What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Blog / 04/12/2012

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?   Plantar Fasciitis is an injury sustained as the result of repetitive stress placed on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, its damage sustained on the fascia—a thin layer of fibrous tissue that protects other tissues within your feet. Many people develop Plantar Fasciitis from long periods of standing, running, or performing various load-bearing activities. Symptoms The most common symptom is pain. This can be burning, stinging, stabbing or throbbing pain. Many people experience a dramatic amount of pain when they first get up in the morning, with the sensation lessening throughout the day. For others, the pain is consistent. The pain can be isolated to an area in the middle of foot, or it can radiate outward towards the toes. The heel is another common area for pain to show up. The pain can be very stubborn and last for months or even years. Since walking and standing cannot be completely avoided in our lives, the injury can cause serious disturbances in professional and private life. Causes Several different things can cause Plantar Fasciitis, which makes classifying the condition somewhat difficult. For example, bone spurs, flat feet, high-arched feet, and hard running surfaces are…

What Is Magnetized Water and What Is It Good For?
Blog / 04/02/2012

What Is Magnetized Water and What Is It Good For?   In order to be highly effective magnetic therapy makes use of more appliances which help the magnetic energy penetrate more effectively the entire body and reach the points where it is needed. One of the most used such magnetic appliance is magnetized water. Magnetized water is obtained by filling in a bottle of water and keeping it a number of days on a magnet of North or South Pole. After that period, the water which has been kept on the North Pole magnet is mixed with the one which has been kept on the South Pole magnet, thus resulting the bipolar magnetized water. The South and the North Pole magnetized waters can also be used separately for treating some conditions which do not require the action of both poles, but rather jus the action of one or the other pole. Thus, there can be individuated three types of magnetized waters: the bipolar magnetized water, the South Pole magnetized water and the North Pole magnetized water. According to the respective needs of the individual, one of these types of water is used in order to treat the disease and/or strengthen…

Angular Cheilitis – Definition, Causes and Treatment
Blog / 03/20/2012

Angular Cheilitis – Definition, Causes and Treatment   Angular Cheilitis is also known under the name or cheilosis or angular stomatitis. This condition affects the skin around the lips leading to painful cracks most often in the corners of the mouth. In severe cases, the cracks can become inflamed, can bleed and sometimes infections are developed inside those cracks, which can make normal and banal actions, like talking or eating, a painful nightmare for the sufferer. In most cases there is a cumulus of factors which lead to this condition. Probably the most important factor is the presence of moisture inside the mouth’s folds. This moisture favors the accumulation of bacteria which will eventually lead to irritation and even infection. Shallow ulcerations are also very often in severe case, these forming a crust if they are not wiped out from the surface. Apart from moisture inside the corners of the mouth and in its folds, the bad nutrition is also a factor which can trigger this condition. The lack of iron, zinc and riboflavin as well as a strong immune system that could effectively fight this type of aggression coming from the external world favor its fast development. Chapped lips,…

Several Ways to Achieve Vision Improvement
Blog / 03/14/2012

Several Ways to Achieve Vision Improvement   We are living in the age of self improvement and so it is no surprise that many people are no longer willing to accept the fact that they must wear glasses and are seeking ways to achieve vision improvement. This means that eye exercises which are able to naturally improve your vision have become particularly popular. Certainly for those who wear glasses the possibility of being able to throw away their glasses is an enticing one. This is more so when we consider the fact that there are eye exercises available which are safe and without risk. Two particularly popular eye exercises are the Pinhole Glasses Eye Exercises and the Bates Eye Exercises. The Pinhole Glasses Eye Exercises are particularly suitable for those who have a busy agenda as this exercise consists of simply wearing the pinhole glasses for a minimum period of fifteen minutes per day. In fact Pinhole Glasses were already in used before prescriptive lenses came into being. They consist of an opaque material such as metal or plastic and have a series of pin sized perforations. This allows the elimination of the scattering of light to the retina, which…

Which Are The Most Common Types of Asthma
Blog / 03/12/2012

Which Are The Most Common Types of Asthma   Most people suffering of asthma have similar symptoms like coughing, wheezing, a feeling of pain or pressure in the chest and shortness of breath. These symptoms become more acute when the imminence of an asthma attack is higher and other symptoms, such as difficulty in talking, pale lips, feelings of fear and panic are added to these. Yet, even though generally these symptoms are characteristic for almost all asthmatics, there are more types of asthma which can be encountered. Depending on the moment of the day when it is triggered or the factors which provoke it, there can be individuated about five types. One of the most common types is the allergic asthma. In this case the allergies and asthma go hand in hand, causing attacks whenever the individual comes in contact with the allergens to which they are sensitive to. In this case, to the common symptoms are also added those of allergy rhinitis, such as runny and swollen nose, continuous sneezing, weepy eyes and excessive mucus. Another very frequent type is the exercise-induced asthma. This type of ailment is mainly triggered by physical exercises. If you have noticed that…

How to Correct a Vision Problem
Blog / 02/27/2012

How to Correct a Vision Problem   As we age those of us who have experienced perfect vision in our younger days can often notice that we have a vision problem and that our eyesight is beginning to deteriorate. More often than not our first reaction is to panic and to make an appointment to see an optician. However pioneering ophthalmologists such as William Horatio Bates, after carrying out a large amount of research, stated that glasses can in fact make our vision worse. His works was revolutionary and lead many people to throw away their glasses and correct their vision by using a natural method. William Bates created the Bates Exercise Method, and thousands upon thousands of people who have used this method have stated that it has actually allowed them to improve their vision in a natural and safe manner. The Bates Exercise method works by relaxing the eye muscles; Bates stated that the majority of eye problems are actually caused by muscle strain. He believed that carrying out exercises which relax the muscles will in turn lead to vision correction. Those who have followed this exercise method have found that common conditions such as myopia and presbyopia…

Lowering Cholesterol – How Low Should It Be?
Blog / 02/21/2012

Lowering Cholesterol – How Low Should It Be?   Lower your cholesterol levels. Reducing your cholesterol levels. Try to lower bad cholesterol. Raise good cholesterol. This is every piece of advice you have probably heard regarding cholesterol. However, it may confuse you and your objectives. A recent study has concluded that most adults do not know how to reduce their cholesterol. This study has also proved that most people were under treatment using medicine that contained astatine. You must be very cautious about the different ways to lower cholesterol, establishing a goal for yourself. You must consult with your doctor, since this will give you a specific objective to reduce your cholesterol. Your objective could be any specific value or reduction percentage during a specific period of time. In any event, having a goal will help you work out your cholesterol issues. Every adult should find a way to reduce their cholesterol levels and have values inferior to 200 mg/ dl. The standard campaign to achieve this goal is the result of a national survey, which revealed that most people were confused about how to control their cholesterol. An international health researcher expressed that the standard campaign’s main goal is…

Why Do We Suffer From Cold Sores
Blog / 02/20/2012

Why Do We Suffer From Cold Sores   A cold sore is also called a fever blister, its technical name is herpes simplex virus. Seventy percent of the population in Australia is affected by the herpes simplex virus. It is a contagious virus and it spreads from one person to another very quickly. This virus spreads through saliva, physical contact, utensils, clothes and cotton used at the affected area, peeled dead skin, etc. Temporary treatment is available for this virus but there is no permanent cure yet. Research for permanent cure is being conducted in the United States of America. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this famous saying applies here also. People affected with this virus can get temporary relief by using various tablets and ointments. It is important to keep this virus dormant by following strict diet regime and exercise. This virus affects the same place continuously within short intervals of time if it is not kept dormant. We humans contract this disease from person to person. We suffer from cold sores because of our inability to stay healthy. Cold sores are anaerobic, meaning they do not require oxygen to survive. If our…

What Is Vital Energy and How It Can Be Kept to Higher Levels
Blog / 02/16/2012

What Is Vital Energy and How It Can Be Kept to Higher Levels   Each and every plant, animal and human being needs a certain amount in order to live their life in good conditions. This energy is known under the name of vital energy, as without it the plant, animal or human would not be able to survive. For humans, just as in the case of plants and animals, this energy is responsible for keeping the body in perfect conditions, preventing the viruses and bacteria from setting and maintaining immunity at higher levels. Once the vital energy is no longer present in the right quantity, the immune system fails to work properly, thus permitting the bacteria and viruses to invade the human body. Also, the body is deprived for the necessary amount of energy which normally would have helped it make it through the day. As a result, the individual whose vital energy is low suffers from chronic fatigue, stress, physical and mental exhaustion, as well as nervousness and sometimes even anxiety. In order to prevent the vital energy from going down, it is absolutely necessary to follow two basic steps. The first step is finding time to reunite…

What Natural Vision Therapy Should I Choose?
Blog / 01/21/2012

What Natural Vision Therapy Should I Choose?   Recent years have shown a back lash against modern and orthodox medicine as people have become aware that modern medicine treatments often carries with it side effects which are worse than the problem being treated. Those with eye problems are now more eager than ever to try out a natural vision therapy. Once you have decided that you want to choose such a therapy you will probably want to know which one is the most effective. Well, two very effective natural therapies for improving vision are the Pinhole Glasses Exercise Method and The Bates Exercise Method. In fact Pinhole Glasses were used ever before modern glasses prescribed by opticians came into being. Pinholes Glasses are not made from glass but are made from opaque material such as plastic or metal. They consist of a series of pinhole sized perforations in the glasses. They work by eliminating the scattering of light on the retina that we experience when focusing on an object or image. They also eliminate peripheral vision. This process enables the eyes to focus and relax without straining, and in turn the relaxation of muscles leads to an improvement in vision….