In this complex and fast-paced
world we live in, many are searching for "alternative answers". Ways to make us
a healthy person, as well as, a "whole
We have a strong desire to understand our place in life. As our knowledge and communication improves, we look to many different philosophies, cultures, and belief systems for these answers. We now see many of the Western cultural ideas mixed with the Eastern cultural practices, as well as, the ancient mixed with the modern, creating new understandings, new therapies, new insights. Integrative, Alternative, Complementary, Holistic medicines and beliefs are a numerous collection of theories and practices. There is much to be learned from the healing philosophies and techniques of other cultures. Our bodies are natural healing machines that can do unbelievable things! It is important to pay attention to the innate ways of nature and encourage the body's own healing mechanisms.
The premise of the natural health movement is
that a person with a healthy, fully functional immune system is able to
withstand any viral attack, irregardless of how virulent that virus may be. It
is only when a person's immune system is compromised through toxic poisoning,
injury, lack of water or nutrition that virulent virus strains are able to
overpower the body.
The U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health (1997) says that half of all deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to poor eating habits. This includes eating foods which contain toxic elements, and/or foods with little or no nutritional value.
The key to personal health lies with each of us individually. Modern science and government programs play a legitimate role in society. But until we stop our dependence on government
and health authorities to protect us against disease out-breaks and take personal responsibility for our own health, plagues and health disasters will always be a threat.
Following a preventative regime of good, nutritional food, exercise, stress management, vitamins, and a positive, strong, centered belief system can protect and shield your family better than any known preventative medical modality. But only you can make that decision. The question is not whether or not this regime works, but rather...when will you make a commitment to them.
Balance is the bottom line. We strive all our lives to keep in balance. Our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual being. When we are balanced, our "whole" self works in conjunction with all our other elements. When we are not in balance, we allow ourselves to be more susceptible to illness or dis-ease. Keeping this delicate balance is up to you! ...In order to maintain harmony and balance, the tools have been provided here.
It is amazing how powerful a personal philosophy can be. How trusting your own insights can guide you to the best decisions. Turn challenges into opportunities. Ultimately lead you to greater prosperity and peace of mind. You will find that it actually takes very little time to incorporate healthy ideas and simple exercises into your everyday life.
Is a medical system that uses
infinitesimal doses of natural substances to stimulate a person's immune system
and body's natural defenses. Homeopathic remedies are named for the plant or
animal ingredients they are made from. Homeopathy not only offers relief from
temporary disorders but, can provide long term healing of a person due to its
individual and "wholistic"
approach. This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as,
providing an improved understanding of the patient's situation. This type of
healing makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the
future and, homeopathy stimulates the body's natural defense system by
reestablishing normal immune system and cell functioning.
Homeopathics are created by taking the remedy: a plant, mineral, chemical, or animal substance, diluting it in water and shaking it vigorously. The more it is sequentially diluted and shaken, the more potent the medicine. This is why minuscule doses are used.
There is a dramatic difference between homeopathic medicine and herbal remedies. While Herbal preparations come in plants in potent concentration, homeopathic remedies dilute key substances so that only the smallest, most effective traces remain.
Due to some of the events that have taken place since September 11, 2001, you may have concern or fear for your health. There is no need to have either one. There are two very natural, very safe, products that we highly recommend to you. Protect yourself from Viral and Bacterial Infection, with Oregano Oil, and/or Grapefruit Seed Extract. We have both products here, and the best books with information about both products. Also there are many web sites with great information available about them.
*Minnesota: Landmark Alternative
In 2000, a landmark piece of health legislation was signed into law by MN. Gov. Jesse Ventura. (Independent Party) The new law, the Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Health Care Practices Act, is the first piece of U.S. legislation that effectively decriminalizes a broad array of health care practices provided by unlicensed practitioners. It establishes guidelines by which unlicensed practitioners may act as health care consultants, if they fully and truthfully inform clients of their training, register with the state, and adhere to specific practice guidelines.
Specifically included under this act are: aromatherapy, Ayurveda, herbalism, naturopathy, qi gong, energetic healing, and traditional folkloric and cultural healing practices. The law also includes important exemptive language that preserves the rights of individuals to lawfully market or distribute food products or dietary supplements. This act does not allow the unlicensed alternative health practitioner to diagnose or recommend the discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. It also does not allow practitioners who have had licenses revoked to practice.
In order to fulfill the provisions of the law, an office of Unlicensed CAM Practice has been created within the Dept. of Health. Its primary function is to act as a watchdog and investigate complaints and violations of the act. How this will work in the real world is not yet know. It is likely that the highest priority of the Office will be to respond to submitted complaints, and it is mandated that all formal complaints be investigated. Hopefully, there will be a minimum amount of action stimulated due to witch-hunting by other health professionals.
Also developed was a CAM client bill of rights, which must be given to every client prior to consultation. The bill of rights includes contact information for the practitioner, degrees or training received, services provided, many consumer protection clauses, and a disclaimer stating: "The state of MN. has not adopted any educational and training standards for unlicensed complementary and alternative health care practitioners. This statement of credentials is for information purposes only." Each client is required to sign an agreement noting that the CAM bill of rights has been received.
This legislation is the first of its kind to acknowledge the value of non-licensed health professionals, and the intelligence, right, and responsibility of consumers to seek the type of health care they feel is most appropriate. The good folks in MN. who made this legislation happen and the honorable Gov. Jesse Ventura are to be commended for their vision in heralding in a new paradigm of health care and for the courage to ratify it into law.
Herbal Perspectives: c/o Planetary Formulas
Hawthorn is one of the most widely used herbs in both the U.S. and Europe for supporting a healthy cardiovascular system. In China, hawthorn is widely consumed as a common food substance, as well as a medicine. While primarily used in Chinese medicine to treat food (indigestion) and blood stagnation, it has since been used to treat high cholesterol levels, angina pectoris, and hypertension. This use is reportedly due to its effect on increasing coronary artery flow and decreasing oxygen consumption of the heart. In a study, 30 human volunteers diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels were administered 250 ml. of a hawthorn drink fortified with vitamin C and zinc twice daily for one month. The average serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels of subjects given the hawthorn drink were significantly lower after one month. In addition, a reduction in low density lipoprotein-cholesterol was observed, though there was no change in high density lipoprotein-cholesterol. It was also shown that the hawthorn drink exhibited strong antioxidant properties. Similar results were reported when the same preparation was given to experimental animals.
Herbal Perspectives: c/o Planetary Formulas
Only 38% of people who use alternative or integrative therapies (e.g., herbal medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic manipulation, magnets, megavitamins) mention it to their physicians. And physicians rarely ask their patients about it.
You could describe this policy as "Don't ask, don't tell," says one doctor, who believes it's critical that physicians and patients begin talking to each other about the subject.
The American Medical Association says physicians should routinely ask their patients about their use of alternative, integrative or unconventional therapies. It acknowledges, however, that many physicians are not "open" to alternative treatments, and that many are not knowledgeable enough to help their patients make good choices.
*Social Security .
When social security was created, most people didn't live longer than 63. (guess we fooled them)
* Bubble Mania
Recent research involving 830 preschool-aged children showed that 12% consumed on average 9 ounces of soft drinks or more per day. Among 557 school-aged children, the number jumped to 33% who consumed on average 9 ounces of soft drinks or more per day. And among 423 adolescents, 25% consumed more than 26 ounces per day.
The data suggests that soft drinks may be replacing milk and fruit juice in children's diets thus lowering their intake of nutrients such as: calcium, riboflavin, vitamin A, phosphorus, folate and Vitamin C. Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Preteens are more likely to start smoking if their parents do, according to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC's 1997 study of 1,200 third to fifth graders showed children of two nonsmoking parents had a 5% chance of trying cigarettes, whereas children of two current smokers had a 25% chance.
Since 1964, there have been 35 U.S. Surgeon General Reports warning the public about smoking risks. Since 1966, every pack of cigarettes sold has carried a federally mandated health warning. Source: Philip Morris
*Still Want a Cigarette?
In Canada, cigarette packages now feature the world's largest and most graphic cigarette health warnings: Full-color photos of cancerous lungs, lips and throat. New York Times
Exposure to second-hand smoke, or passive smoking, contributes to coronary heart disease, lung cancer and other cancers in non smokers. This ultimately results in an estimated 53,000 deaths each year. American Cancer Society "Quitting smoking is easy; I've done it a thousand times." Mark Twain
susceptible to arteriosclerosis (thickening and hardening of their arteries) are
those who hold in anger, have a hostile attitude of cynical distrust, and
experience public self-consciousness.
Psychosomatic Medicine Vol 60, No. 5
People who don't get enough vitamin D and who have osteoarthritis are two to four times more likely to have worsening knee problems than people who get enough of this vitamin. (400 IUs per day) 10% of Americans over 65 have osteoarthritis--the wearing down of cartilage in the joints. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus.
Maintaining a sensible weight for your bone structure is another way you can be nice to your knees and joints!
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