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January 28, 2017

Migraine headaches are now known to have a genetic factor that predisposes individuals that are carrying these genes. Carrying these “migraine” genes is in itself not a problem, and will not necessarily mean that the carrier will ever experience a migraine. This is consistent to the fact that all genes are not expressed unless there is “pressure” that will “turn on “ their function. These genes have to be “turned on” to cause a migraine. Migraine genes can be “turned on” or strongly influenced by environmental factors. A person may inherit a predisposition for developing migraine headaches, but other factors such as stress, food triggers, environmental triggers, hormonal changes, or sleep disturbances are necessary to experience a migraine.

There is always a combination of factors needed to lead a migraine. It is the sum total of these that will push an individual to experiencing a migraine. What seem to trigger an attack one day will not the next. There is a reason for this. The days w...

Based on studies,  95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables. We would need to eat 2 lbs of carrots, 10-12 apples, or 8 lbs of spinach to get the same amount of nutrients you receive in one 16 oz juice. 

When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables and giving your digestive organs a much-needed rest.

It’s best to drink our juices the same day they are pressed. As soon as any juice meets the air it begins to oxidize, compromising its nutritional value. However, storing our full juices in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed glass jar slows this process. The best time to drink juice is on an empty stomach or at least an hour before eating a meal. This maximizes the amount of nutrients absorbed into the body. Of course, fresh pressed juice is still loaded with health benefits even if you can’t drink it...

According to a study conducted by The World Health Organization and International Headache Society; Tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most common form of headache. Up to 78% of the population experiences this type of headache, and 60% of TTH sufferers experience reductions in social activity and work capacity.

Tension-type headaches have been called by various names over the years, including tension headache, muscle contraction headache, psychomyogenic headache, stress headache, ordinary headache, essential headache, idiopathic headache, and psychogenic headache. In the Philippines, It is commonly known as “tension headaches”.

As you can see from the names TTH have been know by, it was at one time thought that the cause of TTH was primarily psychological, caused by the mind or emotions. There have now been studies that strongly suggest a physical (neurobiological) cause. The pain is commonly described as “a band around the head” or vise-like. The headache has at least two of thes...

First of all, we should be award what is Bell's palsy; It is a non-progressive neurological disorder of one of the facial nerves. This disorder is characterized by the sudden onset of facial paralysis that may be preceded by a slight fever, pain behind the ear on the affected side, a stiff neck, and weakness and/or stiffness on one side of the face. Paralysis results from decreased blood supply (ischemia) and/or compression of the 7th cranial nerve. The exact cause of Bell's palsy is not known. Viral and immune disorders are frequently implicated as a cause for this disorder. There may also be an inherited tendency toward developing Bell's palsy.

The symptoms of Bell’s palsy can develop one to two weeks after you have a cold, ear infection, or eye infection. They usually appear abruptly, and you may notice them when you wake up in the morning or when you try to eat or drink.

Bell’s palsy is marked by a droopy appearance on one side of the face and the inability to open or close your eye...

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