Clinical studies show that supplementing a normal diet with regular consumption of Xylitol (xylitol chewing gum 2 times a day) is beneficial for teeth. In fact, daily use of xylitol by chewing gum containing at least one gram of xylitol or sprinkling a few grams of xylitol on top of cereal or chewing the granules in the mouth, for instance, prevents bacteria from creating the acids that damage teeth.
According to the American Chronic Pain Association, fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure (allodynia). Fibromyalgia (fī’brō-mī-āl’jē-ə) affects more than 6 million people in this country. Most of them are women, but it does occur in men as well. Other core symptoms are debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some patients may also report difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling (paresthesia) and cognitive dysfunction.
Ghee is clarified butter traditionally used in Indian cooking. Though high in fat, ghee has amazing health benefits, including improving memory, digestion and boosting the immune system.
Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a pot until all the water has boiled. Ghee is the milk solids that has settled to the bottom of the pot and is best enjoyed in moderation. If you’ve eaten lobster or crab before, you may be more familiar with the term “drawn butter”, which is essentially the same thing, although often many people will simply melt some butter and call it drawn butter.
Located in the small of the back and shaped like beans, the kidneys not only store electrolytes, minerals and salts, they eliminate toxins and wastes from the blood in the form of urine. Optimal kidney functioning is extremely important for anyone who desires to achieve and maintain overall body health. When problems arise and the kidneys become dysfunctional, the body can experience lethargy, a loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle cramps and flu like symptoms. The way to increase kidney function is by making some adjustments in your diet and lifestyle.
It’s considered first base for some and a common everyday greeting for others. Kissing is not only a grand gesture of romantic inner feelings displayed outward to the one you lust over, it is good for your health. Below are reasons why you should choose to kiss a little more. Not just good for your ego and mojo, it is good for your overall well being!
In most cases, women’s emotional health is directly linked to our menstrual health. If a woman’s menses are not PERFECT, I’m going to want to make it perfect with acupuncture, but mostly, with Chinese herbal formulas. This is a perfect cycle and is nothing short of what I strive for with every woman:
Our society has become almost obsessed over making our smiles perfect. The quest for white teeth has created a constantly growing multi-billion dollar industry in the toothpaste isle and in dentist offices. Certainly we all know some of the teeth staining culprits: coffee, tea, red wine and some soda. But did you know that there are many common foods that can actually help whiten your teeth over time? They’re not as thoroughly effective as professional teeth whitening products—but they are cheap, effective and natural. And that should leave you smiling
Not a big fan of taking prescription or over the counter drugs to combat the symptoms of allergies? Sadly, most allergy medications only attempt to treat the symptoms the body instigates to get rid of the allergen. But it does not address the root of reason why allergies flare up in the first place. From a holistic approach, people should keep body defenses at their tip top shape year round so they are ready to go into work to fight off allergens. Many of the natural remedies discussed below are designed to prevent a reaction before it occurs.
When ingested, pesticides accumulate in the fat deposits in the body where they remain and eventually cause extreme damage. Infants and young children consuming breast milk ingest pesticides as does pregnant women who pass pesticides on to their fetus. Women who eat fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, pass the pesticides on to their nursing children. People who eat meat that has been injected with growth hormones and antibiotics, and fed feed that is produced with pesticides, not only (for women) pass these chemicals on to their nursing children, but change testosterone in the bodies into estrogen. This conversion exponentially raises the body levels of estrogen and raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, as well as other dangerous reproductive problems.
According to the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, probiotics is defined as “living microorganism which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host.” These microorganisms are usually bacteria and are sometimes referred to as “healthy”, “friendly”, “good” or “beneficial” bacteria.
As many as 100 trillion bacteria belonging to more than 400 species in the intestinal flora, aid digestion through the production of enzymes, stimulate the immune system, produce antimicrobial substances, and compete against invading micro-organisms3. Probiotics help fortify the population of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, which promotes a proportionately healthy balance in the microflora, allowing it to assume its functions in the digestive and immune systems.