SINGLECARE – Dietary changes, drinking water, exercise, and taking supplements are among the natural ways to relieve symptoms of constipation.
Identifying the factors contributing to constipation can help you decide which remedies are best. A combination of the following remedies may be necessary to treat the problem.
Drinking enough water can be the first step to constipation relief. When an individual becomes dehydrated, the body starts pulling water from all over the body, including the...
MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK — Many types of arthritis can affect your musculoskeletal system. Joints are physical points of connection between two bones, and cartilage is the tissue that covers the surface of the bone at the joint.
A membrane, called the synovial membrane, lines the joint and is filled with fluid known as synovial fluid. All these components work together to make movement easy.
"Over time, the cartilage in joints can break down and cause...
María Branyas was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight.
María Branyas Morera was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight. Photograph: Guinness World Records
Health & Balance / Stress Management / Written by Paige Fowler
WEBMD – Take a deep breath in. Now let it out. You may notice a difference in how you feel already.
Your breath is a powerful tool to ease stress and make you feel less anxious.
Some simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your regular routine.
Before you get started, keep these tips in mind:
Choose a place to...
There's new research showing that daily breath work may be helpful in promoting heart health and reducing high blood pressure.
A study recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, which was conducted by teams at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Arizona, showed that a daily regimen of breath training for the diaphragm (the core muscle responsible for breathing), helps to boost heart health and lower blood pressure.
Dr. Ratini is a member of the WebMD medical review team and is responsible for ensuring the medical accuracy of WebMD’s news and feature stories. As a family practitioner, Ratini has been seeing patients since 1986.
Protect Your DNA
As you age, the ends of your chromosomes become shorter. This makes you more likely to get sick. But lifestyle changes can boost an enzyme that makes them longer. Plus, studies show diet and exercise can help...
(CNN) Even dim light can disrupt sleep, raising the risk of serious health issues in older adults, a new study found.
"Exposure to any amount of light during the sleep period was correlated with the higher prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension in both older men and women," senior author Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, told CNN.
"People should do their best to avoid or minimize...
VOX – Andrew Bentley paused at the base of a hemlock tree during a recent hike in Red River Gorge, an hour east of Lexington, Kentucky, in Daniel Boone National Forest.
He ran his fingers over a spongy mat of pale deermoss with fondness, as if greeting an old friend.
A moment later, he stopped again. “Pipsissewa!” he exclaimed, pointing at a crop of tiny, star-shaped flowers poking out of the earth. “You’d never see this...
American Cancer Fund® – Not all foods are equal when it comes to nutrition and anti-aging properties. There are many lists of superfoods, and many strong opinions about which is best, but you will always find the following mentioned!
10 Best Anti-Aging Superfoods
These are the most super of the superfoods. They are little exploding bombs of nutrients, packed with bioflavanoids, a type of antioxidant that is said to strengthen artery walls and maintain the structure...
As we head into the holiday season and keep an eye on COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter, now is a great time to strengthen our immune systems to combat the virus. According to Associate Professor of dietetics and nutrition Cristina Palacios, supplements and foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals are crucial.
"Many mouthwashes and oral rinses were shown to inactivate the virus at a rate of 99% or more after only 30 seconds."
Oct 21, 2020
The New York Post – An effective defense against the coronavirus may already be in your medicine cabinet.
The latest research has revealed that many mouthwashes and oral rinses were shown to inactivate the virus at a rate of 99% or more after only 30 seconds of gargling, and up to 99.9%...
“These practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided.”
June 5, 2020
STAT News – To try to kill the novel coronavirus, some Americans are unsafely using disinfectants and cleaners, including washing food with bleach, using the products on bare skin, and inhaling and ingesting them, federal health officials reported Friday.
Health experts caution explicitly against using cleaning products in those ways.
The findings come from an online...
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