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Can Yoga and Meditation Help With Back Pain?

By |March 10th, 2017|

Acute low back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the family doctors with 50% of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms every year, and the country spends around 50 billion US dollars annually to treat back pain. Acute lower-back pain is defined as 6 – 12 weeks […]

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Is Melatonin a Good Nutritional Supplement for Jet Lag?

By |March 7th, 2017|

Jet lag! You have a headache. Your sleep is out of whack. Your body clock is out of sync. You feel grumpy and more fatigued.

77% of people who take long haul flights suffer from jet lag with 2.2 days of every trip impacting on them. A number of factors, such as the number of time […]

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Fasting Therapy an Effective Ancient Yoga and Meditation Practice

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Fasting therapy is often used in Integrative medicine programs, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation therapy.
Many religions involve the custom of fasting. Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days in the wilderness. Moses fasted for 40 days on Mount Sinai and Buddha Shakyamuni meditated and fasted for 49 days. Muslims fast from dawn until dusk during the month […]

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The Wonders of Prenatal Yoga and Meditation

By |February 28th, 2017|

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition with around one in four people suffering from some form of anxiety in their lifetime. Many integrative medicine doctors and practitioners of Complementary and Alternative medicine recommend yoga and meditation as part of their treatment regime for anxiety disorders.
Anxiety and Depression
Prenatal anxiety is common in many women. […]

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Are Specialty or Gourmet Salts Important Nutritional Supplements?

By |February 24th, 2017|

There are many varieties of salt that provide extra flavour and texture to our meals. Many promote this as a strong selling point and that gourmet salts have more health benefit than table salt. Is this true?

Several practitioners of Integrative Medicine advocate the use of gourmet salts over table salt. The reason for this is […]

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Sauna Therapy Can be a Useful Integrative Medicine Therapeutic Intervention

By |February 21st, 2017|

In many spas and health clubs, saunas /steam bathing has become very popular. Many cultures have used steam baths over the centuries for natural cure and remedies for illness and disease prevention. Saunas /steam baths are common in many countries e.g. Finnish sauna, Guatemalan and Mexican temazcal, Japanese onsen, Russian banya, and Turkish hammam to […]

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Why the Yoga and Meditation therapy of Pranayama can help Breast Cancer patients?

By |February 16th, 2017|

A core practice in the ancient healing system of yoga and meditation is the practice of Pranayama. This involves breathing through the nostrils and holding the breath on inspiration or expiration. The key factors of the “stress system” include the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system. Pranayama practice can help down-regulate the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal […]

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Nutritional Supplements for ADHD

By |February 13th, 2017|

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common nervous disorder in children. The prevalence of ADHD varies according to age, gender and ethnicity. In addition, genetic and environmental factors such as heavy metal exposure play an important part in the aetiology of ADHD.

The worldwide statistics for ADHD is between 5.29% and 7.1% in children and […]

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The Growth of Yoga and Meditation in the Workplace

By |February 10th, 2017|

Yoga and Meditation is the natural healing system that began over 5,000 years ago in Northern India. The practice of Yoga and meditation originally followed a spiritual path and was also used as a therapy to heal diseases. Yoga asanas help detoxify and heal the body while meditation bring mental peace and calm. Today research […]

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Another Reason Why Integrative Medicine Promotes a Mediterranean Diet

By |February 8th, 2017|

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and represents a major healthcare challenge. Features of osteoporosis include:

Low bone mass
Deterioration of bone tissue
Disruption of bone architecture
Increased risk of fracture

Osteoporosis is commonly treated in Integrative Medicine centres. Many integrative medicine doctors provide nutritional advice such as extra virgin olive oil as natural cure […]

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