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Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is growing in popularity among both healthcare consumers and medical and healthcare professionals. For the most recent research to the tried-and-true, Emaxhealth covers information on topics ranging from acupuncture to Zero balancing, herbal remedies, mind-body therapies, and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine for you and your family.

Chondroitin Beats Celecoxib in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

treatment of knee osteoarthritis

For treatment of knee osteoarthritis, you may want to consider the natural supplement chondroitin rather than the prescription drug celecoxib. According to a new study, chondroitin beats celecoxib in treatment of knee osteoarthritis because it offers benefits beyond pain relief and improved mobility.

9 of the healthiest foods in the world

healthiest foods

How many times have you heard the following statements about food? “Eat this! Do not eat this! Only eat two cups of this per day. If you do not get at least one serving of this daily, you will elevate your risk of disease.” These are statements people hear all of the time. The flood of information and conflicting ideas make it difficult to know which statements to believe. However, there is evidence and research to support the following nine natural foods that are good for you. Plus, these nine foods actually taste good.

Low testosterone must be dealt with immediately

Low testosterone

Although a lot of attention is given to female menopause, you rarely hear discussions about male menopause. Unfortunately, it is a real problem for men. Male menopause, also known as andropause, leads to a drop in testosterone levels. In addition to being an annoyance, having low testosterone levels is not good for your health. This is why it is important that men become more educated on the effects of low testosterone in an effort to remain healthy.

Fibromyalgia pain reduced by eliminating these common chemicals in food

common chemicals in food

A study from Oregon Health & Science University found that several chemicals in food can make fibromyalgia pain worse. Researchers believe that some additives in food can affect patients who have the disease. Although they focused on monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame, other studies have shown that multiple food chemicals can also have a negative impact on the health of fibromyalgia patients.

Shocking statistics about medication mistakes during surgery

A new study reveals shocking statistics about the frequency of medication mistakes during surgeries. Researchers found that half of the surgeries had some type of drug error or adverse drug event. This means that one out of every two surgeries had a mistake that affected the patient. The researchers focused on Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), but they are concerned that their findings are common in other hospitals and clinics.

Top 10 video platforms for building a membership website

Whether you are searching for health videos about a specific condition or interested in sharing your own experience with the world, online video platforms can make the process easier. You can find and build a membership website that will spread your health, fitness or other message around the world. You can buy or sell your own videos online or build a subscription site.

Ribose for fibromyalgia: Surprising benefits of using this sugar

Sugar and Fibromyalgia

Ribose is a simple sugar, and it exists in two forms, D-ribose and L-ribose, but only one of them occurs naturally. D-ribose is the common form, and it is essential for energy production in the body. Research reveals that ribose may help patients who have fibromyalgia. Although your body can make ribose on its own, some patients have found pain relief by taking additional supplements.

Low workplace air quality and your health: Why ventilation matters

Workplace air quality

As more people are spending more time indoors, the impact of air quality on their health is growing. In the workplace, low air quality can have a negative impact on both health and productivity. Whether you work in a factory setting or an office building, poor air quality can be an issue. Prolonged exposure to poor quality air can lead to both acute illnesses and chronic health conditions, and this is why it is important to learn about your rights regarding the air you breathe at work.

Calcium supplements linked to dangerous kidney stones

calcium supplement

Although calcium supplements are often recommended by doctors, a new study reveals that they carry a dangerous risk for some patients. Researchers have discovered that patients with a previous history of kidney stones are at a higher risk of developing new stones if they take calcium supplements. The new study adds to the growing amount of evidence that these types of supplements may not be helpful for everyone.

Cranberries Have Role in Heart Health, Should We Give Thanks?

cranberries have role in heart health

Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.

Why the hedge apple trend is sweeping the Midwest

Hedge Apple

Have you heard about the latest hedge apple trend? You might recognize some of its other names such as the horse apple, monkey ball, bois d’arc, bodark, bodock or Osage orange. If you are in the Midwest, then you probably know about the hedge apples. They grow prolifically in the area, and they are popular for their health and wellness benefits.

The Impact of Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis: Alternative Treatment is Not Well Studied

acupuncture for multiple sclerosis

Some people turn to acupuncture for multiple sclerosis, but use of this alternative or complementary treatment choice is not well studied. Here’s what a recent review and an additional study have to say about the use of acupuncture for relief of MS symptoms. Please feel free to share your experiences!