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 … Read moreWhat Causes Chronic Fatigue

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 … Read moreYoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues

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 … Read moreHow to recognize you may have of liver disease

Reduce Stress With These Simple Breathing Exercises

We know beyond any doubt stress can be detrimental to our health, and the fact is that record numbers of us are now reporting feeling stressed. It might be work-related, family issues or simply having a lot on our plates, but stress is something we need to combat if we are to lead healthy, happy … Read moreReduce Stress With These Simple Breathing Exercises

These 8 Signs May Predict Heart Disease

Your Heart: An Overview Your heart is a hollow muscle, made of two pumps side by side. Each pump has two chambers: the atrium and the ventricle. Your heart is responsible for pumping blood (and oxygen and nutrients) to all parts of your body. Once the blood is ready to be re-oxygenated, it moves through … Read moreThese 8 Signs May Predict Heart 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 … Read moreTips for Traveling with a Disabled Family Member

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: … Read moreHeal Thyself—Beating the Sugar Blues

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 … Read moreDo you take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills?

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 … Read moreEating Disorders After 35