Finally, A Natural Way To Help Colic!

Your baby is crying relentlessly, and you have tried everything to soothe it. You have had very little sleep, and are at your wit’s end to finding a way to find relief for your ears, and more importantly for your baby. Conventional medicine has yielded little results, and you are wondering what natural things that you can do to help your baby feel better. Sound Familiar? For many families, after ruling out several other diagnoses, it is possible that your baby is suffering from Colic. Researchers have defined Colic as «A healthy, well-fed infant who cries for more than three...

What to Do With Those Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

The development of dark circles under one’s eyes makes you look tired. Some people develop dark circles with aging, while others have had them from when they were young. Dark circles occur just as frequently in Caucasians as they do in more darkly pigmented people. Dark circles, contrary to popular thought, is not due to being tired, stressed, or worn out. (no matter how you feel!) Dark circles develop due to staining of the thin eyelid skin from pigments that have leaked out from your blood cells. The blood cell pigment, known as hemoglobin, oxidizes when it gets close to...

Coffee vs. Water — Which One Actually Gives You More Energy?

Coffee is by far one of the world’s most popular and loved beverages. According to Wirthlin Worldwide (a market research company), North Americans consume on average 1.8 cups of coffee per day. Compare this to our water consumption. It is recommended to consume on average 8-10 8oz glasses of «living water» (ie. mineral rich, slightly alkaline, and energy producing when in body) each day. However, scary statistics reveal that 20% of North Americans drink no water at all while only 42% of us consume a mere 2 glasses or fewer. The struggle between water and coffee is intensified further when...

How Your Posture Is Affecting Your Acid Reflux

Although there are many types of antacids and other medications you can take to help relieve symptoms of acid reflux, did you also know that the right posture can have a positive impact on the way you digest food, thus preventing acid reflux from occurring? That’s right, the postures you adopt while you ingest food and directly after you eat are important, because they can either make food digestion an easy or difficult process for your body. For instance, sitting in a hunched forward position while you eat, and lying down directly after a meal, places additional stress on the...

Best Herbs For Weight Loss Begin With Green Tea

Green Tea – The Star Herb EGCG, the main active substance produced by green tea, is one of the most active antioxidants known from the plant kingdom. It carries twice the antioxidant power of resveratrol, known from red wine. In addition, according to Dr. Lester A. Mitscher at the University of Kansas, EGCG is nearly 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E in defending cells from DNA damage. That is just for starters on what EGCG and its related tea polyphenols can do. Additional benefits of these phytochemicals include helping the liver drive...

Diabetic Compression Socks

Diabetic socks are designed to help people with diabetes. The term diabetes mellitus refers to several metabolic conditions that directly impact the bodies ability to use and process glucose, also known as blood sugar. These conditions are chronic and can lead to dangerous, life-threatening levels of glucose within the blood. Glucose is one of the body’s prime energy sources. It is necessary for cellular function, for muscles and tissues, and for brain function. However, too much glucose in the blood can lead to a number of detrimental health conditions. The two main types of diabetes are referred to as Type...

Weight Loss – Should You Indulge In Keto Snacks?

With so many people jumping onto the «ketogenic diet» bandwagon right now, more and more people are starting to wonder if this diet plan is for them. Even if you are not on a ketogenic diet, you would be hard pressed not to have seen keto specific food now popping up in your supermarket. Marketers are onto the fact the ketogenic diet appears not to be going where they wanted it to and are starting to make «ready to go» keto friendly snacks. Should you indulge? Here are some points to keep in mind about keto products… 1. Calories Matter....

Pilates In The Barn

I have come to believe that behind every young, fit, successful, equestrian athlete there is a slightly-bloated, middle-aged, under-employed, suburban housewife with a mousy brown short hair cut and 125,000 miles on her odometer. Yeah, there are Horse Show Moms that look fresh and happy and fit but that’s not what I was seeing in the mirror. After years of driving our youngest daughter to the barn every day (and still trying to keep the rest of the family fed and supplied with clean socks and underwear), I was worn out and I looked it. Something had to change. For...

Erectile Dysfunction and Nutrition – How Vitamins Can Help Boost Sexual Performance

Erectile Dysfunction does not have to be a life-long sentence. There are numerous ways to improve performance, and one way is to make sure you have a healthy diet. Eating the right foods will ensure you get the correct nutrients for optimum health. However if you have a busy lifestyle, and can’t always eat nutritious meals, you can always boost your diet with vitamin supplements, which can help to increase sexual desire, and combat erectile dysfunction. Here is the run-down on Vitamins A to E, and how each of these can benefit you. Vitamin A. This is a fat-soluble vitamin...

When It Is Not Ordinary Fatigue: Seeking Help for Benzo Withdrawal

Fatigue arising from long hours of travelling, getting stuck in traffic jam, or shopping the entire day is an experience most of the people are familiar with. Sometimes it can be due to lack of nutrients in the body which are not able to generate energy and makes one feel groggy all the time. Fatigue can also be one of the side effects of drug use. When a person stops using sleeping pills like benzodiazepines (benzos), he/she is struck by an overwhelming sense of lethargy, accompanied by body aches and sleepiness. Withdrawal from benzos can have a debilitating impact. The...