Are you suffering from shift work sleep disorder ?

Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by insomnia and excessive sleepiness affecting people whose work hours overlap with the typical sleep period. There are numerous shift work schedules, and they may be permanent, intermittent, or rotating; consequently, the manifestations of SWSD are quite variable. Symptoms The primary symptoms of shift…

10 Super foods recommended for depression relief !

The plant-based diet provides numerous health benefits include lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, improving blood sugar, decreasing risk of cancer and improved weight loss.  New research shows that the amount of fruits and veggies you eat can also impact your mood.Major depression impacts approximately 14.8 million adults. A large study consisting of 15,093 people found…

Your fridge could make you and your family sick

After a busy day at work, there’s nothing more satisfying than coming home to a clean fridge bulging with fresh produce and tasty treats. But few of us are aware that beneath its shiny surface, our fridge could be hiding millions of harmful bugs especially in the heat of the summer – with many of…

Are people really exercising more or its just a hoax?

Exercise rates among adults are going up, or at least that’s what researchers are being told. In a number of separate studies and surveys, the number of people saying that they’re getting physical is on the increase, going up by around 47% in 2005. That’s a significant increase from the 41% increase recorded in 2001….

Top 5 considerations before a doctor’s visit

The average doctor’s visit is 20 minutes or less—which means you need to come prepared to get the care you need.Here are five questions to keep in mind before your doctor’s visit. 1. How can the concerns be addressed thoroughly in such a short visit? Bring up your top concerns right at the start of the…

Health benefits of sunshine for people with diabetes

Lack of sunlight puts us at high risk for many health problems including diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. Sunshine and Diabetes Some of the health benefits of sunlight are especially significant for those with diabetes: Vitamin D from sun exposure increases the body’s manufacture of antimicrobials that can annihilate the cell walls of bacteria…

Gall bladder disease – Symptoms, prevention and treatment

Due to inappropriate diet and obesity, many people suffer from gall bladder disease. Gall bladder disease commonly affects overweight people as a result of high blood cholesterol levels. The consumption of foods that are rich in fat also contributes to the development of gall bladder disease and many people suffer from gall bladder affections as…

Chicken Pox – Prevention against this air borne disease this season

Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven’t had the disease or been vaccinated against it. Before routine chickenpox vaccination, virtually all people had been infected by the time they reached adulthood, sometimes with serious complications. Symptoms Chickenpox infection appears…

The human body energy clock : Find the optimum time to do everything

  Have you ever wondered why your body’s energy and mood can fluctuate so often during the day?The Human Body Energy Clock, otherwise known as the Chinese Body Clock, is based off Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) explanation of Qi (life force energy) and how  it moves through each organ at specific times during the day….

Absorption disorder – The body’s inability to absorb nutrients from what you eat

Overview of Absorption Disorders Absorption disorders, also sometimes called malabsorption syndromes, are characterized by problems digesting or absorbing substances (called nutrients) in the diet. Nutrients include vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates (e.g., sugars, starches), fats, and proteins. The term, “absorption disorder,” does not refer to a specific disease—in most cases, the disorders are related to another medical…

Struggle no more with stress, anxiety or depression

What is stress? Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else. Many of life’s demands can cause…

Benefits of gluten free diet

What is gluten? Gluten is basically a special type of protein that is found in foods such as cereals, certain grains, wheat and rye. One of the main purposes of gluten is to keep the elasticity intact in foods during the fermentation phase of food production. Actually, gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as…