Your body is mostly water. Water is essential to life: It transports nutrients, lubricates your joints, keeps body tissues moist, helps digest food, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains normal blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps keep your body temperature
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According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 90 percent of people with low back pain will recover within a month even without any treatment. Thus, acute and subacute pain is best managed conservatively.
The latest guidelines by the American College of Physicians (Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2017) strongly
Many people with mood disorders and anxiety turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) such as dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and other treatment approaches for help with their mental dis-tress. But how well do these approaches work?
We asked MGH’s David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Alternative Remedy
Melatonin levels decline with age, but you can increase them naturally, Dr. Gobbi says. She suggests that you:
Seek morning exposure to bright light
Consider using bright light therapy, in which you expose yourself to a specially designed lamp or light box capable of producing about 10,000 Lux of light
For many people with arthritis, drug treatment is only part of their day-to-day disease management. Exercise, supplements, splints, assistive devices, dietary change, and alternative and thermal therapies offer patients the opportunity to take control of their arthritis and improve their quality of life.
The field of exercise and alternative therapies is
The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints, and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps maintain normal body temperature through sweating, and prevents the body
Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating
As dementia progresses, what started out as memory lapses and confusion develops into more serious symptoms. By the middle and later stages of dementia, a person with the disease may suffer from irritability, anxiety, depression, repetitive speech, sleep disturbances, restlessness, verbal/physical outbursts, and even hallucinations (particularly in Lewy body dementia).
With the recent news stories about the U.S. government shutdown and looming economic crisis, it’s no wonder Americans are anxious and depressed! Find out how to beat depression naturally using essential oils, teas, and more.