What Is Betaine?

Betaine (AKA: glycine betaine) is a substance that was originally found in sugar beets. It is quite useful in preventing diseases of the heart and liver, and it is also helpful as a digestive aid. Betaine is also very helpful in supporting a healthy metabolism and assists people in gaining muscle weight rather than gaining…

Knowing Angioedema

Angioedema, which is also called by others as Quincke’s   edema , is the swelling occurring in the tissue under the skin’s surface. The skin ailment is usually an allergic reaction to a medication or food. Occurrence of Angioedema should also be given proper attention and focus because it may indicate an underlying condition of more serious…

Why Coconut Oil is Good For You

Coconut oil is a saturated type of fat. Below 76F it is solid and above this temperature it is liquid. The family of saturated fats also include real butter, lard and palm oil. Saturated fats have been wrongly accused of being responsible for atherosclerosis, heart attacks and cardiovascular disease in general. The confusion started when…

Signs of a Heart Attack

If you suspect that you are having a heart attack, it is vital to act on time to avoid serious consequences. Dial 911 immediately to avoid potential death or permanent disability. Heart attacks are a life threatening situation, and every split second matters. If any of the signs listed below are displayed, then it is…

Kidney and Heart Disease – Consequences

Heart disease itself is a serious medical concern. When kidney and heart disease occur in combination, the challenge is even greater. Kidney and heart disease may begin separately, and then progress together, becoming one disease. Heart disease may also spark the beginning of kidney disease. Whichever occurs first, kidney and heart disease affect each other’s…

Miracle Mineral Supplement Explained

In middle 1996, deep inside the mining jungles of South America, a United States scientist, named Jim Humble, made a breakthrough discovery… A discovery that would shift the course of human health history forever. Out of one small mining team’s fight for survival, came a simple, yet all-prevailing remedy for nearly every pathogen-borne disease recognized…

Brain Tumors in Dogs

Hopefully, you will never have to deal with a pet dog that has a brain tumor. If you ever do, this article should give a decent thumbnail sketch about what your pet might go through. A brain tumor exhibits specific symptoms, is relatively manageable, but is an incurable affliction. A brain tumor might be one…

Can I Get Pneumonia Even If I Had the Pneumonia Shot?

Pneumonias can be caused by a variety of bacteria such as Staph, Strep, Klebsiela, as well as other bacteria and even other kinds of germs. Pneumovax, the pneumonia vaccine or Pneumonia Shot, protects you from Strep Pneumonia only. Strep pneumonia was the most common and is one of the most serious forms of pneumonia. The…

I’m Heading to England

When you read this article I will be on the first day of my big trip to the United Kingdom. In 1886 my paternal grandfather was born in Hammersmith to a single mother. England was troubled economically and socially at the time. Jack the Ripper and the plague threatened its population. It was what Charles…

A Guide To Understanding Herpes

Herpes is a virus, not a bacterial infection. A virus is small piece of nucleic acid which, when inside the cells of a living organism, begins to self-replicate. Herpes falls into this category. So far, only two types of herpes virus have been identified, type 1 or herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) and type 2,…

Recognizing The Symptoms of Bronchitis

Studies have indicated that, about two thousand (2000) people residing in the United States of America alone die from the chronic version of bronchitis each year and roughly four hundred (400) men and women die from acute bronchitis. Bronchitis is actually one of the top respiratory ailments for which people seek health care particularly throughout…

Physiotherapy in Patients With Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Our skin, discs, tendons, ligaments and many other tissues all rely on the protein collagen for their structural integrity, ensuring normal flexibility, healing capacity, strength and cohesiveness. This allows us to put the considerable daily stresses on these tissues without problems and collagen is also very involved in the strength and elasticity of internal organs…

5 Side Effects of Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is performed to replace a hip joint that is damaged and degraded, and is unable to perform to its intended purpose. An artificial material such as metal or ceramic is used in its place and this will relieve pain and allow patients to regain their range of motion and thus makes them…