St John’s Wort – for nerves and depression

by robralph on 16/01/2013
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St John’s Wort has been used since the middle ages as a valuable relaxing herb. It also has long-lasting tonic effects on the whole Nervous System.
Its main properties are for mild depression and for menopause. Most people have heard of it with regard to depression. There are some well-proven benefits for this.
This is what most people know St John’s Wort for – it has become the product of choice for mild to moderate depression. We examine this in the article.

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Can stress have a positive effect?

by robralph on 16/01/2013
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We only generally think of the damaging effects of stress: but there is also a good side to stress. For example if we need to rapidly jump into action the person with a high-stress type of reaction will be ready to go in seconds. This can be a real advantage.
So don’t think stress only has a bad side.

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Magical properties of coconut oil

by robralph on 15/01/2013
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Coconut oil has many health benefits including fighting infections. These bold claims appear to be backed up by modern research.
Once wrongly accused of increasing cholesterol levels, coconut oil is now actually being used by doctors in the treatment of a variety of disorders. Clinical studies have shown that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, and is now even being used in treating AIDS patients. Studies conducted in the Philippines last year showed that coconut oil does indeed reduce the viral load in AIDS patients.

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Ayurveda – India’s medicine

by robralph on 15/01/2013
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Indian ayurvedic medicine offers a wide range of treatments for a variety of health conditions.

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Alfalfa – a nutritious herb

by robralph on 15/01/2013
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Alfalfa has therapeutic uses as both food and medicine.
It is rich in vitamins, particularly A, B and C and also Vitamin K. It is believed to contain a higher mineral content than most grains and is a natural source of calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Alfalfa has therapeutic uses for a wide range of conditions.

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Drink herbal teas for good health

by robralph on 15/01/2013
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Most professionals agree that, as a nation, we drink too much tea and coffee.
There are herbal tea substitutes which taste very nice. Why not try a few herbal teas and see if you can get into the habit of drinking them? Many of these make a refreshing change: and you will surely get to really enjoy at least a few of them.

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Wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa

by robralph on 15/01/2013
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The cereal grasses – wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa – (all of which have similar properties) have been studied since the early part of the century.
These have been used with exceptional results to boost health and vitality both of people and animals.

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Use herbs to keep you healthy

by robralph on 14/01/2013
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Medicinal herbs are always great first choice to get you healthy and keep you healthy.
The first reason to use herbs is simply for empowerment. Herbal medicines are completely within your own control. You can find out what works you and then always keep some of those herbs handy when you need them.

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Are vitamin supplements natural?

by robralph on 14/01/2013
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I had always thought that to obtain vitamin C, the manufacturers got loads of oranges, squashed them down, and took out the vitamin C from them.
Ha ha!
No – there are only a few manufacturers of vitamin C in the world; people like La Roche, the drug giant. Vitamin C is made in huge vats and is completely devoid of any life.

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Changing to a healthy lifestyle

by robralph on 14/01/2013
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When you start out on a journey of “health and weight loss” you can become overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines.
“Eat more fruits and vegetables, cut out the fat, and choose only whole grains. Wait a minute. I don’t see the chocolate listed anywhere!”
You need to remember that this is a whole new healthy lifestyle – Something no one can change overnight, and in fact, should not be attempted overnight. This is bound to set the stage for feelings of incompetence followed by giving up on the whole thing.

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