Health, Medical And Wellness Category

n this selection we provide articles that explore the topics of health and wellness, both traditional medical and alternative health.

The Benefits of Yoga for Children

Young children have a natural flexibility and enjoyment for life that is perfectly suited to yoga. The gentle and non-competitive nature of yoga makes this form of exercise relevant for all age groups and fitness levels. In particular, yoga teaches young children certain values and skills that can be carried through life. The day to day life of a child might not appear stressful from an adult point of view. Nevertheless, children do experience their fair share of … [Read more...]

The Costs of Alternative Medical Treatments

More and more people are using alternative medical treatments these days. Some try alternative medical treatments for the novelty of the idea while others seek them in their frustration with conventional medicine. Many people are learning of the numerous benefits of alternative medicine and are satisfied with the results. You can use alternative medical treatments either as a complement to your present conventional medical care or as a real "alternative" or … [Read more...]

What is a Stroke?

Introduction Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), more commonly known as stroke, is the third leading cause of death and disability among adults in Europe and the United States with statistics showing one occurring every 45 seconds and causing death every 3 minutes. However frightening the figures are, strokes can be prevented. Living a healthy lifestyle and going for regular medical check ups are keys to reducing the possiblity of strokes. Unlike other medical … [Read more...]

Origins of Yoga

Today’s society is much faster paced that ever before. There are more concerns with toxicity in the food we eat and the air we breathe. People have more stress problems which lead to more health problems, mental and physical. We are also seeing more and more young people struggling with fitness and health issues that previous generations did not experience. Millions of Americans today live a sedentary lifestyle, which is associated with obesity. The body was … [Read more...]

Different Types Of Vegetarians

Many people think of vegetarians as one homogeneous group that just doesn’t eat meat. But nothing could be further from the truth. There are different categories of vegetarians as diverse as the reasons for going vegetarian in the first place. A vegetarian is generally defined as someone who doesn’t eat meat. But someone who is vegetarian could conceivably eat dairy products such as milk, eggs and cheese. A lacto ovo vegetarian doesn’t eat meat, fish or poultry, but … [Read more...]