The Forgotten Therapy - Sleep and RestThe average person living in the United States in 1900 got 9 hours of sleep each night. By 1963, the average person was only getting 8.5 hours of sleep per night. By 2002, the average person only got about 6 hours of sleep during the week and 8 hours on weekends, for an average of about 7 hours per night. This means that the average person is suffering from a sleep debt of about 1.5 to 2 hours per night.
Red RaspberryThis popular tea has earned the reputation of "herb-supreme" among pregnant women. According to folklore it can relieve almost any discomfort of pregnancy from morning sickness to leg cramps.
AstragalusAstragalus is used to protect and support the immune system, for preventing colds and upper respiratory infections, to lower blood pressure, to treat diabetes, and to protect the liver.
Acid Reflux, Bile Reflux, and GastritisI was born in Genesee Hospital, in Rochester, and was taken back there from time to time for stitches. This is also where I was diagnosed with heart disease, after I became ill in the 1960s. Since both my mother and father were cut and drugged under the doctors’ care there, until they both died in the 1960s at age 55, I have NO DOUBT, if the medical doctors would have done their suggested treatment on me, I would have been dead before 20, as they had predicted. This hospital has been closed for years. I kid you not—a major contributor to research there was named Frankenstein.
11 and ConstipatedPlease forget the allergy testing, and keep your son away from these medical idiots! If they don’t know that a few simple herbs and foods will dramatically help your son and cure his disease, then they are worse than idiots, they are dangerous ignorant medical doctors that will fumble around with your son until one day he will be seriously diseased and then they cut his colon out!
LobeliaLobelia (Lobelia inflata) has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough. Historically, Native Americans smoked lobelia as a treatment for asthma.
Doctor warns: Don't take this powerful Chinese folk remedy for Alzheimer'sAccording to Brent Bauer, MD, the reason you shouldn't take it has nothing to do with real science. He didn't quote any studies about it not working...
Detox DilemnaThere is nothing particularly wrong with us. Mainly, we want to, as you say, increase the QUALITY and the QUANTITY of our lives. So, how should we do the 5-Day Detox Programs?
Sinusitis Herbal Medicine BlitzI need your help....I have Sinusitis and don't know how to resolve it.
Female SuppositoriesFor women who have problems with cervical cancer and other diseases of the ovaries, uterus, and vagina, I suggest alternating between two different kinds of natural suppositories. One is just a simple insertion of a garlic clove. The other is an herbal suppository you can make at home.
7 Miracles for DepressionI said, “That’s no excuse, we are ALL dying, that’s part of life, but until your heart stops beating, I want you looking like you're living, and celebrating whatever you have!”
Kidney Disease, Stage 5This is a blog from Dr. Richard Schulze's site. It is a series of letters from two people with kidney disease, the responses from Dr. Schulze and a response from another medical doctor. This is quite fascinating and eye opening. You will be reading this from the end to the beginning.
Cleansing & Building MethodsIn my health consultations, I often talk about detoxing and cleansing. Some people immediately know what I am talking about while others get a perplexed look on their face. I think this is because we have grown up with such a 'take a pill (drug) for this problem' mentality that when it is suggested you do something for your self and by your self, or do something that seems so simple, it somehow seems backwards and unsophisticated, even third-worldish. So, here are some of my personal remedies.
FDA is Set to Ban Your SupplementsThe FDA is doing it again. They last made a big push back in 1994 when they were defeated by Congress from banning supplement. Their actions go against the intent of DSHEA (a law) in an effort to keep business with the pharmaceutical companies.
Calm Anixety, Reduce Stress and Sleep Better with Kava KavaUptight? Tense? Upset? Can't Sleep? Take a Lesson from the Polynesians and Use Kava Kava to Relax and Sleep Better
Are You Too Tired to Sleep? Adrenal Exhaustion and InsomniaHave you ever been so tired that you couldn’t sleep? It sounds like a paradox, but the body needs energy to be able to relax and fall asleep and when energy levels are too low, sleep is disturbed.
Be Quiet So I Can Sleep! Calming the Mental Chatter That Keeps You AwakeMost of us have experienced being kept awake by too much noise, but what happens when it's your own mind chatter that keeps you awake? Sometimes, especially when you're under a lot of stress, you just can't make your brain "shut up" so you can sleep. You lie awake, thinking about your problems, or worse yet, drop to sleep exhausted, only to wake up a few hours later with your brain churning with worries and fears.
Oregon GrapeMost American herbalists rank the Oregon grape as one among the most outstanding and exceptional Native American herbs available today. They also believe that the plant is in fact one of the best herbs available that effectively stimulates liver activity and the secretion of bile.
Black WalnutAncient Greeks and Romans called black walnut fruit the "imperial nut" and reportedly used the hull to treat intestinal ailments.
Hot August Nights - Remedies to Help You Beat the Summer HeatIn traditional herbalism, sour-tasting berries are considered cooling. Berries mature from early to late summer, right during the time when their cooling properties are most needed.
Aloe VeraAloe Vera is known as "lily of the desert", the "plant of immortality", and the "medicine plant". Over 200 worldwide scientific research papers have been published on the effects of aloe vera. The three main categories of research include anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral actions of aloe vera. The juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.
Milk ThistleMilk thistle (Silybum marianum) was used in classical Greece to treat liver and gallbladder diseases and to protect the liver against toxins. Centuries ago, Romans recognized the value of this herb for liver impairments.
CordycepsThe caterpillar fungus is a traditional medicine that has been widely used as a tonic and/or medicine by the Chinese for hundreds of years. The use of this fungus was relatively unknown in this country until it was credited for the success of Chinese women athletes at the National Games in Beijing, in 1993. Three Chinese track runners set new world records during the Games at three different distances, 10,000 m, 15,000 m and 30,000 m. Their coach...
GarlicGarlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet. Garlic belongs to the allium family of vegetables, which also includes onions, chives, shallots and leeks. Today garlic is a widely recognized health-enhancing supplement. Garlic promotes the well being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic’s most potent health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity.
Panax GinsengBoth American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) roots are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants, and in the treatment of type II diabetes, as well as sexual dysfunction in men. The root is most often available in dried form, either whole or sliced.
Corn SilkThe venerable plant's stigmas, the Corn Silk, have long been used in folk medicine to treat urinary conditions including inflammation of the bladder and painful urination.
Slippery ElmSlippery elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems.
Green Tea ExtractGreen tea has long been used by the Chinese as medication for the treatment of headaches, body pain, and poor digestion, and the improvement of health and life expectancy. In the 21st century, green tea extract is used as a means to lower cholesterol, slow down arthritis, prevent the growth of cancer cells and assist in weight loss. More than 2,000 scientific studies suggest that green tea is rich in polyphenols and flavonols. The most powerful antioxidant contained in green tea, Epigallocatechin Gallate, commonly referred to as EGCG is over 200 times more potent than vitamins C and E together in fighting free radicals and pro-oxidants.
Practical Tips for Changing Children's NutritionI’ve never placed the responsibility for my health, or the health of my family on government, doctors or anyone else. The interests of government and big business are seldom in alignment with what’s in my best interest, or the interest of my family. The real answer is for all of us to step up to the plate (or better yet, clean up what we put on the plate) and get the job done ourselves. Believe me, it’s worth it!
Supplements are an Effective Natural Health InsuranceAccording to her, her doctor said, "Don't waste your money on supplements. You can get all the nutrition you need from a McDonald's hamburger, milk shake and French fries." I was amazed by this. If he had said, "You can get all the nutrition you need from a well-balanced diet," I might have given him some credit, but as the movie Super-Size Me proved, no one can be healthy on a diet of fast food.
Do You Feel Irritable, Frustrated or Angry? You May Have Constricted Liver Chi
Four Remedies No One Should be Without
None of us want trouble in our lives, but accidents, illnesses and injuries happen to everyone now and then. Having the knowledge and skills to know how to handle emergencies and illness effectively brings confidence and peace of mind. So does having some basic remedies on hand to use in emergencies.
Herbal First Aid Kit
...constructing and using an herbal first aid and emergency preparedness kit.
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