In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk. Continue reading
Being gluten-free means more than just purchasing gluten-free ingredients and prepared meals. People, who live a gluten-free lifestyle, unless they live alone, are preparing their meals in a non-gluten-free environment. These people may experience symptoms that they thought they left behind when they switched to a gluten-free diet. The reason for these health concerns may be cross-contamination at home.
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This title is the same as a recent GreenMedInfo.com. It contains a list of over 200 health problems, with celiac disease at the top and including many more not normally associated with gluten intolerance.
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Weary of expensive dental work? Try a few simple home treatments that help strengthen teeth and gums naturally. With the application of specific dietary and herbal recommendations, loose and decaying teeth are fortified and healed. By practicing purposeful oral hygiene with a few basic ingredients, worrisome dental problems can be economically resolved.
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Surgery is usually the only option offered by conventional medicine to people with cataracts; however, there are alternative treatments that may dissolve cataracts preventing their return. Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, causing vision loss. They are most common in people over 40 and are the main cause of blindness worldwide, according to All About Vision. Continue reading
A team of scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine recently found that following a dermatologist’s advice to stay out of the sun may leave people with a deficiency in vitamin D.
Authors of the study said their findings highlight the fine balance between protecting one’s skin and getting adequate amounts of vitamin D, a nutrient which tends to be lacking in typical American diets but is essential to maintaining good health.
“It’s not as simple as telling everyone to wear sunscreen,” said dermatologist Eleni Linos, M.D., Ph.D. “We may instead need to begin tailoring our recommendations to the skin tones and lifestyles of individual patients. It’s clearly a very complex issue.” Continue reading
Skin is the body`s largest organ and one of the primary ways toxins make their way into the body. Therefore, it`s important to read the labels of skin care products and learn what to avoid when it comes to ingredients. The marketplace is abundant with prepared “natural” clay masks. An alternative to buying packaged clay masks is to “do-it-yourself”.
In the United States, skin care products for human use require that ingredients be listed. However, the FDA does not require verifiable, mandatory compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for cosmetic products (which include skin care products) before they are marketed. Let the buyer beware! Here are some important points to keep in mind with regard to reading skin care labels: Continue reading
Scientists have discovered how living organisms – including humans – avoid poisoning from carbon monoxide generated by natural cell processes.
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can prove fatal at high concentrations; the gas is most commonly associated with faulty domestic heating systems and car fumes, and is often referred to as ‘the silent killer’.
But carbon monoxide – chemical symbol CO – is also produced within our bodies through the normal activity of cells. Scientists have long wondered how organisms manage to control this internal carbon monoxide production so that it does no harm.
University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool and Eastern Oregon University, have now identified the mechanism whereby cells protect themselves from the toxic effects of the gas at these lower concentrations.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is an occupational hazard for anyone who does repetitive work with their hands and/or fingers. Basically, if you sit at a keyboard, work on an assembly line, use tools, sew, and play a musical instrument — or any number of other activities — you’re at risk for the painful condition.
The difficulty with CTS is that it can quickly become a chronic condition that shows up immediately at the start of any activity involving the hands. It’s excellent health advice to make sure you prevent the condition from occurring in the first place.
With that in mind, here are nine tips for minimizing your risk for CTS:
1. Use your whole hand and all of your fingers when you grip an object.
2. Use a tool whenever possible, instead of flexing your wrists.
3. Make sure your posture is correct. When using the computer, sit straight in your chair and keep your wrists and hands straight and your forearms parallel.
4. Adjust your computer screen so that it is about two feet away from you and just below your line of sight. Continue reading