Resilience in the Individual and in the Family System

Webster’s Dictionary (1974) defines resilience as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to change or misfortune” (p. 596). Although this definition is widely accepted, resilience may be conceptualized as being more than merely bouncing back from setbacks. Resilience may also be the ability to bounce forward in the face of an uncertain future…

Ulcer Symptoms

Do you feel a sharp pain around your stomach region? Or are you feeling a bit nausea or tiredness? If so, you may have ulcer symptoms. But first what exactly ARE ulcers? Ulcers are generally crater-like sores about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inches in diameter, but can often range from 1 to 2 inches in…

Driza Bone Coat

With the popularity of all things Australian, you’ve probably heard of the Driza Bone Coat. What you may not have heard about are the many benefits of this coat, and why so many people are sold on it for cold and wet weather protection. The Drizabone coat first came about in 1898 (yes, it’s more…

Arthritis & Rheumatism

There is a difference between arthritis and rheumatism. Inflammatory pain from joint(s) is arthritis; and from tissues around the joints such as tendon, liagament, muscle or bone is rheumatism. These conditions have long been considered to be chronic, degenerative and incurable. Standard medical treatment consists of aspirin, corticosteroidsand other non-steroidal anti-flammatory drugs which alleviate pain.…

GERD Symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, affects millions of people. Its symptoms are very common and are generally left undiagnosed in most patients. The most common symptom of this disease is persistent heartburn. Just about everybody has experienced heartburn at some point, usually after they eat. However, if a person is suffering from heartburn…

Bone Loss – A Serious Effect Of Menopause

Throughout our life, the body maintains a balance between bone loss and bone formation. Bone loss becomes a major part of the life of every woman after she reaches her menopause. The reason behind this loss of bone mass is due to the fact that in menopause- the ovaries stop producing the estrogen, which is…

Mockingjay Pin – Hunger Games

To kill for a mockingjay? In the post-apocalyptic saga The Hunger Games, actress Jennifer Lawrence sets the silver screen ablaze as Katniss Everdeen, “the girl on fire.” Everdeen is chosen as one of 24 “tributes,” children who fight to the death in a yearly tradition run by the feared totalitarian Capitol government and broadcast to…

Mud Packs

The nature cure practitioners at present are making increasing use of moistened earth in the treatment of diseases. The use of mud packs has been found highly beneficial and effective in the treatment of chronic inflammation caused by internal diseases, bruises, sprains, boils, and wounds. This mode of treatment is normally adopted in conjunction with…

Acid Reflux Sore Throat – Causes and Prevention

Suffering From Acid Reflux Sore Throat Is An Extremely Painful Condition. It is believed that on an average, 1 out of every 10 adults experience a bout of acid reflux approximately once per week. When the condition is left untreated, stomach acids tends to cause burning sensation and severe problems affecting the throat. It can…

Restore Your Immune System With Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs can protect the immune system to increase disease resistance. Researchers have discovered that a class of Chinese herbs known as ‘Immune Restoratives’ strengthen and maintain the health of the immune system. A Chinese herbal medicine containing the scientifically proven herb Astragalus, blended with seven other potent immune restorative herbs (Atractylodes, Schizandra, Reishi, Codonopsis,…

Constipation – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment!

Constipation is a very common gastrointestinal disorder experienced by most people at some time during their lives. Left untreated, constipation affects nutrient absorption and long term stool formation issues. Approximately 2-3 % of the population in particular, elderly people suffer from severe and recurrent constipation. If this is the case, then this needs to be…

Diabetes Control For a Healthy Lifestyle

 Diabetes  Mellitus is a chronic condition that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot use the insulin produced effectively. Without insulin, or when it cannot be used effectively, the body does not get the energy it needs from your food. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas,…

Health and Fitness – Obesity

There are different causes of obesity. The immediate cause is imbalance in food consumption. When you consume more usable calories than you discard as waste, there is bound to be excess. Family genes (inheritance) and our environment also contribute to obesity. Stomach (central) obesity is caused by overeating and a carefree lifestyle. Here people eat…