It rings and rings and unlike the phone, will not stop if you answer it. This is the way of the tinnitus suffer. A 2014 report published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology states, “Tinnitus is one of the most common somatic symptoms to affect humanity.” 50 million members of humanity, according to recent reports.
The causes are many and range from “natural” aging (I strongly disagree with this concept) to repeated inner ear infections to blood pressure issues.
Several years ago, I was involved in a study involving the use of acupuncture as a treatment for reducing the symptoms associated with tinnitus. The results and coupled research were very useful.
There are several treatments which can assist the individual suffering from tinnitus.
Eye health is one of the most important and often neglected aspects of health care. In this, the computer era, the blue color from the screens, particularly when viewing it in the evening (darkness), is a major strain on the eyes. Vision can be reduced and pain is a common end result.
Here are 3 great substances which can go a long way to helping the eyes.
Most people have grabbed a stick of incense and lit it at some point. The fragrance is pleasant and the shift in energy that it causes is palpable.
Here is a question few of us have pondered. Is it safe?
The knee-jerk reaction is “Of course. . . ” but upon further review, the answers may surprise you.
1. It creates inflammation/irritation in your lungs.
Burning incense can irritate your lungs due to the fact that the smoke contains chemicals like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and formaldehyde.
Keep in mind too that those of us who have pets like dogs and birds, our friends are being exposed to that as well.
2. Incense smoke may be more dangerous than . . .brace for it. . . . . cigarette smoke.
The smoke via incense can cause respiratory issues and produce more “pollutants in the air” versus a cigarette. Cigarettes have 10mg/g. Incense, 45mg/g. .
3. It increases the risk of the C Word.
A study of more than 61,000 women found that incense use was associated with a significantly higher risk of upper respiratory-based cancers.
Another study noted that it “strengthens lung cancer malignancy, promoting activity in tumor cells, helping it get stronger.”
Not very promising is it!?
Now for the good news. There are a lot of healthy, safe alternatives. At the top of the list are Essential Oils. These are considered the “blood” of the herbs and contain the same medicinal qualities as the herbs themselves. Used properly, they provide many health benefits.
Following just behind are the Himalayan Salt Lamps. They have a calming effect on the system and can provide health benefits for the lungs and respiratory system.
A few others are on the list as well.
Bottom line: Seek one of these healthy options vs. incense.
Inflammation isn’t A problem. It is typically THE problem, from premature aging to illnesses of all sorts.
The good news is that when you clear inflammation, you improve overall health, even in areas that you may not be focused upon.
There are a number of substances that help. Here are the 3 best.
Few things are scarier than having an irregular heart rate. You are not sure if it is something serious or just a temporary deficiency of something. When it happens, it is alarming.
Fortunately, there is great news. For most people most of the time, there is a simple correction.
Recent results from a meta-study (this means that the results from a bunch of studies were themselves, studied) indicated that adding more Vitamin C reduced incidences of irregular heart rates.
In fact, it lowered incidences by nearly 50% compared to those who did not take Vitamin C.
Doc’s Thoughts: Every week, a new “latest, greatest” substance comes out and 6 months later, 98% are no longer being sold. Vitamin C, one of the least “sexy” substance has been around a long time and will continue to be, as it is one of the most effective for many issues, including irregular heart rates. It is one of the substances that should be included in virtually everyone’s nutritional program.
Many are driving to work before the sun comes up. During the bulk of the day, they are under the glow of halogen lights. Getting ready to drive home and again, darkness greets them. Finally, the day is over and once again, artificial lights are the norm.
Tomorrow, more of the same.
A study by Healthspan found that many people will see less than 10 hours of daylight for an entire week. The end result is 56% are increasingly tired and 1 in 3 of us in a grim mood. Fatigue, depression, uninspired.
It is not surprising that Seasonal Affective Disorder is commonplace.
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the reasons for this but other factors come into play as well.
Now the good news. Want to improve your mood, memory and overall energy during these winter months?
Shiitake mushrooms are your answer. Shiitake contains healthy amounts of copper, linoleic acid, selenium, niacin, zinc and the B vitamins.
Best of all, Shiitake can absorb vitamin D levels.
Think of it as “tasty sunshine.”