Coconut’s traditional name reflects its numerous health benefits: kalpavriksha — Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.” Healers in ancient India recognized the coconut palm as a superior immunity booster, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial therapy.
Turmeric, the spice that makes mustard yellow, has medical folks making plans for a new weapon in the war on cancer. An extract of the turmeric root contains the phytochemical curcumin, which has been shown to eliminate cancer cells from the body. And it costs as little as $8 to administer at levels that rival the effects of chemotherapy.
Turmeric, a perennial herb prized in Ayurvedic medicine, is also known as the gold-colored Indian spice used to make curry. Now, it’s winning renown as nutritional chemotherapy.
This low-cost, natural substance is taken by countless people every day to prevent cancer — and at chemotherapy levels to treat cancer in early and advanced stages without side effects.
Taking dietary supplements and herbal supplements is something that thousands of Americans do every day as a part of an alternative approach to good health and wellness. Now, research conducted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center indicates that certain complementary therapies are being suggested by healthcare professionals.
A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found those mind-body therapies (MBTs) like yoga, deep breathing and meditation are more and more often being prescribed as a holistic way to supplement traditional medical methods.
The report determined that of more than 23,000 MBT-practicing households included in a survey, 3 percent reported having initiated the activity at the urging of a physician. This figure translates to approximately 6.3 million Americans who use MBTs as part of a medical referral.
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