Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and stiffness in the tendons, muscles and ligaments, coupled with trouble concentrating, sleep disruption and fatigue. Those dealing with FM are forced to live with these uncomfortable symptoms every day of their lives. But there’s some evidence that certain diet and lifestyle changes can help.
Developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago in Germany, homeopathy is a medicinal system inspired by the body’s propensity toward healing, preventative care and natural therapeutics. Homeopathic medicine works with the body in order to treat the causes of symptoms instead of just eliminating symptoms. In 2007, an estimated 3.9 million adults and 900,000 children used homeopathic medicine, according to the National Health Interview Survey (1).
Did you know that honey has been used for thousands of years for its nutritional and medicinal properties? Apiculture, the practice of beekeeping, dates back to 700 B.C., proving that honey was an established confectionary way before refined sugar came onto the scene. Honey was a prized and expensive commodity for its sweetness and rarity. Today, cute bear-shaped honey bottles contain a versatile product with confectionary, nutritious and medicinal uses.
The saying, “you’re only as good as the company you keep” applies to people as much as it does to enzymes and their coenzyme support system. Coenzymes are organic molecules that link to enzymes, or protein, and help them accelerate chemical reactions and produce energy. Taking coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, as a dietary supplement can help ensure that the enzymes in your body will keep the great company of CoQ10.
We all know that feeling of the mid-day slump. But, think twice before you grab that energy drink. Conventional energy drinks can have detrimental health consequences. Instead, consider a natural energy drink to keep you engaged and energized throughout the day.
Answer for today’s Daily Double: This yellow–green fruit is about the size of a lemon, has a bitter taste and has six vertical stripes around its rounded shape. It also contains more potent antioxidants than vitamin C, and may reduce the effects of arthritis and osteoporosis as well as lower cholesterol. The answer to this Jeopardy! question: What is Amla?
As anyone who suffers from headaches or migraines can attest, once the pain starts, it can be hard to think about anything else. Thankfully, there are many natural ways to stop these aches, and even prevent them from beginning.
We hear the term “free radical” almost on a daily basis in news reports and magazine articles. Given their potential to have a major impact on health, it’s important to have a firm grasp of what they are and how we can prevent the damage they can inflict on our bodies.
After nine long months of preparation, the baby has finally arrived—along with some unexpected chaos! Between feedings, diaper changes, hugs and bath time, it’s easy for new mothers to get overwhelmed.