Acid reflux is a type of medical condition that is characterized by burning pain felt internally, usually in the lower chest area. It is caused by the stomach acids that are rising into the esophagus, causing your food pipe to become irritated and can last up to two days. In extreme cases, acid reflux can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD when this happens more than twice a week. (more…)
In this day and age, exposure to toxins, bacteria and other harmful elements is no longer next to impossible. Thankfully, the human body is so strategically designed that there is a specific organ dedicated to fight against these toxins.
Aside from vacation and the beach, summertime is the perfect way to experiment on cool drinks that can surely quench your thirst. However, this doesn’t mean you should indulge yourself with sugar or any other artificial sweeteners. The truth is you can still enjoy cool beverages even if you’re on detox.
Did you know that the liver is the largest solid organ in your body? Aside from that, it is also responsible for some of the body’s most important function such as filtering blood from toxins, creating bile to digest fats and carbohydrates, balancing blood sugar and synthesizing glutathione among others.
As you battle with life, you are also exposing yourself to the different elements that might affect your body. You may not notice but in one way or another, your health level is slowly declining. Therefore, one of the best ways to get rid of wastes inside your body, aside from pooping of course, is to go on a detox. However, it’s not as easy as taking fiber-rich foods or increasing your green vegetables.
Who needs a detox? Or, to go with the easier question, who doesn’t need a detox? “If you’re underweight or nursing, a detox could actually cut out the fat and protein your body needs,” says Dr. Elson Haas. And, as always, check with your (more…)
The number of Americans, both men and women, with big bellies and apple-shaped figures are continuously rising. This is the concern expressed by obesity expert Dr. William Dietz. And this type of obesity Dr. Dietz is talking about is not just the ordinary obesity where people get bigger but abdominal obesity – the most dangerous kind of this condition.
Do you love corn, nuts, peanut butter or even milk? While these foods give you a different feeling of satisfaction, did you know that it can potentially harm your body in the long run? Believe it or not, there is one component that grows in these food groups that can pose serious health risk – aflatoxin.
When asking about the important components that will keep you healthy, you’ll notice that fiber is always part of the list. Dietary fiber is the edible component of plant foods that affects digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and helps in the movement of wastes inside the body. Believe it or not, this is only some of the many benefits of fiber.
Essential oils are potent, concentrated hydrophilic liquids that contain aromatic compounds obtained from organic plant matter, herbs, and flowers. Essential oils have been used for ages as fragrances in beauty products; they are also effective for improving health and wellness since they don’t have any negative side effects.