Is Black Pepper Good For You?

Black pepper has been used for thousands of years and although this may not appear pertinent to the question “Is black pepper good for you?” we should perhaps remember that some clinical trials of natural substances are speeded up because they have been consumed for centuries without any (or hardly any) reported deaths. Black, white…

Diabetes Medications

 Diabetes  medications are attempted when normal diabetic diet, weight loss and exercise fail to bring blood sugar to a normal range. They include oral drugs and hypodermal injections. Medication usually starts when the average blood glucose levels are greater than 150 mg/dl (8 mol).  Diabetes  medications work effectively when they are combined with exercise and…

Simple Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

There are simple factors in every parent’s control that can reduce the chance of childhood obesity. In society today, approximately one in five children will be labeled as obese. Obesity is defined as an excess amount of body fat, measured as a percentage of total body weight. A child is considered obese when their body…

Cold Sore Therapy That Works

Many cold sore sufferers want to eliminate them before they begin. Those who often have recurrent fever blisters know that an imminent outbreak is about to happen when they sense that dreaded tingling sensation. Herpes labialis is caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 or HSV-1. At the moment, approximately 80 per cent of North Americans…

Psoriasis Creams – Baths And-Or Showers

If you have recently been diagnosed with  psoriasis , you are probably already consulting with a dermatologist. Your dermatologist will explain for you exactly how you should now go about your skin care. The two leading topics will likely be moisturizing your skin and bathing yourself. Simply bathing correctly and with appropriate frequency can be a…

What is Nail Fungus?

Nail  fungus  is caused by very small organisms infecting one’s finger and toe nails. Generally, nails are very sturdy and can easily defend themselves against any kind of infections. They guard you like a strong fence blocking out all sorts of  fungi  and infections. However, in the case that a  fungus  gets through and is…

Allergy Tips – Living with Food Allergies

Living with food allergies isn’t as hard as it used to be. With so many people all over the world showing signs of allergies today, many food manufacturers have seen the benefit of offering a variety of food substitutes to help make life (and eating) easier for those with sensitive systems. While living with food…

When Anger May Mean Depression

“Irritable! That’s how I often feel!” And upon checking with my wife, she agreed. Strange as it might seem we both realised something was not right, separately, on the same day, after 18 months of struggle. Such was the realisation that the consuming anger that would rise up without warning was actually a sign that…

Adolescent Depression

The pressures of modern living are also having a detrimental effect on our adolescent youth. Take a look at the following statistics and be amazed. Figures never lie and they are perhaps the best means to highlight certain facts and when they are brought to the notice of the general public leave a lasting impression.…

Social Phobia Reasons and Methods of Overcoming

Social phobia is a frequently occurring disorder. It has a strong impact on personal and professional aspects of life. For example, a student who suffers from it can not learn properly due to the following fears: • To be presented to other people • To communicate with senior people as well as with group mates…