Mar 5, 2014
St. John’s Wort is a flowering plant, indigenous to Europe, which has been used for thousands of years in treating depressive symptoms. It is thought to work through the same mechanism as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Feb 26, 2014
Periodontitis refers to a number of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium, the tissues that surround and support the teeth. It can result in loss of bone around the tooth and in the loosening and possible loss of teeth.
Feb 20, 2014
Nearly two-thirds of the adult population of the United States is either obese or overweight, and current estimates indicate that 1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. Needless to say, diabetic medications are blockbuster drugs for Big Pharma.
Feb 12, 2014
The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent.nonprofit medical research organization with representatives from more than 120 countries. They release reports that help healthcare practitioners and policymakers develop informed decisions about healthcare.
Feb 6, 2014
Water makes up 70 percent of the human body and 80 percent of the brain. It is a very powerful nutrient. When it is lacking, you can expect to suffer a wide range of health ailments. Arthritis and headaches are two of the most common illnesses associated with dehydration
Jan 29, 2014
Fifty-seven trials reviewed over a 25-year period (1966-2001) showed that in individuals with normal blood pressure, a low-sodium diet resulted in an average decline of systolic blood pressure of just 1.27 mmHG and a decline of diastolic pressure of only 0.54 mmHg.
Jan 22, 2014
I have written many times about the problems that are associated with iodine deficiency. Here, I want to continue to focus on pregnant women and the importance of iodine for their health. The fetus is dependent on the maternal stores of iodine. If the mother is deficient, the fetus will be affected.
Jan 15, 2014
Pasteurization of food was developed to slow microbial growth. It is a process named after the French chemist Louis Pasteur. It was designed to prevent wine and beer from souring. In other words, pasteurization was introduced to decrease the bacterial content of food.