Monthly Archives: March 2010

Treating Cystic Fibrosis with Drugs

Various drugs are available to help ease suffering patients with cystic fibrosis. This disease often disrupts the digestive function because of a mutant gene that keeps moving sodium, chloride, and water flowing freely through the body. The mutant gene causes normal secretions of the body to be heavy, thick, and sticky. Healthy people have a pancreas that produces proteins that help break down food. This protein is sent through small channels into the intestines where the food is present. Cystic […]

A Vegetarian Diet for Cancer

There is no sure cure for cancer. There is definitely no way to avoid the development of cancer within a person’s own body. It is a stealthy and dangerous disease that is not well understood. There have been links made between cancer and high risk behaviors, but there is no clear recipe for either the development of or the avoidance of cancer. Many of the links that have been made in association with some cancers are contained within a person’s […]

Making Reflexology a Family Affair

In the fast paced society that we live in today, I highly recommend that you take a time out for yourself each day.  Better yet, I recommend taking time for your entire family to relax and unwind.  It is a natural process that is highly ignored these days because everyone is so busy.  Before long you will notice a big difference in how you see life and that you are able to manage your day so much better.  Include your […]

The Basics of a Reflexology Treatment

Foot reflexology is not foot massage. The distinct difference is that foot massage is ultimately to benefit the feet and reflexology is not. Massage therapy is applied to the whole body for the purposes of local muscular relaxation, to improve circulation and to reduce muscle tension. Reflexology is applied to the reflex points in the feet, hands or ears using specific hand and finger techniques in order to affect the corresponding body part or organ. Although reflexology is proven to […]

Lifestyle and Preventing Diverticulitis

Eating habits and the response we have to our bodies, exercise and activity levels and how we handle stress are all lifestyle factors that we can have control over when we are trying to prevent diverticulitis from occurring.   Diverticulitis happens when pouches form in our colon or other areas of the digestive tract. These pouches can become inflamed or infected from bad eating habits, and from pressure in our colon as a result from constipation.   Certain eating habits […]

How To Recognize The Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis in Children

Genetic testing can decide if you and your spouse are carries of the mutant cystic fibrosis gene. Testing can also be done on your unborn child. If your child is found to have the CF gene, there is still no way to find out how severe the cystic fibrosis symptoms will be after the child arrives. Genetic testing on siblings, and both parents to see if any are carrying the mutant gene. Other members of your family may want testing […]

Avoid Prostate Cancer by taking certain Omega-3s

Bethesda, Maryland – Researchers at the National Institute of Health- National Cancer Institute has discovered that high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the body can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. However, not all Omega-3s are helpful in prostate cancer prevention. Good Omega-3 versus Bad Omega-3 The Omega-3s that were shown to help reduce cancer risk are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). On the other hand, taking alpha linolenic acid (ALA) increased the risk of acquiring […]

Natural Remedies for Tinnitus

Natural Remedies for Tinnitus Are there any natural remedies for tinnitus? Tinnitus surely is unbearable for many people. Tinnitus is not only causing agony among those who suffer from its effects, but it also deprives one from being productive. Luckily, there are various effective natural options to drugs and surgery that can bring considerable relief from tinnitus. One should know that the exposure to loud noise is one big cause for tinnitus to occur, which wears down the fragile hair […]

Motivate yourself to quit smoking now

Still not caring to drop that cigarette pack of yours? Well, are you aware that in every eight seconds, someone dies from smoking-related causes? Smoking cigarettes and tobaccos surely has their own paradise. However, you might be surprised to know that behind the curtain is a sly snake making its way to bite into your body. Smoking is a habit that you should stop now. Here are some facts about smoking and how you can start quitting from it: Smoking causes a lot […]