Nocturia, or nycturia, is the need to wake and urinate at least once in the middle of the night. While associated with urinary urgency, it is not a condition connected with incontinence. An overactive bladder (OAB) or more serious condition may create the need to wake and empty the bladder. Those who suffer from it have described it as confusing, distressing, and debilitating. It leads to a reduced quality of life and, in worst case situations, can be fatal. Is Nocturia That Serious? Most experts agree that nocturia can seriously […]
Iodine is a naturally occurring element necessary for human growth and metabolic function. Its chemical symbol is I and its atomic number of 53 on the Periodic Table of Elements makes it one of the rarer earth elements necessary for life. Most of the earth’s iodine can be found in the oceans. What Is Elemental Iodine? In nature, iodine exists as elemental iodine or as an iodide. Elemental iodine is two iodine atoms bonded together. In this form, iodine should never be ingested or applied directly to skin or tissue. […]
The widespread occurrence of gluten sensitivity, wheat allergies and celiac disease have been well documented. Many of the related problems such as gastrointestinal discomfort (IBS), rashes, problems with nutrient absorption and bone loss have been reported and observed. Fortunately for many, following a gluten-free diet can relieve these indications and revitalize health. But, aside from digestive complaints, there may be another reason to avoid gluten — its effect on the brain.
Glyphosate, the ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most heavily used herbicide on GMO crops. In 2007 (the most recent year for which data is available), U.S. farmers used 88,000 tons of glyphosate. Not accounting for increased use, that adds up to 580,000 tons of glyphosate dumped onto our food and into our soil and water in the past six years alone.