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Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesNitric oxide is a naturally occurring, free radical gas produced in the bodies of humans and other mammals. Nitric oxide can increase the level of blood flow to the heart, improving overall health. Because the health benefits of increased nitric oxide...
Since its mainstream appearance in recent years, the acai (pronounced uh-sah-ee) berry and products derived from this so-called wonder food have been the superstars of the nutritional supplement world. Much of the success of the acai berry is due to the high concentration of nutrients, minerals, and
Firm bananas are one of the best sources of resistant starch.bananas image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comFor years, dieters have been trying to cut their carbs to lose weight. In spite of this, recent studies suggest that certain types of carbohydrate-heavy foods can actually help...
Menhaden oil is fish oil, which is said to draw fish to an area and to make for easier fishing. Since it’s oil, it diffuses through the water without dissolving into it, and fish that otherwise would be too far from your bait to pay attention to it will be able to sense that there is food near
Asthma's RiseAsthma is a chronic respiratory disease that affects millions of Americans, many of them children. The symptoms of asthma--lack of breath, wheezing or coughing--are caused by the constriction of the muscles in bronchial airways by an autoimmune response to stressors called...
Stethoscope to Detect Wheezingstethoscope image by dinostock from Fotolia.comCOPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, can respond well to physical therapy programs practiced at home. In a comparison performed by American College of Chest Physicians, results showed that patients who...
Professionals with a sincere desire to help others, and previous experience developing social or recreational programs can consider a job as a director of geriatric activities. Directors of geriatric activities typically work in medical centers or elderly care facilities and create activity programs
Nearly 70 percent of the earth is covered by water, yet freshwater makes up a very small fraction --- only 2.5 percent of total volume. The Clean Water Act of 1972 regulates the release of pollutants into U.S. waterways and prohibits the discharge of pollutants unless the discharger obtains a permit
First StageGoing green is not only a smart and logical choice for many, but is in vogue, as many companies now proudly offer environmentally friendly goods. Nearly everything man-made, from metal and plastics to cooking oil and clothes, can be broken down to their basic elements before...
A natural detoxifier refers to a food intended to purge the body of harmful toxins that have built up over time in our digestive, lymph, and gastrointestinal systems, causing problems like tiredness, headaches, and other ailments. The reported benefits of following a detox regime include more energ
Coconut oil is an excellent body massage oil. Virgin coconut oil is a solid at room temperature; heating the oil slightly causes it to melt. Coconut oil applied transdermally quickly absorbs into the skin and is especially beneficial to the hair and scalp. It has a positive effect on burns, rashes
Programs for quickly flushing fat are intended increase to your metabolism and weight loss. Using some home remedies, perhaps even using herbs you grow yourself, can contribute to a healthier lifestyle and long-term weight maintenance. While herbal capabilities are not necessarily substantiated by
In today's world of diets, supplements, food crazes and health fads, people are becoming more concerned about their food intake and eating habits. This leaves them thirsting for knowledge, and they are often led on wild goose chases trying to find out information on how much protein they need, how m
We take advantage of our hands consistently, since we use them for many tasks on a daily basis. We put constant stress and strain on our hands. One way to relieve the stress is to get a hand massage. Whether you do it yourself or have someone massage your hands for you, you will feel the tension in
Coughs and other respiratory illnesses have long plagued mankind. However, despite significant advances in medicine, health officials are surprised by the fact that allergies and asthma are now nearly as common as the cold itself. What's more, the Centers for Disease Control says they're only expect
Even when hospitals require other forms of identification such as name, address or birth date before providing treatment, giving hospitals your Social Security number is a voluntary act. Your Social Security number is information a hospital can use to provide proper service, coordinate with insurers