August 18, 2011 @ 4:51 PM
This is a very broad topic that cannot be dealt with in any real depth in a brief article. However, if you or someone you know suffers from depression I hope there are some ideas here that will inspire you to investigate further and look for positive, life-changing therapies.
Depression from Loss
Certainly there is situational depression which happens in direct response to a life-changing event, the loss of a loved one or loss of a job, for example. In this case, the support of friends and family, along with maintaining a daily routine, are often helpful. It can take two years to work through the bulk of the emotion from a significant loss, and certainly, by the end of that time one should begin to see ...
August 18, 2011 @ 3:57 PM
We all know the symptoms of colds...runny nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and on and on.
With most or all of these symptoms it may come as a surprise to learn that the common cold isn't quite as common as we would like to believe. Over one hundred different rhinovirus types have been identified, and many of the cold viruses still have not been isolated. The cold you have this week may or may not be the same virus that is 'going around' in spite of a similarity of symptoms.
Of course, with the way herbs work, the broad variety of viruses doesn't really matter. Herbs generally feed the body and allow it to fight off the invading organism. This is reassuring since ...
August 10, 2011 @ 8:08 PM
I’m not much of a football fan, but I have heard the saying “The best defence is a good offense”. I think that cliché fits rather well when we are talking about the immune system. Waiting until a major crisis hits is like planning on the defence protecting you all by itself. Instead, with advance preparation, you can have a good offense and much less to worry about.
In In a nutshell here’s what’s important this very minute considering how many people are getting ill:
A pandemic only means a lot of people are expected to develop the disease. The same percentage of people die in pandemics as die in normal flu seasons. People die from the flu vaccines every year. There are ......
August 10, 2011 @ 7:38 PM
I have always prided myself in taking excellent care of my health. I am frequently complimented on how youthful I look. I have believed for many years that aging can be slowed down and excellent health can be enjoyed well into advanced years.
Imagine my surprise when my optometrist informed me a few months ago that I have cataracts starting to form. As he said, “They are just in the very early stages. They could be ‘ripe’ in 10 years or it might take 20”. At that point in time we’d be looking at surgery to remove the cataracts and replace the lenses. When it comes to slicing and dicing, even for a ‘good’ reason I am a super-chicken. I will do anything to avoid surgery – especially...