Heart Wise

February is known as Heart Disease Awareness Month and it is very important for all of us to be able to recognize signs as well as symptoms of a heart attack. Cautionary signs Angina pectoris Angina Pectoris, known as angina, is a syndrome characterized by pain, pressure, numbness, or heaviness that occurs on the area…

Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is not just a man’s problem since women can get it. In the United States, heart attack is the main cause of most deaths among women contrary to popular belief that breast cancer is the number one cause of death in women. Heart disease is also the primary cause of disability in women.…

Raw Milk Myths Part 1 of 3

Got milk? It does a body good, right? Milk is likened to a super-food. In fact, it is considered a nearly perfect food because of its abundance of protein (which contains all of the essential amino acids), carbohydrates, fats and array of vitamins. The Masai tribe in Africa consume up to 7 quarts of the…

Twice-Weekly Pectoral Blasts

Sounds nice – make it twice! We all know that the best way to create some growth in a pair of lagging arms is to hit them twice a week. Maybe we toss in 6 sets of heavy-ish triceps pressing at the end of Monday’s chest day, and biceps enjoys a few sets of curls…

Back Pain: Cancer, Stones and Tumors

Although not as common, prostate cancer, kidney disorders (stones) and spinal tumors represent a small percentage of back pain. Since low back pain is a common condition, many people ignore it and do not realize that there may be a more serious underlying problem that is causing the pain. All three should be considered as…

Facial Exercises For Bell’s Palsy – 3 Short Facts

Facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are thought to help regain control of the effected facial muscles. According to Wikipedia, “Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.” The facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are very similar to the facial exercise…

Use Effective Home Remedies for Prickly Heat

Prickly heat or prickly heat rash appears when sweat doesn’t dry quickly and it accumulates in different parts of the body. It is painful and irritating and it can appear at people of all ages. Near waist, underarms, back and chest are the most affected parts of the body. The sign of a prickly heat…

Having Asthma Is Something to Smile About

Millions of persons have asthma and to put it bluntly there is nothing funny about having a breathing difficulty.. Yet, the science of psychoneuroimmunology has shown that smiling can reduce your symptoms. Studies of smiling have demonstrated that smiling during the common cold season reduces the incidence of colds significantly. The smile does two things:…

Top 3 Most Common Elbow Injuries

Our elbow is basically a joint in which the humerus bone, ulna bone and the radius bone is connected together to form a joint that functions like a hinge. The radius bone and the ulna bone also enable the elbow to rotate around the forearm. The main function of the elbow is to move forward…

What Is Nasal Fracture Surgery?

It’s no surprise that the nose is the most common broken bone on the face. It’s just jutting out there waiting to be broken, and typically, blunt force trauma is the culprit, i.e. a fist fight or automobile accident. Unfortunately, though, this common occurrence is very unpleasant and painful, and in some cases, may require…

Zinc and Bone Health

Zinc can do more to prevent brittle bones than any other nutrient. Collagen tissue is necessary for the deposition of calcium phosphate to form bone. That is, collagen tissue provides the infrastructure for the bone to be formed. It is into this structure that calcium is deposited to form the bone. The presence of collagen…

Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Families that have children with cerebral palsy know that there is no cure for it.  The only thing that families can do is get the best treatment for their child.  What type of treatments considered for a child depends on what type of cerebral palsy they have.  The medical staff will determine what type they…