Although many people who experience joint pain or digestive problems turn to prescription medications, simply consuming a balanced diet may help them reduce their need for these drugs.
Many people use aloe vera to soothe skin problems like irritation caused by sunburns, but this plant substance may have a wide range of healing abilities.
Some people are inspired by summer’s warm weather and the abundance of fresh foods available during this time of year to attempt to cleanse their bodies of built up toxins.
Many people find it difficult to sustain healthy eating habits, but some may discover that periodic cleanses help curb everyday cravings for salty or sugary foods, according to a recent article published in the Oakland Tribune.
Spring is a season that stimulates feelings of renewal and rejuvenation, as trees regain their leaves and creatures come out of hibernation. It’s no wonder that many people are encouraged to refresh their bodies during this time of year.
Excess carbohydrates and ‘comfort food’ that many individuals consume over the winter months may result in weight gain. However, when the weather warms up and people begin to swap their sweatpants for shorts, many may find that they want to revamp their diets.
Spas, hot springs and sweat lodges around the world offer "sweat wraps" as a method of detoxification and cleansing the body of harmful impurities. But do they work? Dee Anna Glaser, M.D., a professor of dermatology at St. Louis University and founding member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, a medical group dedicated to the study and treatment of heavy sweating, tells The Los Angeles Times that although sweat does contain trace amounts of toxins, trying to induce sweating to cleanse the body isn’t effective.
It’s the hottest diet craze in Hollywood and beyond, but detoxing or cleansing is for more than just quick weight loss. Natural health experts say cleansing can help a variety of common problems including feelings of sluggishness, aches and pains, and skin or digestive problems.