White Fat vs Brown Fat

In humans and mammals two types of adipose tissue or fats are present. Brown fat is mostly found in infants and hibernating mammals – white adipose tissue or white fat is common in adults. One of its functions is to store the extra calories, nutrients and energy and it is also responsible for ever expanding waistlines, muffin tops, love handles and bulging thighs. [Read more…]

The Net Carb Solution To Weight Loss

dreamstime_m_25269138-sMost Diets require that you actually count calories, restrict carbohydrates and/or fats during that period. Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the foods minus the fiber content reflect the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level.

These are the only carbs you need to count, the only carbs that are important. Foods that are low in Net Carbs such as a variety of [Read more…]

Are your Earlobes Attached?

We are all different and unique. Even though we share some characteristics with others and often with our family members. Every one of us has unique characteristics due to genes being passed from our ancestors and parents and due to some environmental influences.

Ear lobe attachment is due to genetics. If the side of the ear lobes are [Read more…]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

carpal tunnelCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in between the tendons and the forearm muscles. This compressed nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. [Read more…]

Silver Kills Bacteria

BabyVirtually anyone reading this probably had a drop of silver nitrate dropped into their eyes after birth, which became standard practice at the end of the 19th century to prevent blindness, in the event that the mother had a venereal disease.

During the 14th century in Europe about 25% of the total population died from the Bubonic Plague which swept the continent. Only the [Read more…]

Gluten Sensitivity

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, diarrhea, or it may present a variety of extra-intestinal symptoms including headaches and migraines, lethargy and tiredness, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity, autism, schizophrenia, muscular disturbances as well as bone and joint pain. [Read more…]

Pet Allergies

pet allergiesAllergies to pets with fur or feathers are common, especially among people who have other allergies or asthma..It is estimated that 15 to 30 percent of people with allergies have allergic reactions to cats, dogs, dust mites and dander.

Some of these people with may be allergic to all dogs or to only some breeds. [Read more…]

Do You Have A Slow Metabolism?

Do you have a slow metabolismDo you know people that can eat whatever they want and never gain an ounce? They have great skin and hair, toned muscles and lots of energy.  And then there are people that eat very little and still put on the pounds.

Often we hear the expression of people having a slow metabolism. [Read more…]

Mold and Penicillin

mold and penecillinWe have not always relied on the latest and the newest medicines as remedies for different health issues. At one time we used what was available even if it was something as primitive or disgusting as a piece of moldy bread, urine or honey.

Egyptians used honey for wound dressing and ancient Indian healers reportedly used urine as treatments with great success. [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Eating healthy is a challenge with so many different food choices available.  If you think that fat is responsible for your weight gain you are right, but there are other factors. Being over-weight is much more complicated and cannot be blamed on fats alone.

It’s simple, people who get little physical activity and eat a diet high in calories are going to gain weight. Hereditary factors, age, sex, and lifestyle also play part and contribute to weight-gain. [Read more…]

Are Mosquitoes Feasting On You?

dreamstime_xl_20614139(1).ssWhy do mosquitoes find some people more irresistible while others are being ignored? Could it be your blood type, your sweat, the color of your clothes or the foods you eat?

There are about 200 species of mosquitoes in North America, each with different requirements and biting habits to suck out your blood and to spread disease. [Read more…]

Fingernails – An Indicator of Health

fingernail=1Your fingernails can provide clues to your overall health — but do you know how to read the signs? Nail pitting are small depressions in the nails. Nail pitting is most common in people who have psoriasis — a condition characterized by scaly patches on the skin. Nail pitting can also be related to connective tissue disorders and hair loss. [Read more…]

The Gut – Brain Connection

Increasing evidence shows that our digestive systems play a significant role in our overall health, both physical and mental.There is evidence of a connection between hormones, the intestinal bacteria, probiotics and mental functions. An imbalance in bowel flora may lead to depression, anxiety and mental illness. [Read more…]

Alzheimer’s Disease – Memory and Cognition

brain-imageA walnut looks like the brain, has a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. The folds and wrinkles of a walnut resembles to human organ: the brain. The shape of the nut even approximates the body part, looking like it has left and right hemispheres. And it’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “brain food”—they have a very high content of [Read more…]

Cow’s Milk and Allergies

dreamstime_m_33845266 (1)-xFood allergies evoke a unique attraction between an individual and a particular food or foods. Individuals may experience adverse reaction to these foods with the most common symptoms being vomiting, diarrhea, eczema, hives, skin rashes, wheezing or a runny nose.

The response and the symptoms can vary – for example an allergic response to eating fish is usually noticed within minutes after [Read more…]

Menopause

MenopauseMenopause is a normal event in a women’s life and usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55 years and signals the end of the fertile phase in a women’s life. It is the cessation of ovarian function and the gradual elimination of the menstrual cycle, the transition from potentially reproductive to a non-reproductive state. [Read more…]

Microbes Mindcrobes

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The number of Microbes Mindcrobes living within the human body of the average human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1 and are found mostly on our skin, the respiratory tract, the digestive system and the oral cavity. Microbes Mindcrobes control every aspect of our lives. Exposure to bacteria and/or viruses [Read more…]

The Eruption of Teeth and Bacteria

The presents of nutrients, soft tissue and secretions make the mouth a favorite habitat for a great variety of bacteria. At birth, the oral cavity is composed solely of the soft tissue of the lips, cheeks, tongue and palate which are kept moist by the secretions of the salivary glands. [Read more…]

Falling in Love

dreamstime_s_28706973-kissingTo fall in love usually means to enter an intimate relationship casually and blindly without the usual precautions. Falling into a love relationship also means failing to take the time to evaluate the character, personality and history of the target of your affection, [Read more…]

Stay Fit for Life

hIf you want to be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Some of the best ways to stay active and fit is walking or riding a bicycle [Read more…]

Successful weight loss and healthy weight management.

It is important to look at a plan that includes strategies for a proven weight loss method followed by a maintenance or lifestyle program to maintain weight loss. There is nothing more disappointing than regaining the weight after an enormous amount of dedication and hard [Read more…]

Is Dementia Contagious?

Have you ever wondered what type of diseases are contagious and which are not?

Many known infectious conditions are well documented and vaccinations for  prevention are available for many. With the addition of anti-biotics to control many bacterial infections, the danger of travelling abroad and the possibility of catching diseases like malaria, [Read more…]

Adam and Eve

dreamstime_s_35121468The closest living relatives to humans are baboons, chimpanzees and gorillas. The similarities between their DNA sequencing and our human genome is 95 to 99%. By using a technique called the molecular clock which estimates the time required for the number of mutations to accumulate between two lineages, the approximate time for the split can be calculated. [Read more…]

Full Moon and Lyme Disease

dreamstime_s_48834235-The fact that Lyme disease has different effects on different people makes it difficult to diagnose. Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the Borrella burgdorferi bacteria, also known as Lyme Borreliosis and is more often spread in late spring, summer and early fall – it is at that time that deer ticks are most active. [Read more…]

Living with Parkenson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in a region of the mid-brain.  The cause of this cell death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty walking.  [Read more…]

Sperm Count and Quality

sperm.ssToday’s men have much lower sperm counts than men did just 50 years ago. Before the days of agricultural chemicals, fluoridated water and mobile phones, exposure to sperm-damaging elements and conditions was limited.

These are the reason why men used to have better sperm quality than [Read more…]

Flu vs. Cold – Know the Difference

dreamstime_s_33257182It’s important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalizations. [Read more…]

Vegetarian Diets and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

B12-vitIf you consider becoming a vegetarian or follow a vegetarian lifestyle then getting enough vitamin B12 should be a concern. Researchers have long known that a strict vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products including dairy and eggs may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency and possibly heart disease

Vitamin B12 is abundant in meat, poultry, and especially fish and seafood and in smaller amounts in eggs, cow’s milk, cheese, [Read more…]

Chinese Acupuncture

dreamstime_xl_31961402.ssOver 5,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered energy pathways (meridians) in the body.

Acupuncture treatments can be traced back to the stone-age, when sharp-edged tools were used to relieve pain and discomfort of disease.  Later these tools were replaced by needles made of bamboo [Read more…]

The Secret to Beautiful Skin

hAs skin ages, the rate of skin cell turnover slows down. The result is a dull, lifeless complexion. New skin cells are created in the lower layer, the dermis and over time cells migrate to the surface of the skin. Through the aging process the natural process of skin surface becomes uneven, which gives skin a dry, dull character. [Read more…]

Gut Flora and Mental Health

dreamstime_s_35272610The human body is home to about 100 trillion micro-organisms — that means there are about 10 times as many bacteria, fungi and viruses as human cells in your body. Increasing evidence shows these microbes play a significant role in our health, both physical and mental. [Read more…]

The Dangers of Salt and Sodium

Practically all man-made and prepared foods contain a mixture of sugar, salt and sodium. Most chefs will tell you that taste is all about balancing the palette, the balance between salt and sugar as they are the most powerful sensors of the tongue. Sugar is acidic on the PH scale, whereas salt is alkaline. [Read more…]

Physical Attractiveness Suggests Fertility and Health

dr-youngOften physical attractiveness is a combination of many factors, and include universal perceptions common to all human cultures, as well as aspects that are culturally and socially dependent, along with individual subjective preferences.

There are many factors which influence one person’s attraction to another, with physical aspects being one of them. Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person’s physical traits are considered aesthetically  pleasing or beautiful.  [Read more…]

Chocolate Grows on Trees

choc treeChocolate – comes from the seeds of the cacao or chocolate tree. The Greek name is Theobromacacao Linnaeus and means the food of the gods.
The chocolate tree produces large pods containing 30 to 40 bitter seeds imbedded in a sweet sticky pulp.

The sticky pulp was a staple food of the Mayans 2000 years ago and both the Mayans and the Aztecs used the seeds to make a chocolate drink. [Read more…]

Chocolate Cravings

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that’s because it may be. A small study points to a biological basis for chocolate craving that has major implications for your health and weight and is linked to the type of bacteria living in people’s digestive system. [Read more…]

Food Allergies – often overlooked contributors to chronic disease

No one wants to be sick, but where does disease really begin? Food allergies are often not included in a Medical Doctor’s assessment of one’s problem.

Food allergies or sensitivities are caused by a reaction of the immune system to specific proteins in a food. According to Health Canada, [Read more…]

Chronic Dehydration

dr-Chronic-De-HydrationMost people think that de-hydration is something that happens to individuals in the desert. But there is a chronic form of de-hydration that can happen over time when the intake of water is inadequate or reduced and more fluids are exiting the body than are being replaced. [Read more…]

Ayurvedic Nutrition

dreamstime_s_28629854In the ancient medical system of India we find use of the oldest and most time-tested approaches to nutrition. Its science of food and diet is an integral part of philosophy of man, of his consciousness and of his relationship to the universe.

The result is an approach to diet that is unsurpassed both in its profundity and sophistication as well as in its practicality and [Read more…]

Microbial Interaction

We may think of ourselves as a highly evolved species of conscious individuals, but we are all far less human than most of us appreciate. Scientists have long recognized that the bacterial cells inhabiting our skin and gut outnumber human cells by ten-to-one.

Indeed, Princeton University scientists compared the approximately 30,000 human genes found in the average human to the more than 3 million bacterial genes inhabiting us, concluding that we are at most [Read more…]

Reflection of Health

In alternative medicine, good skin is a reflection of a good digestive system. People with skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation, diarrhea, candida, mal-absorption and other digestive conditions. 

Possible causes:

Water – One of the main reasons could be not drinking enough water. [Read more…]

Sugar Addiction

dreamstime_s_48953215SUGAR – is the biggest business and the most addicting substance man has ever created. Sugar is so dangerous, that the mere removal of it from the diet can show major improvements and eliminate a large percentage  of all health complaints.

Interestingly, sugar is also one of the hardest substances to give up as it is the most addictive substance on the planet based [Read more…]

What is Health

To be healthy is to live in harmony with the environment, to be able to think clearly, feel and act alert, to be normally in a cheerful mood, sometimes feel appropriately depressed and sometimes ecstatic, perform physical activity with adequate energy and enthusiasm and naturally incorporate physical activity.

Good health can be reached through the application of proper nutrition, by ingesting the right amount of nutrients for each [Read more…]

Athlete’s Foot

dreamstime_s_24941517Athlete’s foot causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the effected area. Blisters and cracked skin may also occur, leading to exposed raw tissue, pain, swelling and inflammation. The infection can spread to other parts of the body, such as the groin, but is mostly manifested between the toes, with the space between the fourth and the fifth digits is most commonly afflicted. [Read more…]

Detoxification

Detoxification is a common activity carried out by the body 24 hours a day. Depending on what challenges we are giving our body, it is an easy or very difficult cycle of action, often incomplete.

Detoxification may seem to benefit only one portion of the body, yet it achieves marked improvements throughout the entire system. Because the body is a symphony of interconnected ecosystems, one positive [Read more…]

Digital Meridian Imaging

dr-Digital-Meridian-Testing.jpgMany forms of diagnosis have evolved in acupuncture over the last five thousand years. Pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, laws of correspondence, symptom interpretation, special point association and graphing techniques.

Digital Meridian Imaging has proved to be the quickest, easiest and most accurate means to diagnose and select proper acupuncture points for treatment. Digital Imaging is the term used for computerized [Read more…]

Auricular Acupuncture

Acupuncturists all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions of all kinds, internal disorders, emotional issues and a host of other problems with excellent results.

Auriculotherapy (or ear acupuncture) is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnose, treat pain and medical conditions of the body. Whether used in conjunction with other [Read more…]

Bulimia Anorexia

Bulimia is the secret practice of eating, usually to excess and then either vomiting or taking bowel purging substances to ensure evacuation the next day or sooner. Bulimics tend to believe they are in control of their body and follow strict rituals of elimination.

The bulimic may be well informed and know the fat, sugar, salt content and calories in an amazing amount of foods. They may use all kinds of vitamins and supplements and are often experts on metabolism, [Read more…]

The Eyes – the Windows to the Soul

The science of Iridology is based on the analysis of one of the most complicated tissue structures of the whole body – the iris. It is a method whereby a trained professional can tell from the markings or signs in the iris, the reflex condition of various organs and systems of the body. [Read more…]

Detox for Health

hThe term detoxification is one that is commonly associated with alcohol, drug and substance abuse; as well as dieting and loss of weight.

Our bodies naturally detoxify every day – detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, skin and lungs. If you feel congested from too much food or the wrong kinds of food, you may want to detoxify. [Read more…]

Digestion Starts in the Mouth

dreamstime_s_684917During a person=s lifetime, more than 30 tons of food pass through the digestive tract.

It is important to chew food thoroughly before swallowing it because digestion begins in the mouth. Enzymes are able to alkalize food, break down toxins and activate microbial activity. [Read more…]