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Eating for Better Immunity, Part 2

Our relationship with food will influence our health outcomes and quality of life. sunflower and pumpkin seedsWhat we choose to eat day to day, week to week and year to year, can create either radiant good health and well-being or accelerate the aging process and induce preventable diseases. …

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Ashoka

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Saraca Asoca flowers and leaves

Ashoka (saraca asoca/saraca indica) is the oldest known species of tree in India and is considered sacred in the Hindu faith; it’s name means “without sorrow” or “that which gives no grief” in Sanskrit. This evergreen is regarded as a universal panacea in Ayurvedic medicine, and with good reason. Ashoka is not only used as an individual Ayurvedic remedy, for a variety of ailments, but as part of synergistic blends and in pharmaceutical drug formulations as well. For the sake of brevity, I will only discuss the most documented health benefits associated with this legendary herb. …

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Bladder cancer – The Bladder and Cancer

bladder-cancerBy Ian Gould

The Bladder is a term used to refer to the urinary bladder in the body. The urinary bladder stores urine until it is removed to the outside of the body. The urine from the kidney is collected in the bladder which is muscular and elastic in nature. Sometimes, the cells in the lining of the bladder begin to behave abnormally. The cells develop into tumors which may be cancerous in nature. When a cancer develops in the bladder it is referred to as the bladder cancer. This is a malignant type of tumor which can spread in the entire body and can even prove to be fatal.

Cancers of all types occur due uncontrolled cell division activity in some cells of the body. The activity of cell division is strongly controlled by the oncogene. Now, most cells have a specific cell life. After certain duration of time cells die and new cells are formed. But, in a mutated condition and due to environmental factors, oncogenic cells can lead to repeated division. In other words, cells which are supposed to die may not expire but to the contrary may continue to divide and form new cells such uncontrolled behavior leads to cancers. This behavior which is caused by the activation of oncogenes can occur for various reasons like viral infection.

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Arjuna

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Bark of the Terminalia Arjuna tree

Arjuna is one of those herbs that doesn’t just improve a few aspects of one’s health, it greatly benefits overall health and well-being. For thousands of years, Arjuna has been used both alone and as a support herb in Ayurvedic medicine because it is useful for several common health issues, but can also support the functioning of other herbal remedies; so, it should come as no surprise that modern scientists have discovered that Arjuna also supports the effects of pharmaceutical drugs. … This article has been updated and moved to the new Holistic Health & Living blog: http://www.holistichealthliving.com/2015/09/the-benefits-of-ayurvedic-medicine-arjuna/

 

The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Amla

Fresh Amla berries

Amla, also known as Amalaki and Indian gooseberry, is one of the most famous Ayurvedic herbs all time. It can be used inside and out. On the outside, it has been used to treat thinning hair and improve the look and feel of skin; on the inside, Amla has been used to treat diabetes, improve digestion and vision, boost immunity and relieve menstrual cramps. …

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The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

omega-3-3By Tommy David

They are called essential fatty acids (EFAs) because the body cannot make them, but they are absolutely vital for normal growth and development. These fats must be supplied by the diet. People living in modern westernised countries eat up to 30 times more omega-6 and omega-9 than omega-3 fatty acids, resulting in a widespread, relative deficiency of omega-3 fats.

Excess omega-6 fatty acids create inflammation that results in allergic and inflammatory disorders and make the body more prone to heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Diets rich in omega-3 acids and/or omega-3 supplements can restore the balance and prevent, and possibly reverse, these disease processes.

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