Is it weight gain or a temporary retention?

Sometimes the weight you appear to be gaining may be nothing more than simple bloating.   If you've ever awoke in the morning and appear to have put on four or five pounds overnight then take heart.  Real weight gain takes longer than that and doesn't appear as puffiness in your stomach, fingers or feet.  Excess gas or fluids can accumulate in your system mostly because of gastrointestinal problems or normal hormonal fluctuations.  … [Read more...]

PAIN HAS A PURPOSE

Pain is part of the body's overall plan for survival.  Pain is nature's burglar alarm.   When it sounds, it means something is trying to steal yur health.  It means something is tampering with our correct body function.  It means you better do something to stop the theft.   Destroying pain through the use of sedatives or analgesics makes as much sense as turning off a burglar alarm to stop burglary.  The purpose of pain … [Read more...]

A pain in the neck

Do you suffer recurrent headaches?  Headaches are humanities most common pain.  For 20 per cent of the population headaches are chronic or recurrent.  To someone who doesn't have such a problem, the pain of headache may seem trivial, not worthy of serious consideration.  There are many types of headaches with many different causes.  According to Dr. Alan Rapaport and Dr. Fred Sheftell, founders of the New England Center for Headache, many … [Read more...]