Obesity and Weight Loss

Experts tell us it takes 40 days to change old habits and develop new ones. There are certain habits you MUST develop if you want to lose weight and keep it off forever. You develop new habits by religiously disciplining yourself to do the following, every day, for 40 days

Natural Cure For Arthritis

he natural cure for arthritis exists for all forms of arthritis symptoms and pain. Arthritis is considered to be the most common muscular-skeletal disorder. Most people suffering from arthritis are of the opinion that no cure for the disorder exists, so they depend on the conventional medicines to get relief from pain.

Ayurvedic Medicine: A Gift From The Gods

Ayurvedic medicine is traditional Indian medicine where mixtures of herbs and minerals are used to cure ailments. The word Ayurveda comes from Ayus which means life and Vedas which means knowledge.

Holistic Health: Empowers You With Optimum Body, Mind, and Spirit

Holistic Health refers to all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are often most apparent. When problems arise through physical discomfort or pain signals; our mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects also indicate imbalances and “dis-ease”

Exercise

Alternative medicine has historically been at the forefront of recommending exercise for good health. Now, there is a library full of information on exercise and proper diet. Books such as Dr. Phil's Diet, the South Beach Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Zone Diet

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Homemade Alternative Medicine - How To Choose

Homemade Alternative Medicine


Homemade Alternative Medicine - How To Choose

Do you need some recipes of homemade alternative medicine? As usual we use such methods of treatment in order to prevent back pain, head ache or menstrual pain. To take a pill seems to us to be harmful for our organism, while the homemade alternative medicine is natural and so on. But does this type of treatment is really safety? And the most important thing is it really effective?

Well, of course, listening to numerous alternative medicine criticism statements you start to believe that all these methods are silly and don't work. But still, why do we continue to use them? First of all, some of them really help. And critics don't argue with it, they just call it a placebo effect. A person who supposes that he is taking a medicine just takes a pills with water and he recovers... because really believes that he is taking a real pill so he has to recover. He just has no choice!

In my opinion, it doesn't matter why we recover, the only important thing is that it happens! But of course, it doesn't mean that if you are taking some poisonous substance and suppose that everything will be fine, you will recover. So, it is very important to learn all the necessary information about the product you want to buy and even consult with your doctor if it is necessary. And in such cases it is really necessary!

The other thing is that you should be consistent. If you start to use some homemade alternative medicine don't wait that it will work just the next day. These are not pills, as a rule all the alternative medicine branches offer you treatment which is based on using herbs or some manual procedures and of course, your mental condition. So, it is a long process to balance all these things.

There are a lot of homemade alternative medicine recipes in the Internet and the most part of them is just advertisement of some products. So, be careful and don't buy all weight loss pills or magic elixir from hair loss. Don't forget that every health alternative medicine branch is not just pills, but a philosophy. 

Menopause

Menopause


Menopause

Menopausal women are faced with a barrage of symptoms, both physiological and psychological. Their risk for heart disease and osteoporosis takes a jump upward during this period of life. Because of the risks involved with hormone replacement therapy and bone density drugs such as Fosamax, many women are turning to alternative medicine and natural alternatives to see them through this challenging time of life. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood fluctuations, irritability, PMS symptoms, depression and sleep problems.

To assess where you are in the process of going through menopause, your alternative medicine practitioner can order a simple saliva test available through the Great Smokies LabThe test provides hormone levels and accompanying information of great value in determining your therapy as well as monitoring the effectiveness of your therapy. It is called the “Comprehensive Menopause Profile”. The assessment is more commonly done with blood testing by physicians but you probably won't receive any recommendations beyond hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a result.

There are a number of lifestyle considerations which will assist you in your journey through menopause. You should minimize stress. Certainly, smoking is a serious risk factor. You should minimize your use of alcohol.

A commonly used and successful treatment is the herb black cohosh. If you do not get the relief from symptoms that you want from black cohosh, try adding the use of a topical natural progesterone cream. Usually, the combination of these two products will eliminate the symptoms.

There are a number of other things you can do as well. Nutritionally, one should avoid caffeine, dairy foods and high fat foods. Epidemiological studies have shown that cultures which consume high fruit and vegetable diets and especially foods rich in soy have a significantly lower incidence of hormonally related problems including menstrual and menopausal irregularities, breast, prostate and colon cancer, and osteoporosis. The foods highest in soy, in descending order of content are tofu, soybeans, tempeh, miso and soy milk. Some soy protein products have little or no isoflavone (the active ingredient) in them because of the process used in manufacture of the product. Flax seeds make an excellent contribution with their phytoestrogens (plant source, natural estrogen), fiber, and fatty acids.

The vitamins and minerals shown to be beneficial include pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, B complex, PABA, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium. For bone health, boron and ipriflavone are of benefit also.

There are a number of herbs that have been shown in the studies to be helpful in the menopausal years. They include black cohosh, chasteberry, licorice (must be glycyrrhinized), Chinese gentian root, dong quai, peony root, and wild yam root.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Health Alternative Medicine - Is It Harmful?

Health Alternative Medicine - Is It Harmful?


Health Alternative Medicine - Is It Harmful?

What can be the worst thing you can hear from your doctor? "Sorry, but I can't help you", or "Sorry, but nothing will help you"? As usual, after such a phrase some people really stop to fight while the others... try to find any decision. In my opinion, it is very inhumane to tell a person that nothing can be done. Some of us are weak and can't continue the treatment without a doctor, which embodies support and hope. Or, probably, it is right to tell a person that nothing can be done? Just pay attention to the words "I" and "nothing" in above mentioned sentences. Do you feel the difference?

Nowadays alternative methods of treatment have become very popular. Do people start to avoid to turn to the conventional medicine at all? Of course, it is not so, and as a rule people decide to follow the offers of health alternative medicine only if conventional medicine is powerless. Of course, there are a lot of critics of such methods, especially concerning alternative medicine for cancer. It is considered that health alternative medicine for such a disease can't help in any case and even precipitate death. There are different investigations according to which the patients who follow standard medical care for cancer are divided into two groups: those who follow only standard treatment and those who coincide it with health alternative medicine. Such researches show that death rates are higher in alternative medicine users than those who prefer standard methods. But what should we do with those who tell us that they survived from such a disease just following the offers of homemade alternative medicine?

Of course, we all need hope that we are able to cope with any problems in our life, but still you should distinguish the people who really can help you and those who make profits on your disaster! I don't want to say that health alternative medicine can't help you, just choose the right people. How you are able to do this? Nowadays there are a lot of advertisement of alternative medicine online, but I offer you advice to turn to the alternative medicine doctors who use alternative approaches in conjunction with conventional medicine.

But still don't suppose that your doctor don't want to help you if telling that some health alternative medicine don't work and even may be harmful for you. In any case, he knows more than you. The other question is to try to tell him that you need explanation of his thoughts so that you also understand why it is so.

Obesity and Weight Loss

Obesity and Weight Loss


Obesity and Weight Loss

There is such a confusing array of weight loss programs and books available on the market, how is a person to sort through them and determine what is best? We have the Dr. Phil's Diet, the South Beach Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, the Atkins Diet, the Zone Diet, diet pills and the list goes on. In the pages of this alternative medicine web site to follow, we will give you the general principles of weight management so you can determine the most effective program for you. An important concept you will learn about is the relationship of the adrenal gland hormones cortisol and DHEA to obesity. As you will discover, we are partial to the more middle of the road diets such as the Southbeach and Zone diets. Read on.

Researchers Discover Obesity to be Worse than Smoking, Drinking or Poverty

Researchers at the RAND Corp. recently examined the comparative effects of obesity, smoking, heavy drinking, and poverty on chronic health conditions and health expenditures*. Their astounding finding was that obesity is the most serious problem! Obesity is linked to a big increase in chronic health conditions and the spiraling rise in health expenditures. Their surprising conclusion was that obesity affects more people than smoking, heavy drinking, or poverty. The study reveals that obesity is linked to very high rates of chronic illnesses, higher than living in poverty, and much higher than smoking or drinking. Seventeen chronic health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and cancer were investigated and related to the incidence of obesity.

The findings concluded that obese individuals spend more money on both medical health care services and medications than do daily smokers and heavy drinkers. For example, obese individuals spend approximately 36% more than the general population on health services compared to a 21% increase for smokers and a 14% increase for heavy drinkers. Obese individuals spend a staggering 77% more on medications. Only aging has a greater effect and only on expenditures for medications. In other words, the obese person is old before his/her time.

Not only does obesity have more negative health consequences than smoking, drinking, or poverty, it also affects more people. Approximately 23 percent of Americans are obese. An additional 36 percent are overweight. By contrast, only 6% are heavy drinkers, 19 percent are daily smokers, and 14 percent live in poverty.

Americans are looking for a weight loss program that is reliable, medically based, and minimizes the potential for a return of the weight once the goal is reached.

*Sturm R, Wells KB. Does Obesity Contribute As Much to Morbidity As Poverty or Smoking? Public Health. 2001;115:229-295.

The 10 Top Reasons to Lose Weight

  1. You'll look better and feel good about yourself. Nothing brings a smile quicker than the loss of weight.
  2. You'll live longer and slow the aging process.
  3. With healthy body composition, the disability associated with aging is compressed into fewer years at the end of your life. ( New England Journal of Medicine, 1998) . You will enjoy more years of healthful living. This becomes especially important as you want to experience good health during retirement years.
  4. You will decrease your risk of debilitating diseases including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, heart disease, gall bladder disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and certain cancers. (See the graphs below from the Center for Disease Control NHANES study, 1999)
  5. You will improve your body composition, fat to lean muscle ratio.
  6. Your performance and stamina will increase.
  7. You will find yourself able to cope with stress more easily and effectively.
  8. Your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar will improve.
  9. Protocols that are scientifically and clinically tested and proven are now available.
  10. Nutritionists are trained in scientific weight loss. Find one and get to work.

Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

The obesity guideline from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health proposes that practitioners use body mass index (BMI) to assess patients because the index is simple, correlates to fatness, and applies to both men and women. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute proposes the following classifications of health using body mass index:

Body Mass Index Classification

Less than 18.5.Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Normal
25.0 to 29.9 Overweight
30.0 to 34.9 Obese class I
35.0 to 39.9 Obese class II
40.0 or greater Extremely obese

To Measure Your BMI Using the Chart Below:

  1. Move down the left column until you locate your height in inches.
  2. Move across the chart to the right until you find your current weight in pounds.
  3. Move up the weight column until you find your BMI.
  4. To find your target weight, refer to the health BMI range of this chart.
If your weight is outside the healthy range, begin losing weight today.


The Morbid Consequences of Obesity


  My friend, obesity is no laughing matter. As reported above, it is now considered even more serious than smoking. For the overweight person, it is time to face the facts….obesity is a serious health problem. The truth of the matter, which we have a strong tendency to repress, is that though there are no serious health consequences to obesity happening right now, it is just a matter of time. It's like hitting your thumb a very light tap with a hammer. It doesn't hurt today, and it won't hurt if you tap it again tomorrow. But if you tap it every day for years, the time will come when it is irreversibly pathologically damaged. The devastating consequences of obesity are just as subtle. What you are sowing today, you will reap tomorrow. You really don't want to experience those consequences. Not now, not in the future.

The obese person who has neglected his/her health can one day expect painful problems such as knees that hurt with every step, chronic back aches, chronic fatigue, taking cholesterol medication for life, having a heart bypass, unnecessary surgeries, not sleeping well, or sticking oneself every day with an insulin needle for diabetes. The list goes on. How does the thought of premature disability and spending the retirement years on the front porch instead of out enjoying life appeal to you? We work too hard too many years to see it all ruined by poor health brought on by obesity. If these thoughts don't fit the plan for your life, now is the time to change your life style and dietary habits . This may sound overly dramatic. But it isn't. As we said, obesity is now considered a greater threat to your health and longevity than smoking, drinking and poverty! And, the probability of it perpetrating its bleak hardships on your life is very high. There is good news. It is never too late to make changes now for a better life from here on.

If you want to look good, feel good and have your friends comment on your loose fitting clothes, act now. To be successful, you need training….training to do it properly and scientifically. You must do it differently than all the times you've tried and failed in the past.

What Being Overweight is Actually Costing You*

The Cash Rewards for Losing Weight

Being overweight costs a whole lot more money than most people think. You can convert the pounds on your hips to money in the bank for years to come by slimming down now. Long term, you will save enough money at the grocery store to take vacations, make some house payments or even buy a new car. The thousands of dollars you will save over the course of your lifetime simply by losing weight and keeping it off is really quite astounding. Consult the charts below to determine the cash savings available to you as one of the many rewards for losing weight. These charts are based upon USDA statistics which report that on the average, one calorie of food costs $.004 (four-tenths of one cent). Consequently, if you reduce your daily caloric consumption by 1000 calories, you will save $4 per day at the grocery store.









For a small investment over the next 6 months you can look good, gain your health back and save thousands of dollars in the future! It sure beats the stock market!

Reallocating Funds from Unhealthy to Healthy Habits and Weight Loss
Consult the charts above to determine the net cost of your Clinical Weight Loss program. Don't forget that you will enjoy a lifetime of savings totaling thousands of dollars, as indicated on the charts, as long as you maintain your new weight. To approximate your monthly cost, locate your weight on the “Money Saved During Active Weight Loss” chart and subtract the number in the “Savings While Losing Weight” column from the approximate amount you expect to spend on your weight loss program. This will give you an idea of the monthly net cost which, of course, you will recover many times over for years after reaching your goal. How? Because, you will never spend this much money on food again. Slim your hips and fatten your bank account by starting to lose weight now!

Choosing your Weight Loss Program

If you have a life long weight problem, you have probably tried many weight loss programs. Losing weight is very difficult and you need to make it work. The one program that makes the most sense from a scientific and physiologic view point is the zone diet or 40-30-30 method. You will find this method in the book 40-30-30 Fat Burning Nutrition available online or at your local book store. We suggest you get the book and then find a good clinical nutritionist who is expert in using the program. We also recommend a program called First Line Therapy offered to nutritionists by the Metagenics company. If you combine these two programs with the guidance of a good nutritionist, you should be successful. providing, of course, that you follow their instructions.

The Adrenal Gland Cortisol Stress Connection

Cortisol is one of the hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Cortisol was once referred to as “adrenalin”, the hormone which in a crisis enables us to do supernatural feats of strength. Cortisol is elevated any time we are under stress. The problem becomes that of long term stress causing elevated cortisol which, in turn, promotes obesity. If you are under chronic stress of any type, be it emotional or physical, work related, financial or marital, or whatever, you need to discuss it with your alternative medicine physician. It could well be the cortisol problem that has made it impossible for you to lose weight. See the links at the end of this web page for details on adrenal gland stress and other related conditions.

The Gastrointestinal Connection

Obesity very commonly is associated with a poorly functioning gastrointestinal tract, intestinal dysbiosis, malabsorption, chronic intestinal yeast infection or candidiasis, and a myriad of other digestion related problems. Your digestion may be a major factor in your inability to lose weight. Please see the links listed at the end of this page of our web site for detailed information. It is imperative that you identify GI related problems if you are to be successful in your weight loss program.

What it Takes to Succeed

Experts tell us it takes 40 days to change old habits and develop new ones. There are certain habits you MUST develop if you want to lose weight and keep it off forever. You develop new habits by religiously disciplining yourself to do the following, every day, for 40 days:

  1. Keep a food diary and calculate the total calories you consume daily.
  2. Learn to arrange your meals so the 40-30-30 ratio of calories from carbohydrates, protein and fat is accomplished each meal. You can print a food and calorie list from www.ntwrks.com/~mikev/chart1.html .
  3. Monitor your progress using a body composition analysis instrument. Your nutritionist should have this valuable instrument.
  4. Exercise.
  5. You must change your life style, FOR LIFE. Start now by developing the right habits.

What About Fat Burning Supplements and Drugs?

There are many such products on the market. They do work, they will help you lose weight. But, we don't recommend their use. Why? Because they are a crutch. They don't encourage you to change your diet and life style. Consequently, after you reach your goal, you will either be encouraged to continue on the supplements for the rest of your life, which you probably won't, or, you will gain the weight back plus a few pounds. Another problem with these products is that they cause you to lose lean body mass along with the fat. This is bad and your body will want to gain it back. Body composition monitoring by your nutritionist will help you make sure this doesn't happen.

Many fat burning supplements contain Ephedra, a substance derived from the herb Ma Huang. There is a certain risk here and it should not be used by persons on medication for heart or cardiovascular disease. Another substance in many products is the herb guarana root which is essentially a dose of caffeine. The supplements and drugs which prohibit the absorption of fat into the blood stream are particularly bad. The problem is they stop absorption of good healthy fats as well as unhealthy fats. Your body needs healthy fat just as much as it needs carbohydrates and protein. Avoid them.

The Atkins Diet

There are potential problems with the Atkins diet:


  1. Fiber is neglected. We need 25 grams of fiber a day and the average American gets about 1/2 that. Fiber is in fruits and vegetables which are minimized in the Atkins diet. Low fiber diet has been implicated as a cause of colon cancer as well as cardiovascular disease.
  2. Phytonutrients are neglected. These are essential nutritional chemicals found primarily in fruits and vegetables. See the My Favorite Supplement page of this web site for details.
  3. Glandular function may be depleted. Long-term overconsumption of protein and fat has the potential to deplete optimal function of the glands and organs responsible for their digestion. Included are the pancreas, liver and kidneys. It is established medically that high protein diets, long-term, may damage the kidneys and the connection to pancreatic damage and cancer is being investigated.
  4. It is not natural to eat large amounts of protein and fat at the expense of the other nutrients. It is devoid of many essential vitamin and mineral nutrients. Successful weight loss dictates that you plan to change your eating habits for the rest of your life. You should not plan to go a lifetime without fruits and vegetables. All nutrition authorities agree that the consumption of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is required for optimal health.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Alternative Veterinary Medicine For Your Pet!

Alternative Veterinary Medicine For Your Pet


Alternative Veterinary Medicine For Your Pet!

All we know that the pets are our best friends and sometimes we associate them with people. But is not it harmful for them? Well, of course, you should know that some products which we suppose to be very tasty are really harmful for your lovely pet. Thus you should not treat him with chocolate, nuts and beer (yes, there are people who suppose that it is really funny). But the dogs and cats as well as the other animals suffer from the same disorders as we are. Cancer, hair loss, allergy and many more. So, may the treatment for them also be the same?

Probably, I will not agree with this statement. Of course our body system are similar, but the methods of treatment vary. But there are also special alternative veterinary medicine. Some people suppose that it is only a source of entertainment for those who don't know how to spend their free time. But probably, the clinicians try to draw visitors just using such name in their advertisement. As a rule the methods of alternative veterinary medicine doesn't differ from the conventional treatment. Your dog or cat may be operated, there are the same practices concerning poisoning and parasites.

The only difference is that such alternative veterinary medicine centers offer you such services as acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic treatment, herbal medicine, and laser therapy. Everything just like in your world! But of course, the specialists are professionals in other field.

Does your lovely pet really need all these health alternative veterinary treatment or is it just a source of entertainment for you? If you find a really professional team which can help your pet to be more energetic, well there is no difference whether you prefer to turn to standard or alternative methods. Sometimes we even have no idea that our pet suffers from something. Parrots, snakes and tortoise. All these animals don't get used to live in such conditions as you offer them. So, they need the additional nutrients, humid or on the contrary dry weather. Homemade alternative medicine offers you a lot of tips concerning the location of the "house" of your pet, his nutrition and many more. Just choose the right veterinarian.

Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis

If you were asked to rank the top three most serious women's diseases world wide, you would probably place heart disease at the top. But would you rank osteoporosis second? Further, would you think of alternative medicine as the source of your osteoporosis therapy? According to the World Health Organization, the risk of hip fracture—the most painful and debilitating of osteoporotic fractures—equals the combined risk of developing cancer of the breast, uterus and ovaries! One in three post-menopausal women will suffer an osteoporosis related fracture. Fifty percent of hip fracture survivors require assisted living and 20% die within one year. Truly, osteoporosis is a very serious health issue at a time in life when a person really wants to remain independent as long as possible.

  • Being primarily though not exclusively a women's problem, osteoporosis does occur in certain people who are more at risk. The risk factors for osteoporosis include:
  • Female past menopause
  • Small stature and frame
  • Caucasian or Oriental
  • History of smoking
  • Long term use of Prednisone
  • Mother of sibling history of osteoporosis
  • History of hysterectomy without hormone replacement

If you have the risk factors for osteoporosis, there are some immediate steps you should take to assess the density of your bones. The first is a DEXA scan of the hip and spine which is a type of x-ray that measures bone density. Most hospitals and some clinics have a DEXA machine. Ask your doctor. A second excellent test is a bone resorption test. This is a test which measures the end byproduct chemicals of bone loss in a urine sample. The nice feature of this test is it measures the rate at which you are losing your bone density. It can be used as a baseline and later, as a follow-up test to assess the effectiveness of your calcium supplements or other bone building program.

There are a number of issues regarding calcium and bones. The first is milk. Milk is a highly touted source of calcium. The problem the dairy industry fails to mention is that the calcium in milk is not very bioavailable. This means you can drink it but your body may not absorb it. Another problem with milk as a calcium source is its high protein content. High protein foods such as milk tend to actually pull calcium from your bones. This is because of the acid level of milk and other high protein foods. Your body uses calcium to neutralize the acid ingested from high protein foods. An analogy would be when we use baking soda from the kitchen to neutralize acid buildup on the terminals of the car battery. The baking soda neutralizes the acid. In the case of the body, calcium is used to neutralize acid foods and maintain a constant pH of the blood. When you consume highly acid foods including milk, the body will pull calcium from the bones if necessary, to maintain the proper pH of the blood. Years ago, the milk industry advertised that milk will build strong bones. That is known to be highly questionable and you no longer see those ads.

The next confusing issue is calcium supplements. Listed below are calcium supplements from the best to the worst in order. As is the case with all supplements, you get what you pay for. A questionable practice is the marketing of antacids as a calcium source. There are two problems here. First is the bioavailability of the primary antacid ingredient, calcium carbonate. It is one of the cheaper, least effective forms of calcium and unless taken in the presence of adequate stomach acid (aren't antacids supposed to reduce stomach acid?) as in taking it with a meal, it is not good as a calcium source at all. Minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, etc. also require adequate amounts of stomach acid to be absorbed. Get this…. 40% of people past age of 60 are already low on stomach acid! So what sense does it make to take antacids as an alleged source of calcium? Antacids simply lower stomach acid levels. When 40% of women of menopausal age are already low on the acid necessary to properly absorb calcium why make the situation worse? Concerning which calcium to buy, you get what you pay for. The best deal is the supplement that does you the most good. After all, the most expensive supplements of all are those that don't work! Below are calcium supplements listed from the best to the worst:

  • MCHC (Microcrystalline Hydroxyapetite)
  • Calcium chelate
  • Calcium citrate
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Bone meal
  • Oyster shell

One additional supplement to be considered in conjunction with calcium is a hydrochloric acid supplement. It may be helpful in the absorption of calcium supplements which are, at best, 25% absorbed.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Alternative Medicine vs Conventional Medicine Info

Alternative Medicine vs Conventional Medicine


Alternative Medicine vs Conventional Medicine Info

Have you ever tried to turn to alternative medicine? Some people even don't want to confess that they use this kind of treatment while the others on the contrary, try to agitate everybody by their example. But do you believe in alternative medicine efficacy?

As a rule, the most part of representatives of conventional medicine are against of any kind of alternative treatment. One of the main arguments is the lack of scientific researches in this field. To be precise, there is no researches at all, which will be able to confirm the alternative medicine efficacy. But still, why so many people believe in all these kinds of treatment?

First of all, we all need hope. And alternative medicine promises everybody that she can recover. So, that's why alternative medicine for cancer is so popular. Where the conventional medicine has no power to do, the alternative medicine offers a lot of different recipes. And won't you believe if someone tells you that there is a treatment for your horrible disease?

But there are a lot of people who has no disease at all, just several symptoms that's all, and still they turn to the alternative medicine centers. What are their reasons? If you investigate the alternative medicine branches, you will find out that the most part of this kind of treatment is painless and sometimes even pleasant. I mean different aroma massages, aromatherapy on the whole, color therapy and yoga. Isn't it interesting for you to learn more about such practices and even try them?

Of course, there is nothing harmful if a person needs the things which will be interesting for her and help her to have a good time. But we are talking about alternative medicine doctors who promise the cure for people who really suffer from their disorders. Who is right: the doctors who rely only upon investigations and believe that only proved treatment can be used, or the others who ensure us that everything depends on a person and that her believe and the knowledge of our predecessors will help?

In my opinion, there are drawbacks in both conventional and alternative medicines. Different speculations in order to make some cure approved by various committees, inhumane attitude of some doctors to their patients, red tape and many more. A lot of charlatans, who promises everything and really may offer you the things which are harmful for your organism, lack of information and just no guarantee. All these really don't add credibility to the people whom we trust our health and... life.

But don't tell me that you have no choice or something like that. The alternative medicine is right in one very important thing. Everything depends on you! What a doctor to choose, whom to believe and on the whole whether something should be done or not. The other thing is to learn everything properly and feel the difference between the people who just earn money on you and people who can really help you!

Alternative Medicine Regulation Drawbacks

Alternative Medicine Regulation Drawbacks


Alternative Medicine Regulation Drawbacks

The problem of alternative medicine regulation appeared not so long ago. Or probably on the contrary it has existed for many centuries. 

Every time when something new appeared (whether it will be a new cure for heart diseases or just some diet) people start to negotiate it and find the drawbacks. Of course, such alternative medicine criticism may even help people to understand what is right for them and what things they should avoid. But still the alternative medicine regulation is not perfect, because there is no bill, concerning different alternative medicine centers and cures.

Every person is able to choose the kind of treatment that he wants, and no one can force him, but sometimes we need a piece of advice from our doctors. And as a rule, we may just listen to simple "No, it is out of the question!" and even get no no explanations. But a person who is eager for any decision of his problem may even not to listen to such advice and visit alternative medicine centers at any case. The other thing is that some things can be harmful for him, but a doctor doesn't talk with him about this.

So, the lack of information or just the information which is based on scanty judgment (only negative or positive) are the main problems of alternative medicine regulation. I don't want to tell that alternative medicine is not efficient, but there are such cases when it was really harmful for a person. So, for example, probably all of us know about the good influence of Echinacea which is famous by its ability to boost the body's immune system and ward off infections, particularly the common cold. But do you know that this plant is harmful for those who suffer from cancer? Just like this Echinacea boost the immune system, it also boost the cancer cells development.

Well, there is no decision of this problem and probably it will appear not very quickly. The only thing we can do is to provide all the patients and just the people who don't suffer from different disorders, but still want to improve their health, about the advantages and drawbacks of alternative medicine, because there can't be only negative influence of this kind of treatment. Nobody will believe in such things when so many people tell that this kind of cure really help them.

Does your child have a Ritalin deficiency? Do you have Attention Deficit Disorder?

Does-your-child-have-a-Ritalin-deficiency-Do-you-have-Attention-Deficit-Disorder


Does your child have a Ritalin deficiency? Do you have Attention Deficit Disorder?

The alternative medicine approach to ADD, ADHD and adult ADD is quite different than what you will find in the traditional medical office. In the medical office, you will receive drugs such as Adderall or Ritalin. In alternative medicine, you will likely be tested for such things as food allergy and treated with non-prescription yet equally effective food supplements and dietary modification. Though Adderall and Ritalin have their place with attention deficit disorder, you will find them to be greatly over-prescribed as we will discuss below. Please also visit our Headlines and News.

The discussion to follow focuses on childhood ADHD. Adult ADD and adult ADHD are similar in nature and the principles you read below apply to the adult ADD and adult ADHD sufferer as well.

If we were to subscribe to the current medical thinking, children who suffer from ADD ADHD are all deficient in Ritalin. Of course, we know this to be absurd. But, if they're not deficient, what is the CAUSE of this pervasive developmental disorder? What is happening with a culture such as ours where prescriptions for the drug increased 600 percent in the decade of the 90's and in some schools 20% of the students are medicated with it? The US consumes five times more Ritalin that rest of the world combined.

The chemical composition of Ritalin is that of an amphetamine or "speed", very close in structure to cocaine. It has become an easily obtainable drug of abuse. It is in the top 10 controlled drugs stolen from pharmacies and doctor's offices. Children sell their medication to classmates who crush and snort it like cocaine. There is even some controversial evidence that prescription Ritalin use may contribute to long term juvenile delinquency and illegal drug abuse.

It is not our purpose here to discredit Ritalin but rather to put things in perspective. In some cases it is the only choice. Happily, there are excellent alternatives to Ritalin that most physicians are not aware of. Our purpose here is to stimulate your thinking to the possibility that our society is not correcting the cause of ADD ADHD but rather is simply drugging it into submission.

With that said, let's address the known contributing causes of ADD ADHD. Those known causes, any of which may singularly or in combination with others contribute to development of ADD ADHD include:

  1. Food Allergies
  2. Improper Diet Mineral Deficiencies
  3. Fatty Acid Deficiencies
  4. Amino Acid Deficiencies
  5. Vitamin Deficiencies
  6. Yeast Overgrowth
  7. Food Additives
  8. Lead Toxicity
  9. Poor Parenting
  10. Social Factors
  11. Antibiotic Overuse
  12. Over-consumption of sugar and junk foods

Of the list above, the most commonly overlooked by physicians, educators, and parents are food allergies, yeast overgrowth, antibiotic overuse and improper diet. If you would like to see if your child may be experiencing any of these problems, you can complete an online Comprehensive Health Assessment for your child. In our clinical experience the information gained from the assessment has been a valuable yet inexpensive way for parents to uncover hidden contributing factors their child's ADD/ADHD. The web site for the assessment is listed at the end of this ADD/ADHD section.

Food Allergy and ADD ADHD and Adult ADD


There are two sets of symptoms whereby allergies and specifically food allergies manifest themselves in children. The two sets are "tension" and "fatigue". Combined, they are referred to as the "Allergic Tension-Fatigue Syndrome". Almost invariably, these children will exhibit a pale "washed out" skin color, dark circles under the eyes and stuffy, runny nose, Many times they will also exhibit sweating, stomach aches, leg aches, headaches and bed wetting.

The "tension" symptoms include hyperactivity, clumsiness, poor dexterity, inability to relax, oversensitivity, insomnia, and sensitivity to light and noise. The "fatigue" symptoms include tiredness, achiness, sluggishness, inability to concentrate and irrational behavior. These symptoms can all, in one way or another, be a result of food allergies.

The most common offending foods are all dairy products, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, citrus, eggs, chocolate, peanuts, artificial colors, flavoring, and preservatives.

Food Additives and ADD ADHD



The pioneering research relating ADD to food additives was done by Dr. Ben Feingold. He found that in some cases food additives, preservatives and colorings will trigger ADD/ADHD. There are blood tests offered by ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies, Inc, medical lab (see the Laboratories page on this web site) to identify these sensitivities. Otherwise, you can read packaging labels and eliminate all additives from your child's diet and watch to see if there is an improvement. If you observe improvement after four or five days, you can then add back the additives one by one, one day at a time and see which one(s) causes a return of hyperactivity. There are thousands of additives and not all are clearly identified which makes your job of identification really complicated. Sometimes the food label will simply say "coloring" or "flavoring". This makes your job of identification more difficult. Otherwise, look for terms such as "yellow no. 5", "BHA" or "BHT". Any big word on a label which you don’t recognize is probably a chemical additive. If you find additives to be a problem you may want to see a physician who specializes in desensitizing children of allergies of this type.

Lead


Surprisingly, even in this day of lead free paint and gasoline, lead is still a common toxic metal in our environment. In fact, some states even recommend that all children be tested for lead. Children put things in their mouths and we sometimes don't recognize the potential lead exposure. The main sources are:

  • Paint applied before 1977
  • Auto exhaust in areas near highways
  • Soil near highways
  • Galvanized water pipes in older homes (This is a MAJOR source of heavy metal intoxication, not only lead but cadmium and others).
  • Industrial sources such as battery factories, lead smelters, etc.
  • Metal jewelry of all types contain surprising amounts of lead
  • Hobbies utilizing lead such as fishing sinkers and bullets
Long term lead toxicity can be tested by a simple hair analysis. Lead poisoning is detected by urine or blood testing. Any alternative medicine practitioner will know how to do these tests for you. It is important to know that urine and blood testing are only accurate in cases of more recent lead exposure. Only the hair will disclose longer term toxicity. Many traditional physicians don't understand this difference so you may have to see an alternative medicine or environmental physician to test your child. Confirmation of heavy metal toxicity is done by what is called a "challenge" test. Please see the Toxic Metals page of this site for further details.

Diet and Food Supplements


There have been several studies which showed that children with ADD/ADHD have low levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are a form of fat found primarily in ocean fish oil and flax seed oil. Other studies found that when supplemented with omega 3's ADD/ADHD children improved in their symptoms. These supplements can be found at your health food store.

Glyconutrients


Glyconutrients are a rapidly rising star in the world of alternative medicine. There are a number of good studies and many anecdotal reports and case histories reporting the effectiveness of glyconutrients in dealing with ADD/ADHD. For valuable information please visit the Glyconutrition Links. We strongly urge you to make a study of glyconutritionals and the benefit they may offer your child.

Diets low in allergenic foods and supplemented with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins, especially vitamin B6, gave a favorable response in hyperactive children as reported in the Lancet medical journal. However, I strongly recommend that you pursue the yeast, toxins and allergens potential before rushing out and starting your child on these supplements. Try to identify the CAUSE first.

There is emerging scientific evidence that "chemical imbalance" can be a problem. This involves the neurotransmitters of the nervous system including serotonin and others. If there is a neurotransmitter problem it can be treated with non-prescription amino acid therapy. Ask your alternative medicine physician about this if everything else fails.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Alternative Medicine Popularity - Pros And Cons

Alternative Medicine Popularity - Pros And Cons


Alternative Medicine Popularity - Pros And Cons

Acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, naturopathy and yoga. All these and many other health alternative medicine are generally used practices nowadays. But what is the secret of alternative medicine popularity?

As usual it is supposed that such methods are painless in comparison with standard methods of treatment. But what can you tell me about acupuncture? Yes, of course, there is no pain during this procedure, but still some people really don't like needles! Or do we just adore everything new and different alternative medicine centers are just like sport clubs for us where we can enjoy our time and realize that it is in favor of our state of health?

Notwithstanding the reasons of alternative medicine popularity, probably, all of us want to look and feel great, while different practices offer you not only various recipes for making your body healthy, but also pay attention to your mental state. The alternative medicine origins are such countries as India and China. The countries where religion plays very important role in social life and as usual is based on interaction of nature, human being and energy.

Bad ecology and stresses provoke different disorders in our organisms and as usual people don't want to use chemical medicines in order not to aggravate their illness. Thus allergy, blood pressure, depression and other psychosomatic symptoms are cured with the help of alternative medicine. First of all, it is better to know that all the medicine are natural and can't be harmful for your organism. The other thing is that there is something mystical in such things and as a rule people want to believe everything unusual. Different energies, unknown capability of our organism and brain in particular, the secrets of smells and many more. All these are really interesting knowledge and nowadays the question of alternative medicine popularity is rather more important for doctors who also want to qualify concerning such themes.

And it should be said that notwithstanding the criticism from some representatives of conventional medicine, more and more medical colleges have offered the courses in alternative medicine. So, probably the question of alternative medicine efficacy will be settled just the time when the professional doctors start their practice.

Ovarian Dysfunction, Menstrual Irregularities

Ovarian Dysfunction, Menstrual Irregularities


Ovarian Dysfunction, Menstrual Irregularities

Ovarian problems including ovarian cyst and PMS are often amenable to alternative medicine protocols. In fact, there is a strong movement toward more natural, non-drug forms of hormone replacement therapy and other issues relating to the female hormone cycle. With this trend well underway, it is imperative that a woman have an understanding of clinically relevant assessments of hormone function. We recommend that any person who falls in this category have her health care professional consider performing the Female Hormone Profile from Great Smokies Lab. See our Laboratories page, the link is below. It is an excellent method of assessment of the female cycle for a 30 day period of time. It is done on saliva samples which greatly simplifies the specimen collection process. The results of the test will guide your physician in the proper alternative hormonal therapies for you.

One problem that is often overlooked in hormonal related difficulties is that of liver and adrenal function and more specifically, abnormally LOW cholesterol. Estrogen and progesterone are synthesized from cholesterol by the ovaries and adrenal glands. (Notice the same root word “ester” in cholesterol, estrogen and progesterone). It is not uncommon for women with serious hormonal imbalances to experience dramatic relief with simple nutritional supplementation support for the liver and adrenals. Cholesterol and other blood fats should be assessed by your physician with this thought in mind. Even though it may be considered within the “normal” range, any cholesterol reading below 140 should be considered as suspect and cholesterol readings below 100 should be seriously investigated. Your body needs that cholesterol, it's not all bad.

Supplements which are beneficial for liver support are taurine, vitamin B6 and B complex and magnesium. The adrenals are usually supported by pantothenic acid and glycyrrhinized licorice.

Nutritional supplements which have shown in studies to be beneficial for difficult menstrual periods include niacin, 100 mg twice daily. Niacin will cause a sometimes uncomfortable flush which if a problem for you, ask your nutritionist about inositol hexanicotinate, a relative new product which does not cause the flush. Other supplements which may be beneficial are vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids, particularly Evening Primrose Oil.

Heavy flowing menstrual periods have been benefited by supplementation with vitamin A, 25,000 I.U. twice daily (don't take more than this without professional supervision), vitamin C and bioflavonoids, and iron.

Herbal supplements which are beneficial for menstrual irregularities include chasteberry (vitex), dandelion root, burdock root, crampbark, dong quai, ginger root, wild lettuce leaf, peony root and nettle leaf.

Nutritionally, one should avoid caffeine, dairy foods and high fat foods. Epidemiological studies have shown that cultures which consume high fruit and vegetable diets and especially foods rich in soy have a significantly lower incidence of hormonally related problems including menstrual and menopausal irregularities, breast, prostate and colon cancer, and osteoporosis. The foods highest in soy, in descending order of content are tofu, soybeans, tempeh, miso and soy milk. Some soy protein products have little or no isoflavone (the active ingredient) in them because of the process used in manufacture of the product.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)


 Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is described as a group of symptoms that include abdominal bloating, headaches, mood swings, irritability, poor sleep patterns, and other complaints occurring during the mid-phase of the menstrual cycle. With the onset of menses, the symptoms usually disappear. Progesterone deficiency, increased estrogen, or estrogen/progesterone imbalance can all trigger PMS. You will be happy to learn that alternative medicine offers a number of nutritional and lifestyle protocols which can benefit you in dealing with PMS. A number of the dietary weight loss books have some information beneficial for the PMS patient. These include the Dr. Phil's Diet, the Southbeach Diet and the Mediterranean Diet. We like the South Beach and Mediterranean approach but we do not recommend the Atkins Diet for PMS patients. More information on these diets is found in the Obesity pages of this web site. The candida diet or yeast diet is frequently beneficial for PMS patients. Please visit the yeast pages of this web site. You will find the links at the end of this discussion.

There is a strong movement toward more natural, non-drug forms of hormone replacement therapy. With this trend well underway, it is imperative that a woman have an understanding of clinically relevant assessments of hormone function. Any person who suffers with PMS can have her health care professional consider performing the Female Hormone Profile from Great Smokies Lab. It is an excellent method of assessment of the female cycle for a 30 day period of time. It is done on saliva samples which greatly simplifies the specimen collection process. The results of the test will guide your physician in the proper hormonal therapies for you.

One problem that is often overlooked in hormonal related difficulties is that of liver and adrenal function and more specifically, abnormally LOW cholesterol. Estrogen and progesterone are synthesized from cholesterol by the ovaries and adrenal glands. (Notice the same root word “ester” in cholesterol, estrogen and progesterone). It is not uncommon for women with serious hormonal imbalances including PMS to experience dramatic relief with simple nutritional supplementation support for the liver and adrenals. Cholesterol and other blood fats should be assessed by your physician with this thought in mind. Even though it may be considered within the “normal” range, any cholesterol reading below 140 should be considered as suspect and cholesterol readings below 100 should be seriously evaluated. Your body needs that cholesterol, it's not all bad. Supplements which are beneficial for liver support are taurine, choline, vitamin B6, B complex and magnesium. The adrenals are usually supported by pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and glycyrrhinized licorice.

Premenstrual Syndrome can be divided into four subgroups referred to as PMT-A (“Anxiety”), PMT-D (“Depression”), PMT-C (“Craving”), and PMT-H (“Hyperhydration”).

PMT-A is typically characterized by nervous tension, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and insomnia. It is accompanied by elevated estrogen and low progesterone. Vitamin B6 has been shown to be helpful in restoring hormonal balances. Commonly, the patients are consuming excessive dairy products and refined sugar.

PMT-D is typically characterized by depression, forgetfulness, crying and confusion. Interestingly, some patients with this problem exhibit high levels of lead in the hair. Hormonal levels should be assessed.

PMT-C is characterized by craving for sweets, headache, increased appetite, heart pounding, dizziness or fainting and fatigue. It is associated with intolerance for sugar and magnesium deficiency.

PMT-H is associated with water retention and weight gain, swelling of the extremities, breast tenderness, and abdominal bloating. Vitamin B6 and vitamin E help with the symptoms. Nicotine should be avoided.

Nutritionally, in all types of PMS one should avoid caffeine, dairy foods, high fat and restrict the use of salt. Epidemiological studies have shown that cultures which consume high fruit and vegetable diets and especially foods rich in soy have a significantly lower incidence of hormonally related problems including menstrual and menopausal irregularities, breast, prostate and colon cancer, and osteoporosis. The foods highest in soy, in descending order of content are tofu, soybeans, tempeh, miso and soy milk. Some soy protein products on the market have little or no isoflavone (the active ingredient) in them because of the extraction process used in manufacture of the product.

Supplements which have been shown to be helpful include vitamin B5, B6, Magnesium, vitamin A (in large doses under medical supervision only), vitamin E and Omega 6 fatty acids, particularly Evening Primrose Oil. The most commonly used herbal supplement is Chasteberry (vitex). Other herbs commonly used in hormonal problems include cramp bark, salvia root, ginger root and licorice root. Consult with your alternative medicine practitioner for guidance in taking herbs.

The Metagenics company has an excellent line of woman's health products specifically formulated for problems such as PMS. Ask your health practitioner to show you their product “Fem Premenstrual”.

Alternative Medicine Origins Information

Alternative Medicine Origins Information


Alternative Medicine Origins Information

Who knows all the secrets of alternative medicine? Why this type of treatment is called alternative and conventional medicine doesn't approve it? Who were the people who presented us this knowledge? And whether they were at all.

The day of alternative medicine origins can't be indicated. Just because there are a lot of various practices and all of them have different alternative medicine origins. Of course, the motherland of the most part of health alternative medicine can be called such Oriental countries as Japan, China and India. These countries even licensed some alternative medicine branches and such subjects as Naturopathy, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and many more are in the curriculum of their students.

As a rule, the most part of people consider that the alternative medicine origins are dated to many, many centuries ago, and are based on knowledge and practices of our wise predecessors. But there are a lot of alternative medicine branches which appeared not so long ago. Just in the last century. And its motherland was not Oriental countries. Such Naturopathy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic are originated in the United States. The same thing is Pilates which also was developed in the early 20th century.

But if you read attentively about all these practices, you will find out that their alternative medicine origins are mainly based on a philosophical and theoretical foundation, which is the key element of all Oriental practices. The unity of body and soul, several principles which should be followed during the treatment (don't worry, don't be angry, forgive everybody, try and be happy), consistent work and believe that you will recover and everything is possible. All these inhere to every alternative medicine origins.

By the way, though some of the above mentioned principles may seem to be not very efficient for some people, it should be said that even representatives of standard methods of treatment also agree that believe and good mood are the most important things for the recovering of a patient. Notwithstanding all the definitions of this phenomenon, those who really believe in their recovering and do something for this have more chances than a person who suppose that nothing can help him. So, notwithstanding the type of treatment you choose, the most important thing is your attitude to everything in this life... and of course, you also should do something.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Alternative Medicine Online Review

Alternative Medicine Online


Alternative Medicine Online Review

It can be asserted that about 56% of women have ever tried health alternative medicines. As usual these are very popular now yoga, pilates, acupuncture and aromatherapy. But all these alternative medicine online are just like a kind of entertainment which on the other hand is also good for your good mood and state of health. Pay attention to the word "entertainment" and don't be too serious concerning alternative medicine online.

No, I don't want to tell that such kinds of treatment are not efficacy or something like that, but all this is true only for the reliable alternative medicine centers. And what can we find looking through alternative medicine online offers? In my opinion, the most part of all these information and propositions should not be taken into consideration! I mean it really may be even harmful for you to follow all these recommendations and theories if you struggle with some serious illness, such as cancer or tuberculosis.

But what can be said about the cases when alternative medicine for cancer helps and people recover? First of all, I am not a follower of alternative method criticism and I really believe that these methods may be in your favor. But I don't believe advertisement of alternative medicine online. All these testimonials may be created by people who even have never had all these disorders they are talking about. And the most important thing is that such an alternative medicine online should not be harmful for you!

The other thing is that all these techniques are the best source for your entertainment. Will not you agree with me that it is more interesting to do yoga or pilates, than just ordinary physical exercises. Moreover, such alternative medicine online are appropriate for people who want to relax and at the same time to have strong muscles without great exercise stress when it seems that your heart just will stop if you continue.

So, before choosing the alternative medicine branch online, read more about it and even probably consult with your doctor so that you will be sure that such a treatment is not harmful for you. And don't forget that everything you do is just for your good state of health, so with the first signs that this type of alternative medicine online is not for you it is better to stop to follow it.

Teeth cleanser in Ayurveda

Teeth-cleanser-in-Ayurveda


Haritaki, botanical name is Terminalia Chebula.

It is also found in the classical text in Hindi as Hara,in Bengali,Arab,Halilaj and in Urdu Haejarad.

It's a fruit from a large tree. It is native to India from one end to the other. In the database on Medicinal Plants used in Ayurveda Volume Three there are nineteen actions recorded.

It has has the taste qualities of sweet, bitter,astringent and sour.

Ayurvedic research exclaims the fruit as a rasayana. it cleans the subtle body channels. It has bitter and and hot potency so it increases the enzymes of the tissues. It breaks down the sticky tissue that blocks the channels and allows the nutrients to enter into the tissue. In India it is used as a teeth cleanser and a herb used to strengthen the gums.

The fruit is also called Shiva. Lord Shiva the third God in Hindu Godhead Trinity. Shiva is the diety of the people. Shiva has eight qualities: independence, purity,self-knowledge, omniscience, freedom,boundless and bliss. Invoke Shiva when taking it gives the fruit the added power of Shiva power

Taste Receptors Recognize Sweet, Sour, Pungent, Bitter, Salty Healing Herbs and Spices

Taste-Receptors-Recognize-Sweet-Sour-Pungent-Bitter-Salty-Healing-Herbs-and-Spices


Taste Receptors Recognize Sweet, Sour, Pungent, Bitter, Salty Healing Herbs and Spices

Taste Receptors on the tongue number in the 9000's. The taste buds pick up the molecules of taste and awakens the taste receptor. Taste receptors send nerve signal unique to that taste and those chemicals to different chemical functions in the brain. Taste Therapy is a powerful tool in healing your whole system.

Sweet, Sour,Salty, Pungent, Bitter and Astringent are the potent taste that are picked up by the 9000 taste buds and converted to powerful nutrients that feed the mind-body.

Your kitchen cabinet is also your medicine cabinet because everyday foods, herbs, and spices can have medicinal as well as nutritional properties that start with taste.


  • Vata Types are balanced by eating predominant sweet,sour,salty.
  • Pitta Types are balanced by eating sweet, bitter and astringent.
  • Kapha Types are balanced by eating pungent, bitter and astringent.


COMMON Examples of:


  • Sweet tasting foods: Sweet: sugar,* milk, butter, rice, honey, bread
  • Sour: yogurt, lemon, cheese
  • Salty: salt, seaweed, soy sauce, pickles
  • Pungent: spicy foods, pepper, ginger, cumin
  • Bitter: spinach, other green leafy vegetables Astringent: beans, pomegranate


*Refined white sugar is to be avoided by all the doshas

Sucanat, a new product made from the juice of organic sugar cane, is acceptable.

Second, certain herbs and spices are stronger and have more pronounced effects on the mind-body; these are used medicinally for short periods of time to balance the doshas.

Ayurveda has its own unique view of herbs and spices and how they work. Herbs are thought of, first of all, as a kind of concentrated food.

In Ayurveda herbs and spices are regularly consumed in cooked foods and as flavorful teas.

Thus you can easily integrate them into your life. Based on the results of the self-assessments in You can use herbs on a daily basis to help balance your doshas, and energize, sustain, and strengthen vitality, enliven the mind, rejuvenate the tissues, and strengthen the immune system.

What you ingest therefore can have a profound effect on your health. Taste Receptors for specific foods help you know what foods you should emphasize or avoid, as well as herbs and spices you should keep on hand and use to gently balance the three doshas.

Some items can be used every day, and for long periods of time. Others are appropriate for specific periods, such as short-course taste receptors therapy to calm vata, the leading dosha, or increase agni, the digestive fire that is the cornerstone of Ayurvedic health.

Remember to give yourself time to adjust to these new tastes in your life. Often when things don't taste good, it's because you've become habituated to a limited palate. Introducing all six tastes, in proportions appropriate for your dosha, restores your true metabolic alignment.

Ayurveda in Daily Life Ayurvedic Nutrition Promotes Vitality, Longevity, Spiritual and Mental Health



Ayurveda in Daily Life Ayurvedic Nutrition Promotes Vitality, Longevity, Spiritual and Mental Health

Ayurveda in Daily Life

Ayurvedic Nutrition Promotes Vitality, Longevity, Spiritual and Mental Health

Ayurveda in daily life recognizes the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit. That's why knowing your body type(dosha) is so important.

For example, if you are heavy with a slow metabolism you need a certain daily practice as opposed to if you are skinny and have a hard time gaining weight.

Ayurveda daily life starts with daily routine according to your body type. Begin the day with meditation and yoga which are the two closely related practices that work on the spiritual and mental planes (yoga also works on the physical plane).

They are particularly useful for people who want to delve more deeply into Ayurveda and themselves. Spiritual and mental practices are the heart and soul of Ayurveda. The benefits and roles meditation and yoga play in disease prevention, mental and spiritual vitality, and longevity are the key to balance in daily living.

Ayurveda in daily life is a science that has been developed by Indian of the ancient world of the subcontinent of India. Get the right amount of sleep.

In Ayurveda proper sleep is paramount because it promotes mental digestion of everything you took in that day. Both the amount and the timing matter. In general you should be up before the sun rises and asleep by ten P.M. in order to take advantage of your body's natural rhythms and functions.

Pay attention to elimination. The Ayurveda science states that it is important to have at least one bowel movement every day, in the morning. Don't ignore the urge when you have to go, because elimination of waste products reduces the accumulation of

One of the wonderful things about Ayurveda in daily life is that its practices bring about regularity, without the need for the strong laxative jolt of coffee in the morning.

Avoid suppressing any natural urges, including sneezes, thirst, hunger, coughs, yawns, tears, laughter, runny nose, flatus, feces, and urine. Ayurveda believes suppression can lead to diseases later on.

Love, happiness, and clarity in our relationships and Ayurveda daily life go hand and hand and lead to good health and long life.

Get out in the fresh air and sunlight every day for at least twenty minutes. Take a walk, sit outdoors when you eat lunch. Being around nature is a traditional Ayurvedic prescription, and recent studies support the observation that nature is good for your health.

Ayurveda Body Types Dosha and Body Types Are Described As Vata, Pitta or Kapha

Ayurveda Body Types


Ayurveda Body Types

Dosha and Body Types Are Described As Vata, Pitta or Kapha


Getting To Know Your Dosha Answers The Question : What Is Your Body Type

Ayurveda body types are determined by the combination of the elements.

The five elements combine to form the three principal forces, the doshas. Each person contains all three, vata, pitta and kapha.

These must be kept in balance for that person to remain healthy. Each person has a predominant vata, pitta or kapha dosha.

This means, for example, if you are super tall and thin, get dry skin easily,tend toward anxiety and constipation, you have a predominantly vata dosha.

Take A Free Dosha Test Below By Answering Yes or No to Questions.

Then counting The Results of "Yeses" in each Categories. The highest number is your Predominant Doshic Body Type, Second Highest Number is Second Most Predominant etc

Ayurveda Body Type Systems Help You Determine Your Tendencies and Predisposition

Body types individualize the Ayurvedic practices and techniques including recommendations for food and herbal teas, meditation, yoga, and exercise—by tailoring them to each dosha (body composition).

These fundamental practices strengthen your underlying constitution and treat the whole person and your overall disease pattern, not just the symptom.

In order to get the most out of these techniques, then, you need to know your body composition and how they express themselves within your prakruti and vikruti. There are other advantages to determining your prakruti and vikruti as well.

Understanding who you are,and why you are the way you are, and how outside influences affect you physically and emotionally familiarizes you with the positive and negative characteristics of your body composition.

Understanding your body types is wonderfully liberating—instead of judging yourself and others, of wanting to change or "break" yourself or other people, you can develop a love and tolerance as well as a whole set of tools that allows you to encourage balance in your body aspects of your body compositions to emerge. You can better recognize the negative characteristics in the future and take appropriate steps to balance them on a daily basis, before symptoms set in. And you have a consistent means of measuring positive changes. THE VATA BODY TYPE

  • Do you have low body weight and /or find it hard to gain weight____
  • Does your skin tend to be dry _________
  • Are you tall and thin or short with a poorly developed physique____
  • Do you have dry or coarse hair _______
  • Do you have a a variable and erratic appetite ______
  • Do you tend to have mental chatter _______
  • Do you have a quick, adaptable, imaginative mental nature ______
  • Do you tend to have fearful, anxious or nervous emotions _______
  • Are you a light sleeper with a tendency to insomnia ________
  • Are you sensitive to cold, wind and dryness _______
  • Do you have quick unsteady, erratic or hyperactive behavior _____
  • Are your moods changeable; are you easily excited _______

TOTAL for VATA _______


THE PITTA BODY TYPE

  • Do you tend towards a moderate body weight with good muscle tone___
  • Do you tend to have skin disturbances ____
  • Do you have a medium frame with a moderately developed physique ___
  • Do you have fine or thinning hair, early graying or baldness ______
  • Do you have a strong and sharp appetite ________
  • Are you prone to digestive disturbances _________
  • Do you have a penetrating and critical intellect ______
  • Are you easily angered, irritable or contentious ________
  • Are you a moderate sleeper ___________
  • If awakened, it is it hard to get back to sleep _______
  • Are you sensitive to heat, fire and the sun ______________
  • Are you motivated, purposeful and goal-seeking ________
  • Do you have intense moods which change slowly __________

TOTAL for PITTA _______


THE KAPHA BODY TYPE

  • Do you have a heavy frame tending toward overweight ________
  • Does your skin tend to be oily ____________
  • Are you short, stout, big or have a well developed physique _____
  • Do you have abundant, thick, wavy, oily hair ________
  • Do you have a constant, but low appetite _______
  • Do you tend to have a congestive nature ______
  • Do you have a slow, steady mental nature ________
  • Do you have a calm, content committed emotional nature _________
  • Are you a heavy sleeper with difficulty waking up __________
  • Are you sensitive to the cold and damp ___________
  • Do you like the wind and sun _______________
  • Are you slow in moving, steady and stately in activity _________
  • Do you tend to be stubborn ________________
  • Do your moods tend to be non-moving __________

TOTAL for KAPHA _______


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Toxic Metals: Lead Mercury Cadmium Antimony Aluminum Arsenic


Toxic Metals: Lead Mercury Cadmium Antimony Aluminum Arsenic

If you are experiencing a health condition, any health condition, that is not responding to medical treatment, is not "curable", or you have been told you'll just have to live with it and take some drug that isn't helping, read on, alternative medicine may be able to offer some hope…….

It is a well established medical fact that heavy metal intoxication can be a contributing component to a wide assortment of health conditions yet it is VERY commonly overlooked by physicians. Fortunately, alternative medicine physicians have been at the cutting edge of research and therapy for toxic metal related conditions. Heavy metal intoxication is more common in our population than you might think. For example did you know that autism, ADD, adult ADD, ADHD, adult ADHD and even depression can be a result of toxic metals? If you fall into the group of people who have experienced occupational or environmental exposure you may well be at very high risk for toxic metal induced illness. Furthermore, if you are experiencing an increased body burden of toxic metals, there is probably nothing your physician can do to really help you until the metals are identified and removed.

Toxic metals interfere with the normal functioning of the enzyme systems of our bodies and can thereby cause a wide variety of health conditions. The most commonly recognized conditions are:


  • Muscle pain and disorders
  • Nerve disorders
  • Kidney disorders
  • Developmental problems in children such as ADHD, slow learning, etc.
  • Cardiovascular disorders including high blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Loss of memory
  • Depression
  • Reproductive disorders including infertility
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Headache
  • Fibrocystic breast disease (from caffeine)
  • PMS
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis

The most important question for you to consider which your doctor probably did not ask is Have you ever been exposed to any occupational, residential or environmental sources of toxic chemicals or metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, antimony or aluminum? Have you lived in a house with old galvanized water pipes (probably built before 1978)? Have you ever worked in a factory around toxic metals? Do you have a hobby that uses lead or solder or ceramics? Have you done a lot of welding or soldering or been exposed to the clothing of persons who do? Have you renovated an old house? Did you grow up on a farm? Do you smoke or are you exposed to second hand smoke? Do you have any surgical metal implants?

Alternative Medicine Legal Issues - Pros And Cons

Alternative Medicine Legal Issues


Alternative Medicine Legal Issues - Pros And Cons

Reading numerous articles concerning alternative medicine criticism, I always can't understand why this kind of treatment is not prohibited if it is so dangerous according to the statements of such reliable people? Or probably, all these are done in order to change the alternative medicine legal issues?

According to nowadays alternative medicine legal issues, there is so called "the right to health", which states that no one can prohibit or impend traditional care, practices and medicines. On the other hand there is obligation from marketing unsafe drugs and from applying coercive medical treatments.

The most part of all the opponents of alternative medicine efficacy asserts that this kind of treatment can't be safety because there is no researches were held concerning this. But still they offer us the facts which are based on some researches. Don't you suppose that they contradict with themselves?

For example, alternative medicine for cancer. There were a lot of investigations in accordance with which it is stated that those patients who use the alternative medicine in conjunction with conventional treatment were dead earlier than those who turn only to standard methods of treatment. But all these are not the researches of a day! And even a year! So, it can be said that different investigations concerning health alternative medicine are held, the other question why we can't see their results.

Probably, everything because of alternative medicine legal issues. As usual the alternative medicine doctors accuse the representatives of conventional methods of treatment of concealing the results of researches, just because alternative methods may lead to negative profits. How it can be possible? Just imagine that there is an excellent cure for heart diseases. It is not expensive and wide spread, so all the people who suffer from blood pressure problems or something like that can afford it. But there are so many institutes, departments and clinics where a lot of operations are held, the other thing is pharmaceutical factories. Do you know that the most part of people who suffer from blood pressure have to take medicine every day? Just imagine what losses it may cause!

Of course, for some people all these seems to be unbelievable but still we can't deny that there is no such precedents. On the other hand some alternative medicine centers offer not very qualified service, so it can be said that different alternative medicine legal issues really help to hold in check some charlatans.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Yeast and Candidiasis


Yeast and Candidiasis

A common yet frequently overlooked condition of yeast overgrowth, primarily in the intestinal tract, called “candidiasis”, can create or aggravate a myriad of health problems. For example, it is not unusual to find an intestinal yeast infection or overgrowth in fibromyalgia, autism or autism symptoms, hypoglycemia, ADD, ADHD and adult attention deficit disorder sometimes termed adult ADD or adult ADHD. Alternative medicine has traditionally been the only place you would find serious consideration of candida symptoms and the appropriate candida diet. Happily, it is now being considered more and more by medical physicians.

Candida symptoms are similar to the symptoms of hypoglycemia and both can be present together. For example, the hypoglycemia symptoms of fatigue and sugar craving are common to both conditions. The candida diet is similar to the hypoglycemia diet. Please review in detail the links at the end of this page to get a complete understanding of these conditions and their relationship.

Normally, we find numerous strains of microorganisms residing in the gut. These organisms include bacteria, yeast and other types of single cell organisms. Generically they are all referred to as “flora”. We refer to the healthy, beneficial strains as “friendly” and the unhealthy, destructive strains as “unfriendly”. They are all there living together in synergy when their environment is healthy. Yet, in a sense, they compete for space, the good guys against the bad guys the friendly against the unfriendly. Problems begin when something happens to destroy some or all of the good flora leaving the bad unfriendly flora intact. This situation usually happens as a result of the overuse of antibiotics. By “overuse” we mean long term. Some common examples of overuse include repeated use of antibiotics for recurring ear infections in children or their continuous use for acne in teenagers. When this happens, the antibiotics kill the friendly flora. Not affected by antibiotics, and in the absence of their competitors for space, the unfriendly yeast flourish, resulting in the yeast overgrowth condition termed "candidiasis". Other medications which can contribute to candidiasis are oral contraceptives and prednisone.



Visualize the room your are now in as the inside of your gut. The walls of the room represent the inside wall of the gut. The pictures on the wall represent colonies of yeast that have been allowed to proliferate there in the absence of friendly flora. Yeast is a living organism just like we are. It takes in nourishment, primarily sugar, and it gives off waste products called “metabolites”. The presence of the yeast colonies and metabolites can damage the lining of the gut wall. Visualize those colonies of yeast on the gut wall causing what could be visualized as pin holes in the wall leading to a condition termed “leaky gut” in the medical literature. Normally the healthy gut does not allow the absorption into the blood stream of food before it is completely digested, nor toxic chemicals or other substances destined to be eliminated in the stool. Pin holes, however, allow the leaking through the gut wall and into the blood stream of all kinds of undigested food particles, chemicals and substances that are not supposed to be allowed passage into the blood. Those undigested, leaked-through products have been implicated as contributors to the development of poor health and are known to be major causes of food allergies, some types of arthritis, fibroymyalgia, asthma and numerous other conditions. Sometimes people who have candidiasis will notice a white coating on their tongue upon arising in the morning.

Your health practitioner can perform a simple blood test to detect the presence of candidiasis. The test measures the antibodies that have been built up against the presence of yeast. You should have three antibodies tested for the best determination of where you stand with yeast. They are called IgG, IgA, and IgM. The labs which perform this test are listed below. Another more comprehensive test which includes detection of candidiasis among many other functional tests of the digestive system is the Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Analysis (CDSA).

Should you be determined to have candidiasis, you will want to do three things; quit feeding the yeast, kill the yeast, and replace the yeast with friendly flora. The favorite food of yeast is sugar. Therefore, to first get rid of yeast, you must be on a low sugar diet. Also, included in your diet will be restriction of foods which were made by the fermentation of yeast. These include vinegar, alcohol products especially beer, and soy sauce, among others.

Second, there are a number of products on the market which will kill yeast. Nonprescription products include grapefruit seed extract, uva ursi (an herb), garlic, olive leaf extract, colloidal silver and others including homeopathic products. Prescription drugs which have little to no side effects include Diflucan and Nystatin. Your practitioner will help you determine which will be the best for you.

Third, the replacement of your friendly flora is very important. This is accomplished by good quality acidophilus and related friendly flora products. There are numerous products on the market, many of which are no good. Don't be fooled into thinking you can buy inexpensive acidophilus products and expect them to be viable. The flora products are live cultures and must be kept refrigerated. The bottle should have a written guarantee of the number of organisms contained therein. The most common cultures are Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. They are the cultures commonly found in yogurt. If you have a milk allergy, you will want to purchase dairy free products. Another product relatively new on the market is called Primal Defense .

Glyconutrients

Glyconutrients are a rapidly rising star in the world of alternative medicine. There are a number of good studies and many anecdotal reports and case histories reporting the effectiveness of glyconutrients in dealing with Candida. Glyconutrients are shown to be effective in assisting your immune system. For case histories and other related valuable information please visit Glyconutrition. To read the science and studies behind glyconutritionals please visit www.Glycoscience.org. We strongly urge you to make a study of glyconutritionals and the benefit they may offer.

You can expect to take a few weeks to months to rid yourself of candidiasis. There is some evidence in the scientific literature to suggest that certain individuals' immune systems are not totally effective against yeast from birth. Therefore, it is often suggested that persons prone to candidiasis go through a one month yeast elimination program every 6 to 12 months. Those individuals may have to be careful to not encourage the overgrowth of yeast for a lifetime which will happen as a result of over-consumption of sugar and poor related dietary habits.

 
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