Tips for Using Ice Therapy on Strains and Sprains

Using ice for acute soft tissue injuries is a standard first-line measure and it is even used in the rehabilitation of chronic injuries. Also called cryotherapy, immediate ice application after a strain or sprain can decrease swelling and pain, which hastens recovery and prevents further injury. The acute phase of an injury is the first…

Arnica, the Homeopathic Wonder Remedy for Gout

Homeopathy is a different holistic approach in combating all sorts of the diseases no matter how serious they are. The treatment of Homeopathy is the perfect fighting option for the painful disease of the gout too. Homeopathic doses are administered in a subtle amount but the remedies are known to be very effective. Gout patients…

What’s the Best Way to Sleep?

My patients usually ask me -“What is the best way to sleep?” to which I always answer: “Well, what position do you sleep in?” The reason for this reply is that just be modifying a couple of things here and there, you can get a restful and comfortable night’s rest no matter what position you…

Signs of Premenopausal Stage

For a woman who doesn’t have any dysfunction relating to the reproductive system, a woman has a fixed number of eggs that is released every month waiting to be fertilized, once the woman steps into her reproductive years. When the egg doesn’t get fertilized by a sperm, menstruation happens. The day of menstruation differs in…

How to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

Going Nuts with Rainbow of Colors The general definition of cancer is when normal cells start to change and grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Tumors can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Colorectal cancer is when the cells in the lining starts to change and grow rapidly and continue to multiply without dying as…

Have Ovarian Cysts? – Don’t Eat These Foods!

Ovarian cysts are known to sometimes heal themselves. In essence, your body will resolve its own issues. Not all ovarian cysts are that friendly though. Some are painful and just want to react to anything you do to your body, or put IN your body. If you have ovarian cysts, you might want to steer…

What Are Complex Ovarian Cysts?

It is quite common for women to get some form of ovarian cyst during their life. For the most part these cysts are harmless and will shrink into the wall of the ovary without any associated symptoms or pain. In fact many women will have an ovarian cyst but be completely unaware of it. These…

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

Can having a pet make my children or me sick? The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.” There is always the possibility and there are also ways to prevent problems. The best way to make certain, germs and/or bacteria is not passed around is to practice good hygiene. Cleanliness seems to be the…

Partial Thickness, Full Thickness and PU Staging

How are pressure ulcer stages related to wound thickness, and how does that relate to OASIS-C? If you can get a good understanding of this, OASIS will make a lot more sense! You will understand why all unhealed stage IIs are non-healing, and why stage IIIs and stage IVs continue to be counted even after…

Marshmallow and Heartburn

When people start talking about marshmallows, most people tend to think about that bag of big fluffy white snacks that people like to take with them on camping trips. However before these essential components to s’mores became a mass produced snack item, they were actually made from the root of a plant that could be…