You're anxious, worried, freaked. You're upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is shallow and rapid, your mind is imagining doom, and you wish you could just relax…now! Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder or are just freaking out, you may not want to try medication—at least not yet.

There are many safe nondrug remedies for anxiety, from mind-body techniques to supplements to calming teas. Some start working right away, while others may help lessen anxiety over time.
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It’s time to start listening to your body. Help avoid serious complications of type 2 diabetes by knowing the warning signs.

Blood sugar that’s consistently out of whack increases your risk of health problems throughout your body, including your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Resulting complications could lead to disabling, even life-threatening, conditions — and that’s why, if you have type 2 diabetes, practicing good diabetes management and maintaining blood sugar control is a must.

Being aware of possible complications and their symptoms is one of the first steps to successfully managing diabetes, says Gerald Bernstein, MD, director of the diabetes management program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Educating yourself may help you delay or prevent complications from happening.

Start here, by reading about seven signs of diabetes complications that should never be ignored.
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Green tea doesn’t contain added sugar, is naturally calorie-free when enjoyed plain from the bag, and is a nutritional powerhouse — all of which makes it a great beverage to add to your diabetes diet.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the wonders that green tea can do for a body. Researchers have studied this nutritional powerhouse’s potential role in boosting heart health, fighting infection, and even improving brain function, a review published in Chinese Medicine suggests. But does the beverage also have a place in a type 2 diabetes diet? Turns out, it can.
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Lactose intolerance is a very common digestive problem where your body is unable to digest lactose, which is a type of sugar that is found in dairy products and milk. There are some studies which are done in UK and it is said that in this country lactose intolerance is more common in people of African – Caribbean or Asian descent. This type of digestive problem can develop at any age. In the most cases people who are aged 20 to 40 have increased chances of getting this condition but also there are some cases in which babies and young children can be also affected with it. Lactose intolerance is not the same condition as dairy allergy or milk allergy. Food allergies are caused by our immune system reacting to some types of food. This is causing symptoms such as itching, wheezing and rash. If you are allergic to something, even a tiny particle can be enough to trigger the allergic reaction. The most people, who have lactose intolerance, can still consume small amounts of lactose and they will not experience any problems. But this can vary from person to person.
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We all love plants to brighten up our homes and yards but could you be putting your pooch at risk with your flora and fauna? We’ve compiled a list of some of the common house and garden plants toxic to dogs. Do you have any?

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Cluster headaches are belonging to the Primary type of headaches. This is one of the most painful afflictions which are known to people. People who suffer from it are describing the cluster headache as a hot dagger which is being poked through their eye into their brain. Women have said that this pain is equivalent to the labor pain while men are describing it as the worst pain that they have felt in their lives.

This type of headaches is involving relentless and intense pain in or around one eye on one side of your head. The symptoms of this condition in some cases can be confused with a migraine but there is one big difference between them. It is known that the cluster headaches are happening in pattern and they arise in cluster periods or outbursts of frequent attacks that generally last from 6 – 12 weeks. A cluster period in the most cases ends in remission when there are not symptoms for months or in some cases even with years there are not symptoms of this condition. The pain of the cluster headache can be intense but this condition is rare and they symptoms of it can be relieved or reduced with a mix of natural and conventional headache remedies.

What are cataracts?

While the cloudiness may be due to ageing (the fancy word for that is nuclear sclerosis), the cloudiness could also be due to cataracts. Unlike nuclear sclerosis, cataracts don’t allow any light to pass through the lens of the eye, causing blindness in dogs and cats.

The lens usually consists of perfectly arranged fibres. The alignment is so perfect, it allows the lens to remain clear enough for light from the outside to pass through. Cataracts occur when these fibres are disrupted either because of:

  • Developmental issues (seen with congenital cataracts and dietary deficiencies)

  • Inflammation due to trauma or infection

  • Toxin exposure

  • Age

  • Systemic disease, like diabetes mellitus
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When you think of melon, you probably think of long summer days spent on the beach or porch chewing on sweet, crisp fruit.

However, if you’re from the Caribbean or Asia, bitter melon may also come to mind.
The strange fruit may look like a lumpy cucumber or a sad gourd, but it’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

Traditional Uses

Bitter melon is typically used for to treat various stomach and intestinal disorders.

These include:
– Upset stomach
– Ulcers
– Colitis
– Constipation
– Intestinal worms

It can also be used for kidney stones, fever, psoriasis, liver disease, menstrual pain and as a supportive treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements.

Instead of succumbing to the incredible pain of migraines, you can get through your day with the right relief. These 10 tricks will help you soothe the pain of intense headaches in no time without any prescriptions.

Baking soda is known to have a wide range of benefits, which cut across cleanliness, beauty, cooking, and health.

It was first used as medicine in 1924, to treat cold and flu, by Arm & Harm who found that baking soda diluted in water can avert flu and common cold, and also treat cough.

Baking soda also serves as antacid, and hence can relieve ulcer-related pains by neutralizing the stomach pH and soothing the ulcer symptoms.
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