We hate to break it to you, but gas is just a fact of life—sure, it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it happens to the best of us. But if you’re dealing with more frequent gas than usual, your body might be trying to send you some hints about how it’s functioning. Read on
By Peg Moline Going outside the normal MD route might land you more palatable options for chronic complaints like insomnia, stress, or back pain than the usual prescription drug-or-surgery solution. If you are considering seeing an alternative specialist (and we’ll tell you why you should, below), here are a couple things to keep in mind:
I admit it. I’m a standing addict. I use a standing desk when I see patients; at conferences my spot is always in the back so I can roam the edges of the room; at restaurants I own the bar seat so I can push the chair back and stand. I’m not happy on airplanes.
Having a boyfriend is obviously fantastic for many reasons. But, there’s an undeniable awesomeness that comes with having a truly platonic male best friend. Here are 14 reasons why a good boy friend beats having a boyfriend: He’s in it for the long haul. What does the second “F” in BFF stand for? Oh yeah, that’s right:forever.
By Andrew Weil, MD Waking up occasionally to use the bathroom is nothing to worry about. But if it consistently happens at least twice a night, you may have a condition called nocturia that can impede the restorative nature of sleep, affecting your daytime performance and mood. In a recent study of women over 40, more
We are not careful enough about our neck, when we damage our facial skin with regular massage treatments and parlor facials. The majority of individuals nowadays never put water on their neck while washing their faces. What about hydrating? Is it enough simply to hydrate your face? This low maintenance of the neck skin results in dark
Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying
There are some things in life that you would suspect to be perfectly innocent, but it just is not so. Take deodorant for example you use it so other people will want to be around you, but you are unknowingly hurting your health! Antiperspirants work by plugging your sweat glands temporarily with an aluminum-based compound.
Everything is toxic the food we eat, the air we breathe, the beauty products we use, and even the chemicals on our produce our world is toxic. All of the outside contamination cause our bodies to create mucous or fatty tissue to avoid an immune feedback from occurring, or in other words the fat stores
When Jourdan Barovick and Ryan Spencer went on a blind date in 2004, they assumed they were meeting each other for the first time. But unbeknownst to them, the pair had already crossed paths over a decade earlier — and Jourdan’s family had the old home movie to prove it. As they discovered while watching
I recognized a disturbing trend a few years ago. The teens coming to my house for parties were bringing in cases of Mountain Dew for their contribution to the “snack pot luck” along with their typical MSG chips and high fructose corn syrup cookies. Was Coke and 7-Up losing favor? As The Real Food Revivalist, I
In today’s era of luxurious habits, the squat with bowel movements is referred to as old-fashioned and uncomfortable position. However, according to the latest research, the sitting position while sitting on the toilet is responsible for numerous diseases of our time. The Israeli newspaper “Journal of Medical Sciences” published a study that is about the
You probably have a stash of these bathroom staples under your sink, idly awaiting manicure day. But they’re useful for so much more than removing chipped polish or fixing a smudge. Here’s how you can use cotton balls all over the house. 1. Remove pesky water spots. When chrome faucets, knobs, or other fixtures start
Alternative medicines are gaining in popularity as we become aware of all the possibilities inherent in the herbs and spices that surround us. Among its many health benefits, cayenne pepper is also a great herb for the treating of wounds or lacerations. This may come as bit of a surprise to many. Cayenne pepper however
1. Soften cuticles No time for a full manicure? Soak your fingertips in a bowl of mayo for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water to hydrate and smooth the nail and cuticle. 2. Remove paint splatters Get rid of accidental drips on tile, light switches or doorknobs by adding a touch of