Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
Vitamins And Supplements
Whether you already take vitamins to support your overall health, or you're trying to decide if you should start taking supplements or not -- you've come to the right place to find answers to your questions! We'll help you determine the best vitamins & supplements for your needs.
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
I had a full hysterectomy at the age of 50, nine years after having a laparoscopy to remove endometriosis. Here are my best tips if hysterectomy surgery is in your future.
To help other women in the same boat as me, I did a lot of research – before and after my full hysterectomy – and took lots of notes detailing exactly what my experience was like.
Get overwhelmed with butter substitutes found at the store? Here are some things I discovered about finding a healthy butter substitute that might help you.
Stop throwing away the pumpkin seeds at carving time! Eating pumpkin seeds benefits your immune system, improves your sleep, and more.
Been told to increase fiber in your diet, but not sure where to start? Start here! High fiber foods to eat + Differences between soluble & insoluble fiber.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
Tired of allergies and OTC medications? Incorporate these natural allergy remedies into your life – from neti pots to steam baths. You’ll finally get relief.
Nervous about donating blood? These 5 simple steps will help you avoid negative side effects when giving blood. So there’s no reason to be nervous anymore!
Frequently constipated? Feel bloated & gassy? Here are 4 ways to get constipation relief… naturally. The fastest one: raise your knees!
Trying to avoid the flu this year? These flu prevention tips have kept me from getting the flu for the past 3 seasons. They’ll help you too!
There are a lot of popular hangover myths out there. Unfortunately, most of them are dead wrong! Following are some solid tips for curing your hangover, plus some things you can do to prevent a hangover from occurring in the first place.
Here’s a hard look at the real facts about antioxidants. We confront some of the more sensational claims concerning antioxidants so you can see the truth about how antioxidants work in the human body, their role in combating disease, and just how effective they really are as medicinal treatments.
The precious nutrients from sugar cane are concentrated in blackstrap molasses. For optimal health, you should look for organic, unsulphured molasses. Some of the health benefits include: curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, anemia, arthritic pain, joint pain, acne, gray hair, and more!
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
The following health blogs and website portals will give you a leg up on the latest and greatest things that affect your health. Here are the best health blogs and Twitter accounts to follow in order to stay up-to-date on all of the health issues that are important to you.
The big question is… do Detox Diets work? Another popular question… are Detox Diets safe? Here we explore the top 5 Detox Diets and discuss their safety issues.
Since overexposure to direct sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer, using sunscreen daily is one of the biggest things you can do to prevent skin cancer throughout your lifetime. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about sunscreen and skin cancer.
Some people swear by Airborne cold remedy to help fight colds, but does it work?… Is it safe? Because of my own experiences with some of the ingredients found in Airborne cold medicine, I’m confident that it probably does, at the very least, reduce the duration of a cold. Not too fast though… because of the possibility of overdosing on certain ingredients — such as Vitamin A, which can be fatal if too much is taken — I think it’s important to be smart about using the airborne supplement.
Do natural weight loss herbs like cayenne, ephedra, green tea, and hoodia actually work at helping you lose weight? Are they safe? Here’s how they work, plus 2 that are safe, and 2 that are not.
It’s so confusing. How much of each vitamin? Which vitamin supplements should you take? And why are vitamins so important? Jim and I are beginning to feel the effects of 40-something coming down on us. So I figured, one of the better things we could do for our bodies is to get healthy from the inside out. Here’s what I’ve learned about multivitamins and the ones we ultimately chose…
Ever wonder which medicines the doctors themselves use to treat everyday colds, flu, upset stomach, headaches and other minor aches & pains? In a survey of 5 leading female doctors in the U.S, these doctors had very similar opinions regarding the best products on the market. Plus, 3 out of 5 of them used the exact same products! Do you use these?…