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What Causes Chronic Fatigue

Do you often find yourself feeling sluggish and exhausted? Maybe it's a struggle to get out of bed every morning because you just don't feel rested. While it's normal to feel tired every now and then, a constant state of fatigue could indicate an underlying problem. Fatigue is one of the most common complaints that I hear in my clinic, and I find that addressing the diet, infections, and environment of my patients is the best way to reverse their fatigue and help them feel like their vibrant, happy selves again. 6 Causes…

Yoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues

Premenstrual syndrome—better known as PMS—includes at least 150 different symptoms that run the gamut from irritability and fatigue to backaches and bloating, from herpes outbreaks and crying jags to insomnia, sugar cravings, and migraines. In order to alleviate what ayurvedic physicians call a woman’s monthly dysfunction, it helps to understand what causes it in the first place. Back in 1998, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine posited that PMS doesn’t come from a hormonal imbalance per se; rather a…

How to recognize you may have of liver disease

In order for the body to operate properly, every organ needs to be at the top of its game and performing ideally. This is especially true for the liver, an organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, secured by the ribs. Here are a few tips to identify liver disease. The liver gets easily attacked by numerous health problems and diseases, and today’s article explains their symptoms and how to detect liver issues more easily. Some of these health conditions include hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease,…

Tips for Traveling with a Disabled Family Member

Anyone with a severe disability – or their caretaker – knows that life can be difficult enough at home, even with access to advanced medical devices and equipment. The thought of leaving your safe space to travel for necessity or pleasure can be downright unimaginable and anxiety-inducing. For those who are determined to travel with their loved ones, however, you should know that many people still manage to make it work every single day. Being prepared for mishaps and circumstances that may occur during the trip can go a…

Heal Thyself—Beating the Sugar Blues

Across the nation, an estimated 20 million people—7 percent of the US population—have diabetes. As many as 40 million more teeter on the edge of the illness and are classified as pre-diabetic—meaning they have insulin resistance and higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that indicate they’re heading toward diabetes. But even for pre-diabetics, the disease isn’t inevitable: Weight loss, a healthy diet, and consistent exercise can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes. Research also suggests certain herbs can…

Do you take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills?

People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied data on 521,028 adults prescribed blood pressure pills for the first time and 131,764 people taking at least four different pills to lower their blood pressure. Roughly 18 percent were also taking drugs that make blood pressure pills less effective, the study found. These include medicines like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, or…

Top 10 Vitamin B6 Foods

Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin that plays a role in over 100 different reactions in the body. It is needed to help make amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and hundreds of cellular functions. It can also be used to make niacin (Vitamin B3) from the amino acid tryptophan. Vitamin B6 deficiency can be caused by excess consumption of alcohol, sugary foods and processed foods. Vitamin B6 deficiency symptoms include: Skin inflammation Depression Anemia Neurological degeneration Low energy…

Eating Disorders After 35

Most everyone thinks of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders as conditions only young women face, but new evidence shows that many women over 35 suffer from these afflictions throughout their lives. When I was about 14 years old and just beginning my initiation into the mysterious rites of passage toward becoming a woman, one of the very first “secrets” I learned was how to diet. Here was a way, or so I thought in my innocence, that I could eat whatever I wanted and make up for it later by dieting it all off. How…

The Benefits Of Elliptical Machines

Finding the right workout for you can be quite difficult when there are so many different types that you can do. One of the most popular workout routines just now is an elliptical workout which works both the upper and lower part of your body. In this article, we are going to take you through some of the benefits of using elliptical trainers. Make sure to keep reading if you’d like to find out more. Dual Action Our first benefit of using an elliptical machine is that you can work two parts of your body at once. When…

Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

It is true that metabolism is primarily controlled by genetics. There are several ways you can boost it naturally. The best thing we can do is to eat healthy goods proven and recommended by professionals. Metabolism is the process via which the body transforms the foods we consume to make energy. The basal metabolic rate of our body can help maintain basic functions, such as cell repair and renewal, breathing, blood circulation, and a hormonal balance. Several factors can affect your basal metabolic rate, including…