals and stopping the allergic reaction. But there are other methods which can be used to combat the problem. Read more
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The conventional wisdom is that too much sleep is almost as bad for you as too little. However, a new study suggests that the conventional wisdom may be wrong.
Want to live to 100? Well, then get 10 hours of sleep a night, suggests a new study.
Sleep is a major factor in rejuvenating the body and activating the immune system.
In the study, boffins found that people who reach 100 are three times more likely to spend at least 10 hours a night in bed. Read more
Monday, May 3, 2010
Meditation has been proven to take years off your apparent age. Meditating, which also results in better health, is a cheaper, more effective, long-lasting, and more NATURAL way of being and looking younger.
In addition to bringing peace of mind and greater mental clarity, meditation has anti-aging and disease prevention qualities that are now being scientifically proven in western medicine. Thousands of years ago, meditation practices focused on gaining spiritual insight to one's being. Today, though many conceptually recognize meditation's stress reduction potential for better health, few have the patience and perseverance to practice daily. It may be worth the effort, all things considered! Read more