May 2008

The blackberry is known to contain polyphenol antioxidants, naturally occurring chemicals that can upregulate certain beneficial metabolic processes in mammals. It is not advisable to use or eat blackberries growing close to busy roads due to the accumulated toxins from the traffic. The astringent blackberry root is sometimes used in herbal medicine as a treatment […]

A brachial plexus injury occurs when the nerves that connect your arm and spinal cord get stretched or torn. This usually happens when your shoulder is pressed down forcefully while your head is pushed up and away from that shoulder. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that travels from your neck and passes […]

An overweight baby is a baby who gains weight far out of proportion to her growth in height. An overweight baby looks fat. Fat babies are not necessarily healthy babies. The infants who continue to be overweight as children and adults usually have parents, siblings, or grandparents who are overweight. Any infant in a family […]

Vegetables are essential components of good nutrition. They provide us with the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes and cofactors to build and maintain the body, nourish the skin, cleanse the system, digest food, and protect us from infections, bacteria, viruses, yeasts and other harmful microorganisms. For example, to detoxify the blood, beets are recommended, asparagus for […]

Fixing bad breath depends on what’s causing it. In 80 to 90 percent of cases, it’s due to something in the mouth. Most often, bad breath is the result of nothing more serious than a dirty mouth. Plaque, the nearly invisible film of bacteria that’s constantly forming in your mouth, is often responsible. Another possible […]

Can food give us all the nutrients we need? Many of us take antioxidant pills daily. Antioxidants, scientists agree, can act as a counter to the effects of “free radicals” which are connected to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The role of antioxidants is to effectively ‘hoover up’ these free radicals and […]

Medicine from Nature, homeopathic remedies are based on a natural medical science that works with your body to stimulate your own defenses. Conventional drugs often cause side effects because they work by suppressing symptoms. Homeopathic Medicine relieves symptoms by helping to put your body’s systems into proper balance. Because Homeopathic medicine support the body’s own […]

Artificial sweeteners are ingredients that add sweetness to foods. Sweeteners are ingredients in soft drinks, desserts, candies and pastries. There are two categories of sweeteners: nutritive (contain calories) and non-nutritive (without calories). Acesulfame K Acesulfame Potassium-also known as Acesulfame K or just Ace-K-is a calorie-free sweetener used in more than 5,000 food, beverage and pharmaceutical […]

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Gum disease is a threat to your oral health. Research is also pointing to possible health effects of periodontal diseases that go well […]

Rodents are one of the most successful groups of mammals and have been able to exploit a wide variety of habitats and environments throughout the world. Although people have largely categorised rodents as pests in urban and agricultural environments, most rodent species live in the wild with little interaction with humans. A small minority of […]

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