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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of the primrose plant, native to the United States. It has been used traditionally by the Native Americans to treat a variety of conditions. The European settlers also added the seeds to their foods.   Components Essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid make [...]

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Poor Circulation

Poor Circulation

Poor circulation refers to obstruction in the blood vessels that prevents the flow of blood to the central and peripheral organs of the body. The condition leads to poor oxygen and nutrient supply to the organs. Causes Prolonged sitting or standing in one position can lead to poor circulation in the legs or arms. This [...]

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Blood Pressure Readings and Survival

Blood Pressure Readings and Survival

The blood flowing in your arteries exerts a force on the walls of the blood vessels. This force is known as blood pressure. Elevated, or lower than normal blood pressure readings may lead to serious complications.   Blood Pressure Readings Blood pressure readings are expressed as systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic pressure is the force [...]

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Pressure Too Much? – Then talk to your Psychologist

Pressure Too Much? – Then talk to your Psychologist

Today there has been a growth in the need for psychologists and other mental health professionals. Perhaps the main reason for this growth is that modern cities today are typically full of ambitious people trying to take their lives forward. This normally means attaining work related goals and improving their domestic situation with larger newer [...]

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The Hidden Benefits of Psyllium Husks

The Hidden Benefits of Psyllium Husks

A native of India, where it is also known as ‘isabgol’ the psyllium husk has historically been used as a treatment for many health conditions over the years. Mainly fibrous and a derivative of the plantago ovata plant, this supplement can provide 71g of fiber in one third of a cup. The secret is that [...]

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Follow your Psychologists’ Advice – Ensure that your Workplace Reduces Stress

Follow your Psychologists’ Advice – Ensure that your Workplace Reduces Stress

According to many psychologists the new hot potato for companies to deal with is stress in the workplace. Stress in the workplace has been around since work began but now it is better understood and the benefits of reducing it are now tangible. Keep staff happy and they are more productive and have less time [...]

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Blood in Urine

Blood in Urine

Hematuria, or blood in urine, occurs commonly in men and women of all ages. It may, however, indicate serious underlying conditions in the urinary tract as well. Treatment depends on the actual cause. Causes You may not always notice blood in urine. However, a small amount of it is normal. In fact, an average, healthy [...]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what its Symptoms

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what its Symptoms

There is a condition which affects many people in their everyday lives and it has been caused by being exposed to danger in some form. Being harmed or being in a position where bodily harm is likely or being in a position where someone can see the probability of harm to another person can cause [...]

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Puffy Eyes and how to avoid them

Puffy Eyes and how to avoid them

Do you have puffy eyes? Well there are some things you can do to minimize them. However it appears that puffy eyes are in your genes so some of us will always be more likely to have them. All of us at different times in our lives have swollen or tired eyes. Sometimes because we [...]

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Bird Flu and General Influenza Symptoms

Bird Flu and General Influenza Symptoms

The avian influenza virus affects birds in the majority of cases but infections of this influenza A virus can also occur in humans. Most cases of the avian flu developing in humans appear as a result of being in contact with poultry that is infected, such as turkeys, chickens and ducks. People who have not [...]

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Should you be thinking that you may be suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) it is important to gather as much information about this illness as possible. You will want to know the effects of these symptoms and how can you help alleviate them. The symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can range from moderate [...]

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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

This is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by an urgent immediate need to frequently urinate and it may occur with pelvic pain or without it. The symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis vary between individuals. Cystitis refers to inflammation of the bladder and in comparison to cystitis that develops because of an infection of the [...]

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Iodine Deficiency and what it means to you and me

Iodine Deficiency and what it means to you and me

There are millions of people who suffer from thyroid disorders and for many of these people they are also deficient in iodine. To use any natural treatments for a thyroid disorder it is important to have the iodine deficiency corrected in order to get your health back to normal. Iodine is very important in forming [...]

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The secrets to be found in the Irvingia Gabonensis

The secrets to be found in the Irvingia Gabonensis

This is a tree that is native to West and Central Africa and it is rich in compounds such as soluble fibres, antioxidants, organic acid, minerals and vitamins. All of these help in losing weight and give health benefits that are normally linked to fruit. This tree is now classed as a super food. Being [...]

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Whey Protein Dangers

Whey Protein Dangers

Muscle tissue damage and the rate of body growth are of concern to the many people who work out on a regular basis. Whey protein is an extremely popular supplement. Body builders and researchers both rate the benefits associated with this supplement. But there are whey protein dangers. Dangers Whey protein dangers occur in men [...]

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Bifidobacterium lactis

Bifidobacterium lactis

In recent years there has been much talk, and advertising, concerning so-called ‘healthy bacteria’ particularly in the area of aiding good digestion and a healthy gut. Bifidobacterium lactis is powerful transient probiotic bacteria which are thought to aid in the fight against bad bacteria and the damage it can do to the body; it is [...]

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Australian dietary guidelines

Australian dietary guidelines

Australian dietary guidelines have recently undergone something of a re-vamp. Poor nutrition appears to be a contributing factor in upwards of 56% of all deaths in Australia – which seems to indicate that guidelines which may appear to be mainly based on common sense are in fact really necessary. Whilst the full guidelines are extremely [...]

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Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer is relatively uncommon – around 4,000 new cases are reported annually in the US, it usually affects those in the over 65 year old category. The bile duct connects the liver to the intestine at the duodenum and is involved with transport of bile from the liver to the intestine – should [...]

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Bilateral tubal

Bilateral tubal

Bilateral tubal ligation is more commonly known as female sterilisation. The nature of this procedure means that it is a permanent method of birth control and the possibility of reversal should not be considered as an option for a later date – reversal is often not an option. If however you and your partner are [...]

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Atrophic vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis

Vaginal dryness, or atrophic vaginitis, is a condition experienced by many women in their post-menopausal years. They may also experience some bladder difficulties as well as discomfort during sex. However there are effective treatments available for the relief of all of these symptoms. It should also be noted that atrophic vaginitis is, unfortunately, a normal [...]

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