Do Nitric Oxide Supplements Work?

Nitric Oxide is a gas formed in the body by the breakdown of L-Arginine to L-Citrulline through an enzyme group called Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS). Although NO2 is used for many purposes, it's ability to increase blood flow will be discussed in this article. In general supplement companies claim that NO2 supplements can: Increase recovery…

Traditional Healing Practices – Implications for Healthcare

According to the 2011 census, India is inhabited by 104 million people classified as tribals (i.e., ~8.6% of the country’s population) belonging to over 550 tribal communities and approximately 277 ethnic groups. Tribal communities have totally submitted themselves to the forest setting and as a result of living so close to nature have, over the…

The Most Important Supplement – Multi Vitamin

Multi vitamins are so common these days you would not even think of them as a supplement. A multi vitamin is defined in the dictionary as "a preparation intended to supplement a human diet with vitamins, minerals and other nutritional elements." The US government categorizes multi vitamin under "food", because it contains 3 or more…

Soil Lab Testing: An Overview

Soil lab testingis the process of testing soil quality using laboratory equipment such as gas chromatographs and purge and trap autosamplers. Soil analysis is performed for various reasons, and falls into two categories: Diagnostic– Analysis performed to identify a problem. Predictive– Analysis performed to check soil quality. Below are five of the most common reasons…

Neurobiology and Genetics of ADHD

Despite continued controversy, powerful new evidence regarding the biological underpinnings of ADHD have recently emerged. Repeated studies have shown the fact that controlling for confounding variables, the coefficient of heritability for ADHD is .8, or higher than that for Schizophrenia (.7), Intelligence (.5), or Breast Cancer (.3). This information is very compelling evidence for a…

Top 5 Reasons For Parasailing

Have you ever wondered how it feels to be a seagull soaring over vast bodies of water at incredible heights? If there was a way for a human to emulate what these magnificent creatures do it would be parasailing. Parasailing is considered to be one of the most enjoyable water activities in the world. The…

Common Traumatic Red Lesions in the Mouth (Part 2)

Mechanical trauma to the oral lining can produce a variety of clinical lesions, depending upon the nature and circumstances of the insult. Three common red, flat lesions in the mouth are (1) the erythematous macule and erosion, (2) the purpuric macule, and (3) the granulomatous stage of the inflammatory hyperplasia. The erythematous lesions are previously…

Children's Clothes Sizing Difference

Here are some children's size chart questions that are often asked: What is the difference between size 24 months and 2T? Both sizes were designed for children age 2 years or below but in the same way that not all children are alike on height and weight, you will often see that on one store…

Diversity in Organizations

Organizations have enormous power to focus efforts on collective goals, objectives, issues, problems, and results, if they so choose. It’s the power of an organization’s convergent effect — people coming together in a planned way to accomplish something mutually beneficial for all involved. That’s the theory of organization. If organizations exist to unite diverse perspectives,…

The Impact and Consequences of AIDS/HIV in India

The impact and consequences of AIDS/HIV in India “Whenever AIDS has won, stigma, shame, distrust, discrimination and apathy was on its side. Every time AIDS has been defeated, it has been because of trust, openness, dialogue between individuals and communities, family support, human solidarity, and the human perseverance to find new paths and solutions.” –…

The Hidden Truth on Acne Diet Exposed

Doctors have been telling us that food has nothing to do with acne; but I am afraid this is about to change. Although there are not many studies in establishing the correlation between food and acne, there is one interesting study done in Australia several years ago. Acne and High Glycemic Diet In 2007, the…