How To Stop Smoking? Eat More Fruit

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A study recently concluded that the answer to the problem of how to stop smoking may be to eat more fruit and vegetables. Researchers of the University of Buffalo, New York monitored the lifestyle and eating habits of one thousand smokers aged 25 and over for a period of time, and found that those … [Read more...]

Alkaline Diet

Alkaine Diet

Your body can be compared to a finely tuned car or machinery. In order to keep the car going, you need to provide it with premium fuel.  This fuel can be highly correlated to what you put in your body (food you eat, water you drink). Ultimately, your body needs more alkaline food because this is the … [Read more...]

Why Cider Is Healthy (And How To Make It)

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Hurray, cider is healthy! We always knew it, but it's nice to have confirmation from science. According to scientists at the University of Glasgow, in fact, cider is as rich in antioxidants as red wine, another alcoholic beverage recognized for its health benefits. Like the latter, cider contains … [Read more...]

What’s In a Hot Dog?

What's in a hot dog?

It's tasty, filling, cheap, fast and found on every street corner... but how much do we really know about what's in a hot dog? Considered one of the most highly processed foods we can eat, the frankfurter sausage family has recently been subjected to harsh criticism after researchers visited … [Read more...]

The Dangers Of Sitting Down Too Long

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In a modern working world symbolized by the 'workstation', to which most of us are bound for most of the day, what we would certainly prefer not to be alerted about is the dangers of sitting down too long! Yet for the more undaunted of us, here it is. A research from the University of  Leicester, UK … [Read more...]

Medicinal Properties of Mulled Wine

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The medicinal properties of mulled wine, spiced wine or vin brulé have been appreciated since as far back as ancient Rome. In the Middle Ages it was made by monks in the monasteries, by heating red wine and adding various herbs and spices known for their medicinal properties, thus creating an … [Read more...]

The Wellness Boom and Natural Medicine Careers

Natural Medicine Degree Course

Over the past couple of decades we have seen a new growing awareness regarding health and personal well-being. The so-called wellness boom, consequently, is creating increasing opportunities for those interested in following natural medicine careers. Consisting of an increasing attention to natural … [Read more...]

Iridology – The Eyes Have It

Iris Chart

Iridology, or the study of the iris, is a branch of natural medicine that is based on the claim that every organ of the body corresponds to a part of the iris, to which it is connected through the nervous system. Consequently, the state of health of each organ can be assessed by examining the iris … [Read more...]

Bach Flowers for Children

Bach flowers for children

The following article was written by an expert on Bach Flower essences and homeopathy in general, and addresses a subject that is becoming increasingly popular: Bach Flowers for children. Bach Essences for Children by Shelley McQuerter Did you know there are safe, natural remedies to help with … [Read more...]

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s Disease

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Many physical and mental ailments respond well to  the well-know oriental discipline commonly called Tai Chi and Parkinson’s disease is one of those most recently discovered. Parkinson's disease causes a gradual destruction of the brain cells that produce a neurotransmitter essential in  controlling … [Read more...]

The Importance of Sleep

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These days getting enough sleep is wishful thinking. Many people think that they can get by with only a few hours of sleep a night, but the truth is that long-term sleep deprivation can lead to significant health problems. As you can imagine, not getting enough sleep can lead to chronic fatigue … [Read more...]

The Origins of Alternative Medicine

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An essential part of learning about a natural, holistic approach to health is studying the origins of alternative medicine. The following represents a very brief outline of the main types. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) This includes acupuncture, Qigong, herbal treatments, deep massage, and … [Read more...]

Lung Cleansing For Smokers

Lung cleansing

The idea of lung cleansing for smokers may be a paradox, but that doesn't make it impossible. “I can’t stop smoking but I’m worried about the state of my lungs. What can I do?” Non-smokers might be quick to reply “obviously you’re not worried enough”, but for smokers quitting can sometimes seem … [Read more...]

Liquorice and Magnolia For Healthy Teeth

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It is said that there's nothing new under the sun, and though many might dispute this, it's certainly a fact that modern science tends to struggle when it comes to discovering a natural medicine that hasn't been used for thousands of years somewhere in the world. This is the case of liquorice and … [Read more...]

Alternative versus Conventional Medicine

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When most people get sick, they look to conventional medicine for relief and healing. However, natural medicine is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a growing debate regarding alternative versus conventional medicine. What treatments are considered “conventional?” Prescription medication, … [Read more...]

Dealing With Hypertension Nature’s Way

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Conventional and alternative medicine professionals agree that an essential basic treatment for hypertension is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. According to the US Guidelines for Treatment of High Blood Pressure, in fact, all patients newly diagnosed with hypertension should … [Read more...]

What is Homeopathy?

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Today it has become practically a household word, but exactly what is homeopathy? Homeopathy an alternative medicine that follows the philosophy that you can treat an illness with some kind of substance that produces similar symptoms (the Law of Similars), but diluted thousands or even millions of … [Read more...]

Food Supplements

Food supplements

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry which has exploded in recent years. I'm sure you've seen ads, email spam, and TV commercials which promise to make you lose weight with the right supplement. The truth of the matter is that most food supplements do not help you lose weight. However, … [Read more...]

Ergonomics At Home And In The Office

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How you can start introducing Ergonomics at home and in the office today Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury caused by repetitive tasks or staying in an awkward and unnatural position for long periods of time. If you've ever known someone with carpal tunnel syndrome, and 1 in 20 Americans … [Read more...]