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  • Secrets of Ayurvedic Medicine

    Much of the Ayurvedic method relies on prevention of illness. This means building the immune system's strength through diet, exercise, herbal supplements and even managing stress levels. Ayurvedic methods do address many ailments; however, and employ strategies to manage such maladies with great success...
  • The Healing Genius of Ginger

    Considered more effective than garlic or onions in the reduction of blood clots, ginger has great ability to discourage the formation of these dangerous clots... [which] can lead to heart attack or stroke. Ginger's positive effect on circulation can help the body dislodge phlegm associated with the common cold and ease coughs...
  • The Benefits of Fish Oil

    Fish oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are highly beneficial to humans in many ways. They are considered essential for the natural growth process in children and animals, they decrease inflammation that builds up in the human body by stimulating the flow of blood...
  • Simple Tips for Stress Relief

    Stress and anxiety have are suspected of contributing to everything from heart disease and stroke to obesity and diabetes. Keeping stress levels under control is good for our health, both mentally and physically, so it is important for everyone to learn some simple stress control techniques...
  • Healthy Office Snacks That Won't Pack on the Pounds

    Prepare some cut up celery or apples and smear them with a thin coating of peanut butter for a delicious and satisfying office snack. You'll be satisfying a fruit and vegetable requirement while getting some protein which should help to keep you full...
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity – how it's affecting your health

    Heavy metals are trace metals which are natural components of the Earth's crust. These metals were present in our environment in only tiny amounts until the last century, when industrial mining became common. Now heavy metals have entered our environment through the air, leached into our drinking water, and into the soil our food grows...
  • The Amazing Health Benefits of the Goji Berry

    One of the most compelling health benefits of the goji berry is its ability to protect visual health. Some of the beneficial biochemicals found in the goji berry include beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals...
  • Cleansing & Detoxification – Ultimate Education Program – Renew Life

    The topic of this DVD is cleansing and detoxification. Let's start by defining what it means to cleanse. Cleansing is generally thought of as the process of increased bowel elimination or colon cleansing...
  • Iron and a Strong Healthy Body

    Most of us are already familiar with the body building properties of iron.... Additionally, iron is essential to supplying vital oxygen to the blood, and for this reason it is an important element for young and old alike. Iron is also essential to providing us with the energy we need to make it through a busy day...
  • The Health Benefits of Green Tea

    Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, yet they do not all possess similar health-giving properties. The difference comes from the processing. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from oxidizing...
  • Living With ADHD

    The single most important thing for a child who suffers from ADHD is routine. Abruptly changing your child's routine can have dire consequences for everyone involved. A schedule becomes your very best friend - do the same things at the same time every day... this makes it easier for your child, your child's teacher, and for you...
  • Herbal Treatments for Bladder Infections

    Sandra Ketcham Bladder infections, also known as cystitis or urinary tract infections, are bacterial infections that cause painful and frequent uri...
  • Diet and Alternative Therapy For Treating IBS – Changing Eating Habits

    Products to avoid are those which are hard pressed to be classified as food in the real sense of the meaning. Chemical-laced highly-refined pseudo-foods are filled with artificial flavourants, colourants and preservatives. Flavourants and colourants are chemicals pumped into food to make it look and taste better...
  • Herbal Treatments for Athlete's Foot – A number of herbs can be beneficial

    ...take off your shoes and leave them off as long as possible. If you must wear shoes, make certain to keep your socks clean and dry to prevent the infection from returning or becoming worse during treatment. A number of herbs can be very beneficial in treating the infection as well, and some of those herbs are listed below...
  • Soluble Versus Insoluble Fiber: Which of these types of works best?

    Insoluble fiber does not absorb water and for the most part moves through our intestines undigested. Insoluble fiber is beneficial to our bodies, because it does not digest. It is recommended to many for increasing regularity, thus reducing both constipation and excessive diarrhea. Insoluble fiber also removes toxins through the colon more quickly...
  • 16 Ways to Beat the Heat – Summer is Here

    Choose bedding materials that are made of cotton and wool. Wool is famous for its temperature stabilizing effects, the result of the natural 'moisture wicking' quality of wool, which helps stabilize, and even lower your body temperature. Wool naturally warms you up in winter, and cools you down in summer, like no other natural fibre...
  • Natural Tips for Lowering Blood Sugar

    It doesn't matter if you're suffering from diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia, all of these conditions cause the blood sugar to become elevated at times. Elevated blood glucose levels are dangerous and can cause a host of complications, no matter how slight an elevation is present. Obesity, heart disease, kidney damage and eye problems are just a few of the complications...
  • Andrographis: a Newcomer in Herbal Cold Remedies

    Several studies have shown andrographis to be effective at fighting symptoms and shortening the duration of colds and flu - and it may even be effective at preventing these illnesses altogether. Andrographis has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, and has been shown to reduce fevers and promote immune response...
  • Anxiety – Nutritional Protocols & Natural Treatments

    Feeling anxious is not something you should feel badly about, as anxiety is a mood disorder, and it can be successfully treated with nutrition, drugs (if required, but I would hope that drugs would be a last resort, or an initial treatment that would give way to nutritional approaches), and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.
  • The Anti-Soy Madness – Debunking the Anti-Soy Arguments

    Soy provides a vegetarian source of quality, complete protein, without the cardiovascular risks associated with animal proteins. Feed lot beef, processed meats preserved with nitrates and nitrites (which convert to nitrosamines and are linked to cancer) and commercially produced milk and dairy may pose more significant health risks than soy.
  • The Health Benefits of Spirulina

    Spirulina is thought to have number of important health benefits, including the ability to boost the immune system, the ability to lower levels of bad cholesterol and lower overall cholesterol level, the ability to boost the function of the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal system and the ability to provide a natural cleansing by ridding the body of toxins..
  • Smart Goals – The Keys to Fitness Motivation

    Many people find that the most difficult part of their fitness program is sticking with it. Often we drift from program to program, becoming passionately dedicated to step classes one month, then Pilates or yoga the next.... The problem is motivation. The core of any personal fitness program is staying interested and, as a fitness instructor, my role is to keep my participants coming back...
  • IBS Sufferers Can Regain Their Quality of Life

    For those with IBS, these muscles contract more frequently because of a sensitivity to ‘triggers’ (certain foods, gas or stress). Food sensitivities are found in up to 1/3 of IBS sufferers. The most common allergens are dairy and wheat, while other triggers include coffee, tea, citrus and chocolate...
  • Children suffer from digestive problems too!

    Most children have picked up these same bad eating habits from their parents which leads to poor digestion. Three of the most common digestive ailments in children are gas and bloating (caused by enzyme deficiencies), constipation, and parasites...
  • Good Digestion Equals Good Health

    With a busy lifestyle... Generally, diet is the first to suffer, and a lack of proper nutrients causes the entire body to slowly deteriorate. This is where nutritional supplements can play a key role in maintaining health. A good multivitamin and green food supplement are vital if you do not otherwise eat optimally...
  • Supplements Slandered! Medical Bias Against Dietary Supplements

    The regulations proposed for dietary supplements are stricter than the requirements for over-the-counter drugs, which kill thousands of people. Dietary supplements are mistakenly linked to 150 deaths a year, but the actual death statistics list only a handful of probable deaths: typically zero from vitamins, a few from iron supplements, and maybe 5 a year from all plant poisonings...
  • New Weapons Against Inflammation & Arthritis

    People use aspirin and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) every day, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Are the new class of drugs called COX-2 Inhibitors safe and effective? Can certain dietary supplements be useful in place of these drugs? What is the comparable effectiveness and safety of NSAIDs, COX-2 Inhibitor drugs and dietary supplements...
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