June 24, 2012 in Orthopedic Health
It is highly essential to understand the causes and symptoms of Scoliosis and the side effects it brings to your health. The word scoliosis is being derived from the Greek word meaning “twist and turn” thus considering scoliosis as a deformity bringing uneven curvatures to the spinal movements. It is then continued with great scoliosis pain, the patient thus faces great physical and mental distortion. It is a definitely a sideways curvature that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty and girls are more likely to get affected by it. While scoliosis can be most diagnosed due to cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most of the scoliosis symptoms is genetic. Hence the patient if labeled with “idiopathic scoliosis”is but natural. (more…)
Indoor plants can be used to reduce indoor air pollution of a certain type. There are several methods that can be used to purify the air in our homes, but the only natural and consistent way is to use indoor plants. It has been argued that air pollution can be reduced by excluding the pollutants, but how realistic is that! Extraction methods do no more than move the pollution from one place to another, but do not eliminate it – so what is the answer? (more…)
Electromagnetic Radiation Dangers: EMF Risks to Human Health
Electromagnetic radiation dangers are the subject of a great deal of controversy. Also referred to as electromagnetic field radiation (EMF), this type of radiation is non-ionizing, and not the same as the ionizing radioactivity from radioactive isotopes and X-rays that can break chemical bonds and destroy tissue. It is a safer form of radiation that emanates from power lines, substations, transformers, home wiring and even cell phones. (more…)
Summary: How is mercury poisoning affecting you? Are you aware of how you can get mercury poisoning and how it can affect you or your children – even the unborn? We discuss here the major causes of mercury poisoning, its effects, sources, treatment and what you can do to prevent it. (more…)
While the dangers of fluoride are not universally understood or even accepted, it has been by and large abolished in continental Europe other than Ireland and the UK. Even in the UK fluoridation of public water supplies is limited to just a very few local authorities, the vast majority having abolished it because of worries about fluoride poisoning.
There is obviously a reason for this, although no review of the dangers of fluoride in drinking water would be proper without a discussion of both sides of the argument. This is presented below, although not all claims have properly reported references available since neither side have much scientific evidence to offer. (more…)
The spirulina health benefits originate in its protein content which is a superior form of protein to that normally found in plants. The reason for this is that it contains all 22 essential amino acids, which not even legumes are able to provide. It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid and also contains alpha linolenic acid, linoleic acid and many more fatty acids good for your health. (more…)
Before learning how to overcome food addictions it is first necessary to admit that you are a food addict, or sugar addict or whatever it is that you feel you must eat. Some say that food is not addictive, and all you need is some self-control, but others agree that abuse or overuse of any substance, whether that is alcohol, drugs or food, is classed as an addiction. (more…)
August 9, 2011 in Therapies
Does acupuncture really work? It is a difficult question to answer. There is a body of evidence to support the claims of both camps – that acupuncture is a powerful healing method used for centuries by the Chinese or that it is a sham, and a means for charlatans to make a quick buck. Here is the evidence provided by both camps to enable you decide for yourself. (more…)
The health benefits of Vitamin D are not well understood by most people, many thinking it being needed only to prevent rickets which they believe to be no longer a disease of the 21st century. There is a great deal of misinformation about Vitamin D, and a need for education in what it is and why it is essential to your health. (more…)
July 31, 2011 in Diet and Diseases
The symptoms of inflammation are a result of the natural response of your immune system to tissue damage or invasion of your tissues by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The initial result of the inflammatory response is often dilation of your capillaries to permit the large macrophages, or white blood cells, to reach the affected area resulting in fluid leakage into your surrounding tissues and ultimately swelling and pain.
The area can also become hot as your immune system raises the temperature to render it less comfortable for bacteria. The overall effect is the typical redness, swelling and pain that we know as inflammation. It slows down wound healing and can lead to severe pain in the joints (arthritis). The immune system frequently doesn’t know when to stop, and needs help so that wounds can heal and the pain and swelling gradually die down. (more…)