You have probably had your share of health scares. You find out that a relative or neighbor just got diagnosed with a life threatening condition and all of a sudden you start experiencing some worrisome symptoms that makes you wonder if you have the same condition.
You have yours, I have mine. Everybody has them. We all have things that other people do that drive us up the wall. Can you tell that I am about to go on a little rant here?
Coming close after drivers making a turn or a lane change without turning on their blinkers would be [Read more…]
Nearly 20 years ago, as a 4th year medical student, I researched and presented a paper about the power of prayer in medicine and healthcare.
I was pleasantly surprised that back then as now, the vast majority of patients welcome prayers for their health from friends and family members.
In fact, when asked, the majority want their treating doctors and nurses caring for their illnesses to pray for them as well. [Read more…]
Gluten-free diet is the current fad. It all of a sudden became the bad boy of food- as if it were trans-fat or pink slime. Poor Gluten!
Unlike the other bad stuff in foods, gluten is a natural protein found in grains like wheat and barley. No genetic modification or hydrogenation involved. There is nothing synthetic about gluten.
Gluten is a good source of digestible fiber and harmless EXCEPT [Read more…]
And though this answer can vary widely as with each individual, for the most part, my general response to that question is usually by asking the patient 2 more questions. [Read more…]
It is very common for adults to struggle with constipation issues- especially us ladies.
There are usually several NON mortal issues that contribute to this slow and hard stool issue, but whatever the triggers, conditions leading up to it, many resort to over the counter laxatives to give them some literal relief. [Read more…]
The other concern I have that actually more serious is our antibiotic crisis. CRISIS is the proper word as everyday our fight against highly evolving bacteria is getting weaker.
Historically, the medical and scientific community changed that tide of sure death less than 70 years ago with the creation of safe and powerful antibiotics, starting with penicillin, but in that same time the tides have been turning towards the bacteria once again as the bacteria get resistant and we have less in our antibiotic arsenal to kill them. [Read more…]
The medical community can’t seem to make up their mind on hormone replacement therapy for treatment of hot flashes. The pendulum has swung from “save women from themselves by giving them estrogen” to “estrogen will kill you” and that pendulum is still swinging as we speak! [Read more…]
The modern age is full of temptations in all fields, including the sphere of healthy life. In some way, all of us are trying to lead a healthier and happier life, or at least we want it to be like that. There are many tips that tell us how to do something, but it is difficult to allocate the best ones that we are able to follow.
If you want to feel happier and healthier every day, you should adhere to “common sense” advices, which can really change your life. We present you few healthy tips that you should certainly adopt and which don’t require extra money and free time. All you need is a good will and persistence. [Read more…]