History Of Faucets

Plumbing systems have already existed during ancient times. In fact, at around 1700 BC, The Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete first featured a terra cotta-based piping that provided water for faucets, as well as faucets made of marble, gold and silver. During the Roman period, personal bathrooms and lead pipes have already existed (1000…

Jock Itch Or Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes and jock itch are rarely confused, but genital herpes in its early stages may be mistaken for jock itch since both conditions have similar symptoms. They are both uncomfortable, produce red, irritated skin and appear in the thighs, groin or genital area. However, they are usually quite easy to differentiate. This article is…

What is Thrush?

If you're unsure what thrush means it's a fungi infection in the mouth and is also known as Candida fungi. If you have thrush then you will need to make sure that you treat the fungi infection immediately so that you can limit the disease from spreading through your mouth. If you do not treat…

Natural Solutions for Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis B and C are becoming increasingly common infectious diseases in the United States. These diseases are spread through the blood and body fluids. People at greatest risk of contracting these diseases are those involved in the medical field, intravenous drug users, those who received blood transfusions before there was screening for these diseases, and…

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen and the Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body which performs a lot of functions like filtering the blood and making bile. Bile is a substance that helps digest fat and excrete certain fatty substances. It also helps in processing and hooking fats to carriers such as cholesterol, storing sugars, helping the…

Understanding Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

A rather painful condition known as kidney stones or renal calculi has been around thousands of years. Kidney stones (urolithiasis) are concentrations of minerals that have dissolved in the urine. The sizes can be as big as a golf ball or as small as a grain of sand. In most cases they will pass normally…

Psoriasis Relief – How to Naturally Treat Your Skin

Living with psoriasis can be painful and enduring on your body. Dealing with the skin condition definitely is something that can take a toll on you, especially when you’ve basically tried about everything in the book to either treat it, eliminate it, or just plain calm down the reaction of it. Psoriasis is a skin…

Is Hypercalcemia The Cause Of Your Heartburn?

There are many different reasons why people develop heartburn or the condition known as acid reflux syndrome. The most common cause of heartburn is because the muscular valve that closes between the stomach and the esophagus does not close properly, and the acid can then move up in to the throat and mouth, leaving pain…

Understanding Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning We all know how unpleasant and painful food poisoning can be. Even though it only lasts for around 48 hours, this type of illness can make those two days feel like some of the longest of your life. Sufferers generally experience extremely painful stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. In some of the…

What is Toenail Fungus? – Stuart Michael M

Toenail fungus or onychomycosis, is a type of fungal infection which damages the toenail. The main cause of this disease is fungal growth, which is aided by the moist and humid conditions in the shoes. The fungal growth starts consuming keratin (protein) from the nails for their growth and thus causes swelling and uneven nail…

Diet For Ulcers

At present there is no specific dietary treatment to cure a peptic ulcer. Mainstream medical opinion considers that drug therapy offers the most cost-effective treatment for ulcers, with surgery as an option in only the most severe cases. Even so, studies show an association between certain foods and the risk of developing ulcers, and doctors…

The Power of the Mind

How many times have you fabricated an alibi that you are sick just to avoid attending a party, or a meeting or even going to the office? Did you not experience in one or more occasions feeling sick afterwards? That's the power of the mind working against you. There were times in my life when…

Can Acupuncture Cure Your Allergies?

Acupuncture is Helping People Say Goodbye to Allergies Our immune systems fight anything that is seen as being out of place or abnormal. Allergies cause the immune system to react to substances that aren’t usually a problem for the human body. This triggers watery eyes, sneezing, wheezing, respiratory problems, difficulty swallowing and other reactions which…