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Hair loss has a strong genetic component. Research has shown that androgenetic alopecia, or AGA, is partially or heavily influenced by genetics and tied to gender. This means that males can pass the baldness trait directly to their male offspring. While the vast majority of alopecia causes are genetic, there is also an environmental aspect.
Top 15 Supplements for Better Vision
March 15 2018
Of our five senses, vision the most cherished. Eye health is a very important component of our overall health. Healthy eyes not only affect how you see but also how you feel about your environment and those around you. It has been said, “The eyes are a window to the soul”. While I agree, I would also suggest “The eyes are a window to one’s overall health including heart health, brain health and happiness”.
The Benefits of Nattokinase for Sinus Health
March 9 2018
Chronic nasal and sinus inflammation or chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is characterized by persistent symptomatic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses. A new study indicates that nattokinase, an enzyme from Nattō, a traditional fermented food from Japan can produce incredibly powerful effects in improving this condition. The breakthrough is that CRS does not tend to respond to conventional drugs, but may respond to nattokinase.
20 Natural Approaches to Improving Digestion
March 5 2018
We have all felt symptoms of dyspepsia, an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, at one time or another. It may be associated with indigestion, a sour stomach, acid reflux, or GERD—also known gastroesophageal reflux, which causes an acid-like, burning sensation in the stomach or, perhaps, throat. Dyspepsia can also be caused by gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach. The bacteria Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) is believed to be the main risk factor for developing stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer, is frequently present in many who suffer from gastritis.
10 Essential Oils for Respiratory Infections
February 28 2018
The common cold is the most frequent infection a person will ever encounter, and it is estimated that there are more than 220 different cold viruses that infect humans. After exposure, it normally takes one to three days for illness to start— duration of a cold is usually seven days, but in some cases, it can last several weeks. The same virus never infects the same person twice, and while there is no cure for the common cold, there are ways to prevent infection, using natural treatments.
16 Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart
February 23 2018
Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Unfortunately, as more countries adopt the Western lifestyle in place of their ancestral diets, heart disease will continue to progress. In the United States, alone, deaths due to heart and vascular disease unnecessarily kill almost 1 million people every year. High blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease—more than 1 billion of the world’s 7.6 billion people have high blood pressure.
15 Natural Ways to Avoid a Urinary Tract Infection
February 19 2018
Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs as they are commonly called, are more common in women than men. In the United States, almost 500,000 people are admitted to the hospital each year due to complications of urinary tract infections. The most common complication is a bacterial infection of the blood. In the United States, almost 11 percent of women reported a urinary tract infection in the previous 12 months. In addition, it is estimated that one in two women will develop at least one urinary tract infection during her lifetime. Worldwide, tens of millions of women get a urinary tract infection each year.
How to Manage the Dreaded Stomach Bug in Children
February 15 2018
Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) in children, commonly referred to as the “stomach bug” by frustrated parents everywhere, is most often caused by a short list of viruses. The usual suspects in this illness each have their own peak incidence during the year but can also be found in random outbreaks.
15 Alternatives to Prescription Pain Medications
February 12 2018
Acute and chronic pain has affected humans since the beginning of time. Ancient healers, shamans and, nowadays, medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and acupuncturists utilize varied approaches to treat both acute and chronic pain syndromes. Chronic pain is diagnosed when a person endures pain in a specific area for more than six weeks—it usually results from inflammation, which creates an imbalance within the body.
Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain
February 8 2018
Arthritic joint pain can be alleviated by using hot peppers.
12 Natural Therapies for Migraine Headaches
February 7 2018
Migraines, often experienced as a painful, throbbing headache and sometimes causing nausea and light sensitivity, affect 1 billion people worldwide. Some studies suggest that one in seven people will experience this severe headache at some point in their life—almost one in five women and one in 15 men. In the United States, management of migraine headaches are believed to cost the healthcare system $78 billion dollars annually.
15 Natural Approaches to Fibromyalgia
February 5 2018
Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by muscle aches, general pain, and fatigue. The muscle aches, called myalgias, are usually diffuse and felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Worldwide, more than 100 million are affected, ninety percent of which are women. Studies show 68 percent of those with fibromyalgia have tried nutritional supplements to help with their symptoms.
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