Lavender Oil: A Love for Lavender Oil

A whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil's aroma, you'll find that there's more to it than meets the eye – or your sense of smell. What Is Lavender? … Continue reading Lavender Oil: A Love for Lavender Oil

What Is Lavender Good For?

Lavender Love Botanical Name: Lavandula Fragrant, beautiful, and versatile, lavender is typically added to bouquets or to bathwater for a purifying and uplifting effect. A close cousin of mint, it grows as a small shrub that has lovely violet flowers and green or pale grey leaves. It’s native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean … Continue reading What Is Lavender Good For?

DHEA – dehydroepiandrosterone.

The compound dehydroepiandrosterone - DHEA is often called the “mother of hormones,” this chemical is required by the body as a chemical precursor for the biosynthesis of all types of human hormones, that includes the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone, for example. The endocrine organs known as the adrenal glands that are … Continue reading DHEA – dehydroepiandrosterone.

A how-to guide to prescribing exercise for chronic health conditions.

Exercise helps to alleviate the symptoms of many chronic health conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, low back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart disease and more, yet it is often overlooked as a treatment. A review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide an easy-to-use how-to guide for health care professionals … Continue reading A how-to guide to prescribing exercise for chronic health conditions.

Chronic Pain.

A person affected by any kind of chronic pain can feel a lot of discomfort throughout his or her life. It does not matter whether the form of chronic pain is an aching sensation, a tingling feeling, stabbing pains, shooting pains, or burning sensations. Any prolonged and uncontrollable chronic pain can and will affect the … Continue reading Chronic Pain.

Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days.

A cancer drug duo could one day eliminate the need for chemotherapy for women with HER2-positive breast cancer; in a new study, a combination of two drugs was found to completely eradicate or significantly shrink breast cancer tumors within 11 days of diagnosis.Lead researcher Prof. Judith Bliss, of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in … Continue reading Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days.

Rosemary: Health Benefits, Precautions, Drug Interactions

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and … Continue reading Rosemary: Health Benefits, Precautions, Drug Interactions

Yoga: What is yoga? How does it work?

Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In 5,000 years of yoga history, the term "yoga" has gone through a renaissance in current culture, exchanging the loincloth for a leotard and leggings. Yoga has become … Continue reading Yoga: What is yoga? How does it work?

Meditation: how could it benefit your health?

For many people, the word "meditation" is likely to evoke images of a cross-legged individual, eyes closed, humming to themselves, but there is so much more to the practice than meets the eye. Meditation is an ancient mind and body practice that is estimated to date back as far as 5,000 BCE. It is believed … Continue reading Meditation: how could it benefit your health?

Fruits And Vegetables Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk.

A new study suggests women may reduce their risk for breast cancer by having a diet rich in fruits and vegetables: researchers found women whose blood carried higher levels of carotenoids, nutrient compounds found in fruits and vegetables, had a lower risk of developing the disease. The findings suggest the link is strongest for ER … Continue reading Fruits And Vegetables Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk.