Category Archives: Health Resources

Natural Colon Cleansing

Curing constipation is easy with a colon cleanse detoxification. Many of the over the counter products for upset stomach, diarrhea, and indigestion can make symptoms worse. Many of them can cause more damage than good. Prescription medications for constipation and serious stomach illnesses such as Intestinal Bowel Disease are no better. They contain chemical compounds that invade our immune systems causing the body to focus attention on fighting invasions when it should be focused on everyday healing.

Of course, constipating foods certainly cause abdominal cramps, but eating properly is only one of the responsibilities we have. Because maintaining good health begins with proper digestion, we need to first take care of the gastrointestinal system. The benefits of a body detox through a colon cleanse are plentiful. Let’s concentrate on how regaining freedom, confidence and better health are just a few of the rewards.

Live Free Again – A colon cleansing body detoxification will not only boost your immune system, it also has fringe benefits. For one, it can help regulate your system to avoid embarrassing moments or uncomfortable meals with questionable odors. Some terribly embarrassing moments can be averted. Underwear can remain clean; I only say that because an unfortunate friend of mine recently had to end a date rather suddenly. She was not happy and it was not pretty. After a detoxification, you can live your life without hiding. No more skipping dinners with friends or spending hours next to the toilet for comfort. Continue Reading ...

Homeopathic Remedies For ADHD

ADHD!Homeopathic remedies for ADHD has been gaining popularity in recent years. Perhaps this shift to a more natural solution has to do with the possibility of both long and short-term addition, or maybe prescription medications failed to produce results (30% of the time), or perhaps the realization that prescription medications only mask ADHD symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity was a factor.

Homeopathic Remedies for ADHD – What Are They Anyway?

The science of homeopathy is known for safety and is the use of diluted natural ingredients to cure, manage, and heal a myriad of different conditions and diseases, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some homeopathic remedies for ADHD only contain a few well researched ingredients while others take a broader approach and may contain 20 or more well diluted ingredients. Each formulation has advantages and disadvantages based on the symptoms that are being treated.
Few would argue that more research needs to be conducted on homeopathic remedies for ADHD but the research studies we do have seems to support the idea that these intricate dilutions produce about the same success rate as the current batch of ADHD prescription medications. Additionally, one study found that 57 percent of test subjects showed improvement in ADHD symptoms even after the homeopathic remedies for ADHD had been discontinued. A very bold claim that cannot be matched by any current prescription medications. Continue Reading ...

COPD Types and Causes

You may have heard the term “COPD” on television or in ads. You may have noticed the commercials comparing breathing difficulty to the likes of an elephant sitting on your chest. If you struggle from shortness of breath your physician may have already mentioned COPD to you. But what exactly is it? And what does it mean?
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic means long lasting and continual. Obstructive refers to an airway obstruction. Pulmonary is in regards to your lungs. There are approximately 50 million people worldwide currently diagnosed, and another estimated 50 million who have not received a formal diagnosis. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the world, leading to more deaths each year than Diabetes and Breast cancer combined.
There are two “types” of lung disease: ┬áThe first is called restrictive (hundreds of these that can effect your ability to breathe well) and the second is known as obstructive (There are only a handful of these). Three of the most common obstructive lung diseases are Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema. If you have received a diagnosis of COPD, you have a combination of at least two of these three diseases. This being the case, you can understand why people diagnosed with COPD suffer from different symptoms and receive different treatments.
One of the biggest issues and early warning signs of COPD, regardless of which components you may have, is shortness of breath (SOB). Shortness of breath has a variety of reasons and can be contributed to a number of causes. Your shortness of breath depends upon which components of the disease you have.
Asthma is a condition in which inflammation and/or excess mucous production are present due to irritants most commonly from your environment. This inflammation and mucous production cause a reduction in the diameter of the airways, making it harder to move air through. It is common for a high pitch sound, or a wheeze, to take place when an asthmatic exhales.
Bronchitis is another ┬ácommon condition that affecting the airways. In bronchitis, there is heavy production of mucous, and most commonly a productive cough (coughing a lot of “stuff” up). Chronic bronchitis is diagnosed if you have experienced bronchitis for a period of time greater than two months, for more than two consecutive years. In other words, it is recurring and lasts a long time. Bronchitis can be caused by exposure to various pollutants,including cigarette smoke, dust, etc. It can also be caused by an infection, either viral or bacterial. You may or may not be put on antibiotics to treat your bronchitis.
Emphysema is a condition in which the damage to the air sacs in your lungs occurs. Usually, it is due to irritants such as smoke, dust, chemicals, etc. It causes the air sac to lose its elasticity, and there is a consequential reduction in surface area that in turn decreases the amount of exposure to the blood vessels the oxygen in your lungs needs to get to. It also causes what is called “air trapping.” This happens because the elasticity in the lungs doesn’t help the air sacs return to their normal size, and they remain a little inflated, like a stretched out balloon. There is also a genetic deficiency that can cause emphysema, and it is estimated that up to 50% of those diagnosed suffer from this Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency.
The combination of these diseases leads to a decrease in lung function. A lack of understanding and knowledge of symptoms lead to fewer physician visits, which causes under-diagnosis. Under-diagnosis leads to less aggressive treatment, which leads to a greater decrease in quality of life. This disease is best approached with an aggressive treatment plan including proper medication, lifestyle adjustments, and pulmonary rehabilitation. If you or a loved one suffers from shortness of breath, a recurring, increasing cough, or increasing fatigue, ask your doctor about COPD today.

Do You Have An Athlete’s Foot Infection?

If you have an irresistible urge to scratch between your toes, then you may be suffering from the fungal infection, Tinea pedis, more commonly known as athlete’s foot. It is an infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itching, typically of the web spaces between the toes and is often picked up in damp environments such as bathhouses and communal showers.
Here are some ways to treat your athlete’s foot without the need for prescriptive medication or visits to the doctor.

The Three Ways to Rid Yourself of Athlete’s Foot Are:

Over the Counter Medications
Natural Treatments
Potassium Permanganate

Over the Counter Medications

Many over-the-counter antifungals can be used and it is always best to talk to your pharmacist about the different kinds of treatment. What you are looking for our creams, sprays, and ointments that contain terbinafine, miconazole, tolnaftate or clotrimazole as their active ingredient. Of these Terbinafine is the most efficient on the dermatophytes group of fungi.
These ingredients make up the vast majority of products on the market today normally come as 1% in cream, powders or sprays and they can be used for athlete’s foot, Jock itch (Tinea cruris) and ring worm (Tinea corporis).
The topical creams can be applied directly between the web spaces after showering and drying properly between the toes. Creams are most effective on skin that has broken open due to the infection as it will soothe the itching. The cream should be applied to 3 times a day until all the medication has been used up.
Powders and sprays are excellent for treating footwear where the fungus can re-infect the foot. It is also very effective if you are unable to reach your feet and can just dust or spray the product, so it runs easily between the toes. Continue Reading ...

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts: The Facts

The pancreas is a complicated gland found in the upper middle portion of the abdominal cavity. It is an important digestive organ located in the upper abdomen.

A pseudocyst resembles a cyst but is made from other types of tissue than an authentic cyst. Pseudocysts are the most common sort of pancreatic cyst and are frequently caused by pancreatitis. They are not tumors, and they do not have the potential to become cancer.

The third sort of cyst is known as a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm. Another type of mucinous cyst is known as a mucinous cystic neoplasm. Pancreatic cysts can vary from several millimeters to many centimeters in dimension. There are lots of sorts of pancreatic cysts. If you are worried about pancreatic cysts, speak with your physician. Continue Reading ...