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Archive for the ‘Alternative Medicine’ Category

The Rise of Herbal Remedies in the West

Eastern herbal medicine has been effectively used by Asian health practitioners for thousands of years. The logic behind herbal remedies is that the body should maintain an equilibrium in order to maintain health, and that illness occurs when there is an imbalance within a person’s body. Modern supporters of herbal remedies assert that such treatments are far more effective than … Continue reading

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Women and Cholesterol

1 in every 3 women will develop heart disease in their lives, a condition caused primarily by high cholesterol. Being the number 1 killer of women in developed countries, heart disease remains an illness that every woman should be aware of….and how to avoid it. Cholesterol, produced in the liver from saturated fats, is actually an essential part of the … Continue reading

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Yoga and Menopause

Fluctuating hormone levels during menopause can leave women feeling out of balance, both physically and emotionally. Hot flushes, muscle ache, disrupted sleep, anxiety, mood swings: menopausal women can often feel powerless and at the mercy of their own changing bodies. Women have traditionally turned to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for help, but the medication has been associated with a number … Continue reading

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Natural alternatives to HRT

Using herbal supplements as a method of treating various medical ailments dates back many centuries. Since the beginning of recorded history, much evidence exists showing how humans and plants have shared a close relationship through botany and medicine. Ancient texts, such as “The Great Herbs of China” (around 3,000 B.C.), and lists by Ebers Papyrus (1500 B.C.) all list extensively, … Continue reading

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Period pain relief

Over 50% of women suffer from painful periods, and of these, around 15% report pain that is severe enough to disrupt their everyday activities and even force them to miss time off school or work. While painful menstrual cramps (referred to medically as dysmenorrhea) can affect pre-menopausal women at any stage of her life, severe period pain with no underlying … Continue reading

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