The world is a scary place, with domestic and international terrorism events, mass shootings, unrest and volatility. Many people have decided to stay close to home – no more venturing out for the activities they once enjoyed in such public venues like sports stadiums, or even fireworks shows. Others have stopped crossing exotic locales off their bucket list, as they fear traveling to foreign countries.
While many of us can accept that this is the world in which we live now, still others have their own personal demons, so today’s current events only exacerbate an underlying condition like depression. While some people strive to keep a disorder like depression to themselves, others elect to see a doctor for psychotherapy, and/or take medication to help them keep their life in balance. Unfortunately, medication is not always the answer for one who has symptoms of depression, and, it is important that the medication be tailored specifically to them, and the medicine-taking regimen be strictly adhered to. For example, going off the medication on a whim or under-dosing of the prescribed meds might cause emotional problems; on the other hand, overdosing is equally problematic. We are all too aware of the statistics on drug-induced accidents, violence, or even suicide, as a result of prescription drug-taking gone horribly wrong.
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The internet is chock full of helpful hints on how to take care of yourself. You could follow the advice of celebrities on how to stay healthy and fit, or, why not rely on healthy and natural products instead of high-priced products with potentially harmful ingredients which may not get the desired result in the long run? Always bear in mind, that as good as a celebrity looks, that person no doubt has a chef on hand to prepare their meals, a professional makeup artist and hair stylist, as well as a personal trainer to help maintain their fitness routine. You can’t compete with a celebrity, so why not just be YOU and benefit from some of these helpful daily health tips to let YOU put your best face forward and keep your body up to par.
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Constipation is a problem for many people, it is something that can have a direct impact on our overall health and can also cause long term damage to our bodies. Constipation can be a sign of an unhealthy diet or stress or that you aren’t getting enough water or it can be a sign of another medical condition. If you are constipated often you should go to a gastroenterologist in Flushing and get a check up.
The recent death of character actor, Abe Vigoda, caused the media to haul out sound bites and videos of some of his most memorable scenes. Of course, there was dialogue of Vigoda playing Tessio in “The Godfather”, as well as his character Fish in the “Barney Miller” series. But oddly enough, many of the sound bites and still shots of Fish in “Barney Miller” had that character’s hand dipping into a box of prunes while extolling their virtues. He said “I’ve been eating prunes for 40 years. When I was 13, I gave a girl a necklace of prune pits. Her mother thought I was into voodoo.”
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Medically speaking, it’s an infection of the outer ear canal. Most people know it as ‘swimmer’s ear.’ The problem with this title is that it’s not very descriptive. In fact, it’s even deceptive. Many people think that, because they’re not swimmers, or because they don’t swim very often, they won’t get swimmer’s ear. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re someone who showers or bathes (and hopefully you are), you can get swimmer’s ear. Though it is true that swimmers tend to experience it more often (hence, the name), it’s also true that all it takes is one time of excessive moisture to get into your ear for you to develop an outer ear canal infection. The symptoms of swimmer’s ear are easy to know, and of swimmer’s ear treatments, there are several. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you likely have swimmer’s ear: redness in the ear canal; pain in the ear canal; discharge from the ear, either an odorless, colorless fluid, or in more severe cases, pus discharge; muffled hearing; full feeling within the ear (caused by swelling and/or blockage). If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, your swimmer’s ear infection has progressed, and it’s important to see a doctor: severe pain that may have radiated to face, neck, inside the head; fever; swelling of lymph nodes. The good news, though, about swimmers ear is that there are home remedies that can reduce or even eliminate your symptoms. Continue reading “Home Remedies for Swimmer’s Ear”
Millions of Americans are reaching beyond modern medicine these days for natural treatments for a number of health conditions, and varicose veins is one of them. Though varicose veins may not be the type of health problem most people would consider could be treated with natural therapies, the fact is that many medical doctors use a number of natural treatments for their patients who are newly diagnosed with varicose veins. Varicose veins are reddish-purple, twisted veins that bulge up from under the skin. They’re unattractive, no doubt. But more importantly, varicose veins can cause discomfort and various degrees of pain, along with other symptoms such as burning, itchiness, and difficulty with movement, especially when they occur on the legs. If you’re someone who is experiencing any of the symptoms of varicose veins, varicose vein treatment recommend that you consult a specialist as soon as possible in order to be properly diagnosed. It’s also important that you learn your diagnosis soon in order to begin on necessary treatment. And, when it comes to treatment, a number of natural therapies are considered effective in reducing the effects of varicose veins. Continue reading “Natural Treatment for Varicose Veins”
Natural treatments are more popular today than ever. With so many folks wanting to avoid being on medications that may end up causing side effects, millions of people are looking to natural alternatives to their medical conditions. But, if you’re someone who has spider veins, did you ever consider natural treatments for them? So many people don’t even consider natural therapies when looking for ways to reduce or even eliminate their spider veins. However, there are a number of natural treatment options for spider veins, and many of these are even used by medical doctors as a means of not only treating but also preventing spider veins. In fact, spider vein treatment often starts with some natural therapies. Continue reading “Natural Treatment for Spider Veins”