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January, 2019


Healing Power of Celery

Celery is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods, because it starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. Pathogens like these are so often the underlying cause of inflammation—in their absence, your body is much better able to handle whatever life throws your way. At the same time, celery helps good bacteria thrive. Consuming celery is the most powerful way to alkalize the gut. That’s in part because celery (whichRead More

How to Perform Lymphatic Drainage Massage

“Patient compliance is the hardest part of self-care, especially for women, who are so used to taking care of others,” says Patel. She advises patients to set aside at least 20 minutes a day for lymphatic drainage massage. “If you only have a brief amount of time, perform the clearing stage of massage.” To begin reabsorption on the legs, you will use a “pumping” motion behind the knee: Place both hands behind your knees. “Pump” the back of the knee with a rolling, upward motion 10 to 15 times. YourRead More

If You Have These 10+ Characteristics, You Belong to the World’s Rarest Personality Type

What do Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Morgan Freeman, Martin Luther King, and Nicole Kidman have in common? They’re all INFJ’s! The string of letters, INFJ, might not mean much to you, but together, they represent an unusual combination of personality traits. So unusual, in fact, that only about 1 or 2% of the world’s population is estimated to have this personality type. Here’s how to find out if you know someone who’s an INFJ (or if you’re one yourself!). A Quick Guide to the 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types Introverted vs. Extroverted: DoRead More

Woman with Erb’s Palsy Claims LAPD Officers Participated in Beating Her

    Earlier this month, Zennea Foster, a woman born with Erb’s Palsy, continued her testimony during a civil trial about how officers from the Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Division allegedly retaliated against her in February of 2015. On February 4, 2015, Foster and her boyfriend arrived to her rental property in South L.A. where several tenants who live on fixed income stay, to address the authorities about a stabbing incident that allegedly involved one of her tenants. According to Foster, soon the situation escalated resulting in oneRead More

The Different Scoliosis Locations & Types of Spinal Curvatures

Dextroscoliosis Dextroscoliosis is characterized by an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine that goes to the right, known as dextrocurvature. (When the spine curves to the left, it is called levoscoliosis.) Dextroscoliosis is one of the more common scoliosis curvatures and, depending on the degree of severity, it gives the spine an “S” or “C” shape. This form of scoliosis typically affects the thoracic spine region and usually develops in children between the ages of 10 and 15 when they go through their first growth spurt. It can also be triggered byRead More

The Different Scoliosis Locations & Types of Spinal Curvatures

Understanding scoliosis begins with identifying its location and the type of spinal curvature. Knowing this information can help predict what types of scoliosis symptoms may be experienced and howthe condition can best be treated.   There are several detailed systems for classifying specific types of scoliosis curves, but some of the most common terms identify curves based on their location within the spine and the direction they bend. Thoracic, lumbar, and thoracolumbar scoliosis all refer to location, while terms such as dextroscoliosis and levoscoliosis indicate whether the spine curves to the right or left. Scoliosis Locations Thoracic Scoliosis Lumbar Scoliosis ThoracolumbarRead More

What It’s Really Like to Have Narcolepsy

For people with this chronic sleep disorder, there is no corner of life that narcolepsy hasn’t touched. Julie Flygare’s battle with the condition, which has caused extreme exhaustion and even hallucinations, began in college—and she hasn’t stopped fighting since. For 34-year-old Julie Flygare, memories of college are somewhat of a blur. The Los Angeles resident first attributed her sleepiness during classes to the boring subject matter, but when she found herself in the bathroom every hour to wash her face and pinch her cheeks to keep from falling asleep, sheRead More

What It’s Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the earth’s pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too. If you search for any article about “empaths“, you’ll find it has thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook, and in the comments, dozens of people claiming to be an empath themselves. Underneath “30 reasons you could be an empath” or “6 grounding tips for empaths and highly sensitives”, people lament the fact they were born an empath, welcome other newly realisedRead More

Baclofen Improves Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Narcolepsy

  Baclofen can be an effective treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep fragmentation in patients with narcolepsy, according to results of an analysis of case presentations of 5 adolescents with narcolepsy type 1. The findings were published in Pediatric Neurology. The investigators studied the cases of 5 patients with narcolepsy associated with severe daytime sleepiness who had failed, had an inadequate response to, or had intolerable adverse effects associated with their first-line therapies. All patients who were evaluated had a positive response to treatment with baclofen, defined as improved sleep consolidation andRead More

No, I’m not wasted or being rude – I’ve got narcolepsy

Other people started to notice too. I remember my friends saying to me, “Belle, it was a joke at first and we used to laugh at it, but now you’re literally falling asleep in every class… Are you OK?” So my mum took me to the doctor. They were reluctant to give me medication at first because I was so young – and they wanted to make sure I wasn’t just staying out late at night, or playing on my phone in bed. I was eventually diagnosed with narcolepsy whenRead More