Health and Healthcare

CP Blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Post. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s).

Posted 8/25/16 at 11:07 AM | Brian Wallace

Natural Medicines Can Be Useful

Though it is still illegal in much of the country, cannabis can be a very effective medicine. Learn more about medical cannabis from this infographic.

Posted 8/24/16 at 10:24 PM | Robin Williams

10 Reasons You Should Eat More Mango

Mangos are an amazingly delicious and versatile fruit, but there are more reasons to eat mangos than you may realize. From great taste to health benefits, here are 10 benefits of including mangos in your diet.


1. One cup of mangos is just 100 calories, so it’s a satisfyingly sweet treat.

2. Each serving of mango is fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free.

3. Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, helping to make them a superfood.

4. One cup of mangos is rich in vitamin C, which plays an important role in immune function and supports healthy cognitive and neurologic function.

5. One cup of mango is high in vitamin A, which is critical for vision and helps maintain healthy skin.

6. One cup of mango is an excellent source of folate, which supports healthy cardiovascular function.

7. One cup of mango provides 12 percent of your daily fiber requirements, which makes you feel full faster; helping to support weight management. FULL POST

Posted 8/24/16 at 3:22 AM | Claire John

5 Surprising Foods That Lead to Healthy Weight Loss

Weight loss and dieting seem to go hand in hand. Of course, not all diets are created equal. Many diet for weight loss plans are unhealthy or seem impossible to follow. Further, people have difficulty sticking to strict diets long enough to really shed pounds.

The best diet for weight loss, most people agree, is a balanced approach. This involves eating in a healthy manner while cutting back on some foods that tend to lead to weight loss, bloating, and cravings for unnecessary additional carbs. While cutting back, it is also important to add certain foods into the diet.
For instance, add these 5 surprising foods to your diet to lose weight in a healthy manner:

Surprise Food #1: Smoothies
Sometimes mistaken for a sugar-loaded dessert, smoothies are easy to make and can be tailored for weight loss easily. Healthy smoothies, also called weight loss shakes, can actually help trim the waistline. Some of the bonuses of consuming healthy smoothies include:

  • Fewer calories in the smoothie than in a dense snack
  • Puree making digestion easier
  • The ability to hide non-preferred foods in a tasty beverage
  • Having a filling beverage available for on the go
  • A tasty way to replace unhealthy flavored drinks like sodas or sugary juices

There are many different types of smoothies and smoothie ingredients that aid in weight loss. For example, people consume weight loss shakes like green smoothies or beverages loaded with weight-loss boosting nutrients like fruits. It is likely that you can find some sort of healthy smoothie you can regularly enjoy. FULL POST

Posted 8/23/16 at 6:18 PM | Robin Williams

The Parasite Cleanse: Science or Sham

The possibility of having a parasitic infection is not pleasant to consider, but the reality is that parasites are a part of our environment. It is not uncommon for parasites to live in our bodies, where they find the nourishment they need for survival. By stealing our energy and nutrients, parasites can thrive and can silently lead to health issues, low energy and a general feeling of malaise. Parasites can affect anyone, regardless of economic status, health or cleanliness; although parasites can live throughout the human body, intestinal parasites are the most common type of parasitic infection.

Colonic Hydrotherapy for Parasite Cleansing

Hydrotherapy for Parasite Cleansing

Colonic hydrotherapy is known to have many natural benefits, and it has been used to assist with parasite cleansing and treatment. Is it effective? Does it assist with therapeutic healing, and is it safe? Hydrotherapy should always be performed in a professional center with medical support, and it is a gentle, natural way to cleanse your body of toxins, loosen bowel impactions and remove parasites. FULL POST

Posted 8/19/16 at 9:43 AM | Daisy Grace

10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Facial Skin

Skin occupies the largest organ in the body. It has three layers; the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Our skin has different levels of thickness. Palms and soles have the thickest layer of the skin while the eyelids have the thinnest layer. For you to take good care of your skin, you should be dedicated. Here are some of amazing facts about you skin and skincare tricks.

1. You start aging at 20

Well, collagen level depletes as we age. Low level of collagen results to the set of fine lines and a sagging skin. This can be prevented by use of antioxidants such as vitamin C. Skincare products will help you delay the rate at which the collagen depletes. This will prevent early aging. It will also help your skin to look healthier and more radiant.

2. The way you sleep affects the formation of wrinkles FULL POST

Posted 8/19/16 at 2:49 AM | David Fournier

Understanding cocaine addiction and the benefits of inpatient treatment

Cocaine continues to be one of the most commonly used illegal drugs. It is used in all stratas of society from college campuses to suburbia. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cocaine use has remained relatively stable since 2009. In 2014 there were an estimated 1.5 million current (past month) cocaine users aged 12 or older (0.6 percent of the population).

Adults aged 18 to 25 years have a higher rate of current cocaine use than any other age group, with 1.4 percent of young adults reporting past month cocaine use.

How cocaine works

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that may be snorted, inhaled, smoked or injected. Within the brain, cocaine inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine, which means that while under the influence of cocaine, there is a higher amount of these neurotransmitters in the brain at any given time. The addictive quality of the drug comes from its effect on the reward system in the brain. This corresponds directly to dopamine levels in the brain. Specifically, taking the drug causes a buildup of dopamine, creating a pleasurable feeling of euphoria and the craving to use the drug again. FULL POST

Posted 8/18/16 at 1:11 AM | David Fournier

Four Signs of Hydrocodone Addiction

Doctors prescribe hydrocodone as a pain relief medication. It is most commonly sold as Vicodin, Lorcet or Lortab. Hydrocodone is a powerful drug that alters the way the brain perceives pain, often causing a euphoric effect. This intense happy feeling is what causes many patients to overuse and abuse hydrocodone. Abusers can easily become addicted which will eventually have a negative impact on their life. The following are four signs of hydrocodone addiction and how to help yourself or a loved one overcome it.

  1. Out of control use

A sure sign that you or someone you know is addicted to hydrocodone is the inability to control how much and how often the drug is being used. Taking a larger dose than prescribed or not having the ability to stop taking the drug is an indication that the body has become dependent on hydrocodone. FULL POST

Posted 8/17/16 at 5:12 AM | Lara Sen

How To Reverse The Appearance Of Aging Around Your Eyes

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, the last thing you want is for those windows to look old and saggy.

Dark circles, bags, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes make you look tired. Worse, they make you look older than you actually are!

You're probably already using a good moisturizer on your face, maybe even one specially formulated to combat aging, but have you given much thought to the delicate skin around your eyes?

The eye area is one of the first places you'll begin to see signs of aging. If you've ever spent a sleepless night and seen the resulting dark under-eye circles in the morning, you know how much older they can make you look.

If you haven't already, it's time to focus on your gorgeous eyes to prevent and even reverse the signs of aging. All it takes is a combination of healthy lifestyle habits along with some excellent products designed to keep the skin around your eyes looking its youthful best.

The Skin Around Your Eyes is Different from the Skin On the Rest of Your Body

As you no doubt already know, the delicate skin around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your body. And as you age, it becomes even thinner. FULL POST

Posted 8/16/16 at 6:01 AM | Sylvie Simms

Marijuana Legalization: How Marijuana is Viewed Today | View this infographic on marijuana legalization and get a visual understanding of how marijuana is viewed today compared to the past.

Posted 8/16/16 at 4:19 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Mind-Body Connection - Learn Why Yoga Is on the Rise | DiaNoche Designs illustrates the relationship between yoga and the mind and body. Strengthen this connection and start practicing with an artistic yoga mat.

Read more