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The Truth About Holistic And Alternative Medicine

Why More And More People Turn To Holistic And Alternative Medicine For Health Care
What we think of today as “alternative” or “complementary” medicine used to be all the medicine there was.

Doctors were not educated at universities, instead, they apprenticed with an established doctor. They learned how to make diagnosis and prepare medications in the form of ointments, syrups, teas and poultices.

These home-grown healers used herbs and natural remedies from plant-based sources.

Western medical science only developed as rationalism and empiricism began to be the norm for explaining phenomena. In fact, what used to be regarded as the medical arts was not regarded as “science” until after a more scientific cause for disease and infection was established by scientists like Louis Pasteur. From then on, medicine has only regarded practices and treatments that are based upon scientific facts and scientific research and reasoning.

Today, medical education is regulated and standardized. 

Important Healthy Eating Tips For Baby Boomers

As people age, their bodies require extra care and attention to ensure that health and vitality are maintained. The number of calories one needs begins to decline, making it important that every calorie consumed is filled with the necessary nutrients aging bodies require.

Many boomers notice that as they slow down, they need more rest and specific foods to feel energized. The diet one keeps as they age can make a big difference when it comes to longevity and energy, making it imperative that the right foods are included in one’s everyday lifestyle.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of choices to consider, and senior boomers may not know where to begin when building their new healthy diet.

Starting Out: Foods to Avoid
Empty calories are dangerous as people age because they literally deny the body the vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Though these food may have been part of one’s diet in the past, they should be avoided as they get older.

Deep Fried Food:
As people a…

5 Ways Flaxseed Is An Amazing Food Source

Flaxseed is truly an amazing nutritional goldmine that can benefit you in many different ways. Despite its diminutive size, this potent plant based foodstuff is chock-full with essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and nutrients that help prevent diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease.

Moreover, consuming flaxseed can boost metabolism, and promote weight loss due to its very high fiber content. Fiber content is good for diabetics because fiber slows sugar absorption.

History Of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds have been used since ancient times. Many historians suggest, these seeds were cultivated in 3,000 BC by the Babylonians.

They were also used by ancient civilizations as food and medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions and disorders despite the fact that back in those there were not any explanations to back up its effectiveness.

As a matter of fact, ancient civilizations believed that these seeds were so strong that even the great Charlemagne passed a law that required all his…

6 Characteristics Of The Fit and Healthy

A person who categorically dreads exercise will never achieve fitness.

Exercising and a healthy diet are two required elements fit people use to achieve and maintain fitness.

1. Therefore, if what you are doing in the gym or at home does not excite you, then it is time to try other forms of exercising until you find one you can enjoy and stick with.

2. Eat Healthily

If you converse with very fit people about how they train, you will find they listen to their body as far as recognizing what and how much to eat. Over time, they have determined what helps them feel right, what keeps them full between meals and what kinds of food gives them the energy they need to make it through hard workouts.

One thing you will find they do not talk about is the latest diet craze - at least not seriously. Why? Because they know what works for them and why take a gamble on trying something unproven on their body.

3. Prioritize Health

Fit people put their diet and exercising ahead of everything else. If …

The Best Weight Loss Secrets For Women

The Best Way for Women to Lose Weight
By Marik Singh

Losing weight is a hot topic and always will be. Whether you have a lot or a little to lose, you want to know the best way to shed those unwanted pounds.

There is a lot of one-size-fits-all advice making the rounds, and it is just not working for women.

The reason that it is not working is men and women do not lose weight the same way - even when using the same methods.

You only have to look at the difference in a man and a woman's distribution of fat cells to understand this.

A woman tends to have all over body issues when it comes to the distribution of fat.

Woman gain fat from the neck to the arms to the midsection to the thighs.

A man generally gains most of his weight in his belly, but everyone is unique, so you cannot generalize too much.

The Role of Your Metabolism in Weight Loss
You can watch what you eat and work out just as hard as the next person works and find yourself struggling to shed every single pound. A body&#…

Pilates: Terrific Health Benefits

Improve your quality of life and health today! Everyone can agree that regular exercise is necessary for the overall health and fitness of humans. No matter what type of program or workout is used, the most important part is that you move and move regularly.

Sedentary lifestyles can lead to a plethora of diseases and ailments, and overweight and obesity. Plus, what some may not have considered is the fact that a sedentary lifestyle can also lead to much more difficult senior years.

As the body ages it begins to lose muscle, and bone strength degrades. This can result in decreased function and mobility in retirement years where one should be vital and equipped to enjoy retirement.

Recent research has also shown that regular exercise is one of the factors of Alzheimer’s prevention and lowering the risk of dementia often seen in the aging population.

For those who are still young and vital, exercise has many rewards for the body, mind and soul. Stay strong and energized by following a…

Prevent Cognitive Decline In Aging

Cognitive abilities include the mind involvements like memory, reasoning, awareness and processing information, all of which are required to perform any task.

As one is getting older, cognitive capacity to handle different mind skills deteriorates. This could lead to even more serious complications like dementia.

Factors that contribute to cognitive decline include lack of mental activity, increase in age, malnutrition, diabetes, not exercising, high blood pressure, depression and even genes.

Read on to find out how you can recognize cognitive decline and the options that you can embrace to prevent cognitive decline even as you age.

Tips on How to Prevent Cognitive Decline

• Vital exercises As you grow older, the brain changes too this accounts for the slow information processing experienced by old people. This situation can be improved through exercising some parts of the brain thus helping older adults improve their capacity to learn.

• Boosting brain cell energy Younger brain …

Do You Need More Strength Or Better Endurance?

You have heard about strength training and you have heard about endurance training. You may be wondering which the best is for you, or which is right for you.

Many fitness experts often tout one or the other.
This is generally owing to their personal preference, the one they prefer to work on.

Many will also give you well-rounded advice and a well-rounded work out. For your health and fitness, you can use both. If you have been away from fitness for a while, you will likely want to start with endurance training.

If you already get in some fitness time, you may wish to add some strength training to your workouts.

Let us break down the differences and why each is important.

Strength training helps build muscle. Over time that adds to your endurance. You can also use the same method of strength training as you can for some endurance training. We will discuss that in a bit, but first I want to impress upon you the importance of strength training.

You gain strength by lifting weights. D…

Women Over 40: Important Health Tests

The female body constitutes an amazing machine. Strong, durable, soft, and beautiful, it is also unique in its intricate workings, one of which is the ability to withstand bearing children.

While there are numerous similarities between men and women in regards to preventive health care, there are also many differences.

As women age, their bodies can change in significant ways and as time goes by there is the possibility for certain health conditions to develop.

Owing to this, it is important that all women get specific health screenings and at particular times. For women 40 and over, there are tests that are extremely important to retain optimal health and wellness and to detect any disease that can be terminal, one of the most important of which is cancer.

Take charge of your life and your health by running through this checklist of important health screenings.

Why Health Screenings Are Important
Health screenings help doctors check for diseases and conditions that can develop as you…
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