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Food and Nutrients for Asthma

foods for Asthma

In our last post we talked about general lifestyle factors that can impact asthma. Another element of long-term asthma treatment is to include anti-inflammatory herbs and foods in the diet, since asthma involves inflammation of the bronchi and an inappropriate inflammatory reaction by the body to certain substances

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Lifestyle Advice for Asthma

asthma remedies

What would it be like to feel like each breath had to be pulled through a soda straw? Like no matter how hard you try to breathe, you simply can’t inhale hard enough to draw a breath? For all too many people, this happens all too often.

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Inflammation -- Natural Solutions

wellness

We are hearing a lot about inflammation these days. Yet it remains a mysterious process. It's considered to be undesirable by conventional and alternative practitioners alike. Still, it's a natural process. It's a local response to cellular injury that involves capillary dilatation, penetration by white blood cells, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and stiffness. It serves as a process for initiating the elimination of wastes and of damaged tissue.

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Skullcap -- Your Workhorse Herb

Skullcap herb

Here’s an old reliable. It’s not a trendy superstar, but it sure is a workhorse of the herb world. Today it is one of the most commonly used relaxant herbs in common practice today.

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Snuff Out Snoring

snoring remedies

A chain saw? A hibernating bear? A cement truck? Unfortunately, although it might actually be quieter to sleep next a chain saw, it’s your partner.

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Herb Profile: Benefits of Ginger

ginger tea

No one quite knows the origin of the zesty ginger root, called the “universal medicine” in Ayurveda, as it has never been found growing in the wild. The diverse benefits of ginger come in different forms it can be used fresh (grated or sliced), as a dried powder or “crystallized” with sugar.

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Colic - Fennel to the Rescue

colic baby

No need for you and your toddler to suffer, when herbal medicines can do such a great job of easing emergency colic. Fennel and herbal gripe water can bring relief.

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Herb Profile: Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric is extensively used as medicine in Ayurveda, the Indian system of healing, and to a lesser extent in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has wide application and is used to treat, among other conditions, arthritis, ulcer, flatulence, bloody urine, bruises, colic, chest pain, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hemorrhage, and toothache.

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Herb Profile: Ashwagandha & Ayurveda

Ashwagandha

Ashwaganda root (Withania somnifera) looks like an overnight sensation, but is really an ancient herb, used in Ayurveda. Sometimes named “winter cherry”, ashwaganda, a relative of tomatoes and potatoes, is the main tonic, especially for men, in the Ayurvedic herbalism, similar to ginseng in Chinese medicine.

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Candida and Athletes Foot -- Resolved with Herbs

Herbs for Candida and Athletes Foot

Obnoxious fungi are everywhere. And so many varieties! Fungus loves to live in the layer of skin that is not quite inside and not quite outside, where they are tough to kill with external treatments and a big challenge for the immune system from within. Look for fungus to infect every square inch of human skin, from ringworm to jock itch to toenail problems.

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