* Try ginger (Zingiber officinale). Of 30 pregnant women with NVP, 70.4 per cent said they felt better when taking 250 mg of powdered ginger (Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 1991; 38: 19-24). Ginger tea, ginger ale or ginger biscuits also help.
An amazing four out of five adults will experience significant low-back pain at some time during their life. The most common reason, say experts, is work-related back injuries, but activities at home and at play can also result in back pain.
Everywhere I look in medicine these days, I am seeing improbable connections.
In our cover story this month, we’ve discovered that macular degeneration tends to be present in people with heart problems,
A stroke occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die as a result of the decreased blood flow and subsequent lack of oxygen.
Preliminary research suggests that the herb Ginkgo biloba can help halt the disorder and repigment the skin. The herb is a powerful antioxidant and immune-system modulator, and it may be these qualities that help it to work.
Many depressed people get a boost from taking extra nutrients, such as tyrosine, tryptophan, methionine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e), DHEA, acetylcarnitine, vitamin C, gamma- and alpha-linolenic acid, calcium, magnesium, lithium and zinc.
Diet plays an integral role in allergy/sensitivity-type disorders such as atopic and allergic contact eczema. While the buildup of chemicals in the body puts increasing stress on the immune system, a nutrient-deficient diet weakens immunity even...
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