is fresh air good for a cold or bad for it

Is Fresh Air Good for a Cold?

Nearly everyone remembers their parents scolding them as children for venturing outdoors in cooler temperatures with hair still wet from the shower or without a heavy enough coat. Is it true that cold air makes people feel sicker, or does getting out in the fresh air actually reduce symptoms? Some science indicates we should be […] Read more…

some foods that reduce stomach acid effectively

10 Foods That Reduce Stomach Acid

The burning and discomfort resulting from excess stomach acid causes untold misery to many. Acid reflux disease can cause suffering, lost productivity at work, difficulty enjoying meals and even eating disorders in severe cases. On the plus side, though, reducing excess stomach acid can prove as simple as changing the foods you eat. What are […] Read more…

prevention of menorrhagia tips

6 Tips for the Prevention of Menorrhagia

The term “menorrhagia” refers to unusually heavy menstrual bleeding. Typically, a woman’s period consists of anywhere from one to three days of heavier bleeding with an additional two to three days of lighter flow. Women suffering menorrhagia, however, may bleed heavily for five days, rarely more, and the amount of blood they lose exceeds the […] Read more…

what to do before a gynecologist visit to ease stress

What to Do Before a Gynecologist Visit If You’re Nervous

Once a girl goes through puberty and gets her period, it’s essential to see a gynecologist regularly. Not only will the doctor perform an exam to ensure her reproductive system is healthy, but they can also answer questions about birth control, changes in the menstrual cycle, STD prevention and more. Still, many won’t know what […] Read more…

what is the complex relationship between stress and sleep

The Relationship Between Stress and Sleep

I’ve been working on becoming more mindful of late, and one side effect I’ve experienced from doing so is noticing how often my shoulders hunch up in tension. Last night while lying awake at 2 a.m., I realized the muscles of my neck and back felt as stiff as the proverbial board. This made me […] Read more…

why do periods hurt your back and stomach

Why Do Periods Hurt Your Back?

Most women expect to experience some lower abdominal discomfort when they menstruate, but many discover their backs ache, too, when the cardinal flies into town. What is up with suffering periodic pain in more than one part of the body? Why do periods hurt your back, and what can you do to remedy this condition? […] Read more…

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