If you are underweight for your body structure, it's possible that you could experience significant improvement in your health by gaining and maintaining healthy weight.
A healthy body weight often indicates that your major organ systems - including your muscles and bones - are well developed. Of course, being at a healthy weight for your structure doesn't guarantee that your major organ systems are functioning well, but a healthy body weight does decrease the likelihood that you might have or develop osteoporosis or problems with regulating your blood sugar and insulin levels. Read more about How to Gain Healthy Weight
In a post on gawking in last week's newsletter, I mentioned some of the measures that I take to protect my skin from burning during the hottest of summer days.
I hope that I didn't contribute to any sun phobias that might be out there. In case it wasn't clear in my post, I am extra careful in guarding my skin because I have many areas of depigmentation which burn very quickly without some form of protection. Read more about More On Protecting Yourself Against UV Rays
If you connect with those who encourage a 100% raw food diet for optimal health, I hope that you'll read this post with an open mind.
In my experience, eating plenty of fresh, nutrient-rich raw foods is a huge plus for most people. But where there is a long history of gastrointestinal distress, I have consistently found that during the initial phases of healing and recovery, it's actually better to eat more cooked foods than raw. Read more about How To Soothe An Inflamed Stomach
Instead of waiting for a visit to the dentist to be told that your teeth are weakening, try the following: Grit your teeth and inhale, sucking air in through your teeth. If your teeth feel sensitive with this exercise, here’s what you can do to strengthen them: Read more about Natural Way to Strengthen Your Teeth
When helping people fast on water only for two or more weeks at a time, it's relatively common to run into palpitations.
Often times, such palpitations go away once electrolyte-rich foods are introduced during the re-feeding process - half watermelon and half celery juice is the formula that I rely on most for this purpose (an infinitely healthier and more effective electrolyte-replacement drink than Gatorade or anything else you'll find in a pre-packaged bottle). Read more about Thoughts On Palpitations
Few people realize how vital their knees are to everyday activities until they suffer a serious knee injury.
Michael Jordan remembers the effect that an anterior cruciate ligament tear in a college teammate, Buzz Peterson, had on his friend's level of play. "It's like I can punch a hole in your heart," he recalls telling Buzz as a way of pointing out how tentative his friend's play had become. Read more about How to Decrease Risk of Knee Injuries
Acupressure is a healing art that involves applying pressure to specific points on your body. The idea is to manually stimulate blood flow to your largest nerves, which promotes healthy nerve function, which in turn, promotes optimal cellular function, as all cellular activity is ultimately governed by your nervous system.
Pink eye - also known as conjunctivitis - is sometimes accompanied by what appears to be a pimple in the white portion (sclera) of the eye.
Conjunctivitis often looks far worse than it is for the simple reason that you have a close-up look at inflamed and ruptured vessels. All that redness and mishmash of engorged blood vessels looks just as bad under your skin when you experience a bruise, but with a bruise, you don't actually see the goriness. Read more about Pimple In The White Part Of My Eye
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