Arnica flowers and roots have been used for health purposes for hundreds of years. If you are live an active lifestyle, consider adding arnica oil to your alternative health first-aid kid. Arnica oil is an exceptional treatment for exercise injuries, bruises and sprains.
A new study suggests if your parents lived past 70 years of age, you are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease. You may also have lower rates of vascular disease, heart failure, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study’s co-author is Luke Pilling, a research fellow in epidemiology and public health at the University of Exeter Medical School.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother kept a box of scented talcum powder on her dressing table. On special occasions, she would open the box and put a little powder on the puff, and daub it on my shoulders, arms and legs. When I was a young mother, I would take my babies out of the bath, towel them off and pat them with baby powder. When I think of that scented powder, it brings back such lovely memories.
According to a recent article by Joseph Mercola, M.D., animal-based omega-3 fats are critical for heart health. Dr. Mercola believes maintaining a sufficient level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may be one of the most important nutritional priorities. People need both DHA, a 22 carbon omega-3, and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), an 18-carbon omega-3 fat. Both plant and animal omega-3 fats are important, but the DHA present in seafood is the type most associated with heart health and other vital health benefits.
When you were a kid, were you fascinated by the ability of a lizard to regrow its tail? Did you know deer regrow their antlers? Imagine if we humans could regenerate limbs that have been injured or lost!
If you have a sore back or a headache, what is the first thing you do? If you are like many people, you head to your medicine cabinet and break out the Advil. Ibuprofen, the generic name for Advil, is a powerful antidote to pain. It is available over the counter in 200 milligram doses, and is frequently prescribed in higher doses by physicians.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has come to be considered the “gold standard” in treating patients with depression through psychotherapy. Because therapists using CBT must undergo extensive training, the National Health Service in the U.K. often has a long waiting list for patients seeking mental health treatment for the condition. Now a new study shows that another type of psychotherapy, behavioral activation therapy, is equally effective.
Scientists report that systemic inflammation underlies most disease processes of the human body. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, and in that context, it is a healthy reaction. For example, a cut in the skin triggers inflammation, and your body produces white blood cells that rush to the site of the cut to heal the skin. But when inflammation persists, it can cause problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Healthy teeth and gums impact more than your appearance. Health studies have identified links between oral health and overall health. Researchers are unsure whether the links are a matter of cause and effect or simply correlative, but there is no doubt the condition of your mouth is relevant to the health of your entire body.