Safe and Healthy Childbirth - Why Every Woman Deserves a Doula Childbirth is one of the most transformative processes a woman can experience. While the intensity of childbirth is a constant through the ages, expectations and environments have evolved. Today, in Western culture, a woman’s first encounter with birth is usually that of her own first baby.
Protein Requirements - What Is Required for Optimal Health?There are many controversies in health-care regarding the proper amount of dietary protein needed for optimal health. Previous concerns of high-protein diets included increased risk of renal (kidney) diseases, and decreases in bone mineral density from leaching of calcium and nutrients from bone.
Iron Deficiency - What You Need to KnowIron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Many women are iron-deficient, especially those who are menstruating, pregnant, postpartum, or breast-feeding. Iron deficiency is also commonly seen in those with chronic blood loss and/or gastrointestinal absorption issues.
Histamine Intolerance - Naturopathic PerspectivesHistamine is an organic compound that is involved in many processes in the body. It can be produced within the human body or ingested in foods. In humans, histamine is synthesized in several cells, including mast cells, basophils, platelets, histaminergic neurons, and enterochromaffin cells.
Back Pain and Lumbago - Natural ApproachesBack pain is extremely common and has been experienced by almost everyone at one point in life. The official name for low back pain is lumbago, and it is literally defined as pain in the lower back. There are many possible causes for back pain, and often it is not even possible to identify a specific cause. If this is the case, it might be called nonspecific.
Have you ever injured yourself? Torn a ligament? Twisted an ankle? Separated a shoulder? If you weren’t healing and were experiencing inflammation, the likely treatment option offered by your medical doctor would be a cortisone injection. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. But, what if this treatment is actually counterproductive to the long-term healing effects you are seeking? Have you ever injured yourself? Torn a ligament? Twisted an ankle? Separated a shoulder? If you weren’t healing and were experiencing inflammation, the likely treatment option offered by your medical doctor would be a cortisone injection.
Fertility challenges associated with maternal aging are an ever-increasing concern for those wanting to conceive. Fertility challenges associated with maternal aging are an ever-increasing concern and can add constant pressure and stress to females wanting to have children.
Parkinson’s Disease Associated Sleep Disorders - Novel TreatmentsParkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, affecting 1–2% of the population over the age of 65.
Sweet Almond Oil - Clinical ApplicationsSweet almonds, when ingested, provide dietary fibre and healthy fats that are good for overall health and may be helpful for reducing cholesterol and decreasing the risk of coronary heart disease.
Constipation - 10 Anti-Constipation TipsBowel movements provide information not only about the workings of your digestive system, but also about so many other aspects of your health.