Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

4 Key Benefits of Celery Seed for Gout

Sufferers of gout are familiar with the acute pain that the condition causes. Attacks are often severe and set on suddenly, marked by redness, swelling, and extreme tenderness of the affected area. Lingering pain and discomfort can last for hours, days, or even weeks depending on the severity of your condition, highlighting the need for…
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Yerba Mate Health Benefits

If you’ve ever heard of yerba mate, you may know that the term refers to an exceptionally healthy drink not unlike tea that come from the leaves of a tree that’s indigenous to the rain forests of South America, and more specifically, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it’s about…
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Your thyroid: Issues and resolutions

Low or under active thyroid (hypothyroid) After a full night’s sleep you feel exhausted and have no energy. Your brain seems “foggy”. Too little thyroid hormone (Hypothyroid) can make you feel forgetful. Your interest in sex is diminished. You may also experience body aches, weight gain and low energy. You may feel down or depressed.…
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8 Ways White Willow Benefits Arthritis Patients

The white willow, a tree native to Asia and Europe, received its name because of its fine white leaves. For generations, doctors from ancient civilizations and modern society alike have used white willow and its active ingredient, salicin, to combat pain and inflammation. When extracting salicin from the bark became too expensive, German researchers developed…
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What You Should Know About Thyroid Medications and How to Protect Your Thyroid

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used to replace thyroid hormone when the thyroid is underactive or not producing.  The most often used medication for this condition is L-thyroxine (also know as LT4 or levothyroxine).  This medication (synthetic) comes under many brand names including Levothyroid, Levoxyl, Tirosint, Unithyroid and Synthroid. There is another medication, dessicated thyroid,…
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How Inositol Benefits Cholesterol

Inositol is a carbohydrate that was once considered a B vitamin. This carbohydrate is found in certain foods, such as oranges, cantaloupe, nuts, beans, seeds and high-bran cereals. The inositol found in oranges and cantaloupe, as well as in the plant component lecithin, are easily digested and absorbed, which makes them a good source if inositol.…
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Top 4 Ways Vitamin B12 Helps Hypothyroidism

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in foods such as poultry, meat, and fish. Additionally, it is located in every cell of the human body and is required for proper red blood cell formation, cellular metabolism, energy production, DNA synthesis, and the generation and control of the DNA for neurological functions. Deficiencies of…
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How Taking Fish Oil Benefits Gout Sufferers

When the body produces too much uric acid and fails to effectively secrete the excess, crystals can begin to build up in the joints, causing the painful arthritic condition of gout. This disease causes thousands of sufferers a year constant pain and difficult mobility. While there are many medicines that can be prescribed to relieve…
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Six Natural Ways To Lower Cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, you know how difficult it can be to manage. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the fats of the blood.  Your body needs cholesterol to function, however if you have too much cholesterol it can increase your risk of heart disease. There are two types of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein…
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Top 6 Ways Vitamin C Helps Gout

Gout, an extremely painful form of arthritis, occurs when a high concentration of uric acid is found in your body. The accumulation of uric acid can result in the following: Kidney stones, due to uric acid crystals accumulating in the kidneys Uric acid crystal sediments in joints, frequently in the big toe Collections of uric…
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