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Menopause and Antidepressants

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Antidepressants really aren’t very useful for combating menopausal complaints. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from trying them. But consider this: Even the Food and Drug Administration’s own panel of experts voted against the use of their newly approved antidepressant to treat hot flashes in menopausal women. The published data showed minimal benefits, and the risks of side effects and addiction are serious. In the 24-week study, it was reported that there were three cases of suicidal outlooks and one suicide attempt after only 12 weeks of treatment. But in an unusual override, the FDA approved the use of this drug, called Brisdelle, to treat moderate to severe hot…

Keep Your Muscles As You Age

Carl Lowe

Most people lose a great deal of muscle as they age. But you don’t have to if you follow some simple anti-aging measures. According to Swiss researchers, the most important factor for retain muscle is lifting weights. Resistance training keeps muscle tissue regenerating rather than deteriorating. The second measure you need to take is to eat plenty of protein. The scientists warn that protein intake plays an integral part in muscle preservation. The third consideration is vitamin D. The scientists note that vitamin D plays a crucial role in the development of muscle mass and function. They recommend getting plenty of sunshine to let the skin make vitamin D and/or supplementing…

Stumbling Senior: Are You One?

Bob Livingston

Many seniors are feeble, unstable, stumbling and dehydrated. We see this everywhere, beginning as young as age 60. No, you don’t need drugs. What you do need is to understand the cause and do something about it. You can. The many drugs that seniors are taking are accumulating in their bodies, as any toxic poison will do. Drugs deplete nutrition. This is one cause of weakening and unstable seniors. Let’s face it, most are addicted to drugs mostly because they are psychologically dependent on the doctors who prescribe them. They foolishly think that their medical doctors are helping them. Truthfully, seniors are cash cows for the medical cartel. Remember, the medical industry…

Telomeres: The New Key To Anti-Aging

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

DNA leads a precarious existence. Each cell contains several feet of genetic material that must be packed very tightly to fit the allotted space. When cells divide, the DNA strands have to split apart, with every piece creating a new strand for each of the two new cells. This process can be particularly treacherous and vulnerable to harmful mutations that distort the genetic material. Fortunately, the body has ways to protect the all-important DNA. One of the most important structures that safeguard DNA consists of what are called telomeres. Located at the tips of each of our 46 chromosomes, telomeres help protect DNA and are particularly important during cell division.

The Growing Pain Epidemic

Carl Lowe

Do you suffer chronic pain? You’re not alone. An expanding number of people are in almost continual pain. Why this problem is so prevalent seems to baffle medical researchers. The pain epidemic is increasing most significantly among children. Canadian research has found that the younger generation is growing up in a world of hurt. “We found that persistent and recurrent chronic pain is overwhelmingly prevalent in children and adolescents, with girls generally experiencing more pain than boys and prevalence rates increasing with age,” says lead investigator Sara King, Ph.D., with Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Turn Back The Aging Clock Without Moving A Muscle

Carl Lowe

As we age, our immune systems are more vulnerable to destructive inflammation. Inflammatory processes can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and other life-altering complications. But a study at Ohio State shows that you can fight this damage with an activity that doesn’t even require moving a muscle. The researchers found that posing in yoga stances can stymie the creation of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a central player in the body’s inflammatory reactions. The study also found that practicing yoga reduces people’s responses to stress. “In addition to having lower levels of inflammation before they were stressed, we also saw lower inflammatory responses.

Effects Of Low Testosterone

Dr. Geo Espinosa

The amount of testosterone produced by adults can drop as they age. When ranges fall out of normal, the effects of low testosterone can affect body functions. Low testosterone (also known as Low T) is often undiagnosed because people fail to recognize the symptoms and blame them on other causes. However, Low T is a very common condition that can be responsible for a variety of conditions from low sex drive to lack of energy to perform routine tasks at work or at home. You should suspect low testosterone if you notice any of the following: Weakened sexual appetite, difficulty getting or keeping erections, fertility problems. Physical fitness challenges such as a lack of strength & energy.

The Anti-Aging Supplement

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

There are lots of discussions about antioxidants, but not a lot of clarity. We often hear that antioxidants are a key to good health. While this is true, it’s only part of the story. Not all antioxidants are created equal. However, by better understanding oxidation (the damaging force that antioxidants combat), we can make the best possible choices to limit oxidative harm. Types Of Destruction To oversimplify a bit, oxidation is a form of destruction. Rust is a type of oxidation. In some cases, destruction is a good thing. For example, some immune cells use oxidative destruction to kill dangerous pathogens. However, the oxidation with which we’re concerned goes beyond normal limits..

 

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Nervous System Health and Yoga.

Every time you do yoga, breathing practices, or any mind-body practice for that matter, you are training and nurturing your nervous system.

This is why people can lower their heart rate, lower their blood pressure, and relief stress and anxiety so effectively (not always, but often).

WHAT YOGA DOES

* The importance of the vagus nerve for relaxation and  life balance is necessary.

*  Yoga, breathing, and mind-body practices stimulate your nervous system–in a good way!

*  Science of yoga is often overlooked.

*  Yoga can help the physiology of emotional dysfunction.

YOGA REALLY HELP TO COOL STRESSED NERVES!

Start it today you can find lots of videos on the internet. Start with 5 mts and take it to 30 mts or more if you desire!

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Alternative Medicine

Richard Dawkins has stated that “there is no alternative medicine. There is only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t work.”

Alternative Medicines 

Alternative medicine is non-conventional medicineCritics assert that the terms “complementary” and “alternative medicine” are euphemisms meant to give an impression of medical authority. But they may be wrong! Examples of non conventional medicine include:

naturopathy,

chiropractic medicine,

herbalism,

Ayurveda,

meditation,

homeopathy,

acupuncture,

nutritional-based therapies, in addition to a range of other practices.

Holistic therapies and their effects!

One of the main advantages of holistic therapies is that they have few side effects when used correctly.

If a reputable practitioner is chosen, and guidelines are adhered to, the worst that typically happens is that when lifestyle is changed, and fresh nutrients are provided, the body begins to eliminate toxins that may have accumulated in the cells over a lifetime.

Often this results in what is known in alternative medicine circles as a “healing crisis.” This comes about when the cells eliminate poisons into the blood stream all at the same time, throwing the system into a state of toxic overload until it can clear the “backlog.” Symptoms such as nausea, headaches, or sensitivities to noise and other stimulations may be experienced.

The answer to most otherwise healthy patients is often just to lie quietly in a darkened room and take herbal teas. However, in the case of someone who has a serious illness, such as arthritis, colitis, diabetes, or cancer, (the list is much longer than this), it is strongly advised that they seek the help of a qualified practitioner. Therapists can help patients achieve detoxification in a way that causes the least stress to their bodies.

Homeopathy: Are there any side effects?

Basically there are no known side effects of homeopathic medicines but a homeopathic aggravation sometimes occurs during initial treatment with homeopathic remedies. This means that symptoms can temporarily worsen during the process of healing. Although this is usually mild, the aggravation can sometimes be severe. Homeopaths see aggravation as a positive sign that the remedy is a good match for the patient’s symptoms. The healing crisis, which happens when the patient is undergoing treatment for layers of symptoms, may also cause the patient to feel worse before feeling better. Some patients can experience emotional disturbances like weeping or depression, if suppressed emotional problems led to the illness in the first place.

Homeopathic medicines are so diluted that sometimes no trace of the original substance can be detected. These medicines are therefore considered non-toxic and generally free of harmful side effects.

Naturopathy: Interference with prescription drugs!
Although naturopathic remedies are from natural sources and pose much less risk than traditional drugs do, there are some side effects with the use of some. One problem they can pose is the interaction with prescription medicines. It is important for a patient to inform his or her allopathic physician about any natural remedies or herbs prescribed by a naturopath.

It is also important to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers medicinal herbs as dietary supplements, not drugs, and so are not subject to the same regulations as drugs are. Because they come from natural sources, the active ingredients may not always be in the same concentration from bottle to bottle, since plants naturally vary. To guard against using too little or too much of a natural remedy, use herbs and supplements recommended by a naturopath or those produced by well-respected companies.

Meditation refers to any of a family of practices in which the practitioner trains his or her mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit.

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. Its proponents variously claim that it relieves pain, treats infertility, treats disease, prevents disease, promotes general health, or can be used for therapeutic purposes.

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. The word comes from the French massage“friction of kneading”, or from Arabic massa meaning “to touch, feel or handle” or from Latin massa meaning “mass, dough”, Greek verb μάσσω (massō) “to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough”. In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis,[and the Latin was frictio.

Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may includemusclestendonsligamentsfasciaskinjoints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the handsfingerselbowskneesforearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.

Yoga (SanskritPāli, yóga)

Refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines that originated in India. The word is associated with meditative practices in HinduismBuddhism and Jainism. Within Hinduism, it refers to one of the six orthodox (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy, and to the goal towards which that school directs its practices. In Jainism, yoga is the sum total of all activities — mental, verbal and physical.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2011 in healing, health, Wisdom

 

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