Remedies for Food PoisoningFood poisoning is a very common problem in summer. It is much harder to preserve foods properly in hot weather, and this can lead to dangerous bacteria formation in meat, poultry, fruits, veggies, dairy products, and other foods we all consume. The problem is, sometimes it can be really hard to see or feel that the food is infected as it can look, smell, and taste absolutely ok. As a rule, food poisoning is a mild disease, but sometimes, if a person gets infected by E. coli, salmonella or other serious poisoning bacteria, health condition of the patient can be really difficult, especially in those adults or children who have impaired function of the immune system. It is very important to start treating the problem on time and know what the best food poisoning remedies are. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits Of PsylliumPsyllium (Plantago ovata) is among the most commonly known and used herbal remedies. This medicinal plant is native to the regions of India and Pakistan, the Mediterranean regions, as well as southern areas of Russia and Ukraine. Psyllium leaves and psyllium seeds are used to treat and prevent a great variety of health conditions, from wounds and mild digestive problems to obesity. The seeds are known as excellent natural source of dietary fiber, that is why they are very commonly used as an ingredient of popular dietary supplements. Besides, psillum seeds are also used for commercial production of mucilage. For making home remedies and herbal preparations, it is also possible to purchase psyllium in the form of dry leaves and seed powder. Read the rest of this entry »

Wine And Weight LossWe think that we know everything about weight loss and weight management. We know all the tricks about a healthy diet and what foods or cooking methods we should stay always away from in order to maintain a normal body mass and do not get extra weight. We are well aware about the importance of regular exercise and physical activities for weight loss, as well as about the role stresses and our bad habits play in gaining weight. We know what risks are linked to being overweight. At the same time, a great deal of new studies and researches bring up new interesting information and ideas for those who are concerned about their body weight. What about using a glass of high quality red wine for weight loss? Sounds crazy, some may think. Let’s ask the scientists. Read the rest of this entry »

Menthol ciragettesSmoking is a very nasty habit which is one of the hardest to get rid of. Some people believe that smoking menthol cigarettes is linked to less harmful effects, and such perceptions are usually driven by advertisements of menthol cigarettes, filled with words ‘light’, ‘mild’, or ‘refreshing’. In real, it was found out that menthol cigarette tobacco is not less harmful, and the American Cancer Association specialists say that those who smoke menthol cigarettes actually have higher risks of lung cancer since menthol cigarettes have heavier effects on lungs. In addition, it is considered that quitting smoking menthol cigarettes is harder compared to quitting smoking usual cigarettes. However, those are not the only negative effects. According to the findings of a recent study, those who like smoking menthol cigarettes have higher risks of having a stroke, compared to those who smoke menthol-free cigarettes. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits Of Fish Oil SupplementsFor the last decade, fish oil supplements have evoked great public interest, and a great deal of people throughout the world tried using this kind of supplements to support their cardiovascular health. A lot is said about the advantages of using fish oil as a great natural source of Omega 3 group fatty acids which play a great role in preventing and treating heart disease and related cardiovascular problems. Fish oil supplements can be of a great help to those who suffer from heart related health conditions, as well as to healthy people. In other words, these supplements are considered effective both for preventing and managing heart problems, that is why fish oil supplements are so much popular nowadays. Read the rest of this entry »

New Treatment For CancerCancer is one of the most serious and dangerous diseases of our times, which every year takes lives of millions of people around the globe. Unfortunately, there is still no cure or very effective treatment for cancer, and a great deal of scientists are working very hard trying to develop a good technology and give hope to all those who are currently suffering from this health condition. The news about finding a vaccine for cancer or a new cancer treatment appear from time to time in modern mass media, however, still there are no proper results and guaranteed treatments. A group of oncology scientists at Tel Aviv University reported this spring that they managed to create a new cancer vaccine which helps cancer patients’ bodies detect and kill tumors. Read the rest of this entry »