Ten Healthy Reasons To Give Up Soda

First, some interesting soda facts: The first commercial soft drinks were produced in the 17th century from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1881: The first cola-flavored beverage was introduced. In 1885: Charles Aderton invented “Dr Pepper” in Waco, Texas. In 1886: John S. Pemberton invented “Cola” in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1898: “Pepsi-Cola”…

Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder

Rapid cycling is not a fast ride on a unicycle, though it might certainly be close the experience. The fact is this is the most disabling type of bipolar disorder and the most difficult to treat. During such episodes people are more likely to need hospitalization and are most at risk for suicide. Most people…

Panic Attacks and Public Speaking

I read once that some people would rather be everywhere, even in their coffin, than have to speak in public. I think that takes the fear to an extreme, but it makes the point, if a little dramatically, that most people do indeed dread the call to speak in public. I will start off by…

Stages of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is among the most common and serious forms of cancer in the world. Its high rate of incidence and the fact that people remain unaware of the precautionary measures needed makes it a very dangerous ailment. Its rate of incidence starts by the age of 40 and increases multifold after 65. Although predominantly…

Help Me Sleep

How do you know you have insomnia? If you ever wished before going to bed, "Help me Sleep," you have insomnia. When you are overjoyed to have nightmares because at least you know you got some sleep, you have insomnia! Before going to bed, I would begin to worry about having another sleepless night and…

Pediatric Bronchitis – Parents’ Guide To Dealing With It

athing problems. If the parents or grandparents can stop smoking, this would be beneficial for the children too. Both types of infections have similar symptoms: * Tires easily * Wheezing * Difficulty breathing worsened by physical exertion * Mucus filled cough (if there is any blood in the mucus, then consult in the child’s physician.…

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is very common among people with respiratory conditions. This type of bronchitis can occur in anyone, at any age. Acute bronchitis usually accompanies flu or cold and in most cases it doesn’t need medical treatment. When acute bronchitis is caused by viruses, the illness can clear on itself within a few days. However,…

Chronic Bronchitis – Simple Tips To Avoid It

When a physician uses the term “chronic”, he often means persistent suffering on a long-term basis from a certain disease. One of these can be chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is the swelling of the airways. These bronchial tubes allow air to pass through. When irritation occurs, a formation of thick mucus will begin. These tubes…

Knee Replacement Surgery: an Overview

Knee injury is a common problem amongst all age groups. A severe damage to it due to an injury or disorders like arthritis can take a heavy toll on a person daily life. Bones need good blood flow to be healthy. Any limit to the normal blood flow leads to stiffness, pain and swelling in…

Pancreatitis Abdominal Pain After Gallbladder Operation

10-15 percent of individuals experience upper abdominal pain after gallbladder removal. This pain can happen either in two weeks or appear a few decades after gallbladder removal surgery. This stomach pain can irradiate to left ribs cage, back, and be accompanied with gas, bloating, nausea, fullness, little appetite, heartburn, diarrhea, etc. LUQ pain can vary…

Shoulder Fracture? Try Physiotherapy

Fractures of the humerus are common and make up about 5% of all fractures, with 80% of them either undisplaced or just minimally displaced. More common in people suffering from osteoporosis, it is common to have a forearm fracture on the same side. Damage to the nerves or circulatory system is possible from these fractures…

The Magic in Food: LOVE

Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? The simplest magical ritual that you can do is to cut open a fruit or vegetable and eat it while thinking of your magical intention. Below is a compilation of common foods and their metaphysical associations. Apple: Draws a lover, erotic experiences to you. Increases attraction.…