Saturday, July 19, 2014

How Acupuncture Can Heal You

Ancient Chinese Acupuncture chart

Once thought of as an ancient healing practice, acupuncture today is an acceptable and widely used treatment within the health and medical industry. In many instances, acupuncture can take the place of surgery or medication, and anyone with a health issue should consider looking into this procedure.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Reasons to Avoid Dairy Products in a Healthy Diet

Glass of milk
We have heard since we were little that we needed to drink milk for strong bones and that it was healthy for us. That advertising campaign might not have been entirely accurate, at least not with recent finding. First of all, much of the commercial dairy products we buy today have hormones, antibiotics and other "things" we might not want to drink. Some dairy products have rBGH in them, which is a product from Monsanto, does that make milk and diary products genetically engineered food? Recent studies have also found that the calcium from milk does not prevent osteoporosis either.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

How a Change in Diet Improved My Arthritis

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Does that old knee or elbow injury really hurt now or do your joints just ache? Arthritis is a painful disease that can certainly lower your enjoyment of life. There are different types of arthritis, but more studies are finding that inflammation could be the start of arthritis. When I was first told I was getting arthritis, I changed my diet and almost immediately felt better.

Five Core Strengthening Exercises for Good Fitness

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Doing core strengthening exercises is an important part of any daily fitness routine. These exercises are not overly hard to do and they don’t even take up much time. They are important because they strengthen the core of your body, which improves posture, how you look and feel and can keep your back strong and healthy.

The Seven Best Fat Burning Foods

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It is a myth that there are actually foods that will burn fat by themselves. But certain foods can boost your metabolism and help your body burn off that excess fat. By incorporating these fat burning foods into your daily diet along with any exercise, you will notice a difference and start to lose the excess fat.

The Truth About Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a major disorder of the brain and is a much misunderstood mental health illness. It is often confused with bipolar disorder and split-personality disorder. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population in the U.S. This article will explain the symptoms and clear up the myths. 

Can Marijuana Relieve PTSD in Veterans?

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There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence that marijuana does relieve post traumatic stress disorders in veterans. Veterans are allowed to get medical marijuana in some states for the PTSD, but not other states. They are usually prescribed medications that come with miserable side effects. Finally, the U.S. government has started a study to finally determine if marijuana can relieve PTSD.

How to Change Your Dog's Food without Making Your Dog Sick

Border Collie
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And you thought this Blog was only about people healthy food and life. Dogs also deserve healthy food and a healthy life. Sometimes you might want to change your dog's food to a different brand with different ingredients. This is easier said than done. If you have ever changed your dog's food to a different brand, you might have noticed your dog became sick with diarrhea or other digestive problems. There is a right way to get your dog to eat a new brand of food.