Daily Archives: May 15, 2010


About Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is known for its exceptional antibacterial properties, according to Professor Peter Molan from the University of Waikato’s Honey Research Unit. The honey is from bees from New Zealand that feed on the flowers of manuka trees. The manuka tree is also called the tea tree, but manuka honey is not related to tea tree oil, which also has […]


Exercises to Improve Range of Motion for Tennis Athletes

Tennis is a demanding sport on the muscles and joints of the player’s body. The movement on the tennis court is start-and-stop with quick burst of sprints. The player has to run in all directions, laterally and backwards, and many times he needs to lunge or jump to hit a shot. It is extremely important for a tennis player to […]


Eye Exercises to Improve Vision

Just like strengthening muscles in the body, strengthening the small muscles in the eyes can be effective for many common vision disorders, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia (the need of reading glasses in aging eyes), astigmatism, lazy eye, crossed eye, poor night vision and light sensitivity. Eye exercises are designed to strengthen the eye muscles and teach them how to […]


Benefits of African Shea Butter

Shea tree grows wild in central and western Africa with no special needs for nourishment. Almost all parts of the tree, such as roots, bark, leaves, fruit seeds and oil have some practical use. Because of the healing properties the shea tree got its name “karite,” which means the “tree of life.” The pure unprocessed African shea butter is made […]


Men’s Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, strengthen the pubococcygeus muscles and were originally designed in 1948 by California gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel for women experiencing urinary incontinence. Research published in the Journal of Urology has shown that men also get benefits from pelvic floor exercises after a prostate cancer surgery or radiation. Grace Dorey recommends Kegel exercises to […]


Kegel Ball Exercises

Pelvic-floor exercises are known as Kegel exercises after California gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel, who in 1948 outlined a comprehensive exercise program for women with urinary incontinence after childbirth because of weak pelvic-floor muscles. Using Kegel balls, also known as Ben-Wa balls, increases the effectiveness of Kegel exercises. Pelvic Floor Pelvic-floor muscles have two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch fibers that […]


Lemon and Cayenne Pepper Cleanse

Overview The late Stanley Burroughs was a pioneer in alternative health care, although he had no medical degrees, he was known for his research of toxemia, a clinical syndrome caused by toxic substances in the blood. In 1941, he was searching for a new method for treating ulcers. He noticed that his lemonade drink successfully treated many other medical conditions, […]