Monday, August 27, 2012

Rodent Tuber Plant - What Cancer Patients Need to Know

Typhonium flagelliforme (Lodd.) Blume (Araceae) is a herbal plant which grows up to 30cm in height. It has an oblong whitish tuber, triangular leaves ad a spathe. This plant grows wild in wasteland and is native to the South East Asian countries. T. flagelliforme, is commonly used to provide relief in cough and asthma.

It is mild, tastes bitter and is slightly toxic. It can detoxicate, reduce swelling, get rid of boils and pus, stop bleeding, ease pain and is effective in the treatment of lymphatic problems. Farmers speak of the herbs's effectiveness in detoxification. It can cleanse the system of accumulated toxicity, ease urination and bowel movement and generally clean up the digestive system. Taking it would also increase one's appetite, improve health, revitalize the person who would tire easily.

T. flagelliforme, is commonly used to provide relief in cough and asthma. As a medicinal plants, it is also used as traditional remedy for treating different types of malignancy: breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukaemia and liver cancer.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fibromyalgia: Treatment Versus Management

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and other invisible illnesses. Things become even more confusing when doctors can't find the reason a sufferer is in pain or exhausted; therefore, simply said - It's difficult to treat an illness or a disease that doesn't have one specific cause.

When you break your arm or pull a muscle and then go to a doctor, the doctor knows how to treat you. Your doctor knows what happened, what's wrong, and what needs to be done so that your body heals properly.

When it comes to fibromyalgia, this isn't the case. There isn't one specific cause but rather, a "perfect storm" of symptoms which cause pain and discomfort. Different people experience fibromyalgia in different ways. There is even research to show that there is a difference between how fibromyalgia affects men and how it affects women! With this being said, one person may experience a high intensity level of pain on most days where another person experiences mostly exhaustion. Each person is different and each person has to go at their own pace when it comes to relieving pain!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Discover The Most Common And Effective Foods To Grow Taller

Consuming the right nutrition on a daily basis is of supreme importance when it comes to growing taller. Anyone at any age could always add a few more inches to their stature by following simple tips on a consistent basis. Other than exercise and getting good sleep, you must also know about foods to grow taller. In this article we will look at some vital nutrients that must be in your diet to increase your height.

Proteins - Proteins are of the utmost importance and are among the most common foods to grow taller. You should consume legumes, chicken, eggs, and other dairy products for the best results. You could eat its alternative if you are lactose or vegan.

Vitamin D - In order for your bones and muscles to grow strong and healthy you will need to provide the body with a liberal amount of vitamin D. Did you know that the sun has power to convert high cholesterol in the body into vitamin D? All you need is about 20 to 30 minutes a day in the sun to accomplish this. By not having a liberal amount of vitamin D in the system your growth will be at the highest risk of being stunted.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ayurveda - The Dynamics of the Life-Force

Ayurveda, the science of life, is the natural healing system of India, its traditional medicine going back to ancient times. The same great Vedic seers and sages that produced India's original systems of yoga and meditation established Ayurveda as well.

Ayurveda originated as part of Vedic Science, an integral spiritual science that provides a comprehensive understanding of the entire universe of matter, mind and consciousness. Vedic Science includes yoga, meditation, mantra and astrology, and sets forth Ayurveda as its special branch for healing both body and mind. On this broad and profound background, Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, dietetics, bodywork, surgery, psychology and spirituality.

Ayurveda is the healing gift to us from the ancient enlightened Vedic culture. According to astronomical records in ancient Vedic texts, the Vedic system, including Ayurveda, was in practice before 4000 BC, when the vernal equinox occurred in the stars of Gemini and the now dry Sarasvati river was the greatest river in India. Ayurveda reflects healing wisdom of this ancient Sarasvati culture that was one of the great cradles of world civilization.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

How To Manage When A Health Crisis Hits!

A brain tumor! Really?

This was my thought last April 2012 when I was diagnosed with a 3 centimeter tumor in the left occipital region of my brain. What happened to simple illnesses like a cold, or if that wasn't getting my attention how about a less life threatening illness? Of course those questions can't be answered, so I made a decision. I would do the best I could and use all the tools available to me (medical and other wise) to manage this crisis, learn from it, grow with the experience and free myself from it! This is the first of several articles that will outline the process of healing and understanding how to make the best out of a health crisis.

My Story: It is traditional at Passover Dinner for all participants to read. When it came to my turn, I tried to read and couldn't! Of course I went into immediate denial. "I'm tired from all the cooking" and "I just got a new puppy". Well that didn't make a difference. What did was my good friend Judy who yelled at me to "Call the doctor." "But I was in the middle of a TV show", I complained. She and my husband wouldn't leave me alone so I called. Two days later I had an MRI and 4 hours later I was up at Cedars Sinai Hospital with the best neurosurgeon in California. Three days later I was operated on to remove the tumor.

The good news... they got it all... the bad news... it was aggressive and I had to do radiation for 6 weeks and take chemotherapy pills for 6 weeks. The protocol for treatment is taking 5 days of chemotherapy pills every month for a year. I have also entered a clinical trial at Cedars Sinai for a vaccine that will disable these cells. The end result of the surgery is that I am healthy but still am unable to read or drive... darn... more to deal with! I believe that we have lessons to learn from the crisis in our lives. I will address that important issue in a later article.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How The Digestive System Works in the Human Body

There are many natural foods that will help your digestion and relieve a wide variety of digestive problems. You will bulk up your stool and have regular bowel movements by eating fibrous fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Your digestive system will be impaired by some foods, especially those good tasting fast or junk foods. If you want your digestive system to be healthy, it is important that you avoid this list of processed foods. Before you change your diet to improve the functions of your stomach and colon, discuss your proposed changes with your doctor before making any major diet changes.

Natural Foods that will Help You Digest Your Food

In order to function normally, your digestive system along with the rest of your body basically needs minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that are contained in large amounts, which are found in fruits and vegetables. Large quantities of fiber are found in most fruits and vegetables, which is the reason why they are among the foods that will help your digestion. Artichokes, berries, peaches, pears, plums, potatoes, squash and greens; are a few of the fruits and vegetables you should eat to help with your digestive process. A large percentage of the fiber is stored in the skin of the fruits and vegetables, which means if the skin is edible, then you should eat it. You will get a lot of fiber from dried fruits, like prunes or raisins.

Whole Grains

As mentioned, whole grains are also among foods that will help your digestion. If you want to increase your intake of fiber and nutrients, try eating more whole-grain foods instead of eating refined or white grain products. Whole grains are used to prepare food products such as bread, crackers, muffins and pasta. If you want to improve your digestive health, then you should eat more high-fiber bran and cereals. You can get 5.3 grams of fiber from a 3/4-cup serving of bran flakes. Although, I love Acacia fiber... 25 to 35 mg a day... on everything, or just in water, no more bulking, yucky Phsyllium!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Is There Such A Thing As a Non-Force Chiropractic Technique?

Does the idea of a chiropractor alarm you? Think you will visit someone who will crunch your neck or pop your bones?

Time for you to relax and read this!

There is another approach to chiropractic. It's called "Non-Force Technique."

Non-force technique is a recent development to make your life more comfortable.

In reality, the term "non-force" is not a true description.

The truth of the matter is that all chiropractors are using force if you use the definition as an "influence which tends to produce motion or change of motion."

Non-Force Chiropractic is producing motion and changing it.

There is another definition of force and this is the one you probably thought of!

The word can also mean "violence or strength" as in "they took the castle by force."

You definitely don't want someone to use that sort of force on you!