HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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It takes time to develop new tastes and habits, but don’t give up. Remember, you’re helping to improve your heart and your overall health.


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About the Author:  Peggy Lord, M.A., is a retired educator, both in the public schools and as a professor of education.   

We’re all motivated differently, but most of us share a goal of being healthy. Eating a healthy diet is one of the  best weapons you have to ensure a healthy heart. What you eat – and how much – affects other risk factors, such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight. When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters.


You may already know eating certain foods can increase your risk for heart disease, but you may find it’s often tough to change your eating habits. Here are some heart-healthy diet tips to help you change unhealthy eating habits or fine-tune your current eating practices. This strategy can shape up your diet as well as your heart and waistline. As you plan your food choices for each day, base your selection on these guidelines:


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