Why does your eye twitch?


Most eye twitching is harmless, although it can be quite annoying.  The twitch is the involuntary spasms of tiny muscles around the eye, and it is usually brought on after staring at a computer screen for a long time, although just being tired will do it too.  Other less common causes include too much caffeine […]

Why do I spit foam from my mouth?


Your first concern may be that you’re sick, that you have rabies, that’s almost definitely not the case.  We were always taught in school to stay away from animals that are foaming at the mouth, they might have rabies.  I used to think that foaming at the mouth was a symptom of rabies, it turns […]

How is sunlight both harmful and beneficial?


Sunlight provides virtually all the energy in our world. Without it, plants wouldn’t grow and we wouldn’t have food or daylight. We wouldn’t even have fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum because those were formed from vegetation that itself derived energy from the sun. However, sunlight also contains ultraviolet light, which can damage chemicals […]

Is vinegar good for heartburn?


Heartburn can be caused by a number of things.  Most commonly heartburn is caused by over activity in the stomach, specifically too much acid. Another common cause of heartburn is Acid Reflux.  While too much acid is a result of poor eating habits, such as an excess of acidic food, over eating, or just eating […]

How can a person improve their posture?


Most of us tend toward muscular imbalance.  Typically our chest and front shoulder muscles are stronger than our upper back and rear shoulder muscles.  As a result, our chins jut out, our shoulders round, and our backs sway. Strengthening and stretching the upper body will bring your muscles back into balance, improving your posture and […]

How many people have died from Graves disease?


I won’t be able to calculate how many people have died from Graves-Basedow disease for two reasons.  As a species we haven’t always kept track of that sort of thing, and it isn’t very common anyway.  If someone with Graves disease dies it is probably from something related to Graves disease, rather than Graves disease […]

Why is it important to drink water?


It keeps skin looking great. If your skin looks tired and unhealthy, so do you. Staying properly hydrated removes all the toxins that build up in you skin, and helps prevent it from drying out. If you have the opposite problem; puffy bloated skin, lack of water is likely your problem too. When skin doesn’t […]

How can I exercise and burn fat on a busy schedule?


In my fitness consulting business, I get the opportunity to talk with people from all walks of life about their health, fitness, and weight loss goals. Whether their goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, stick to a diet plan or program, improve their cardiovascular health, or simply to maintain their current fitness level they […]

How does cholesterol affect you?


We have heard many times from dieticians and doctors that lowering cholesterol is extremely important. Cholesterol is a substance that is waxy and fatty like. This is produced by the liver. The interesting fact is that cholesterol has a purpose and is central to your overall body function and health. Every cell in the body […]

Do eastern medicines (such as herbal remedies) work, and if they do, why haven’t western doctors looked into it?


Some herbal remedies do work for certain things.  Some dances will work on certain things (psychologically anyway), as well as any other home-type remedy.  The key word here is some, these methods will work some of the time, on certain ailments they will work none of the time.  If you have a cold, or minor […]

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