Fake Foods and Empty Calories

How much of the food we eat on a regular basis is real and how much is fake? Are we consuming real, wholesome grains, fruits and vegetables or some look-alike, taste-alike substitutes?

Are the hormone and anti-biotic added animal products and the farm-raised fish offerings the same as the free range and organically raised live stock? [Read more…]

Super Bugs Cause Thousands of Deaths

So-called Super Bugs cause thousands of deaths and disfigurements every year. Public health officials are alarmed and in recent years MRSA alone was responsible for half of all skin infections treated in the North American emergency rooms.

In normal situations, like a cut finger or a scraped knee, the wound will heal on its own, but sometimes wounds become infected with bacteria causing more tissue damage.

Though the practice is uncommon in the United States, honey is successfully used elsewhere on wounds and burns that are [Read more…]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

dreamstime_m_35188315-Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD primarily affects people during the fall and winter season. It is a form of depression, with periods of being sad, angry or irritable and may leave you feeling more tired than usual.

The shorter days and the lack of sun light, especially in areas located far from the equator can disturb your internal clock and you may feel the need to sleep more than usual. [Read more…]

If You Have A Heart Attack – Insist On This

dreamstime_m_21122666-If you end up in the emergency room with a heart attack, make sure you insist on a 2 cc injection of magnesium sulfate.

In double-blind, placebo-controlled scientific study, they looked at 273 patients who were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack. The study published in one of the most prestigious medical journals revealed that after 4 weeks, the people who received the magnesium, [Read more…]

The Diabetes Epidemic

dreamstime_m_8976126-Diabetes worldwide is becoming a major issue with large numbers of individuals being diagnosed yearly and many living in a pre-diabetic state. In the US alone 28.5 million people are living with diabetes, that is a shocking 8.3% of the population and in addition there are 1.9 million new cases diagnosed every year and at least 7 million un-diagnosed with another 79 million being pre-diabetic. [Read more…]

Is Raw Milk Healthy?

Milk straight from the cow to the calf is similar to breast-feeding a baby. Raw milk has ingredients from the pasture and the environment the cow is raised in to protect its off-spring from possible diseases and health conditions the calf may encounter after birth.

This heathy bacteria is the base of the early immune system and serves to protect the growing calf until its own immune system can take over. [Read more…]

Isolation and Special Care

dreamstime_m_41414453-When someone is known to be infected with a contagious disease, they are placed in isolation and special care with precautions taken to protect the uninfected.

The practice of isolation or quarantine – the separation of the diseased from the healthy – has been around for a long time. Quarantine periods can vary in length and can be very short, such as in the case of a [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…]

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…]