Glucosamine is an amino acid sugar manufactured in the human body for constructing cartilage. Glucosamine is used in the prevention of arthritis and the improvement of joint health.
L-lysine is one of eight essential amino acids and is a building block of protein. It is important for good health. However, since it is an amino acid, the body is not able to produce it naturally. L-lysine must be introduced into the body through food or supplements. There are many foods rich in
The lemonade cleansing diet is also called the Master Cleanse. Some believe this diet will purge the body of toxins, help dieters lose weight and improve the function of the kidneys, nerves, arteries, blood vessels, digestive system and liver. Many health professionals, though, advise against this d
Protecting plants from disease is among the most important duties of any successful gardener. Diseases that infect plants can range from the harmless to the cosmetically damaging to the serious, in some cases even resulting in plant death. Downy mildew, for example, is a common plant disease capable
On a hot day, nibbling on ice chips may be just the way to beat the summertime heat. For some, however, eating ice is a compulsion. If you find yourself eating too much ice, or feel you cannot stop eating ice, it may be brought on by an iron deficiency. Whatever your reason to for eating ice, know
Improperly treating hazardous waste exemptions could pose a serious safety threat to your home, company and community. Although it varies for each state, proper hazardous exemption disposal is protected by law and could cost a hefty fine if ignored. According to the U.S. Department of Energy Office
When you're on a diet, whether to lose weight or for medical reasons, planning reduced-calorie meals is essential for your success. You need a low-calorie meal that is both filling and delicious, so that you don't feel deprived. Taking the time to plan your meals helps prevent overeating or making u
The raw food diet is a diet in which you don't eat anything that has been cooked above 112 degrees. Most of the food eaten on a raw food diet is completely uncooked, although many dishes use dehydrators to gently heat food to under 112 degrees. Raw food has many good qualities. Since it eliminates a
A torn meniscus is an injury that occurs in the knee. Though much of your recovery depends on the size and location of the tear, physical therapy can help speed up recovery as you learn how to increase the strength and flexibility of your knee. For optimal results, you and your physical therapist sh
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes severe, sudden attacks of pain and tenderness in the joint at the base of your big toe. Having too much uric acid in your blood causes gout, and when levels become too high, hard crystals are formed in your joints. While gout first attacks the big toe,
Kalonji oil and seeds have been used for hundreds of years for their medicinal and healing properties. These little black seeds have many names: nigella sativa, black seeds, black cumin, black caraway (English), Kalonji (Hindi) and Habbah Sauda (Arabic). Kalonji is an herbal plant that grows in Ind
Disinfectants are effective against different bacteria and viruses.bottles of cleaning product. bleach. disinfectant. image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comThere are many classes of disinfectants, so it's sometimes difficult to know which one to use for a specific task. Disinfectants are used...
Degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is the most common form of the more than 100 types of arthritis. It affects over 20 million people in the United States alone. The condition is marked by a breakdown and eventual disappearance of cartilage between a joint or joints. And while a number of co
Good nutrition habits are one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. Eating healthy at a young age promotes proper development of the body, helps prevent childhood obesity and diabetes, and instills in children a sense that some things are good for them and some things aren't. When parents tea
Good health starts with choosing nutritious foods from the five food groups.diet healthy food studio isolated image by dinostock from Fotolia.comThe foods you eat can directly affect your body's weight, energy level and resistance to chronic diseases. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Penicillin was the world's first antibiotic and saved uncounted lives after its discovery. Unfortunately, many disease organisms mutated and developed resistance to it, so researchers uncovered other drugs to fight these strains. In time even these failed to stop further mutant germs. Multidrug-resi
Breast changes affect most women during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, some breast changes may begin as early as one to two weeks after conception. For some women, changes in breasts may be one of the earliest signs that they are pregnant. Certain breast changes during p
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) environmental health and safety training is mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor. Training courses can be taken online, at workshops and seminars, or at the employer's site.