Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alternative and Complementary Breakthroughs

One of the only things you can count on in the field of alternative and complementary medicine is a constant evolution of thought. Those shifts in belief and practice are often spurred by scientific advancements, as evidenced by the following substantive links:

1. New research suggests that this ancient medicinal food may be just the ticket to protect against skin damaging UV radiation, erectile dysfunction and it may even improve age-related brain function. Ginseng for Body and Mind

2. You've probably seen coconut water at your local health food store or super market. But is it really a health promoting drink or is it just the latest trendy food competing for your hard earned dollar? The Truth About Coconut Water

3. There are many meal replacements/protein shakes that are promoted as helping to manage a healthy weight. Do you they really do what they claim to? Is there a better way to create your own version of such supplements? Find out here: Using Meal Replacements for Weight Loss

4. If you're dealing with poor balance or if you know someone who is, please read the following column about a unique mind-body exercise that may help to improve both physical and psychological functioning. The Feldenkrais Method for Improved Balance and More

5. Whole grains are healthy. Just about every doctor and nutritionist says so. The same goes for organic fruits and veggies. But is this always the case? Are there ever exceptions to the rule? Maybe so. Surprising News About Organic Vegetables and Whole Grains

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy these recommended links.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Alternative Health News Update

What an incredible week of health information on the 'net. My top five columns deal with health issues ranging from the common cold to high cholesterol to male infertility and even osteoporosis.

Here are my suggested reads for this past week:

1. Ginseng for Colds and Flus - An ancient remedy proven effective by modern science!

2. The Truth About Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol - The pros, the cons and the unknowns about this controversial supplement.

3. Natural Remedies for Male Infertility - Male reproductive issues play a major role in many couples inability to conceive. Find out what can be done about it.

4. Tai Chi for Diabetes - This mind-body medicine appears to be a legit adjunct for those with blood sugar imbalances.

5. Acupuncture for Schizophrenia, Carotenoids for Macular Degeneration and Antioxidants for Stronger Bones and More! What a grab-bag collection of scientific studies!

I hope you have the chance to check out these interesting alt-med finds. May they benefit your health and the health of those you share them with!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Artichokes and Garlic News

A lot of people enjoy eating artichoke leaves with some clarified butter or olive oil. But did you know that artichoke leaf extract can be used as a medicinal supplement? It's true, according to research presented in a new column entitled, Artichoke Leaf for IBS and Indigestion. But there's more to the story than the title suggests. It appears that artichoke extract may also promote cardiovascular and liver health.

I was also interested to read about how to use garlic to support a healthy heart. There's a lot of debate about whether garlic truly is a useful food with regard to high cholesterol, hypertension and to improve circulation. These days, many doctors claim that it's pretty much useless. Not so, according to The Truth About Garlic and Heart Health.

You've got to stay up to date on this kind of material or you can't put it to use! I hope you find it to be helpful and informative.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting the Most Out of Fish Oil and More!

It looks like a specially processed form of fish oil may be tops when it comes to ease of digestion and bioavailability. The combination of purified omega-3 fats and egg yolk produce an emulsified fish oil that appears to be superior to the conventional triglyceride form of omega-3s typically found in an encapsulated form.

A recent blog entry at discusses the pros and cons of the emulsified supplement that was used in a recent comparison study conducted at the University of Minnesota.

I also found an intriguing entry about the use of "light therapy" in the management of male sexual dysfunction. This is a really appealing alternative to Viagra.

Lastly, did you know that the common culinary herbs rosemary and thyme can help support the health of our brains? Apparently they can! Here's where I learned all about it: Rosemary and Thyme Support Brain Health

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy these links. I'll post more soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Natural Health Updates

If you're interested in staying up to date on matters relating to natural health, considering checking out the following links:

The Most Current Research on Ginger Root
- It does a lot more than just ease nausea and an upset stomach!

Green Tea May Aid in the Fight Against Leukemia - What can't green tea do? This is one food/supplement I try to take on a daily basis - as a preventive measure.

Natural and Safe Weight Loss Strategies - You don't have to starve yourself or risk your health by using dangerous drugs and supplements to lose weight. This column explains some promising alternatives.

I'll keep an eye out for more information in the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully years to come! Please keep on checking back! Thanks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Natural Options for Male and Female Hair Loss

I just read a rather illuminating article about several safe and natural strategies to counter hair loss and thinning hair in both men and women. Some of the alternatives mentioned include a specific form of the trace mineral silica, flax seed lignans, green tea and even a form of Vitamin E called tocotrienols.

If this is a topic that interests you or may benefit anyone you know, you can visit this link: Natural Remedies for Male and Female Hair Loss

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