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[8 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1 views]

oncologists endorse use of natural remediesAs the worldwide acceptance of alternative medicine increases, so does the number of Americans taking the responsibility of personal health into their own hands. Studies conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) reveal that more than thirty-six percent of Americans are using complementary and alternative medicine to help treat and prevent disease and enhance their quality of life.

Natural remedies are an essential component of alternative medicine, with more than 5 billion out-of-pocket dollars spent each year on herbal products in the United States alone, according to national surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As the use of natural remedies becomes more widespread and accepted by the general population, they have gained increasing respect from the medical community as well.

Recently, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists released a report regarding the use of natural remedies as complementary treatments for cancer patients. This important report centered around two commonly used natural herbal supplements, Ginseng and Flaxseed, and the results were overwhelmingly positive.

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Color, Crystals »

[8 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 2 views]

color therapyWhile most of us turn to modern medicine for answers to painful questions regarding illness, health and personal wellness, there are some of us who tend to look toward nature for long-term sustainable solutions that occasionally seem more logical and easy to implement. The ancient science and art of color therapy is one of several approaches to good health and is rapidly being recognized globally as a predominantly potent form of alternative medicine.

What is Color Therapy

Color Therapy or chromotherapy is  the ancient science and art of using the power of colors for restorative health and personal well-being. The ancient Egyptians believed that one of their gods, Thoth, was the divine originator of the method of healing with natural colors. Both the ancient Indians and the Greeks also used color to treat the weak and the infirm. Their premise was based on the hypothesis that since the human body contained fluids of different colors such as bile (yellow), blood (red) and phlegm (white), colors control the human disposition.

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Herbs For Health »

[8 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 4 views]

herbs and supplementsMany are turning to alternative medicine choices to avoid surgery or drugs that can have serious side effects. It is a good idea to do your research before taking herbs and supplements. Check with your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications to be sure that there will be no adverse reactions between your prescription drug and the herbs or supplements you intend to take.

If you are pregnant it is wise to run by your obstetrician any herb or supplement you are thinking of taking because certain herbs and supplements are contraindicated for women who are pregnant or nursing. It is best to be safe than sorry when it comes to putting anything into your body while pregnant or nursing a baby or young child. To help you with your research here are some basic facts about some of the more popular herbs and supplements.

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Headline, Heart, Blood, Circulatory »

[8 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 2 views]

high blood pressureWhat is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood against your artery walls.

When you have your blood pressure checked the reading has two numbers; one on top and one on bottom.

The top number is your systolic pressure. This is the force of your blood in your arteries when your heart beats.

The bottom number is your diastolic pressure. This is the force of your blood in your arteries when your heart relaxes in-between beats.

Normal blood pressure would be a reading of 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure would be a reading of 140/90 or higher. If you have high blood pressure you are at a greater risk of a stroke or heart and kidney disease.

Many things can cause high blood pressure including physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol use, stress and your diet. These are only a few things. Certain medical conditions and medications can also cause high blood pressure.

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