Chronic Pain and Osteopathy

Chronic pain is the kind of condition that does not carry a good prognosis with respect to a definitive starting or ending day. Sufferers suggest that the pain comes in waves: at times it is less pronounced while at others times it can be downright debilitating.

What remains constant, however, is the presence of the pain in varying degrees. Chronic pain is commonly managed with pain medication, but due to the significant side effects that accompany a variety of painkillers, patients are looking for other avenues as well.

Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Bread RecipeThese days, food allergies have become a real issue. Whether it is all the processed foods we eat, or the places we get the ingredients from; it is a problem for many people. So, when you want to bake some bread, but need it to be gluten free, there are recipes available. We’ll go over one here. This is a recipe for Banana Bread, and it is completely gluten free.

So, let us start with the ingredients.

First, you will need the following:

Get a quarter cup of quick cook oatmeal; this is where you avoid the gluten. Check the label and make sure it is the gluten free.

Then, you use four different types of flour. You’ll need half a cup of millet flour, three-quarters of a cup of tapioca flour, a cup of rice flour, and a quarter-cup of sweet rice flour.

Respite Care Guide

A nurse showing a mother how to care for her newborn baby
1. Who It’s For
2. Importance of Respite Care
3. Types of Care
4. Agencies and Organizations

Caring for a sick adult or a child with a disability full-time is, without a doubt, a tough job. One can be immensely overwhelmed with all the demands, whether emotional or physical, that full-time caregiving poses. That is why regular caregivers, particularly spouses, parents, or adult children, usually won’t hesitate to get temporary relief from their everyday duties.

Serious Headache Pain Causes

There are many causes for headache and migraine pain. Usually they are common problems that nearly every adult will experience. Sometimes a headache or migraine may signal a more serious condition and a doctor should be treating the patient.


Allergy patients will sometimes have headaches as their primary symptom. You can decide if your headache is allergy related by taking note of when they occur.

What did you eat that day? What strong smells were you aware of? Strong perfumes, cigarette smoke, or other inhalant can trigger a headache. Usually if the headache is because of something inhaled there is nasal congestion involved too. Nasal congestion will cause blockages as well.

Calculate Your Resting Metabolic Rate

Athlete Resting Metabolic RateWhen looking to figure out how your body is burning calories, you need to determine the minimum amount it needs to keep your heart beating, your lungs breathing, your body temperature normal, and so on – when you are doing absolutely nothing! This is known as your resting or basal metabolic rate (your BMR). It’s not something you just walk into a doctor’s office or lab and have done. But you should know how to calculate your resting metabolic rate.


What are Hiccups?

Hiccups Woman Surprisingly little is actually known about hiccups. The name itself is onomatopoeic, mimicking the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the epiglottis to close. In medicine, hiccups is known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), or singultus.

But, basically, when you hiccup, your diaphragm (and the muscles near to it) convulse, causing you to briefly gulp air. This causes the glottis to slam shut which makes the “hic” noise. Once the hiccups start, unless you can stop them right away they usually go on for what seems like forever. The record for longest bout of hiccups is 68 years(1).

Things you Didn’t Know about Night Terrors

Night Terror Sleeping BeautyNight terrors, also known as sleep terrors, sleep terror disorder, pavor nocturnus and DSM-IV AXIS I: 307.46 are a sleep disorder. Another sleep disorder known as Hallucinatory sleep paralysis (HSP) is often mistaken for night terrors because it has some similarities to night terrors.

Night terrors can run in families. They are not dangerous but what you do during the night terrors can be dangerous such as walking into objects or using kitchen appliances while not alert enough to do so safely. People have even been known to jump out of windows during their sleep.

Why GABA Weightloss Products Work

GABA and neurotransmittersNew research from scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has uncovered a role for the neurotransmitter GABA in maintaining body weight, energy balance and appetite.

Influencing body weight is a complex process, as any dieter can tell you. As science continues to investigate the brain’s intricate circuitry and its part in metabolism, we are forming a clearer concept of the multiple phenomena that lead to weight gain or weight loss.

“Body weight maintenance is made up of three basic stages,” explains Bradford Lowell, MD, PhD, senior author of the paper, published in the August 10 on-line issue of Nature Neuroscience.