Thursday, August 28, 2014

Heal Your Dog With Natural Dog Treatment

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There has been a lot of speculation recently on how mainstream medical dog treatment affects the life span of your dog. This is because recent medical research suggests that certain medications can have harmful side effects. This is why more and more veterinarians are actually advising natural treatments for canine ailments and providing the knowledge you need to heal your dog naturally. For thousands of years before dogs were domesticated, they would search for herbs to make them feel better when they were feeling ill. It was a hardwired instinct that was very beneficial to them.


As dog owners, we love our dogs. They are not just a dog to us, they are family so therefore we want the best dog treatment for them. In the past, we thought that it meant regular veterinarian visits and the most expensive dog foods only found at a veterinarians office. However, this has changed. This is not to say that veterinarians did not know what they were talking about. This is not the case. Medicine is something that we learn more about every day. This is also true of veterinary medicine and modern dog treatment is changing. Veterinarians are realizing that a dog's body can not work properly when certain chemicals are introduced, as well as the fact that they are more susceptible to the adverse effects of chemicals in some medications.


Knowing how to heal your dog naturally can help increase the life span of your pet.


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Medicines often have side effects. So it is understandable that we would want to make sure that our dogs are not subject to this. Even vaccinations are being re-thought by veterinarians. Whereas veterinarians used to recommend having dogs vaccinated annually, most vets advise now against this. Instead, it is recommended to provide these vaccinations every three to five years. A yearly vaccination routine has been found to cause blood diseases and in some rare instances, cancer.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Healing Fibroids Naturally With a Fibroids Diet

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If you have fibroids, you will probably have explored your treatment options with your doctor and realized that for most women, there appears to be no satisfactory solution. For women with mild symptoms, taking no action is an option as fibroids are rarely dangerous. If, however, your fibroids are disrupting your day to day life and well-being, you should certainly be proactive and healing fibroids naturally with a fibroid diet is worthy of consideration.


Firstly, it is important to understand that there is no one cause of fibroids, which is one of the reasons why conventional medicine is useless when it comes to treating the root cause. Medication can temporarily shrink fibroids, but is not a long term solution and surgery can remove individual or groups of fibroids. However, as these options do nothing to treat the root cause, the fibroids are very likely to return.


Healing fibroids naturally is only possible when you treat all the possible root causes simultaneously and a fibroid diet is one aspect of a holistic treatment. As it is impossible to isolate the precise causes in individuals, successful treatment will include dietary measures, detoxification of the liver, exercise, herbal remedies, supplements, measures to reduce estrogen, to name a few.


Most of us already know what makes the basis of a good healthy eating plan and a fibroid diet represents a further development on from this.


One contributory factor in fibroid growth is an excess of estrogen. Now although some of this is hereditary, there are also other sources, including from our diet and from our fat stores. Sources from our diet can include non-organic meats and from plastics and packaging, which bring us an undesirable level of estrogen mimicking compounds which the body finds difficult to eliminate. It is therefore advisable to stick to organic produce and try to buy foods which are not wrapped in plastics. Soft, microwaveable plastic wrap can be a culprit as the compounds can leach into the foods which are wrapped in them.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Healing Fibroids Naturally and Quickly

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If you have fibroids, like many women you may be very disappointed with the options offered to you by your doctor and you may have decided to try to discover if healing fibroids naturally and quickly is possible. The truth is that there really is no conventional treatment which will get rid of fibroids permanently, with even surgery often just a temporary fix.


The reason why conventional medicine is not much help is because of the nature of fibroids themselves. Fibroids actually grow in response of a number of factors. There is no "one" cause of fibroids and it is actually impossible to pinpoint the exact causes which might have caused your fibroids. However, it can be narrowed down to a range of possibilities, such as elements of your diet, lifestyle and hereditary factors. The only way to shrink fibroids is to eliminate the root causes from your life and this is something which is down to you and the efforts you are prepared to make.


Having said this, if you are prepared to make a number of lifestyle and dietary changes, then healing fibroids naturally and quickly can be perfectly possible for most women. You will need to be proactive and take charge of your own treatment. To be completely successful, you will need to use a system which includes the following protocols:-


* Toxin elimination


* Full dietary overhaul including supplementation


* Digestion enhancement including the immune system*


* Stress management


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* Relaxation


* Liver Cleansing


* Parasite elimination


* Exercise


Very often, the reason why certain plans fail is that they are not comprehensive enough. There is no doubt that, say, changing your diet to a fibroid-fighting diet may help give some symptomatic relief, it is unlikely to be successful in healing fibroids permanently.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Headaches Don't Begin in Your Head

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Did you know that there are basically two types of headaches? They are vasoconstrictive and vasodilative and once you know which one you have, you can learn how to prevent them and stop the pain.


Vasoconstrictive Headaches


This type headache is generally caused by muscle tension in the neck and shoulders that inhibits the flow of blood and oxygen to the head. This muscle tension can be from many cause, stress, physical ailment or lymphatic stagnation.


Symptoms: Some people refer to these as "tension" headaches but they can be very severe. The symptoms include pressure, a tight, crushing pain that feels like your head is in a vice or being compressed. Many times the tension in the neck and shoulders can cause subluxation in the neck where the neck just feels like it's out of place.


Treatment: A chiropractor is skilled in relieving subluxations and may be helpful. You can also try massaging the neck, shoulders and head sometimes that works just as well. In addition to basic massage techniques, a hot compress can be helpful. Herbs, taken internally, will help to relax the muscles and increase blood flow to the head. These antispasmodic herbal remedies may also help:


Black Cohosh


Nerve Eight


Kava Kava


Lobelia


Herbal Sleep


Valerian


Stress Relief


Passion Flower


Ginkgo


Kudzu/St. John's Wort


Magnesium can also be very effective in relieving muscle tension and cramping. Taking Kudzu/St. John's wort and Magnesium on a regular basis may be effective in preventing further tension headaches. Natural headache relief is always a healthier choice than taking over the counter drugs which can have detrimental side effects to the body.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Heal Two Times Faster From Common Colds With Herbal Supplements

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When you are dehydrated, do not have sufficient sleep or inadvertently caught a chill, your immune system may be down. You get a as a result. You experience symptoms that leave you feeling sick and tired. These include headaches, body aches, fevers, coughing, a runny nose, and generally an overall weakness in your body. To fight the common cold, you can take an over the counter cold medication and wait it out. However, if you want to heal two times faster from your cold, then you may wish to consider consuming herbal supplements.


Herbalists say that there are many herbal remedies that can help increase your immune system; thereby cutting short the healing process. Herbal remedies can be taken in the form of supplements in the required dosages to help you fight your cold. Here are some examples:


1. Echinacea Herbal Supplements. Echinacea have been used over the centuries because not only can it cure the common cold but it can also treat other upper respiratory problems. Echinacea works by boosting the production of immune cells that help fight disease. It is recommended that echinacea be taken in the form of a tincture or as a capsule or tablet. This is not an herb that you should take constantly though. Instead, take it at the first signs of illness, then for 1 or 2 weeks afterwards before you stop taking it for a while. Not following this set of guidelines can be counteractive as in that your immune system becomes depressed instead. When you do take this you should take approximately 175 to 225 milligrams of Echinacea 2 or 3 times a day.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Headaches Defined and Treatments that Actually Work

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Headaches are quite common. Everybody gets them, albeit some are more severe than others and some can indicate something more severe. Everyone has had them - sinus and allergy headaches, migraines, etc... This article will answer the questions of what causes them and how we should treat them.


Tension and allergy related headaches. When you feel pressure in your sinus areas or if you feel pressure around the top part of your head this is what you are experiencing. They are usually a dull bothersome ache that feels like a weight hanging from that area. They also tend to slow your reactions and make you lethargic. They can last from a few hours to a few days. Allergy headaches are usually associated with sneezing, stuffy nose, and can drain from one side to the other. Treatment for these headaches is similar - acetaminophnen (ibuprofen) usually works to reduce the severity of this headache. Also, Claritin works well for alergy related symptoms. For more severe tension headaches doctors have been known to use oxygen machines and a few injectable drugs that give a more immediate effect.


Migraines. These can be quite serious and are by far the most painful. They feel like a burst blood vessel or artery as they have a pulsing feel to them. They can be so painful that they can make you sick to your stomach (nausea), cause light sensativity and even virtigo. Migraines are quite prevalent and can also indicate something more severe like a brain tumor, a weakened blood vessel, abnormal changes in blood pressure and pH, etc... Repeated patterns of migraines or other headaches should be brought to the attention of your doctor for this reason. Your body many times will tell you when something is wrong and a abnormal or irregular headache or bodyache that has become chronic is a good indication that something may be off. It may be as simple as a hormonal imbalance, new stress, etc... Regardless, your doctor knows best and it should be brought to their attention. There are over the counter products that contain pain relievers and caffeine that may work. Doctors usually prescribe beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and other various narcotics.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Ugly Carbs - Carbohydrates in Your Diet

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Good carbs, bad carbs... What's the difference?


Good carbs, bad cards -- they're both carbohydrates. The short word for carbohydrates is "carbs." Carbs are organic compounds composed of hydrogen and oxygen (like water). Naturally, they are called carbohydrates. The abbreviation is CHO -- carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Together, the carbohydrates in your diet, proteins and fats comprise the three essential macronutrients your body needs for good health.


What do Carbohydrates do?


The most important carbohydrate is glucose, a simple sugar (monosaccaride) that is metabolized by nearly all known organisms. The human body, through aerobic respiration, metabolizes glucose and oxygen to release energy with carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. The brain and neurons generally cannot burn fat for energy, but can use glucose or ketones. Oxidation of 1 gram of carbohydrates yields approximately 4 kcal of energy -- hence we say 1 gram = 4 Calories (capital C means 1000).


The Good Carbs


Whole grains include the whole seeds, not just the refined flour inside the seed shell. The germ of the grain has lots of vitamins and minerals. Whole grains contain phytochemicals such as lignans, flavenoids and polyphenols. Most whole wheat products are brown in color. Fiber can't be digested, so it helps slow down digestion making you feel full. Multi-grain breads are good. Oats are rich in beta glucans which absorbs cholesterol. Buy 100% whole grain breads and 100% whole grain pastas.


The Bad Carbs


Nutritionally, all sugars are the same. White sugar, raw sugar and honey should be used as little as possible. Instead, rely on the naturally-occurring simple carbs in fruits and vegetables.