Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
Blog / 09/24/2012

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms   Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that is the result of inflammation in the heel and foot. Sometimes swelling or itching can accompany the pain of this injury. These symptoms are due to irritation or damage to the plantar fascia, a tissue that is designed to protect other tissues in your foot. Causes It can be the result of several different conditions. Some of the more common include standing for long periods of time, poor running form, ill-fitting shoes, over-pronation of the foot, poor arch support and misalignment of the foot when walking. Obesity can place extra stress loads on the plantar fascia, and in this instance losing weight can help the condition considerably. Symptoms Most people start to notice pain at the bottom of the foot, especially when they first get out of bed in the morning. Sometimes this pain subsides throughout the day, but in many cases the pain is fairly constant. In addition, symptoms may include: Swelling Tenderness Redness Itching Treatment Options Treating the symptoms is dependent on a number of factors. First, it’s important to identify the root cause of the condition and address it. For some, this may be fairly obvious….

The Main Factors That Trigger Asthma
Blog / 09/22/2012

The Main Factors That Trigger Asthma   Asthma attacks can be triggered a lot of different factors. In order to be able to avoid such attacks as much as possible, it is necessary to know which the most frequent allergens which trigger these attacks are and which are the ways in which you can avoid getting in contact with such allergens if you suffer from asthma. The most dangerous allergen for asthmatics is dust. This is mainly because dust is everywhere and there are little things to be done in order to avoid it or at least diminish the quantities of dust present in the air. The only places where dust can be controlled and its effects can be prevented are the house and the office. The places where one lives and works can become safe environments for the asthmatics if they are cleaned regularly and vacuumed at least twice a week or even more, while the furniture must be dusted every day. Another allergens which can trigger it are dust mites. These are just as hard to get rid of as dust, yet with a proper filtration system and with constant cleaning of the objects from the house they…

The Magical Muscle That Can Revolutionize Your Sexual Performance
Blog / 09/16/2012

The Magical Muscle That Can Revolutionize Your Sexual Performance   Today I’d like to tell you about one muscle in the male body that, unlike biceps and triceps, most guys have never heard of. And the fact that most men don’t know about it of course means they don’t know that training it can give them much more control over when they climax during sex. And, given that 75% of guys suffer from premature ejaculation, this little secret is definitely worth knowing. When you come, a certain muscle involuntarily contracts—it does this each and every time you have an orgasm. It is the PC muscle. PC stands for Pubococcygeus, so you can see why we’ve shortened it. We won’t go into what its physiological function is or exactly where in your body it resides (except to say that if feels like it’s in your, well, ass)—because what’s the point? All you need and probably want to know is how the PC muscle can help you gain a greater degree of control over your sexual stimulation and therefore when you come during sex. Here’s how to locate it. When you take a pee, you tense your PC muscle to stop the…

Improving Vision
Blog / 09/09/2012

Improving Vision   There is no doubt that we are living in the age of self improvement. We are always looking at ways to better ourselves as well as to improve our health. Certainly those who suffer from eye problems often look at methods of improving vision. One simple way of improving vision is to take a careful look at your diet. A well balanced diet is fundamental for good eye health. Essential fatty acids are extremely important as are antioxidants and foods containing beta carotene. It is no myth that rabbits can see in the dark, due to their large consumption of carrots. Carrots are abundant in beta carotene and do actually improve vision, particularly night vision. Other foods that are extremely beneficial for the eyes are blueberries. British pilots during the second word war began to notice that they could see better during night flights if they had eaten blueberries or blueberry jam. Scientists began to investigate this and concluded that blueberries are indeed super foods for the eyes. Of course we all know that stress is counterproductive and that it can have an extremely adverse effect on our everyday health. Well, this is likewise for eye health….

Nasal Polyps: An Overview
Blog / 08/27/2012

Nasal Polyps: An Overview   Nasal polyps are abnormal growths that occur inside the nasal passages and the sinuses (canals found behind the cheekbones). Nasal polyps can range from unnoticeable to large lumps, and sometimes they can hang outside the nose. They can be pink but also yellow or grey in colour. They are soft and often described as jelly-like. Symptoms of nasal polyps: Nasal polyps tend to be unnoticeable at first, being dismissed as the irritation associated with a common cold. Some early symptoms include itchiness in your throat and your nose becoming stuffy or occasionally clogged up. These symptoms can increase, and are often followed by your nose running a lot, unexplained bleeding and your nostrils becoming clogged completely. In some cases, if these growths are deep enough in your nose they block the airways at the back of your nasal cavity completely. When nasal polyps get big enough, they are easily visible from the outside. Nasal polyps can cause you to have difficulty breathing. Loss of sleep can result and snoring is a less common symptom, but also occurs if the mucus growths partly obstruct the airways. You will also find you are more tired and have…

Natural Eyesight Improvement
Blog / 08/11/2012

Natural Eyesight Improvement   Many people who wear glasses or contact lenses would like to find an alternative method of vision correction, which is more natural. Well, there are in fact a number of natural eyesight improvement alternatives available. Research has shown that two of the most successful methods are the Pinhole Glasses Exercise Method and the Bates Exercise Method. Both of these are safe, natural methods, which do not carry any risks. The Pinhole Glasses Exercise Method is very simple to carry out. In fact one of the great advantages of this exercise is its relative simplicity. In order to begin the exercise program you need to only wear the glasses for a minimum of fifteen minutes, and they will do all of the work. They work by cutting out peripheral vision which can tire the eyes and also by eliminating the scattering of light which falls on the retina. Pinhole glasses can be worn when reading or watching the television. The great thing about them is that your eyes are being gently exercised whilst carrying out your leisure activity. They should not however be worn when carrying out activities which require peripheral vision, such as driving or operating…

Understanding pH Levels and Why We Have Cold Sores
Blog / 08/09/2012

Understanding pH Levels and Why We Have Cold Sores   The cold sore is a contagious disease. In Australia almost 70% of the population suffers from the cold sore virus. This virus is called as HSV – 1 and it is commonly known as a fever blister or cold sore. Generally this disease spreads to others either through physical contact or through mediums such as utensils, saliva, oral contact, etc. Failing to take adequate care may result in the formation of swelling blisters which swell and grow red in color. Ironically there is no permanent cure for this disease but there is a temporary cure. This disease is much more prevalent in developed countries and percentage of people affected by this disease in Asia is proportionally lower. It is also important to note that the herpes simplex virus requires an acidic state to survive. Our body will be normal if our pH levels are at seven but it is reported that this virus can survive in pH levels of up to 7.3. Changing diet and opting for a healthy life style should be your prime goal. If tour pH level decreases below 7.0 then your system goes into an acidic…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
Blog / 08/06/2012

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder with its main characteristic being extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any specific underlying medical condition. Clinically, medications are only available to control the symptoms and not to cure the condition. It is an illness that creates physical and emotional struggles, and can lead to disability. Diagnosing it is quite difficult because symptoms often mimic other conditions and illnesses. There is no single test to diagnose it. When you begin to find yourself tired, day after day and your fatigue does not go away, it is time to take notice that something may be wrong. Close monitoring of your physical symptoms, daily activity and sleep levels are necessary to help your doctor rule out other health problems. CFS Symptoms Aside from its central symptom, which is how chronic fatigue syndrome derives its name, the disorder has eight official symptoms, which are: • Fatigue • Impaired concentration or memory • Profound exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after mental or physical exercise • Unrefreshing sleep • Headache of a new type, severity or pattern • Joint pain that travels from one joint to another without redness or…

What Are the Types of Magnetized Water and How Can They Help You?
Blog / 08/06/2012

What Are the Types of Magnetized Water and How Can They Help You?   Magnetic therapy is a part of Naturopathy which helps the body handle the diseases more effectively by re-establishing its normal levels of magnetic energy. This type of therapy makes use of several appliances, among which we can note the high, medium and low power magnets, the magnetic water, magnetic lumbar and neck belts, magnetic necklaces and magnetic bracelets. Magnetic water is one of the most popular appliances due to its easy use and to its effectiveness. Also, this type of appliance is easy to make, fact which makes it accessible to more categories of people. The magnetic water can be purchased in its ready to use form or it can be prepared at home, by keeping a bottle of water onto a magnet of South or North Pole for about 24 hours. Depending on the magnetic charging it has, three types of magnetic water can be individuated: South Pole magnetic water, which has been kept on the South Pole of the magnet, North Pole magnetic water which has been charged with energy from the North Pole magnet and bipolar magnetic water which is a mixture between…

Natural Treatments For Hearing Loss
Blog / 08/03/2012

Natural Treatments For Hearing Loss By Mike Tucker, Author of Improve Your Hearing Naturally   If you’re suffering from hearing related problems and are looking for an alternative to expensive hearing aids or surgery you may want to look into natural treatments. New research shows that certain supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs can be used effectively to improve. Over 30 million people suffer from some form of hearing loss. Most doctors will tell you there is nothing they can do about it just to live with it or your other alternative is to go for an hearing aid or possibly surgery. Although age-related ear problem is common, it’s not a natural process. Recent studies show that free radicals can damage them microscopic cells in your inner ear especially the ones that produce the hair cells inside your ear that you need for proper hearing. This is one of the major causes of age-related ear problem. Certain antioxidants can battle these free radicals which fight off and sometimes even reverse it related problems. You also need to be taking certain supplements to prevent the tiny bones in your inner ear from deteriorating. Just like your regular problems with improper amounts of…