Health and Healthcare

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Posted 6/4/14 at 2:29 AM | Sylvie Simms

Symptoms and Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that afflicts many people around the world. Unfortunately, in the medical mainstream tends to treat the pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia rather than the root causes of the condition.

Fibromyalgia is a multifaceted condition and its symptoms can be incorrectly linked to other conditions too, leading to improper or ineffective treatment. Rather than treating just the pain or other symptoms, Life Enthusiast prescribes a combination of treatments to manage the causes of fibromyalgia. Read on to discover more about the symptoms and basic treatment options for fibromyalgia.

Posted 6/3/14 at 4:42 AM | Claire John

Getting Rid of Deep Neck Wrinkles And Forehead Wrinkles

Deep Neck Wrinkles
Deep Neck Wrinkles

How to Get Rid of Deep Neck Wrinkles Fast

As we get older, the most visible signs are wrinkles on our skin, mostly on face and neck. The skin of the neck is delicate and thin, making it more prone to wrinkles as compared to other parts of the body. With age, skin gets loose and thin and eventually loses that fat, which makes it look younger; this leads to a sagging looking skin and more visible bones and veins. Neck wrinkles can also be a result of UV rays emitted from sun, imbalanced diet, and lack of water and, worst of all, smoking.

Remember one thing, wrinkles will happen eventually, but you can delay the process by being a bit careful at an early age and here is how…

How to Tighten Loose Skin on your Neck? FULL POST

Posted 5/29/14 at 2:50 AM | Claire John

10 Fat Burning Foods To Boost Weight Loss

The best way to lose weight is to diet and exercise. Reducing your number of calories a day is only a portion of how a diet can affect your weight loss. There are several fat burning foods that can be added to your diet. These foods will help boost your weight loss by breaking down fats, increasing your metabolism and improving your digestive system. Here are the top ten fat-burning foods you should add to your diet to boost your weight loss.

Fat Burning Foods
Fat Burning Foods

 1. Coconut Oil

The medium-chain fatty acids that create coconut oil create energy in the body. This is a result of medium-chain fatty acids being metabolized differently than long chain fatty acids.

2. Greek Yogurt FULL POST

Posted 5/27/14 at 11:12 AM | Brian Wallace

Avoid Poison in Your Food

The thought of poison in your food is scary, but there are a lot of toxic ingredients in your everyday diet. Alcohol poison can kill a 150 pound person if he drinks 33 beers in a row. Ingredients that act as preservatives are among the most dangerous substances in our diets.

Learn how to avoid toxic food with this infographic.

Posted 5/23/14 at 5:16 AM | Sylvie Simms

Treatment for Dry Eyes

People with allergies know that it can sometimes be difficult to even step outside of your front door. Dry conditions and irritants in the environment can lead you itchy and burning eyes that make you want to find relief as quickly as possible. Dry eye is not limited to just people with allergies, however. The condition can be a result of a number of different factors, which is why it is important to recognize the symptoms and causes so you can talk with your doctor about getting the treatment you need.

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly or when the tears are not the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye and evaporative dry eye are the two types of the condition that affect about 12 million Americans. It can occur in women who are pregnant or as a side effect of some medications such as antihistamines, nasal decongestants and certain blood pressure medication. The most common cause of Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition known as Blepharitis, which is present in nine out of 10 cases.

Symptoms of dry eye include irritation, dryness and redness and vision disturbance. You may find that your eyes tear up more than usual and are sensitive to light. Instances of excessive tears may be followed by long dry spells, and dryness can lead to patchy loss of cells in your cornea. If you use soft contact lenses and experience dry eye, talk with your eye doctor about using a different type of lens and getting a solution that can clean out your glands causing the problem. FULL POST

Posted 5/22/14 at 6:04 PM | Bright Ideas

Fewer Blood Donors Volunteer During the Summer

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Someone donates blood.

On Saturday May 24th the American Red Cross launches its "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope" blood donation campaign.The donation drive ends on September 1st.

During the summer fewer people donate blood and this can cause blood shortages. According to WIVB, "about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need."

According to the Red Cross, "1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives."

The following infographic shows that one person injured seriously in a car wreck, may need 100 pints of blood.

Are you a blood donor? Maybe it is a good time to start.

Blood Donation

Posted 5/19/14 at 4:35 AM | Sylvie Simms


Your dental health is extremely important. Taking care of your teeth and gums can result in a healthier mouth, which can help reduce your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Not only will your mouth be healthier, properly caring for your teeth and gums can actually help promote the health of your entire body.

In recent years, scientists and medical experts have researched the affects of your dental health on the overall health of your body. The research done by these health professionals has linked poor dental care with such health conditions as diabetes, osteoporosis, and even cardiovascular disease. Due to this connection, taking care of your oral health becomes even more important.

The following infographic explains more about the link between your mouth’s health and your body’s health. Read on to discover more about why taking care of your teeth and gums is so important.


Posted 5/15/14 at 4:00 PM | Brian Wallace

The Best Cities for Bikes

Biking to work is good for many reasons. Check out this interactive infographic for more.

Posted 5/14/14 at 12:01 PM | Christian Post Guest Voices

50 Good Reasons to Sleep Longer

Baby sleeping
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By David Murray

In an article headlined The Arrogance of Ignoring Our Need for Sleep leading scientists have warned of the supreme arrogance of trying to do without sufficient sleep. We are sleeping between one and two hours less per night than people did 60 or so years ago and it’s having a devastating impact upon every part of our lives.

Over the last few months I’ve been collecting research about the dangers of too little sleep, which I’ve summarized below. Once you’ve read that, you’ll probably want to pre-order Adrian Reynolds’ much-needed new book: And So to Bed: A Biblical View of Sleep (might be the best $6 you’ve spent this year!).

Posted 5/12/14 at 4:28 PM | Christian Post Guest Voices

Walking Through Depression: God Is With You

By Randy Alcorn

I have known depression first-hand at different times in my life. Several years ago, for no apparent reason, a cloud of depression descended on me. Day after day, it was my constant companion. God used it in my life, teaching me to trust Him, and giving me some intimate times with Him. I studied the life of Charles Spurgeon who battled depression, and found comfort in the fact that godly men and women had walked the same path I was walking.

I saw this experience as part of living under the Curse, and it made me appreciate more deeply the promise of God, “No longer will there be any more curse” (Revelation 22:3). Though I had written a number of books about the world to come, including Heaven, I came to long for it more deeply than ever, clinging to God’s promise for the resurrection and the New Earth.

I blogged about my depression, and in particular about Spurgeon’s experience, and many people wrote me and told their own stories. One morning, after four months of daily depression, I woke up, no longer depressed. I don’t know why it came or went, but I am certain God was involved in both its coming and going. FULL POST

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