meditation

We all have days when we are unusually nervous and agitated. This is different from having a type of anxiety disorder which is more severe, frequent, and could hinder normal day-to-day activities. Anxiety has evolved thousands of years ago to serve as a survival mechanism so humans can protect themselves from predators and different dangers…

heatstroke

The long summer days are here and everyone is looking forward to spending long hours in the outdoors. Whether it is a barbecue party, bathing in the sun, or swimming in the ocean, caution must be taken when dealing with extreme temperatures. A heat stroke, or a sun stroke, is a serious heat-related illness that…

factor-v-leiden

Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is an inherited blood disorder caused by a faulty gene. The disorder affects factor V which is a protein that helps blood clot. Your blood is in a continuous state of movement throughout your body. In case of a cut or injury, there is a certain order in the process of…

mg

While the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium in adults is 400-420 mg per day, less than 30% of U.S. citizens consume their daily adequate amount. Magnesium deficiency is linked to a host of other diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease, and digestive disorders. People with increased risk…

emdr

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of a short term psychotherapy that helps in healing emotional distress caused by traumatic events or experiences. EMDR utilizes different forms of bilateral stimulation, such as: side-to-side eye movement, tapping on the hands or arms, buzzers in hands, and headphones with beeps. The bilateral stimulation…

chamomile_

Chamomile is the popular name for the daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Chamomile comes in two different varieties, German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile, and its flower is famous for its white petals and bright yellow center. It is native to Western Europe and Northern Africa and is considered one of the oldest medicinal herbs….

sleep-hygiene

Sleep hygiene refers to the different practices and rituals that are associated with bedtime. Sleep hygiene also includes the daytime habits that can affect your sleep quality at night. Getting quality sleep every night is essential for a healthier mind, brain, and body. People with sleeping disorders or bad sleep hygiene who do not get…

homeopathy

Homeopathy is an alternative medical system developed in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann believed that “like cures like” where a substance that would cause the symptoms in a healthy person is administered to cure an illness with similar symptoms in an ill person. There are numerous examples to applying this concept in homeopathy such as:…

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