Herbal TherapyWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
Herbal Therapy, also referred to as Herbalism, is one of oldest healthcare means known to mankind. In fact, herbal therapy is utilization of herbs for various therapies, remedies or medicinal purposes.
Derived from plants, herbs are used for their medicine, aroma and spice in herbal therapy. Herb plants produce and comprise a mariyad of chemical substances that interact with our bodies. Herbal therapy allows natural plants and herbs act as nutrients to empower our organs and tissues to regain normal functionability.
Currently, over four billion people, or eighty percent of world population use herbal therapy for some forms of healthcare. Ayurvedic practitioners, homeopathic practitioners, naturopathic practitioners, traditional Oriental practitioners and Native American Indians commonly utilize herbal therapy.
Common illnesses and conditions that herbal therapy can benefit are digestive problems, sinusitis, Chron's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Other conditions like arthritis, post-cancer treatment, fertility issues, menopause, PMS, colds and even flu can be helped with herbal therapy as well.
Obesity - The Number 1 Health Issue in the USWritten by Jimmie Newell
Obesity is quickly becoming number one health issue confronting America today, and it's not just America, other countries are affected also. Obesity leads to a multitude of health problems including, but certianly not limited too:
Heart disease Diabetes High Blood Pressure
These 3 alone are rapidly becoming leading causes of premature death in both men and women, in our society.
While it is easy to blame our sedentary lifestyles, our eating habits and fast food industry. It really boils down to choice, in most cases we either choose to be overweight, or we choose not to be. Yes there are some people with medical conditions that are beyond their control, however for most of us it is really a matter of eating less (or eating right foods) and moving more (exercise). For some, those with a very good sense of personal discipline, it is very easy to lose weight. Most of us need some kind of guidance. That guidance can be in form of a simple diet plan and exercise program, an organized diet program that lays out what we should eat and when we should eat it, a support group or professional medical help.
Many of popular diet plans are designed for you to follow yourself, some have websites offering recipes, plans, progress charts, tips and motivation and even support groups or "diet buddy plans". Some encourage weekly meetings. Most work for some of people who try them, however to really be successful and maintain your weight loss, you need to change what you eat, how you eat, and have an exercise program you will stick to for rest of your life.