After the heart and lungs, the liver is perhaps your most vital organ. When it shuts down, you die. Extreme liver conditions may result in the eventual need for dangerous liver transplants.
A sluggish liver can manifest a malaise of symptoms that lead to misdiagnoses for other chronic autoimmune diseases. This sluggishness can be prevented and also corrected through rejuvenating Continue reading →
One of the traditional alternative medicines of ancient Chinese tradition, an herb called dan shen, is winning over North Americans. Its effects are said to extend to the liver, heart, immune system, lungs, and increased energy.
Dan shen is regularly used to treat a range of health conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Continue reading →
Don’t think that you’re going to walk into your health care practitioner’s office and walk out with a prescription for antibiotics in response to your bronchitis.
Since the usual cause of bronchitis is a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective at treating this respiratory problem. Antibiotics can only defeat bacterial infections. So most cases of bronchitis don’t require this form of treatment. Continue reading →
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise. It is one of the worst things that can strike your lungs, a nasty combination of bronchitis and emphysema. Caused mostly by smoking (and, to a lesser extent, air pollution and genetics), COPD begins as the former. The first word in the term underlines its inherent danger, as “chronic” means long-lasting and recurring. Continue reading →
… that beet juice is an astonishingly effective treatment for leukemia and other cancers?
The beautiful crimson color of the beet comes from betacyanins, natural compounds that also happen to be extremely powerful cancer-fighting agents. Beets also contain an amino acid called betaine, packed with anti-cancer properties Continue reading →
“Qi” is the essence of life that flows through nature and our bodies. Most of Chinese medicine is fixated at realigning the flow of Qi to restore health. One type of massage that is very popular, and very soothing is called “Tui Na.”
First, a quick look at the concept of Qi. Meridians are the energy channels that the Qi flows through. Continue reading →
The state of your overall health may be as simple to discern as using Chinese face reading to examine your face. So say ancient healing systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Face reading (mien shiang or mien xiang, pronounced “myen-shung”) originated in China nearly 3,000 years ago. Originally, this medical art was practiced by Taoist monk healers. Today, Eastern practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Continue reading →
According to a new study, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease. This is yet another damaging finding about the world’s most preventative cause of death. The health advice is clear as can be: it’s never to late to quit smoking. Continue reading →
Many health secrets involve the hidden things that tend to cause illness. That is what this piece of health news is about. And anyone with breathing issues, notably asthma, should pay attention. Continue reading →
Communicating with a doctor can be difficult since doctor’s appointments are often rushed and end quickly. And now researchers have uncovered another difficulty: Patients are illiterate when it comes to anatomy and don’t know where their organs are located. Most of them can’t even locate their hearts. Continue reading →
With flu season here; it’s time to start reinforcing your immune system. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting lots of vitamin C in the fruits and vegetables you eat. You’ll also want to get some exercise and keep up with the clinically proven cold and flu prevention tactic of washing your hands throughout the day. If you follow all this health advice, hopefully you’ll fight off any cold and flu bugs that you happen to come in contact with. But, if you do come down with a cold and symptoms settle into your lungs and chest, there’s a herb that can come to the rescue. Echinacea is heavily recommended during flu season by many naturopathic doctors — and for good reason. Continue reading →
A 30-year study of 126,293 individuals shows that drinking too much alcohol independently raises your chance of developing lung cancer. The authors noted that low to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages appeared to have no effect on risk. Continue reading →