Cascara Sagrada Bark Side Effects and Complications

Cascara sagrada bark is a common ingredient in colon cleansers, often reported to promote ‘detoxification of the colon’. In actuality, cascara sagrada is a powerful stimulant laxative, which initiates fecal elimination by triggering contractions in the colon. Cascara sagrada bark has numerous side effects and contraindications, all which affect colon, stomach and liver function. This…

Alcoholism – Causes and Effects

Alcoholism is the inability to control or ignore a strong craving for alcohol. People suffering from alcoholism often find that they need the aid of alcohol to feel good or normal. They often crave alcohol, but this craving is much stronger than the occasional craving people have for certain foods. The craving for alcohol experienced…

Interesting Facts About Peptic Ulcers

The peptic ulcer damages the lining of either the stomach or the duodenum.The symptoms of indigestion caused by peptic ulcers may harm a person by a severe pain.They can be treated with medicines, but without treatment serious complications may appear.There are two kinds of peptic ulcers: one is gastric and the other one is duodenal…

How to Strengthen Your Lower Esophageal Sphincter

The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle is situated between the stomach and the esophagus (throat). It opens to allow food to pass from the esophagus into the stomach. It closes to keep food and acid from flowing up from the stomach into the esophagus. Acid is produced in your stomach to help break down food…

The Mysterious Hives of Menopause

By the time most women have reached their forties and fifties, they are exhibiting the physical changes which accompany menopause. Menopause can bring emotional turmoil as well, but it is the physical symptoms which can make the menopausal years so traumatic for millions of otherwise well-balanced and happy women. And among the most distressing symptoms…

Truck Drivers Health And High Blood Pressure Concerns

High Blood Pressure is a major factor which affects truck drivers health. It can cost them their jobs or prevent them from being hired as truck drivers. It affects the heart, blood vessels, brain, kidneys and eyes. It can cause a heart attack, congestive heart failure or kidney failure. It can prevent a commercial truck…

Why I Love Chia Seeds

I first learned about chia seeds when I read the book “Born To Run” almost 10 years ago. The Tarahumara Indians used the seeds in a cocktail that allowed for what seemed like super-human strength and endurance. So how could you not want to give that a try, right? Not knowing too much about the…

Thoroughbred Racing – The Athleticism of Horse Jockeys

No athletes work harder than jockeys’ and few athletes are less understood. According to one study, which ranked sports according to the number of deaths per 1000 participants, thoroughbred horse racing is the most dangerous athletic activity, beating out skydiving, hang gliding, mountaineering, scuba, college football and boxing among others. In an average year, the…

What Does Personal Growth Mean to You?

Everyone defines Personal Growth in his or her own terms. It is amazing how many people refer to it as a journey, while others look at it as an evolution. A group of individuals and industry leaders have generously shared what personal growth means to them. There is so much wisdom in each and every…

Clinical Evidence For Glioblastoma Mutliforme Treatment Plans

A compilation of survivor stories for people with brain cancer and specifically GBMs. Most of the survivors listed used natural and/or homeopathic treatments. There are also stories of people who solely did traditional treatments-chemotherapy and radiation. Unfortunately, there are not too many survivors who used chemo and radiation that are more than five years out…

Chronic Sore Throat – Causes and Natural Treatment

Some people pick up a recurring sore throat, whilst others rarely or never succumb to this condition. Let’s have a look at some of the common causes of a persistent sore throat: Low immunity The resistance of your body to disease, can determine how often you get a recurring sore throat. If you have poor…