Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal 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. There may be a sudden, sharp pain shooting through the wrist and up your arm. Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent … [Read more...]

Silver Kills Bacteria

Virtually 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 Gypsies seemed to be immune from the ravages due to their practices of … [Read more...]

Are Mosquitoes Feasting On You?

Why 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. Are your prone to more mosquito bites than your friends and family? It turns out that approximately 20% of the … [Read more...]

Fingernails – An Indicator of Health

Your 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. With yellow nail syndrome, nails thicken and new growth slows. This results in a yellowish discoloration … [Read more...]

Acid / Base Metabolism

Most Western diets contain too many acids relative to alkaline substances, especially animal proteins vs vegetables products. In addition most people are under a great deal of stress and these two factors combined over time, create  long-term acid stress in the body. Our bodies have a great capacity to buffer acids but over time these systems become chronically over-burdened. Ultimately, acids are stored in the connective tissue where a change in … [Read more...]