Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely used medications in the U.S. This class of drug is used to treat chronic heartburn. Although the pain often happens in the lower to mid chest area, it is not related to heart disease or a heart attack.
Tea tree oil has become one of the most common essential oils over the past 100 years. Commonly known as Melaleuca, from the native Australian plant Melaleuca Alternifolia, it is a powerful antiseptic. It is most widely used for treating skin issues such as rashes and burns, but it actually has many more uses you may not be aware of including treating viral infections. Let’s look at a few less common uses for tea tree oil that you should be aware of.
Have you taken Crystal Light recently? It is a product that Kraft pushes on consumers as a calorie-free way to add flavor to their water.
It’s also very popular among dieters and is often recommended by Western medical doctors. So let’s see what’s wrong with Crystal Light, exactly.
Of all the numerous proteins in our body, we have the most collagen. It is the most abundant form of protein in our body. If forms our joints, muscles, skin and bones, hair and nails. Unfortunately, we lose our collagen at a rate of 1-2% per year after the age of 30. Therefore, wrinkles appear and our skin begins to sag. However, there is a way to fight back… Hydrolyzed Organic Collagen, like that sold at Livingtraditionallystore.com. But what about just eating more collagen rich foods like bone broth or marrow? What about gelatin? Let’s look at why effective collagen therapy must include a hydrolyzed supplement.
You might be aware that organic food is better for you than GMO options, but sometimes the price difference can be prohibitive. If you’ve ever stood in the produce section of the supermarket and asked yourself if the higher price tag on organic offerings is worth it, the results of a peer-reviewed study published recently in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine will probably help make that decision a lot easier.
Though it has been banned twice by the FDA, Aspartame is currently found in over 6,000 product worldwide. Since it is 200 times sweeter than sugar, it is often used in diet soft drinks, low calorie yogurts and other foods and beverages that want to claim, “low calorie” while still offering a sweet flavor. Unfortunately, the product has been linked to severe health issues including brain damage, which will be explained further. For now, let’s look at a brief history of Aspartame.
In medicine, the standard is to treat the cause not just the symptoms. If doctors solely focus on treating their patient’s symptoms, their patients suffer as our body uses symptoms like pain to tell ourselves something is wrong and needs to be fixed. So, like medical doctors, dentists should do the same. Unfortunately, many dentists don’t do this when it comes to one of the most potentially life-threatening symptoms they come across, teeth grinding (or bruxism). Of course, grinding your teeth at night will not kill you, but the grinding is just the symptom, not the cause. The cause is something much more serious, breathing problems (or sleep Apnea) which could be life threatening.
Former Victoria Secret model Lindsay Ellingson starts every morning with a glass of warm water. She learned that the body supposedly has an easier time absorbing warm water and it helps soothe the stomach. On the other-hand there are several studies that show that cold water is better, especially in the morning, for boosting our metabolism and inducing weight loss. Are there any health benefits of cold showers?
According to the CDC, during the 2013-2014 flu season, 58.9% of children and 42.2% of adults in the US received a flu shot. That works out to about 143 million Americans receiving a shot that year. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that the shot is necessary and a growing amount of evidence that they are doing more harm than good.
In South Africa, where quinine sulfate is widely available over the counter for the treatment of malaria, it was noticed that many women there were purchasing quinine often. A survey conducted in 1993 and 1995 in KwaZulu-Natal among 61 private pharmacists, indicated that 50% of these pharmacists were selling quinine to an average of 2-6 clients per day (well above what would be expected amongst the population for malaria treatment).