Magnesium: A Mineral Underestimated

Magnesium: A Mineral Underestimated Source: Flickr Our legs are probably one of the most active and abused parts of our body. Legs are particularly important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, and even for breaking a fall. But these legs are also prone to pain as they, in combination with the hips, knees, ankles…

Vitamins Promoting Healthy Aging

Vitamins Promoting Healthy Aging People do not realize what vitamins can do for them. Vitamins are great for those who need them. On the other hand, if you have sufficient vitamins, then you will not need regimens of vitamins. Building vitamins in your system, which has too much already, or sufficient nutrients can cause harm.…

What Is A Healthy Diet?

What Is A Healthy Diet? Source: Flickr What is a healthy diet? It’s not about counting calories, measuring portions or cutting carbs. You won't really find a healthy diet on the lite menu at your favorite restaurant and you certainly won't find it at the local fast food joint. A healthy diet is all about…

Is Weight Loss Surgery Your Best Option?

Is Weight Loss Surgery Your Best Option? Are you looking to lose weight? If you are, there is a good chance that you have heard of weight loss surgery before. Weight loss surgery is how many individuals lose weight. Although weight loss surgery has helped thousands of Americans lose weight, improve their appearance, and improve…

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life People from diverse nationalities, cultures, and races around the world have placed a high value on the coconut tree as a beneficial source of food and medicine. For centuries, people have acknowledged the importance of coconut as a medium of healing. Many consider the coconut palm as the “Tree of Life”…

Recipe: chocolate-peppermint ripple ice cream (2)

Recipe: chocolate-peppermint ripple ice cream Chocolate-Peppermint Ripple Ice Cream 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons milk 4 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups whipping cream 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt 1 teaspoon peppermint oil Green food coloring (optional) Melt chocolate in milk in a bowl placed over a pan of hot water. Stir…

Rosemary Oil: Rosemary’s Many Faces

Rosemary Oil: Rosemary's Many Faces The characteristics of rosemary essential oil can be described as a colorless or pale yellow mobile liquid with a strong, fresh, minty-herbaceous scent and a woody-balsamic undertone. It blends well with lavender, oregano, thyme, pine, basil, peppermint, elemi, cedarwood, petitgrain, cinnamon and other spice oils. The principal constituents of rosemary…

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs as a Serious Risk Factor for Ulcer

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs as a Serious Risk Factor for Ulcer Source: Flickr Ulcer is a common type of digestive disorder that can affect different levels of the gastrointestinal system. Ulcer generally causes inflammation and open lesions to the soft tissues and organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common types of ulcer are duodenal and…

Foods High In Calcium

Foods High In Calcium Adhering to our individual calcium requirements is as necessary as breathing. But sadly, some are not as concerned about getting enough calcium as others are. Experts say that calcium deficiency is actually a pediatric issue. This is supported by the fact that when people get older, say in their thirties and…

Potassium And Health

Potassium And Health Potassium is a mineral that serves a variety of purposes within the body. Despite its importance to so many of the body’s functions and systems, most people do not consume the standard recommended daily levels of this essential mineral. This is unfortunate, as long-term deficiency can contribute to and even directly cause…