Probiotics or Prebiotics, the Great Digestion Debate.

As processed foods, pharmaceuticals and bad diet have clogged up our digestive tracts we have turned a blind eye to proper digestion. Our medical professions continue to increase the ‘normal’ bowel movement times now up to around 3 days. Well, many continue to debate that a bowel movement should be daily and digestion should be smooth, and I am one of them. First, lets talk about what is considered ‘good’ digestion. In Chinese Medicine we split digestion from bowel movement [...]

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3 Reasons to Try Alternative Health Remedies

There is no end in sight to the debate that rages on between the purists who believe that drugs are the answer to all our ills and the naturalists who swear that drugs are the main reason for all our ills. The former, while admitting that prevention is better than cure, also holds firm to the belief that it is necessary to go through the proper channels of medical care in order to get to the root of the [...]

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Preparing for a Career as a Professional Herbalist

Alternative medicine, once shunned by the medical profession as ineffective and even dangerous, has gained popularity and recognition in recent years as its effectiveness and safety have been scrutinized and validated. In particular, the use of natural herbs to treat various ailments has been approved by most medical practitioners as a beneficial supplement to or substitute for traditional pharmaceutical medications. Professional herbalists act as natural pharmacists, growing and dispensing useful plants to patients to assist them with ailments ranging [...]

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Electro-Stimulation Growing in use to more Sports Therapy

Electro-stimulation which has been used in healing (mainly physical therapy and Acupuncture although different techniques) has allowed science to be involved in the processes of human physical training, through the creation of electro stimulation as a main part of this innovative and important type of working out. Electro stimulation is the main part of sports therapy and training, as this causes the muscles to contract by using electrical charges in order to avoid physical activity. Although it is good to [...]

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Can Low Omega 3 Levels Prove Fatal?

Nutritional deficiencies can become fatal when not addressed properly and neglected over a longer period of time.  However such deficiencies are preventable (normally in one way or another).  Nearly one million people die in Unites States every year due to six major health risks.  Omega 3 deficiency is sixth in the list of these six risks. Recent research by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that there are six preventable risks that take a toll of nearly [...]

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Detox and Cleanse your way to Feeling Great!

Tired, feel heavy and fatigued? Maybe its time that you gave your body a break. In many cultures across the world they practice fasting because it is a way to clear their body and their mind. This fasting doesn’t really correlate really well to Chinese Medicine as food is very important to your body, however I see excellent results when people use proper detoxification and cleansing products. Because these products aid the body in getting rid of toxins they [...]

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Herbs and Supplements to Quicken Weightloss Results

So lets start with the basics here. You have slowly gotten yourself off the bad food and into the good stuff and have picked up some exercise routine. Now with June already here you are looking to act fast for a bikini body by July. Well, there are defiantly some drastic things out there that I don’t really recommend, but I do have some herbs and supplement suggestions for you. Fu Ling / Poria– This herb is actually a fungus [...]

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Combining Cleanses and Diet for Health

If you really think about it, you would realize that the ‘dawn’ of health is not that old, say 10 years ago for most. It is really in the past 5 years I would say that health has become more of a main stream lifestyle. This means that for most of us we have gone through a period of time where we consumed a large amount of processed food, some longer than others depending on age. What research has found [...]

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Effects Of Physical Activity On The Quality Of Sleep

The quality of your sleep at night can and will be determined by the amount of exercise you have had in the course of the day. This is to say that if you have been active during the day, chances of having a good night sleep and falling asleep quicker are very high. Partaking regular workouts will record a noticeable difference in the quality of your sleep and make the phases and cycles of sleep transit in a more [...]

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Practicing Yoga Safely While Pregnant

If you are practicing yoga and you find out you are pregnant, you can still continue to practice yoga don’t worry. Many people think yoga is not good for pregnant women, but in contrary yoga can have a great impact  for both mother and unborn child. As a pregnant women and a yoga student you are not hurting your baby, but you are creating a healthy environment for the baby by doing yoga exercises. Pregnant and haven’t started yoga, [...]

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