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QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Chronic fatigue syndrome

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Chronic fatigue syndrome 0

Chronic fatigue síndrome (CFS) is not really a disease as such, but rather a characteristic and complex array of symptoms that mimic other illnesses.  The symptoms of this syndrome resemble those of flu and other viral infections, so it is quite often mistaken for other disorders.  In fact, it is often misdiagnosed as hypochondria, psychosomatic illness, or depression because routine medical tests do not detect any problems.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Potassium in our diet.

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Potassium in our diet. 0

As we grow older, we need to increase our daily intake of potassium. We should, as a rule, take into our bodies twice as much potassium, in the form of fresh vegetables, fruits, berries and honey, as we do sodium, in the form of salty foods and table salt. Potassium is important not only for continued good health, because of all the functions it performs in the body, but because of the very delicate balance found between potassium and sodium in the body.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Benefits of eucalyptus oil.

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Benefits of eucalyptus oil. 0

Are you looking for an essential oil that will help to boost your immune system, protect you from a variety of infections and relieve respiratory conditions? Doctor Axe suggests eucalyptus essential oil. He says it’s one of the best essential oils for sore throats, cough, seasonal allergies and headaches. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation. Doctor Axe states that researchers have found that its “broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals”. This is why eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used in products to fight foreign pathogens and different forms of infections.

  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Hemmorrhoids

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Hemmorrhoids 0

There is nothing shameful or embarrassing about admitting you have hemmorrhoids! Eight out of ten people will have the problem at sometime during their lives. Just like varicose veins, these swollen veins in the anus are partially hereditary, but they can also be caused by—and remedied by—such things as diet and toilet habits. Straining to have a bowel movement will not be necessary if you change those habits. Basically, you need to drink lots of fluids and eat lots of fiber
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Irritable bowel syndrome.

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Irritable bowel syndrome. 0

What does it mean to have an irritable bowel? Basically, it means that certain foods and drinks and stressful events in your life—things that wouldn’t normally cause problems in other people—give you alternating bouts of constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain…you can even get all three at the same time! Fortunately, this condition isn’t life-threatening, but obviously it is no fun, so take heart that there ARE ways to handle it. Relaxation and meditation help to alleviate symptoms. If stress in your life is especially problematic, maybe psychological counseling would be a good place to start. Otherwise, there are several self-help methods you can try.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Stings

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Stings 0

These insects inject venom into the skin tissue when they sting, which leads to pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the sting. Discomfort can last from several hours to a day, depending on what and how many of them sting you. Honeybees (fuzzy golden brown body), only can sting once because their barbed stinger remains embedded in your skin, causing the bee to die. Bumblebees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets have smooth stingers that can sting you repeatedly. Slapping at a yellow jacket can lead to a full-scale attack by its nest mates. Breaking their venom sacs release a chemical that incites other yellow jackets to attack. In all cases, the faster you can apply some sort of first-aid treatment, the better your chances are of controlling pain and swelling.
  • Anthony R