Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until recently, researchers assumed the challenge could be traced to language difficulties, including problems processing printed words, and they focused their attention on the language parts of the brain. But in the latest research published in the journal Neuron, scientists led by John Gabrieli, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found that dyslexia […]

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Do YOU have Crohn’s disease? The agonising bowel condition could be caused by a fungus in your intestines

Fungus in the intestines could be responsible for the development of Crohn’s disease, scientists have discovered. Candida tropicalis works alongside two other bacteria to cause the debilitating bowel condition, experts found. It fuses together with E. coli and S. marcescens to produce a layer of microorganisms in the intestines which can cause symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The findings could lead to new treatments or even cures for the debilitating inflammatory bowel condition, experts believe. Candida tropicalis – a fungus – […]

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10 Tips To Lose Weight With A Low Thyroid Problem

Dieting? Exercising? Still can’t lose weight? Dr. Kent Holtorf shares 10 surprising factors likely contributing to your weight loss challenges with hypothyroidism that you probably haven’t considered (and your doctor probably hasn’t considered). Written by Kent Holtorf, M.D., Holtorf Medical Group Obesity has become a major health epidemic and has dramatically increased over the last decade. Studies show that approximately one-third of the U.S. population is classified as obese and over two-thirds are significantly overweight. While the cause is multifactorial, studies are […]

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15 Things That Introverts Would Never Tell You

Introverts get a bad rap in a world that celebrates extroversion and “people-persons”. There are things introverts wish you knew about them that would help any relationship or situation. For instance, we are not anti-social or depressed, we’re just different. In fact, many envy us for our self-contained, cool manner that keeps others calm, focused, and safe. People love us, in secret. As introverts, we have many “ways” that only our closest friends understand. Here are several things about introverts […]

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DOES LAMICTAL CAUSE STEVENS JOHNSON SYNDROME?

The anti-seizure medication Lamictal has been linked to painful allergic reactions that can escalate into Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis). Lamictal rash is a medication side effect that varies in severity as a form of allergic reaction in patients who find themselves developing such medication side effects on an upper right arm, abdomen, thighs or all over the body. Lamictal, generically known as lamotrigine, is available in immediate-release and extended-release dosages. What Are Stevens Johnson Syndrome and […]

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‘Antidepressants left my face rotting’: Mother nearly died after suffering horrific allergic reaction to newly-prescribed medication

A mother was left fighting for her life after suffering a severe allergic reaction just weeks after beginning anti-depressants. Mpho Boadia, 36, was prescribed the mood lifters in January 2013 to help with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder following the sudden death of a friend in 2010. But just weeks later she developed a rash all over her body and face. Doctors believed she had chicken pox, but as the rash got worse and blisters began erupting all over her […]

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10 Things Everybody Should Know About Migraines

Not only is migraine more than “just a headache,” but the condition is also more than just the attacks. Consequently, migraine therapy must be more than just drugs for attack symptoms and living in fear of “triggers.” I’d like to encourage migraineurs to abandon their designated role as victims of a growing industry. Topple the terrible tyrant and terminate the terror! Join the Migraine Revolution! For those who aren’t familiar with migraines and the devastating effects they can have on […]

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Will Your Marriage Survive Menopause?

Over 60 percent of divorces are initiated by women in their 40s, 50s or 60s — the menopause years — according to a recent survey conducted by AARP Magazine. Why are women running away from marriage? I wasn’t even married when I slammed into menopause months before my wedding day at the age of 47. Despite being completely in love, I almost ran away and my fiance almost married bridezella! Experts say the number one reason for divorce is lack […]

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What to Do When You’re Told You Can’t Get a Vaccine Exemption

It’s well-known in this area that I am “in the know” when it comes to parental rights, vaccinations, and how to get your child out of them. People often contact me to figure out what they need to do and where they need to go to pick up one of those cherished exemption forms. Yesterday, I was contacted by a local mother who had attempted to get a religious exemption form in Missouri at their local health department but was told […]

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8 Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Cramps

Stomach aches, also broadly called “abdominal pain,” are tricky things to find remedies for unless you know the cause. Ranging from indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome to gastritis and GERD, an aching tummy can stem from many things. Assuming you are dealing with an uncomplicated stomach ache, these remedies can help bring relief from the pain and discomfort that’s making you miserable. 1. Enjoy a Cup of Chamomile Tea Chamomile can help ease the pain of a stomach ache by […]

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