Some studies have shown that vitamin D supplements help fight respiratory infections, but some haven't. A new study published in The BMJ clarified the confusion, and identified a group of people that might be better able to fight off colds and flu with vitamin D supplements.
Lutein is a natural supplement that is popular for people who wish to improve their vision as it deteriorates with aging. This herb works with your body to greatly improve your eye sight. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will walk you through the pros and cons of lutein and make sure you know exactly what to expect before starting a course of herbs.
Tongkat Ali is a supplement taken from trees in Eastern Asia. Tongkat Ali is meant to improve energy and sexual performance. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will tell you all about this herb and what it does, as well as possible side effects and precautions that you should take before you decide to start an herbal regimine.
In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD will tell you all about the trendy supplement, Mangosteen. There has been a lot of talk about this herb curing diseases like cancer, heart disease and even arthritis. In this clip, Dr. Sahelian will tell you all about the mysterious fruit (that grows in Thailand and other South Eastern Asian countries) and what it really does. He will then tell you about any possible side effects or warnings so you can make an informed decision.
This video is about how to supplement water in the desert using a trash bag. You find a tree that is edible and not poisonous and you open the trash bag and place it over a few of the branches with leaves and seal the opening off. Then you take a little cord and tie off the corner of the bag and find something heavy to weigh the branch down. You want to make sure the corner of the bag is down so that all of the water will run down to that corner. When you feel some water in the bag you can cu...
First of all, there is no supplement or vitamin that can replace healthy eating habits. So don't think even for a second that you can indulge yourself with a Big Mac and supersize fries and toss in a vitamin or two and still be healthy.
You are sneezing and you eyes are all red and itchy, that can only mean one thing it is allergy season. Watch this how to video and learn natural home remedies and treatments for allergies from pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He shows you how to stop the allergies with a few over the counter products or even a nettle, an herbal supplement.
Suzy Cohen tells us in this video how to lower our blood pressure naturally. Believe it or not, the urinary tract is connected with our blood pressure. A dietary supplement called "Asparagus extract" is recommended. Asparagus in vegetable form is delicious when served with a little butter or feta cheese. When you take it as a supplement, you get a bigger dose. It is a wonderful diuretic, which means it makes you pee a lot. You should take it in the morning, so that you do not find yourself ru...
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), also known as oxitriptan is a dietary supplement for use as an anti-depressant, appetite suppressant and sleep aid. 5-HTP is sold over the counter so you may assume it's safe, however, there are important things you need to know before you start using this powerful supplement. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD, walks you through the process of taking this drug and what you can expect while you are on it. Be safe and make sure you don't over do it with this helpfu...
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
Yohimbe is the name of a tall African tree that has been used for centuries by the people there to treat sexual dysfunction. This herb is available over the counter and there is often controversy involving its use. Before you use Yohimbe, you should know all the facts. Watch this clip from Dr. Ray Sahelian and learn about the possible side effects and the benefits of this unique supplement.
These days, with such an intense demand for everyone to be on the go, up, productive, and "happy," it's no wonder we supplement our tired souls with a cup of coffee every morning. In fact, we know of some friends who simply don't function without that first cup...or two.
Horny goat weed is a supplemental herb that has been used for centuries to cure conditions such as liver, joint and kidney problems and is most commonly used as an aphrodisiac. This supplement is available over the counter and is said to help with erectile disfunction and a slow libido. If you are considering trying this herb, check out this clip first. In this tutorial, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD will tell you all about the risks and benefits of this herb so that you will make an informed and safe...
With all the documents ready, we need to fill our wallet with money for the travel. This video discusses various ways of filling the pocket. That is how to prepare the money for international travel. Over the years credit cards have been widely used by many travelers, which is safer than carrying cash. In this case we need to contact the credit card provider well in advance and notify them about the travel. Also we need to learn about the various fees applicable to international purchases. Th...
Learn how to take detailed photographs of outer space using a modified webcam. These are some really cool hacks & mods from a guy on youtube. Avoid the high costs of telescope cameras and supplement with an inexpensive webcam.
Constipation affects almost everyone at some time. Follow these tips to help prevent it. This how to video lends helpful advice on preventing constipation (and possibly resulting hemmeroids).
The Master Cleanse is soooo yesterday. Here are the best new ways to drop pounds fast. You Will Need:
Create teenie tiny solar robots with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine. Learn to make little teeny tiny robots called beambots that are powered by the sun! One of the great things about these little solar powered bots is that you can make them from scavenged materials. Use parts from broken electronics and bring them back to life as little robots! If you are not an expert in circuits, you will need books and pdf's to supplement this video.
Make this dish in advance and pop it right into the oven on Sunday morning. Use whole grain bread, eggs, low-fat milk, vanilla, frozen peaches, brown sugar, and cinnamon. There is nothing better than a peach French toast bake to supplement a healthy breakfast.
This video discusses helping hair grow faster using daily maintenance ideas. The presenter relays that the most important part of growing out hair is keeping it healthy. To keep it healthy, use a heat protectant if any heat tools like hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons are used. She indicates that heat, when not used to excess, will push the hair follicles to work harder and grow a bit faster. Vitamins and supplements can also support hair growth. She recommends a standard daily vita...
Patellar tendinitis is pain just below the knee cap. Patellar tendinitis treatment tips and techniques can supplement the direct care one receives from a doctor, trainer or physical therapist. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab.
Don't put up with another winter of discontent. There are simple things you can do to lift yourself out of the doldrums.
Many of us have had a bad haircut, so don't let it bring you down. Instead, use these tips to help improve your cut!
Learn some tricks that will give you an edge during your next workout or competition. This video will show you how to enhance your athletic performance naturally.
Getting a Rapunzel-like mane takes time, but you can speed things up with these valuable tips. You Will Need
Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house.
You're all kale-d out, you've had it up to here with golden milk, and you're on the prowl for the next superfood. Well, get ready for some unicellular goodness: the next superfood is an algae named Spirulina, also known as Blue Majik. (Kudos to the marketing exec that came up with that, am I right?)
Watch this video to learn how to spin to supplement your knitting projects. Use a ball bearing support spindle. It's very similar to spinning on a spinning wheel.
Watch this instructional video to learn how to make homemade pet food. All you need is chicken, rice, corn oil, and canine supplement.
I've never had a black eye, but I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple a few years ago. Believe me; it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
Greek yogurt just sounds like a fancy version of regular yogurt, but it's so much more than that if you're trying to lose weight. Greek yogurt has twice to three times the amount of protein of regular yogurt, which means you'll stay satisfied and full longer. It's also thicker and creamier, rather than than slippery and watery like regular yogurt.
In this tutorial, we learn how to gain weight after radiation therapy. Cancer patients will need a strong focus, because most cancer patients just simply forget to eat. The brain does not tell them they are hungry when sick. First, make sure to eat despite changes in taste, try to eat a well-balanced diet. Also, make sure to take a powdered or liquid weight gain supplement which will enhance appetite. Also, eat five or six small meals a day, which will make you more hungry. Changing your diet...
The evidence is mounting and is becoming indisputable: Gut bacteria play a role in strokes and heart attacks. The link may seem a little far-fetched, but cardiovascular disease may have less to do with what we eat and more to do with what chemicals gut bacteria make from the food we eat.
Are you thinking about upgrading your iPhone this year? Apple sure wants you to. Of course, that's no different than any other year, but Apple really wants you to upgrade this year. How do we know this? The rumors point to not three, not four, but five brand new iPhones in 2020, with two very different release schedules. All this begs the question what the hell is Apple thinking?
Arthur van Hoff, former CTO and co-founder of Jaunt, is taking his immersive content talents to Cupertino.
One of the major criticisms of virtual reality, and much modern technology in general, is the antisocial nature it creates. But vTime wants to overcome the isolating nature of VR headsets with a virtual hangout space for you and your friends.
Apple's iOS 8 ushered in a new way of typing with the addition of third-party keyboard compatibility. We've seen everything from keyboards with swipe gestures, customizable themes, different sizes, and even embedded GIFs. Now we've got one for all of you music lovers called AudioShot, which allows for easy sharing of music directly from the keyboard.
Even as someone with super pale skin that burns instead of tanning, I don't use sunscreen nearly as often as I should. Or, uh...ever. My skin cancer prevention routine mostly involves hiding from the sun as much as humanly possible. If you're like me and hate the greasy feeling of sunscreen, there are other ways you can protect your skin by increasing your sun tolerance. Your diet actually has a lot to do with how easily you burn, so by getting enough of a few key nutrients, you can decrease ...
Advancements in technology have made it perfectly possible to make a short film or even an entire movie with your iPhone or Android — as long as you've got the right gear. Lenses, stabilizers, tripods, lighting, microphones, chargers, and cases can make the difference between a good movie and a great film, all of which can make a great gift for those aspiring (or current) filmmakers in your life.
While the consensus among some in the augmented reality community is that the Microsoft HoloLens is the best device available at present, it also remains the most cost-prohibitive option, with the development edition costing $3,000.