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Where Do You Find Toxic Levels of Lead?

The toxicity of lead has been recognized for many years, but the widespread use of the metal throughout history means that we’ll be forced to deal with lead and its health consequences for the foreseeable [more…]

Damaging Food Additives You're Likely to Find in Your Groceries

In total, food companies add 2,800 substances to their products in an effort to save a buck, boost sales, and ensure that their food will last on the store shelves for a very long time. Many of the toxins [more…]

What’s a Heart Scan and Should You Get One?

Maybe you’ve heard the ads from hospitals in your area urging folks to come in for a heart scan. You’re thinking about getting one, but you’re not sure if it’s worth it. The cost isn’t outrageous, but [more…]

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Tick-borne diseases in humans are on the rise. The bite of a tick transmits a host of illnesses, including lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis, an infection that destroys red blood [more…]

How to Avoid Lyme Disease from Tick Bites

A growing number of people become ill from Lyme disease after tick bites each year. Understanding this infection and how it spreads will help you understand the steps you need to take to avoid its unpleasant [more…]

Would You Benefit from a Whole-Body Scan?

The whole-body CT scan is another weapon in the arsenal of early-detection health screens. Although the number of medical facilities offering this screening is on the rise, the scan’s ability to identify [more…]

Are Fitness Drinks Really Good for You?

First, let’s define “good.” A good fitness bottled water adequately hydrates your body without adding lots of sugar-based calories that’ll make you gain weight from drinking it. [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Caffeine Consumption

Most of us consume caffeine in one form or another. Caffeine's in our coffee, tea, soft drinks, and chocolates. The nervous system stimulant is even found in some medicines we take, including over-the-counter [more…]

How to Protect Yourself from Biting and Stinging Insects

Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, wasps, bees, and spiders (which are really arachnids) . . . the biters and stingers that come alive when the temperatures rise are almost enough to make you shun summer and stay [more…]

How to Recognise PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is described as a syndrome rather than a disease because it shows up as a group of signs and symptoms that can occur in any combination. Here are some of the symptoms [more…]

Tips for PCOS Sufferers

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome isn’t a nice condition but the good news is that you can keep the symptoms more or less completely at bay. Here are some tips to help you: [more…]

How to Handle PCOS Symptoms through Low-Carb Substitutions

The cornerstone to controlling PCOS symptoms is eating the low-GI (Glycaemic Index) way, where carbs break down slowly into your bloodstream so your blood sugar levels remain stable. Try these simple swaps [more…]

Managing PCOS For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

With the right approach, you can minimise the effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome on your day-to-day life and wellbeing. This Cheat Sheet gives you tips and information to help you manage PCOS and live [more…]

How to Choose Sunglasses for Optimum Eye Protection

At their best, sunglasses should shield your eyes from uncomfortably bright sunlight and damaging UV radiation. Unfortunately, not all sunglasses perform these important functions. Knowing what to look [more…]

Are You Lactose Intolerant?

If that sleep-inducing glass of warm milk you count on each night has started leaving you with an annoying case of intestinal upset, you might be lactose intolerant. [more…]

The Differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

If you’ve got achy, stiff joints, you’re not alone. More than 46 million Americans suffer from arthritis pain. Arthritis comes in more than 100 forms. Two of the more talked about are rheumatoid and osteoarthritis [more…]

What Happens to Our Bodies while We Sleep

You might think your brain and body spend their sleeping hours in a blissful state of restful inactivity, but it’s not so. There’s a lot going on inside you while you’re slumbering. [more…]

What’s the Difference between a Strain, a Sprain, and a Fracture?

You jumped high and came down hard, but you got the interception. Unfortunately, you also got a very sore and swollen ankle. Now you’re left wondering if you’ve got a strain, a sprain, or fracture. [more…]

What to Expect after a Hysterectomy

What type of recovery you’ll experience after having your uterus removed depends largely on the kind of hysterectomy you have. Generally, abdominal and radical hysterectomies bring the greatest post-operative [more…]

Why Are So Many College Students Taking Adderall?

College students these days want highly focused study time so they can make the grades and graduate. Some of them are willing to illegally take the prescription drug Adderall to concentrate on studies. [more…]

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse than Sugar?

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has taken a significant share of the blame for the rising obesity rates among Americans. But is HFCS really any worse for you than regular table sugar? Scientists are still [more…]

Advantages of Using Medical Aromatherapy

Turn to aromatherapy as a natural alternative instead of using an over-the-counter drug to ease a cold, headache, indigestion, or bee sting — the simple complaints that you already take care of yourself [more…]

Having the Scents to Relax with Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a relaxing therapy. Relaxing fragrances help you deal better with stress and tend to produce slower frequency brain waves. You may not need it, but scents, including those in the following [more…]

How to Buy Essential Aromatherapy Oils

To gain the myriad benefits of aromatherapy, you have to buy the essential oils. Your shopping days will be much easier if you follow these simple tips when choosing which essential oils to buy: [more…]

Benefits of Essential Aromatherapy Oils

Essential oils enhance both the health and beauty of skin, hair, and nails. Aromatherapy puts these oils to use for their healing benefits for your body and mind. As an added bonus, they smell wonderful [more…]

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