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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.Parsley
Parsley is a culinary herb used in many types of cooking and as a nearly universal adornment to restaurant food. Originally a native plant of the Mediterranean region, parsley is grown today throughout the world. It is a nutritious food, providing dietary /tnp/pg000389 doc 21612 calcium , /tnp/pg000458 21650 doc iron , carotenes, /tnp/pg000285 2152...
Score: 84%
 
3.Cola Nut
Indigenous to Western Africa, the cola tree is cultivated today in many tropical climates, including Central and South America, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Cola nuts are actually seeds removed from their seed coats. Traditionally, they are chewed raw or taken in pulverized or liquid extract form. Of the various species of cola nuts, t...
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4.Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a common eye disease that affects the edge of the eyelids and the eyelash hair follicles. Symptoms include red and swollen eyelids; crusting of the eyelashes on awakening; redness of the eye; sensitivity to light; excessive tearing; frothy tears; and an itching, burning, or foreign-body sensation in the eye. There are two forms of bl...
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5.Nutritional Support (General)
There are two main ways to use vitamins and mineral supplements: "megadose" and nutritional therapy. The�megadose approach involves�taking supplements at doses far above nutritional needs�in hopes of�producing a specific medical benefit.�This technique�essentially uses nutrients as natural drugs. The individual supplement articles in this encyclope...
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6.Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been a subject of controversy for many years. Medical authorities were once quite skeptical regarding whether it even existed. However, in 1988, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recognized CFS. Today, CFS is defined essentially as follows: Unexplained, persistent, or relapsing fatigu...
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7.Tropical Oils
Tropical oils, namely palm oil and coconut oil, are widely used in tropical countries for a variety of purposes ranging from cooking to grooming. Although the oils are commonly found in beauty care products (eg, shampoos, conditioners, lotions), they are seen less often in American diets. ref1 1 Palm oil is the second most consumed vegetable oil in...
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8.Weight Loss Aids
Losing weight can be a lifelong challenge. Researchers who study obesity consider it a chronic health condition that must be managed much like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. That means there's no easy cure. Losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can lower /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 blood pressure , improve /tnp/pg000293 doc 22378 cholest...
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9.Migraine Headaches
The term migraine refers to a class of headaches sharing certain characteristic symptoms. Headache pain usually occurs in the forehead or temples, often on one side only and typically accompanied by nausea and a preference for a darkened room. Headache attacks last for several hours, up to a day or more. They are usually separated by completely pai...
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10.Acute Bronchitis
Acute bronchitis is swelling of the airways in the lungs (bronchi). In most cases, it is caused by a viral infection that happens during a cold. It results in coughing and problems breathing. It can worsen breathing problems in people with asthma. The body must fight the virus. Rest and fluids may help, but over-the-counter medications only treat s...
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