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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THEY DON'T CALL IT BEAUTY SLEEP FOR NOTHING

offers? Have a set bedtime schedule. Choose a time to go to bed and stick with it, even on the weekend. Get up at the same time each day as well. Develop a soothing, relaxing bedtime ritual that lets your body know you’re ready to slip off to sleep. You could read a bit in a book, make journal entries, take a warm shower or do some light stretching (do not do any full-blown strenuous exercises in the hour before you sleep). Don’t eat heavy, hard-to-digest food within an hour of your chosen bedtime. Put away your phone and tablet and turn off the TV.


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One of the most overlooked assets of good health is getting enough sleep. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you sleep, so it’s essential that you get at least 7 to 9 hours of good-quality sleep each night. This will enhance your looks in some surprising ways:



The better you rest, the more effective your body will be in keeping your skin plump and tight, preventing wrinkles without resorting to such measures as Botox, laser treatments or cosmetic surgery. When you get enough rest, your body’s cortisol or stress hormone levels become more balanced, and that will certainly go a long way toward enhancing your health and wellness.


What can you do to ensure better sleep and all the benefits it