Have you been ignoring your oral hygiene? Overlooking the signs and symptoms of a gum disease that may cost you more than the health of your teeth and gums? Did you know that gum disease may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes?
Everyone experiences pain whether in the form of headache, injury pain or menstrual cramps. But living with chronic pain is altogether a different thing. Extreme, continuous pain in the body is typically a sign that something is wrong. And then there is the toll it takes on your mental, physical and emotional well-being.
While all that shimmying on the dance floor sounds like a lot of fun, dancing also carries significant health benefits for your body as well as mind. Regular dancing can help you burn calories, improve muscle strength and endurance, maintain healthy bones and beat stress.
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, making your bones and teeth healthy. Besides this well-known role, there is significant evidence that the sunshine vitamin is actively involved in regulating immunity – and thus helps you fight a range of infectious diseases, reduce the severity of asthma and allergies; and at the same time lowers the risk of autoimmune disorders.
Radiation is all around us. It comes from the rocks and soil, foods, air travel, and technical devices including laptops and cell phones, medical imaging procedures (X rays and CT scans), and microwave ovens. And of course, accidental exposure from nuclear disasters such as what happened in Chernobyl and Fukushima (which appears to be an ongoing crisis), is yet another source of man-made radiation.
Winter season is a time when your immunity needs a helping hand. And if you think adding vitamin C rich foods and supplements to your diet can help, you are, of course, right. But have you also thought about the benefits of maintaining your vitamin D levels within a healthy range?
Chronic, long term exposure to toxins can cause your body’s 11 organ systems to dysfunction, resulting in disease. And the unfortunate reality is that we are continuously being exposed to all kinds of toxins through our environment, whether it is from pollution due to industrial waste, heavy metals, radiation exposure, cigarette smoke or synthetic chemicals such as those commonly found in food colors, preservatives, additives and pesticides. In fact, our personal grooming products including shampoos, hair color, soaps, sunscreens, skin care creams and even toothpaste are all loaded with one kind of synthetic chemical or another .
The reishi mushroom, also known as lingzhi, is fast gaining popularity for its amazing health benefits. It has already been widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, for centuries, to restore overall balance and to empower the body to fight stress and disease. Since the woody mushroom is believed to improve overall health and longevity, it is also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”.
Symptoms like muscle weakness, low energy levels and slow thinking are often vague and mostly dismissed as signs of getting old. What happens when all your blood reports come back normal? Chances are your doctor would ask you to live with these symptoms.