The vast majority of STROKES are due to a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the brain depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. Cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries of the brain), blood clots in the arteries of the brain, or dislodged blood clots (emboli) that travel to the brain from the aorta, the common carotid artery, or one […]
ALLERGIES can put a real damper on the enjoyment of life. They interfere with outdoors activities, sleep, work, and social activities. Some suffer from environmental allergies which mainly affect the respiratory tract. Others need to be vigilant about the foods they eat because of their food sensitivities and/or food allergies.
Asthma manifests as airway constriction in response to irritating substances in the air, such as smoke, pollen, chemical fumes, dust, mold, and perfumes. Corticosteroid inhalers, and other asthma medications, help to keep the airways open and may reduce the severity of attacks. However, these medications do not cure asthma. Moreover, they cause many side effects […]
Stroke recovery is a lengthy and arduous process, requiring support on many levels, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medications, and healthy nutrition. All these therapies aim to reduce the chance of forming new blood clots, to reduce cholesterol levels, to improve circulation, and to recover muscle strength and function. There are many herbs […]
Indigestion refers to discomfort and pain in the stomach or abdomen while eating or within 2-3 hours of eating. People with indigestion may experience bloating, excessive burping, acid reflux (heartburn), flatulence (gas), and irregular bowel movements. Having any one of these symptoms indicates incomplete digestion of nutrients
Chronic pain is all too common, no matter how old we are. Causes are many, such as accidental trauma or surgery, emotional stress, poor posture, asymmetric activities at work or at play, poor ergonomics, use of medications for pain or for other conditions, as well as chronic conditions, such as migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, […]
The skin is one of the major organs of elimination. The others are the lungs (breath), kidneys (urine), and the intestinal tract (stool or bowel movements). We contribute daily to the quality of our skin. Elimination: The body eliminates on a constant basis not only the metabolic toxins related to keeping the body functioning and […]