General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
Healing from Home Base
Colds, warts, dandruff, and nausea are all non-life threatening yet very annoying conditions that can undermine one’s quality of life. They also tend to be tricky to get rid of, yet seeking medical attention can seem a bit extreme for these issues. That’s where home remedies come in. Who knew duct tape could treat a pesky dermatological affliction? Or that gargling simple tap water can make you over a third less likely to get a cold? It may be beneficial to try out natural home remedies for the health issues described instead of grabbing over-the-counter cold meds or receiving more severe as well as potentially dangerous treatments like cryotherapy. Natural remedies can provide milder yet effective treatment for symptoms many of us experience at some point in our lives. Ultimately, it is always a good idea to check in with your doctor before opting for a new treatment method.
Bleeding Gums: When just brushing and flossing is not enough
In today’s society, we tend to overlook our oral health until we feel pain; however, many oral problems are indications of more severe health conditions. This article provides insight on the overall health implications of bleeding gums and how to help manage the problem through hygiene, diet, and lifestyle changes.
The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Over the past few decades, scientists have researched extensively on the cognitive and physical benefits of mindfulness meditation. Now used in multiple clinical interventions and cognitive therapy programs, mindfulness meditation may be able to reduce stress and depression, treat binge eating and other eating disorders, and contribute to greater cell longevity. Whether practiced daily or intermittently, mindfulness meditation can be an effective path toward enhanced well-being.
Functional Foods: Can Food Serve as Medicine?
Read more about "Functional Foods" in the Summer 2011 issue of UCLA Total Wellness Magazine.
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health
The tongue is a vital organ in the body that plays key roles in facilitating digestion, forming speech, and providing the ability to taste. In this article, we examine what your tongue can say about your health from both Western and traditional Chinese medical perspectives.
The Echinacea Controversy: Herbal Remedy for Colds?
Although colds and respiratory disorders are common illnesses, there is no quick and easy treatment for these conditions. As a result, there has been growing interest in the use of the herb Echinacea as a potential method for prevention and faster recovery. The growing interest has also brought great controversy surrounding Echinacea and its efficacy as a remedy for colds and other respiratory illnesses.
An Inside Scoop on the Science Behind Chicken Soup and the Common Cold
It is a common practice in today’s modern society to turn to chicken soup as a cold remedy, but what is the science behind chicken soup? This article provides insight into the common cold and the scientific evidence behind the cold-fighting properties of chicken soup.
Take a Load off Your Mind
Headaches a common, almost everyday occurrence for some people. Being able to quickly diagnose the type of headache you have can greatly speed up the recovery process. In this article, conventional and alternative methods of headache treatments are discussed to arm the reader with as much information about headache relief as they need to tackle their problems head on.