Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a type of cancer that’s characterized by the appearance of locally destructive cancerous cells. They will grow under your skin and, as time passes, this type of cancer will spread to other parts of your body. If skin cancer spreads out of control, it can even threaten your life. There are three main types of skin cancer, which include melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. The latter one is the most common and it’s also less threatening when compared to others. Skin cancer risk factors...... Continue Reading

Everything You Think You Know…

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good. In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat. Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider.  Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe.  HINT:  Continue Reading

Contact Dermatitis

Must know facts about Contact Dermatitis Contact Dermatitis is not a disease which is uncommon or unheard of. In fact, it is one of the most common types of skin irritations. It happens when an irritant physically damages your skin. This leads an allergen to trigger an immune response resulting in a skin reaction. Few of the most commonly known causes include soaps, detergents, disinfectants, cement, perfumes and metals such as nickel. Another name for this conditions is “occupation dermatitis” since it is common in occupations where people frequently come in contact with irritants and allergens. While any part of Continue Reading

Fibromyalgia – Causes and Management

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects 4% of the population of the United States. It commonly affects the muscles and ligaments and is usually present for years before a physician diagnoses the condition. What causes fibromyalgia? It frequently becomes evident after stressful events. The stressful events may be emotional (such as a traumatic life event), physical (such as a motor-vehicle accident), or medical (such as certain infections). The chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other autoimmune diseases can trigger the development of fibromyalgia. The manner in which the brain and spinal cord process Continue Reading

What is Homeopathy?

What is Homeopathy? Homeopathy is a medical science developed by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It has its basis on the principle that “like cures like”. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a person who is sick. This idea is referred to as the “Law of Similars”. It was understood by Aristotle and Hippocrates and mentioned in ancient Hindu manuscripts. However, it was Hahnemann, who turned it into a science of healing. An example of this principle: An onion contains a substance which makes your eyes Continue Reading

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin disease that usually affects both men and women over the age of 30. It’s characterized by redness that appears on your chin, forehead, cheeks, and nose. There are times when Rosacea can also lead to some complications such as telangiectasia and others. Another thing to note about Rosacea is that it can cause soreness and a burning sensation in the eyes area. What causes Rosacea? Pinpointing the leading causes of Rosacea is hard. Drinking alcohol doesn’t cause this skin condition, but it can make things worse. Aside from that, there are other triggers like hot weather, Continue Reading