Infectious Mononucleosis or “Kissing Disease”

Infectious mononucleosis is a contagious disease transmitted through saliva. For this reason, it took the name "kissing disease" since it is more common in adolescents and young adults. Most adults between 35 and 40 years in the United States have been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus, which is a widespread virus. When children become infected

Infectious Mononucleosis or “Kissing Disease”

Atopic Dermatitis An Incurable Skin Disease

Dry, red and itchy skin – atopic dermatitis (AD) is becoming more frequent. For this reason, maintaining good skin care even if there aren’t symptoms advisable. AD is also known as disseminated neurodermatitis, Besnier’s prurigo, infantile eczema, atopic eczema or endogenous eczema. It is a chronic condition of the skin that presents intense itching, dry

Atopic Dermatitis An Incurable Skin Disease

Arteriosclerosis a Vascular System Disease

Arteries are blood vessels responsible for transporting oxygen-rich blood to the heart and other parts of the body. When plaque builds up in the internal coatings, they become blocked and arteriosclerosis occurs. Plaque is a sticky substance found in the blood and is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other elements. Over time, the

Arteriosclerosis a Vascular System Disease

Promoting the Battle Against Osteoporosis

As the Chinese general Sun Tzu said, if you “know the enemy and know yourself, then you need not fear the result of a hundred battles”. Knowing yourself is the most important thing. After this, you should know very well your enemy. Osteoporosis is a battle you will struggle with; it is a pathology that

Promoting the Battle Against Osteoporosis

Are Sweeteners A Good Substitute For Sugar? The Pros And Cons

What is the Definition of a Sweetener? A sweetener in its loosest sense is any table sugar (sucrose) substitute, but it is important to note that these substances are divided into two main groups with differing properties. Nutritive Sweeteners: Also known as just sugars or caloric sweeteners, this group provides energy to the body through

Are Sweeteners A Good Substitute For Sugar? The Pros And Cons

How To Treat Hemorrhoids

What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids (also known as piles) are veins around the anus or lower rectum that have become swollen and/or inflamed. The rectum is the last few inches of the colon and connects to the anal canal. Piles are most commonly the result of excess strain occurring during a bowel movement. There are two

How To Treat Hemorrhoids

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that affects the large intestine, causing abdominal discomfort such as swelling, pain, cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea. It is a chronic disorder that requires long-term specialist treatment. Not all people have severe symptoms of IBS; they appear in only a small percentage. However, it is important to maintain

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Glaucoma, a Silent Disease that Feeds on your Sight

Glaucoma is the second-biggest cause of blindness worldwide. It is a severe disease that causes deterioration of the optic nerve, inducing permanent blindness if left untreated. It is necessary to undergo regular specialist medical checkups to detect this condition and becomes more frequent in people older than 40. The purpose is to prevent it and

Glaucoma, a Silent Disease that Feeds on your Sight

Understanding Orthorexia Nervosa

What is Orthorexia? Orthorexia nervosa is a relatively newly recognized eating disorder. Coined in 1988 by Dr. Steven Bratman, MD, it is defined as an “obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating”. Those diagnosed with this disorder take their healthy diet to such an extreme that they can damage their bodies with practices that are actually

Understanding Orthorexia Nervosa

Hemophilia, A Blood Condition

Hemophilia is a hemorrhagic, or bleeding, disease that disrupts blood clotting. It has a direct link to the X chromosome, which means that women who are 'carriers' mostly transmit this disease, which, in turn, means it is more prevalent in men. Clotting (coagulation) happens thanks to 13 factors that work together to create the coagulation

Hemophilia, A Blood Condition

Spirulina, An Incredible Superfood

Spirulina is a nutritional supplement full of digestible proteins of high biological value as well as vitamin and mineral elements. Around the world millions of people use it as a supplement in their diet since it is a superfood that helps with weight loss and spirulina algae powder has the advantage of more natural absorption.

Spirulina, An Incredible Superfood

Understanding Depression

Defining Depression Feeling sad or down are normal human emotions we all experience throughout life, but depression is more than feeling bummed out. Also referred to as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, this condition is a psychiatric disorder that leads to severe and persistent dips in mood. This is the overarching sign of depression,

Understanding Depression

The Benefits of Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of many compounds of the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a plant that contains many therapeutic and medicinal properties that have been used for thousands of years. The plant produces an antipsychotic effect and appears to prevent chemicals from breaking down in the brain. In some cultures this plant was used

The Benefits of Cannabidiol

Everything You Wanted To Know About Superfood

What is a Superfood? There is no scientific or regulated definition for a superfood, so how do we know what they are? The term “superfood” has become widely accepted and is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or

Everything You Wanted To Know About Superfood

Pumpkin Seeds: Small But Nutritious

Nuts and seeds are an often overlooked ingredient of a healthy diet. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas (Spanish for “little seed of squash”), contain a higher nutritional value than one might expect. Packaged in a tiny form, they provide magnesium, manganese, protein, zinc and copper in addition to valuable plant compounds. According to the 2010 Dietary

Pumpkin Seeds: Small But Nutritious

Spirulina

What is Spirulina? What comes to mind when you think of a superfood? Is it algae? The answer is probably no, but, believe it or not, spirulina or Arthrospira (made from blue-green algae in salty lakes and oceans) is on the superfoods list. This nutrient-rich substance comes in the form of a green powder and

Spirulina

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by being bitten by an infected tick. Four bacteria species —Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii— are responsible for this condition. In the United States, Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii produce Lyme disease; for European and Asian territories, Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are responsible.

Lyme Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease transforms the very being of a person. It disorients and confuses the mind. Alzheimer's is a variety of dementia that affects the brain, diminishing intellectual functions, leading to memory, thinking, behavior and character problems. People who experience this disease suffer a total change in their personality tend to become depressed or irritated. They

Alzheimer’s Disease

A Skin disease-Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is very frequent and without the proper treatment in time it can become a potentially severe disease. The Cellulitis manifests in any part of the body, although it is more common to find it in the lower part of legs or damaged

A Skin disease-Cellulitis

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a disease that mainly affects lungs, although it also can affect brain, kidneys, spine, bladder, joints and others. The Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that has a prevention system and is curable. The bacterium causing this disease is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The transmission of bacteria happens through the air, only by people who already suffer

Tuberculosis
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