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How Green Smoothies Can Save Your Life.

If you are connected to the Internet--and if you’re reading this article then there's a really good chance of that--you have probably heard about the green smoothie craze. There are tons of stories and testimonials out there about how drinking green smoothies once or twice a day has cured illnesses, helped people to lose weight or gave someone tons of energy. The reality is, however, that a dramatic change in health will take much more than a smoothie or two. It will take a healthy diet at every meal as well as exercise. So is there still a reason to buy into the craze? Of course! Most people don't even come close to eating the amount of fruits and vegetables they are supposed to, and green smoothies provide a quick, tasty way to start consuming more. So, if you are looking for some reasons to pull out the blender and actually stop by the produce section, try the following: Read More »

Socially acceptable; Sober Addictions.

Plenty of recovered drug addicts can tell you about a whole host of new, societally acceptable addictions that they have tampered with or are even currently caught up in. Many people find that after going through all the pain and work of kicking their addiction on something truly horrendous, they’re left craving something more mundane non-stop. Preparing yourself for the reality that you may be spending half of your paycheck at the coffee shop will set you up to be less disappointed with your new lifestyle, less likely to relapse, and maybe even less likely to order your 4th latte of the day. Read More »

Hold Your Liquor: 4 Tips To Stay Sober Longer.

With the holiday season drawing nearer, it's safe to assume that alcohol consumption will be on the rise, too. Alcohol is one of the most abused substances, but in most states it is not illegal to drink, as long as the age requirement is met and you don't break laws related to drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption has adverse effects on the physical health and mental acuity of the heavy drinker, aside from the social blunders and legal troubles that you may get into from being intoxicated. There are countless horror stories of the effects of getting drunk, from vomiting on your date's dress to getting handcuffed for overly rowdy behavior. That is why it is imperative for men and women who drink beer, wine or liquor to learn how to hold their alcohol. Holding your liquor means not losing control of yourself when drinking. Read More »

Overview Of Traditional Medicine – By Dr Muzammil Irshad.

Introduction Hi, I am Dr. Muzammil Irshad (MBBS, Punjab, Pakistan), working as a house officer at Nishtar Medical College and Hospital Multan. I am a medical writer and I have been writing medical papers, original articles, proposals, theses/dissertations, case studies, review articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and brief communications for the last two years. From my point of view, I must say that “Nothing is better than the Nature or something natural”. In the same way, natural medicine or food offers the best treatment to our illnesses. Moreover, an axiom “Food is the best Medicine” demonstrates everything I mean. I would like to go through a little introduction to traditional medicine or ethnomedicine and its importance in our lives here. Traditional Medicine or Ethnomedicine Read More »

Yoga Vs Standard Exercise.

Running, jogging, cross-training – all of these and more are often strenuous exercises that people will take on during the holiday season. As cold weather seems to make your blood thicken, the urge to get out and increase your blood flow is undeniable. But, what few people seem to realize is that this kind of strenuous exercise is not your only option. You can do yoga, and stay in shape just as well as with exercise regimens that are hard to maintain in the winter. Read More »

Understanding Incontinence.

With incontinence a large part of living in confidence is first understanding the condition and then taking positive steps to manage it. An important point to remember is that everyone with bladder and incontinence problems can be helped and in many cases the cured. It is worth talking to a doctor or surgery practice nurse if a leak noticed during exercise or even when coughing or laughing. There are a wide variety of reasons why bladder weakness or faecal incontinence is experienced. Normally, when the bladder is full it sends a signal to the brain. The brain then tells the pelvic floor muscles to relax and the opening at the neck of the bladder to open. The bladder muscle contracts and pushes the urine out. With urinary incontinence this function is impeded be due to a number of factors Factors causing urinary incontinence Read More »

Fortify Your Immune System with Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are one of the food industry's most popular products right now. Antioxidants found every a variety of foods, from garlic to goji berry, green tea and a host of other fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Producing foods that are rich in antioxidants has become a billion dollar industry, but the ingredients aren't just for food products, although there are a number of antioxidant juice varieties available. Antioxidants are found in a number of skincare and animal food products as well. In fact, antioxidant-rich animal feed accounted for more than two million dollars in 2011. What Exactly Are Antioxidants? Read More »

What Could Be Worse Than Diabetes?

What’s worse than being afflicted by a life-changing disease like diabetes? It is to be afflicted with another life-threatening disease as a result of taking medicines that you were told could help you control and manage your diabetes! Unfortunately, that’s what people who have made the mistake of taking Actos to manage their diabetes are going through right now. That, for me, is really the biggest suffering anyone can make. It is like being bitten by a dog that you have fed your whole life by hand! It’s an unforgivable betrayal, I’d say. The good thing is, one can always go to Court and file a lawsuit against the makers of this drug. But what are the grounds or legal basis for filing such a case? Read More »

Helpful and Creative Ways to Use Green Tea.

Let’s face it, green tea has many benefits. Like Batman’s trusty utility belt, it is filled with helpful items meant to fight the bad guys (in this case, bad health.) Tea has been around for centuries. The plant, Camellia sinensis, is the common origin for all types of non-herbal teas. Exposing these leaves to varying levels of oxidation creates a unique taste and aroma formulating each type of tea. Oxidation involves exposing the tea leaves to air. The longer these are kept exposed, the more potent the aroma and flavor becomes. Green teas, Yellow or White tea leaves require an early harvest; undergoing a very simple oxidation process to help create a subtle yet distinct taste. Apart from the regular health benefits it provides, drinking tea features other, more unusual uses. Here’s a quick rundown of some of its more exceptional uses. Read More »

5 Signs Your Spouse Is An Alcoholic.

Sometimes it is hard to believe that the people we love are developing an addiction. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a person who drinks socially and one who has a serious problem especially when it is someone close to you like your own spouse. If you are beginning to wonder if your spouse is an alcoholic then there are a number of signs to watch out for before confronting him or her. If they seem to show several of the signs of alcoholism then it may be time to get them to seek help for their addiction. Read More »

4 Mental Illnesses Related To Sleep.

The right amount of sleep for each day is around 7 to 8 hours. However, some people can’t sleep this much because of a mental illness. Here are the 4 most common mental illnesses associated with sleep: Read More »

What Do You Use Astragalus For?

Astragalus is a herb. It goes by a number of different names, including: huang qi, ogi, hwanggi, bei qi, and milk vetch. There are thousands of species of astragalus but the two most commonly used for health support go by the Latin names Astragalus mongholicus and Astragalus membranaceus Read More »

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