Hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable issue that affects millions of Americans – according to the University of Illinois, the exact number of individuals afflicted with hemorrhoids is currently unknown, due to the fact that many people develop the inflamed or enlarged veins of a hemorrhoid without noticing them. According to the source, people between the ages of 20 to 50 are those most commonly afflicted with the ailment. Continue reading “Solve Hemorrhoid Issues Naturally”
Did you know that bowel cancer is one of the most treatable if caught early enough? It’s time that more people become aware of natural treatments and symptoms associated with the disease. When it comes to changes in your lifestyle, you don’t want to assume everything is OK. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed below, it’s in your best interest to contact a doctor immediately. Continue reading “Be proactive with colon issues”
Anyone who suffers from allergies knows that the arrival of wintry winds and temperatures can make this ailment become even more troublesome. Luckily there are herbal remedies you can use to treat allergy symptoms, but new research has found that one demographic is more affected than others. Continue reading “Women more affected by allergies and asthma than men”
Spending recent 70-degree winter afternoons outside has prevented many area residents from limiting their exposure to aggravating seasonal pollens. When dealing with sneezing, a runny nose and irritated eyes, you may want to consider natural remedies. Continue reading “Natural options for allergies”
Americans have shunned fat in their diet, blaming it as the culprit for our obesity and heart disease. Unfortunately, this linear thinking of “fat makes you fat” is incomplete. In fact, the average person is 20 pounds heavier today than he or she was in 1990. Rather than focusing on fat, we need to focus on minimizing unhealthy fat sources while maximizing the many alternative healthy sources. Continue reading “Don’t Avoid Fat – Avoid Unhealthy Fat Sources”
According to the College of Family Physicians of Canada, most women who suffer from hemorrhoids during pregnancy will find relief quickly after giving birth. As the length of a pregnancy increases, women are more likely to find that they have developed hemorrhoids. If you are pregnant or nursing and considering the use of natural hemorrhoids remedies, you’ll want to consult your doctor first. Continue reading “Hemorrhoids and pregnancy”
Whichever type of hemorrhoid and however severe it may be, it’s likely you’ll want to act quickly with natural treatments. Hem-Relief may help relieve the inflammation and swelling for both internal and external hemorrhoids. Also, you may find relief from both types by increasing fiber and fluid intake and exercising regularly. Things you’ll want to avoid include straining during a bowel movement, irritating the area by wiping too aggressively and spending too much time on the toilet because you’re reading or playing a game on your phone. The symptoms between the two may differ, so let’s explore these two types of hemorrhoids further: Continue reading “Internal v. external hemorrhoids: What’s the difference?”
Painful, stressful and extremely common, hemorrhoids are a malady that affects many millions of Americans. If you suspect you may have developed a hemorrhoid (or may be at risk for developing one), read below to get the 411 on this very common affliction: Continue reading “Hemorrhoids: The Basics”
Affecting six percent of American men, gout often goes unrecognized and untreated. Men’s Health explains that gout pains can possibly be prevented by eating and drinking less of certain foods. Here are a few beverages you will want to stay away from, and a few that you should get more of: Continue reading “Natural remedies for living with gout”
Natural sleep remedies such as Sleep Aid may help you get a good night’s rest. In addition, consider adding foods such as bread, pasta, apples and bananas – all high in carbohydrates – to your diet. Since carbs raise serotonin levels, it makes sense that a dinner full of these heavy foods would help you drift off to sleep. ABC News reports that snacks high in carbohydrates and low in protein may help the brain create tryptophan, as well.
This year, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania released a study showing that varied diets may help regulate a healthy sleep cycle. The team took a look at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. Everything, including a glass of water, was tracked in the diets of a group of the U.S. population that had a range of ages and demographics.
Those surveyed were split up by their sleep pattern – very short, short, standard or long. Researchers found that some of the top contributors to differences in the duration of sleep were proteins and carbs. The study showed that individuals with very short sleep patterns maintained diets that were low in total carbohydrate intake.
Other interesting data found through this study was that caloric intake ranged when it came to the amount of sleep people were getting. Those that were classified as short sleepers consumed the most amount of calories and long sleepers consumed the least.
So, for a dinner that’s eaten about four hours before bedtime, think potatoes or pasta (just not too much) if you aren’t getting enough sleep at night. If you’re in need of a snack to help you sleep, try an apple or banana with peanut butter about 30 minutes before you got to bed.