If you live with chronic pain, you know that your quality of life suffers significantly. Even if your pain is not severe, it still interferes with every aspect of your life to some degree. Because of this, you have to use medications and other things to keep your pain at a more manageable level. However, sometimes the side effects that come with these treatments are just as bad as the pain itself. Believe it or not, there are actually certain foods that are effective in
People often drink nutrient-rich smoothies as a substitute for meals when they are dieting or trying to lose weight. It's a great way to get your daily vitamins and nutrients, and with this recipe of turmeric smoothie, you can now get even more goodness in just one drink. The great thing about smoothies is that once you have your ingredients they are super easy to put together – all you need is a blender. You will know exactly what goes into your daily smoothie and
When you get very ill, maybe with the flu or an infection, you may get to the point where you feel you have run out of options and have to head to your local doctor's for an expected prescription of a week-long course of antibiotics. Well, these days you may find your doctor refuses to give them to you. Medically, we are now at the point where we have been over-using antibiotics for several years. As a result, drug-resistant bacteria and superbugs are rapidly developing. It's becoming
If spices were celebrities, then black pepper and turmeric would be Brangelina. These two spices are fantastic on their own for your body and general health, but they are also brilliant when you combine them. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, which is found in hot and humid countries. The plants take three to four years to flower, berries then develop which are known as peppercorns. Peppercorns when ground are what we call pepper. Black pepper makes food taste great. But it’s also
The television is flooded with adverts for chemical solutions to the never-ending problem of achieving flawless skin. We watch in adoration at whichever celebrity has been chosen to represent the brand, and believe in the solution, even if it costs $50... But no more, it's time to stop believing in these expensive solutions for flawless skin and get back to basics with your skin. What causes unhealthy skin? There are a number of factors that can contribute to unhealthy skin, including stress, lack of sleep,
There is some great news for cancer patients as a little-known Chinese plant has been now found to be a potential cancer killer. The plant has been discovered to harbor a chemical compound that effectively destroys tumors in mice suffering from pancreatic cancer. It might have a bizarre name - thunder god vine or lei gong teng - but the plant should not be underestimated given that it has been used in Chinese medicine before mainly to treat arthritis. The plant has surprised many, including the researchers from the
At times, we need to go back to the traditional way of doing things albeit with the intention of solving a problem. Talk of turmeric and you think of a spice that has been around since the ancient times, particularly in India. The spice has a huge reputation in many parts of the world owing to its proven health benefits. The spice has been known to prevent the development of chronic diseases like dementia and cancer, as well as other conditions like nausea and vomiting.
Have you ever wonder why you are using certain food combinations? I bet you never paid attention to the fact that orange juice tastes wonderful with a bowl of oatmeal, or a salad put together with fresh greens and ripe tomatoes are exactly what you are craving. Powerful food combinations There is a reason why we love these interesting combos. In fact, there isn’t as much thinking to this conclusion as basic knowledge derived from the body itself. Yes, your body is telling you what