Monday, October 27, 2014

Headaches in Women - How to Avoid Them

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Headaches are without a doubt one of the most common health problems we all suffer from and effect almost all of us at some time or another. Research suggests however that women are far more prone to experiencing headaches than men.

A recent study in the UK suggested that over 5 million women may well be suffering from hormonal related headaches. Menstrual migraines are already well recorded with approximately 2/3 of women suffering from a migraine which is classed as debilitating form of headache which manifests itself in a pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head. Sometimes accompanied by sickness, bright light intolerance, and blurred vision along with a disliking of noise.


Over-the-counter painkillers the most common of which are Paracetamol and ibuprofen are fairly effective at treating severe headaches or migraines. There are however alternative methods you can use to treat this condition. Essential oils of lavender applied to bath water is known to relieve the symptoms along with breathing exercises, massage and acupuncture all of which been shown to be beneficial.

In terms of menstrual migraines women are advised to ensure their blood sugar levels remain constant by eating regular amounts of food such as fruit and not letting yourself miss meals or become hungry.

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Research has indicated that dietary changes can also help reduce the instances of menstrual headaches. A low GI diet which categorises foodstuffs based upon their effect on blood sugar levels is believed to benefit.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Health and Fitness - Dealing With Lower Back Pain

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The most crippling type of pain is often lower back pain. This is because if your back pain is strong enough it can keep you from doing anything other than lying in a bed. Lower back pain is also a common health affliction that affects millions of people worldwide.

No matter what your health and fitness levels just about everyone has had some type of lower back pain at one point or another in their life. And the type of pain can vary from very mild to severe to crippling.

Many people, at the onset of back pain will often dismiss the issue and pretend that it will go away on its own. However, this is not usually the case as most types of back pain require some type of treatment from a chiropractor, doctor, or masseuse.

Often when the problem is ignored it only gets worse. The best way to deal with your lower back pain is to learn more about the causes so you can work towards focusing on the correct treatment.

What Causes It?

Everyone lives a different lifestyle and so the cause of one's back pain can be from a plethora of different causes. If you are aware enough of your body and your lifestyle you should be able to pinpoint the cause of your pain.

There are a few causes that are especially common, however, they include:

* Poor posture

* Daily work habits

* Obesity

* Genetics

* Riding in a car for a long period of time

* Poor diet health (sugar increases pain)

* Bad mattress

* Poor health and fitness commitment

* Working at a computer all day

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* Lifting or exercising incorrectly

* Weak muscles

How Do I Treat The Pain?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Health and Diet Tips - The Benefits of Drinking Water

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Drinking water is one of the most beneficial ways to help your body. Not only does it cleanse your body, but it replaces vital fluids that are lost and that your body requires. The human body is mostly made up of fluids and when you lose those fluids (through sweat glands and waste removal) that fluid needs to be replaced. You can get some of that fluid back through the foods you eat (try eating a juicy watermelon, for instance), but you still need to take in clear water to make your body and efficient machine.

Drinking water when you are trying to diet is especially important. Water helps to wash away and cleanse the fat and toxins out of your body. Water also helps you to feel 'fuller' and more satisfied so that you are not apt to eat as much food. When you have a craving, drinking a glass of water can help to curb it.

You should begin each day by drinking at least one glass of water. When you wake up in the morning, go to the bathroom and drink a glass of water before you do anything else. The water helps to get your digestive juices flowing and it lubricates the inside of your body. Drinking water at this stage will help you not eat as much at breakfast as well. Upon waking, your body may crave food because it has been working all night digesting food and using energy to do that. Therefore, you may tend to overeat at breakfast. Drinking a glass of water before you eat can help you with that. You can still have your coffee or tea, but have the water beforehand.

Again, drinking a glass of water before every meal will help you not eat as much. The water tends to fill you up so that you don't have the tendency to overeat. Besides, it has been recommended (and you have probably heard this a thousand times) that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. If you have one before every meal, that is half the battle won already.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Heal With The Powers of Medical Tourism

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Medical tourism is attracting quite an attention from the patients all over the world. However, there are people who are still unaware of this fantastic service. However, it is also known as medical travel or health tourism that was earlier coined by travel agencies around the world. However, it denotes to the practice of traveling to another country to obtain better healthcare. It is gaining popularity amongst the patients residing in the United States and UK for its economical yet qualitative services.

However, the medical tourism includes services for elective procedures and complex specialized surgeries, such as joint replacement, cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. These services are offered by the various health clinics and hospitals use informal channels of communications and offer legal and regulatory assistance to the patients seeking quality and reimbursement or redresses. Moreover, going for treatment in other country serves two purposes, one the patient gets rid of the disease and secondly the patient gets to explore and enjoy the medical tourism destination and recuperates at fast pace too. Therefore, if anyone seeking treatment for various disease and is planning to go to any of these destinations then this service is an answer to all medical woes. In fact, countries like India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Costs Rica and Philippines are favored destinations for obtaining treatments in comparison to other US and European countries.

In fact, one will be surprised to know that these South-east Asian countries are the most sought after destinations for medical treatments. The hospitals of these countries provide invasive and non-invasive methods for blepharoplasty, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, breast lift, breast enlargement and reduction, face-lift, dermabrasion, forehead lift, neck lift, mid-face lift, rhinoplasty, hip or knee replacements and liposuction. Thus, if one is suffering from such conditions or wants to enhance his or her physical attribution then going to these countries is worthy. Hence, do not wait and grab a deal through medical tourism.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Headaches Everyday Usually Means You Are Having Migraine

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Having headaches everyday equals a migraine but what is a migraine exactly? Well, a migraine is basically recurring headaches. But they can include other symptoms as well, such as sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

So what causes a migraine then? usually its chemical changes happening in the brain that causes the attack. This starts a loop of changes, with the brain responding abnormally to signals from its own covering and blood vessels.

What about a cure? Researchers in Cambridge, UK compared the DNA of thousands of people having headaches everyday to those that were not. They found a genetic flaw could raise the odds of the disease by allowing glutamate which is a that transmits messages in the brain, to build up in the junctions between brain cells. A drug that could stop the build-up of glutamate could lead to a cure for the condition.

I have listed some migraine 'triggers' that may help you.

Turn Off iPhone:

Staring at your iPhone, computer screen or television for too long a period of time could bring on an attack. Glare can cause having headaches everyday. The brain has a threshold of how much glare it can withstand. If you suspect that this is a trigger for your migraine, it would be a good idea to put a screen up on your computer screen to reduce the glare. Watch less television and less iPhone too.

Should I Exercise?

Exercise has been noted as a trigger but research suggests moderate workouts can be therapeutic and even prevent am attack. There are few that find that exercise is a trigger. But this is quite rare. it doesn't mean you should stop exercising as this could effect your general health. There are preventative treatments available.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Heal Thyself - They Are Not Going To Save Us

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I am convinced there are some things that they do not want YOU to know about YOU. If you knew who you really are and what you are capable of, you would be healthier and happier -- and richer. Most of us, however, have adopted the idea that so-called experts know what is best for us. Therefore, we entrust our power, and our money, to the government, health care systems, educational systems, insurance companies, and various other agencies set up to protect us. They, however, are not going to save us.

Where Is the Cure?

Look around at what is happening in our world and our communities. How many years have we been marching, running, and cycling for "the cure?" Are we healthier? Why are there new diseases each year? Why are there more medications for these diseases, as well as the same old diseases year after year? The health statistics are more disturbing each year.

According to the Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

In the U.S., 21.9 million adults and 8.9 million children under 18 have been diagnosed with asthma (Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics - AANMA).

Nearly 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure (The American Heart Association).

More than 1,500 people die of cancer each day (American Cancer Society).

There has been a 500 percent increase in the number of prescriptions written for ADHD since 1991 (


We are being poisoned and suppressed, mentally and spiritually, by the chemicals in our food and water, the polluted air we breathe, and by the high levels of electromagnetic waves in our environment. Can it be that the well-educated men and women in positions of power in this country and in the world cannot figure out what needs to happen to turn these health statistics around? Could it be about money, power and control? Yes, they are taking your money, your power, and you are being controlled. They are not going to save us.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Health and Diet Tips

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It is without a doubt frustrating trying to lose weight without a quick weight loss diet plan. It is even more frustrating watching your efforts to keep the weight off go in vain pound by pound as the weight returns. The reason why this tends to happen is because many attempt to lose weight without a flexible diet regimen. For those who do use these diets and remain frustrated are probably confuse on how to follow it properly. This article is meant to show a step by step process of how to use an effective fat burning diet plan and make it as easy as possible for it to be a normal part your everyday routine. Given this easy transition, it will allow you to attain a good amount of weight loss. Use this quick weight loss diet guideline and it will help you reduce you weight and attain the level of fitness you've always wanted.

A. It is important to write down the number of calories you eat each day. Doing this allows you to properly monitor the amount of calories you consume and how much you need to lessen that number of calories. Yo can also compare this number to how much you burn in the when you work out. Use the nutrition facts on the containers or the Internet to find the amount of calories of all foods or condiments you eat.

B. When your list is made, select the necessary foods and to remove or reduce the foods deemed unnecessary by your quick weight loss diet. It will become apparent that you really eat a great number of calories in tiny sums of food that you can easily remove from your diet. For instance instead of drinking that milk shake in the morning everyday you can reduce how often you drink it or remove it entirely. Try to reduce your saturated fates and high sugars. Doing this combined with your quick weight loss diet will accelerate the process of losing weight.