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Making Sense of Anemia (Iron Deficiency)

woman tired from anemia

Health Description   Anemia is a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness. There are different types of anemia such as iron deficiency anemia, vitamin deficiency anemia, Sickle cell anemia etc. Symptoms of anemia are fatigue, appearing pale, heart palpitations, and short of breath. Those with iron deficiency anemia will often require iron supplements.

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Dealing With Alzheimer’s by Using Essential Oils

Alzheimers Disease puzzle pieces

Health Description Alzheimer’s disease is the most common disease leading to the symptoms of dementia.  These symptoms include loss of memory, language skills, judgment, social skills and other functions of the brain to the point that the loss interferes with a person’s normal functioning.  A person may exhibit changes in mood and social behavior with dementia.  Loss of memory alone is not regarded as dementia but rather when there is a loss of at least two of the major brain functions.

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Adrenal Disorders and Adrenal Fatigue

Health Description Each person has two adrenal glands, one on the top of each kidney.  These small glands secrete a number of hormones that are critical to our well-being.  Adrenaline affects blood pressure, heart rate, and sweating; mineralocorticoids affect blood pressure plus the levels of salts and potassium in the body.  Other hormones control how fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are used plus male sex functions.  Cortisol is also produced by the adrenal glands and has a number of important functions including helping the body deal with stress.

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Adenoids

Adenoid Hypertropy

Health Description Adenoids are similar to the tonsils in being gland of lymph-like tissue in or near the back of the throat.  Tonsils are visible in the back of the throat on each side of the uvula while the adenoids are not typically visible through the mouth and are situated high in the back of the throat, behind the roof of the mouth about even with the nose.  Enlarged adenoids can cause difficulty in breathing, may affect the ears, speech may be altered, and may include a sore throat.  The breathing difficulty can result in snoring and loss of sleep with resulting chronic exhaustion and irritability.  Typically adenoids, like tonsils, diminish in size as children mature.

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Dealing With Addictions Naturally By Using Essential Oils

addiction dictionary word

Health Description Addiction is a dependence on a substance or behavior that appears necessary to preserve what appears as normalcy in disregard to the adverse consequences.  Addictions include a number of substances such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals as well as less threatening substances such as pop, chocolate, sugars, or even food itself.  Also considered addictive are certain behavioral items such as gambling, sex, internet and other habits that cannot be controlled and may develop a psychological dependency.

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Acne – Skin Care Using Essential Oils

acne stages

Health Description The outer layers of the skin include the pores and the channels that house the hair follicles.  This channel also serves as the conduit from which sebum and other lipids are secreted to lubricate the skin and hair.  The area of the hair follicle also naturally includes some types of bacteria.  A number of different problems in this area can result in acne or the other skin blemishes that lead to acne.

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Oil Pulling

What is Oil Pulling? Oil Pulling is a safe, simple, cheap and gentle procedure who’s benefits range from bringing health to your mouth and ridding your mouth of harmful toxins and bacteria, to a method that cures and prevents diseases and extends your healthy life. Studies are on-going, but the procedure is gaining more and more popularity as people are finding success and positive results with oil pulling.  We will explain the details of oil pulling later in this article, but the basics involve pulling and swishing 1 tablespoon of Coconut, Olive, Grapeseed or some other quality oil around your mouth and through your teeth for up to 20 Min., then spitting.  The therapy is simple and completely harmless, as you do not ingest medication or drugs. Oil pulling was practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern oil pulling was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD. Dr. Karach claimed that…