Insomnia is defined as the condition in which the person fails to get adequate rest or sleep and has difficulty in taking or maintaining sleep even after having proper time and opportunity to sleep which leads to impaired daytime activities. The person who suffers from sleeplessness is unable to revive natural energy in the body. The physical and mental energies reduce and the person is unable to do everyday task effectively. In the conventional method of treatment, medicines which are given for treating insomnia are made from strong laboratory chemicals which can further damage the natural sleep inducing capability of the body and this can be prevented by taking herbal remedies for insomnia. Herbal remedies for insomnia are made up of natural extracts collected from medic...
The pineapple is rich in enzymes and nutrients which impart it with preventive, curative and anti-inflammatory properties. The pineapple is a popular fruit which first grew wild in the West Indies and South America. It was known to the American Indians as “na na”, meaning “fragrance.” The Spanish explorers called it “pina”, since it resembles a pine cone. It is rich in content and health benefits and has a number of uses. The pineapple contains sulfur containing enzymes and a natural healing enzyme called bromelain. According to The George Mateljan Foundation “Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core fruit of the pineapple” which “has a wide variety of health benefits”. Both the juice and the fruit have digestive enzymes and nat
The changing of the seasons, particularly spring, signifies a new beginning, fresh start or a renewal of life. Plants begin to bud, snow gives way to flowing streams, baby greens begin to bloom, hibernating wildlife awakens to the beginning of a fresh new year. It’s the perfect time to begin a self-revitalization program. With spring comes a fresh perspective, renewed energy, all of which can be channeled into a fitness program aimed at lifestyle alterations. For most beginning or altering lifestyle habits requires a starting point, something of significance to latch on to. Spring is that starting point with all its reference to newness, freshness and beginnings. Your fitness regimen should include a clear plan for implementation, progressions and maintenance. Whether it’s the he
Although many people believe that yoga originated in India, in reality, no one knows for sure where or when it began. The earliest known evidence of yoga was found by archeologists in the means of carvings of yoga postures in what in now known as Pakistan. Many scholars believe that yoga is the oldest form of meditation. It is one of the most popular forms of meditation and is practiced throughout the world. Ashtanga – The 8 Limbs Of Yoga There are eight steps that need to be followed before a person can reach a meditative state. The first two, yama and niyama, are for moral guidelines. The next three, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara, are for the interiorization of energy. The final three, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi, are for bringing the mind into focus to allow concentrati
There are a whole range of different eating disorder assessment tools currently available, such as interviews, surveys and questionnaires, with the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) also adapted for younger sufferers, known as the Child EDE or ChEDE. The EDE is a semi-structured interview instrument which was developed by Cooper & Fairburn in 1993. Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) – Diagnosing Anorexia and Bulimia Those undertaking the EDE will be asked key questions by a trained interviewer, who may then ask further questions to clarify specific concepts being investigated. According to Lask & Bryant-Waugh (2008) in Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, the EDE has the following key characteristics: -four subscales - restraint, eating/shape/weight concern -
ALS was first discovered in France, in 1869 by a French neurologist by the name of Jean- Martin Charcot. It didn’t get national attention until Yankee Hall of Famer, Lou Gehrig, contracted this disease, shortening his baseball career. Today ALS is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Surprisingly, much is still unknown about this fatal neuromuscular condition and there still isn’t a cure. Current research is concentrating on understanding the mechanisms of disease progression. Some advances have been made, but much still needs to be discovered. Mechanism of Action The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) estimates that Twenty thousand Americans currently have ALS, with another five thousand diagnosed yearly. ALS is a rapidly destructive and fa