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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THE AMAZING HEART - DONT YOU LOVE LEARNING NEW THINGS!

7. The beating sound you hear is the clap of valve leaflets opening and closing.


8. The most heart attacks occur on Christmas Day, followed by Dec. 26 and New Year’s Eve.


9. Depression increases your risk for a heart attack, especially if you’re a woman.


10. Every cell in the body gets blood from the heart, except for the corneas.


11. Heart disease has been found in 3,000-year-old mummies.


12. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first open-heart surgery in 1893. Williams was one of the few black cardiologists in the United States at the time.


13. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound, but a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart.     

The heart is pretty amazing. It begins to beat before you’re even born and continues working practically nonstop all throughout your life. About the size of your adult fist,  the heart is the engine that keeps your body going.


HERE ARE SOME MORE WONDERFUL HEART FACTS:


1. The heart is made up of four chambers: the left atrium, the right atrium, the left ventricle and the right ventricle.


2. Blood that leaves the heart is carried through arteries. The main artery leaving the left ventricle is the aorta. The main artery leaving the right ventricle is the pulmonary artery.


3. Blood going towards the heart is carried through veins. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body.


4. The heart beats 100,000 times a day.


5. A woman’s average heartbeat is faster than a man’s by almost 8 beats a minute.


6. The heart pumps 1.5 gallons of blood per minute.