World Hepatitis Day – A Warm Welcome

Over five million Americans are estimated to be living with chronic viral hepatitis. Up to 1.4 million have hepatitis B and over 3 million are infected with hepatitis C. With the observation of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, I'm reminded of my own screening experience six months ago. I walked past the tabletop plastic Christmas…

The Three Types of Alcohol Liver Disease

Alcohol liver disease is, sadly, well-known in our country. One kind is better known than the other two, but they all affect many people. How does the liver process alcohol? It breaks down alcohol so that your body can eliminate it. If you consume more than your liver is able to process, the imbalance that…

What You Should Know About Ulcers

Eating is a pleasure to most people. The experience of tasting salty, sweet and spicy foods is a treat for the taste buds. But for some people food is a not a pleasure. After eating, they know that in 2-3 hours their stomach will be aching and they might even be sick to their stomach.…

How Important is Acid and Alkali Balance in Blood?

The ratio of acids to alkalis in blood is generally 20:80. For proper functioning of the body organs and to keep your body system away from the accumulation of toxic substances, it is very important to keep the ratio of acids to alkalis maintained. The body naturally extracts its utmost to maintain this ratio. Some…

All Types of Stomach Diseases Predicted in Astrology

The planetary positions in a horoscope will clearly indicate the nature of the disease one would suffer from, the time and the cause of physical suffering can be previously ascertained and an appropriate remedy can be made to minimize the malefic affects. Factors Responsible For Stomach Ailments ยท Sun: fever, bile, Sun causes physical disorders…

Probiotics And Acid Reflux – Marriage Made In Heaven?

Probiotics and acid reflux have long been linked. It is well known that probiotics have beneficial effects for the entire digestive system but does this include stopping acid reflux and GERD? You may have heard of probiotics containing "friendly bacteria". This is because probiotics are dietary supplements that do indeed contain potentially beneficial bacteria that…

Do You Know What Systemic Lupus Is?

The immune system is a mysterious mechanism. Like a pitbull, the immune system will guard against foreign attackers mercilessly to protect its home, and yet, it can also turn on its master, attacking it ferociously all the same. Doctors are not exactly sure what causes the autoimmune disease called systemic lupus, but they suspect it's…

What is Hereditary Lymphedema?

Hereditary lymphedema is a disorder usually affecting the lymph vessels of the individual and is genetically inherited. Swelling caused on account of the pooling of the lymph on account of some trauma or obstruction in the lymph vessels is known as lymphedema. Hereditary lymphedema generally affects the legs and may be of three different types:…

Silent Heart Attack Symptoms

The first and only symptom of a silent heart attack (SHA) could be sudden death! A study found that death rates from silent attacks were the same as those from non-silent heart attacks. SHA symptoms are not typical as heart attacks go – a SHA is very hard to detect and is usually detected long…

Heart Attack Treatment Tip – Cayenne For the Heart

These tiny, colorful hot pepper powerhouses really pack a punch. Not only do they add zing to your food but they have an absolute plethora of health benefits especially for the heart. Cayenne and other hot peppers are all members of the genus Capsicum and wherever you choose cayenne, habanero, red Thai, or any of…

Drink For Healthy Joints

Cargill, Inc. stated that it will team up with a Cincinnati-based beverage maker on a new line of drinks that will be designed to not only improve people’s health but will improve the health of their joints. This new product line is called Elations Joint Health Supplement Beverage. This product includes a variety of ingredients…

Total Hip Replacement Means You Need To Change Your Life

Hip replacement is one of the most successful medical technologies. Hundreds of thousands of people have their hips replaced every year, the vast majority with every expectation of many years of pain-free function from their new joint. But can you go on with your life just the same after your hip is replaced? Not exactly.…