Parents: How to Discuss Eczema with Other Parents
Blog / 04/29/2014

Parents: How to Discuss Eczema with Other Parents   Are you the parent of a child who has eczema? If so, get use to stares on the playground and whispering from other parents. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe this ailment is a contagious skin condition, but it is not. In fact, you may need to start a discussion with other parents to stop the worry. It is your decision as to whether you want to wait until other parents ask you about your child’s rash or if you want to start the discussion yourself. Either way, continue reading on for a few helpful talking points. A great way to discuss your child’s ailment with other parents is to share what you know. This disease is inflammation of the skin. Basically, your child’s skin is irritated. Tell other parents that there are many reasons for this disease, including the weather, airborne allergens, and contact with certain chemicals. Close contact with the skin results in itching, only your child can’t stop, so a rash develops. As dangerous looking as that rash may look, it is harmless to others. Eczema is not contagious. In fact, your child is at the most risk. If…

How to Achieve Better Eyesight
Blog / 04/23/2014

How to Achieve Better Eyesight   Those who dream of a way to achieve better eyesight, often consider expensive laser surgery. However this is often not the miracle answer to eyesight problems that many people think it is. Laser surgery is expensive, and as with all types of surgery it carries a number of risks. There are in fact a number of other ways to achieve better eyesight rather than undergoing risky laser surgery. Two methods that come to mind include the Pinhole Glasses Method and the Bates Exercise Method. These are both safe and inexpensive ways of improving your vision. The key to both of these exercise methods is the relaxation of the eye muscles which leads to better and improved vision. Although the Bates Exercise Method requires an investment of time each day, the Pinhole Glasses exercise method is perfect for busy people who may not have the time each day to carry out the Bates Method on a regular basis. This is because the Pinhole Glasses exercise, simply involves wearing these glasses, for at least fifteen minutes a day, and they then do all of the work ! Pinhole Glasses are made of an opaque material such…

6 Shocking Causes of Arthritis You Don’t Know About (But Should)
Blog / 04/22/2014

6 Shocking Causes of Arthritis You Don’t Know About (But Should)   Ask a doctor why you have it and you’ll probably hear a rambling response involving vague phrases like “multiple causes”, “inflammation” and “genetics”. There’s some truth to the fact that many things contribute to it. But most of these fly under the radar screen of most doctors (and many of their patients). That’s why I’m shedding light are 6 of its most common (yet unknown) causes: Smoking: It’s no secret that smoking rips your lungs to shreds. According to research published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, people who smoke have double the risk of developing it than those that “say no to butts.” How does a pack a day habit make your joints ache? Scientists have found that smoking dramatically escalates your body’s inflammation levels – its underlying cause. Eating Red Meat: You choose chicken over steak for your heart. But could that occasional breakfast bacon bout lead to it? Dorothy Pattison of National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society discovered that people who regularly red meat doubled their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The saturated fat in red meat seems to bumps up inflammation – leading to it. Not Enough Vitamin…

Hypothyroidism Symptoms
Blog / 04/19/2014

Hypothyroidism Symptoms By Tom Brimeyer, Author of Hypothyroidism Revolution   Hypothyroidism is most well known for its relationship to your metabolism and oftentimes weight gain or the inability to lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to look at the multitude of various hypothyroidism symptoms ranging from digestive to sensory symptoms. But also keep in mind that different people develop different symptoms. There is no one set pattern of symptoms that all hypothyroid people progress through. It all has to do with how your body responds and compensates. One person might gain 30 lbs. and be unable to lose it no matter what. And the next person may develop heart palpitations or chronic depression. If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms then you have to strongly consider that you very well might be hypothyroid. And I encourage you to take an active role in your health because all too often we place our health in the hands of others who don’t have our best interests in mind. So, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, or find someone who is willing to educate you on what is really happening with your…

The Real Cause of TMJ Disorders
Blog / 04/19/2014

The Real Cause of TMJ Disorders   The temporomandibular joint disorder, called the TMJ in short, is a fairly common disorder of the jaw which affects nearly sixty million people in the American population. People who suffer from this condition are likely to experience pain that may be temporary, but may also last for at least a few years. For those who are affected with this problem, it is important to understand what causes TMJ disorder in order to treat it. It can’t be stated for certain exactly what causes it, although there are some standard contributing factors. These factors can be categorized into the following groups: 1. Dental issues: TMJ disorder is most commonly caused as a result of derangement of the jaws. This is a condition known as “malocclusion” wherein your teeth are no longer able to fit together the way they are supposed to. This condition can be a result of situations such as ill fitting dentures, tooth removal or any minor or major dental surgery, missing teeth, advent of pre molars and growth of wisdom teeth. 2. Trauma: About 99% of sufferers claim that their condition was a result of some sort of trauma or injury….

Fighting Cold Sores from The Outside
Blog / 04/19/2014

Fighting Cold Sores from The Outside   A cold sore can be very embarrassing because it affects the most visible parts of the body such as lips, mouth, nostrils, eye lids, etc. During those 9 – 12 days in which the cold sore is present, it passes through various stages of developments. These stages can cause pain and swelling. These blisters grow in size and then ultimately after the prolonged cycle they dry up. Care should be taken when it dries up as it may leave a mark or a dark spot. These are some of the precautions which you can take to battle the herpes simplex virus from outside. Affected part should be cleaned with an anti bacterial agent and then later cleaned thoroughly with cotton. Itching, pain and swelling are three common stages of this bacteria during which you should resist the urge to itch or touch the affected part. If you happen to touch it make sure that you clean your hand thoroughly with an anti – bacterial agent to prevent the spread to other parts of your body and to other people. So, as we mentioned, the first thing you need to do is clean it…

Plantar Fasciitis: And Arch Pain
Blog / 04/14/2014

Plantar Fasciitis: And Arch Pain   For people having active lifestyle, heel pain can become a part of the routine. Various type of foot pain like heel pain, arch pain becomes common to observe. Arch pain, commonly known in the name of arch strain, is nothing but a burning sensation caused towards the arch of your feet. An arch of the foot is nothing but an arch formed by the bunch of tissues running right from the bone at the heel of the foot till the toes. Heel pain can occur behind or beneath the heel. It usually occurs when the foot tissue gets inflamed due to excessive physical pressure and starts inflicting pain. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commonly recognized causes of Arch pain. It is composed of a broad band of tissues surfaced along the bottom of the foot running right from the heel bone till the toe i.e. forefoot. Stretching of plantar fasciitis in direction opposite from the heel causes inflammation and swelling. Such a condition, if continued for a longer period of time can be only more painful, especially when you climb out of your bed in the morning hours. Heel pain or arch…

Magnetic Therapy – A Complementary Treatment Method
Blog / 04/10/2014

Magnetic Therapy – A Complementary Treatment Method   You have probably heard about magnetic therapy and have several times wondered what it is all about. Well, let’s first establish what is the magnetic force and how is it manifested in our daily life. First of all, you have to know that the magnetic force is the force of attraction between two poles, which have negative electric charges. Thus, the negative and the positive poles attract each other. On the other hand, the poles which have the same electric charges reject each other, so two positive poles or two negative poles will exercise on each other a force of rejection. This magnetic force or energy is present all over the universe, as well as in our current life. The easiest to understand example of magnetic force from the universe is the force which makes the planets go round the sun. On the other hand, at a lower scale is the gravitational force, which is also a type of magnetic energy, which keeps all objects, animals and humans tied to the ground and prevents them from flying in space. At even a lower level, each and every object is loaded with more…

Rethinking Your Eczema Routine
Blog / 04/06/2014

Rethinking Your Eczema Routine    If you are like most sufferers you settled into an eczema routine long ago and have diligently followed it ever since. Most believe they are doing the best they can for their skin and you probably do as well. However, are you really sure you’re giving your skin everything it needs to heal? Of course you believe you are doing the best you can, but is it really true? When is the last time you examined your routine? Is your routine overdue for an overhaul? Routines are normally established shortly after the initial eczema diagnosis. Although it may change a little over time, yours is still probably the same basic process. They use the same therapies, same treatments, and possibly even the same doctor. In doing this, they also fall into the many common mistakes of sufferers. Mistake #1: Outdated Techniques Every year, we learn more and more about eczema. We learn more about why it happens and, most importantly, how to correct it. We know more now than ever before. So, why are you still using a routine based on knowledge several years or even decades old? We used to think it was caused…

Cure Hemorrhoids – When Constipation Is Not The Cause
Blog / 03/29/2014

Cure Hemorrhoids – When Constipation Is Not The Cause by Janet Pfeiffer Best-Selling Author of Hemorrhoids Saviour   Hemorrhoids are not synonymous with constipation, though they can be a contributing factor. You may be surprised to know that diarrhea and the over-use of laxatives are also a major cause of hemorrhoids. It seems every time I read an article about this ailment, the main advice being offered (besides surgery, which in my opinion is a last resort) is to increase your intake of fruit, fibre and water. Of course, this is generally good advice for all aspects of health. But, in relation to this disease, it implies that the cause is constipation. While it’s true that constipation is a contributing factor in many cases of this disorder, there are many other causes which seem to be widely unknown (at least by the authors of many articles). You might be surprised to know that excessive diarrhea or over-use of laxatives is also a common culprit – eating more fruit and fibre is not going to help in this situation. In fact, this is one of the reasons for my caution and concern in recommending laxative products. Many books and articles on…