Terminalia Arjuna – Complete Heart Tonic

General Description Arjuna is a tall tree which is very valuable in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been recorded since very old times when it was referred to as nadisarja and was used as a cardiac tonic. The great Indian proponent of ancient medicine, Vagabhatta, was the first to use the bark of the arjuna for…

Is There a Herpes Vaccine For Shingles?

The herpes vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an effective method of preventing shingles (herpes zoster) in adults over the age of 60. The pharmaceutical company Merck developed the vaccine and presented it to the FDA for approval. It was officially accepted by the FDA as a marketable drug in…

Salmonella Poisoning

Salmonella is the most common cause of food-borne illness and causes a condition known as salmonellosis. Salmonella is a gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that pass from the feces of people or other animals to other people or animals. What Foods Are Likely to Harbor Salmonella? Any food that comes from an animal can contain salmonella. Meat,…

Symptoms of Tonsil Stones

Our tonsils are little gland like structures that are present at the rear portion of the throat. The tonsils help catch bacteria and viruses that are present in the mouth and hence prevent them from causing an infection. The mixture of mucous and bacteria that are trapped inside may sometimes concentrate, harden and calcify to…

Metabolic Syndrome Diet – What You Need to Know

Metabolic Syndrome Diet was formulated for people have been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome. It is a specialized eating program that can reduce the risk factors. Syndrome, or Syndrome X, increases a person's chance of developing lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. People who have been diagnosed with Metabolic are most likely to have…

Difficulties in Curing Gastric Ulcer

Stomach ulcer, also referred to as gastric ulcer is a serious disorder that causes open lesions at the level of the stomach. Gastric ulcer commonly affects people with ages over 50 and it has the highest incidence in the female gender. Although there are many factors that can lead to the development of gastric ulcer,…

Diabetes: African Americans Deadly Foe

Diabetes is having a devastating effect on the African American community. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in African Americans and their death rates are twenty seven percent higher than whites. Over 2.8 million African Americans have diabetes and one third of them do not know they have the disease. In addition, twenty…

What is the Role of ‘Diet’ in Obesity?

Obesity is not just about looking unattractive as proclaimed by the media or having a negative self image because of the size zero celebrities and skinny models; it is a dangerous condition that may cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea and even stroke. Sadly, obesity is growing…

Raw Food Diet – How It Reduces the Risks of Stroke Caused by the Typical American Diet in Conventional and Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspectives

Besides cancer and heart diseases, stroke is the third leading cause of death. Approximate 1/4 of all stroke victims die as a direct result of the stroke or it’s complications. According the National Institutes of Health, more than two million Americans suffer long-term disabilities from stroke, costing our society billions of dollar each year. I.…

How To Use Planer Boards

Planer boards are basically fancy pieces of plastic or foam, but the concept and the design is ingenious. What this device does is take the bait out away from the side of the boat, and this is great for many reasons. Here is a list of the benefits: It is naturally really important to keep…

How to Get Rid of Cold Sores in 3 Days

Cold sores are the commonly known symptoms of the Herpes Simplex type-1 Virus, or HSV-1. Anyone who has had these outbreaks knows how embarrassing and even painful they can be. And treating them can be quite time, nerve and even money consuming. Having a lifespan of up to 20 or more days, and the capacity…

How to Get Rid of Psoriasis

What is psoriasis? As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, and they spend between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion each year to treat the disease of autoimmunity, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF). Between 150,000 and 260,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, including 20,000 in children younger than 10. Though seldom disabling,…