April In Thailand: Songkran

Songkran in Thailand is traditionally about washing away your sins and bad luck from the previous year and getting ready to renew yourself for the year ahead. Many Thai’s will go back to their family homes and eat, drink and play games with their elders. There are a number of rituals that will take place…

Scalp Sores Don’t Have to Be a Problem

What causes painful sores on the head and scalp? Well there are actually quite a few possible causes. Some of the most common are: Folliculitis- An infection of the hair follicle Impetigo- An infection of the skin Virus- Shingles or Chickenpox Acne Contact Dermatitis Cyst When the scalp becomes irritated or inflamed from an outside irritant it…

Varicose Veins Diet Treatment: 10 Foods to Avoid

Varicose veins or spider veins (because of the shape of the veins around the affected area- the veins around the affected area occurs in clusters) are usually found near the outer layer of the skin, and you can actually see them. The size of varicose veins varies – they can be quite small or very…

Earache and Natural Cures

Otalgia or earache can occur for a multitude of reasons. The buildup of pressure in the eustachian tube is one of the top causes of earache. Usually the eustachian tube drains fluids out of the middle ear through the back of the throat. Sometimes a cold, allergy or sore throat can cause the eustachian tube…

The Health Benefits of Rowing

Slide seat rowing is the most magnificent sport there is, according to Fritz Hagerman, Ph.D., a professor in the Biological Science Department at Ohio University. Hagerman, who studies exercise physiology such as aerobic and anaerobic capacities, metabolic response, and the effects of blood lactate levels on athletes, found that competitive rowers expended almost twice the…

Eat Raw – Feel Better , Look Younger

Raw foodism is a current that is is gaining more and more followers. And don’t think this is just another passing trend launched by some sort of celebrity. Raw food has been around forever. Raw foods represent unaltered, natural sources for nutrients that our body needs in order to function properly. You might wonder why…

Laptop Bags – Technology With Style

When you bought your laptop from the retailer or at the store, it most probably came with a typical nondescript black bag that's all pockets and functionality – the same as everyone else's. But just because it's the bag that came with your laptop does not mean you have to be stuck with it forever.…

Dealing With Menopause And Obesity

Obesity has always been a big cause of alarm for health care providers.  A lot of adverse effects of being overweight and obese are well-established.  Obesity, at any given age, is caused by a lot of different factors.  However, for women, obesity appears to start settling in after menopause.  What happens? What is menopause?Menopause is…

Cold Sore Treatment – Fever Blisters Help

A cold sore or fever blister is painful and can occur on the lip, genital area or other places on the skin and the mucous membranes. They start often with a tingle feeling and then grow into a sore which may itch. Keep in mind that this can be contagious during an outbreak so use…