health

Keeping your mind and body in check - popular topics in health and medicine to maintain a long and healthy life.

  • Lauran Cornock
    Published about a year ago
    A Broken Silence

    A Broken Silence

    Chapter 1 About Moi
  • Taylor Bri
    Published about a year ago
    Type 1 Diabetes
  • Linda Paul
    Published about a year ago
    Rice Bran and Cancer

    Rice Bran and Cancer

    There is a little substance called inositol that has been in the news lately as a potential cure for cancer. Known more commonly as IP6, it is composed of an inositol sugar molecule (one of the B vitamins) with six phosphate groups attached. This tiny little treasure naturally occurs in beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, rice and wheat bran, corn and sesame. There are 650 mgs of IP6 in a half cup of whole kernel corn.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a year ago
    Type 1 Diabetics Do Not Die Young

    Type 1 Diabetics Do Not Die Young

    Diabetics do not die young. This is ridiculous. Your lifespan is not shortened by insulin, but rather prolonged. I plan on being around until like, 120 anyway because my aging process has already been slowed. It is ridiculous to assume I’m going to die young. Why the hell do you ignorant people think this anyway? I met a type-1 diabetic once who was already old. This was a grandfather of a friend of mine, who didn’t die of diabetes. He died of heart failure. I promised him I’m going to law school.
  • Plum Winters
    Published about a year ago
    WARNING! Pregnant Women: Beware Gallstones

    WARNING! Pregnant Women: Beware Gallstones

    I started my pregnancy like any woman. Except for maybe the cyst on one of my ovaries. I was happy and in love with this life growing inside me. I was finally able to feel her moving inside me. I was ecstatic. Everything was easy breezy. Then one day I started getting horrible pain in my chest.
  • Galaxy Child
    Published about a year ago
    New Kidney, New Life

    New Kidney, New Life

    Writing this wasn't easy at all. I do not wish to release my own name, or the names of the people I will mention in this writing period. However, I will mention the names of the hospitals I've been to. I do not ask for money, just for someone to at least listen to me and have knowledge of kidney transplant recipients. So please, do not ask, and thank you for taking the time to read.
  • Vicky Wilcox
    Published about a year ago
    Epilepsy

    Epilepsy

    Everyone struggles daily to accept who they are, and why the way they are that way. It's a constant reminder of all the positive influences we've experienced, but also embracing all the negative impacts as well. Sometimes it's hard to come to terms with it all, but sometimes it's easier to just accept it as it is and move on.
  • Jessica Shoemake
    Published about a year ago
    Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking?

    Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking?

    Since vaping became popular, everyone has asked; is it healthier than smoking cigarettes? Everyone has had their doubts. I used to think that vaping was dumb (as I was smoking a pack and a half a day). Then, I did my research and oh my, was it surprising. The initial safety of the mod was the biggest concern. Don't worry folks, it won't blow up on you! As long as you're using a regulated mod and follow battery safety guidelines, you'll be fine. Regulated mods have safety features on them so let's say it gets too hot, it'll either shut down or give you a warning. If something is wrong, it'll let you know so it doesn't blow up! Unregulated mods however do not have any safety features, so unless you know what you're doing I wouldn't suggest owning one. The other huge question was; "what's exactly in vape juice?" Vape juice has 3\4 ingredients.
  • Divine Dynasty
    Published about a year ago
    Ultimate Benefits of the Magical Herb Moringa

    Ultimate Benefits of the Magical Herb Moringa

    Moringa oleifera or Moringa is a fairly large tree native to North India.
  • Morganne Thayer
    Published about a year ago
    The Golden Milk!

    The Golden Milk!

    Turmeric has always been widely used; the Indians (with the Bindi, not the feathers) have used the spice for both medicinal and culinary purposes for thousands of years and there are several good reasons why this spice has continued to be a favorite around the world. As you read on, you will find Turmeric's main component, Curcumin, is truly the star of the show.
  • Divine Dynasty
    Published about a year ago
    6 Steps to Reduce Anxiety and Stress to Improve Physical Health

    6 Steps to Reduce Anxiety and Stress to Improve Physical Health

    Anxiety and stress are a very common difficulty that many people experience at some point in their life.
  • Allata Gonsalves
    Published about a year ago
    The Secret Fight No One Understands!​

    The Secret Fight No One Understands!​

    For years I've spent my days in and out of the hospitals, fighting this secret fight that no one quite understood. Daily I struggled to get out of bed because I had no strength to do that simple task. I spent years with people calling me a hypochondriac because there was nothing wrong with me on the outside. But on the outside looking in, you can see what is happening on the inside. No one could see the pain that was slowly crippling me, the fear that I felt when I ate, because even that had had me torn between two options; do I eat, because my body needs it, or do I eat and be in pain for the rest of the day? I know, some options, right?