We all know why sleep is so important. The body recharges. It runs certain systems and functions at night, repairs damage from the day, Continue reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the most ancient systems of natural medicine around. It would be considered “alternative health” if it didn’t predate our modern medical system by many millennia. We turn to it here for its top-seven remedies for fighting the battle of the bulge:
1. Jiang Zhi Jian Fei Pian: This five-word name is misleadingly long, because the sole ingredient is “da huang,” or rhubarb. One study, comparing rhubarb to two acupuncture methods, found that in just one week people taking the herb every night lost an average of 4.4 pounds. Their waistlines shrunk by an average of nearly four inches.
Many studies have drawn similar conclusions. In one, 216 people had rhubarb half an hour before each meal for three months. Significantly effective for 72 people and effective for another 118, this had an 88% success rate. where patients lost an average of 10.4 pounds. Incredibly, one study had a practitioner rub rhubarb extract into the skin of the stomach Continue reading
It is a promising herbal remedy, a common sight in the natural supplements aisle of your pharmacy. Principally, men use it most because it is believed to reduce a swollen prostate. But sometimes alternative health news isn’t so rosy, and Doctors Health Press must let you know: saw palmetto may not be the best bet for the prostate.
A new study, in the prestigious “Journal of the American Medical Association” found that saw palmetto does not relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, even when taken in very high doses.
Many older U.S. men take saw palmetto extract in an attempt to reduce bothersome symptoms of a swollen prostate, including frequent urination and a sense of urgency. Its use in Europe is even more widespread, because doctors often recommend saw palmetto Continue reading