The Chemistry of Allergies

An allergy is characterized as an immune reaction to the presence of certain substances in one’s body. Allergies occur when the immune system mistakes a harmless substance for a pathogen. The immuniglobin responsible for allergies is the IgE immuniglobin. Humans are not born with IgE antibodies in their body. The IgE develops 10 days after…

Anal Ordeals – Hemorrhoids, Fissures, and Pruritus Ani

A sore, itchy, bleeding anus is commonly referred to as a “hemorrhoid,” but may actually be something else. Hemorrhoids can exist alone or in conjunction with fissures, pruritis ani, or even cancer. Learn the differences so you can choose the best treatment. Fissures, or tears in the mucous membrane of the anus, are very common…

Stick to a Healthy Diet to Lose Weight Safely

You want to lose weight because you want to look and feel great, right? Isn’t it synonymous with wanting to be healthy? You would want to have a fit and active body for all time so why would you risk your health on crash dieting? There’s a healthy diet to lose weight in the safest…

Manic Depression Symptoms

Manic depression or as it is also known Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that causes the sufferer to have rapid shifts in mood of such a magnitude to affect an individuals normal functioning. The symptoms of manic depression are quite wide ranged. They typically include large mood swings, ranging from an extreme high, often…

Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving?

We are always told we should learn sports when we are young, when our bodies are more resilient to the bruises and bumps which can be afflicted on us when we learn a new sport. This is true to a certain extent. Take for example, my experience learning wind surfing. I learnt the sport when…

Chinese Medicine for Menopause

Menopause is most common problem encountered by women though the years. Some observers note that it might be the manifestations and changes to the physical and emotional structure of women brought about by this stage that makes more women dread the onset of this natural life occurrence. Women in their late 40s and older are…

The Elements of the Perfect Best Man Speeches

You've got your tux neatly hung in the closet and your shoes all spic and span – you're all ready for the wedding but you feel a thousand butterflies living in your stomach and a family of frogs down your throat. You realized that you just can not go diving into that wedding when you…

Eating for Running

As we all know nutrition is extremely important to good performance when you run (or participate in any exercise), however in the early stages of running you should not be looking to massively overhaul your diet. You will see benefits from starting to run and it is important to know that even if you eat…

Effects of Periodontal Gum Disease

Statistics have shown that between 50 and 80 percent of American adults suffer from some extent of periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease is caused by plaque build-up that causes inflammation of the gums. The symptoms include red, swollen, or bleeding gums; bad breath; painful chewing; sensitive teeth; and even tooth loss. With effective dental…

Why Do Bright Children Get Into Trouble?

Why do bright children make poor decisions and get into trouble? In my Speech Pathology practice I frequently meet children who are brought along because they are not achieving their potential at school. They have often had psychology assessments that have shown that they are bright kids. But in real life they are just not…

Conventional and Alternative Treatments to Pet Ear Infections

Veterinary Medicine. Diagnosis and treatment methods pursued for pet ear infections may vary based on the factors triggering its manifest or the extent of damage to surrounding tissues. In the practice of veterinary medicine, typical tests conducted leading to diagnosis involves smearing a sample from the pet's ear to determine the type of irritant promoting…