Alternative Medicine Ebooks
J lcohol beverages are among mankind's oldest home remedies and simple W pleasures, so highly regarded that the ancient Greeks and Romans called wine a gift from the gods, and when the Gaels early inhabitants of Scotland and Ireland first produced whiskey, they named it uisge beatha (whis-key-ba), a combination of the words for water and life. Today, although you may share their appreciation for the product, you know that alcohol beverages may have risks as well as benefits.
In a way, you can think of newsletters as serialized message boards. Although they don't share the same content as message boards, they do share the same target market. You can subscribe to any number of health and fitness newsletters online and off. Nearly every health and fitness site has at least one interesting newsletter. Topics vary, from recipe ideas to fitness tips and specific newsletters for specific age groups. eDiets, for example, sends out 13 newsletters to a total of 12 million subscribers. They have newsletters for low-carb diets, diabetes, heart disease, fitness, and many other topics. About.com offers eight health- and fitness-related newsletters among the 80 that they offer on all subjects. Health and fitness newsletters offered include alternative medicine, healthy eating, diabetes, and pregnancy. Other helpful newsletters are offered by Bally Total Fitness (http www.ballyfitness.com), The South Beach Diet Online (http www.southbeachdiet.com) and Atkins (http...
Ever since man (and woman) came out of the caves, people have been making health claims for certain foods. These folk remedies may be comforting, but the evidence to support them is mostly anecdotal I had a cold. My mom gave me chicken soup, and here I am, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Of course, it did take a week to get rid of the cold completely. . . .
AARP employs the Healthwise Knowledgebase in its comprehensive Health Guide, which is intended for those over 50. It includes tips on healthy living, a guide to medications, a glossary of medical tests, a guide to Medicare, and more than 1,000 support groups for various topics. It also includes the MedlinePlus directory, which includes interactive tutorials and slideshows, listings of clinical trials, healthcare provider directories, and information on alternative medicine sources.
Products are diluted so many times, as described on the label of products. Sometimes levels are so small they are not detectable. Now I'm not going to slate homeopathy, as in alternative medicine it has been shown to have a place, and many people treated by it will swear it has cured them, and I am in no place to argue. But, I can be a sceptic, as I am a conventional scientist, I need a plausible explanation, if not reasonable evidence, that something works.
The AARP Health Guide also offers much of the content on the National Institutes of Health sites mentioned earlier in this chapter, including the MedlinePlus directory. It features interactive tutorials and slideshows, listings of clinical trials, healthcare-provider directories, and information on alternative medicine sources. AARP also offers a variety of health tips for seniors, including videos and case histories. Their fitness for seniors area offers lots of safety information, demonstration animations of the correct ways to do exercises, and quizzes to test your knowledge. Some tips from the AARP and NIH include the following
Note how forcing yourself to 'take a deep breath' when you freak out helps to calm you down. Because deep, relaxed breathing is incompatible with a stressed out mind, your body adjusts its physiology to your breathing via a feedback loop Quoting Harvard M. D. and alternative medicine guru Andrew Weil, Breathing is the bridge between mind and body, the connection between consciousness and unconsciousness.
Alternative nutrition includes many of the supplements that I have previously discussed. In alternative nutrition, alternative medicine and alternative therapy, many of the procedures and products have been around for 1000s of years and are widely accepted as being effective. Often alternative therapies move over the boundary and into the conventional ideology following strong clinical studies that indicate effectiveness. Take probiotics for example in the early 1990s, their use was regarded as 'alternative', but since there have been reams of well-designed studies strongly indicating effectiveness, they are widely used in conventional nutrition and medicine.
Drugs such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, which can be very effective. In addition, some proven-effective natural remedies include Treatment for recurrent tension headaches, however, is another story. A frequently throbbing head is your body's way of telling you that something significant is out of balance in your life. Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life, but by far the best course of action to combat stress-related tension headaches is prevention. Although such natural remedies as a visit to a chiropractor, acupressure, acupuncture, and even hypnosis can help with recurring tension headaches, several well-regarded studies have concluded that stress management skills and relaxation training can reduce chronic headache for 50 to 70 percent of patients. Techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and most important of all, stretching, can trigger the relaxation response, which can lower blood pressure, reduce pulse rates, and release muscle tension. Regular...
Do You Suffer From The Common Cold, Hair Loss, Erectile Dysfunction, Cancer, Arthritis, Allergies, Diabetes, Depression, High Blood PressureCholesterol, Or Hemorrhoids? With health care on the rise, many people are looking for natural alternatives to the costly medications we currently rely on.