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  • Independent Nurse Contractor  By : florence
    Nurses wake up and take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. Are you tired of having no input in your career, little money in the bank, lack of respect for your profession and little compensation for the long hours and years of dedication? Independent Nurse Contractor is a great way to renew your interest and rejuvenate your nursing career. As An Independent Nurse Contractor you will Gain back your independence and enjoy freedom: more choices; as to how often, when and where you ..
  • How Lasik Surgery Works  By : Robert Moongrave -
    One of the great things about the age in which we live is that we do not have to put up with a lot of the problems our forebears did. Every day, new surgeries are being developed that help to enhance our day to day lives and one of those developments is Lasik surgery.

    Lasik is an acronym, which stands for Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. It is a procedure in which a patient has their eye sight corrected- no more glasses, no more hassle with contact lenses. Many peopl...
  • Are The Foods You Eat Putting Your Health At Risk?  By :
    Food (and water) is the absolute first thing you need in order to ensure life. Without it you would wither away and die. You need food for its nutrition and for its sustenance. But are the foods you consume today supplying you with good solid nutrition, or are many of them slowly robbing you of your health and taking years from your life?

    Here are some things to consider:

    THE HAZARDS OF EATING MEAT
    Eating meat (particularly pork and red meat such as beef) in of itself ...
  • Five-Minute Fitness - Quick Ideas For Keeping Fit When Working At Home  By : Lindsay Small -
    One of the most difficult things about working at home is scheduling a proper fitness routine. If you are a Work At Home Mother and are having to contend with kids, housework and running a business too, you will have to make a special effort to schedule some exercise into your day. I find the best way of doing so is to squeeze in as many five minute bursts of activity as I can, either with the kids or without, and to try to make them fun too.

    If the kids are at home:

    Pu...
  • Use Superset To Build Big Muscles  By : Chris Chew -
    If you have been lifting weights for sometime or have been reading bodybuilding magazines and journals, you would have probably heard of super setting. However, how often have you seen people super setting when weight lifting? If you did, did you notice those guys who were super setting were almost invariably the bigger boys. If you want to be big, then why didn’t you superset like them since you have seen that super setting can help you build big muscles?

    What is weight l...
  • Sunburn Home Remedies  By : Francois Botha -
    If you are suffering from sunburn, but do not want to go to the doctor, there are several home remedies that you can use to treat your condition. In many cases, these home remedies can provide you with better treatment than anything that you would get from your doctor.

    One of the best home remedies for sun burn is to apply cold water to the affected areas. This can be done by simply placing cold compressions on the area for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. If you are looking fo...
  • Memory in Student Life  By : Reevas Austin
    Memory power is an asset in everybody’s life. Remembering things perfectly is an art. We come across many persons and events in our life. We would be able to remember all these well provided we observe them perfectly and involve. If we ignore facts figures, faces or whatever important we cannot remember. The memory has to be trained
  • The Glycemic Index, What You Should Know About It  By :
    As of late, there has been much mention about the glycemic index. People everywhere talk about it and food advertisements use it liberally to promote certain products. But just what is this glycemic index and what does it mean for you? Why is it that people are resorting to it as a means of weight loss and overall healthy eating choices? What is the reason that the G.I. is becoming the staple food guide of the free world?

    The glycemic index is a means of measuring the effe...
  • High Blood Pressure And Your Health  By : K Johnson -
    In 2003, The American Heart Association reported that nearly one in three adults, or 65 million people had hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common and treatable condition. You have high blood pressure if your blood pressure has a reading of 140 over 90 or higher (140/90mm Hg). Prehypertension is a reading of 120-139/80-89 mm Hg. The AHA reports 59 million adults have prehypertension. Sixty nine percent of people who have a heart attack and seventy seven...
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Medicare Part D’s Prescription Drug Plan  By : Katerina Mitrou
    If you’re like many Americans, the introduction of Medicare Part D is nothing short of confusing.
  • Lasik: After the Surgery  By : Heather Colman
    If you're reading this chances are you are trying to decide if Lasik eye corrective surgery is right for you. The report will provide you with enough facts to make an informed decision.
  • Lasik Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions  By : Heather Colman
    Learn more about what Lasik surgery really is and some of the related problems associated with this eye corrective procedure.
  • Well Water: The Hidden Problem - A Pure Water Alternative in Rural and Suburban America  By : Jon M. Stout
    Unlike municipal and bottled water sources, drinking water from wells is not regulated by any governmental bodies. Residents should consider bottled pure water as a source of drinking water.
  • Pesticides: Cause For Concern?  By : Jane Thurnell-Read -
    Many people are, in my opinion, rightly concerned about pesticides. 31,000 tons of pesticides are sprayed on UK land each year. Farm workers may have direct, intense contact with pesticides, but the general population are also exposed to pesticides via residues in and on food, pesticides in the air, as a result of spraying in fields, pesticides applied to road sides to control weeds, and even pesticide contamination of drinking water. As well as the active ingredients there a...
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Pinching Pain For Your Wrists  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a very common problem affecting your hands and wrists. Many believe that computers are a major cause for such kind of a problem. But Before this problem was already in existence due to the kind of work we used to do. Computers do add to the risk of the syndrome but, is not termed as a main culprit. There are other reasons for suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome such like knitting, wood carving, minute work or detailed work, excessive use of vibrati...
  • Aromatherapy – Using Nature’s Aroma To Cure  By : Sharon Albright -
    Aromatherapy makes use of the essential oils from the plants and other aromatic compounds to help soothe the human mind and cure certain illness. You can do it at home with the help of essential oils, perfume and cosmetics. When it becomes a part of pharmacology, it is known as clinical aromatherapy.

    Aromachology studies the effects of different aromas on human behavior. Certain aromas are believed to have relaxing effect on our mind and body. Aromatherapy includes not on...
  • Starting A Fitness Program For Seniors  By : Dexter Stoakley -
    As people age their beliefs about themselves change, and one of those beliefs is about their ability to lead an active lifestyle. Many older people believe that they can no longer exercise like they used to when they were young. In many cases this may be true. However, studies show that it is never too late to start exercising. Nobody is too old to begin exercising. But it is important to start slow and work your way up. Once you have established an exercise routine you’ll li...
  • What About That Clean Bathroom?  By : Sintilia Miecevole -
    Have you ever had a dirty bathroom or gone into someone elses home with a dirty bathroom? Or when you've filled the gas tank of your car and gone into the service station's filthy bathroom, what did you do? We've all experienced these things from time to time and it really is distressing, isn't it?

    Bathrooms have come a long way. Today they are considered luxurious and most people want bathrooms like hotels and that means glamorous! Everybody loves a good bath or shower an...
  • Self Hypnosis For Better Health  By : Hypnosis69
    Self hypnosis, in one form or another has been practiced for a very long time. While it is a serious therapeutic technique, self hypnosis is also a very soothing and calming experience and if practiced regularly, can help you transform yourself.
  • What Are Anger Indicators  By : Ken Snowie
    Sometimes, an angry person will verbally or physically assault others. They are sometimes prone to violent outbursts, often involving hurting others or destroying things.
  • Why Do I Always Feel So Angry?  By : Ken Snowie
    It is impossible to be fully in control of your life, because we all have constraints and rules that we have to follow. This fact might cause anger for you, perhaps due to experience with a very strict or rigid parent or other authority figure.
  • Stop Snoring And Get A Good Night's Sleep  By : Scott Michaels -
    When most people think of snoring, they think of it as an almost humorous nuisance. But snoring can have very serious effects on the quality of your life and your health.

    Snoring has several causes. A cold or other infection can make breathing difficult and cause the sound of snoring as the sleeping person struggles to draw air through blocked nasal passages and throat.

    Sometimes snoring is the result of a medical condition, such as swollen tonsils and adenoids (lymphoi...
  • Bunions: The Result Of Poorly Fitted Shoes  By : Scott Michaels -
    A bunion is a bony lump on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. This may be an isolated problem, but it is often associated with other problems with the shape of the foot.

    The most common cause of bunions is footwear that does not have enough width to fit the toes in their natural position. High heels are particularly to blame as they squash the toes into the narrowest part of the front of the shoe.

    Bunions are more common in women than men, and a tendency t...
  • What Kills More- Cigarettes Smoking Or Obesity?  By :
    People who are either obese or smoking, even both are growing at a very alarming rate. While more and more people are suffering from the various diseases and complications that can be brought about by obesity and cigarette smoking, it’s still frustrating for health advocates how some people can still not care about how damaging their situation is to their health and well-being.

    As for the debate on which one’s worse, smoking or being obese, there are actually doctors who s...
  • Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms  By : Vienna Miller -
    Adrenal Fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands - 2 small glands that sit on top of your kidneys - become overworked and depleted. Your adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether that be physical stress, emotional stress, or psychological stress.

    When your adrenal glands become overworked, they cannot keep up with the stresses of your everyday life. You then start to manifest the symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

    Note that just bec...
  • Snoring 101  By : Barney Garcia
    Snoring takes place when the air passage is blocked which hinders easy and normal breathing during sleep. When you are awake, the muscles in the throat keep the throat open. When you are asleep, the muscles are in a relax mode and sag inward.
  • Snoring – An Involuntary Disturbance while Sleeping  By : Barney Garcia
    Snoring means noisy breathing through the mouth or nose during the time one is sleeping. If you are a quiet sleeper, the unhindered air will pass from your nose and throat to your lungs silently.
  • Cold Sores – Type of Facial Lesion on Your Skin  By : Barney Garcia
    Cold sores are a type of facial lesion and are found to grow either on the lips or in the skin area adjacent to the mouth. It is scientifically known as “Herpes Simplex” that occurs specially when someone is suffering from fever.
  • Ankle Sprain and Pain  By : Lindsay Fox
    Article discussing the common condition known as ankle sprain with overview of what treatment is undertaken to get it corrected.
  • How To Measure Body Fat At Home|Best Body Weight Measurement Method?  By : Chris Chew -
    In order to maintain a healthy weight management program, you need to know how to measure your body fat accurately. Most people will simply step on a weighing scale at home, read the numbers and exclaimed, “Arrrrrgh! I have put on extra 2 kilos and I need to lose those extra weight I have gained.”

    You know what? Body fat measurement on a weighing scale is unreliable. If you lose weight, how would you know that you were not losing fat but muscles, or water, or the food you ...
  • Why Low Glycemic Foods?  By : Jean Bowler -
    Some currently popular eating plans like The Perricone Prescription, A Week in the Zone and The Protein Power Lifeplan recommend low glycemic foods.

    The theory is that sugar and high glycemic carbs that rapidly convert to sugar trigger a release of insulin to control the level of sugar in the bloodstream. Excess sugar in the bloodstream is inflammatory and causes a cascade of free radical damage.

    To explain how dangerous this is, Dr, Perricone points out that diabetic...
  • Homeopathy 101  By : Laura Turner -
    Homeopathy: What It Is

    Treating illness with homeopathy is not a new practice. In fact, in many European countries it is no longer considered "alternative" medicine. In France, for example, over 30% of general practitioners prescribe homeopathic remedies. In Britain, the number is well over 40%. Although homeopathy is not as common in America, it continues to gain increasing respect within the medical community and has offered many Americans an alternative form of self-car...
  • Article 7 This Is A Matter Of Life Or Death  By : Ted Salonica -
    Can-cer n. A malignant tumor that invades healthy tissue and spreads to other areas; the disease marked by such tumors.

    INVADES? DISEASE? Where and when did all this invasion and disease begin?

    FOLKS, you can’t consume 3 gallons of soft drinks and eat fast food all week long and expect not to get a disease.

    FOLKS, you can’t smoke 2 packs a day, stay out late at night drinking, or snorting stuff up your nose and not expect to get a disease.

    FOLKS, you can’t eat fru...
  • Methods To Relieve Stess  By : Gray Rollins -
    Jane, a working mother, often feels tense. She feels she has too much to do. At the end of the day, she is drained and frazzled. She feels as if she is being pulled from all sides. Consequently, she cannot meet the demands of her job or her family. She gets irritated over insignificant things and has intense emotional outbursts. Lately, she cannot sleep at night, does not feel hungry, and feels exhausted all the time. Jane is under stress.

    Many people who are under stress ...
  • Causes and Prevention of Toenail Fungus  By : Vincent Abrugar
    Nail fungus is responsible for approximately half of all nail disorders and, because it can be difficult to treat, the best way to treat the ailment effectively is to detect it early.
  • MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN  By : Nymph Kellerman
    We tend to disregard the role the mind plays in healing the physical body, even though we admit to the existence of psychosomatic sickness. This prevents us from speeding up the development of our psychosomatic health, that is, health of the body that stems from health of the mind.
  • BREATHE.... for your own good!  By : Nymph Kellerman
    During the last few decades, Western Universities have become interested in the various techniques of deep relaxation and the effects it has on the body. During a deeply relaxed state, the heart rate slows down, there is a lowering in blood pressure, a decrease in oxygen consumption, a reduction in the blood lactate (high levels are associated with anxiety), and last but not least, the electrical activity of the brain changes. In recent years it was discovered that the brain has the ability to change its vibrations and in doing so, changes behaviour as well as involuntary functions of internal organs.
  • Home Office Feng Shui: A Crash Course In Arrangement  By : Codi Morieta -
    Feng shui has gained much popularity - even in the United States.

    Feng shui is the ancient art of arrangement and color usage that is presumed to promote balance and the flow of energy in a given space.

    Even if you don’t believe in the philosophy of feng shui, applying some of the basic principles of this practice to your home office can help you operate your virtual corporation more efficiently—and may make it a pleasant place to spend the better part of your day.

    ...
  • Acid Reflux, everything you really need to know.  By : Tyler J Stevenson
    A summary of the causes & treatments for sufferers of Acid Reflux
  • Jasmine Essential Oil For Aromatherapy  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    A sturdy evergreen shrub of bright green leaves with white star shaped flowers, Jasmine with sweet and floral aroma, native of Asia and Africa is one of the oldest and widely used scented flower.

    Jasmine flower blooms only at night hence they hand picked at night time only. Being the most delicate and extremely fragile, jasmine essential oil is steam distilled from its flowers. Huge quantities of jasmine petals are required to prepare one ounce of essential oil, hence is r...
  • 10 Healthy Tips for Fitness Success  By : Linda Geyer
    Many people are not consistent and fail in the first three months of an exercise program. But if it becomes a habit and they stick to it, something magical happens after four months. Here a 10 simple tips to help you with your fitness success…
  • Caffeine Benefits - Does It Boost Memory?  By : Rebecca Prescott
    Coffee can produce anxiety in excess, but what are its benefits? The good news is that the picture of caffeine and health is not all bad, and not completely one sided.
  • Preventing RSI In The Workplace  By : Daniel Smith -
    There is no denying that computers have forever changed the workplace. They have made organization and complicated tasks much easier for millions of workers each day. While computers have been helpful they also can propose some risks. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can happen from repetitive motion of the hands and arms. Typing on a keyboard all day long can lead to RSI. Preventing RSI in the workplace can be done by taking precautions and following correct procedures for typ...
  • The Best Of All Worlds - Top Spas For March  By : Amy Covington -
    If your idea of a trip to the spa is a pedicure and a facial … you aren’t going to the right spa. From bamboo lemongrass body scrubs to peppermint sea twists, spa treatments are more innovative than ever. Of course you can get straightforward treatments like Swedish massage but then you’ve got holistic treatments like Bio Energetic Transduction Aided Resonance (sound therapy) and Thalassotherapy (water therapy).

    In addition to searching for a wide range of standard, as wel...
  • Anger- How To Control?  By : cdmohatta
    All of us get angry. Some of us get angry very often. Some are able to control the anger.
  • Fitness - Mantra To Live Long  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Demanding careers, raising a family coupled with pressures of daily life is daunting task for man and woman alike. Exercising or daily workout of 30 minute is the last thing on the mind, though we find time to watch TV or hang out with friends. We can come up with hordes of reason for not hitting the gym.

    Being fit should be a part and priority in everyone’s life. Being physically fit helps you to live a longer life. It means more than looking your best on the beach and f...
  • Show Reverence For Your Body: The Practice Of Gratitude And Affirmations  By : Laura Turner -
    When creating a system of self discovery, it is important to turn all negative thoughts into positive functional awareness. First it’s important to take a full body inventory to establish all the parts of your body you love, and those you're not so crazy about. After this is accomplished, what happens next?

    In this article we'll take a look at the importance of putting all of the body together as one unit; the importance of establishing a total positive body reverence and...
  • A Short History Of The Toilet  By : Tony Brings -
    Toilets are an essential part of our everyday lives. We tend to take the toilet very much for granted and not really like to think about it too much until we find that we desperately need a toilet and none can be found. We forget that modern toilets are a luxury in a lot of under developed countries and find it a huge inconvenience if our toilet doesn’t work.

    Toilets that we are used to using are a relatively recent invention, and used to be only affordable by the very wea...
  • Excessive Snoring & What It Could Mean To You  By : Alan Schill -
    It may be difficult to know whether you suffer from typical or excessive snoring. A large part of the problem comes from the fact that it can be difficult to diagnose your own snoring habits while you are asleep. Perhaps the most useful information would come from a spouse, who may be awoken through the night as a result of the snoring. He/she will be more familiar with your snoring and may be able to offer an opinion as to whether they notice excessive snoring.

    So, just w...
  • Information On Snoring  By : Alan Schill -
    It’s causes are various as are it’s effects. Sleepless nights, personality changes, lack of concentration and exhaustion are just a few of the results of snoring. Information on snoring is widely publicized, but it can be difficult to find all of the needed information in one article. This article is geared toward every aspect of information on snoring, including it’s causes, remedies and potential problems.

    There are several factors that are believed to contribute to snor...
  • Take Time To Choose The Right Massage School  By : Rory H. Hawkins
    Taking a course on massage education involves the same procedure like any other education programs. But, prior to getting admitted you have to know what you exactly want to learn and what are your plans after the training session is over. Do you want to be a private professional helping your clients feel relaxed or soothe their pain? Do you want to be a part of a massage experts’ team for sports persons etc? Or do you want to attach yourself with hospitals and nursing homes?
  • Body Massage Oils for Healthy Living  By : Rory H. Hawkins
    The holistic application of physical touch to affect the systems of the circulatory, body-the muscular, skeletal, elimination, endocrine, respiratory, lymphatic, emotional, mental digestive, and nervous systems is called Body massage.
  • A Massage Chair For A Healthy Family  By : Rory H. Hawkins
    We often face the problem of stress and strain that ends up in both physical and mental problems. We live in a hectic world where we are always running to keep ourselves alive in the fast competition. We need respite from that strain.
  • Body Massage for Relaxation, Health Improvement and Sensual Pleasure  By : Knut Holt
    Some simple massage techniques are explained. You can use these methods to achieve muscular and mental relaxation, cure stiffness, increase mobility, or simply for sensual bodily pleasure.
  • Massage  By : Ling Fong
    Many people have started to become disillusioned with the health services and the seemingly excessive prescription of medication. Alternative medicine, formerly the mainstay of the hippy or green individual
  • Body Odor - Cannot Runaway From It  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Body odor can either make you run towards the person or runaway from him or her. This odor can be found anywhere you go, be it a mall, pub, theatre, bus, train it is everywhere. It can be one of the most disgusting things and most of the times we can’t do anything about it. It reflects improper hygiene and also shows signs of skin problem. Taking good care of your health and food would help to reduce the odor problem.

    When sweat surfaces on the skin it gives out a body odo...
  • Causes Of Halitosis  By : Viktor Radcliff -
    Most people think that bad breath is caused only by poor dental hygiene. However,chronic bad breath,a condition known as halitosis,can stem from various medical problems,dry mouth and even the Atkins diet.

    If you have a consistent bad breath problem it is wise to visit your dentist in order to determine the cause of the problem.There are several possible reasons for bad breath such as dental decay, or gum disease.The dentist can diagnose other problems which cause bad brea...
  • Glaring Tips On Teeth Whitening, Making That Smile Look Better  By : Robert Thatcher -
    Staring your day with a frown face will not give you any luck. The best way to have a beautiful day is to have a beautiful smile. Having a beautiful smile is having clean and white bright teeth.

    The first thing that you notice to a person when having a conversation is their teeth. Healthy bright white teeth always get special and extra attention.

    Nowadays, people are more conscious on how their teeth look like. As much as possible, a person wants to have strong and he...
  • Take Care of Your Health - Easy Steps  By : Marcus Gardner
    A few pointers in taking care of your health. The enjoyable way.
  • What Are Antioxidants And How Do They Help You?  By : Gray Rollins -
    Antioxidants are natural chemicals found in the body. Free radicals are the results of processes in cells that can damage cell walls, structure and genetic material. Antioxidants help prevent this from occurring. They occur naturally in the body and can also be added with diet and supplements.

    Supplements such as vitamins A, C and E and selenium all contain antioxidants. Supplements are widely available at health food stores, grocery stores and pharmacies. They come in for...
  • Binge Eating Disorder - An Act Of Overeating  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Most of us do overeat and that should not be a concern. But once the eating gets out of control then it is sign to worry. Binge eating disorder is a condition which has newly come into the limelight as many people including kids are affected by it.

    People who suffer from this disorder do not have control over their eating. Food becomes a gateway to suppress their emotion. All your emotions are channelized in one direction which later on creates more problems.

    Even thou...
  • Benefits Of Matsyasana  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    The name given to every asana derives its inspiration from nature. As this pose happens to look like a fish it is known as matsyasna - fish pose. The popular feeling is that Matsyasana is known as the destroyer of many diseases. This asana has to be done in padmasana which may not be that easy for beginner. To make it easy you can do this by stretching your legs and then lie on your back. Knees bent and hands by your side. It is one of the back bend poses which done in correc...
  • Healthy Food In Schools Gaining Momentum  By : Rick Hendershot -
    School boards across North America have been challenged in recent years to get rid of the junk food in school cafeterias and vending machines and replace it with healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.

    And while it may seem obvious that this is the right thing to do, it is not always that simple.

    **No serious debate

    There is no serious debate that schools should be serving healthy food. Everyone in a position to care about this issue -- parents, physicians, teachers an...
  • Why Hypnosis Is Better For Stress Than Meditating  By : Silvia Hartmann -
    ***** Stress Is The Life Killer

    Stress is the greatest problem for people in the modern world, and it's much worse than just health problems such as heart attacks that are brought on by too much stress for way too long.

    Stress impacts EVERYTHING.

    Stress kills our libido, our enjoyment of life; stress causes disturbed emotions of anger, rage, sadness and depression; stress makes us clumsy; stress causes us to make mistakes and worst of all, stress makes us think stupi...
  • Advantages Of Portable Swamp Evaporative Coolers  By : John Ewing -
    A swamp evaporative cooler can give you the best of cooling technologies without the disadvantages of air conditioning. Unlike air conditioners, swamp evaporative coolers require very little energy in order to work well, as long as the appropriate environmental conditions are met. Speaking of the environment, evaporative coolers are pollutant free because they work using nature’s own cooling mechanism.

    The term swamp evaporative cooler is a bit misleading because an evapo...
  • Do You Have A "Hidden" Eating Disorder?  By : LoseWithCaralluma.com -
    Revealed! How an Indian cactus is helping dieters overcome food addiction

    Is it possible to have an eating disorder, and not be aware of it yourself?

    It is estimated that 50% of eating disorders go undetected. Why? Simply because the signs of eating disorder are not well known.

    Granted, you don't gorge yourself, then excuse yourself to throw up.
    Granted, you don't starve yourself till you're ready to pass out.
    You probably have a healthy body image and a few extra...
  • Symptoms And Treatments Of Hemorrhoids  By : Troy Porter
    Hemorrhoids or piles are an unpleasant and embaressing part of many peoples lives. Understanding the causes and symptons will allow you to choose an effective treatment option for yourself.
  • Human Growth Hormone, Or The Superman Hormone?  By : Troy Porter
    Most people have heard reports about human growth hormone and its alleged benefits in supplement form. Where does it come from and what can it do for you?
  • Hangover - Too Sozzled To React  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Drinking for many is a social activity which many people love to do. Even though it may not be healthy, drinking in small quantities would not cause much harm. The problem starts when there is excessive drinking. You may enjoy being drunk and may not realize things that is happening around you. The next morning is the time you realize it’s after effects which is known as a hangover and can be one of the sore mornings which you would not like to remember.

    We should always b...
  • Secrets in Stress Relief  By : Troy Porter
    The pace of life these days is hectic and more people than ever often complain of feeling stressed. There are many things you can do to relax and relieve your stressful feelings. Finding what works for you is the key.
  • Are Water Filters Really That Important?  By : Ron Loeffler -
    A very good question, “are water filters important?” In today’s society, life is very fast passed, so much to do and so little time to do it. Between work, family and all the things in between, we sometimes overlook the simple things that can make a big difference in our lives. Most people are health conscious these days, we try to eat right and exercise and drink a lot of water, which is good. But most of the time, people end up buying very expensive bottled water and don’t ...
  • Water Filters – Learn About The Various Options  By : Jason Adams -
    Quality water filtration is one of the best investments that one can make for one’s health. Good water tastes better and also protects you from infections and diseases that could spread through unfiltered water. The market for water filters is vast and one has a huge range to choose from depending upon how much one wants to spend and if one wants protection from some specific element in water.

    Water Filtration- The Options That You Have

    As mentioned above, one has an e...
  • Massaging The Upper Body  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    In practice since ancient times, massage is a relaxing experience of hand strokes on the body to rejuvenate the mind and body and eliminate stress. Using hands and fingers, the therapist alleviates any kind of muscular pains and discomforts and relaxes the muscles.

    Stress related areas in the upper body are shoulder and neck area. Do not massage the front of the neck area around the throat as it is the most delicate of all.

    When the person is lying down, massaging the...
  • Benefits Of Garudasana  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    'Garuda' means eagle and 'asana' means pose. Garuda known as king birds also happen to be the vehicle of Vishnu. Even though most of the yoga poses aims towards balance and tranquility, by the look of the asana it will be more visible. This asana would help in loosening up your joints. Stretching your muscles would help in making all the parts of your body more fit.

    While doing the asana sense of balance would be achieved as you are standing on one foot. It would look simi...
  • Love Your Body, Forgive Your "Self"  By : Laura Turner -
    This may sound a bit odd coming from me, but I believe that regardless of what you eat - how many times each week you exercise or what particular diet you decide to try - if you do not have your inner life in order, it will be difficult to be at peace with yourself and your body.

    In discussing ways to love your body, therefore, it is important to look at ways we can have peace with ourselves. Moreover, in this article, we will discuss an idea you may not have considered: f...
  • Stress And Illness  By : Margaret Paul, Ph.D. -
    Jack, 60 years old, is a client of mine. Jack had been in a very difficult, codependent marriage with Stella - a marriage where Jack completely gave himself up in his attempts to avoid Stella’s anger, threats and blame. Jack sought my help regarding extricating himself from this very unhappy relationship and was finally able to end the marriage. Subsequently, Jack sent me the following email:

    “Hi Margaret, I hope all is going well with you. I thought you might be intereste...
  • Healthy Dining Out  By : Libby Sustachek -
    With our busy lives these days we are more apt to dine out, pick up take out food, or have food delivered to us. The problem is we are not aware of the calories and fat we are consuming when we continually eat food other than what we, ourselves have prepared.

    The average dinner meal at a restaurant is 1200 calories, and 60 grams of fat. Men should not have more than 70 grams of fat a day, and women 40 grams of fat a day. One meal alone can make up one whole days worth of ...
  • Health Care  By : Polly Priester -
    Hello all you wonderful people out there. If there is one subject that affects every one of us that is our health. What is the best way of taking care of our health?

    Let’s take a brief look at some of our options for taking care of our health.

    Some people believe in preventative measures for taking care of their health. What exactly does this mean? Basically, it means eating a healthy diet, exercising properly, and living a healthy lifestyle. A yearly check-up is also...
  • Symptoms Of Kidney Problems You Should Know  By : Olinda Rola -
    Symptoms of kidney problems generally develop over a period of years. As you know, the kidneys perform many vital functions that help maintain overall health. But if the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, the kidneys will not clean the blood properly and symptoms of kidney problems will develop. With impaired kidney function, the body retains more water and salt than it should, leading to weight gain.

    Early kidney disease has no kidney problem symptoms, however, it ...
  • Join A Gym Or Purchase Exercise Equipment  By : Mike Barus -
    The age old question when it comes to working out is: should I join a gym or purchase exercise equipment? Depending on your needs and specific method of working out, different individuals experience different results with each of these methods. However, before you rush out and sell your gym membership to purchase thousands of dollars in exercise equipment or sell your exercise equipment in order to purchase a gym membership, consider your options carefully. Depending on your ...
  • Adrenal Fatigue And How To Beat It.  By : Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC -
    Your adrenal glands are two tiny pyramid-shaped pieces of tissue situated right above each kidney. Their job is to produce and release, when appropriate, certain regulatory hormones and chemical messengers.

    Adrenaline is manufactured in the interior of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal medulla. Cortisol, the other chemical from the adrenal gland, is made in the exterior portion of the gland, called the adrenal cortex. The cortex also secretes androgens, estrogens, and ...
  • What's In Your Personal Care Items  By : Dee Cohen -
    There are already numerous articles written on the hazards of chemicals in personal care products. Even Senator Edward Kennedy has written several letters to Congress regarding the health risks associated with using cosmetics that contain cancer-causing ingredients.

    Personal care products that have been taught to be beneficial to you may be the very ones that may contain chemicals that is posing a serious threat to you and your family's health.

    Believe it. Personal care...
  • Kettlebells And Chiropractic - A Winning Combination!  By : Dr. Wendy Schauer, DC, RKC -
    After 14 years as a successful chiropractor I have finally discovered what I believe to be the very best tool for improving the back-strength and overall health of my patients. That tool is the kettlebell – something I had never heard of until two years ago. I have to admit that initially they intimidated me… until I needed them for my own injury.

    The Doctor Becomes a Patient

    Growing up I was always extremely athletic in high school and college. I lettered in volleyba...
  • Nail It - Here’s To Healthy And Beautiful Nails!  By : Ben
    We take immense care of our face, pampering it with luxurious creams and lotions. However, there is one important part of our body that most of us have neglected to take care of - our nails. Small as they may be, your nails often play the crucial role of entry impression when you shake hands with a person for the first time. Impeccable dressing, great skin but shabby looking nails hardly form a complete picture of a well-groomed person. Perhaps it is time for you to start thinking about looking after your nails and grooming them as you would do to your face!
  • Ozone Air Purifiers May Cause Permanent Lung Damage  By : J Schipper -
    Several manufacturers are currently selling ozone generators as air cleaners. The companies manufacturing these devices state they are safe and effective at controlling indoor air pollution; however, for almost a century health professionals and health organizations such as the American Lung Association have challenged these claims.

    Sellers of ozone-producing devices often use fanciful terms to describe ozone. It is referred to in such terms as "activated oxygen" or "pure ...
  • Muscle Imbalance And Chronic Injuries  By : Jeff P. Anliker, LMT -
    Injuries can occur anywhere and at anytime, but the most prevalent place of occurrence is in the workplace. The reason for such a high rate of injury is that people spend 8-18 hours a day, 5-7 days a week performing unidirectional (one-way) movement patterns, causing an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system that results in the overuse and under use of certain muscle groups. If left unchecked, these injuries can be come chronic, resulting in pain and dysfunction that can las...
  • Anti Aging Benefits Of Stretching Exercises| Why Stretch Muscles?  By : Chris Chew -
    In many exercise programs, be it weight lifting for building and toning muscles or cardio vascular exercises for increasing stamina and to lose weight, most people do not perform enough stretching exercises even though stretching exercises can be performed by anyone at any age unless that person has some physical restriction to stretch. What is worse, many people do not even stretch before and after exercising. Unknown to most people, stretching also has anti aging benefits.
    ...
  • Little Giant Ladders – A Guide To Choosing The Best Model  By : Paton Jackson -
    Everyone needs a good, stable ladder. It is always best to invest in a ladder that will fulfill any challenge you take on. Little Giant ladder is the only answer if you are looking for the best ladder. But do you know which little giant ladder is most suitable for you?

    Here are the top 8 tips before purchasing the giant little ladder:

    1. Stability. Look for the little giant ladder system with flared footings to enable you remain stable when you climb high, on the topmo...
  • Overview Of Medical Assistance For Persons With Disabilities Ages 3-21  By : Christine Dugan -
    Medical Assistance (MA), or Medicaid, is a federal/state insurance program that pays for health and treatment services for children and adults with disabilities. Some of these services include such things as health screenings, therapies, behavioral support services, transportation, and home healthcare. Medical Assistance was authorized on July 1, 1969, under the Social Security Act, Title XIX, Grants to States for Medical Assistance Programs. It is funded partly by the states...
  • Pooling Your Resources: The Benefits Of An Aquatic Workout  By : Jason Flintstone -
    You'd definitely work out more if it wasn't, well, so much work, and didn't leave you with all those aching bones. Maybe your doctor even advised you to "take it easy" due to a pre-existing condition.

    Well, now experts note there are even fewer reasons to make excuses. And one of the best ways to get your feet wet when it comes to physical activity is by literally getting your feet (and entire body) wet, by submerging yourself into a fairly stressless fitness routine.

    W...
  • The Many Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil  By : Dianne Ronnow -
    Have you heard about coconut oil yet? People are adding coconut oil to their diets and are getting incredible results. They are losing weight, getting more energy, and getting healthier.

    Coconut oil is safe to use, and does not turn to fat in your body. It raises the metabolism, so you burn more fat and have more energy. It does not increase your cholesterol, but actually helps lower it. Coconut oil is wonderful diet addition for just about everyone.

    Coconut oil is fu...
  • Love Your Body, Love Your Self: Nurturing Body Acceptance  By : Laura Turner -
    Is it idealistic to believe that everyone can learn to love their body? This became a burning question as I set out to write on this topic of body acceptance. Why do I muse about this subject? It's been said that writers write what they wish to know. And when it comes to loving my body - it's been a constant, lifelong process.

    That said: Here's what I know (or want to know) about loving the body we've been given. The process begins with acceptance. And to accept one's body...
  • How To Practice Meditation  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Meditation is the most important practice for calming the mind. A calm mind can lead to a healthy, happy and successful life. It can cure diseases and speed up healing processes. We describe the simple technique below called prana-dharana. Prana in Sanskrit stands for the air that we breathe. It is the most basic act of life which starts from birth and goes on till death. But generally, we are not aware of the breath till our attention is drawn close to it. Dharana means its ...
  • Improve Your Eyesight With Trataka  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Eyes are the windows of the soul and you can see what a person is up to by looking into his eyes. Hence, it is important to have clean eyesight. In yoga, trataka is a technique devised by the ancient sages to improve eyesight. It is a shuddhikriya or a purification process to cleanse the eyesight and help in the silencing of the mind in concentration.

    Sit with your back straight. Keep your eyes fixed on an object without winking till tears start streaming down your face. T...
  • Dhyana  By : Sharon Hopkins -
    Almost everyone has experienced the fact that when one starts concentrating his mind on any immediate object or an idea, the mind starts wandering. It is very difficult to keep the mind busy with a single thought. The ancient sages too encountered the same problems. Arjuna, in Gita had mentioned that controlling the mind is an impossible thing on earth. Hence, he was advised by Krishna that though mind control is difficult, it can be made silent and steady by regular practice...
  • How To Stop Being The Average American!  By : Dr. Wendy Schauer, DC, RKC -
    Break Out of Your Box!

    The average American lifestyle goes something like this: We drive to work in a box, we sit for 8 hours inside a box (affectionately referred to by some as a cubicle), we drive home in a box, then we sit in front of our box TV (and if we’re really doing well in life it’s actually more of a flat rectangle), we throw a box dinner in the microwave and then go hop in our box bed for sleep. This cycle continues day after day, week after week.

    Some may ...
  • Managing Hazardous Household Waste – Your Roles And Responsibilities  By : Penelope Pepper -
    It is no secret that the quantity of household waste produced is increasing year after year at an alarming rate and governments are under pressure to expand existing landfills or build new ones to accommodate the waste that is being produced.

    What is Hazardous Household Waste?

    Household waste is leftover from household goods or products. Hazardous household waste are household products which contain chemicals that has the potential to affect plants, the health of human...
  • Medicare, Social Security and Retirement  By : Rangerrob
    Everything keeps changing, how do I keep up? Why is there so many choices? This is common question and concerns of most seniors today. The cost of health and prescriptions is higher today for seniors, averaging over $500.00 a month.
  • Hoodia Marketing Frenzy Has Consumers Confused...  By : Deborah Patrie
    With the popularity of Hoodia Gordonii as an appetite suppressant and weight loss aid at an all time high, so to is the confusion over it. The consumer doesn't know what to look for when purchasing it and more recently, there is controversy over dose
  • Portable Massage Tables And Massage Therapy  By : Alexander Sviridov -
    Portable massage tables are the very important tools. Massage therapy is a hands-on management of the soft tissue and joints of the body and using a portable massage table can make giving and receiving a massage that a lot easier.

    A portable massage table has pairs of legs at each end, and two pairs of recessed centre legs. This system offers the advantage of carrying safe working loads of up to 300kg without any visible degree of table flex or torque so that the masseur’s...

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