Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Variations of The Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet is rapidly gaining more popularity, as more and more studies are coming out to prove that it is in fact healthier for you than the modern conventional diet. These studies show that the raw food diet can not only help to prevent serious and life-threatening diseases, but it can also reverse the diseases in many cases.

The diet promotes raw and organic foods such as vegetables, fresh fruits, herbs, nuts, seeds, sprouts and protein powders as well as other superfoods that you can get in health food stores or online. Read More...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How To Prevent Obesity

Obesity is a major contributing cause to many diseases such as cancer, diabetes and depression. For many people it is an ongoing battle that never ends, and many end up losing the battle and give up altogether.

If you find yourself in this situation, I want you to know that there is hope, and you can win the battle and prevent obesity. And if you are overweight, or obese, then you can reverse that. It will take a lot of discipline and hard work on your behalf, but you can do it. Following are some tips to help you to prevent obesity. Read More...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Exercise Tips for Fibromyalgia

Engaging in regular exercises can help to reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia by increasing the blood flow as well as the production of endorphins.

Endorphins are natural painkillers that help to numb both physical and emotional pain. They can help to relieve the pain of muscle spasms and cramping, as well as reduce anxiety and depression. Therefore it is very important that you engage in regular exercise to help you to cope better. Read More...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nutritional Benefits of Avocados

Avocados are a fruit that is grown in the warmer climates of the world. They are one of the few whole foods that contain all the amino acids, essential oils and other important nutrients that are essential for optimal health.

They have a high calorie and fat content, which is the reason why they have been avoided by many health conscious individuals for many years. However, the good news is that new studies are coming out that show that avocados have many nutritional benefits. Here are a few of them: Read More...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Exercises To Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia has enough stress and pain of its own that exercise does not even seem like an option. However, engaging in regular light exercises can help to reduce not only the muscle pains but emotional pain as well.

If you are not sure what type of exercises to engage in, then you can check with your health care professional to guide you. The key is to start off with simple exercises and short sessions. Then as the muscles become stronger you can then move on to more challenging exercises and for longer sessions. Read More...

Friday, August 5, 2011

What Causes Body Odor

Body odor is usually brought about when a person begins to sweat, and therefore it is commonly believed that it is the sweating that causes body odor. However, it is not the sweat that causes the odor to occur, but rather it is caused by the toxins that are present in the sweat as it is being eliminated from the body.

The body has two different types of sweat glands; the eccrine glands, which are located over the skin’s surface, and the apocrine glands which are located in the underarm and groin areas.

The eccrine glands are designed to control the body temperature, and thus they normally do not produce an offensive odor. Read More...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found amongst women, and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths. It is a malignant cancer that* forms in the cells of one or both breasts.

Both men and women can be affected by this cancer, but most commonly it affects women. About two thirds of women are aged 55 years or older when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Essential Lifestyle Changes to Improve Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential in helping the body to absorb fat soluble vitamins, as well as in the creation of certain hormones. There are 2 types of cholesterol, HDL (the good), and LDL (the bad). When the LDL levels rise too high, serious health problems can occur.

A lipid test can help to monitor the levels on a regular basis, and they are usually available at the drug stores. In a healthy person the total cholesterol should fall below 200, the HDL should be at 60 or more, and the LDL should be between 100 to 129. Making certain lifestyle changes can help to improve and maintain cholesterol at a healthy level. Read More...