Disease 

The Trauma of Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s

While there are several forms of dementia, the most common is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 64 percent of dementia. Its hallmark symptom is the progressive loss of cognitive function, and a gradual loss of memory. When the person with Alzheimer’s experiences this decline, he or she may no longer remember even the people he loves the most. This loss of memory can be profoundly traumatic for caregivers, particularly when the carer is the spouse. As time passes and the condition worsens, both partners lose the shared history that they…

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Wellness 

Help for People Who are Always Late

Are you one of those people? You tell yourself you’re going to leave home in plenty of time to keep your appointment. You put out your clothes the night before, and set your alarm. Yet in spite of your best efforts, you’re always fifteen minutes late for work, or your meeting, or your class. It’s probably been true your whole life, and it seems impossible to change. Or perhaps it’s not you who is chronically late. Perhaps it’s your spouse, or one of your kids. It drives you crazy, but…

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Wellness 

Emotions and Their Role in Physical Pain

Chronic pain is one of the biggest challenges facing medical science. Even with their current extensive body of knowledge, doctors admit there is much they do not understand about the causes and best treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Susan Babbel, a psychologist who specializes in trauma-induced depression, believes emotions have a profound effect on chronic pain. She says: Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues…Physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science is Proving We Absorb Energy from Each Other

Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team of biological researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have proven that plants draw upon other plants as an alternative source of energy. This research is poised to impact the future of bioenergy, as scientists move closer to proving that human beings also draw energy from each other. The researchers found that a plant, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only performs photosynthesis, but also relies an alternative source of energy, that of other plants. The research has just…

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Healthy Foods 

Understanding Good Ketosis vs. Bad Ketosis

Ketosis can be a scary word. You may have heard from a doctor or a friend that ketosis can be life-threatening. To understand the term, however, you need to know the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and nutritional ketosis, also called keto-adaptation. A ketone is a chemical structure in which oxygen is double-bonded to carbon and pressed between two other carbons. Ketones are made from fat and some amino acids. Your body is able to produce three ketone bodies, called acetone, acetoacetone and beta-hydroxybutrate (B-OHB). Your brain must have either…

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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

How Cannabis Helps Treat Parkinson’s Disease

At its heart, Parkinson’s disease remains a mystery. We understand how it behaves and progresses, but no one yet knows the cause, nor how to prevent it. Parkinson’s usually begins with a slight tremor. Over time it develops to cause stiffness and and slowing of movement. Ultimately, it can reduce mental capacity and shorten life. One thing we do know is that Parkinson’s causes dopamine-producing brain cells to stop functioning and to deteriorate. It is the cessation of dopamine production that causes the tremors, rigidity, spasms, problems with sleeping and…

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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Research Shows Ginger is More Powerful than Chemotherapy

In recent years scientists have been studying natural remedies that have been used in human healing for thousands of years. Garlic is one such remedy, and turmeric is another. Both have potent medicinal properties. But recently, science has determined that ginger may be just as powerful, particularly in the treatment of cancer. A study conducted by Georgia State University determined that whole ginger extract can reduce the size of prostate tumors in mice by 56%. It was also observed that the ginger reduced inflammation and provided life-enhancing antioxidants. PloS published…

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Diet Health Studies 

Why You Should Eat 15 Almonds Daily

Eating almonds is one of the tastiest ways to get an abundance of powerful nutrients packed into a very small package. You can snack on almonds, enjoy them as almond milk, or throw them into a stir-fry. Almonds are so nutrient-dense that only 15 of the tasty nuts given you a daily dose of goodness. Almonds are rich in antioxidants, protein, minerals and heart-healthy fat. Health experts are increasingly emphasizing the importance of eating plant-based fats, as opposed to animal fats. Like olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados, almonds and…

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Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

This South African Herb is Healthier than Green Tea

An herb grows in South Africa that the locals make into a health-giving tea. The herb is rooibos, and health experts believe it offers benefits far beyond even those of green tea. The Bushmen of Africa have used rooibos since before recorded history, but it has not yet become well-known in the United States. Research is being done on rooibos in a number of countries around the world, but not in the U.S. While individual Americans are interested in alternative healing methods, the pharmaceutical industry is not interested in natural…

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Natural Remedies 

How to Cure Acne the Natural Way

Having acne is a miserable experience, and it is difficult finding a treatment that works. Many adolescents suffer the embarrassment and self-consciousness that accompanies acne, but a surprising number of adults suffer, as well. If you, or someone close to you, deal with acne, you may want to defer using toxic drugs and try a natural approach. Many people have found turmeric is the solution to pimple problems. Turmeric is popular as a spice used in cooking, but it has also been used as medicine for thousands of years. The…

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