How Are Allergies and GERD Related?

If you read Internet forums dedicated to heartburn, you quickly notice that there are a lot of people who suffer both acid reflux and allergies. Doctors today treat acid reflux as a problem caused by excess stomach acid. They medicate with PPIs, proton pump inhibitors, that seek to reduce stomach acid. Similarly, doctors treat allergies…

Depression and Management

Depression is a psychological feeling of distress and self-imbalance. It is not an abnormal feeling, though not all of us feel the way that others fell. There are different types of persons and they have different ways of dealing with depression. Although the management of depression differs from person to person, taking into account the…

Fear of Holes – Trypophobia

Many people think they are the only one in the world who are unnerved by holes. Not all holes mind you, just tiny holes in asymmetrical clusters, often times with things in them. Like a lotus seed pod. Most people when faced with this fear start to feel really uncomfortable and a creepy, itchy feeling…

Coping With Anxiety (When All You Want to Do is Cry)

Coping with anxiety is often a daunting task. When anxiety increases the difficulty to cope with the anxiety also increases. The increased stress in dealing with your anxiety can not only increase your anxiety, but also reduce your ability to cope. Often times that leads to an increased need to escape,sleep, or isolate yourself from…

Insomnia, Better Sleep and Protein Needs

Insomnia may affect different people in different ways, but may affect as much as 25% of the population at some time or another and 9% on a regular basis. (Source: Carlson, 2008). How much sleep each person needs is different, so defining insomnia is difficult at best. Not everybody needs eight hours of sleep; some…

Ingrown Toenail

SYMPTOMS The initial symptoms in a person who has been infected with this condition include the hardening of the edge of the toenail, which gradually becomes tender and swollen. The tenderness will increase and the area will turn red in colour due to bacterial infection. This stage is characterised by too much pain along with…

Diflucan for Nail Fungus

Diflucan, a prescription drug also known as fluconazole, is often used to treat fungal infections. Diflucan for nail fungus, however, is not the best choice. Other oral prescription drugs result in higher cure rates, work faster, and are less expensive. Like all the oral prescription medications for fungal infections of the toe- and fingernails, fluconazole…

Easy Bruising Causes and Remedies

The result is the bruise that you can see. But sometimes you see bruising happening frequently for those who have thin skin. The skin is the reason for easy bruising that these people suffer from. Why thin skins are formed To know why thin skins suffer from easy bruising, we have to know first why…

What Are the Contraindications for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Contraindications to Spinal Decompression Therapy Spinal Decompression Therapy is a revolutionary treatment involving intermittent traction which can help relieve, back pain, neck pain, arm and leg pain. Developed in the 1990’s, it has grown tremendously in popularity as more and more patients realize the benefits of pain relief and surgery avoidance. It is highly effective…

Living After Gallbladder Removal

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below the liver (on the right side of the abdomen) which contains approximately a half cup of yellowish-greenish fluid called gallbladder bile. The bile originates in the liver before moving into the gallbladder, where the bile becomes 4-12 times more concentrated. The healthy, functioning gallbladder then acts…

Colon Health and Dysbiosis

Dysbiosis is the imbalance of bacteria in the colon, or bowel, which often leads to bad health. The idea of dysbiosis was postulated by Metchinkoff in the nineteenth century. Metchinkoff correctly identified that: * Excessive putrefactive bacteria (the harmful type) in the colon cause toxins to be produced – especially the damaging ‘amines’, and that…

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Organ Liver

As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects…