jet-lag

It is thought that adjusting to the destination as soon as possible help reduce the effects of jet lag. So-called “hypnotic” medications such as Lunesta (Eszopiclone), Ambien (zolpidem), or Sonata (zaleplon) are perhaps the best-known prescription pills used by frequent travelers. Besides these medications and magnesium, people often use melatonin to ease the symptoms of…

lemon

Citrus fruits including lemon and orange may provide amazing health benefits including lowering your risk for cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, and anemia, according to the Foods and Agriculture Organization. The vitamin C in citrus fruits is partly responsible for some of these benefits. A glass of lemon juice has less than…

lemon

Lemon is known for its fresh and tart taste that we adults love, but it is not a suitable food for babies. At best, babies will probably reject their sour flavor; at worst, an infant could have an allergic reaction or develop a diaper rash after eating lemons. It would be best to wait until…

sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation can have severe effects on human performance, ranging from irritability and low mood, through to a risk of heart disease, and a higher risk of road traffic accidents. Lack of sleep not only makes us tired; it can be lethal. It’s possible that sleep deprivation can kill you. While no human being is…

flaxseed-oil

Flaxseed oil is a good source of alpha-linoleic acid — kind of polyunsaturated fatty acid. This type of acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil are said to decrease inflammation in the body. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be used for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Flaxseed is quickly replacing fish…

heroin

We often forget how damaging drugs are, not only mental but also physical health. Narcotics ruin bodies and minds and devastate homes. All opioids work in a similar way in the brain, but the chemistry of heroin makes it act much faster than any other kind of drug. It takes just ten seconds for the…

cocaine

Cocaine users have hearts twice the age when compared to non-users, according to scientist – and the damage to the health does not stop there. Although cocaine causes euphoria at the beginning, taking high doses regularly develops short-term bouts of uncontrolled behavior, impulsive behavior, impaired judgment, and hypersexuality. Some cocaine users develop delusions and hallucinations,…

Addiction

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, nicotine, or a narcotic) or engages in some activity (such as gambling, sex, or shopping) that is pleasurable in nature, but over time becomes compulsive and interferes with everyday life and ordinary responsibilities, such as family, and work. According to the DrugAbuse.gov…

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the lack of ability to digest the milk sugar or lactose. This inability cause s the most common gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence, cramps, bloating, and diarrhea in some individuals. When a person is lactose intolerant, it means that they don’t have enough of the lactase enzyme which breaks down milk sugar…

omega-3 fish oil

Omega-3 fish oil (omega-3 rich fatty acids) are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease and many other health-related conditions. Fatty fish like salmon, sardines, or mackerel are rich in these omega-3 fatty acids, but most of us don’t consume enough of these important nutrients and it’s recommended to take the…

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