Suspicions have been confirmed for those wary of vaccinating their children. A recent large study corroborates other independent study surveys comparing unvaccinated children to vaccinated children. They all show that vaccinated children have two to five times more childhood...
Ulcers can cause severe stomach pain and make it difficult to process and assimilate the nutrients from food. If you’re currently taking antibiotics and acid reducers for your stomach pains, it may only be making things worse.
Mastic gum extract can help treat chronic stomach ulcers without further ruining your digestive system in the process.
Integrative approach 'reduces chronic pain and boosts quality of life' Published on 23 July 2013
An integrative approach to treating chronic pain, using therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and nutritional guidance, can help to reduce pain and improve quality of life, research has shown.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco's Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine followed 252 patients at nine different clinical sites, all of whom were being treated for chronic pain.
There was no pre-specified treatment course; instead, each patient was assessed individually and given a specially tailored care plan, including interventions such as acupuncture, mindfulness, yoga, massage, manual therapy, diet and nutrition, psychological therapies, healing touch and other energy therapies.
In particular, the researchers wanted to see whether an integrative approach brought about improvements in pain, quality of life, mood, stress, sleep, fatigue, sense of control, overall wellbeing and work productivity.
Analysis revealed that after 24 weeks of integrative care, nearly 30 per cent of patients saw a greater than 20 per cent decrease in the severity of their pain.
There were also significant improvements in pain interference, mood, stress, quality of life, fatigue, sleep and wellbeing, according to a report in the journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Lead researcher Dr Donald Abrams, who specialises in cancer and integrative medicine, observed that chronic pain can be "very difficult" to treat.
"While there have been some therapeutic advances, many patients with chronic pain become resistant to conventional medical treatments or suffer adverse effects from widely used prescription medications with high addictive potential," he revealed.
"The results from this study are particularly encouraging as chronic pain is the number one condition for which patients seek care at integrative healthcare clinics."
Mystery symptoms? Blame your clothes! Your favorite fashions and accessories could lead to permanent back problems, allergies, brain damage, and more!
When it comes to preventing chronic disease, you may change your diet and lifestyle but what about your clothing? It may surprise you to know that some of your favorite fashions could be to blame for your health problems.
As the FDA recently noted, antibacterial products are no more effective than soap and water, and could be dangerous (Natural Health practitioners have been saying this for years.... finally the word is out in mainstream medicine!
Are you struggling with a poor memory? Problems with memory aren’t limited to those in their golden years. Even the young sometimes find it difficult to remember where they put their car keys or what time that meeting is supposed to start. If you’re having trouble with your memory, you may feel like you have to either live with it or invest in a lot of post-it notes.
Memory problems can be caused by a wide variety of factors including nutritional deficiencies, stress, insomnia, ADHD, certain medications (especially for anxiety or sleep disorders), and autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation in the brain.
Make a double boiler by placing a half-pint glass jar in the middle of a small pot of water. Bring water to a simmer. Add coconut oil and shea butter to the jar and let melt. Turn off the heat, add baking soda and cornstarch, and stir until completely smooth. Mix in the essential oil of your choice. Let cool.
At room temperature (which is about 67 degrees Fahrenheit in my house) the deodorant is hard. I scrape out ~1 tsp, roll it into a ball with my fingertips, and apply it directly under my armpits, where it melts and soaks in. In the summer, I’ll keep the jar of deodorant in the fridge, since coconut oil liquefies at 76 F. Some people transfer the deodorant to an old anti-perspirant tube to make application easier.
When you’re living with any type of chronic illness, just getting out of bed can be difficult and the thought of exercise almost impossible. Those living with autoimmune disease and chronic pain can still get the health benefits of exercise by taking it slow and doing them at home. Exercise for those with chronic illness is designed to maintain muscular function, improve health and well-being, and minimize pain.
Even if you're living with chronic pain, exercise is still possible.
Southern California Public Radio reported last week that health officials are becoming worried at the number of older kids who are coming down with whooping cough in Los Angeles County. Most of these are children who have received 5 vaccines for pertussis between the ages of 2 months and 7 years. The vaccine clearly doesn't work: The effects of the vaccine does not seem to last as long as we had hoped, said Jonathan Fielding, director of the L.A. County public health department. There is a lot of work going on to understand why it is waning. And for the first time, they are admitting the fault is the vaccine, and not the small percentage of unvaccinated children: Of the pertussis cases in Los Angeles County, 8 percent were individuals who had never been vaccinated. Experts say the number is not a significant factor in the spread of pertussis.
More and more reports are coming out stating that the pertussis vaccine is doing more harm than good. Which way do you swing in the vaccine debate?
The vast majority of men and women in the United States are constantly worried about not getting enough exercise. Working out is hard to fit into a busy schedule, particularly when free time is at a premium.
Though exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, it is also important to avoid overdoing the work out routine. For most adults, exercising between 30 and 45 minutes a day is enough to gain the benefits of exercise without changing the benefits to extreme fatigue. Start one of WeightTraining.com's FREE workout plansand start becoming fit today!