Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Behcet’s Syndrome

Behcet’s syndrome is a disease more frequent in people from the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia. This condition classically involves a triad of symptoms including recurrent mouth ulcers, genital ulcers and inflammation within the eye, known as uveitis. This condition is believed to be caused due to genetic and environmental factors and mainly involves inflammation of…

Emotions, Thoughts and Acidity

Acid in the blood is called oxidation. Oxidation exhausts you, depresses you, saddens you, weakens your immune system, causes arthritis, creates dark moods, reactiveness and violent feelings. Anger and resentment are the result of oxidation in the blood. There are so many anti oxidants available. Those are sold in pharmacies, health food shops and natural…

Vitamin B Functions – Sources and Deficiencies

Vitamin B refers to a group of 8 vitamins. They are vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (Biotin), vitamin B8 (myo-inositol), vitamin B9 (Folic acid) and vitamin B12 (Cobalamin). Vitamin B plays a significant role in cell metabolism. At initial phase, scientists consider…

Cure Your Heartburn – A Reader’s View

Anyone who suffers from heartburn or acid reflux would understand the pain and frustrations of these conditions. Apart from the physical pain, you are also faced with the dilemma looking for the right cure or treatment. I tried many heartburn treatments but in the end, it was the home remedies that worked for me. And…

The Mediterranean Diet in a Nutshell

The Mediterranean Diet is based on the diet of people living in Greece, Italy, Southern France and Spain. Mediterraneans consume about the same amount of fat as Northern Europeans and Americans yet live longer, have a lower incidence of heart disease and cancer, and lower cholesterol levels. An American doctor called Ancel Keys was the…

Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a condition that is passed down from generation to generation. Parents pass it down to their children, their children’s children and so on and so forth. This condition is caused by a defective CFTR gene. A normal CFTR gene functions by regulating the movement of salt and protein in our body. In…

The History And Evolution Of Banana Hybrids

Bananas are the world’s favorite fruit and many nations depend on banana trees to supply its citizens with this delicious food product to save them from famines. Bananas are available on markets year round and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, containing only small hollow seed that are infertile. Ornamental bananas, ‘Musa ensete’ and…

The Causes and Risks of Salmonella in Babies

Every year more than 15.000 cases of salmonella in children under the age of 4 are reported in the US. Infants are most likely to get infected with salmonella, compared to all other age groups. There are several factors that make the difference if a baby contracts salmonella or not: Breastfeeding protects against most infectious…

Real Zombies? The Russian Sleep Experiment

Russian researchers in the late 1940’s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn’t kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only…