Do It Yourself Herbal Supplements: The New Herbal Trend

A Guide to DIY Herbal Supplements plus Recipes 20% of the population uses herbal medicine and herbal supplements 40% of the population use alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture The natural supplement industry has been booming over the last 10 years. Supplement use has grown steadily at 8% since 2013 where it was already a healthy industry. This growth is from several factors, with supplement growth mostly due to increased public demand. The supplement industry is growing thanks to: Increased research of health [...]

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Herbs for Osteoporosis: Naturally Building Stronger Bones by Increasing Calcium and Vitamin D Absorption

According to the U.S. Center for disease control, osteoporosis “affects approximately 10 million Americans and another 44 million have low bone density”. Osteoporosis means “porous bone” and causes our bones to become weak and prone to breaking as we age and lose bone mass. As we get older, our bodies become less efficient and less able to maintain certain functions, such as the generation of bone tissue. Bone mass decreases as we age at a rate of 10% to [...]

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All About Your Bones: How Bones Break Down and How to Build Them Back Up

Bone Health and Healing Your 2 Types of Bone Tissue Breaking a bone can be a painful and traumatic event and the healing process can be long and arduous without ample care and nutrition. Before we talk about what happens inside our bodies when we break a bone we will first discuss the 2 types of bone tissue known as Cortical bone and Cancellous bone that make up our skeletal bones. Cortical Bone Tissue Cortical bone tissue, also known as compact bone, [...]

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Overview and Treatment of Tendonitis: Your Tender Tendons

If you are an athlete or an active adult chances are that you experience mild to moderate discomfort in your joints from time to time. It may be a sharp, painful sensation that only occurs when you move a joint or a dull ache that lasts for hours after an activity. So what do you do? You ice it, take an ibuprofen and take several days or weeks off from your favorite activity. Once you think the problem has [...]

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Tendons and Ligaments: Pulling it all Together

What Are Tendons & Ligaments? What Do They Do? When it comes to the world of connective tissues, bones and muscles get all of the attention. They support and hold the body up, lift weights and perform feats of strength, protect our vital organs from damage, and let us participate in all sorts of other physical activities. However, when it comes to putting the body together Tendons and Ligaments are the tissues that keep us from falling apart. Tendons and Ligaments [...]

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Naturally Clear Skin and Herbal Skin Detoxification

The skin, as many of us know, is the largest organ of the body, and yet it often is overlooked when considering detoxification.  Irritation, redness, itchiness, rashes and dryness are just some of the problems that may arise in the skin indicating that there may be a problem on the interior of the body. But attacking the problem from the interior is not the only solution; addressing the exterior of the body, and providing another route for toxins to [...]

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How To Naturally Detox and Cleanse with Diet Exercise and Herbs

Detoxification involves diet or lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of toxins, while improving the elimination of them at the same time. The fundamental idea behind detoxification is to give your body some much needed rest and the time needed to eliminate the toxins that have built up over time. Some signs that you could benefit from a detox course include difficulty losing weight, skin problems, mental sluggishness, fatigue, or digestive issues. Toxins accumulate in the bloodstream from diet, stress, [...]

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Chinese Medicine Relationship with the Heart and Summer

In Chinese Medical philosophy, the summer season is associated with the heart organ. In TCM, the heart signifies not only the physical organ that pumps blood and lies within the chest cavity, but also the spirit, or “shen,” which houses the mind. In the spirit of the season, it’s important for all of us to be reminded of how to care for this powerful yet delicate organ. According to the National Institute for Health and the U.S. Department for Health [...]

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Easy Juice or Smoothie Drink to Lower High Blood Pressure

We have discussed previously on how high blood pressure and high cholesterol are in the top of the disease chart in the US and most of the world. 3 of the top 10 medications prescribed in the US are for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Granted, most people are fine taking 1-3 medications a day plus some more for possible side-effects, some people are looking for adjunctive ways to help reduce blood pressure. Similarly, you may be borderline [...]

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The Benefits of a Whole Body Cleanse and Detox

In the fast-paced society that we live in, it can be extremely hard to eat well. Most of the food that resides on supermarket shelves is overly processed and extremely low in vitamins and nutrients; the whole point of eating is to ingest these vital nutrients. Add to that the use of synthetic chemicals in everything from breakfast cereal to pesticides on vegetables, and it is no wonder that people have health issues. We are what we eat and [...]

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