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5 Things That Happen If You Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet
Dr Debbie Smith

As many of you know I recently broke my elbow in a mountain bike accident. I am passionate about getting back to do the things I did before, including swimming, mountain biking, adventure racing and running and decided I would do anything and everything to speed my recovery up.


 
9 Healthy Cures For Cancer - Why Doctors Cannot Use Them
Andrew Wilding

There are thousands of independent case studies published by highly qualified medical doctors and cancer researches, proving that cancer is cured by healing the body. In some cases surgery is an option, but the body does not work so well when things are removed. In all cases, radiation and chemotherapy cause cancer through actual and chemical radiation. The astounding question is: why are doctors not allowed to use the cures that heal cancer?


 
A-z Of Allergies
Body and Mind

Allergy is a sensitivity to a substance which does not normally cause people any problems. It is a allergic reaction to something, symptoms usually show up in the parts of the body which are exposed to the allergen.

 


 
Abscesses
Body and Mind

Abscesses are pockets of pus formed after the skin has been infected, usually one of the staphylococci bacteria.They can occur in any organ of the body. In order to prevent toxins entering the bloodstream from infection, the body effectively seals off the infected area which then becomes a pus-filled abscess.


 
Acne
Body and Mind

Nearly everyone struggles from outbreaks of pimples at some moment in life, making acne one of the most frequent skin disorders. Acne is a skin disorder usually developing in teenagers, nevertheless quite a high percentage of adults do undergo some form of acne symptoms.


 
Addictions
Body and Mind

An addiction is a compulsive behavior that results from a physical or emotional dependence. What you are dependent on can vary.Addiction has become part of our everyday lives. If you associate an activity with pleasure or the relief of stress, chances are you fall back on it whenever times are tough or when events in your life encourage it.


 
Adenoid Problems
Body and Mind

Adenoids is lymph glands, located at the back of the nose where the air passages join those of the back of the mouth.The lymph system is the body’s defence system against infection & the lymph glands (like the adenoids) are full of infection-fighting cells.


 
Alcohol Abuse
Body and Mind

The causes of alcoholism is a combination of genetic, physical, psychological, environmental, & social factors that differs among people. Genetic factors are considered crucial.


 
All About Shingles
Body and Mind

Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus, it is a painful condition and it is noticeable by a line-like rash which develops around the body.The rash can last for up to 7 weeks, however the pain can continue for months and sometimes even years in rare cases.


 
All About Stress
Body and Mind

Stress is believed to be our physical or emotional reactions to outside stimuli that is beyond our normal experience.Certain levels of stress are needed in our lives, as it inspires us to move ahead, to accomplish tasks and to motivate us into action.Unfortunately when there is too much stress in our lives and we are unable to cope with it, there are a number of negative symptoms that occur.


 
Allergic? - You Can Keep Your Cat!
Body and Mind

Being allergic doesn't necessarily mean you can't have a pet or that you must give up the one you already have. You can solve this problem by learning more about minimizing pet-related allergies and making some minor adjustments to your environment. Controlling allergies takes some work, but if you really want to...YOU CAN DO IT!


 
Allergies
Allan Wohrnitz

Allergies have one thing in common - an irritant spoken as an antigen, gets into the blood & causes specific symptoms to occur. The offending substance may be house dust, dandruff from almost any animal, pollens from plants, or bits of incompletely digested foods.

 


 
Alzheimer
Body and Mind

Alzheimer's disease is a disorder in which there is a radical disintegrating of brain tissue. It is described by a decrease in psychological and emotional capabilities.


 
Amnesia
Body and Mind

This word really means ‘no memory’, but for medical purposes it is used to mean a temporary loss of your memory.The Symptoms for Amnesia include the following: An able to recall current locations, do not remember familiar people and confusion.


 
Anaemia
Body and Mind

Anaemia is a disorder of the blood in which the red blood cells are defective in some way.This disorder may surface from a number of basic conditions, some of which may be genetic, but in many cases poor diet is to blame.


 
Anal Fissure
Body and Mind

An Anal Fissure is a tear in the sensitive lower anal canal, and this causes the sufferer pain on defication. During bowel movements, the split is irritated, and this can cause minor bleeding and also discomfort.


 
Aneurism
Body and Mind

An aneurism is a permanent swelling in the wall of an artery.The strain of blood passing through can force part of a weakened artery to expand outward, forming a thin-skinned blister or sack.


 
Angina
Body and Mind

Angina can develop if the heart is not getting enough oxygen.Usually it is because the blood supply to the heart is obstructed or because the heart is being overworked and therefore the heart needs more oxygen than usual.


 
Anorexia Nervosa: Looking Beyond The Surface
Body and Mind

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which is based on people that is terrified of becoming fat. But it is far more complicated than a simple urge to lose weight.


 
Anxiety
Body and Mind

Anxiety is a phrase of being worried about certain real or imagined events or situations.Anxiety can be caused by noticeable stress such as a unfortunate accident, a death, or the loss of something important to us


 
Apnea
Body and Mind

Everyone has brief pauses in his or her breathing pattern called apnea.Usually these brief stops in breathing are completely normal. Sometimes, though, apnea or other sleep-related problems can be a cause for concern.


 
Appendicitis
Body and Mind

This is the enlargement of the appendix which can happen anytime from infancy to old age. Appendicitis is an enlargement of the appendix, which is narrow and tube like, it is joined to on end of the large intestine. However, no one really knows why it is there. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that demands immediate surgery to remove the appendix.


 
Are You Suffering From Fibromyalgia And / Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Aches And Pains?
Barbara Shepherd

For many years I had various minor health problems which slowly worsened until one day I got the flu and found I could not shake it off. I then became more and more ill with many severe symptoms - so severe that I was forced to resign from my job and I struggled to socialize with people.


 
Arthritis
Body and Mind

Is the enlargement of the joints and it’s causes are varied.There are two main types of arthritis - rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Arthritis is slightly more serious then osteoarthritis. It slowly becomes worse over time. The enlargement of the joints can finally become deformed or be destroyed. It can strike anybody between the ages of 25 and 55.


 
Asbestos Cleanse
Desiree Campher

What is so important to share with you is that as water is now a controlled substance, municipalities are obliged to limit water out of peak time. What happens when the water stops flowing through our water pipes? The first point is that most South Africans are not aware that our water pipes are badly outdated and made from materials that contain Asbestos. This asbestos will contaminate all the water supplies to our homes, but when the water is no longer running through the pipes an even more sinister picture is painted. The dry pipes bake in the soil and through this heat process even more asbestos fibres are released. The water supply is then turned on again and the water floods the pipes and carries these very dangerous fibres into every persons home.


 
Asthma
Body and Mind

Asthma is a disorder that is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways.This results from the tightening of the muscles lining them and causes breathing problems especially in breathing out.


 
Atherosclerosis
Body and Mind

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries.It can lead to clogged arteries in any part of the body.There are usually no symptoms until one or more arteries are so clogged with plaque that blood flow is severely reduced. This reduced flow of blood and oxygen to some part of the body (such as the heart)and may cause pain or discomfort. Some people have no symptoms until a blood clot forms, completely blocks an already narrowed artery, and causes a heart attack or stroke.


 
Athletes Foot
Body and Mind

Is a fungal disease, normally between the toes or under the arch of the foot.A rash and redness in the area, A repulsive foot odour, Itching and irritation between the toes, the area may crack and peel, dry, flaking skin on the bottom of your feet. White, fragile, flaky toenails in serious cases. Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal disease.


 
Attention Deficit Syndrome
Body and Mind

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is where paying attention is the problem, this disorder is Most commonly the problem of childhood development.You have to remember that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is often not diagnosed correctly because many of the symptoms are related to the average child's development.


 
Back Care
Body and Mind

If there is any continuous paining or stiffness anywhere in your spine, from the top of your neck to your hips.Back pains is the main health issue in the community nowadays.Pain in the back is usually caused by the inflammation of the joints. Or it could be because of the bruising of the muscles and ligaments by some means. The most commonly back problems are related to your posture.


 
Backache
Body and Mind

Backache is one of the most common symptoms of ill-health.Up to 75 percent of adults suffer from backache or back pain at some time, but only ten percent of that is actually caused by an underlying illness.


 
Bad Breath
Body and Mind

Bad breath, or Halitosis, is a symptom of various disorders, ranging from the mild and temporary to the more severe. Often bad breath goes undetected by the sufferer until somebody mentions it to them.


 
Baldness
Body and Mind

It's the loss of hair anywhere on the body, mostly on the scalp region.Men are normally affected the most but females can be affected also.The thinning of hair in general, the hair will become thinner and shorter until the roots produce nothing but fine Fluff.


 
Bed Wetting
Body and Mind

Happens to children under the age of 6 years who has a Problems controlling their bladders at night.It is usual for young children to wet the bed at night even if they know how to use the toilet. However there may be a need to be concerned if your child is older than six and has never been dry at night


 
Bedsores
Body and Mind

Are caused by the loss of blood supply to the skin due to continuous pressure on the affected parts.A painful and swollen red patch of skin, which was pressed against something with pressure for a period of time. a raw, open sore. Bedsores are frequent among those people who are unhealthy.


 
Bee Stings
Body and Mind

Can provoke an allergic reaction in certain individuals.Swelling and inflammation, Redness Itching or a burning sensation And pain The swelling can be very worse if the person is allergic to this type of sting. If a person is allergic to bee stings they can go into shock if they are stung.


 
Beer Guts
Body and Mind

This is a colloquial term referring to deposits of fat in the male abdominal area and is associated with a sedentary lifestyle and over-consumption of beer.Beer guts are common in men, partly because many are genetically 'programmed' for central weight-gain anyway.


 
Bereavement
Body and Mind

The intensity and nature of emotions felt after the death of a loved friend or relative will depend upon the personality of the bereaved and the relationship he or she had with the deceased.


 
Bites And Stings
Body and Mind

Both bites and stings pierce the protective layer of skin and can cause local swelling, redness or infection. Those sensitive to stings, for example from bees or wasps, can have an allergic reaction, which may be serious.


 
Black Eyes
Body and Mind

Are the bruising and swelling around the eye and the eyelid.The bruising may last up to 10 days and changes colour from purple/blue to yellow within that time. Usually this type of bruise will heal right away however there are times when this bruising symbolizes a more serious injury especially if the eye is bloodshot.


 
Bladder Cancer
Body and Mind

The bladder is the hollow, muscular organ that lies in the pelvic region.In the beginning bladder cancer may not have symptoms. But later on Symptoms may include: The loss of appetite and weight, You may notice blood in the urine, Regular urinary region infections, painful urination, and a need to urinate often, abdominal or back pain, fever, anaemia.


 
Bladder Infections
Body and Mind

Is the swell of the urinary bladder which Develops in a prickling pain, which quickly becomes a burning, warm sensation during urination. Bladder infections is not serious if treated quickly. But recurrences are common in vulnerable people and can lead to kidney infections, That is more serious and may result in permanent kidney damage.


 
Blepharitis
Body and Mind

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids which can occur in people of all ages and can become chronic.The eyelids become red, irritated and scaly, commonly the eyes themselves may become painful and even red and inflamed. Crusting and painful lids are the most common feature, and if this is left untreated the flakes of skin can fall into the eyes, leading to conjunctivitis.


 
Blisters
Body and Mind

Is a raised section of skin which is full of a watery substance.Bubbles of skin filled with liquid, they can range from any size but is usually accompanied by pain,inflammation and swelling. Blisters can form on any exposed area. It could be because of damage skin or some type of disease.


 
Blood Clots
Body and Mind

Happens when the blood thickens or lumps or masses together and stops circulation.Clots are normal, its a healthy defensive process. This is how any bleeding is stopped and our healing can begin.Clot formation inside a healthy blood vessel is not normal and can be fatal.


 
Blood Poisoning
Body and Mind

Blood poisoning (septicemia), is a serious secondary infection that develops when bacteria from a germ in your body goes out of control and travel in the bloodstream to other areas of the body.


 
Boils
Body and Mind

This is a infection of a hair follicle. A painful swollen lump filled with pus is the first stage of a boil, its normally on the face, neck, tush or armpit. A boil on your eyelid is called a sty and a group of boils is pimples. Boils may look like bad pimples, in fact it is the result of an infection that has invaded a blocked hair follicle.


 
Bone Cancer
Body and Mind

Is a hard lump felt on the surface of a bone this may or may not be painful.It may be genetic or in most of the cases of primary bone cancer it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Cancer is more likely to strike in bones that have been fractured or infected in the past.


 
Brain Tumor
Body and Mind

Similar to most cancers, they do not show any symptoms until they reached a certain size.The loss of coordination or balance. If the cancer begins in the brain it is very rare. Usually cancer some were else in the body spreads to the brain and causes brain cancer, this can happen at any age.


 
Breaks And Fractures
Body and Mind

A bone breaks (fractures) when excessive force is applied to it. Symptoms of fracture include swelling and tenderness, and there may be strange deformities and skin discoloration, as well as an inability to move the part affected. There may be a protruding bone, or a grinding feeling when attempting to move it. There are two main types of fracture: Simple (or closed) fracture and Compound (or open) fracture.


 
Breast Cancer
Body and Mind

a lump in the breast , a noticeable flattening or dents on the breast. tenderness or pain in the breast, swelling in the armpit. pitted surface like the skin of an orange, any change in the contour, texture, or temperature of the breast a change in the nipple, such as dimpling, itching or burning, or ulceration or flaking. unusual discharge from the nipple.


 
Breast Cancer Awareness
Marcelle Southey

Every year, more and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among women. Like all other cancers, early detection can lead to more effective treatment and a positive prognosis.
The month of October is dedicated to creating awareness about breast cancer, to encourage everyone to look after their health and wellbeing as well as offering information and support to those affected by the disease.


 
Breast Problems
Body and Mind

Can include breast pain or masses or lumps within the breast.The two most common physical problems are pain during breastfeeding, and are sore nipples. Less commonly, the nipples may become cracked, or you could suffer from mastitis, inflammation of the milk-producing glands.


 
Breast Problems
Body and Mind

Can include breast pain or masses or lumps within the breast.A lump that is movable may be a cyst of a fibro adenoma Swelling in one or both breasts, pain, tenderness are most likely caused by premenstrual swelling. If there is a lump that is hard, but is not movable, or feels attached to the chest wall, with or without pain, perhaps with dimpling or puckering of the breast; this may be a sign of breast cancer.


 
Bronchitis
Body and Mind

Is the infection of the main bronchial tubes of the lungs caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by lung infections. Repeated attacks of acute bronchitis, which weaken and irritate bronchial tubes over time, can result in chronic bronchitis.


 
Bruises
Body and Mind

Bruises occur when the body receives an impact blow.Blood is released from the capillaries which have been broken open and it enters into the tissues under the skin, causing the characteristic blue/purple colour.


 
Bulimia
Body and Mind

It’s an eating disorder that involves the compulsive eating of larger quantities of food over a short period of time.Bulimia, like anorexia nervosa, is psychological and both involve an obsession with food and weight and this can be fatal consequences. While anorexics simply starve themselves, Bulimics binge on food and then relieve by self-induced vomiting. Bulimics often use diet pills, laxatives, and diuretics to reduce their weight.


 
Bunions
Body and Mind

Are caused by a abnormal enlargement at the joint between the foot and the beginning of the big toe, this is the result of pressure.Bunions are provoked by wearing shoes which are too tight for your toes. Foot problems normally develop in early adulthood, becoming more noticeable as the foot grows with aging.


 
Burns And Scalds
Body and Mind

The difference between burns and scalds is that burns and scalds is that burns are caused by forms of dry heat, such as fire, electricity, strong sunlight or chemicals. Scalds are produced by damp heat from boiling liquids or steam


 
Can You Heal Broken Bones Faster?
Dr Debbie Smith

Can you heal broken bones faster? I have just got the go ahead that the 15 pins and 3 plates will be removed from by previously broken elbow in a few months. I am so relieved after the Orthopedic surgeon nearly used a prosthetic elbow to fix 'humpy dumpty'. Read how I did it ...


 
Candida
Body and Mind

Is a fungal disease which affects many parts of the body, but is commonly to affect warm, damp areas.Candida bacteria which is an organism which is often on the skin or in the gut of most people. If the patient starts to get the symptoms, it is because there is another problem that caused the bacteria to expand more than usual.


 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Body and Mind

The deterioration of the fingernail and dry skin difficulty grasping small objects or clenching the fist a numb or tingling feeling in the hand or fingers. Shooting pains in the forearm, wrist and sometimes extending to the neck, chest ,foot or shoulder


 
Cataracts
Body and Mind

This is the clouding of the lens in the eye. Normally the lens is clear this is not a film over the lens.Usually it is caused by aging, and if this is the case, the centre on the lens is normally affected first there will be vision for several years until the whole lens is affected by the cataract.


 
Cellulite
Body and Mind

Cellulite is the lumps and dimples on our thighs, hips, stomach and butts.A high percentage of women has this annoying problem. And yes Cellulite is the guilty party for all those lumps and dimples on our thighs, hips, stomach and butts.It is caused by the uneven distribution of fat deposits under the skin and cellulite is most common in females


 
Cervical Cancer
Body and Mind

cervical cancer has no pain or any other symptoms in the early stages. The first symptoms are likely to include: a bloody or watery vaginal discharge. Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between menstrual periods, or after menopause; periods may be heavier and last longer than normal.


 
Cervical Problems
Body and Mind

The cervix is at the neck of the uterus (womb), is about 2.5 cm long and has a small break through it.Cervix is the part that joins the uterus to the vagina. In the center is the external opening of the cervix, this provides an exit for blood during menstruation and tissue of the uterus and also allows sperm to enter. The cervical canal is on the side of the uterine, a narrow, inch-long passageway leading into the uterus.


 
Chicken Pox
Body and Mind

Is a extremely transmittable disease easily noticeable by the Particular rash that it causes, which happens mainly in kids.A very itch rash that extends from the torso to the limbs. It rash starts with red spots then blisters filed with fluid when the fluid drains it forms a scab over the blister.Chickenpox is a viral disease that most commonly infects children.


 
Chilblains
Body and Mind

Are caused by exposure to cold it is a painful sore appearing on the hand or the foot.Red, itching on the tops of the body such as fingers, toes, nose, ears swelling can happen


 
Childbirth
Body and Mind

The process of giving birth to a baby can be exhilarating, exciting, challenging, satisfying - but usually, for at least part of the time painful too.Every woman manages every labour differently, and although some have said they are conscious only of a major physical effort during childbirth, the vast majority of mothers report that their sensations eventually range from considerable discomfort to serious pain.


 
Childhood Leukemia
Body and Mind

Cancer is very rare in children- but when it does occur, the most common form, called leukemia, affects the infection-fighting, white blood cells.The normal control mechanisms of the white blood cells break down and large numbers of abnormal white cells, called blast cells, are produced. These take over the bone marrow and then invade the blood system and vital organs.


 
Chlamydia
Body and Mind

Chlamydia In women: There are no symptoms, there may be a mild discomfort that you may mistake for menstrual cramps. In men: The urge to urinate frequent, redness on the tip of the penis, a burning sensation while urinating a whitish yellow discharge from the penis.


 
Cholesterol Eating Tips
EzineArticles

Tips on eating and living with high cholesterol.According to the Heart and Stoke Foundation SA, high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and the higher your cholesterol level, the higher your risk of heart disease.


 
Cholesterol Problems
Dr David Peters

Cholesterol is a crystalline fatty alcohol found mainly in animal fats, blood and nerve tissue and bile.>There are two types of Cholesterol: dietary and blood. Every day the liver makes about 1g of blood cholesterol, a waxy material that is found in all body cells, This amount is essential, but more can be harmful. it is mainly made up by your liver, with a medium amount coming from what you eat. It is needed for your body cells to function.


 
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Possible Causes & Alternative Treatments
Body and Mind

This is a condition that is characterized by overwhelming fatigue also referred to as lethargy, listlessness, exhaustion and tiredness. It describes a constant state of physical and/or mental weakness and tiredness.


 
Chronic Pain
Body and Mind

Chronic Pain Pain that last longer than 6 months can be called chronic.This condition may include tingling, or other sensations, numbness, lack of energy, depression, along with sleeping difficulties, and weakness. Some common forms of chronic pain are: this type of pain can include muscle, joint, headaches or back pain that is enduring and debilitating or uncomfortable


 
Chronic Sleep Disturbance
Body and Mind

In general, babies sleep about 16 hours a day when newborn, dropping to about 14 hours when a year old. Five - Ten year olds sleep for about 11-12 hours per night. Sleep disturbance is very common in infants. Sleep problems tend not to cause the children themselves any developmental problems, so parents are often simply reassured and offered no further guidance. However, prolonged sleep disturbance is an important issue because it can put such severe strain on adults, and therefore on the entire family.


 
Cimicifuga Racemosa- Also Known As "black Cohosh"
Body and Mind

Cimicifuga racemosa is also known as Black Cohosh. Other common names include black root, bugbone, rattle weed, and snake root, among others. This herb first entered the medical community in 1844 when it was prescribed for rheumatism and nervous disorders. 


 
Circulatory Problems
Body and Mind

Is the closed network of blood vessels in the body.If you have a painful vein, aching legs, swelling, bluish vessels in an aching leg. Intermittent claudicating is caused by the lack of blood flow to the affected areas.


 
Cirrhosis
Body and Mind

Is a liver disease identified by a regular destruction of the liver cells. These cells are then progressively replaced with fibrous tissue, which then leads to hardening.


 
Citric Acid Article That Will Surprise You
Desre Campher

 Citric acid is a wonderful natural cleaner that does not emit harmful smoke like our normal household cleaners do. Especially pregnant women and children should be very careful about toxic fumes and it is very good to substitute regular cleaners with natural cleaners like citric acid.


 
Cold Sores
Body and Mind

A cold sore is a blister which appears on the face, usually around the lips and nose and often in clusters. The raised blister is filled with a pale yellow fluid which crusts over when the blister bursts. The sore is itchy and painful


 
Colds
Body and Mind

The Common Cold is a viral infection caused by any one of over 200 viruses.Symptoms include Runny Nose, Red Eyes, Sneezing, Sore Throat, Dry Cough, Headache, General Body Aches, Fever, Tired feeling.


 
Colic
Body and Mind

Is a severe abdominal pain this is caused by a wind and abnormal bowel functions.Colic is believed to happen when the bowel in a baby contracts more frequently than an adults slower peristaltic movements. theses are the characteristics; normally it is very difficult to comfort your baby, loud screaming that lasts for hours, three or more days a week.


 
Conjunctivitus
Body and Mind

Is the inflammation of the conjunctiva membrane (the delicate skin which covers the white of the eye underneath the eyelids).Tears, a swollen lymph node, intense itching and redness if you have a burning itchy eye that discharges a heavy, sticky pus.


 
Constant Crying
Body and Mind

Constant Crying All babies cry, as it is one way they have of communicating. However, about one in ten do so excessively and this can be distressing and exhausting for the parents


 
Constipation
Body and Mind

This refers to incomplete, inadequate, hard and infrequent bowel movements.Nausea, headaches, anxiety and general discomfort. If your stools are hard and are difficult or painful to pass.


 
Corns And Callous
Body and Mind

Corn is the result of constant rubbing or pressure on an area it’s hard and horny skin calluses is a larger version.Callus is an area of hard, dead skin up to an inch wide on the palms of the hands soles of the feet or any area exposed to friction.


 
Coughing
Body and Mind

This is a reflex action that the throat does to rid itself of any built up mucus or phleg Coughing is not a disease, but it may display respiratory problems. Your doctor can pinpoint the underlying problem by looking at what is coughed up (mucus, phlegm or blood - the colour and consistency), If your coughing is frequent or whether there is any pain involved.


 
Cradle Cap
Body and Mind

Cradle Cap is common condition in babies, with thick yellow scales appearing in patches on the scalp. It is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis, and may also occur in the region of the nappy, as well as on the face, neck and behind the ears. While the skin looks unpleasant, it is not serious so long as the scalp skin remains uninfected


 
Cramp
Body and Mind

Cramp is a painful muscular spasm which usually affects the legs, feet and toes, although it can occur in the hands and arms.The pain can be extremely severe and may last for only a few minutes or be prolonged and repeated. It may affect a single muscle or a group of muscles. It is common in athletes and those who use groups of muscles for long periods of time.

 


 
Crohn
Body and Mind

Any part of the gastrointestinal tract may be affected by this chronic inflammatory disease.The symptoms may include pain, diarrhoea, fever and a loss of weight. The end of the small intestine at the place where it joins the large intestine is the most frequent site. Some parts may remain only mildly affected.


 
Croup
Body and Mind

This is a spasmodic narrowing and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.If your child has a harsh, dry cough. Laboured breathing and fever It is a viral infection of the voice box. Respiratory infection shows similar symptoms and is a somewhat common ailment of childhood.


 
Cuts And Abrasions
Body and Mind

Most cuts and abrasions are minor and requires little treatment.When cuts and abrasions are not serious only the capillaries are damaged, causing a small amount of blood to be released into the surrounding tissues, or to escape from the wound. This blood will soon clot and requires you to clean the area .


 
Cystitis
Body and Mind

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bacterial infection.It is more common in women, because the urethra is shorter and therefore easier for bacteria, which are often from the vagina or anus, to pass from the urethral opening to the bladder.


 
Dandruff
Body and Mind

Dandruff is excessive scaling and shedding of dead skin on the eyebrows, scalp, ears, nose and around the hairline, the flakes of skin can range from small and white to large, greasy and yellow


 
Dental Pain And Phobia
Body and Mind

A phobia is an intense, irrational fear which gives sufferer an overwhelming desire to avoid the cause of their fear. The symptoms may cause a raised heartbeat, sweating and a very strong desire to flee from the cause at any cost. Many people dislike visiting the dentist, associating it with pain, extreme discomfort and facial disfigurement through tooth loss


 
Depression
Body and Mind

Depression often lasts for a long, indefinite period of time.Feeling down at times for different reasons is a lot different then ongoing depression. Depression can last from just a few weeks to 6 months or more. Major depression, or depressive illness, is a very serious condition that often leads to an inability to function or even suicide.


 
Dermatitis
Body and Mind

Skin which is inflamed, red and itching is known as dermatitis.Dermatitis simply means skin inflammation, however it does also include a wide range of sicknesses. In practically all the cases the early stages are characterized by dry, red, itchy skin, although later stages can include blisters or crusty scales that ooze fluid.


 
Diabetes
Body and Mind

Is a condition where there is an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood.The symptoms vary depending on which type of diabetes is the cause: weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision excessive thirst and appetite nausea, perhaps vomiting increased urination both in the frequency and amount passed, in women, frequent vaginal infections and perhaps the cessation of menstruation in men and women, yeast infections in men, impotence.


 
Diarrhoea & Its Alternative Treatments
Body and Mind

Diarrhoea is a symptom rather than an illness and is characterized by the passing of frequent runny stools.Associated symptoms may be wind or cramps and vomiting. While diarrhoea arises in the small bowel, results in the large bowel tend to produce bloody stools.


 
Digestive Cancers
Body and Mind

Cancer involves the unrestrained growth of cells in a body organ or tissue. As the growth develops abnormally, it infiltrates surrounding tissues and may block passageways, affect bone and destroy nerves. The cancer cells may spread to other parts of the body through blood vessels and lymphatic channels


 
Disk Problems
Body and Mind

These are problems to the spinal disks. Disks are the cushion of tissue located between each of the vertebrae which makes up the spine.A lot of times, there are no physical symptoms for damaged disks. But if your disk problem directly touches or affects the spinal nerves.


 
Do You Have Fibromyalgia Or/and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Barbara Shepherd

Do you have Fibromyalgia or/and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Or just lots of pain, foggy head, can’t concentrate, feel ‘fluey’, headaches, irritable bowel, depressionanxiety?


 
Does Reiki Really Work?
Lisa Lee

Does Reiki actually work? While there are mixed opinions regarding this debate, studies have shown that it is a valuable complementary alternative treatment.


 
Dr Hulda Clark Herbal Parasite Program
Herba Farmacy

In her book The cure for all diseases Dr Clark makes many references to the role that parasites play in the generation of disease. She claims that because of the solvent exposure we are having in the 21st century and more specifically in the past 50 years that we now have what she calls a "new generation of disease". She calls this "fluke disease" and documents the correlation between the unprecedented migration and replication of flukes in the system with a number of "new diseases" notably cancer, AIDS, endometriosis, Lupus, Hodgkin, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Seizures, Migraines, Depression etc.


 
Drug Abuse
Body and Mind

Is any drug substance, other than food that affects the body in any way. Therefore the over compassion in these types of substances can be classified as drug abuse.


 
Ear Infections
Body and Mind

The ear comprises three areas- the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each of these areas are prone to infection, leading to a range of symptoms


 
Ear Wax
Body and Mind

Ear wax is produced by glands in the outer ear canal to protect the eardrum, preventing the skin from drying and dust and other objects entering. Wax is naturally disposed of from the ear.


 
Eat Better To Feel Better
Stuart Wilson

Many people are resistant to suggestions about changing their eating habits. There is a general misconception that one has to make dramatic changes to their diet in order to achieve good health. Nothing could be further from the truth. 


 
Eczema
Body and Mind

Is a skin disorder identified by redness, itch, dryness with pimples or blisters.Patches of itchy, dry, thickened skin, normally on the wrists, face and inner bends of the knees and elbows.


 
Emphysema
Body and Mind

Is a serious lung disease where the alveoli and the narrowing of the passages lead to these air sacs become permanently swollen with air.The typical symptoms of emphysema include: chewing and swallowing may be hard, breathlessness that worsens over the years. A chronic but mild cough that is sometimes accompanied by a medium amount of phlegm.


 
Epilepsy
Body and Mind

Is a chronic disease of the nervous system it is identified by fits or seizures.Seizures (episodes of abnormal mental or muscular activity) are the basic indicator of epilepsy.


 
Excessive Perspiration
Body and Mind

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, may occur all over the body and is the result of over-activity of the sweat glands


 
Eyestrain
Body and Mind

Eyestrain is not an accepted medical term but it is commonly used to describe discomfort or distress related to the prolonged use of the eyes and refers to fatigue of the extra-ocular muscle which keeps the eyes aligned


 
Female Infertility
Body and Mind

Infertility is failure to fall pregnant after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse.A common cause for infertility include failure to ovulate, blocked Fallopian tubes, and the production of antibodies to a partners sperm.


 
Fever
Body and Mind

Any body temperature above normal (37'c) is classed as a fever and is the body's way of helping eliminate invading pathogens causing infection.


 
Flatulence And Burping
Body and Mind

Flatulence is a medical term describing an excessive amount of air or gas being expelled. Expulsion via the anus is popularly referred to as 'breaking wind' - while belching or burping is the method by which excess swallowed or gulped air is expelled through the mouth


 
Food Allergies Vs. Food Intolerances
Stuart Wilson

Food Allergy A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food.


 
Food Poisoning
Body and Mind

Is caused by eating food that is infected with bacteria, toxins or chemicals.It normally causes some combination of abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes there are other symptoms.


 
Gallstones
Body and Mind

Is hard, round lumps of solid material normally composed of either cholesterol or bile.Gallstones develop in the gall bladder (a small, organ that stores bile which a digestive juice produced by the liver. They can be as small as a pinhead or even as large as a golf ball. the texture and hardness may be different.


 
Gastritis
Body and Mind

This is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.It can be caused by consuming too much alcohol, through food poisoning or a bacterial infection. Aspirin and other over-the-counter and prescription drugs may cause friction of the stomach lining.


 
Genital Herpes
Body and Mind

Is a very highly contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by a viral infection. Herpes normally spreads only if the infected person is experiencing an outbreak of blisters. But people who have no symptoms can sometimes spread it.


 
Genital Warts
Body and Mind

Growths that are itchy or mildly sore. People with a weak immune systems and women who are pregnant are more vulnerable to this infection.


 
German Measles
Body and Mind

Loss of appetite, irritability, Loss of interest in personal care, Swollen glands, A rash on the face and the neck, it spreads to the trunk and limbs


 
Glandular Fever
Body and Mind

Glandular Fever, also called infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a viral infection which is usually transmitted through saliva. It is most common in adolescents and young adults


 
Glaucoma
Body and Mind

Is a serious eye condition in which the pressure of the fluid within the eyeball is abnormally high.It can be very painful and can also eventually cause damage to the retina and to the optic nerve leading to partial or complete blindness. The characteristic loss of peripheral vision is so slow as not to be noticed.


 
Glue Ear
Body and Mind

Glue ear is a chronic (long-term) condition in which the middle ear fills up with a thick, discharge resembling glue, which impairs normal hearing.


 
Goals
Dr Debbie Smith

How to set Health Goals Easy and Achieve them


 
Goiter
Body and Mind

This is the enlargement of the thyroid gland in the front of the neck.This is to identify with the overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormones.A goiter can be a temporary problem that will heal itself over a period of time without any medical treatment, or there may be a symptom of another possibly serious thyroid condition that may require medical attention.


 
Gonorrhoea
Body and Mind

Is a bacterial infection of the genitor-urinary tract and, rarely, the eyes, pharynx and rectum. Most women normally don't realize that they have this disease until it is in the later stages. However men will notice it very quickly


 
Gout
Body and Mind

Gout is the inflammation of the joints that is caused by too much uric acid in the system.Swelling, inflammation and feeling that the joint is very hot.Normally it strikes unexpectedly and may recur.Sudden, intense pain in a joint normally the big toe.


 
Groin Strain
Body and Mind

Is a strain in the groin area where the torso meets the legs of the body.Groin pulls are normally caused by lifting heavy objects improperly, failing to warm up before a strenuous activity or overexertion. The other reason may be because of an accident.


 
Gum Problems
Body and Mind

Painful and extremely painful, inflamed gums coated with a grey-white mucus, bad breath, pain and loose teeth which suggest periodontitis,swollen, red gums, bleeding gums


 
Haemorrhoids
Body and Mind

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins which itch, hurt or bleed, they are located in the rectum and resemble varicose veins, they are also often known as piles. They are very painful as they are situated in a very sensitive area, and whenever bowel movements pass by these veins in the rectum they swell up and cause irritation.


 
Hair Loss
Body and Mind

In men hair loss begins as thinning hair on the scalp and a receding hairline, in women it is the thinning of hair in general, but mainly at the crown.Children who deliberately rub or pull out there hair suffer from a disorder known as trichotillomania Excessive shedding of hair, but not complete baldness is associated with various illness, anemia, drug treatments, stress, rapid weight loss and pregnancy.


 
Hamstring Injury
Body and Mind

The Hamstring muscles allow you to bend your legs and flex your knees, if they are injured you will experience a sharp pain in the back of the thigh, during or immediately after any strenuous activity such as sports, the muscle will also feel swollen


 
Hangover
Body and Mind

Consuming too much alcohol, which then causes your body to dehydrate is the cause of a hangover.Alcohol is a powerful diuretic, therefore causing the body to lose fluid and certain vitamins and minerals at a fast rate. This of course causes the body tissue to dehydrate.


 
Harmony In Rest And Activity : Principles Of Thai Yoga Massage
Lisa Martin

At each moment a different action can be taken to bring ourselves back into balance, harmony is constantly dancing between the external and internal worlds. But we can attend to small simple things every moment with a little bit of awareness to take us back to a natural state of balance. The Key is awareness; witch comes with a little bit of effort and Self Knowledge of the Elemants and how they are in constant flux.


 
Hay Fever
Body and Mind

Hay Fever When dusts such as grass and pollen are inhaled by a person with an allergy to them, it is known as Hay Fever, the attacks are often seasonal


 
Headache
Body and Mind

There are many reasons for headaches. Sinus headaches are usually a result of hay fever or another seasonal allergy, a cold or the flu. Tension headaches are caused most commonly by stress, a physical factor such as persistent noise, poor posture, eye strain, grinding or clenching of teeth at night and too much caffeine are all factors which can lead to tension headaches.


 
Hearing Problems
Body and Mind

A weakness to hear or recognize some of all sounds in one or both ears.Hearing loss may be a symptom of another underlying ailment. Certain conditions can lead to hearing loss - if there is too much wax in your ears, ear infections and a damaged eardrum, tender cysts, tumors and objects lodged in the ear canal can also block the transmission of sounds to the inner ear.


 
Heart Attack
Body and Mind

Happens when something has blocked the flow of blood into your heart, and a part of your heart has died.Symptoms are sudden crushing pain in chest, often spreading to the arms, neck and jaw. Possibly also breathlessness. Sometimes there are no symptoms.


 
Heartburn
Body and Mind

Heartburn is the burning sensation you experienced under your breastbone after you’ve eaten something that may not have agreed with you


 
Hepatitis
Body and Mind

Hepatitis is a very contagious viral disease, involving inflammation of the liver. Many off the cases of hepatitis go undiagnosed because the disease is mistaken for the flu or because there are no symptoms at all.


 
Hernia
Body and Mind

This is a swelling through a weakness in the abdominal wall. This can either be external or internal.When a hernia happens it is because an organ or tissue has squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in a surrounding muscle. These are the most common types of hernia - inguinal, incisional and umbilical.


 
Hiccups
Body and Mind

Are repeated sharp inhalations of breath caused by involuntary spasms of the diaphragm.The repeated, involuntary short intakes of breath.Hiccups is a minor problem and only last for a shot time.


 
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
Body and Mind

Blood pressure varies constantly within the cardiac cycle of contraction and relaxation of the heart and is also affected by the level of physical exertion, anxiety, stress, emotion and other factors


 
Hives
Body and Mind

Itchy red weals on the skin, they can appear anywhere on the body and vary in size from small, pimple- like spots to raised patches several inches across.


 
Hodgkin
Body and Mind

Hodgkin's Disease is a cancer that effects the lymph nodes, or glands. It is an uncommon form of cancer that affects men three times more frequently than women, most usually developing between the ages of 20 and 30 and 50 and 70


 
How To Have Zero Cold Days This Year
Dr Debbie Smith

t is amazing how the common cold can take so much of our healing time I want to share with you some of the main tips to help you stay healthy this winter and prevent a cold so you can use your energy and time for the health goals you want to achieve.


 
How To Reset Your Nervous System In 60 Seconds
Sarah-Jane Farrell

Do you know your ACE score or that early adverse childhood experiences are where later chronic disease comes from. In the science of epigenetic, unpredictable chronic stress from early childhood makes you more likely to suffer from acute pain and chronic disease later in life. The good news is that through the mindfulness change process and integrative, functional medicine, you can reset your nervous system, heal your brain and no longer have your childhood biology become your biography.


 
Hyperactivity
Body and Mind

An older, hyperactive child has an excessively high energy level, is restless, demanding, and fidgety. Such a child has a short attention span, is frequently inattentive, excitable and unpredictable


 
Hypoglycemia
Body and Mind

It is a condition where there is too little sugar in the bloodstream.The brain cannot store glucose, the energy source it uses for all its functions, so it must get if from the bloodstream. If it is starved of glucose because the bloodstream contains too little of this sugar. Hypoglycemia is most commonly caused by uncontrolled diabetes.


 
Hysterectomy
Body and Mind

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb and cervix, and usually the Fallopian tubes as well.


 
Immune Building And Flu And Cold Fighters
Desiree Campher

It is apparent that an article on flu/colds and Immune Boosters is appropriate at this time as we experience radical changes in our weather patterns. Not only do we get winter flu but also change of seasons and summer flu. Probably the worst part of this is that you are not quite sick enough to stay at home, but still feel very out of sorts. The headaches, blocked nose and inability to concentrate, fevers, congested chest and all over body aches and pains, creates energy of total misery.


 
Immune System
Body and Mind

The best health care is a powerful immune system that stops illnesses before they take hold. The purpose of the human immune system is to protect and sustain life, so it fights every threat to your existence, from bruises, burns and colds to cancer, heart disease and serious infections – even the harmful effects of your own behaviour


 
Impetigo
Body and Mind

Impetigo is an infection of the skin which affects adults but is most commonly found in children.It usually appears around the mouth and nose but in severe cases the body may also be affected. An impetigo infection begins with reddening skin and the development of small, fluid-filled blisters.


 
Impotence
Body and Mind

A mans inability to have and maintain an erection.One of the most common symptom is the failure to have an erection. But there are also other factors to consider-it is very common if your impotence appears only once in a while, this is not a serious problem.


 
Improvement In Nerve Function Using Comra - Part 1
Charles AJ Mitchley

There is a growing awareness today of the role of coMra-Therapy in clinics specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of medical conditions in children. In the Ukraine, for example, coMra-Therapy has established its reputation in a number of different centres for children.


 
Incontinence
Body and Mind

The inability to control the passing of urine.The weakness to control your urination.This is an underlying disorder and is normally treatable, even in the elderly.


 
Indigestion
Body and Mind

Is the discomfort in the upper abdomen or in the chest after you have eaten a meal.Indigestion this is a term that covers large. Types of assorted stomach problem. However this normally means pain after eating food, and it is also sometimes followed by a bloated and sick feeling.


 
Infections
Body and Mind

We get infected because viruses, fungi and bacteria invaded our body tissue and is stealing nutrients from our health cells, and some parasites release toxins that kill our healthy cells.


 
Infertility
Body and Mind

Infertility Infertility is a symptom that something in the body is not working correctly.Couples are said to have a fertility problem if there is a failure to achieve pregnancy after a year of regular unprotected intercourse. About a third of fertility problems occur solely in women, one third in men and the remaining third are mutual.


 
Influenza
Body and Mind

Influenza (flu), is a highly contagious viral infection of the nose, throat and lungs. It may lead to hospitalization or even death, especially among the elderly.


 
Ingrown Nails
Body and Mind

This is the condition where a nail grows in to the skin of the toe instead of over the toe.Redness around your toenail, swelling and pain, normally it is the big toe.Ingrown nails are very painful and normally affect the toenails.

 


 
Insomnia: Why You Can
Body and Mind

Is a sleeping disorder, you have trouble getting to sleep , interrupted sleep or waking up too early.If your insomnia is chronic and is more complex you must be isolated by a doctor. This form of insomnia can have potentially serious effects especially upon the immune system.


 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Body and Mind

Is a condition that causes abdominal pain and disturbs the bowel action.Shortly after meals you normally have diarrhea or constipation, this is normally followed by cramps or bloating and gas. Your bowel movements are abnormal. It might seem to you that your digestive system is totally out of control.


 
Itchy Scalp Remedy
Nico Redelinghuys

Nico Redelinghuys has made a great home-made remedy for an itchy scalp. His articles are not only helpful and innovative, but also quite entertaining!


 
Jaundice
Body and Mind

Jaundice is not a disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying disease. It is noticeable by the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.Other symptoms include dark-coloured urine and occasionally generalized itching.


 
Kidney Cancer
Body and Mind

Cloudy or reddish urine. A lump or mass in the lower back, which feels firm and smooth but does not necessarily hurt. Intermittent vomiting, appetite and weight loss and fever. A dull pain in the abdomen, back or side


 
Kidney Infections
Body and Mind

Kidney infections occur when bacteria or other infectious organisms enter the kidneys and cause infection. When this happens the kidney swells up and becomes inflamed, this disease can be extremely dangerous and should always be treated.


 
Kidney Stones
Body and Mind

Kidney stones are deposits that form in the bladder or kidney. These deposits usually dissolve in the urine but sometimes they turn into solids. They are formed when specific substances such as calcium and uric acid crystallize and clump together


 
Laryngitis
Body and Mind

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx caused by an infection, over-use of the voice or by irritation.Laryngitis can be caused by anything that makes your vocal cords swell up. Bacteria and viruses are usually responsible.


 
Lice
Body and Mind

Lice are parasites that live by infesting humans and feeding on their blood. There are several types of lice. They are not usually dangerous, but they can cause a large amount of annoyance and irritation. They are very contagious and should be treated so as to avoid spreading the parasite.


 
Liver Cancer
Body and Mind

Liver cancer usually has no initial symptoms, but it may eventually cause: Jaundice Swollen legs Body itching Swelling, pain or tenderness in the upper right section of the abdomen


 
Liver Problems
Body and Mind

The liver, which is the largest organ, carries out many functions in the body. Besides eliminating waste products, drugs and poisons from the bloodstream and storing certain vitamins, the liver also aids food digestion and regulates the sugar content of the blood. Three of the most common problems with the liver are hepatitis, cirrhosis and jaundice


 
Lung Cancer
Body and Mind

Lung cancer, as with most cancers, there are usually no symptoms until the cancer has spread significantly to other parts of the body. This disease is extremely common and is one of the most preventable types of cancer


 
Lupus
Body and Mind

Lupus is a disease of the immune system, it occurs when the body fights part of itself instead of concentrating only on the invaders. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE), causes a skin rash that is especially sensitive to sunlight


 
Lymphoma
Body and Mind

Hodgkin's disease, one type of lymphoma, often causes no symptoms. However, when symptoms are present, they include Fever Chills Night sweats Swollen lymph nodes Loss of appetite and weight Persistent fatigue General weakness


 
Macular Degeneration
Body and Mind

Blank spots in your central field of vision; straight lines that appear wavy. Dim or distorted vision, especially while you are reading. Gradual, painless loss of precise central vision


 
Malaria
Body and Mind

This is an infectious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes.Sometimes the only symptom is fever. There are also other flu like symptoms such as: nausea , fatigue and headache, when you get sudden chills and severe shaking profuse sweating.This infectious disease is transmitted by the female mosquitoes.


 
Mammograms Versus Thermograms
Marcelle Southey

The news report I saw knocking thermograms was based on ONE case of a woman who received a false negative, indicating she didn't have cancer when in fact she did. The reporter then trotted out sound bites from a couple of radiologists (who make their living off of X-rays) to say that of course thermograms aren't good for much and women should stick to mammograms.


 
Mammography Vs Thermography
Marcelle Southey

Misinformation and misunderstanding about the benefits of thermography. A thermogram pinpoints the abnormal heat levels that cancerous and "this is important" pre-cancerous areas generate. These areas pour out excessive heat long before a mammogram or any physical examination can detect a thing. 


 
Mangosteen Health Benefits
Mangosteen.co.za

Mangosteen Health Benefits, when you first hear about how Mangosteen benefits people on a variety of health conditions, you may be shocked by the number of health-enhancing properties this exotic fruit provides. Doing your own research on this amazing fruit for the health benefits it may provide your family and friends is time truly well spent. As you take a closer look at Mangosteen, you'll find solid scientific evidence behind the fruit's many healing properties.


 
Manic Depression
Body and Mind

This is a condition where the person’s moods swing wildly from elation to severe depression.Mood swings which are obvious and unexpected characterize this disorder.


 
Measles
Body and Mind

Measles is an infectious viral disease, characterized by small red dots that appear all over the body.Immunizations for measles are compulsory for children, as measles can have very serious complications which can be fatal.


 
Medicinal Mushrooms And Your Health
Body & Mind

You know that making smart food choices are an important part of nutrition. You literally are what you eat. Someone whose diet consists of fast food and soft drinks can’t expect their body to be as healthy and in balance as a person that eats organic foods and avoids the junk.


 
Meningitis
Body and Mind

Meningitis occurs when the meninges (the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord) become inflamed and infected.There are two types of meningitis - viral and bacterial. Viral meningitis, is common, but it is not dangerous.


 
Menopausal Problems
Body and Mind

Menopause occurs when a woman ceases to ovulate, occasionally this can cause some problems and uncomfortable symptoms.Menopause is a process and not a final event, some women may or may not have any symptoms. It usually occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 but it can happen earlier or much later.


 
Menopause And Cosmetics
Body and Mind

Great care must be given to the protection of the endocrine system’s integrity. Ingredients MUST be bio-identical to what the body knows.Modern anti-aging medicine recognises the value of the endocrine system in maintaining essential body functions. In conjunction with the endocrine system, the skin is there to protect our major organs, maintain the correct body temperature as well as assist with excretory functions. Both systems reflect internal disorders, as the skin on a metaphysical level is also a printout of what is happening internally.


 
Menopause Is Not A Deficiency Disease
Sally Longden

Contemporary medicine views menopause as a “deficiency of oestrogen” disease, but Nature did not made a mistake.  The hormones most lacking at this stage of life is Progesterone which plummets during pre-menopause, throwing us into "oestrogen dominance" with all it's nasty symptoms.


 
Menstrual Problems
Body and Mind

Menstruation occurs when an ovary releases an egg, as soon as this happens the lining of the uterus grows and becomes flooded with blood. If the egg is not fertilized, the ovary will release progesterone, which causes the menstrual flow. This occurs every 28 days unless it is interrupted by pregnancy or ended by menopause.


 
Migraines
Body and Mind

A Migraine can range in severity from debilitating pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensory or visual disturbances.Migraines are the result of tension or stretching of the membranes around the brain and of the blood vessels and muscles of the scalp.


 
Miscarriage
Body and Mind

Miscarriage refers to the accidental or spontaneous loss of a growing embryo or fetes before 28 weeks.Often there is no cause for a miscarriage to occur. The most frequent one on offer is that the fetes was not developing normally and so was shed from the womb.


 
Motion Sickness
Body and Mind

Motion sickness is caused by the motion of the vehicle the person is traveling in.>Even though motion sickness can be quite uncomfortable it is not dangerous. The symptoms usually subside once the trip ends or once your body adjusts to your mode of transport.


 
Mouth Ulcers
Body and Mind

Mouth ulcers are open sores of round and shallow white, grey or yellow spots with an inflamed red edge, that occur anywhere on the lining of the mouth, including the cheeks and the inside of the lips. The ulcers sting and may make eating difficult


 
Multiple Sclerosis
Body and Mind

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the central nervous system. The effects of multiple sclerosis can range from minor physical annoyances to major disabilities. Normally, the nerves in the body are surrounded by a fatty substance known as myelin, it permits the efficient transmission of electrical impulses to the nerve signals.


 
Mumps
Body and Mind

Mumps is a very common viral infection, it produces a fever and swelling of the salivary glands, and therefore it is very easy to recognize.Usually it occurs in children and once they have had it they will never get it again as they have developed a natural immunity to it.


 
Muscular Dystrophy
Body and Mind

Muscular Dystrophy is an umbrella term for a group of inherited disorders which affect the muscles, causing slow degeneration


 
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis(me)
Body and Mind

Symptoms usually set in following an ordinary upper respiratory tract or gastrointestinal infection. The prime one is profound fatigue following sometimes even slight physical exertion, typically coupled with a deterioration in mental ability; others include fever; headache; muscle pain; dizziness; nausea; numbness; depression; memory loss; weight loss; slurred speech and sleep problems. These symptoms can sometimes persist for years, and appear to be exacerbated by stress or any real physical effort


 
Nappy Rash
Body and Mind

Nappy Rash is an inflammation of the skin around the nappy area, if it is not treated it can become infected and thrush will set in, the rash will then become shiny and bright red with patches and in boys the penis will be inflamed. Most babies develop a nappy rash at some time and it is rarely serious, most cases do not last very long and can be treated quite easily.


 
Natural Beauty Secrets.
Lisa Lee

How much money do you spend on beauty products every year? Personally, I spend more money on beauty lotions and potions than I should, especially as I grow older each year. As women, most of us are petrified of pending wrinkles as each birthday passes, and it seems that the older we get, the more pricey our products get. SPF day creams, toners, anti-wrinkle creams and tiny tubs of eye cream that cost us silly amounts. Lets not forget visits to spas for facials, peels and cellulite treatments.


 
Natural Remedies For Eczema In Children
Lisa Lee

Does your child suffer from eczema? Here are some natural alternatives and tips you can try. Eczema is a term used for a group of conditions that cause inflammation or irritation of the skin.  The most common form of Eczema is atopic, which refers to a group of diseases which often go hand in hand with asthma and hay fever. It is very common in children, as opposed to adults, but children often outgrow it by the age of 10. Nevertheless, having a child with eczema can be both frustrating and painful to watch, as it often causes discomfort, itchiness and an unsightly rash in the affected are.


 
Neuralgia
Body and Mind

Neuralgia is pain caused by damage or irritation to a peripheral nerve.Neuralgia can be caused by injury to or abnormality in the nerve, it can also be caused by an infection which will cause inflammation


 
Nicotine Withdrawal
Body and Mind

Nicotine withdrawal occurs when you stop inhaling nicotine (addictive substance found in tobacco). Most people experience discomfort and physical side effects when they stop


 
Night Terrors
Body and Mind

Night Terrors are when a child awakes abruptly, screaming.He or she is normally in a semiconscious condition and cannot be comforted. Gradually falling asleep again, the child does not remember it the next day.


 
Nosebleeds
Author Unknown

Nosebleeds are very common, often resulting from a direct blow to the area, infection of the mucous membrane which lines the nose, or drying and crusting caused by extreme cold


 
Not So Keen On The Flu Jab? Here Are Some Alternatives.
Body and Mind

Not so keen on the flu jab? Here are some healthy, all natural alternatives. Try changing your diet, exercise abit more and get plenty of sleep.


 
Obesity
Body and Mind

Obesity is the term given to people that are more than 20% over their ideal body weight. If you consume more calories than you burn, you will put on weight. Some people are lucky enough to burn more calories than others because their bodies metabolism’s are different


 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Author Unknown

Obsessive compulsive disorder occurs when a person feels that he needs to follow a certain set of patterns or routines that are often complicated or tiresome. The person may suffer from obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviour or both


 
Oral Cancer
Author Unknown

A whitish or red patch of tissue instead of the normal pink flesh in the oral cavity may be a sign of a potential cancerous condition.. If it is left untreated, the dis coloured patch may grow and become painful. Oral cancer refers to all the cancers of the lips, oral cavity, tongue, mouth, or pharynx (upper part of the throat), cheeks and gums


 
Oral Thrush
Body and Mind

Oral thrush is a fungal infection which appears as raised, creamy spots on the mucus membranes lining the mouth, lips and throat. When rubbed, the spots are sore and red underneath


 
Osteoporosis
Body and Mind

Osteoporosis is a crippling disease that affects both men and women and caused because of a lack of calcium. The condition causes the person’s bones to become thin and weak. Blood clots, hip fractures and pneumonia are all problems that should be watched for. Women are usually more susceptible to osteoporosis, this is because their bones are lighter and less dense, and among women it usually affects fair and small people


 
Ovarian Cancer
Body and Mind

Ovarian cancer rarely produces any symptoms in its early stages, these warning signs do eventually develop though: Pain or swelling in the abdomen, or pain in the lower back Diarrhoea, constipation or increased urination Vague digestive disturbances, such as bloating, mild indigestion, loss of appetite or a feeling of fullness. Vaginal bleeding, between menstrual periods or after menopause.


 
Ovary Problems
Body and Mind

These can be infection, cysts, lumps or cancer of the ovaries.Many small benign ovarian cysts and tumours produce no symptoms.
About the size of a walnut the ovaries rest in the curve of your fallopian tubes, attached to each side of the uterus.


 
Pancreatic Cancer
Body and Mind

As in most cancers, pancreatic cancer usually does not produce any symptoms until it has advanced. The symptoms include: Weight loss with abdominal pain- these are the common signs. Gradually worsening abdominal pain Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, gas pains or belching Nausea, vomiting and a loss of appetite Black or bloody stool Jaundice Sudden onset of diabetes


 
Panic Attacks
Body and Mind

Panic attacks occur at times of immense stress and/or anxiety, they can occur with or without triggers and they can occur again and again.You may have a panic disorder if you have recurrent attacks and because of this you then have a fear of having more attacks or change your behavior because of such attacks.


 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Body and Mind

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection which occurs in a womans pelvic region.If the condition is not treated immediately, it can become very serious and often fatal. Acute pelvic inflammatory disease comes on suddenly and is usually very severe.


 
Pelvic Pain
Body and Mind

Pelvic pain is a range of different disorders. These include endometriosis, womb prolapsed, pelvic infection, IUD problems, ovarian abscesses or cysts, Sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel conditions, period problems, bladder infections and pelvic spasms.


 
Penile Cancer
Body and Mind

Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is extremely rare, and usually occurs in uncircumcised men in their 60-70's.It normally begins with a sore or ulcer on the penis. If it is left untreated this will develop into an invasive form of cancer that can spread first to the prostate and uretha, then to other parts of the body as well.


 
Peptic Ulcers
Body and Mind

Peptic Ulcers are breaks in the skin or mucus lining of the gut that do not heal. Raw areas may appear in the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum as acid digests part of the protective lining of the gut and leaves sore spots. The two types of peptic ulcers are gastric and duodenal and both types are most likely to appear around the time of middle age


 
Periodontal Disease
Body and Mind

Periodontal Disease includes any disorder of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth including the gums, the periodontal membrane and the sockets themselves. Periodontal disease includes inflammation of the gums and the periodontal membrane


 
Phlebitis
Body and Mind

Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein. It can occur in the superficial veins in the legs or in the deep veins in the muscles of the leg or pelvis.Phlebitis is often followed by thrombosis, clotting of the blood. It is therefore known as thrombophlebitis.


 
Phobias
Body and Mind

A Phobia is an intense dread of a certain situation or an object.You may have a phobia is you feel compelled to avoid a situation or object that you feel threatened or fearful of.


 
Pinched Nerve
Body and Mind

Tenderness, tingling or numbness in one part of your body, often a limb Burning, pins and needles or a tearing pain where the nerve is being irritated


 
Plantar Warts
Body and Mind

Plantar warts are tough growths which are found on the soles of the feet. Normal walking and standing can be extremely painful as the pressure forces them into the foot. They are harmless and will eventually go away, even without treatment, however in most cases they are too painful to ignore and other alternatives are sought. Plantar warts that grow together in a cluster are known as mosaic warts


 
Pleurisy
Body and Mind

Pleurisy is the inflammation of the pleura, the membrane of the lungs.If you suffer with pleurisy you will find that it is very difficult and painful to breathe, and if it is not treated immediately, it could turn into pleural effusion.


 
Pneumonia
Body and Mind

Pneumonia is the inflammation of the substance of the lungs, it is relatively common and it is caused by various viral, bacterial and fungal infections.The lungs become congested with fluids once they are infected and the cells leak from the affected tissue. There are generally three types of pneumonia.


 
Post Natal Depression-break The Silence.
Lisa Lee

Post Natal Depression is often hidden by mothers as a result of fear of being seen as a failure. When we become mothers, we are expected to be superwomen by the vast majority of society. The truth is, for many new mothers, life is far from perfect. The blissful bubble of your beautiful new baby and the oohing and aahing and showering of attention from friends and family gradually evaporates, and the reality of caring for a newborn sets in.


 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Body and Mind

Post traumatic stress disorder occurs when a person has experienced a severe trauma such as a natural disorder, war, combat, physical or sexual abuse or has witnessed violence, they usually show one or more of the following symptoms


 
Postnasal Drip
Body and Mind

This occurs when excess mucous a normal product of the nasal passages lodges itself in the throat instead of disappearing through the nasal passages and out of the nose. It usually occurs when a person is suffering from a respiratory problem and will more then likely go once the respiratory problem has cleared up. The condition is considered chronic when mucous is able to drip into the bronchial tubes which then causes extensive coughing and phlegm.


 
Postnatal Depression
Body and Mind

Between 50-80 percent of mothers some very short-term anxiety, fearfulness, irritability and mild depression for a few days after the baby is born. This is known as the Baby Blues.


 
Pregnancy
Body and Mind

Pregnancy is when a woman carries a developing fetus in the womb for 40 weeks.Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, occurring mainly in the first and last trimesters. During the fourth and seventh months women often report great energy and vitality.


 
Premenstrual Syndrome
Body and Mind

There are a number of symptoms which can occur for approximately a week to two weeks before you begin your menstrual period and this is known as premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Some women have even been known to become quite violent and aggressive during this time. PMS is considered to be a physical condition that recurs during a particular phase of the menstrual cycle. Hormonal fluctuations can make PMS worse and more pronounced especially after childbirth, a miscarriage, an abortion or once a women discontinues using birth control pills. Most women will experience a symptom of PMS at some point in their lives and the symptom will vary with each woman.


 
Progesterone And Breast Cancer
Anna Rushton and Dame Dr Shirley Bond

Progesterone never causes cancer .... it rather protects the breast against the risk of cancer. Oestrogen dominance is known to cause cancer, for this reason alone women need adequate levels of progesterone which is the antagonist to oestrogen.... it swiches off the cancer gene, the BCL2 gene


 
Prostate Cancer
Body and Mind

Unfortunately as with most cancers there are no noticeable symptoms of early prostate cancer, you will only be able to notice if the cancer causes the prostate to swell or if the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Once it is activated though, and it spreads is a very dangerous threat. Most men will die from it if it spreads beyond the prostate gland by itself. This occurs when a malignant tumor grows through the prostate gland and spread cancer cells to surrounding tissue such as the rectum and bladder, they may even spread into the lymphatic system or bloodstream and then spread to the liver, bones, lungs and other organs.


 
Prostate Problems
Body and Mind

This include any problem that occurs in the prostrate such as cancer, prostatitis or enlargement of the prostrate. The prostrate is a gland which is only found in men and is the size of a walnut, it surrounds the male urethra at the bottom of the bladder. It has two very vital functions they are to produce an exact proportion of seminal fluid that carries sperm and to control the flow of urine from the bladder. Symptoms can be both urinary and sexual in nature. Problems in the prostrate can occur in two forms prostatitis which is a bacterial infection and can be either acute, sudden and severe or chronic, milder yet persistent and the enlargement of the prostrate.


 
Psoriasis
Body and Mind

Psoriasis occurs when skin cells multiply much faster than normal, healthy cells and because of the overproduction of these cells areas of skin are than covered with pink or red colored patches with white scales, which is usually raised. It occurs in all areas of the body, particularly the joints and it is triggered by the immune system, otherwise the condition is not usually dangerous and other than it being somewhat stressful and embarrassing the symptoms will generally subside within weeks with the appropriate treatment. Psoriasis usually is hereditary, it is not contagious and it is quite common among people with fair skin


 
Rabies
Body and Mind

Rabies is a viral brain disease that is transmitted through the bite of an animal, more than likely a dog which is more likely to be in contact with humans. If it is allowed to develop it is almost always fatal. A characteristic symptom of rabies is known as hydrophobia which causes painful muscle spasms in the throat, which prevents swallowing.


 
Raynaud
Body and Mind

Raynaud's Phenomenon is a condition affecting the small arteries of the fingers and toes. When it's cold the arteries go into spasm and the fingers and toes become numb, pale and cold. They then turn blue in colour because of the poor circulation, when they warm up however they turn red and the person will experience a burning pain.


 
Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice Every Day
Breakthroughs in Health, Vol. 1, Issue 5, 2006

Establishing a Xango mangosteen intake routine can create robust health and vitality, preventing many illnesses from striking in the first place.*Improves cell communication. The xanthones in mangosteen improve the body's cell to cell communication to fight disease from attacking & spreading. It also speeds up healing & repair. *Prevents DNA damage. Xanthones have been shown to prevent DNA damage, lowering risks from carcinogens & mutagens.*Aids the lymphatic system. Helps the lymphatic system eliminate cell waste.*Keeps thyroid functioning optimally.


 
Reboot Your Dna. Rejuvenate And Heal.
Bridget Hall

LifeSound Rejuvenation Therapy: an innovative, scientifically proven rejuvenation tool. Reboot your system at the level of your DNA. Reprogramme your cells so that they replicate with the freshness of health and vitality. Easy-to-use system of sound and audio-visual files. Enjoy the effects of your new-found rejuvenation


 
Refresh Your Body With A Detox.
Lisa Lee

Do you ever feel like your body is crying out to you, telling you it needs a fresh start? This often happens after holidays where lots of junk is consumed, such as Christmas and Easter. The same can be said about alcohol, where overindulgence can lead to a tired, sluggish body and a general feeling of bad health. A detox is a means of ridding your body of toxins and can jump start your body to a natural sense of well being.


 
Remedies Every Family Should Have
Dr. Sandi Nye

A well-stocked natural medicine chest, along with a good dose of common sense, is often sufficient to serve most common health needs both adequately and safely.


 
Repetitive Strain Injury
Body and Mind

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a blanket term for a range of physical conditions caused by damage to muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.Symptoms include pain, stiffness, pins and needles, swelling, numbness and loss of manual dexterity.


 
Respiratory Problems
Body and Mind

There are a many different types of respiratory problems such as respiratory infections which include the common cold, tuberculosis and pneumonia; lung disease which includes asthma, emphysema and bronchitis and other types of lung disease which are related to a person’s work environment.


 
Restless Leg Syndrome
Body and Mind

Restless leg syndrome is a feeling or crawling sensation deep in the legs, often the patient has an overwhelming urge to move their legs so as to relieve the discomfort. It is neurological in nature and there is no definite cure for this condition, fortunately it is not fatal and there is medication and certain lifestyle changes that can help you to cope with it.. It has also been known to effect the arms.


 
Rheumatic Fever
Body and Mind

Rheumatic fever is caused by an infection in the throat and it can be quite fatal, but fortunately it is rather rare. It is usually a follow on from an untreated strep throat and symptoms often start 1-6 weeks after a strep throat has appeared to clear up. Rheumatic fever can also cause an inflammation of the heart, causing the valves of the heart to be scarred, this damage could then lead to rheumatic heart disease or even heart failure.


 
Rheumatism
Body and Mind

Rheumatism is a general term used to denote any disorder which causes pain and aching in the muscles and bones. The term is used by the layman, rather than the professional, and covers a large number of medical conditions in which sufferers experience pain and stiffness in various parts of the body and, if symptoms are confined to the joints, arthritis. It can occur at any age although it is more common in the elderly


 
Ringworm
Body and Mind

Ringworm, also known as tine, is a fungal infection, forming tiny, raised red rings, hence it's name.The fungi which cause ringworm are contracted from infected pets or farm animals but most cases are passed on from human to human.


 
Scabies
Body and Mind

Scabies are tiny mites that live on the skin and feed off the dead skin cells. When the female starts breeding, she will tunnel into the skin and then deposit eggs and faeces into it you will then experience itchy, red lacerations.


 
Scarlet Fever
Body and Mind

Scarlet Fever is an infectious bacterial disease which usually occurs in children. It normally begins with a very high fever and then a distinctive scarlet rash will appear, first on the neck and chest and then all over the body. The tongue will also become swollen and turn bright red.


 
Schizophrenia
Body and Mind

Schizophrenia is a mental illness which is characterized by severe irrationality in behavior and thought. Most sufferers feel that they are different and are not connected with others and are often lonely and anxious and do not know why they feel this way.


 
Sciatica
Body and Mind

Sciatica is usually a result of a slipped disc. It occurs when the disc presses on a nerve in the spinal column resulting in a sharp pain which will then be felt down the leg and through the buttocks. A slipped disc is usually occurs during a normal working activity or lifting.


 
Scoliosis
Body and Mind

Scoliosis is a progressive sideways curvature of the spine, people who suffer from it have a S bend curve to their spine. It is usually not painful, however it can cause problems if it is not treated


 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Body and Mind

There are quite a few different types of sexual diseases, they are all transmitted through having sexual intercourse with a person who has already contracted the infection. Sexually transmitted diseases are very common and extremely contagious if no form of protection is taken, diseases include - genital warts, syphilis, Aids, genital herpes, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomaniasis.


 
Shin Splints
Body and Mind

Shin splints are usually characterized by pain and occasionally swelling anywhere in the lower leg. It is usually associated with the muscles that help the foot to move, when the fibers of these muscles are damaged, shin splints occur.


 
Shock
Body and Mind

Symptoms include clammy, pale skin, shallow and rapid breathing, dizziness, anxiety, nausea, restlessness, thirst and vomiting. With severe shock, this can lead to unconsciousness.


 
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Body and Mind

Sickle cell anaemia is a result of abnormalities in the blood structure in certain people. Sufferers of sickle cell anaemia often have episodes known as "crises" when these episodes occur certain organs are deprived of oxygen for a period of time. The frequency of these ‘crises’ varies and if it occurs often enough, organ damage can be the result.


 
Sinusitis
Body and Mind

Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.There are four pairs of sinuses that are usually hollow and filled with air and light mucous. The mucous helps to trap the dirt that is brought in by the air that we breath, the mucous is then pushed out through tiny openings known as ostia that serve as drains.


 
Skin Cancer
Body and Mind

Skin cancer occurs on the outer skin layer known as the epidermis which is made up of 7 layers of skin cells.


 
Sneezing
Body and Mind

Sneezing help to eliminate any irritants or toxins that are in the nasal passages. Most people find that they sneeze when they have a cold or if there nose is blocked, allergies may also cause sneezing as it helps to eliminate allergens from the nasal passages.


 
Snoring
Body and Mind

Snoring occurs while you are sleeping and often sounds as if you are snorting.It is usually harmless although it can be annoying for anyone that has to hear it. Some people snore loudly and continuously throughout the whole time they are asleep while others may only snore in certain positions.


 
Soft Tissue Damage
Body and Mind

The soft tissues are those which surround the bones and joints in the body. They include ligaments, tendons and muscles. Injury to these soft tissues is very common, and includes strains, sprains, tendonitis and injuries which causes tearing.


 
Sprains And Strains
Body and Mind

Sprains and strains are common injuries of the muscles and ligaments. A sprain is the tearing of a ligament, the tissue that connects bones to one another at a joint. A strain is damaged muscle tissue caused by stretching or tearing it.


 
Spring-time Skin Allergy Rescue
Down to Earth

Do you suffer from spring-time allergies? For many of us the annual blooming of plants and release of pollen into the atmosphere brings a runny nose, watery eyes and a very itchy skin. Get some handy tips on how to manage your spring allergies and to find out how our products can help reduce your skin irritations.


 
Staph Infections
Body and Mind

Staph infections are caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, they usually remain in the organ or area that they have infected, however they can produce disease in any part of the body and if the bacteria enters the bloodstream through a cut etc, it can then travel to anywhere in the body.


 
Sticky Eye
Body and Mind

Sticky eye describes a yellowish discharge from one or both of a baby's eyes, which often develops into crusting. It is common in the first few months, and is most often caused by a blocked tear duct.


 
Stomach Cancer
Body and Mind

Stomach cancer usually starts in the tissue lining the stomach. Some tumours either spread around the stomach wall or grow through it and release cancerous cells into the lymphatic system of the bloodstream


 
Stomach Ulcers
Body and Mind

Stomach ulcers are holes or a loss of tissue in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum. Stomach ulcers are easily treated and are often cured with antibiotics, it is important that they are monitored and controlled.


 
Stroke
Body and Mind

Any disruption of blood flow to the brain is considered a stroke. Depending on where the brain has been damaged and how badly it was affected, the patient will usually recover, however he will probably have a physical weakness due to the stroke.


 
Sty
Body and Mind

A sty is an acute inflammation of the gland at the base of the eye, they are usually harmless and rarely affect your eye or sight. They are very painful and usually last for approximately 3-4 days.


 
Sunburn
Body and Mind

Sunburn is when the skin becomes inflamed by excessive exposure to sunlight.Getting sun burnt increases your chances of getting skin cancer and premature aging. Even if you are dark skinned you are at risk as skin cancer can affect everyone.


 
Syphilis
Body and Mind

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is infectious and it affects the mouth and the sex organs. It is a very serious disease, especially if it is left untreated.


 
Teeth Issues & Teething Problems
Expectant Mother's Guide

Some babies are born with a tooth in place, but usually it only decides to appear at around six to nine months. For some babies teething doesn’t cause too much discomfort, for others it can cause fretfulness.


 
Tendonitis
Body and Mind

Tendonitis is an inflammation that occurs in or around the tendons, which are bands of strong fibrous tissue that hold the muscle to the bone. Tendons can usually take large amounts of stress, but occasionally due to disease, injury or overexertion they become swollen.


 
Testicular Cancer
Body and Mind

Testicular cancer usually starts in that testicles and hardly ever spreads from another area.There are two testicles or testes, they are the glands that produce mens hormones and sperm.


 
The Human Heart- The Strongest Generator Of Both Electrical And Magnetic Fields In The Body.
Lisa Martin

The Human Heart has been proven to be the strongest eloctro-mangnetic organ in the body. If we are all made of energy, life-force than surely the heart has the most powerful influence on how we connect together as human beings


 
The Placebo Effect Part 1
Louis Franco / Andrew Pittendrigh

There is an invisible veil that shrouds the world of magic and wonder from our normal, day-to-day, waking minds or consciousness. Perhaps what is beyond this veil is where the other 90% - 99% of our human potential may be found? Through various meditation techniques and practices this veil is slowly lifted.


 
The Role Of Essential Oils In Skincare
Marlize Nel

From freshening air to disinfecting your home and promoting weight loss, the list of uses for and benefits of essential oils are endless. They are particularly useful in skincare, delivering powerful medicinal benefits and beautiful natural scents. Find out which essential oils are repeatedly recommended for skincare and why we chose to use them in the Down to Earth ailment and skincare range.


 
The Role Of Pain And How Nature Provides Solutions
Down to Earth

There is no doubt that pain is unpleasant. It does however play an important role in our lives. We explain the reasons why we experience pain and take a look at what remedies Mother Nature has on offer.


 
Throat Cancer
Body and Mind

Throat cancer usually develops in the cells of the mucous membrane lining the throat. If it is left untreated, the abnormal cells will pass through to the surrounding tissues, once this happens it is quite easy for the cancer to spread to the lymph nodes in the neck and then on to the other organs.


 
Thrush
Body and Mind

Thrush is not an infection. It is an overgrowth of a tiny yeast organism called Candida albicans which lives naturally in all healthy bodies, thriving in warm, damp enclosed areas


 
Thyroid Problems
Body and Mind

Thyroid problems are quite common, and are usually easily cured. Because the thyroid gland produces hormones it has an impact on all the metabolic processes within the body.


 
Tics And Twitches
Body and Mind

Tics and twitches are the involuntary contractions of a muscle or a group of muscles. There are many types of tics and twitches and a number of causes, ranging from mild to serious.


 
Tinnitus
Body and Mind

Tinnitus a sensation of ringing in the ears or the head.A noise in the ears, such as ringing. It may come and go or be continuous.Hearing loss occasionally. With tinnitus, the noise heard can be so soft that the person can hear.It only when trying to sleep or so loud that it is audible at all times.


 
Tonsillitis
Body and Mind

Infection of the tonsils caused by bacteria or a virus.The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system. They are present at birth and grow during the early years of life and regress later on at puberty. When they become infected, the resulting condition is called tonsillitis.Tonsillitis most commonly affects young children as the tonsils are apparently at their most potent and strong, taking in any foreign material that threatens the body.


 
Toothache
Body and Mind

oreness in teeth, gums, or jaw. Tooth decay cannot be cured but it can be controlled by looking after your teeth properly and regularly visiting your dentist. Other causes of dental pain include impacted teeth and gum disease


 
Travel Sickness
Body and Mind

Travel sickness, also known as motion sickness, effects certain individuals who are sensitive to a repetitive movement of the whole body.


 
Tuberculosis
Body and Mind

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection affecting any organ through the lymph nodes and bloodstream.The bacteria present will eat away at the tissue of infected organs and this can be fatal.


 
Unconditional Love : The Key To Self-empowerment
Ashraf Moorad

This article presents the role of Unconditional Love in Psycho-Spiritual Self-Empowerment.Unconditional Love is the vibration of Self-Empowerment. It is an energy that heals our powerlessness affectedness and reveals our creativity & inspiration. Unconditional Love is the most valuable and powerful resource in existence


 
Understanding Menopause
Juanita Ferreira

Menopause is often thought of as a frightening change in a woman's life, as symptoms and changes that result can impact significantly on general well being and daily functioning. By informing one's self on what is to be expected, particular changes, and different treatment and management options, menopause can be well received, and endured as pleasantly as possible.


 
Urethritis
Body and Mind

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, causing a burning sensation and sometimes severe pain on passing urine. There may be blood in the urine, and sometimes a pus-filled yellow discharge. Scarring may result and stricture of the urethra. In non-specific urethritis (NSU) the symptoms may be milder and the discharge may be clear, in women it is usually symptom less.


 
Urticaria
Body and Mind

Itchy red weals on the skin, they can appear anywhere on the body and vary in size from small, pimple- like spots to raised patches several inches across.


 
Vomiting
Body and Mind

Involuntary expulsion of the stomach by the mouth. This is not generally serious unless it is chronic. Vomiting can be accompanied by diarrhorea.


 
Warts
Body and Mind

Warts appear on the skin and cause raised brownish or flesh-coloured horny areas. They appear on the knees, hands and face. Nail biters may get them around the nail or on the lips.Most warts disappear without any treatment and will not leave a scar. Persistent warts are treated with wart-removing liquid or with plasters.


 
Water - The Contributor To Health And Beauty
Eva F. Schoenfeld

A deficiency of Tissue Salts can lead to health disturbances, but at a very early stage you can see the level of minerals in the cells in your face. I am introducing some facial and physical signs related to Tissue Salt deficiencies. If you want to learn reading faces and administer the correct Tissue Salts.

 


 
What Is Alzheimers
Samantha Davis

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms include having difficulty remembering things, making decisions and performing everyday activities. These changes can affect the way a person feels and acts.


 
What Is Parkinson?
Body and Mind

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a premature ageing of certain brain cells which are responsible for our movement. It usually affects the elderly. The disease takes hold slowly, and begins with a sense of weakness and a slight tremor of the head or hands, it then gradually progresses to more generalized symptoms


 
Whooping Cough
Body and Mind

Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease mainly affecting infants and young children. It leads to inflammation of the whole respiratory tract and can be serious. Whooping cough begins as a normal cold, which develops into a cough.


 
Why Treat The Skin On Your Face Different To The Skin On Your Body
Down to Earth

It would be very convenient if you could use a "one-size-fits-all" solution for all of your skin, but they are hard to find. Why? Because skin is constructed differently in different areas and products are made to cater to those differences. In our latest blog post we examine the main differences between the skin on your face and the skin on your body, and highlight the differences in skincare products formulated for face vs body.


 
Worms
Body and Mind

Worms in the digestive system can occur in the cleanest homes and are quite common in young children who usually contract them at school. There are three main types: threadworms, roundworms and tapeworms.