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White bryony, scientifically known as bryonia alba, is a perennial vine from the same family as the cucumber. Indigenous from Europe and Iran and introduced in the US in the 1970s, it is categorized as extremely poisonous, according to the PDR for Herbal Medicines. A fast grower with tuberous roots
General practitioners have been touting anxiety as the most commonly reported mental health symptom in recent decades. It is reported much more frequently than depression and all other mental health symptoms combined. The cause is unknown, but many have speculated that our fast-paced society and inc
Active children can snack on protein bars if they are going to miss a meal.children playing image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.comIn today's fast paced world, adults and children alike are eating on the run. For kids on their way to activities, eating a protein bar is a healthier way of...
When an old steel storage container outlives it usefulness, don't just throw it away. Recycling steel allows companies to reuse resources instead of discarding the old ones and digging for new steel reserves. Some scrap metal recyclers will even pay you a small fee for your old steel storage contain
A doctor may request that you have a 24-hour urine test. This test is ordered for a variety of reasons and a variety of substances can be sought in the 24-hour urine sample. The urine is collected and stored in specific ways.
Fish oil is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which the American Heart Association recommends for a healthy and balanced diet. Fish oil can be taken as a pill or you can get it naturally by eating the right kinds of cold water fish. O
There is a never ending tide of conflicting information on weight loss programs, making it hard to know which programs are safe and effective. Even though we want to be slim, we don't want it to be at the expense of our health. Nor do we want to gain all the weight back when we come off the diet, st
Deciding to either go to school or find a job can be a difficult process, particularly in tough economic times. There is no one right answer that will suit everyone, but there are a number of benefits to getting a Ph.D. in economics. Ultimately, taking three, four or even five years to complete a do
Giardiasis occurs when a certain parasite--Giardia intestinalis--finds a home in the small intestines of a human being, causing diarrhea, cramping and nausea. This little parasite survives for months in fecal matter, which is often waterborne and either ingested or brought into contact with some ope
Triglycerides are fats made by the body and elevated by a diet high in fat or processed foods. High triglycerides can lead to obesity and long-term illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Eating a 1,200-calorie-per-day diet can help you lower triglycerides and lose weight.
Rich in DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids, algal oil's potential uses have extended beyond those of the biofuel industry, providing the health-conscious with a source of healing and nutrition. Naturally occurring oils in algae (commonly referred to as seaweed) are extracted and made available throug
Protein diet bars are use by many people whether they are on a diet or whether they simply want a healthy meal replacement. The expense of commercially prepared protein diet bars can be prohibitive if used on a regular basis. The good news is that you can make diet protein bars at home for much less
Toxic waste is an unfortunate byproduct of many of our favorite goods. Although industrial production contributes a lot of hazardous waste to the environment, consumers also play a large role in the release of toxic waste. Part of the problem with toxic waste is identifying what constitutes it. Ther
Freeze spray is a relatively new product for eliminating household pests. Freeze spray, which comes in a can, is pressurized carbon dioxide and is dispersed at a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius. This is a chemical free approach to pest control in the home and outdoors.
If the humidity inside your home is either too low or too high, problems can arise. Low humidity can cause static electricity or dry skin, hair and nasal passages. It can also help flu germs spread, according to US News & World Report. High humidity in the air can cause dust mite and mold growth, an
Sunflower oil comes in several varieties including oleic, linoleic and hydrogenated. Used here to express the different inflammation levels of these oils is the inflammation factor (IF) scale, which expresses inflammatory substances as negative numbers and anti-inflammatory substances as positive nu
Scars can be unsightly and might cause distress due to their appearance and your inability to get rid of them. Scars come in many forms including keloid, surgical, burn and acne. There are a wide variety of scar therapy treatment options that may allow you to eliminate or decrease the prevalence of
Water softeners started appearing on the market in the mid to late 1950s. Many people were dismayed to find that the mineral content of water was hard on new water-consuming appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters. Water softeners were invented to treat household water so