What happens when calcium levels are low?

Hypocalcemia, commonly known as calcium deficiency disease, occurs when calcium levels in the blood are low. A long-term deficiency can lead to dental changes, cataracts, alterations in the brain, and osteoporosis, which causes the bones to become brittle. Complications of hypocalcemia can be life-threatening, and if the condition goes untreated, it could eventually lead to … Continue reading What happens when calcium levels are low?

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Can Turmeric Help Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation?

Because medicinal treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be costly and cause side effects, many people search for natural remedies. One such option is a spice called turmeric, also available as a supplement. Turmeric contains a component called curcumin that gives turmeric its yellow pigment and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Interestingly, turmeric has been around … Continue reading Can Turmeric Help Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation?

High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease

People with chronic kidney disease need to limit the amount of potassium they consume because their kidneys cannot process potassium properly, causing it to build up in the blood. Medications used to treat kidney disease can also raise potassium levels. One the best ways to manage potassium levels is by making dietary changes. This may mean avoiding … Continue reading High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease

6 Ways to Clean Your House When You’re Depressed

A primary symptom of depression is not taking care of your day to day tasks, including cleaning your home. After all, depression makes you feel exhausted and unmotivated that you let important things go. Having a messy home can make you feel even more depressed. And the bigger the mess gets, the less energy and motivation you … Continue reading 6 Ways to Clean Your House When You’re Depressed

The Calming Effect of Green Tea on Anxiety

Chinese medicine has long used green tea to treat depression, but research finds that it’s also helpful in managing anxiety. This is because green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid known for reducing stress and relaxing the body and mind. Benefits of L-theanine L-theanine supplements are praised for their ability to improve sleep, reduce stress, … Continue reading The Calming Effect of Green Tea on Anxiety

Is Today the Day That Chronic Illness Forces Me to Give Up?

I planned on taking some time off work during the summer months to spend and enjoy with my children, but things didn’t go as I planned.  I ended up struggling with worsening symptoms and pain due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia.  For a period of several months, there were many pity parties and incidences … Continue reading Is Today the Day That Chronic Illness Forces Me to Give Up?

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Days of Chronic Illness

Any who has had the flu or a serious cold knows something about being sick.   While you are trying to heal from a short-term illness, you know that at least one of those days will be ugly, another few that are bad, but eventually the good days come back. But for those of us living … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Days of Chronic Illness