Archive for June, 2013

Better sleep without medication

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

When your partner has a sleep disorder, it’s a good bet he or she is not the only one missing out on a good night’s rest. More than likely, your sleep is being affected, too.

Well-planned strategies are essential to deep, restorative sleep you can count on, night after night. By learning to avoid common enemies of sleep and trying out a variety of healthy sleep-promoting techniques, you can discover your personal prescription to a good night’s rest.

Jet lag can occur when people travel quickly across several time zones, which causes their internal biological rhythm to be out of sync with the new destination time.

Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep–wake cycle—your circadian rhythm—is one of the most important strategies for achieving good sleep. If you keep a regular sleep schedule, going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, you will feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times.

What Is Allopathic Medicines

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Allopathic medicine refers to the practice of traditional or conventional Western medicine. The term allopathic medicine is most often used to contrast conventional medicine with alternative/complementary medicine, or homeopathy.

The term “allopathy” was coined in 1842 by C.F.S. Hahnemann to designate the usual practice of medicine (allopathy) as opposed to homeopathy, the system of therapy that he founded based on the concept that disease can be treated with drugs (in minute doses) thought capable of producing the same symptoms in healthy people as the disease itself.

During this same era, the discovery of antibiotics triggers rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy evolves as an enabling discipline to allopathic medicine, helping it to achieve and maintain its dominance through many successful treatments and cures.

Home Remedies For Constipation

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Fast constipation relief can be as easy as knowing what to drink, eat, and do. In three simple steps, you can say goodbye to uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms like hard stools and infrequent bowel movements. When you have a constipation attack, try these simple steps for fast constipation relief, and feel better fast.

Start off the day with a high-fibre bran cereal. Some brands contain as much as 14 grams of insoluble fibre, the kind that adds bulk to stool. If you’re new to the whole fibre thing, start off with a smaller serving to prevent gas, bloating and cramping.

The problem of constipation can be very frustrating and need proper treatment to get rid of it. There are many simple and easy home remedies to enhance the functionality of your digestive system to treat the problem of constipation. These remedies are very easy to follow and very powerful and that too without any side effects.

Adequate fluid intake is a core building block of a healthy digestive system. The National Institute of Health suggests clear soups as one great way to hydrate your system during an acute bout of constipation. It’s also smart to grab fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain the water and fiber you need to get your digestion back on track. Consuming plenty of water, and taking on liquid from these constipation-busting food sources, will help to soften your stool, making it easier to pass.

Castor oil has a compound that when digested stimulates the small and large intestines. Swallow one to two teaspoons quickly on an empty stomach and give it eight hours to work its magic. Tastes nasty but it works!

Oranges are not only a great source of Vitamin C but also have a large amount of fiber content. Eating two oranges every day, once in the morning and once in the evening can provide great relief from constipation.

Best Remedies for Arthritis

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases.

But here are 13 natural remedies that research suggests may actually help ease arthritis pain.

Physical activity along with proper medications can improve arthritis symptoms. But at the same time there are many simple and easy to follow natural treatments that can help in treating the various symptoms associated with arthritis.

RA is an autoimmune disease, in which the body attacks itself. In addition, “-myalgia” diseases like fibro- and poly-, could be considered varieties of arthritis because they both share similar painful symptoms in joints and muscles.

Getoff advises eating healthy — meaning free of allergy-promoting foods — for at least two months. According to him, it takes six weeks for wheat to clear out of the system. Perhaps due to its modern, stripped-of-nutrition, hybridized ubiquity, wheat may trigger an auto-immune reaction in many people. Make sure to cut out foods that may seem more innocuous than regular table sugar but that also may promote inflammation, like fruit, honey, molasses and agave.