Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu
Every year, most people catch a couple of colds or even the flu. They are inevitable most of the time and there really aren’t any medications to prevent or help cure your cold or flu. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, $1.5 billion dollars were spent on cold and flu supplements and the market is growing at twice the rate than over-the-counter remedies are.
Echinacea Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu
Also known as Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea is widely promoted for its ability to boost your immune system and help you to fight colds and the flu. Studies have mixed results as to how effective Echinacea is, and it all depends on how it is prepared. Mixed in a juice or in powder form, Echinacea was not found to be very effective according to the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM. But, in a tincture form, Dr. David Leopold says it is more powerful than in pill form. Continue Reading… Natural Herbal Remedies and Treatments to Fight the Cold and Flu
Snoring: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
The National Sleep Foundation reports that about 90 million American adults suffer from a snoring disorder. 37 million of those adults snore regularly. Men who are overweight are commonly afflicted by snoring disorders, but snoring can affect non-overweight males and females as well.
Snoring affects you and, most likely, your partner. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep and increase your chances of daytime dysfunction as well as increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.
What Causes Snoring and Symptoms of Snoring
When you are sleeping, your tongue moves to the back of your throat and the throat muscles relax. A vibration results when you breathe in and out. Typically, this vibration is louder upon inhale but it is often present when exhaling as well. Continue Reading…. Snoring Sleep Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Exercises to Help
Medicating Hyperactive Kids: Good or Bad Idea?
Hyperactivity is a condition that affects most children at some point in their lives. Defined as “a higher than normal level of activity”, hyperactivity will often be treated when it begins interfering with a child’s ability to perform daily tasks. A diagnosis is done by a medical professional and will often be termed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
How Hyperactivity in Kids is Diagnosed and When to Treat it
The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, is a guideline that medical professionals use to diagnose many mental illnesses and disorders. It has undergone four revisions in its 50-year history, with the last update being in 1994.
Taken from the latest DSM-IV manual, diagnosing hyperactivity is done when:
Flaxseed Oil as Anti-Wrinkle Agent?
A normal part of aging is developing wrinkled skin. Not everyone develops it as quickly and other factors play a role in how quickly and how much your skin wrinkles. Over-the-counter products claim to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, though very little proof exists to back up these claims. The Mayo Clinic indicates that some factors that cause wrinkles are uncontrollable.
In the cosmetic industry, flaxseed oil is considered to be able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It may help your skin to look younger, according to Dr. Benabio, owner of the Dermatology Blog. Flaxseed oil is high in essential fatty acids, which are beneficial for healthy skin appearance.
Properties of Flaxseed Oil and How it Can Minimize Appearance of Wrinkles
Flaxseed is one of the best natural sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), according to Drugs.com. It comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum and the ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining skin and body functions. Continue Reading… Using Flaxseed Oil to Minimize the Appearance of Wrinkles