Fish Oil Prevents Psychosis

Those at risk of developing psychosis appear less likely to actually develop a psychotic disorders after taking fish oil, according to a report in the February 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association Archives journals. Omega-3 fatty acids are a promising intervention in persons with schizophrenia, who…

Ginger Eases Aches and Pains

A daily dose of ginger can naturally reduce muscle pain by up to 25%, according to research by the University of Georgia. Whether you’ve overdone it on the treadmill, spent all day gardening, or simply strained yourself spring cleaning, ginger is a safe and effective way to reduce common muscle aches. What does the study…

Fibromyalgia Can Be Managed Naturally

Fibromyalgia is classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to gentle touch. Other core features of the disorder include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. There is also a significant correlation of fibromyalgia to irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. The criteria for a diagnosis…

Contraceptive Use Reduces Peak Bone Mass, Leads to Osteoporosis

(Health Secrets) Many parents wonder how to advise their daughters who are ready for contraceptives. The consequences of not using contraceptives can be life altering, but so can the consequences of using them. To make it even more complicated, recent research has shown that contraceptive use during adolescence prevents peak bone mass acquisition, leading to significantly increased risk…