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Letter: Chiropractic care an alternative to opioids
January 9, 2017
Folks have finally awakened to the impact of prescriptive opioids' highly addictive quality.
There is a drug-free health care option that has enjoyed a history of success, but has been cordoned off even though it is licensed by the Illinois Medical Practice Act: Chiropractic. As a chiropractor, I strongly recommend a couple of changes to allow a drug-free option:
Trouble sleeping? Experts say skip antihistamines
December 17, 2016
For people who take an antihistamine such as Benadryl for a cold or allergies, drowsiness is often a welcome side effect. But a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert cautions against turning to this type of medication as a sleep aid.
"Many allergy sufferers know that antihistamines work for their symptoms but also make them sleepy. People sometimes turn to these medications to help them sleep, even when they're not sick. But the use of medication to force children or adults to sleep is generally not the best idea," said Dr. Philip Alapat, assistant professor of medicine.
7 Seasonal Affective Disorder Natural Treatments
December 13, 2016
The winter blues and lack of sunshine can take a toll, but seasonal affective disorder is even more serious. Fortunately, there are natural ways to stop SAD
The winter blues are well known and quite common - after all, these months come packed with a lot of holidays that can be emotionally draining. Combine that with minimal time in the sunshine, especially if you work in an office, and cold weather that seems to scream "stay home and get in a blanket," and it's no wonder that people tend to be a bit anti-social and grumpy from November until about April.
Salt is everything you need in winter
December 8, 2016
With the onset of winter and sudden drop in temperature, scores of people are falling prey to upper respiratory tract infections, asthma and skin-related problems.
The cold air triggers lot of health problems such as asthma, viral, sore throat, sinusitis etc. and such ill conditions leads to a lot of medical attention during the season. During such disorders, most people opt for home remedies, of them judicious usage of salt is the most common remedy for immediate relief.
14 Reasons To Take Oregano Oil: Benefits
December 5, 2016
Have you already heard about the traditional oregano spice for Mediterranean diet? The Latin name of the plant, dried leaves of which Italians willingly add to your pizza - is «Origanum majorana». Strictly speaking, this is wild oregano.
But today we will focus on other species of the family Lamiaceae. Meet oregano (lat. «Origanum vulgare»), - the oil of this plant. It has amazing beneficial properties, some of which was known centuries ago. The ancient Greeks, for example, called oregano as "The pleasure of the mountain" and used it for the treatment of infectious diseases. Oregano oil kills bacteria, fungal and yeast infections, expels parasites from the body and fights viruses.
Effective All-Natural Treatments for Arthritis
November 10, 2016
Arthritis causes discomfort and pain and makes everyday tasks difficult. Thankfully, there are natural treatments for arthritis to ease the pain.
Apart from nagging pain and loss of mobility, arthritis can also cause various complications. And unfortunately most conventional treatments for arthritis don't address its underlying causes - plus they can cause dependency long term and pose many side effects. Natural treatments for arthritis include eating an anti-inflammatory arthritis diet, staying active and mobile, receiving chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy, and using healing essential oils to help control pain.
Astaxanthin Benefits 6000x Stronger Than Vitamin C
November 4, 2016
Astaxanthin is found in wild caught salmon and krill and astaxanthin benefits benefits are numerous to reduce age spots and boosting energy levels.
Astaxanthin is an anti-oxidant in the carotenoid family that gives salmon it's red-orange color. Research published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism suggests astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and enhance the immune system!
Leaky Vaccines May Cause the Evolution of Stronger and Deadlier Viruses
October 30, 2016
It has long been known that vaccines can cause the diseases they were meant to immunise against. For instance, the live oral polio vaccination can cause polio - a disease named vaccine-associated paralytic polio.
Pregnancy was listed as a contraindication to the vaccine and they advised not getting pregnant for 3 months after an MMR vaccine has been given. Since it has been proven that the viruses are secreted in body fluid, it is reasonable to assume that close contact with a vaccinated infant would also confer risk.
Essential Oils and Brain Injuries: What You Are Not Being Told!
October 23, 2016
Have you ever walked into a store or house and instantly felt relaxed? This happens to me whenever I walk into any health food store. I get an immediate feeling of calm and happiness.
In studies performed in Vienna and Berlin Universities, researchers discovered that sesquiterpenes, a natural compound found in essential oils of Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Frankincense, can increase levels of oxygen in the brain by up to 28 percent. This increase in oxygen to helps the brain heal and resolve many issues. It can improve learning and concentration while also helping to support immune and hormonal balances. An added bonus is that is can also lead to higher energy levels.
Health Benefits of Sage
Out of the many health benefits of sage, some of the most important include its ability to improve brain function, lower inflammation throughout the body, prevent chronic diseases, boost the strength of the immune system and regulate proper digestion.
Don't let the name of "common" sage or garden sage fool you; this perennial woody herb is anything but normal or average when it comes to its impact on human health. Scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, sage is closely related to rosemary, and they are often considered "sister herbs". In fact, many of safe's health benefits are derived from rosmarinic acid, the organic compound found in rosemary that makes it so powerful.
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