Most people think of bad things when they hear the word bacteria. However, not all bacteria is bad since there is such a thing as probiotics, which are the good guys in the bacteria world. Probiotic bacteria are living micro organisms which, when ingested, have beneficial effects on the human body.
Autoimmune disorders are when an otherwise healthy immune system begins to attack the tissues and organs in the body. It mistakenly believes that these cells are foreign objects and works diligently to get rid of them.
Smoothie King, the originator of the nutritional, fruit-based smoothie, unleashed a line of X-Treme Energy Smoothies today, providing the great taste and nutritional benefits guests have come to expect, but with an added boost of caffeine.
There should not be many people in the world who are not somewhat familiar with Edward Jenner. Even if they do not know what he is famous for, they should know the product he created and that was the world’s first small pox vaccine. With this discovery, a world of health solutions opened up for humanity.
First used by the ancient Egyptians, flaxseed oil comes from a herb that has long been used for both health and medicinal purposes. The seeds and the oil that flaxseed contains both have a number of health benefits. Both the seed and the oil, sometimes referred to as linseed oil, are very rich in essential fatty acids, which are necessary for the healthy functioning of the body. EFA’s protect the cells and help to keep harmful substances at bay. The body does not produce essential fatty acids by itself, so they must be obtained from an outside source.
While it is not pleasant to think about, split toe nails are more common than you may think, especially amongst athletes whose feet take a beating. Whether it is from overuse, like a marathoner, or from being stepped on hard, like a football player, soccer player, or basketball player, a toe nail splitting can be an extremely painful injury that has a serious effect on an athlete’s ability to perform. When your toes are hyper sensitive it can affect your ability to push off or to have an explosive burst, whether for jumping or for speed.
Aloe Vera is a truly amazing plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3500 years. Ancient Egyptian healers are known to have used pure aloe vera gel from the fleshy leaves of the plant as a topical treatment for skin care problems.
New research by UK margarine brand Flora has suggested that consumption of Omega 3 in the UK remains low as families are still not consuming sufficient quantities of foodstuffs rich in the important nutrient. The survey indicated that more than 80% of people were concerned that no one in their family was consuming enough Omega-3.