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1.Pokeroot
Pokeroot is a plant the grows in North America. The leaves have been used to help the body fight infection and improve lymph node health. All parts of the plant are poisonous and should not be consumed. There are no advised doses for pokeroot There is not enough data to support that pokeroot is helpful in treating health problems. We will review fu...
Score: 100%
 
2.Naturopathy
Naturopathy, or natural medicine, is one of the most important branches of alternative medicine, exerting an influence far beyond the actual numbers of its formal practitioners. Named by Benedict Lust at the turn of the century, its immediate roots go back to the spa treatments of nineteenth century Germany, but its founding principles can be fou...
Score: 94%
 
3.Functional Foods
Increasingly, foods sold in the supermarkets come with health claims on the label. To name just a few, oatmeal and soy are said to help prevent heart disease, milk and calcium-fortified orange juice to fight osteoporosis, and folate-enriched flour to prevent birth defects. These are all functional foods foods marketed as offering specific health ...
Score: 93%
 
4.Red Raspberry
Red raspberry is a plant that grows raspberry fruit. The red fruit and leaves have been used as an antioxidant to help slow damage to cells and to control blood glucose. The berry can be eaten raw or taken as a juice, syrup, or extract. The fruit and leaves can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. Red raspberry can also be made into a tea or use...
Score: 90%
 
5.Ginseng
Ginseng is a plant that is often used in teas and sodas. The root has been used to stimulate energy and improve brain function. Ginseng can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. 1 gram 1 to 3 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Editorial Process EBSCO ...
Score: 86%
 
6.Wild Cherry
Wild cherry refers to the purple-red fruit that grows on cherry trees. It can be taken as a syrup and has been used to ease symptoms of cough. The berry can also be taken as an extract or juice. Bark from the wild cherry tree can also be made into a tea. There are no advised doses for wild cherry. There is not enough data to support that wild cherr...
Score: 86%
 
7.Glucomannan
Glucomannan is a fiber found in the root of the elephant yam. It has been used to promote weight loss and ease constipation. It can be taken as a pill or powder. 3 to 5 grams once daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Editorial Process EBSCO NAT Editorial Proces...
Score: 84%
 
8.Low-Carbohydrate Diet
Mainstream groups such as the American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association endorse a unified set of dietary guidelines for people who wish to lose weight eat a low-fat diet and cut calories. However, many popular diet books take a very different approach. The Atkins diet, the Zone diet, Protein Power , and numerous other dietary...
Score: 84%
 
9.Relaxation Therapies
Constant stress is one of the defining features of modern life, and the source of many common health problems. Stress plays an obvious role in nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia, but it is also thought to contribute to a vast number of other illnesses. In the past, most people engaged in many hours of physical exercise daily, an activity that reduc...
Score: 84%
 
10.Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
This family of diuretics was invented to avoid the potassium loss common with loop and thiazide diuretics. Potassium-sparing diuretics include drugs such as amiloride hydrochloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium), among others. Potassium-sparing diuretics cause the kidneys to hold potassium in the body. When you ar...
Score: 82%
 

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