Sleep like a healthy diet is an important pillar of well being. Good sleep usually equates to good health and is a natural remedy for most ailments. However, 40 per cent of people suffer from sleep deprivation; this occurs in people who do not achieve enough regular sleep i.e. usually 7 and 8 hours per […]
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic and degenerative diseases. Yet, modern drug therapy has had minimal success with arthritis pain treatment.
To reiterate the message from previous Apple A Day RX blogs, there is no single-cure or ‘magic pill ‘ that can cure arthritis. Therefore, an Integrative Medicine approach is required for effective arthritis […]
Beetroot has been a commonly used vegetable for hundreds of years. Its vibrant color and taste have led to its increased popularity on cooking shows, magazines and our menus. Its unique flavor is due to its mixture of two main flavors, i.e. sweet (due to its relatively high-sugar content) and bitterness.We now see beetroot juice […]
Yoga and meditation are often recommended by practitioners of Integrative Medicine as a treatment for many ailments.
Yoga teachers often state that having tight muscles or being inflexible in an asana can represent stuck, old repressed emotions; creating stress and emotional dysfunction. Yoga can help release unexpressed emotions that are stored in the body through meditative […]
Chronic diseases include many health conditions, which co-exist with many risk factors. The incidence of people with chronic disease increases with age. This is especially true if a preventive medicine strategy has not been followed.
The popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) continues to grow exponentially with:
Increasing Complementary Medicine research;
Increased awareness of CAM […]
So many people like it hot! Yes, chilli is popular as ever. Spice fans frequently use chili as a cooking ingredient for a variety of foods from curry to ice cream. In India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Mexico have many of their national dishes with chilli as the key cooking ingredient.
This versatile spice is […]
Onions are the flavour-enhancing in many recipes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables that are eaten either grilled, caramelised, pickled, or raw.
However, we often overlook the fact that onions have also been traditionally used as herbal medicine treatment for a variety of diseases.
Onions have numerous health benefits as they contain flavonoids and […]
The Apple A Day RX maxim has always been and will always be ‘prevention is better than cure’. This ‘modus operandi’ has been the core of many traditional medicine systems and integrative healthcare practice. Preventive healthcare is often ranked low by healthcare agencies around the world but the evidence for preventive interventions keeps growing.
Integrative medicine […]
Roundup is one of the most popular weedkillers used in many home gardens and is sold in over a hundred and fifty countries. It was introduced by Monsanto in 1974 as an effective weedkiller.
It is advertised and sold as one of the most effective a water- soluble herbicide and sales keep growing. Its main active […]
Antibiotics have transformed the world of medicine. For example, they increased the survival rate of children with pneumonia from 10% to 90%.
In today’s world, antibiotics allow patients to receive chemotherapy, hip replacement, organ transplants, care of preterm babies and many more medical procedures.
Now we have a major crisis which parallels ‘Climate Change’. Antibiotic resistance […]