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The answer for an ebbing sex life is not a pharmaceutical, but change in lifestyle and eating habits. Sexuality is also intimately linked to health: sex is healthy and unhealthiness destroys sex.
When a person is obese, their sex life suffers. A report from Duke University Medical Center shows that morbidly obese Americans are 25 times more likely than those of normal weight to report problems with their sex lives. That is a dramatic difference.
Problems of achieving a satisfactory erection are fairly common. If the problem does not originate from lack of lust and is great enough to make normal intercourse impossible, the condition is called erectile dysfunction (impotence). Erection problems are caused by combined physical and psychological factors.
Our society has been moving toward better eating habits. The more we learn about proper foods and habits, the more we come to realize that what we feed our food matters as much as what food we eat. First we were told to cut red meat out of our diet, and then we were advised not to eat chickens raised on feed and confined to a barn. The information regarding free range versus factory raised chicken indicates the free range is a healthier bird, and thereby provides a healthier meat. It stands to reason that if what our chickens eat affects our health, then what our cows eat would too.
Sexual desire and pleasure is our birthright. After all, we were created naked and with different genitals. There must have been a plan in mind. We are sexual beings from the day we're born until the day we die. Sex is fundamental to our lives and seems to be the area of life that most deeply touches our most personal issues. Our sexuality is a core expression of who we are. We can hide with sex, we can hide from sex, but we cannot be fully ourselves sexually and hide.
The likelihood of sexual activity during later life is related to how sexually active a person was during his or her younger years. Given an available partner, a person who was sexually active in younger years is likely to remain active into late adulthood.
Herbs have been used in many cultures around the world to stimulate sexual arousal, physical sexual feelings and sexual abilities. In the modern world herbs are increasingly used to increase sexual pleasure as well as reverse sexual dysfunction. Herbs are used both in their original form or as additives in tinctures, ointments or pills.
After the nuclear meltdowns in Japan, fears of radiation exposure caused a run on salt products in a variety of areas, including here in Gold Beach where requests for kelp and potassium iodide spiked considerably. We have nothing to fear but fear itself, however. At this time, there isn't any real threat from radiation to residents of Oregon.
Do you have a relative or friend who has cardiovascular or heart problems? If these folks are taking drugs daily for high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart problems including blood thinners to prevent stroke, you should find this issue worth reading. Feel free to share it with others.
Modern medicine still focuses on disease instead of wellness. In my opinion, that's simply the wrong approach! If you want to save on health care and sidestep the red tape so prevalent in the insurance industry, look to prevention. It's a lot cheaper to keep from getting sick in the first place.
Every new year provides us an opportunity to evaluate our quality of life and consider making some positive changes for our Life Journey. In this period of evaluation the subject of health is bound to come up. If it doesn't, then it is time to set some new priorities.
You should seriously consider using supplements such as CoQ10 for dental health. Some researchers consider gum disease to be a marker for CoQ10 deficiency. CoQ10 is also very important for cardiovascular and heart health and it enables every cell in your body to work more efficiently.
Back in the 1930's, a dentist named Dr. Weston Price traveled throughout the South Pacific, examining traditional diets and their effect on dental and overall health. He found that those eating diets high in coconut products were healthy and trim, despite the high fat concentration in their diet, and that heart disease was virtually nonexistent.
Ten years ago, Professor Bruce Pomerance of the University of Toronto concluded that properly prescribed and correctly taken pharmaceutical drugs were the fourth leading cause of death in the US. More recently, Johns Hopkins Medical School refined this research and discovered that medical errors and prescription drugs together may actually be the leading cause of death. Basically this means that the primary form of "health care" and treatment actually kills more people than any disease plaguing our society.
You can slow down your aging process and help reduce heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Here are some tips from U.S. News and World Report on how to do it:
Most people want to maintain their bodily function well into their later years. Whether imbalances are caused by genetic predisposition, by normal wear and tear on our bodies, or by environmental and lifestyle factors, the proper nutrients can compensate and help our bodies maintain their dynamic homeostasis.
Metabolic refers to metabolism, or how the body uses energy. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that, when combined, greatly increase a person's risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. You may have metabolic syndrome if you have at least three heart disease risk factors.
Deep down, Americans tend to believe that more care is better care. We recoil from efforts to restrict care. However, it's easy to come up with arguments for why we need to do so.
The present practice of treating disease with pharmaceutical drugs and surgery that is practiced in the U.S. will continue to cause the increase of medical costs and eventually bankrupt the new health plan.
Disease and disability are far more expensive than even the most costly health foods and supplements. If you don't take care of your body and continue to abuse it by eating the wrong foods and inactivity, the cost will be far higher than your grocery bills could ever be.
When patients get better by ingesting a sugar pill, medicine defines it as the placebo effect. Rob Williams suggests that it would be more appropriate to refer to it as the perception effect. He refers to the belief effect to stress that our perceptions, whether they are accurate or inaccurate, equally impact our behavior and our bodies.
Infectious disease medicine practiced today is based on the "germ theory" as put forward by Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). His theory viewed the body as a sterile machine that will operate properly unless a foreign substance is introduced. In contrast, the famous French physiologist, Claude Bernard (1813-1878) focused on the importance of the body's internal environment, contending that the whole must be sick before any germ can make us ill.
There is a growing awareness in the medical community that a lot of what has been diagnosed and treated as depression among older people may instead be a natural process of reorientation. There's a kind of drawing-inward that seems to be part of the process of aging. Not a paranoid drawing-inward or being afraid of the world, just a kind of deepening.
Studies have shown that people with gum disease almost always have low levels of CoQ10. That's because in order for your gums to heal you need healthy levels of cellular energy and CoQ10 is the substance that energizes your cells. As early as the 1970s, researchers reported that CoQ10 dosages as low as 50 to 75 mg per day often healed deteriorating gums, sometimes within days.
Vitamin D is not "just a vitamin," but rather the only known substrate for a potent, pleiotropic (meaning it produces multiple effects), repair and maintenance seco-steroid hormone that serves multiple gene-regulatory functions in your body.
It's safe to say that a drug intended to prevent heart disease, but which actually causes heart failure, is not the right treatment for most people. Statin drugs offer a "cure" that is far worse than the disease.
Every surgery, even a so-called "minor surgery," is potentially dangerous. Government statistics estimate that 12,000 people die each year from unnecessary operations. So why would doctors recommend unneeded surgeries? Besides the financial considerations to fill hospital beds and utilize surgical suites, physicians are stuck in the mindset that invasive procedures are the best treatment course for their patients.
Direct-to-consumer drug ads on TV often plant a seed in your mind that you may be sick. Drug companies are masters at disease mongering - inventing non-existent diseases and exaggerating minor ones, with the end result making you rush to your doctor to request their drug solutions. This is particularly true for emotional problems like depression.
Medical journals, the supposed bastions of scientific research, have become little more than infomercials for drug and high-tech hospital procedures. This pollution of medical literature has been validated in recent years by numerous conventional physicians and policy makers.
You can expect to see a lot of panic over this issue, but the key is to remain calm - this isn't the first time the public has been warned about swine flu. The last time was in 1976.
Evaluate your quality of life and consider making some positive changes for your life journey. What good is wealth in our lives if we have poor health? Good health is one of those things that we don't appreciate until it is gone.
When thoughts are directed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire - thoughts become powerful. Every medical student learns, at least in passing, that the mind can affect the body, and that some people get better when they believe (falsely) they are getting medicine.
Oncologist T. Simoncini, M.D.'s research has led him to believe that something as simple as a fungus, Candida, is the leading cause of cancer; that cancer itself is in fact a fungus, and what we refer to as a tumor is nothing more than the body's attempt at protecting itself from that fungus.
Here are some major red flags to keep an eye on as you wend your way through the health information universe.
Homocysteine has been getting attention recently as an important risk factor for hardening of the arteries. Although studies have yet to definitely prove that lowering homocysteine levels prevents strokes, the treatment is simple and safe enough that there's little risk in lowering your homocysteine levels while further studies are being done.
It was in 1941 when the first RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances) for vitamins first came out. Clear little easy-to-understand numbers that let you know how much of a vitamin you needed to prevent a deficiency disease (like rickets or beri-beri). First we had the revised RDAs which morphed into the RDIs (Reference Dietary Intakes) and the DRIs (Dietary Reference Intakes). And let's not forget the AIs (Adequate Intakes) and the ULs (tolerable upper limits). This all could make your head spin just thinking about it.
The American Medical Association (AMA) was dictatorially led for the first half of the 20th century by Dr. George H. Simmons and his protégé Dr. Morris Fishbein. Simmons and Fishbein both served as general manager of the organization and as editor of its journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Some researchers estimate that the number of people suffering from mitochondrial dysfunction, which may lead to autism, is much more common than the current estimate of one in 4,000 people. In fact, it could be as low as one in 50, which would be staggering.
Chakra energy candles combine metaphysics with aromatherapy and can facilitate psychic and physical healing. They are enhanced with essential oil blends selected for their aromatherapy benefits relative to balancing each chakra. As the chakra energy candles burn they release beneficial, therapeutic vapors.
The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it now calls "new dietary ingredients". This includes many fish oil formulas and natural plant extracts.
Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
With additional sections devoted to the principles of green medicine, the history of Western Herbalism, the variety of other medical modalities using medicinal plants, an extensive resource directory, and a discussion of treatments organized by body system, Medical Herbalism is the comprehensive textbook all students and practitioners of clinical herbalism need to develop their healing practices.