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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If you notice any major changes in the way your body works or the way you feel – especially if it lasts for a long time or gets worse – let a doctor know. If it has nothing to do with cancer, the doctor can find out more about what’s going on and, if needed, treat it. If it is cancer, you’ll give yourself the chance to get it treated early, when treatment is more successful.


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WHAT IS CANCER?

surgery; others respond better to drugs such as chemotherapy. Often two or more treatments are used in conjunction to get the best results.


Cancer stages are used to indicate how big the cancer is and whether it has spread from where it started. A lower stage (such as a stage 1 or 2) means the cancer has not spread very much. A higher number (such as a stage 3 or 4) means it has spread more. Stage 4 is the highest stage. Treatment often depends on what stage the cancer is in.


General cancer signs and symptoms include:


Cancer affects 1 in 3 people in the United States. Trillions of cells in the body normally grow and divide as needed over the course of one’s lifetime. When cells are abnormal or get old, they usually die. Cancer starts when something goes wrong in this process and cells keep making new cells and the old or abnormal ones don’t die when they should.


In the past, a cancer diagnosis was a death sentence, but today, many cancers can be treated successfully. In fact, more people than ever before lead full lives after cancer treatment.


What causes cancer? There are many possible causes. Lifestyle habits, genes you get from your parents and being exposed to cancer- causing agents in the environment can all play a role. Many times, however, there is no obvious cause.


There are many types of cancer. Cancer can develop anywhere in the body. Hematologic (blood) cancers are cancers of the blood cells, such as leukemia and lymphoma. Solid-tumor cancers are cancers of any of the other body organs or tissues. The most common solid tumors are breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.


Some cancers grow and spread fast. Others grow more slowly. Some are more likely to spread to other parts of the body. Others tend to stay where they started. Some types of cancer are best treated with