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Even In Recovery There Is Potential For Addiction Substitution.

Substituting one drug for another is still dangerous and can make recovery even harder. It’s common for people with substance abuse to substitute during recovery. They may believe that being addicted to a lesser drug means they are improving, but the truth is just the opposite. Addiction substitution only reinforces addictive behavior and makes the process of recovery even more challenging. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How To Live To A Ripe Old Age.

The answer to 'why are we here' has been asked so many times that it is simply becoming a mute point amongst most of us and from health, wealth and happiness surely, in the main, we can answer pretty much along the same lines. Of course, once we can come up with some kind of rationale with regards to our life on earth then it's up to us to get on with it and if you want to know the secret to living a long and happy life then you won't be surprised to learn that money probably ain't it. Once we can move on from material goods and learn to accept other people for all their faults as well as understanding our own little idiosyncrasies then all that's left to do is live our life and the ten points below certainly won't do you any harm. Read More »

Does Not Brushing Increase Your Risk Of Heart Attack?

Heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., resulting in approximately 600,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, roughly 715,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 experience a first time heart attack and 190,000 happen to individuals who have already suffered a heart attack. Lowering their risk of heart disease has caused millions of Americans to dramatically alter their diet, weight, and lifestyle to improve long-term health. But could visiting your dentist help prevent a heart attack? In recent years, more research has begun to draw a connection between oral health and hygiene and cardiovascular disease. While a number of potential risk factors exist, one primarily stands out: gum disease. Read More »

The Fight Against Aging.

Since the beginning of time, people have been looking for ways to slow the aging process and extend the human lifespan. Since the 1900s, humans have been able to increase their average life expectancy from only 31 years to 67.2. In some countries, such as the United States and Japan, the average life expectancy is even higher. Scientists are continuing to conduct research in this field today and, with their efforts, experts predict that the human lifespan will continue to increase. Read More »

9 Vitamins That Fixes Your Body Diseases.

Total Immune Health could anybody’s dream. But to get total immune health is a Herculean task. Why is it becoming difficult to get total immune health with each passing day? The first and foremost reason is not eating healthy foods. The food we prefer stays longer than we imagine on store shelves and hence becomes void of essential minerals and vitamins necessary for our bodies to fight diseases. Borrowing from Wikipedia, a vitamin is an organic compound that is required by a living organism as vital nutrient in limited amounts. Lesser amounts of vitamins in the diet may lead to deficiency diseases. Read More »

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