Pneumonia - The In-depth of the Lung Disease, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Overview

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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs' alveoli or the air sacs, leading to inflammation. The condition causes the alveoli to fill up with purulent (pus-like) fluid.The inflammation and the fluid in the alveoli are why most pneumonia patients would have fever, cough, and experience shortness of breath.The word "pneumonia" is borrowed from the Greek...
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The Healing Power of Horsetail

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Horsetail, oftentimes called joint grass, resembling a stack of upright towering green pipes, somewhat like miniature bamboo sticks. Horsetail, generally found growing in moist, rich soils, where the temperature is temperate and grows in Asia, North America, and areas of Europe. Horsetail contains the highest amount of Silicon of all known herbs; n...
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Rosacea Skin Disease - Not Your Ordinary Rosy Cheeks

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Could it be rosacea skin disease? Consistent rosy cheeks could be more than blushing. The skin rash on your face could be more than acne. It could be rosacea.What is Rosacea?It is a common chronic skin disease that causes inflammation and primarily affects the facial skin. One common onset sign of rosacea is rosy cheeks and nose. The redness can al...
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Understanding Your Thyroid Disease - How Thyroid Hormones Fluctuate

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What is Thyroid Disease?Thyroid disease is a general medical term for various disorders that result from a dysfunctional thyroid gland.Overview of Thyroid GlandThe thyroid is an endocrine gland of the glandular system of your body. The gland has a shape of a butterfly, with two elongated lobes on each side. It is at the base of your neck below Adam...
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​What to Know About Shingles Rash – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Do you know that you are at a high risk of developing shingles if you previously had chickenpox? A dormant chickenpox-causing virus is responsible for causing shingles. After your chickenpox condition resolves, the virus can then lay dormant for years, later erupting and causing shingles. Even though shingles is most prevalent in people&n...
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Weight Management, Body Types & Exercise Part 2

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Fitness is about keeping our body in a state in line with our natural form for optimal function. Genetic factors, body type, and lifestyle are core considerations for your physiological health. Fitness is a big subject! Our muscles, organs, and joints all benefit from proper weight management, while weight management can be supported by dietary cho...
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Make Work Outs Work for You – Exercise & Nutrition Tips from Island Healthworks

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Exercise is Important to your Health, but Pursue Balance & Moderation!Human beings developed the ability to handle extensive physical activity due to traditional lifestyles that included strenuous requirements to gather food and survive in challenging environments.In modern society, day to day physical pressures are often reduced, but the need ...
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Weight Loss Explained: Essential Health Facts

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Weight Loss is Important, But the Causes of Obesity Must be Addressed in the Right Manner Healthy weight management balances muscle, bone, and fat in the body."Since COVID-19 has had us locked in for these past few months, we have most likely gained a few pounds, lost some hair, raised our blood pressure, and exercised our imagination. The inactivi...
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How to Treat Your Painful Hemorrhoids Naturally for Fast Relief

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I can understand your embarrassment while trying to disclose your hemorrhoid condition to your doctor. After all, such a health issue affects one of the most private parts of your body.Nevertheless, you should not shy of it since you are not alone in such a health condition.An influential person of the old, Napoleon Bonaparte, at one point in his l...
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13 Ways to Detoxify your Body

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We share the world with billions of other people and with a multitude of industrialized nations. When you add up all of the manufacturing plants, exhaust pipes and smaller sources of toxins-like cleaning products, cosmetics, prescription drugs, plastic packaging and more-the concept of detoxifying your body has immense merit. But where do you start...
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Everything You Must Know About Mesothelioma

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Could you be living in an asbestos-exposed environment? In that case, you are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.In such an environment, you are more likely to inhale and ingest asbestos fibers unknowingly.Most of the old buildings and homes have old pipe systems made of asbestos. Others may still have asbestos roofing, although such roof...
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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) - Not an Ordinary Heart Attack

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, also known as SCAD, is a rare heart disease that is highly misdiagnosed and often leads to sudden death.Many people regard SCAD as a typical heart attack, which is a wrong assumption. SCAD is an uncommon condition that occurs instantly without prior warning. According to one 56 years old veteran heart nurse a...
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Benefits of Collagen: Protein for Healthy Skin & More

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Have you heard about collagen? Whether you're familiar with the term and what it means or not, you likely use or ingest collagen without even realizing it, and collagen benefits your body in many ways. Lotions, cosmetics, creams and supplements often contain collagen, and these products put it to work to deliver better health to your body and skin....
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An In-Depth Look at Our Endocannabinoid System

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Your body consists of an endocannabinoid system that contains natural cannabinoid receptors. It produces some endocannabinoid molecules or lipid ligands that bind to your endocannabinoid receptors. Endocannabinoids ("endo" means from within) system molecules are naturally similar to those from a cannabis plant such as THC or CBD.The endocannabinoid...
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Everything You Need to Know About A Heart Attack

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Heart disease is among the top fatal diseases in the world. The fatality figure of heart disease in the US alone is approximately 610,000 people annually.In our previous heart disease series, we discussed hypertension. Two kinds of hypertension are essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. Essential hypertension does not reveal any symptom...
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Instructive Insights for You

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What is a sudden cardiac arrest? Is sudden cardiac arrest fatal? How can I know it is cardiac arrest, and what should I do when in the situation? Get answers to many of your questions on cardiac arrest in these instructive insights.Read on to find out more about sudden cardiac arrest.Sudden Cardiac Arrest OverviewThe heart disease that can suddenly...
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Inflammation, Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention

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May is Cancer Month and Island Healthworks is highlghting cancer prevention through cellular health all month. This diet and lifestyle article addresses the connection between cancer, physiology, and organ health! Our previous cancer and cellular health article addressed cancer prevention, lifestyle, and diet. Numerous interconnected body syst...
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Stroke – Exclusive Insights and How to Restore Your Health

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​Stroke is medically known as cerebrovascular accident or CVA. Another common name for Stroke is 'brain attack.' Stroke is both a neurological (brain) disease and a cardiovascular (heart) disease.Even though three-quarters of stroke patients are over 65 years old, the disease can occur at any age.According to the U.S stroke statistics, Stroke is th...
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Cancer, Nutrition & Diet

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Cancer Prevention, Your Diet & Cellular Health This diet and lifestyle article addresses the connection between cancer, cellular health, and diet! Our previous cancer and cellular health article explored environmental conditions. Our next feature will explore the physiology and cellular health. Multiple factors affect cellular health and the or...
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Dietary Fat Choices & Your Health

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Healthy Fats Affect Weight, Cardiovascular, Skin & Brain HealthWe may try to limit fats as a threat to our beltlines. However, a selective approach must be taken to optimize health. Some compounds must be welcomed, as they are required in abundance for strong tissues, healthy skin and sound brain function. These fats are key to healthy metaboli...
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