Category: Diseases and Conditions

SAD Symptoms 0

SAD Symptoms

anging from mild “winter blues” to more severe depression–like symptoms, Seasonal Affective Disorder may hit up to 10 million Americans annually, between September and April when daylight hours decrease. Research indicates SAD rates rise...

Curbing GERD 0

Curbing GERD

Ever felt that burning sensation creeping up in your chest? More than 60 million Americans experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) at least once a month. But indigestion doesn’t have to have the last word....

Mind Over Matter 0

Mind Over Matter

While plenty of drugs are available to mask chronic pain, they often come with side effects. But science is beginning to understand the mind–body connection and what patients can do to control pain. Check...

Joint Care 0

Joint Care

Pain, stiffness, discomfort, swelling, and redness in the areas where 2 bones meet are common signs of joint damage. Osteoarthritis, the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, is a common disease often caused by...

Liver Strong 0

Liver Strong

A strong liver is vital to long, healthy living. It performs hundreds of functions including storing energy, breaking down food, detoxifying harmful substances, and building muscle. There are loads of ways to keep your...

Listen Up 0

Listen Up

If your ears are ringing, you’re not alone — more than 26 million Americans have suffered noise–related hearing loss at work or play. Damaging decibels are found almost everywhere — and with the prominence...

Go to Sleep 0

Go to Sleep

Lack of sleep — less than 7–9 hours — compromises your immune system (putting you at risk for infectious diseases), contributes to decreased work performance, and reduces quality of life. Daytime drowsiness and increased...

Have No Fear 0

Have No Fear

According to Robert Leahy, PhD, we live in the Age of Anxiety. About 18% of American adults (40 million people) suffer from related conditions, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Common phobias...

Pertussis awareness 0

Pertussis awareness

PERTUSSIS IS A common disease in the United States, with frequent outbreaks and periodic epidemics every three to five years. It is also called whooping cough because of the “whooping” sound people often make...

The Pros of Probiotics 0

The Pros of Probiotics

THE HUMAN BODY contains an estimated 100 trillion bacterial cells from at least 500 species, not including viruses and fungi. These bacteria are known as “friendly” bacteria, or probiotics, and are vital for many...

Headache Relief 0

Headache Relief

There’s nothing like getting slammed with a headache to bring your day to a standstill. But whether the pain is from sinuses, medication, tension, migraines, or cluster headaches, there are steps you can take...

Scratching the Surface 0

Scratching the Surface

Whether you bite, tap, or polish them, your nails serve a purpose that goes beyond nervous habits and decorative flair. Nails protect the tips of fingers and toes, while helping you pick things up....

Sound Check 0

Sound Check

Those openings on the side of your head do more than hold up your glasses; they capture every tone, clang, and whisper that ripples past your hair. So don’t give them the silent treatment....

Protect Yourself from Lyme disease 0

Protect Yourself from Lyme disease

THE DEER TICK that carries the spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) that causes Lyme disease is as big as the head of a pin. But don’t let the size fool you. These spirochetes can cause plenty...

A closer look at Arthritis 0

A closer look at Arthritis

Arthritis defies stereotypes. That’s because arthritis is not a singular, specific disease: There are more than 150 different types of arthritis in existence, affecting more than 50 million Americans and counting. Cases are expected...

Contain Your Irritation 0

Contain Your Irritation

As many as 20% of Americans have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea can be painful, disabling, and lead to more serious conditions such as cancer. Although you can’t cure IBS,...

Neck Pain 0

Neck Pain

As many as one in five people suffer from neck pain in a given year, and it’s generally higher among women. So what can you do about it? A new study in the journal...

Immune Boost 0

Immune Boost

Cold and flu season usually exits as winter comes to a close. But that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. During spring cleaning, germ stragglers can emerge and attack. Boost your immunity so you...

Foods to protect your immune system 0

Foods to protect your immune system

AT THE MOST basic level, the function of the immune system is to protect us from the harmful effects of noxious agents, including bacteria, viruses, environmental contaminants and a whole host of toxic products,...

Beat the Winter Blues 0

Beat the Winter Blues

Can’t seem to shake that tired feeling? Experiencing low energy and mood swings? You’re not alone. Many people feel a little down when Old Man Winter comes around. But you can make his visit...

Kneejerk Reaction 0

Kneejerk Reaction

By age 85, half the population can expect to develop knee osteoarthritis. But you can “bend” the stats in your favor with preventive care. Follow these guidelines to increase mobility, lessen pain, and perhaps...

Sickness for Your Health 0

Sickness for Your Health

We go to great lengths to avoid sickness. But research suggests that germ exposure promotes a more robust immune system, perhaps even priming your body to battle more serious diseases. Feeling under the weather?...

Heading off Headaches 0

Heading off Headaches

90% of the population complains of a cranial twinge at least once a year. And while most headaches likely stem from lack of sleep, stress, dehydration, or certain foods, they may derive from less–than–benign...

Take Digestive Enzymes 0

Take Digestive Enzymes

Not only does the kind of food that you eat have an influence in keeping your weight stables, but so does your ability to properly digest your food. Digestive enzymes that are created in...

Do the Alexander Technique 0

Do the Alexander Technique

A medical doctor first recommended that I do the Alexander technique when I was fourteen and suffering from a back injury. Not only did it help my back, but it also taught me how...

See a Chiropractor for Back Pain 0

See a Chiropractor for Back Pain

Eight out of ten people suffer from some form of back pain in their lifetime, due either to poor muscle tone, bad posture, athletic or other injuries, disk problems, or a problem in the...