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1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 26, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Natural Remedies

 

The demands of modern life can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and physicians all too often prescribe medications with significant side effects that make it difficult to function.

Sales of antidepressants continue to rise and industry experts are forecasting that sales of these anti-stress medications will reach almost $6 billion by 2017. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) about one in every 10 Americans is taking a prescription antidepressant and among women from 40 to 50, the figure is one in four.[1]

Antidepressants most widely prescribed come from a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and include well-known antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

Kava is a root that is best known for its relaxing qualities and has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. Kava is said to produce a feeling of relaxation, elevate mood, wellbeing and contentment, and several studies have found that kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and related nervous disorders. …read more of 1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray here

 
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Tips for Recovering from Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
November 14, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

You have just been through a bout of food poisoning or stomach “bug” and you’re wondering why you still cannot eat a normal diet. The worst symptoms, vomiting and/or diarrhea are over, thankfully, but your stomach is still a bit gurgly and upset.

One potential cause could be the Norovirus, which is a highly contagious and easily contracted from an infected person, food, water, or a contaminated surface.

As you recover from your illness, it is important to consider whether your food poisoning either a virus, a parasite or bacteria caused the food poisoning. If you have a sensitive stomach, your condition may lead to a condition known as “Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

A viral “food poisoning” most often has a rapid, violent onset, reaching a peak of vomiting and diarrhea and resolves within 24 to 48 hours. Viral food poisoning can leave you feeling nauseous and unable to tolerate your normal diet. …read more of Tips for Recovering from Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning here

 
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Increasing Muscle Strength with Fenugreek

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
August 9, 2013
File under: Alternative Therapies, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies

The spice fenugreek appears to improve muscle strength and weight lifting power output significantly, while possessing anti-cancer properties in vitro.

In this two-minute video Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds, I profile a study entitled, “The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males.”

Something had a “significant impact on both upper and lower-body strength and body composition in comparison to placebo in a double blind controlled trial.

These changes were obtained with no clinical side effects. Something allowed these men to leg press an extra hundred pounds compared to those given the placebo.

And what was the magical substance? Powdered fenugreek! And it is a spice that may very well double as an anti-cancer agent. …read more of Increasing Muscle Strength with Fenugreek here

 
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10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
July 9, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies

The buildup of plaque in arteries brought on by high levels of cholesterol in the blood can be a concern for many people. Sometimes, it can be confusing just where cholesterol is found in the foods they eat.

Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products. Beef, poultry, fish, eggs and all dairy products. There is no cholesterol in plant foods – not in grains, legumes, vegetables or fruit. Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and foods like broccoli and beans do not have a liver.

Cholesterol levels in the blood rise slightly with age and women generally have a higher HDL cholesterol level than men. Cholesterol levels can also be an inherited trail and thus run in families.

Besides monitoring cholesterol levels, it’s important to follow a healthy ayurvedic diet and daily routine to enhance fat metabolism. …read more of 10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check here

 
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Ayurvedic Eye Care

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
June 14, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Eye Care, Natural Remedies

Most people pay attention to their eyes only when they have a problem. Yet the many hours we spend watching TV and working at the computer can take a toll on eye health.

According to Ayurveda, the eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. All five elements play a role in maintaining eye health. Earth (prithivi) governs the muscular part of the eye, fire (tejas) rules the blood vessels, air (vayu) governs the color, water (apu) dominates the white area, and space (akasha) controls the tear ducts and channels.

Healthy Eye Habits

Never stare continuously at fixed objects in the distance. Blink periodically and look away at short intervals to prevent eye strain. Staring at the TV up close is one of the main causes of myopia (near-sightedness). Watch TV from at least ten feet away. …read more of Ayurvedic Eye Care here

 
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