10 Homemade Pedicure Tips for Beautiful Feet

What Is A Homemade Pedicure? A homemade pedicure is one of the easiest and cost effective ways of improving the appearance of your feet and their nails. Essentially, it is a manicure of the feet with a few additions to keep them feeling comfortable in both open toed and enclosed footwear. The word Pedicure comes…

Nail Fungus Picture

If you suspect that you have a fungal nail infection, you will find it useful to view a nail fungus picture, as well as pictures of other nail conditions. This is because, although fungal infection is one of the more common nail abnormalities, it is only one of many things that can cause nails to…

How to Rehab a Sprained Ankle

Everyone always hears the same old advice when they sprain an ankle. Ice it and rest. This is known as the R.I.C.E. system which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. While this is an okay approach in the immediate short term, there a re a lot of significant shortcomings to this system of rehab.…

The Facelift: Three Common Questions

Am I A Good Candidate? There are several factors that play into determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift. Keep in mind these are rather broad definitions and a qualified doctor is the only one who can tell you for sure if the procedure is right for you. One of…

Dangerous Facts About Tobacco

Finance facts about tobacco cigarettes: The costs of smoking are very high in terms of finances. Smoking costs the United States about $160 billion per year which translates to a cost of $3,000 per smoker annually. In addition, smokers use medical services more than non-smokers and have a lower productivity in the workplace. Life expectancy…

Alternative Medicine For GERD After Cholecystectomy

Nearly 700,000 Americans lose their gallbladder annually. According to medical papers, 20% of them may have digestive problems including abdominal pain, heartburn, belching, nausea, gas, bloating, constipation and bile diarrhea. The medical name for this disorder is postcholecystectomy syndrome. Gallbladder removal surgery is known as cholecystectomy. Individuals without gallbladders typically suffer from mild or intense…

Canine Candida and Antibiotics

Due to the use of antibiotics, a dog’s natural intestinal bacteria are replaced with pathogenic microbes, including candida albicans. Candida is a yeast, and it thrives on sugar. Then you feed the typical commercial dog food, which is based to a great degree, on grains. Grains are an excellent source of carbohydrates, and these carbohydrates…

Amenorrhea – What Does Not Having a Menstrual Cycle Mean?

“A” in Greek is the word for “negative,” “men” is the word for “month” and “rhea” refers to “flow.” Amenorrhea means “no menstrual flow” (absence of menstruation). In Chinese medicine, it refers to “no moon.” Rudyard Kipling said, “East is east and West is west and never the twain shall meet.” Today it is more…

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Mystery Condition Made Simple

If this is the first time you have heard about Leaky Gut Syndrome, don’t be surprised. The term is not widely used in the conventional medical community. Many health care professionals in the natural health care arena however are very aware of its presence and the devastating effects it can have on your body if…

Acid Reflux Treatments – An Overview

What is Acid Reflux? Acid Reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not a disease rather it is a condition. Over stuffing and under eating, excess use of spicy foods, regular drinking of alcohol and smoking accompanied with no exercise are considered as primary causes for acid reflux. In acid reflux the food in…

Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms After Gallbladder Surgery)

An estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones (cholelithiasis), and about 30 percent of these patients will ultimately develop symptoms of their gallstone disease. The most common symptoms specifically related to gallstone disease include upper abdominal pain (often, but not always, following a heavy or greasy meal), nausea, and vomiting. (The upper abdominal pain often radiates…

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Causes of Asthma

Before discussing what causes asthma, I would like to first define what asthma is. Bronchial asthma is a usually reversible disease of the lungs. This chronic and inflammatory disease involves the air passages in the lungs and affects about 25 million people in the United States. Intermittent episodes of wheezing (bronchospasm) can be alleviated by…

Understanding Idiopathic Angioedema

Idiopathic Angioedema is a medical condition that causes severe swelling of the skin tissue under the surface layer or the ‘Derma’. Angioedema often manifests very suddenly which can cause some distress. The cause of the condition is unknown as far as modern medicine goes, but many believe the condition to be linked to underlying autoimmune…

Prevent Heart Attacks

A condition where the oxygen and the blood supply is restricted to the heart, if left untreated results in heart attacks. It may also ultimately lead to death. You can also prevent the recovery of a heart attack by: Taking your medications regularly. These medicines are prescribed to prevent blood clots and lower the levels…

Heart Attack Pain and Emergency Measures

In heart attack it is common that the pain is either very intense or mild. Its’ intensity can veary a lot from case to case. One specific sign of a myocardial infarction is, as in the angina pain, the growth in intensity during the first minutes. The site of pain is usually behind the breastboneand…