Alternative Medicine

Fibromyalgia pain triggered by nightshade vegetables

Nov 18 2015 - 12:05am

Patients and medical professionals continue to report that fibromyalgia symptoms can become worse after eating nightshade vegetables. The Solanaceae family, also known as the potato or nightshade family, has been linked by patients and doctors to an increase in pain and fatigue. Although some people do not react to these plants, others report that they are a serious problem and feel better after eliminating them from the diet.

Understanding the nightshade family

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How pets dramatically improve your health

Nov 17 2015 - 8:42pm
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Multiple studies have shown that pets can have a dramatic and positive impact on people’s health. They can improve physical, emotional and mental health. From reducing stress to improving blood pressure, pets are capable of helping their owners in a variety of ways. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out that an estimated 67 percent of all households have at least one pet, and they are considered an essential part of the family.

Reducing stress and anxiety

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Chondroitin Beats Celecoxib in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Nov 14 2015 - 9:25am
treatment of knee osteoarthritis

For treatment of knee osteoarthritis, you may want to consider the natural supplement chondroitin rather than the prescription drug celecoxib. According to a new study, chondroitin beats celecoxib in treatment of knee osteoarthritis because it offers benefits beyond pain relief and improved mobility.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee, the strongest and largest joint in the body.

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9 of the healthiest foods in the world

Nov 10 2015 - 7:57pm
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How many times have you heard the following statements about food? “Eat this! Do not eat this! Only eat two cups of this per day. If you do not get at least one serving of this daily, you will elevate your risk of disease.” These are statements people hear all of the time. The flood of information and conflicting ideas make it difficult to know which statements to believe. However, there is evidence and research to support the following nine natural foods that are good for you. Plus, these nine foods actually taste good.

Kale. It is one of the trendiest vegetables right now, and there is a good reason for its popularity.

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Low testosterone must be dealt with immediately

Nov 7 2015 - 8:57pm
Low testosterone

Although a lot of attention is given to female menopause, you rarely hear discussions about male menopause. Unfortunately, it is a real problem for men. Male menopause, also known as andropause, leads to a drop in testosterone levels. In addition to being an annoyance, having low testosterone levels is not good for your health. This is why it is important that men become more educated on the effects of low testosterone in an effort to remain healthy.

Importance of testosterone

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Fibromyalgia pain reduced by eliminating these common chemicals in food

Nov 6 2015 - 12:39am
common chemicals in food

A study from Oregon Health & Science University found that several chemicals in food can make fibromyalgia pain worse. Researchers believe that some additives in food can affect patients who have the disease. Although they focused on monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame, other studies have shown that multiple food chemicals can also have a negative impact on the health of fibromyalgia patients.

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University focused on patients who had both fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Shocking statistics about medication mistakes during surgery

Oct 28 2015 - 9:17pm

A new study reveals shocking statistics about the frequency of medication mistakes during surgeries. Researchers found that half of the surgeries had some type of drug error or adverse drug event. This means that one out of every two surgeries had a mistake that affected the patient. The researchers focused on Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), but they are concerned that their findings are common in other hospitals and clinics.

The researchers focused on medications instead of other types of surgical errors that could occur.

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Top 10 video platforms for building a membership website

Oct 27 2015 - 10:23pm

Whether you are searching for health videos about a specific condition or interested in sharing your own experience with the world, online video platforms can make the process easier. You can find and build a membership website that will spread your health, fitness or other message around the world. You can buy or sell your own videos online or build a subscription site.

The top 10 video platforms online can help you reach and find a global audience. If you are an expert in a health, fitness or other topic, then you can share your knowledge with the world.

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Ribose for fibromyalgia: Surprising benefits of using this sugar

Oct 23 2015 - 10:10pm
Sugar and Fibromyalgia

Ribose is a simple sugar, and it exists in two forms, D-ribose and L-ribose, but only one of them occurs naturally. D-ribose is the common form, and it is essential for energy production in the body. Research reveals that ribose may help patients who have fibromyalgia. Although your body can make ribose on its own, some patients have found pain relief by taking additional supplements.

Ribose has been used by athletes to fight muscle fatigue, but they are not the only ones who can benefit from this sugar.

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Low workplace air quality and your health: Why ventilation matters

Oct 22 2015 - 8:44pm
Workplace air quality

As more people are spending more time indoors, the impact of air quality on their health is growing. In the workplace, low air quality can have a negative impact on both health and productivity. Whether you work in a factory setting or an office building, poor air quality can be an issue. Prolonged exposure to poor quality air can lead to both acute illnesses and chronic health conditions, and this is why it is important to learn about your rights regarding the air you breathe at work.

Common indoor air pollutants

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Calcium supplements linked to dangerous kidney stones

Oct 21 2015 - 10:14pm
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Although calcium supplements are often recommended by doctors, a new study reveals that they carry a dangerous risk for some patients. Researchers have discovered that patients with a previous history of kidney stones are at a higher risk of developing new stones if they take calcium supplements. The new study adds to the growing amount of evidence that these types of supplements may not be helpful for everyone.

Researchers mention that they studied 2,000 patients and recorded their kidney stone risk.

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Doctor shares sleep secrets to help fibromyalgia patients

Oct 20 2015 - 10:20pm
Fibromyalgia and sleep

Dr. Victor Rosenfeld believes sleep problems are a major issue for fibromyalgia patients, and he wants to help them. He recently conducted a study to determine how fibromyalgia patients could improve their sleep quality. Dr. Victor Rosenfeld specializes in neurology at the SouthCoast Medical Group in Georgia.

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Cranberries Have Role in Heart Health, Should We Give Thanks?

Oct 19 2015 - 5:41pm
cranberries have role in heart health

Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.

Cranberries are a rich source of polyphenols, including phenolic acids (e.g., benzoic, ellagic acids) and flavonoids (e.g., anthocyanins, flavonols), which have been found to have potent antioxidan

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Why the hedge apple trend is sweeping the Midwest

Oct 12 2015 - 10:46pm
Hedge Apple

Have you heard about the latest hedge apple trend? You might recognize some of its other names such as the horse apple, monkey ball, bois d’arc, bodark, bodock or Osage orange. If you are in the Midwest, then you probably know about the hedge apples. They grow prolifically in the area, and they are popular for their health and wellness benefits.

What is a hedge apple?

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Quality studies could push yoga into mainstream medical care

Aug 22 2015 - 1:53pm
Yoga could help treat a variety of illnesses. Researchers call for quality studies.

Johns Hopkins and Harvard researchers recently reviewed yoga benefits for treating a variety of diseases. The results suggest more studies are needed to push yoga into mainstream medicine as an alternative therapy that could help treat respiratory and mental illnesses and cardiovascular disease.

ue/sAn analysis of published clinical trials showed there has been a 3-fold increase in studies related to yoga therapy, published from 1996 to 2013.

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Edible Medical Marijuana Products Mislabeled

Jun 23 2015 - 11:52am
edible medical marijuana products mislabeled

Some of the edible medical marijuana products on the market are mislabeled, according to a new study in JAMA. This could prove to be a significant problem for the estimated 16 to 26 percent of medical marijuana users who consume “medibles.”

Some medical marijuana users choose to get their medication in the form of edible products, such as chocolates, beverages, cooki

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The Impact of Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis: Alternative Treatment is Not Well Studied

May 17 2015 - 4:47pm
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Some people turn to acupuncture for multiple sclerosis, but use of this alternative or complementary treatment choice is not well studied. Here’s what a recent review and an additional study have to say about the use of acupuncture for relief of MS symptoms. Please feel free to share your experiences!

The review evaluated 15 studies: five looked at the impact of acupuncture on quality of life; three looked at the effect on

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What Kills Fungus on Feet Naturally

Aug 22 2014 - 9:58am
treating feet fungus naturally

Athlete's foot is an annoying problem which often recurs and so natural remedies are desirable for this condition. A natural approach to the prevention and treatment of Athlete's foot is often more pleasant for people while avoiding the possible side effects from drugs.

It is possible to treat feet fungus naturally reports the blog Get Healthy Life.

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Cleanse Your Mouth the Ayurvedic Way for Fresher Smelling Breath

Aug 13 2014 - 11:07am
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Let’s face it - nothing adversely affects first impressions more than a case of bad breath. And the worst part about it is that if you do have bad breath, you are the last to know about it. The stigma associated with bad breath is just one reason why good oral health care is so important and has to be maintained regularly.

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Prevent Eye Wrinkles with This Ayurvedic Technique

Aug 11 2014 - 11:08am
Ayurvedic technique for eye wrinkles

Ayurvedic Medicine is increasingly becoming more widely accepted not just for cleansing and healing the body from within and successful weight loss, but for cosmetic reasons on the outside of the body as well. As one example, here is an old Ayurvedic technique that not only is good for the eyes, but may prevent eye wrinkles as well.

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The Healing Benefits of Acupuncture

Jul 30 2014 - 10:05am
Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 year ago. It utilizes very slender needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain and decrease inflammation. The ancient science of acupuncture is a proven and painless method of healing, that in-depth medical research has shown truly works. It works to balance the energy of your entire body. Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.”

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Prevent Kidney Stones Forever with This Myth Busting Advice

Mar 6 2014 - 10:41am
Previnting Kidney stones

Talk to anyone who has ever had a kidney stone and they will tell you that it is one of the most painful experiences - even more than childbirth - that you will ever happen to you. Well, according to Dr. Oz, you can prevent kidney stones forever with his kidney stone myth busting advice that will keep your urine stone-free.

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The surprising benefits of gentle Swedish massage

Feb 24 2014 - 10:42pm
Swedish massage can change your chemistry

The benefits of massage are many. It relaxes your mind as well as improves circulation. It also increases flexibility, removes toxins and relieves muscle pain. But did you know it can change your chemistry? Research indicates that massage goes way past the outcome of relaxation. It has gone from Day Spa pampering to mainstream medical care.

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