Preventing Pilates Related Injuries

I received a question from the Ask Experts site yesterday that I feel the need to share, since this is coming up more and more with the advent of mass Pilates DVDs and underqualified instructors. Question: “Hi, I am a beginner in Pilates, when I try to do the V shape or half way crunch,…

Deep Tissue Massage – Muscle Tendon & Ligament Relief

Deep Tissue Massage or myofascial release is a massage technique that focuses on releasing restrictions in the deeper layers of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Deep tissue massage releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. Using slow strokes and deep pressure or friction…

Strep Throat is More Than Just an Ailment

Strep throat is inflammation and swelling of the throat, tonsils and lymph nodes. Unlike sore throat, which is caused by infection with viruses, strep throat is caused by infection with bacteria. While most sore throats generate mild symptoms and clear naturally, without the aid of medical treatments, strep throat generally requires a course of antibiotics.…

Acupuncture, High Cholesterol & High Triglycerides

One of the most prominent health concerns in America today is high cholesterol. Much of the public understands high cholesterol and high triglycerides as being a cardiovascular disorder, or a health concern due to heart and blood vessel troubles. In fact, this is actually a disorder of the body’s ability to properly breakdown and digest,…

Understanding Canine Diabetes In Beagles

Diabetes is a common disease in breeds like Beagles. It is important for every dog owner to know the facts about this disease. – Diabetes is an endocrine disease. It has two types; diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. This disease occurs when the body produces insufficient insulin, a kind of hormone essential in sugar metabolism.…

Morbid Obesity – Big Questions

The modern world is a complicated and confusing place. Americans seem to have reacted to that confusion by becoming bigger themselves. In the past two years I’ve seen my own weight climb steadily until it reached 190 pounds on my 5’6″ frame – at which point I realized that there was an ISSUE here. My…

Can Shingles Cause Back Pain in the Shoulder Blades?

The term “shingles” refers to a condition caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox disease. After a person has had the chicken pox, the virus remains dormant, residing in nerve cells. Later on, as a result of many different factors, the virus may reactivate and leave the nerve cell…

Homeopathy and Homeopathic Remedies, an Answer to the Incurable Psoriasis

Researches have evidently proved that psoriatic patients experienced a momentous improvement in their disease manifestation as well as the quality of their lives after taking Homeopathic treatment. Psoriasis, an auto-immune inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the skin has been classified into basic five types as plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. The disease is marked by…

Pool Chemical Allergies

Keeping fit and having fun in the pool is great and really something that you might love doing, but have you ever experienced changes in your body after a swim in the pool? If you answered a resounding YES then there is a distinct possibility that you are actually experiencing allergy symptoms and it’s about…

Depression Cured by Low Carb Diet?

Yes you heard me right! Does a low carbohydrate diet play a role in stabilizing mood disorders including depression? Or maybe I should phrase it like this; do ketones play a role in our brain-energy profile? What are ketones? Let me explain the above sentence a bit further. When we eat carbohydrates our bodies break…