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.

….FULL ARTICLE

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.

….FULL ARTICLE

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,…

….FULL ARTICLE

Use the buttons below to scroll through more great articles on health and wellness issues

MORE ARTICLES

Be Sociable, Share!

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr

MORE FEATURE ARTICLES

CONTACT INFORMATION

© Health & Wellness Magazine - All rights reserved | Designed and Maintained by PurplePatch Innovations

MORE FROM ROCKPOINT PUBLISHING

HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE

HOME | FEATURE ARTICLES | COLUMNS | DIGITAL ISSUES | CALENDAR | RACE RUNNING CALENDAR | ABOUT | CONTACT

subscribe to Health & Wellness

Herbal supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but not in the same way prescription drugs are regulated. Companies do not need approval from the FDA to manufacture or sell their products. They do not need to list ingredients and they are not required to show evidence of effectiveness, although there is some screening for safety. Furthermore, supplements are not listed as drugs at all but rather as foods.


To learn more about the dangers and benefits of supplements, contact the U.S. National Institute of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. They have a fact sheet on each supplement. Before taking a supplement, always ask your doctor or pharmacist about it. Look for scientific studies regarding the supplement’s administration and/or contact the producers for information.


Sources:


•  National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (www.nccih.nih.gov)

•  National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

JEAN JEFFERS

Jean is an RN with an MSN from University of Cincinnati. She is a staff writer for Living Well 60+ and Health & Wellness magazines. Her blog may be seen on her website at www.normajan.naiwe.com

more articles by jean jeffers

increased risk of stroke make supervision of the dispensing of these drugs necessary.


Be careful when taking supplements manufactured outside the United States.

Getting sufficient nutrients every day is important for good health. Nutrients give you the energy to complete daily tasks, build muscles, repair body tissue, prevent infection and maintain a healthy weight. Most people derive enough nutrients by eating a wide variety of foods. Supplements are useful for deficiencies such as those that arise with kidney disease.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 40 percent of Americans take some form of supplement each day. This lends to a $37 billion industry surrounding supplementation. Growing research indicates the administration of most supplements is unnecessary and sometimes dangerous.


Here are eight things you need to know before taking supplements: