For people who suffer from the adverse effects of prostatitis and a number of other pelvic area related maladies, up until recently they were faced with few remedies or treatments that actually worked. If not for great strides in medicine, many people would still be in a world of pain, with little to no hope for adequate treatment or cure. One such advancement is the Wise Anderson Protocol. Before one can fully understand the techniques associated with such a procedure, an understanding prostatitis and more importantly chronic pelvic pain syndrome must first be established.

Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a medical condition in men characterized by pelvic pain in men and is different from other types of prostatitis like chronic bacterial prostatitis and acute bacterial prostatitis. It is characterized but not limited to acute pelvic pain without a urinary tract infection lasting over 3 months in duration. Pain can range from mild to excruciating. This may cause discomfort in sitting and the pain may radiate through the rectum area. A host of other symptoms may ensue such as perineum and testicular pain, as well as the bladder area. More prevalent is post ejaculatory pain, felt through the nerves and muscles and is a distinguishing factor when diagnosing CPPS as opposed to benign prostate hyperplasia or BHP. Chronis pelvic pain syndrome can often lead to cases of low libido and sexual dysfunction issues.

A Beginner’s Guide to Household Plants

Houseplants make an excellent addition to any home. As this article about the benefits of houseplants details, houseplants can improve air quality, make your home cooler during the summer months, improve health, and even relieve stress and depression. And if you decide to grow kitchen herbs in your home in addition to houseplants, you’ll see culinary benefits to your gardening efforts as well. Here is a brief beginner’s guide to growing household plants in your home.

Household Plants

Start with easy plants.
It helps, of course, to know which household plants are the easiest to maintain. Here is a look at some of the easiest plants and herbs to start with. (This article also features a helpful list of kitchen herbs you might try growing first.)

Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

We’re all looking for a way to make our personal beauty shine… as evidenced by the fact that the cosmetics industry brings in over $55 billion each year. However, sometimes the more we try, the more we’re hurting. Certain beauty regimes, especially when done too frequently, are actually doing long-term damage to our health and beauty.

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Health Is Beauty
If you’re ever tempted to indulge in unwise beauty practices, remember that simple concept. Health is beauty. Everything that we do to enhance our personal appearance has its root in making ourselves look healthy. Whether it’s conscious or subconscious, those indicators of good health are what make us appealing to others. That means clear, glowing skin, radiant hair, bright eyes, and straight, white teeth. These things don’t go out of style!

5 Must Have Herbs To Grow Before Flu Season

Flu season may still be a few months away, but now is the perfect time to start your kitchen sill apothecary. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to cure and relieve every ailment imaginable, and with the rise of natural medicine more and more people are looking to their gardens for alternative remedies. Herbal starter kits and guides are available at most nurseries and home improvement centers, with minimal space and effort needed to sustain them. Below are five of the best herbs to grow when looking to ward off flu season symptoms:


No other herb is more widely used and recognizable than mint, and for good reason. This pleasant smelling leaf packs an all-in-one punch, from freshening breath to clearing the sinuses to soothing an upset stomach. A Recent study found that applying peppermint oil to the forehead while experiencing a headache was as effective as Tylenol for alleviating pain, with peppermint's analgesic effects further able to relieve muscle pain. Peppermint is extremely easy to grow, and is ideal in hot teas, baths, and herbal balms.

The Best Herbal Teas to Drink When Fighting a Virus

When you are sick with a viral infection, staying properly hydrated is absolutely essential. Herbal teas are an excellent drink option because they can help your body to fight the virus while providing you with the water you need to survive. In addition to taking the proper medication and getting plenty of rest, these herbal teas can help you to recover quickly from any virus.

Ginger contains 12 naturally occurring antiviral compounds that help the body to fight back against invading viruses. Several research studies have also found that ginger is a highly effective cure for nausea, so it is perfect if you are dealing with a virus, such as gastroenteritis, that causes an upset stomach. If you are at risk of dehydrating because you are vomiting so much, ginger is definitely the best tea for you. To make ginger tea, try boiling raw, peeled ginger root in fresh water and then straining the tea.