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7 Interesting Burdock Root Benefits For Your Hair, Skin, And Body

Have you heard of a herb that can purify your blood and fight arthritis? If not, know more about burdock – a herb known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. From curing skin disorders to boosting your overall health, it has immense potential. This herb contains carbohydrates, volatile oils,[.....]

11 Little Known Benefits Of Frankincense Oil You Should Know

Straight from biblical times, drawn on the old temple walls of Egypt, frankincense is a 5000-old year favorite in natural remedies. And it’s not just about its earthy wood smell. The bible speaks of how frankincense was given as one of the gifts to baby Jesus from the three wise[.....]

Premature Menopause: Alarming Symptoms And Possible Causes

The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]

What Are The Side Effects Of Eating Chicken?

Chicken has long been lauded as a healthy protein and a better option than red meat. But now, with increasing concerns on food poisoning linked to poultry consumption, carcinogens in grilled chicken, and even traces of arsenic or antibiotic use in bred chickens, it may be time to revisit the question of just how healthy eating chicken really is.

Side Effects Of Lipstick

The most important component in a woman’s make-up kit is probably the lipstick. No make-up kit is complete without one (or many, considering the different shades and brands). They no doubt add beauty to your pout. But, at what cost? Lipsticks come with some unavoidable side-effects, thanks to its manufacturing[.....]

Benefits Of White Tea Versus Green Tea

Both white and green tea have their share of ardent fans who swear by the health benefits from drinking a cup of their brew of choice. With greater antioxidant content than green tea, white tea may just edge out the competition when it comes to prevent aging skin, improve heart health, and reduce your risk of chronic disease like cancer, arthritis.

The Hidden Dangers Of Belly Fat

Abdominal fat aka belly fat depends on hormonal and genetic factors, but may also develop due to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and high stress levels. Research highlights that since belly fat surrounds vital internal organs, storing excess levels of this fat may increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and even cancers of gall bladder or pancreas.

Premature Menopause: Alarming Symptoms And Possible Causes

The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]

How Does A Blood Differential Test Help?

The blood differential test is used to check the number and/or percentage of each type of white blood cell (WBC) that is present in a person's sample of blood. An abnormal increase in one type of WBC and consequent percentage decrease in other types can aid in diagnosing (and monitoring!) an underlying infection or health conditions like anemia, leukemia.

Benefits And Side Effects Of Palm Toddy

Toddy is a drink tapped from the sap of various palm tree species such as date palms, coconut palms, and Palmyra. It is common in most countries of Southeast Asia, especially India. Most west and central African countries consume palm toddy. In the West, palm toddy is harvested in Mexico[.....]

Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits For Better Health

A flower-based infusion beverage, chrysanthemum tea not only helps relax and calm your nerves, but is highly nutritious too. It acts as a natural coolant and helps in lowering the temperature of the body when suffering from fever, heat stroke or rashes. Its anti-inflammatory properties can even help combat cancer, hypertension, and give your liver much needed TLC.

Sesame Oil's Health Benefits From Head To Toe!

The unique blend of antioxidants in sesame oil makes it beneficial as both an edible oil and a topical application. Consuming it can help prevent cancer and control cholesterol levels, hypertension, thus reducing your chances of heart disease. Used topically, the oil can treat mild burns, eczema, and is believed to nourish the scalp, control dandruff, stimulate hair growth.

Is It Bad To Sleep With A Bra On?

The American Cancer Society debunks the claim that wearing a bra while you sleep might increase your risk of breast cancer. Neither can a bra constrict your chest and cut off circulation – unless it's really tight and ill-fitting. Wearing a bra may actually be beneficial after you've had breast surgery or a biopsy, or if you experience any kind of breast pain. Otherwise, it boils down to a question of comfort and choice and not health!

Signs And Symptoms Of HIV Infection

Within 2–6 weeks of infection, the patient experiences flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, and diarrhea, but 20% of the infected show none. Then symptoms disappear for about 10 years. Thereafter, the patient increasingly suffers from persistent bouts of common infections like oral thrush. In the last stage of the infection, i.e. AIDS, symptoms include skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes, and weight loss and energy loss.

Effects Of Eating Too Much Salt

Our bodies need sodium in order to be healthy. But eating too much can do more harm than good! Unfortunately, 90% of Americans consume more than needed. Most of it comes from processed foods like frozen dinners and boxed meals. Eventually, high salt intake can lead to serious complications. Here[.....]