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Arthritis Pain Relief – with an Ayurvedic Wonder Herb

By |July 13th, 2017|

Ashwagandha is one of the most frequently used medicinal herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine.It is known as a ‘Rasayana’. Rasayana is a Sanskrit word which means ‘path of essence’.

Holistic properties of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha has holistic medicinal properties and has proven beneficial actions on several body systems, notably the reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems. The active constituents […]

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Depression – Integrative Healthcare Advice

By |July 11th, 2017|

How many times do we hear of friends, family members and acquaintances rejecting conventional anti-depressant medication because of their side-effects?
Unfortunately, it is often the people who need them most who tend to reject them but they do not have any alternative strategies. An integrative medicine practice often has details of referral and support services in-house […]

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The Yogic Vegetarian Diets Are Better for Health

By |July 6th, 2017|

Traditionally, practitioners of yoga and meditation have been vegetarians as they believe that a vegetarian or vegan diet benefits the mind and body. This was further based on their beliefs that eating meat resulted in bad karma. For example, the killing an animal involves the animal having emotions of anger, fear, pain and other sufferings. […]

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The Great Coconut Oil Debate – Sensible Complementary Medicine Advice

By |July 3rd, 2017|

Coconut oil is regarded by many as a super food which has resulted in its demand skyrocketing. The recent growth in popularity of Coconut oil has been popularised by its apparent health benefits. This has resulted in some food companies making new brands of potato chips where coconut oil is used instead of canola or […]

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Nutritional Supplements for Children with Sleep Problems

By |June 30th, 2017|

Getting enough sleep is vital for the development of children. Sleep is important for the body and the mind to rest and recuperate. The sleep times required for children are:
• Babies under 1: 14 to 18 hours throughout the day and night
• Toddlers: 12 to 14 hours per 24-hour period
• Primary school: 10 to 12 […]

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Deepen your Meditation Practice with this Wonder-Herb

By |June 27th, 2017|

Brahmi is one of the most important herbs used in Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.
Experienced practitioners of Ayurveda and Meditation regard Brahmi as a key complementary medicinal herb. Brahmi is a Sanskrit word and refers to the feminine essence of universal consciousness as well as the creative potential that emerges from pure awareness.
David Frawley the well-known […]

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The Supplement That Can Fight Childhood Obesity

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Childhood obesity continues to grow out of control. Recent figures suggest that over 100 million children worldwide are obese. China ranks number one in the world for highest number of obese children with 15 million and India is a close second with 14 million obese children.
These are indeed alarming figures which further show that the […]

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Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know the Value of Yoga

By |June 21st, 2017|

Yoga and meditation are key therapies that are utilised in many Integrative Medicine protocols. However, this concept needs to be embraced by many more conventional medicine doctors, physiotherapist,functional medicine doctors, Complementary and Alternative Medicine professionals and other healthcare professionals as a key complementary therapy for healing acute and chronic ailments.
There is an abundance of research […]

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Dangers of Soft Plastic Toys – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research

By |June 16th, 2017|

Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates) are chemicals that can make products (usually plastics) softer and more flexible. They are a principal component of many diverse products that consumers come into contact with at home and at work. Phthalates are used in:

PVC products
Cosmetics, nail polish, perfumes
Personal care goods
Pesticides
Building materials
Lubricants

Phthalates have been shown […]

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Supplements for Osteoarthritis

By |June 14th, 2017|

If you hear cracking or grating or popping sounds from your knee joint, you may be heading for osteoarthritis (OA). There are several options for arthritis knee pain treatment such as pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, exercise therapy, weight loss or surgery.
Surgery can involve either one of:

Arthroscopy- a keyhole surgery of the joint
Osteotomy- […]

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