Backpacks – Not Your Spine’s Best Friend

Alas, the new school year is here! On top of every child’s list of school supplies is a new backpack. While backpacks vary in their style, color and sizes, they all share one thing in common: they are detrimental to the health of your child’s spine. According to an article in a 1998 edition of…

Common Causes Of A Sore Throat

A  sore   throat  occurs in most persons one or more times a year caused by different mechanisms and germs. The most common cause is viruses leading to great throat pain and fever; these infections cannot be treated with antibiotics. Colds and coughs may lead to a  sore   throat  by irritation mechanism or by a postnasal…

5 Home Remedies To Cure Bad Breath

Bad breath, gingivitis, gum disease, halitosis… Smells like a potent mix of ‘Phew! What died in here…’? But for those who have to put up and live with it as part of their daily routine, it can be a demeaning (and avoidable) statement, to say the least. Especially after you’ve tried the dozens upon dozens…

Acid-Alkaline Balance in Metabolic Dieting

In “The Acid-Alkaline Balance Diet,” author Felicia Drury Kliment claims that acidic wastes are responsible for all degenerative diseases. They cause disease by stimulating the body to produce excess stress hormones, triggering a series of biochemical reactions that make the body overly acidic. In such conditions, cells become oxygen-deprived, and adapt by becoming cancerous (cancer…

Lifestyle Factors That Can Cause Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle disease and several lifestyle factors are known to cause Type II diabetes. In addition heredity also plays a major role in Type II diabetes. Each of these factors is detailed below: Genetics If close relatives have Type II diabetes then the chances of developing the disease increases drastically when…

Childhood Obesity Is Now a Global Problem

Childhood obesity is now a global problem, and is no longer an issue that affects just the USA but also the whole planet. There is no country that does not face the severe menace of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is likely to cost us our future if we bury our heads in the sand. Obesity…

Stages of a Cold Sore

Having oral herpes or more commonly known as cold  sores  can be both painful and embarrassing. The fact that the condition does not have a cure or even a vaccine can often make it seem hopeless. This however should not be the case and as with everything else, proper understanding of the condition may help…

The Five Most Common Types of Psoriasis

There are five commonly contracted forms of psoriasis. These are plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, and erythrodermic psoriasis. Mainly, most people suffering from psoriasis contract a singular type, though one type can alter into another type when stimulated by an outside influence, such as a stressful situation or an unrelated health concern.…

On Treating Nail Fungus

Toe nail  fungus  infection is a common occurrence in people. Studies show that 3 to 11 percent of the population has them, and up to 50 percent has had this at some point in their life. In the United States alone, the figures state around 35 million are infected with it. Treating the problem is…

Allergy Treatment

Are Your  Allergies  Seriously Affecting Your Life? It’s Time to Seek out Some Sort of  Allergy  Treatment Having  allergies  can affect your life for the worst. Having migraines, stomach aches, sneezing, and coughing, constantly, can affect not only one’s professional life, but one’s personal life as well. People with  allergies  sometimes just feel plain miserable.…

History of Clinical Depression

There are several things you inherit from your parents the color of your hair and eyes, your skin tone, even your height. You inherit these traits because you have genes and these genes make up your DNA. Unfortunately, you also inherit predisposition to certain diseases and even mental illness. Researches have recently shown that  depression …