About 91 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 to 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. That’s a lot of pain and expense. Some people may not have access to dentists or even sufficient health insurance coverage. But the truth is, none of that matters. Because with the right hygiene and proper nutrition, you can avoid cavities — and maybe even reverse them. Here’s how.
The myth about cavities
Before we talk about what we can do to prevent cavities, let’s talk about the misconception about cavities. Many people believe that once you have tooth decay, your cavity can not be reversed. But a study published in the British Medical Journal found that cavities and tooth decay could potentially be reversed with the right diet….Readmore
Skin is incredibly elastic. It stretches as we stretch and grows as we grow. So, it only makes sense that after weight loss, especially quick weight loss, you could be left with excess flabby skin. But don’t stress, skin is a living organ, which means it will eventually return to fit your new shape.
The trouble is, that could take about two years. Age, smoking, dehydration and genetics also play a role. In the meantime, there are things you can do to help speed the process….Readmore
Tulsi, the alternative name for holy basil is a common herb in the ancient Indian history. It was first mentioned around 1500 B.C in the Rig Veda, and it was celebrated for its countless benefits in the Ayurvedic medicine.
It originates from tropical Asia, but nowadays it grows in tropical climates throughout the world. In fact, is one of the most highly utilized and important plant in numerous countries. Its leaves are considered as adaptogen herbs that provide many different benefits for the entire body….Readmore
Depression feels like a dark fog that never lifts. It obscures the simple pleasures of life, limits our relationships, and impedes us from fulfilling goals and aspirations that can bring us joy, fulfilment and meaning.
Getting past the black clouds that disrupt our lives is no easy task. Depression and anxiety are not conditions that can easily be brushed away. Conventional pharmaceuticals have a surprisingly poor record track record of helping people (especially over the long-term) and they are not without serious side-effects…..Readmore
When you’re in doubt about something related to your health, your best bet is to pop down to the doctor. They’re the experts when it comes to diagnosing health problems, and you’ll usually walk out with at least some idea of what’s ailing you.
But there’s definitely something to be said for learning to recognize basic warning signs yourself. For starters, a little self-diagnosis saves you having to truck into the doctor’s office every other week. For seconds, knowing how to read the health signs may actually save your life one day….Readmore
Preventive medicine is a farsighted approach to health. This is doubly true when it comes to protecting your most precious sense — vision. If you are on the lookout for foods and beverages that can help safeguard your eyesight, then here are five evidence-based things you should consider adding to your diet.
According to a new study, tea drinkers have a 74 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma, a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide….Readmore
An estimated nine out of ten women get stretch marks at some point in their lives, and it’s a surprisingly common condition in men too. While stretch marks aren’t a health problem in and of themselves, they do tend to make people uncomfortable when it’s time to dust off the swimsuit and hit the beach.
In women, by far the most common cause of stretch marks is pregnancy. Rapid expansion of the abdomen during pregnancy outpaces the growth capacity of the middle layer of skin, called the dermis. As a result, minor tears can form along certain areas of the dermis, showing as a series of thin red or purple lines. It’s almost like a rite of passage for us ladies, but that doesn’t mean we need to bear the marks for the rest of our lives…..Readmore