Sciatica: Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Pain radiating along the path of the sciatic nerve, extending from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and legs is known as Sciatica. One should know—Sciatica is simply a term used to describe the symptoms of pain in these areas, and is likely from a herniated disc, degeneration of the spine, or spinal stenosis. Thus, Sciatica is a result of a pre-existing medical condition.
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Candidiasis: Candida Overgrowth

Chances are, you’re familiar with the condition referred to as a yeast infection, as it’s particularly common, especially in women. What you may not know is that the medical term for this infection is Candidiasis, and women are not the only ones susceptible to it. Candidiasis is Candida Overgrowth, and can affect men, women, and children. Candida overgrowth presents itself in a variety of pesky, health-related ways.
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Reasons To Avoid Fad Diets

When you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, it can be tempting to peruse the Internet or pharmacy for the latest fad diets on the market. However, these quick fixes for weight loss are often diet plans or products that ignore potential health dangers and produce only temporary results. Fad diets also tend to make unrealistic claims just to get consumers to buy their product. Many of them also end up in a loss of water weight, which gives false results when it comes to true, healthy weight loss.
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ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common condition that tends to emerge in children during their early school years. The most common signs of ADHD are:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Difficulty Concentrating

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Gluten Freedom

The concept of the value and benefit of gluten-free food has been gaining momentum for the last 10 years. Discussion related to gluten-free diets goes back to the mid-1950s, but those peer-reviewed articles were primarily focused on the treatment of celiac disease and related gastrointestinal disorders. Today gluten-free diets are being adopted as an overall health-promoting measure by broad segments of the population. Is this trend merely a fad or are there actual advantages for the average person in cutting down on gluten intake?
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Heavy Lifting

All of us who’ve experienced a back injury of one sort or another have been told at some point to “avoid heavy lifting.” That type of advice appears to be a no-brainer or at least redundant, as no one whose back is hurting is going to try to pick up an air conditioner or even a 100-foot reel of garden hose. In this context, it’s important to remember the words of Shakespeare’s Cassius: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”. The problem isn’t the heavy lifting, as such. The real problem is in us, that is, in our overall level of conditioning or physical fitness.
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