Effective Ankle Sprain First Aid

Everybody will experience an ankle sprain. It's not a question of if but a question of when. Sometimes, ankle sprains happen in the most unexpected circumstances. Simply crossing the street or getting out of bed can cause an ankle sprain if you land badly. Losing balance is the usual culprit causing the ankle to twist…

How Do I Treat Bruises Homeopathically?

When a blood vessel becomes damaged by an injury or other means and a seepage of blood follows, it will show as a blue-purplish colour under the skin, this is known as a bruise. Also if the area is large, there will probably be considerable swelling and pain at the site. Consider the following remedies…

Diverticula – What are Diverticula?

A diverticulum (plural: diverticula’s) is medical term for an out pouching of a hollow (or a fluid filled) structure in the body. It usually implies that the structure is not normally present, i.e. pathological. However, embryologically, some normal structures begin development as a diverticulum arising from another structure. Diverticular disease is common in the Western…

The 5 Big Questions About Lower Back Pain

There are 5 big questions you should ask about lower back pain. These questions will tell you what is wrong and what you should do to change it. Low back pain and back pains in general affect over 80% of the adult population – yet most adults do not understand what you can do. So…

What Is Bile Reflux

We are all familiar with the condition acid reflux Bile reflux is another condition that is not discussed as much, but is very similar and sometimes can be confused with acid reflux. First, let me educate you a little bit about what bile is. Bile is a digestive fluid produced in the liver. Some of…

Get Rid Of Morning Sickness Fast

I wanted to talk to you about how you can get rid of morning sickness. Pregnancy is a hectic time. You’re extremely excited, emotional, uncertain, scared and unprepared all at once. There’s so much that needs to be done and you’re getting sick all the time. Most women have accepted this as an inevitability of…

How Do Probiotics Help Us to Enjoy Improved Health?

The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek word meaning “for life”. Antibiotic therefore means the opposite and although as a drug they can literally save lives by killing of bacteria that is making the body unwell, they can also devastate the good bacteria living happily inside our guts. Good intestinal health is one of the…

Colon Cancer Screening and Medical Malpractice

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of deaths resulting from cancer. Every year, approximately 48,000 people will die in the U.S. from colon cancer. Many of these deaths would be prevented with early detection and treatment through routine colon cancer screening. Colon Cancer Progresses Through Stages The stage of the colon cancer determines the…

Vitamins For Ulcer

In the past people suffering from peptic ulcers were restricted from taking small amount of bland food and milk regularly. Researches however showed that this in no way helps in decreasing the recurrence of ulcers. However, a diet rich of fibers may minimize the chances of developing ulcers, and will help in fast healing of…

Carbuncles, Furuncles and Boils Oh My!

DO NOT SQEEZE A BOIL. Yes, it looks like a giant pimple and it is red and hot and has a head. Do not squeeze it. It is a communicable staph infection that you don’t want to drive into the blood stream. A Carbuncle is a boil with two or more heads and a Furuncle…

How to Avoid and Treat Thrush when Bottle Feeding

The presence of thrush in a baby’s mouth can be painful for the baby and very upsetting for parents. Babies who are bottle-fed are more likely to develop thrush than those who are exclusively breastfeed. However, steps can be taken to lessen the risk of thrush developing, and treatment is quite easy. Thrush, or oral…

Iodine For Thyroid Treatment – Myth Busted?

Straight out of the gate, let me say that iodine is essential for your thyroid to function properly.  In fact, many of us (if not most of us) are deficient in iodine and should consider an iodine supplement for thyroid treatment.  I’ll get into that in a minute. The need for iodine is not what…