CategoryConditions/Disabilities

Three Tips for Getting Restorative Sleep

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We look at the clock and then do the quick math: If I fall asleep now – right now – I’ll get 4 hours and 36 minutes of sleep … I’ll get 3 hours and 51 minutes … I’ll get … The obsession over sleep comes from the modern world’s inability to cue our bodies and minds for rest. Most households have at least one television on at all times, add-in the glowing and buzzing rectangles of...

How to Get Rid of Sleep Inertia

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Many of us take a while to get going in the morning and might find that we aren’t particularly productive when we first start the day. This can be something of a problem if you need to be at work at 9am and especially if you have a meeting early. If you’re self-employed and rely on your own productivity to make any money then it’s absolutely devastating potentially. So how do...

A Guide to Preventing and Dealing With Fainting

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Fainting, also known as syncope, is a sudden loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. A faint can often result in a fall or a loss of posture which can potentially be dangerous in some circumstances. Fainting is different from other causes for loss of consciousness, such as a seizure and normally a person will only be unconscious for a moment or two after fainting...

10 Signs of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a common disorder, experienced by around 10% of the population. Those who suffer from it can feel stupid, leading in turn to anger, frustration and sometimes violence or crime (unsurprisingly, a disproportionately high number of prison inmates are dyslexic). So identifying the problem, and understanding that it has nothing to do with low intelligence, is vital. But what is dyslexia...

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help You to Overcome Insomnia

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Insomnia is an unpleasant disorder, affecting work, relationships, and even health. It is also common; more than half of those questioned in a recent UK survey replied that they slept poorly and that this impacted on their day-to-day life. If insomnia meant nothing more than reduced concentration and an irritable mood, that would be bad enough. But the effects of chronic sleeplessness can be more...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

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It is very important not to underestimate just how disruptive and destructive insomnia can be. Insomnia prevents you from being able to get to sleep easily but it goes beyond that as this in itself leads to lots of serious side effects. If you can’t sleep, then you will find that you are less able to form new memories, that you struggle to concentrate the next day and that you will be more...

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Treat and Prevent Cancer

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The extent to which food can heal physical and mental illness is a source of major controversy. Indeed, you can hardly open a magazine or browse social media without reading about someone who cured their cancer with raw carrots and steamed broccoli! Naturally, oncologists worry that such claims encourage patients to ditch conventional treatment altogether. Cancer Cancer is not a single disease...

Will There Ever Be a Cancer Cure?

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Sooner or later every doctor is asked the same question, “will there ever be a cure for cancer?” And no doubt many of them, haunted by the memory of children with leukemia or young mothers with breast cancer, wonder the same. Of course, there has been no lack of effort. In the 1970s, President Nixon even declared war on the disease, and yet, over 40 years and $200 billion later, it...

Tired All the Time? Is it Normal, Or an Illness?

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One of the toughest things about staying on top of your health is knowing whether or not you are ill at any given time. We tend to assume that being ill should be instantly obvious and that if it isn’t, well, then there can’t be anything all that wrong with us… right? But the problem is that many of us feel far less than optimal a lot of the time. A great number of us struggle to wake up in the...

Vitamin D for Preventing Colds

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Getting a cold is a sure-fire way to ruin a few days and quite possibly a few weeks. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when we get a cold. This is a level of illness that most people don’t consider to be sufficiently bad that they can take huge amounts of time off work, or get out of social commitments. Thus, you will spend the next few days dragging yourself out of bed with a headache, aching...

Dr. Janice Rachael Mae

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