Saturday, August 22, 2009

Herbal News and Weight Loss Tips

Sometimes health care sayings become deeply ingrained into our modern culture. One of the most frequently repeated pieces of weight loss advice is to "drink plenty of water". I read an interesting piece this past week that looks at the science behind that recommendation.

Link - Water and Weight Loss

Speaking of water, have you wondered if those exercises that some people do swimming pools are really an effective way to get in shape and stay healthy? If so, you might want to check out this article about "aquatic therapy".

Link - Aquatic Therapy

Ginkgo biloba is an herbal extract that is usually associated with aiding in memory related conditions. It turns out that it may also provide certain benefits for a very different condition: PMS. Other herbal research on dandelion leaf and hibiscus tea are also covered in the column linked below.

Link - Herbal News and Reviews

This is a new one for me. Have you ever heard or read about something called "Thunder God Vine"? Well, it appears that it's a root extract historically used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A new study indicates that this ancient remedy may be a powerful and safer option for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Link - Thunder God Vine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some estimates claim that 1 out of every 2 adults over the age of 50 contend with some form of chronic venous insufficiency. This can manifest itself as hemorrhoids, spider veins or varicose veins. If you or someone you know suffers from poor circulation in the lower extremities, you may want to read more about what natural medicine has to offer.

Link - Natural Care for Varicose Veins

I hope you all enjoy this upcoming week. Please use this and other reliable information to help keep you fit, happy and well.

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