The use of pets in healthcare settings dates back more than 150 years. Yet it was not until the late 1970s that researchers started to look at outcomes from a scientific prospect. Now the NIH is looking further into the benefits of pet therapy.
Gout is characterized by severe attacks of pain that comes on sudden. It causes tenderness and pain in the joints, often in the joint of the big toe. It is considered a complex type of arthritis and affects more than 8 million Americans. Fortunately, gout is treatable using home remedies and complimentary healing practices.
A chronic inflammatory condition of the bowel is generally painful and frightening. People who suffer from such conditions would like to think it has occurred from food poisoning or an infection and that it will quickly pass away. However, when the condition is not due to these factors concerns set in due to chronic discomfort and pain leading to a great deal of disability.
In spite of its name, ringworm has nothing to do with worms. It is caused by a fungus and can be treated with tea tree oil.
Delicious, fragrant and downright food for you, different mixtures of cinnamon and honey can be used to do you a world of good, from fighting off Alzheimer's to aiding in weight loss. Nature has a way of creating amazing products that help keep you healthy and happy, without the need for artificial concoctions that cause more harm than good. You don't need all those pills sold over-the-counter, nor those heavily advertised syrups and medications to keep your body clean of diseases. Sometimes, you just need a properly staffed pantry.
Thymus Vulgaris might not sound too appealing to the ear but it is most definitely an important herb to keep close to your cooking area, the medical benefits of thyme trumping all argument
Native to the Mediterranean world and one of the healthiest herbs that can be found and harvested around the world, alternative medical experts rave about the medicinal benefits of sage.
When it comes to the yellow spice so coveted in Indian cuisine, Turmeric and its curcumin extract, never fail to deliver the health benefits promised.
When it comes to foods consumed in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds, anise often appears as a main spice or ingredient.
When we think of herbs to use in our everyday cooking, sumac is rarely on the list.
For some time, people have been spreading stories about how you can use mustard for leg cramps, burns, and back pain. Like many such health claims, the tales begin with a kernel of truth that becomes elaborated upon and distorted with each telling. So what about mustard?
Can mustard help your leg cramps?
Ever notice how those mermaids look so fabulous? Maybe they know something that we don't: Omega-3 fatty acids, found in certain kinds of fish, provide your body with an ocean's worth of health benefits. To help you understand the multiple benefits of these healthy fats, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen explored what omega-3s can do for you in the July 11 edition of the Windsor Star. And be sure to try out the recipe at the end to enjoy these healthy fats as part of a meal.
Sometimes people don't know that liver needs a special care and the balance can be easily fixed with liver cleansing recipes. This story shows if your liver needs cleansing and lists eight liver cleansing recipes for out of balance liver.
The liver is responsible for filtering out toxins and other potentially unhealthy materials from the body, so it makes sense to ensure the liver is operating at optimal capacity.
Good bacteria, or probiotics, have been shown to come to the rescue again. If you or your family suffer with diarrhea caused by antibiotics, probiotics may prevent or reduce the risk of diarrhea that so often accompanies use of these drugs. And there’s more good news as well.
How probiotics fight diarrhea