Signs You Need to Detoxify Your Liver

If you celebrated the holidays a bit too much, your liver may need a little love. Fatigue and digestive problems are two big signs your liver needs cleansing — do you know the others? Symptoms of Liver Toxicity Symptoms of liver toxicity are not always easy to pinpoint. Many conditions associated with an overloaded liver are problems that … Continue reading Signs You Need to Detoxify Your Liver

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in the winter in countries that are far from the equator.Also known as SAD, it is sometimes referred to as winter depression. As winter approaches, the mornings start later and the evenings begin earlier, so there is less sunlight each day. Experts say SAD is most … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What Causes Bloating: Bloated Stomach

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy … Continue reading What Causes Bloating: Bloated Stomach

How Can Diabetes Affect the Feet?

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications.Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot produce insulin or cannot use it effectively. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for helping the cells take … Continue reading How Can Diabetes Affect the Feet?

Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD, Say Researchers

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects around 8 million adults in the United States, but treatments for the condition are still limited. Orange essential oil may offer a nonpharmaceutical option to help reduce the stress and fear associated with the disorder, suggests research carried out by scientists at George Washington University. Early indications show that orange essential … Continue reading Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD, Say Researchers

Oral Allergy Syndrome: Foods, Symptoms, and Treatments

Oral allergy syndrome is an allergic reaction that specifically affects the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat. It is related to allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.In oral allergy syndrome, the body cross-reacts to certain proteins in specific foods. These proteins are similar to the proteins found in the pollens that are associated with hay … Continue reading Oral Allergy Syndrome: Foods, Symptoms, and Treatments

What Is Leaky Gut? Causes, Symptoms, and Relief

A leaky gut is characterized by perforations in the intestinal wall that allow molecules or microorganisms to pass through into the bloodstream. The phenomenon is a profound failure of the intestines’ duty to act as a protective barrier. Leaky gut syndrome is difficult to diagnose; many physicians do not know to look for it when … Continue reading What Is Leaky Gut? Causes, Symptoms, and Relief

Aloe Vera Shows Promise in Lowering Blood Glucose and Reducing Other Symptoms of Prediabetes

Zhang Y, Liu W, Liu D, Zhao T, Tian H. Efficacy of aloe vera supplementation on prediabetes and early non-treated diabetic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. June 23, 2016;8(7). pii: E388. doi: 10.3390/nu8070388. Diabetes is characterized partly by elevated blood glucose and is a serious disease that may lead … Continue reading Aloe Vera Shows Promise in Lowering Blood Glucose and Reducing Other Symptoms of Prediabetes