Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

Discover The Amazing Health Benefits Of The Aloe Vera Plant

From the leaves that have small spikes along their edges, come the health benefits of the aloe vera plant. Aloe leaves contain two different fluids. The inner part of the fleshy leaf is filled with a clear gel, a thin jellylike substance that can be squeezed or scraped, and the thick aloe skin contains a bitter yellow juice or latex which is taken from specialized cells along the inner leaf skin and is extracted as a liquid, then dried into a yellow powder.

So, what are the health benefits of taking aloe vera?

Cancer Prevention

After skin cancers, breast and prostate cancers are the most common malignancies in women and men, respectively, and they are two of the top cancer killers. In many ways the breast is for women what the prostate is for men. They are structurally similar, both being hormone-sensitive, fluid-secreting organs that develop at puberty. In general, by the time a cancer in either of these glands becomes what we would call a true cancerous lesion, it has been growing slowly for ten to thirty years, and the cells involved in the cancer have gone through a multiphase process. There is good evidence that the right foods can help block the progression of these cancers in their early phases, thereby preventing the ultimate development of a full-blown (metastatic) cancer.
  • One-tenth of women will get breast cancer and one-sixth of men will get prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer: 235,000 new cases each year and 27,000 deaths per year.
  • Breast cancer: 215,000 new cases each year and 41,000 deaths per year.
In breast and prostate cancer, genetic predisposition probably accounts for less than 10% of all cancer cases. While there are molecular tests for some of these genetic markers, it should be noted that these tests are hard to interpret. In general, the recommendation is to see a genetic counselor if:
  • Two or more first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, or children) have the same cancer.
  • A family member was diagnosed with cancer at an unusually early age (less than 45 years old).
  • A family member carries a known genetic mutation
When it comes to preventing cancer antioxidants have shown to be quite powerful. Plants are rich in antioxidants. When doing research on preventing cancer there is no one specific fruit or vegetable linked with cancer prevention. Nor did I find convincing evidence that any one supplement, derived from these nutrients, will ensure a life that is cancer free. Overall, the greatest protection seems to be conferred on people who, over many years, eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, be they red, green, purple, orange or yellow.
That being said, there are a number of antioxidant-rich foods:

Antioxidant Rich Foods
Pro-oxidant foods that cause oxidative stress
Garlic, onions, leeks
Trans fats
Alcohol (more than 1 serving per day)
Charred meat
Green tea
Foods containing hormones, pesticides, metals
Cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, kale
Smoked foods and foods preserved with nitrates
Food dyes and coloring


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Using Self Hypnosis to Reach Your Full Potential

There was a time when people who talked to themselves were seen as eccentric, strange or downright crazy. Back then, the person was seen as either suffering from a mild form of dementia or having a schizophrenic episode.

These days, talking to yourself is considered less abnormal. Affirmations, self hypnosis or just thinking through a problem out load are actually rather a common practice.

Aromatherapy 101 - Application and Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is one of the most ancient fields of medicine.It came to light in western culture in early 20th century; however, it has been used as an agent of healing since about early 11th century.It is believed to have originated in Egyptian culture.

Can The Soles Of Your Feet Brings You Good Health?

Foot reflexology, or otherwise commonly known as foot massage, aims to prevent or treat health conditions through the application of finger pressure to specific points on the feet. The underlying idea of reflexology is that certain areas of the feet correspond to certain parts of the body, and by stimulating those areas; you can heal and detoxify that corresponding part of the body.

What is Reiki All About?

Reiki is a healing method that became popular in the Western cultures beginning in the twentieth century. It is an ancient healing method that has been used by the Japanese for several centuries. Through Reiki, many people will experience healing, balance, relaxation, and transfers of energy. By knowing how Reiki works, you will be able to use the technique in order to change your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual conscious levels.

4 Different Alternatives to Traditional Acupuncture Treatment

People may not be aware that acupuncture did not solely stem from traditional Chinese medicine or TCM. Other countries such as Egypt, Japan and those in Central Europe have also developed terminologies, basis of diagnosis, charts, anatomy and principles relative to their own studies and research. You may be able to find treatment more effective by applying the right modality.


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