Author: Maggie Hammond

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menopause

Tips for a Healthy Life Post-Menopause

Health advises for middle-aged women mainly revolves around dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause, the time in every woman’s life when fertility comes to an end. This normally occurs around the age of fifty, with some women going through menopause a few years earlier, and some a few years later. It can be a difficult time accompanied by numerous possible side effects, with mood swings, depression, reduction of libido, night sweats, and hot flashes being some of the most common. It can take several years for your body to settle down, and only when you’ve not had a period for twelve months can you consider yourself to have entered menopause. However, several other health concerns and considerations come to the fore in women around this age. Health...

diabetes

How to Naturally Help Manage Your Diabetes

Over the past few decades, the prevalence of conditions such as diabetes and cancer have increased. Even though there have been major medical advances in the treatment of these conditions, it has led many people to wonder if there are healthier alternatives that can treat these diseases or prevent them in the first place. Diabetes, in particular, diabetes type two, can be helped by trying to change your lifestyle and improve the food you eat. Here are some natural ways to help to manage your diabetes. Learning About Diabetes It is important that you understand how diabetes affects you and what you need to do to make the condition manageable. The first step, however, is to get a diagnosis from a doctor if you feel that something...

pain

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain

Many people suffer from chronic pain that can cause them discomfort and causes them serious problems in their day to day lives. If you are an individual who suffers, your first instinct may be to take some medication; after all, they will take the pain away and let you live your life as normally as possible. However, although these pills do work, for the most part, they are no long-lasting solutions, and they can cause other health problems due to their side effects. We’ve put together some great ways to reduce your pain through natural methods instead. Massage Massage is a great pain reducing solution for back pain, tension headaches, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Not only will a massage help you to feel more relaxed, but...

acne

4 Powerful Natural Remedies for Acne

Medicine has come a long way. From the days before we found ways to contain epidemics and infections could wipe out an entire community to when medical procedures were so primitive you were more likely to die or be maimed than recover. Medicine has grown in leaps and bounds; the recovery rates are higher than ever, and there are mechanisms to detect and contain disease outbreaks before they happen. Thanks to trial and error, research and technology, we have had so many medical breakthroughs that we are now on the verge of making an Artificial Muscle Minecraft a reality. Even with these advancements in medicine, some conditions still persist, and millions of people around the world suffer not knowing what to do. Acne is one such pesky...

weight loss

Top Foods to Help with Weight Loss

It’s not uncommon to want to lose a couple of inches here and there. Perhaps you want to lose weight for health reasons, to fit back into your old clothes after a pregnancy, or perhaps you are planning an exciting vacation and want to get yourself looking and feeling your best for the beach. No matter what your reason for losing weight is, people often find it a hard thing to do. You might try dieting, doing more exercise and staying hydrated, but although you stick to your plans, you still might find those extra stubborn pounds hard to shift. For weight loss to be successful, it requires a change of lifestyle and a new way of looking at food. If you want some tips,...

relax

What To Do When You’re Feeling Stressed Out & Overwhelmed

While a normal amount of stress is healthy and nothing to be concerned about, too much of it is debilitating and can act as a trigger for additional health problems, ranging from mental health conditions to physical illnesses. It’s important to recognize the warning signs for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and to take action sooner rather than later. What you don’t want to do is ignore your emotions and hope that this discomfort will pass because, quite simply, it’s not likely to unless you know how to reduce it. Accept that your life and situation will only get better when you take back control and are in the driver’s seat of your health and wellness. Identify the Cause A good starting point for what to do when you’re...

healthy

How To Secure a Healthy Future

When you think about the years ahead, you should be excited for all that is still to come. You should have your heart set on wonderful experiences, incredible adventures, and memorable milestones. You should also be working towards a happy and healthy future, that is free from nasty health scares and serious problems. In order to achieve this, you will need to embrace a positive lifestyle as soon as possible. Hopefully, this decision will pay off further down the line. If you are wondering where to start your journey, why not work your way through the following five steps? Don’t hold back, this is your chance to make a change for the better! Maintain weight loss When it comes to your journey towards a healthy lifestyle, it...

dental

The Importance Of Maintaining Your Oral Hygiene

Maintaining your oral hygiene boosts your confidence and health. In taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums, you are helping keep diseases at bay. Not to mention, have you thought about how important your smile is? Upon first meeting someone, the first thing you will notice is their appearance. As a result, you would definitely notice if someone’s teeth are missing or yellow. Therefore, to make a great first impression at a job interview or even attract that special someone, you need to take care of your oral hygiene. There is more to your oral hygiene than just brushing and flossing your teeth! Not only does it boost your gum and tooth condition, but your overall health as well. In this article, you learn and...

quit smoking

Helping a Smoker Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes aren’t only a bad habit; it is a serious and complicated addiction which makes quitting smoking one of the biggest challenges that most smokers will face. A person deciding that they want to quit is the easy part. The road ahead will feature withdrawal symptoms, mood swings, anger, tears, and most probably several failures. Many ex-smokers struggles with quitting due to the nicotine found in cigarettes, and the addictive qualities. One thing that can help massively on the road to quitting is the support of friends and family. Someone who feels supported is much more likely to be able to kick the habit than someone who tries to go it alone. With that in mind, here are five top tips for you to help your loved...

An Herbal Remedy for Every Sport

When you think of sports, herbalism probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind, but the two complement each other surprisingly well. Whatever kind of athlete you are, there’s probably an herb out there that could help you recover quicker, perform better or improve your focus, so what’s to lose? In this article, we’ll go over some of the most loved and common forms of exercise and which herbs can help you enhance your game. Long-Distance Running Long-distance running requires a lot of endurance and stamina, and the repeated stress of impact on the leg bones and particularly joints can cause problems, especially to those who aren’t living the healthiest lifestyle. The most common running injuries include shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome if you want...