Medical Articles

Green Tea – Does it Really Lower Blood Sugar?

Does green tea lower blood sugar? This is a question asked quite frequently by sufferers of diabetes. About 60 years ago a university doctor discovered something very interesting in hospitalised patients during the traditional tea ceremony. He noticed that the blood sugar of patients went down during this time and returned to normal shortly after…

Hair Loss – Women and Vitamin Deficiency

One of the things women need to be aware of is their nutrition. Vitamins are essential tools in caring for your body. In proper balance, vitamins help keep the body in as a healthy a state as possible. Not having enough of certain vitamins can cause any number of health conditions including hair loss. Hair…

Complications of Diabetes: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis or (DKA) is a complication of diabetes. When the individual’s blood sugar gets very high and they are profoundly deficient in insulin, the body becomes unable to utilize blood sugar efficiently. The body then begins to burn fat stores for food. As these fat stores are burned, a by product is released called…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency in a TCM Perspective

All women experience menstruation disorders sometime during their child bearing years before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed that irregular menstruation is a problem of a women’s reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously. If untreated, it will dis-harmonize the women’s ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including…

Colorectal Cancer – Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and the cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancers affecting either of these organs also may be called colorectal cancer. It is a disease which malignant (cancer) cells first form in the tissues of the colon. Colorectal cancer occurs in rectum…

Effects of Obesity

It’s common knowledge that excess weight leads to health problems. However, knowing obesity is bad for you isn’t always enough to help you lose the weight. Weight loss, much like smoking cessation, can be a difficult struggle. Negative Health Results of Obesity Some of the effects of obesity are very dangerous to your overall health.…

A Quote To Inspire You

Can a quote inspire you? We have found inspirational quotes can change our thinking. Quotes can inspire you, they can remind you of your goals, and they can be a positive influence to your day. You don’t need to keep a book of quotes, you only need to find that one quote that is appropriate…

History Of Faucets

Plumbing systems have already existed during ancient times. In fact, at around 1700 BC, The Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete first featured a terra cotta-based piping that provided water for faucets, as well as faucets made of marble, gold and silver. During the Roman period, personal bathrooms and lead pipes have already existed (1000…

Jock Itch Or Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes and jock itch are rarely confused, but genital herpes in its early stages may be mistaken for jock itch since both conditions have similar symptoms. They are both uncomfortable, produce red, irritated skin and appear in the thighs, groin or genital area. However, they are usually quite easy to differentiate. This article is…

What is Thrush?

If you're unsure what thrush means it's a fungi infection in the mouth and is also known as Candida fungi. If you have thrush then you will need to make sure that you treat the fungi infection immediately so that you can limit the disease from spreading through your mouth. If you do not treat…

Natural Solutions for Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis B and C are becoming increasingly common infectious diseases in the United States. These diseases are spread through the blood and body fluids. People at greatest risk of contracting these diseases are those involved in the medical field, intravenous drug users, those who received blood transfusions before there was screening for these diseases, and…

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen and the Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body which performs a lot of functions like filtering the blood and making bile. Bile is a substance that helps digest fat and excrete certain fatty substances. It also helps in processing and hooking fats to carriers such as cholesterol, storing sugars, helping the…