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For those of us who are weary of man-made medications, natural treatments often seem like an excellent alternative to the regular prescription acne medications,...

Its summer but you’re feeling lousy.  You might have a runny nose, congestion and watery eyes, but you’re unable to tell if it’s a summer cold or seasonal allergies. Telling the difference between a cold and allergies is difficult to do – especially if...

Migraines affect the lives of over 28 million Americans.  The world health organization estimates that there are 303 million people worldwide who suffer from migraine headaches. These headaches are intense and can even disrupt peoples lifestyles.  They seem to be caused by changes in the...

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain and helps regulate other hormones and the body's internal clock.  Melatonin plays a huge role in when we fall asleep and wake up. When it's dark out, your body produces more melatonin.  When it is light out,...

[caption id="attachment_20782" align="alignright" width="300"] Close up of two yellow, clear soft gel pills. They are actually vitamins of essential fatty acids and vitamin e. Shallow depth of field with focus on front end.[/caption] The food quality on the market today is not like it used to...

A recent study was performed using people who have just had their first stroke. Approximately 6000 people from twenty-two countries were studied from March 1, 2007 up until just last month. It was found that ten risk factors contribute for approximately 90% of all strokes....

Depression and heart disease are closely related. Depression can lead to heart disease, and heart disease can lead to depression. It has been determined that those suffering from depression are at an increased risk of developing heart disease. As well, people who currently have heart...

Many different factors determine how susceptible a person is to heart disease. For example, your family background, age, gender, physical health, and eating habits play a large role. Some of these factors you have no control over and here’s another one to add to the...

[caption id="attachment_20795" align="alignleft" width="200"] Bottle of aspirin[/caption] Aspirin is a mild, non-narcotic analgesic that works by inhibiting the production of body chemicals that are necessary for blood clotting and also sensitize nerve endings to pain.  Aspirin is actually derived from the bark and leaves of the...

Metabolism is essentially the energy required to sustain yourself. For example, active individuals who eat balanced meals tend to have a high metabolism as opposed to inactive individuals who tend to have a low metabolism. Having a lower metabolism as opposed to a higher one...

There have been recent reports about a two year old baby named Ardi Rizal in Indonesia who is addicted to nicotine and smokes over 40 cigarettes a day. Ardi was given his first cigarette by his parents in order to provide him with pain relief...