We have all felt symptoms of dyspepsia, an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, at one time or another. It may be associated with indigestion, a sour stomach, acid reflux, or GERD—also known gastroesophageal reflux, which causes an acid-like, burning sensation in the stomach or, perhaps, throat. Dyspepsia can also be caused by gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach. The bacteria Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) is believed to be the main risk factor for developing stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer, is frequently present in many who suffer from gastritis.
10 Essential Oils for Respiratory Infections
February 28 2018
The common cold is the most frequent infection a person will ever encounter, and it is estimated that there are more than 220 different cold viruses that infect humans. After exposure, it normally takes one to three days for illness to start— duration of a cold is usually seven days, but in some cases, it can last several weeks. The same virus never infects the same person twice, and while there is no cure for the common cold, there are ways to prevent infection, using natural treatments.
16 Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart
February 23 2018
Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Unfortunately, as more countries adopt the Western lifestyle in place of their ancestral diets, heart disease will continue to progress.
15 Natural Ways to Avoid a Urinary Tract Infection
February 19 2018
Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs as they are commonly called, are more common in women than men. In the United States, almost 500,000 people are admitted to the hospital each year due to complications of urinary tract infections. The most common complication is a bacterial infection of the blood. In the United States, almost 11 percent of women reported a urinary tract infection in the previous 12 months. In addition, it is estimated that one in two women will develop at least one urinary tract infection during her lifetime. Worldwide, tens of millions of women get a urinary tract infection each year.
How to Manage the Dreaded Stomach Bug in Children
February 15 2018
Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) in children, commonly referred to as the “stomach bug” by frustrated parents everywhere, is most often caused by a short list of viruses. The usual suspects in this illness each have their own peak incidence during the year but can also be found in random outbreaks.
15 Alternatives to Prescription Pain Medications
February 12 2018
Acute and chronic pain has affected humans since the beginning of time. Ancient healers, shamans and, nowadays, medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and acupuncturists utilize varied approaches to treat both acute and chronic pain syndromes. Chronic pain is diagnosed when a person endures pain in a specific area for more than six weeks—it usually results from inflammation, which creates an imbalance within the body.
Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain
February 8 2018
Arthritic joint pain can be alleviated by using hot peppers.
12 Natural Therapies for Migraine Headaches
February 7 2018
Migraines, often experienced as a painful, throbbing headache and sometimes causing nausea and light sensitivity, affect 1 billion people worldwide. Some studies suggest that one in seven people will experience this severe headache at some point in their life—almost one in five women and one in 15 men. In the United States, management of migraine headaches are believed to cost the healthcare system $78 billion dollars annually.
15 Natural Approaches to Fibromyalgia
February 5 2018
Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by muscle aches, general pain, and fatigue. The muscle aches, called myalgias, are usually diffuse and felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Worldwide, more than 100 million are affected, ninety percent of which are women. Studies show 68 percent of those with fibromyalgia have tried nutritional supplements to help with their symptoms.
How to Live with Histamines and Find Healing
January 19 2018
Runny nose, watery eyes, the itchy tongue—many of us have the familiar symptoms of histamine intolerance. The classic reaction is to grab a Benadryl or over-the-counter antihistamine to find immediate relief. Unfortunately, this is often a short-lived and temporary solution.
Natural Support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
January 17 2018
Most of us feel tired from time to time, especially after a bout with the flu or on a Monday morning. But what about the kind of tiredness that doesn’t go away, day after day, no matter how much coffee you drink or how many naps you take? If you find yourself in a constant state of fatigue with a severe lack of energy, you may want to ask your doctor about chronic fatigue syndrome.
Natural Ways to Treat a Sluggish Thyroid
December 25 2017
Excess weight? Tired all day? Depressed? You might have a sluggish thyroid. To talk about hypothyroidism and your thyroid, it’s important to also understand your adrenals. When one is out of balance, often, so is the other.
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