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1.Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements
One of the great medical discoveries of the last century involved the identification of the nutritional substances necessary for life. Along with the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein), these micronutrients make up the essential ingredients of a healthful diet. Vitamins and minerals have been available as supplements since at least...
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2.Seniors Health
Many seniors today are interested in natural medicine options. In this article, we discuss the issues of particular importance to this age group. Marginal nutritional deficiencies occur more often in older people than in most other age groups. For this reason, many seniors could benefit from enhancing nutrition. For information on this topic, see /...
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3.Cancer Treatment Support
Not only is cancer the second leading cause of death in the United States (after heart disease), its insidious nature gives it a special terror. Most diseases give warning in the form of escalating symptoms, while others strike so suddenly that there s no time to brood on it. Cancer follows a different, stealthier path. A person who feels perfectly...
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4.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...
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5.Food Allergies and Sensitivities
A food allergy is defined as an abnormal immune reaction caused by the ingestion of a food or food additive. The most dramatic form of food allergy reaction occurs within minutes, usually in response to certain foods such as shellfish, peanuts, or strawberries. The effects are similar to those of a bee sting allergy, involving hives, itching, swell...
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6.Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
The hormonal changes of menopause can produce a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from hot flashes and vaginal dryness to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Many of these symptoms are undoubtedly caused by the natural decrease in estrogen production that occurs at menopause; however, the human body is so complex that other hormonal factors undoubte...
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7.Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic condition whose main symptoms are specific tender points on various parts of the body, widespread musculoskeletal discomfort, morning stiffness, fatigue, and disturbed sleep. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it occurs most often in women aged 30 to 50. Other symptoms commonly believed to be associated with...
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8.Allergies, Respiratory
For other types of allergies, see /tnp/pg000179 doc 21428 Asthma and /tnp/pg000292 doc 21529 Eczema . About 7% of all Americans suffer from hay fever, an allergic condition that can cause runny nose, sneezing, and teary eyes. It is known officially as allergic rhinitis, allergic sinusitis, or allergic /tnp/pg000356...
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9.Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological condition that involves recurrent and persistent thoughts or images (obsessions) that are experienced as intrusive and cause distress. These obsessions are not simply excessive worries about real-life problems, but take on an unrealistic quality. In order to combat their obsessions, people with...
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10.Minor Wounds
Minor cuts are an ordinary fact of life, and nearly always heal on their own. There is no evidence that antibacterial gels and creams will help wounds heal faster, or prevent infection. In fact, by keeping the air away from a wound, these treatments might actually interfere with healing. The best approach to minor wounds is also the simplest and mo...
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