Not Feeling the Pain of Bed Sores Can Be Deadly

Not feeling the pain of bed sores can be deadly. Not knowing when the biggest organ on your body is in trouble can lead to festering infections that cannot be cured. Also known as pressure sores, this is a major health concern for anyone who is confined to a wheelchair or bed. Feeling pain is not…

Complications of Poorly Controlled Diabetes

What is known about the risk of complications in Type 1 diabetes? It is unusual for people with type 1 diabetes to have complications such as retinopathy and nephropathy within the first five years of their diabetes. Studies have shown that the risk of kidney damage and eye disease are more common in people with…

Obesity is Rapidly Reaching an Epidemic Level

Obesity has become one of the most dangerous epidemics in the Unites States and elsewhere. It kills more people than smoking, cancer, or violence in the US alone. The number of obese people in the United States and elsewhere is growing exponentially. No matter where you live, being obese is not easy in this day…

Earn Your Scentsy Black Belt

When I first started studying Martial Arts, I was told it would take me a minimum of six years, with 3-4 days per week in the dojang to earn a black belt. I spent that much time working on a Masters Degree. That's a hefty commitment. But it was something I wanted to do. When…

Friends and Money: Debt or Relationship Recovery?

We’ve all heard it before. You shouldn’t mix business with friends or pleasure, but in most cases it’s much easier to say than actually do. We usually enter into these agreements with the hope that the business will go to plan and the friendship will be stronger for it. Despite our best intentions, sometimes it…

Understanding and Managing Anxiety

The experience of anxiety is common and universal. It is not an emotion restricted to the economically deprived nor to the politically oppressed. Anxiety is an inescapable part of the human condition, for life on all its levels, from the international and governmental to the domestic and personal, is marked with uncertainty, perplexity, and stress.…

Room Darkening Blinds Can Help Alleviate Insomnia

Insomnia is on the rise these days. It's become an epidemic among a cross section of career fields. With so many people in positions that require them to think more, and work strange hours, it's no wonder people are over stimulated. The body is designed to sleep at night and wake up in the day…

How to Manage Gestational Diabetes

While gestational diabetes is a serious condition, it is often one that disappears once the child is born. However, women who are diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to develop diabetes later in life. There are many natural remedies for diabetes, some of which more common and more reliable than others. But for…

Obesity and Herbal Therapy

According to the International Obesity Task Force, around 2006, the world approximately comprises 300 million obese and perhaps 800 million people overweight. Other epidemiological studies estimate that there are 1 billion 500 million overweight people in the world. It is therefore estimated that 1/4 to 1/5 of the world population is too large! In the…

Digestive Disorder – A Chinese Herbal Prescription

The term digestive disorder in Chinese medicine includes: indigestion, gases, stomach pains, minor ulcer, acid reflux, lack of appetite, sensitivity to certain kinds of food, diarrhea, constipation, etc. They are all symptoms of a digestive system not performing well. Treating the symptoms individually only results in temporary relief but cannot reduce their occurrence, not to…

The Pros and Cons of Hair Removal

Hair will grow on almost every part of the body. We live in a society where excess hair growth on certain areas is not considered very attractive. Some areas are deemed acceptable for men while others find the same area unacceptable for women. There are other reasons why people remove that can include medical reasons,…

The Very Best Natural Cure For Insomnia

Ah, so dear ‘ol insomnia bares it’s fangs at you as well? Well you are not alone. Like so many others, does this monster visit you regularly at night and keep you from going to and/or staying in that blissful place called sleep or dream land? If only the sucker would perhaps come only during…

Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

By taking some extra steps and by being careful, you can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus is possible if a few healthy lifestyle changes are made and attention is paid to the prevention of diabetes complications associated with this disease. Some steps to prevent diabetes are…