Chronic inflammation is a silent killer because it's very difficult to diagnose. It happens when the immune system stops working properly and assumes that everything in the body is an infection. When something is wrong in your system, pro-inflammatory hormones summon white blood cells to attack the problem and once the situation is under control, anti-inflammatory agents take over and start the healing process. When the immune system is unbalanced, chronic or acute inflammation happens and that condition could be life-threatening.
Getting your period every month is a total downer (especially when it happens to pop in at the most inconvenient time), but if you're trying to get preggers then having that regular visit from Aunt Flo is like a pat on the back for another successful month. So when your period goes missing for a few days or weeks, you start stressing and crying and rushing to the nearest pharmacy for a pregnancy kit. Turns out there are quite a few reasons your menstruation might be M.I.A. and it's nothing to do with a b-a-b-y.
Imagine being rushed to the hospital after being treated with a common vaccine. That's exactly what happened to two hundred women in a small town in Colombia. Girls from the town El Carmen de Bolivar were hospitalized after having a bad reaction to the popular HPV vaccine Gardasil, which helps protect against cervical cancer. The reported symptoms of the girls, ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old included fainting, numbness and headaches.
There's no waste in vegetables and fruits, not even those parts that usually end up in the trash like shells, roots, seeds and other parts. I had already heard that many of them contain most of the nutrients, having even greater vitamin content than those supplied by the pulp or core of the fruits or veggies.
That's why, today we want to tell you about some fun ways you can eat banana peels, watermelon rinds and other surprise creations by chef Aldo Zilli, supervised by expert dietitian Dr. Sarah Schenker.
Eating snacks prepared at home has never been so fun and motivating. Be inspired by these fabulous ideas!
I know you'll think this is impossible, but a bird's favorite food will be from now on your ally in losing all those extra pounds.
Birdseed has not only healing properties that will benefit you if you consume it, but also serves to silence other important maladies. The method is very simple. Are you ready to beautify your body? Because I'm going to tell you in detail.
Jennifer Lopez is a freak of nature and we mean that in the best way possible. It seems like dancing and performing for decades has done J.Lo a body good. The Puerto Rican pop star, who is just two days away from celebrating her 45th birthday, recently posted a bikini picture looking hotter than ever! No, seriously…
If you've been getting rid of certain foods from your diet because you're trying to lose some weight, that's good, but are you eliminating the wrong ones? Biochemistry professor Rodney Bilton writes in his latest book, Know What to Eat, that there are certain foods you'd never expect to be helpful for weight loss.
In fact, some of the ones you think are healthy are the complete opposite!
Kelly Smith suspected something was wrong with her when, at 16, she still hadn't gotten her period. Initially, doctors told her not to worry about it, but she couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong. A year later, Smith returned to the hospital, only to have her suspicions confirmed. At 17 years old, Smith was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, a rare condition that caused her to be born with an unusually shallow vagina and no womb. Wow!
Blueberries are such a well-loved fruit by many that it's no surprise July is National Blueberry Month. They're a portable snack, an ideal addition to a fruit salad and you reap many health benefits from them. They may be tiny, but they contain antixiodants and have been used since the 1600's as a medical resource by Native Americans.
As if blueberries weren't already good enough for us, there are plenty of other reasons why you should be eating them.
I'm one of those weirdos that LOVES to work out. But I get it, most workouts are boring and even though we all could use a little more fitness in our lives, those 30 minutes at the gym are 30 minutes we could spend on being productive elsewhere. Well for those of you who want to test the theory that laughing burns calories, here are my favorite and funniest workout videos on Youtube.