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I'm a little vain. I admit it freely. If you believe in astrology, this flaw is not really my fault. As a Libra; I am naturally drawn to the decadent, pretty little things in life. I like to eat good food, drink good wine, and look nice while doing it. If there is a party, you can bet I'll be there, and I'll be decked out in my finest.
At times, my vanity trumps my pragmatism. Before my rheumatoid arthritis began, I regularly wore all kinds of "impractical" shoes or skipped bringing the warm coat along because it just didn't go with what I was wearing. Cliché and maybe even silly, some would argue, but true nonetheless.
Stricken as I was after my rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis about all the grave implications of RA, my vanity was hit pretty hard, too. I reluctantly surrendered to all that was sensible and practical. Instead of three-inch heels that would have hurt my feet anyway, I put on lackluster...
No amount of medicines can cure high blood pressure but it can get rid of the symptoms as well as restore the normal blood pressure level. This is the same with herbs when taken as a medication especially when treating high blood pressure.
One of the oldest known herbs that is used in treating high blood pressure is ginseng. Ginseng acts as a modern tranquilizer by reducing stress related anxiety. Unlike traditional medicines whose effectiveness is immediately felt, it will take about two to three weeks for ginseng to work. This is what they call as the monitoring stage to determine whether the herb is suitable for you.
Based on Asian medical writings, ginseng has been used for more than one thousand years to neutralize stress and develop good health. While there is not enough scientific proof yet to prove its medicinal properties, its widespread use is merely the basis that there are benefits derived by its user.
Chinese medical herbalists consider Ginseng as a...
Reader's Question: I have a few brown spots on my face. Are these cancer? If they're not cancer, what can I do to get rid of them?
Sue's Response: Unfortunately for all of us, melanocytes just can't stop working overtime. As I've discussed in previous posts , melanin (released by melanocytes) is a key component of our bodies' defense against sun exposure. This is why darker people burn less easily after sun exposure and why lighter people are most often affected by skin cancer. However, a newly darkened area on your skin doesn't always turn out to be melanoma.
These dark patches on the skin are called solar lentigenes, hyperpigmentation, or less formally, sun spots. These discolorations are not cancerous and don't cause negative effects on your skin health. If you neglect sunscreen or have neglected sunscreen in the past, chances are you have a few of these sun spots on your face, neck and hands. People with darker skin tones may experience these solar lentigenes as patc...
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