Green smoothies, also known as green cocktails, are prepared from green leaves plants. It’s not a secret that greenery is rich in nutrients, though the ingredients are extremely rarely used for food preparation, and many argue that it is pretty tough to digest. Nutritionists suggest that it is caused by a lack of gastric juice and weak jaws that simply cannot chew plants to a creamy consistency. Creamed greens are well prepared for digestion, and if you add some fruit flavor you’ll enjoy a delicious cocktail.
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Liver is a vital organ that plays a crucial role in proper body functioning. Thus, it takes the brunt of virtually all the bad habits and takes care of the functions you’ve probably never heard of. So let us fix the knowledge gap and answer the most frequent questions regarding liver.
Acupuncture, one of the oldest treatment methods in the history of medicine, is successfully applied in the complex rehabilitation measures for various diseases. The essence of the practice lies in making an impact on the well-defined points of the skin surface, head, face, trunk and extremities, and characterized by a certain strength, nature and duration. The micro-irritation is carried by the thinnest metal needle of 0.2 – 0.3 mm diameter, made of silver or high-grade stainless steel boasting spectacular flexibility and insignificant oxidizability.
Since ancient times, scientists and philosophers have been admitting the vitality of connection of human physical and mental conditions. In the V century BC Socrates argued that there is no physical illness, separated from the soul. Plato lamented that a big mistake is made where bodily and mental illnesses are treated by different doctors – the body can not be separated from the soul.
Autumn dank months are almost inevitably sowing cold among the masses, but fortunately, this is where herbs and natural remedies come to the rescue. Boasting generally mild and efficient action, medicinal herbs have been used to treat cold for long centuries: from Hippocrates and Qin era to Archibald Menzies times and further on. Herbal medicine has been carefully absorbing the wisdom piece by piece, from one generation to another, to offer a wealth of knowledge to informational society. Being less toxic and having fewer side effects in comparison with synthetic drugs, herbal remedies are oftentimes prescribed to the elderly, children and pregnant women.
Naturopathy is a set of treatment methods, alternative to the ones practiced in traditional medicine and based on the postulate of inherent ability of man for self-healing.
The main difference of naturopatihc medicine from the official one consists in the way how health issues are considered. Conventional medicine implies treating the disease, not the patient; therefore, its mission is extremely narrow-focused. Thus, traditional medicine doesn’t consider the body as an integrated system that has a huge internal capacity to maintain health. The position of naturopathy is fundamentally different: it claims that solving all the health problems can be solved in a natural way.
According to botany specialists, our planet is a home to several hundred thousand species of plants, only a few tens of thousands of which have been studied and described by scientists, herbology experts and ethnoscience adherents. The archaeologists claim that over the life of humanity, people have massively used plants for food, clothing manufacturing , treatment of diseases and cosmetics production.
Treatment and prevention of diseases using medicinal plants and natural products is a gigantic industry finding itself on the crest of a wave and estimated at about 90 billion dollars. It is believed that at least half of all diseases can be successfully treated by means of plant origin, and herbal remedies are prescribed in treatment of a broad variety of health issues of various nature. The treatment is achieved due to glycosides, essential oils, alkaloids and tannins that herbs contain; having a pronounced impact on the human body, herbal remedies may be designed for ingestion and external application.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine where treatment is based on the two essential principles. The first one implies that a disease can be cured using the medications that produce effects resembling the disease itself (similia similibus curantur). Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, believed that an overdose of certain drugs leads to symptoms of the same disease being treated, therefore he laid the foundation of homeopathy basing on the law of similars.
Despite the widely spread myth, depression is not a disease, but a symptom in an overwhelming majority of cases; the symptom that is ultimately caused by the problem with the neurotransmitters. In turn, the neurotransmitters issue is also caused by something, something that has to be identified. There is a specific list of issues needed to be reconsidered in depression treatment, and since this list is not infinite, the 99% of non-major depression cases can be treated with no medicaments.
Homeopathic remedies have proved their unsurpassed effectiveness in treatment of numerous diseases; otherwise it wouldn’t have survived a day in the rigid medicine realm. The interest in alternative medicine is partially conditioned by a permanently growing number of patients suffering from side effects caused by synthetic drugs. Not many know that during 2006, the worldwide sales of homeopathic medicines have increased by 40%, which is twice as high as conventional drugs (allopathic) medicine in terms of growth.
Hayfever is a widespread name of pollen allergy, the main symptom of which is allergic rhinitis. The term ‘hayfever’, appeared in 1829 and today it is no longer relevant, because the disease has nothing to do with hay or fever conditions. Hayfever is primarily accompanied by rhinitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nasal cavity. In cases where the inflammatory response is caused by allergies, rhinitis is assigned an allergic type, while allergenic substances are considered to be allergens.
If allergic rhinitis is provoked by pollen, then such form of disease is inevitably characterised by seasonality. The cause for rhinitis occurring throughout the year is nothing but house dust in nine cases out of ten.