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1.Homeopathy
Note : For information on homeopathic treatments for specific conditions, see /tnp/homeo/index condition doc 38449 Homeopathic Treatments by Condition . For information on specific homeopathic remedies, see the /tnp/homeo/index remedy doc 38449 Homeopathic Remedies . Homeopathy is an alternative philosophy that believes highly diluted substances ha...
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2.Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are abnormal eating patterns that have harmful effects on overall health. They can impact social, psychological, and physical well-being. Severe forms can be life-threatening. Eating disorders include: Eating disorders are most commonly identified in teenage girls and young adult women, but can occur in men as well. The goal of tre...
Score: 83%
 
3.Isoflavones
Isoflavones are water-soluble chemicals found in many plants. In this article, we will discuss a group of isoflavones that are phytoestrogens, meaning that they cause effects in the body somewhat similar to those of estrogen. The most investigated phytoestrogen isoflavones, /tnp/pg000614 21734 doc genistein and daidzein, are found both in /tnp/pg00...
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4.Cherries
Cherries and their juice have a long history of use in food and cooking all over the world. Mention of cherries can be found in the literature of the ancient Chinese, Greeks and South Asians. Medicinally, they have been used for a variety of pain-related conditions, including arthritis, gout, back pain and tendon injuries. It is often said that...
Score: 81%
 
5.Heparin
Heparin is a very strong blood-thinning drug that is delivered by injection. If you receive heparin, make sure you check with your doctor before taking any type of supplement. Based on chondroitin s chemical similarity to the anticoagulant drug heparin, it has been suggested that chondroitin might have anticoagulant effects as well. There are no ...
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6.Enhancing Memory and Mental Function
Which of us would not want a boost in mental function if we could get it? Whether it is remembering names, numbers, computer passwords, or why we walked into a room (so-called destinesia ), we have all been frustrated by the occasional limitations of our ability to remember. Mental function often declines particularly under conditions of stress or...
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7.Warfarin
Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant used to thin the blood and prevent it from clotting. It is a somewhat dangerous drug that can be affected by many substances, including food. Note : If you are taking warfarin, we do not recommend taking any herb or supplement except on a physician's advice. Similar blood-thinning drugs are anisindione (Mirad...
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8.Ginkgo
Traceable back 300 million years, the ginkgo is the oldest surviving species of tree. Although it died out in Europe during the Ice Age, ginkgo survived in China, Japan, and other parts of East Asia. It has been cultivated extensively for both ceremonial and medical purposes, and some particularly revered trees have been lovingly tended for more th...
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9.Strokes
Strokes occur when part of the brain suddenly loses its blood supply and dies. The underlying cause is generally atherosclerosis, a condition in which the walls of blood vessels become thickened and irregular. As atherosclerosis progresses, blood flow through important arteries becomes restricted to a much smaller passage than nature designed. This...
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10.Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the colon. For unknown reasons, the colon acts in an abnormal way. It often causes cramps, bloating, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel movements. People with IBS may experience predominately diarrhea, predominately constipation, or a mix of both. There is no cure for IBS. Treatment is often...
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