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Men's Health - Treating Heart Disease with Ayurveda

Heart disease is one of the nation’s top killers, and the biggest health threat to men. The American Heart Association says that 1.5 million Americans will suffer heart attacks this year. The good news is that protective measures can dramatically reduce the threat. While both men and women are susceptible to heart diseases, men are for more likely to develop them, and at younger ages as well.

Holistic Dental Care

Mainstream dentistry has evolved profoundly over the last few years, with a shift from mechanical to biochemical. Moving away from the construction paradigm—building bridges and crowns, filling holes —dentists are increasingly resorting of biology to keep our mouths healthy.

Seasonal Allergy Relief

If you are among the 8% of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, your attention may be captured more by pollen counts than by summer barbeques.

Berry Good for You

America’s rediscovering the health benefits of fruit. A fruit cocktail of recent studies suggests that fruits, especially berries, may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and age-related brain declines.

Ending Eczema and Psoriasis

You spend a lifetime living in it, and a few hours a day pampering it. It feels delicate, yet it is the barricade between you and the hostile world outside you. Your skin is one of those critical organs you can’t go a day without.

Asthma - Herbal Aids

Jeff Pyatt, now 42, was diagnosed with asthma at age 5. It came and went as he got older. “I was constantly medicated,” he remembers. “I took all the prescription drugs, including experimental ones, and got all the shots. I was hospitalized twice, at age eight and eleven.” The asthma continued into college, when Jeff used inhalers and had frequent colds that “went to his chest” and created infections that made his asthma worse.

Food and Nutrients for Asthma

In our last post we talked about general lifestyle factors that can impact asthma. Another element of long-term asthma treatment is to include anti-inflammatory herbs and foods in the diet, since asthma involves inflammation of the bronchi and an inappropriate inflammatory reaction by the body to certain substances.

General Lifestyle for Asthma

What would it be like to feel like each breath had to be pulled through a soda straw? Like no matter how hard you try to breathe, you simply can’t inhale hard enough to draw a breath? For all too many people, this happens all too often.

Herbs for Inflammation

We are hearing a lot about inflammation these days. Yet it remains a mysterious process. It's considered to be undesirable by conventional and alternative practitioners alike. Still, it's a natural process. It's a local response to cellular injury that involves capillary dilatation, penetration by white blood cells, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and stiffness. It serves as a process for initiating the elimination of wastes and of damaged tissue.

Bodywork for Fibromyalgia Part II

Each person finds his or her own way on the fibromyalgia path, though this much seems clear: a regular exercise routine stands out as indispensable. With the severe pain, many find it difficult to begin a program and maintain the motivation, but many studies tout the results. In 2006, a paper on exercise in waist-high warm water describes changes in pain and strength that lasted long term.