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1.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...
Score: 99%
 
2.General Wellness
It is one of the cardinal principles of natural medicine that treatment should aim not only to treat illness but also to enhance wellness. According to this ideal, a proper course of treatment should improve your sense of general well-being, enhance your immunity to illness, raise your physical stamina, and increase mental alertness, as well as res...
Score: 95%
 
3.Adolescent Health
Fortunately, the human body is strong during the teenage years. If it weren t, many of us wouldn t survive! Poor diet, lack of sleep, and, often, experimentation with alcohol and other drugs mark the teenage years of many people in our culture. Many teenagers show marginal malnutrition in a number of vitamins and minerals. ref1 1 For this reason,...
Score: 91%
 
4.Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
In gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid from the stomach splashes upward, or refluxes, and burns the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach). Normally, a type of sphincter muscle keeps the upper part of the stomach closed, but various factors may loosen it, allowing acid to rise more easily. The result is pain in the ches...
Score: 89%
 
5.Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) affects about 2% of people in the United States. ref1 1 (Past estimates were higher due to errors in diagnosis.) As the name suggests, MVP involves prolapse of one of the valves of the heart, the mitral valve. The mitral valve sits at the opening between the left atrium and left ventricle, and opens and closes so that bl...
Score: 89%
 
6.Immune Support
The body must contend with constant attacks by microscopic organisms. In order to defend against this onslaught, it deploys a wide range of defenses that together are called the immune system. People with diseases that cause immune deficiency, such as /tnp/pg000123 doc 21381 AIDS , fall victim to infectious microorganisms that a healthy person coul...
Score: 86%
 
7.Pancreatitis
The pancreas is an organ that creates enzymes necessary to properly digest starch, protein, and fat. In addition, cells responsible for creating insulin are also found in the pancreas. Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas is inflamed. When pancreatitis is prolonged, pancreatic function declines, leading to malabsorption of nutrients an...
Score: 86%
 
8.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...
Score: 84%
 
9.Iron
The element iron is essential to human life. As part of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein found in red blood cells, iron plays an integral role in nourishing every cell in the body with oxygen. It also functions as a part of myoglobin, which helps muscle cells store oxygen. Without iron, your body could not make ATP (adenosine triphosphate, t...
Score: 81%
 
10.Rhodiola rosea
The herb Rhodiola rosea has been used traditionally in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and other European countries as a tonic herb, said to fight fatigue, aid convalescence from illness, prevent infections, and enhance sexual function. In the twentieth century, Soviet physicians classified rhodiola as an /epnat/definitions/daptogen doc 40002 a...
Score: 81%
 

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