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...]

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...]

Iridology – The Eyes Have It

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Can You Withdraw From Drugs At Home?

Withdrawal

Is it possible to withdraw from drugs at home? Certified Drug Rehab Advisor Tibor Palatinus not only believes it is, but has spent years developing a system that can be followed easily, quickly and cheaply and is guaranteed (dissatisfied buyers are offered a 60-day guarantee) to help habitual users … [Read more...]

Depression and Sleep Disorders: the Chicken or the Egg?

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It is scientifically acknowledged that there is a close connection between  depression  and sleep disorders such as insomnia, but it is also a recognised fact that a lack of sleep can lead eventually to depression - so which came first, the chicken or the egg? Where exactly is the connection between … [Read more...]

What Is Bowel Cleansing?

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Bowel cleansing is a form of alternative medicine which involves removing the buildup of feces and toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. There are different ways of going about doing this and several purported benefits. The first method of bowel cleansing involves what is known as colon … [Read more...]

Biomagnetism

Biomagnetism

Discovered in 1988 by medical surgeon Isaac Goiz, Biomagnetism is an alternative treatment geared to restoring and maintaining psycho-physical health by creating biomagnetic fields at points in the body where a Biomagnetic Pair (BMP) is detected through a special screening. A Biomagnetic Pair occurs … [Read more...]

Bikram Yoga – What’s Hot About It?

Hot yoga

What makes the style of yoga originally developed in the early 1970s by Bikram Choudhury so trendy is that it's hot - but exactly what's hot about Bikram Yoga? Quite simply, it is practiced in an environment with levels of heat and humidity simulating the naturally hot and humid climate of the … [Read more...]

Does acupuncture work?

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Practiced for thousands of years in China, and now established in the Western world, today this alternative therapy, which consists in inserting thin needles into various parts of the patient's body, is universally respected - but does acupuncture work?   Practitioners believe it can cure … [Read more...]