Of all the things that people do to take care of themselves, using dental floss is perhaps the one that gets tossed to the wayside more often than not. Studies have shown that as few as a third of adults regularly floss their teeth, even though dentists beg their patients to do this simple task. There is a good reason, too.
Flossing the teeth just once a day can remove harmful plaque and bacteria buildup, which can cause bad breath, gingivitis and even cavities. Perhaps one reason many people decide not to floss is that they find it too time consuming. However, there are many things that can be done to make the process painless. Read on for some quick tips on how to get started flossing. Continue reading
The up-to-date is nearly out-of-date in our modern digital world, so much so that even the specky techies can’t keep up. The use of social media tools has grown to be an integral part of business and using social networking sites is now more popular than emailing.
You can reap the rewards these tools have to offer, especially if your goal right now is to diet or lose weight. Even if you consider yourself a technophobe, the digital world can offer fun tools that motivate you to stick to a routine and here’s how. Continue reading
Jonas Salk was the inventor of the polio vaccines. After receiving and advanced degree in the extremely challenging subject of microbiology at New York University’s School of Medicine. It was at NYU Medicine School that Salk attempted to come up with an influenza vaccine. It was in 1947 after Salk was appointed as Director of Virus Research at the University of Pittsburgh that he was finally able to develop the first polio vaccine. Continue reading
Throughout the ages, garlic has has been used as for medicinal purposes, offering health benefits for thousands of years. Today, garlic has been rediscovered as having real medical advantages.
Garlic is part of the onion genus, and shares many of these distinctions. It is a root vegetable, bulbous in shape and used in cooking because of its distinct flavour and aroma. It has been a key ingredient in Mediterranean cooking, as well as a seasoning for dishes in Asia and Africa, with evidence of its use dating as far back as Ancient Egyptian times. Even then, garlic was used for more than simply cooking.
Also known as ‘stinking rose’, the pungent smell and heat from chewing a clove of garlic could battle the effects of fever. This belief continued into the proceeding centuries, making garlic something of a cure-all; it was even though to combat plague. The perceived healing effects of garlic were still believed into the 20th century. Continue reading
As we age, low-impact exercises become more appealing. We want to stay in shape, but don’t want to risk injury. Thankfully, there are a number of exercises that are easy on the joints and muscles, while offering a good workout. Whether it’s walking or yoga, low-impact exercises offer great benefits without the pain. Here are just five low-impact exercise ideas for mature adults. Continue reading
A common phrase for one to utter is, “I would rather have a root canal.” However, in recent years, endodontic therapy (the proper term for root canals) has grown and it is not the fearsome procedure that many have made it out to be. In fact, if done by a skilled dentist, the procedure is actually quite painless, with only a mild level of discomfort.
Read up to learn about the history of root canals and why getting one isn’t as bad as everyone might think. Continue reading
There has long been controversial debate about whether to eat nuts. Research has offered findings that fully support reasons to consume more nuts. While there is still much confusion about how nuts benefit good health, it is evident that they are the best source of nutrition available on the planet. Continue reading
It seems that these days, green tea is getting quite the reputation. Whether you’re brewing a cup at home, or purchasing those expensive, fancily decorated bottles, you can drink your green tea knowing that you are doing something good for your body. Right? But, why? Many people are well aware that green tea is good for them, but very few can actually explain why. That’s because, while the Chinese have been using green tea as a medicinal drink for over four thousand years, green tea is relatively new to Americans. What makes green tea so healthy? Read on to learn more about this tasty health drink: Continue reading
Meditation is not new to the society as it is being practiced by people of different cultures for centuries. Through meditation one can maintain optimum health as it is a natural way of treating stress and anxiety. Saints discovered various methods of meditation in order to connect to the higher energy or God. Today, meditation is practiced by many for the immense health benefits it offers. Meditation teachers and instructors around the world have developed powerful techniques that are more effective than ever. Life is full of stress and tensions and meditation techniques provide optimum relief from day to day problems and issues. Continue reading
It is accepted that sexual pleasure can be achieved from astral projection. However, one may question that how astral sex can be improved or enhanced. In addition to that, one may also ask about its effects on the body, for example, the reason why it is so effective.
Sexual pleasure is one of the most urgent needs of the human race and even animals. Therefore, astral sex provides them a platform to achieve new heights of satisfaction. The sex experienced during astral projection is not only safe but it proves better than the physical act of love making. Continue reading