CategoryAlternative Medicine

The Best Cure for Hiccups – Satisfaction Guaranteed in Seconds!

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There are many alleged cures for hiccups, but few that actually work. The most basic of these involves having people jump out at you to try and ‘scare’ them away or holding your breath for several minutes, while more convoluted methods involve drinking out the back or side of a cup or drinking elaborate cocktails of condiments and juices. These techniques exist it seems simply for the...

The Truth About Oil Pulling – It Can Whiten Your Teeth, But Not Save Your Life

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Oil pulling is one of many recent health trends that claims to help to ‘detox’ the system. Essentially, this one involves swishing your mouth out with oil, then spitting that oil into the sink or loo (except this will block your sink, so you might prefer to spit it into the bin, which is gross). The basic idea behind this, is that the oil will ‘draw’ out the toxins in your...

What Is Frankincense Good For? Health Benefits of Frankincense Oil

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Essential oils are oils extracted from a number of plants, herbs and even fruits (such as lemon). Often these contain the distilled aspects of the original source which gives it its smell as well as any active properties. From there, essential oils can be topically massaged into the skin, they can be inhaled via aromatherapy or they can be consumed, sometimes mixed with hot water to make a tea...

Natural and Herbal Treatments Versus Traditional Medicine – Why the Animosity? And Are Herbal Remedi

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Health stores like ‘Planet Organic’ are becoming increasingly popular and are starting to pop up on high streets in pretty much every major city. There’s a big push at the moment towards organic foods and towards natural herbs and it seems that people will buy pretty much anything as long as it’s some kind of root or extract. The question is though: are these herbs worth...

The Many Uses of Melaleuca

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Melaleuca, more commonly known as “tea tree,” is distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant found in Australia. The oil of this incredible plant is amazing and has more properties and uses than anyone could even know what to do with. Just the major properties of Melaleuca include: stimulating, antibacterial, analgesic, immune stimulating, insecticidal, decongestant, anti...

Colloidal Silver Benefits and Uses

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Colloidal silver is a mineral that is often promoted for numerous health effects. Despite this though, it actually has no known function in humans and is not an essential mineral. In fact, it is actually highly unsafe and as such, the FDA ruled against its sale. Medical products containing colloidal silver are now considered misbranded and should be avoided. There are cheaper and safer products...

Do Essential Oils Really Work?

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If you read up on essential oils, you’ll no doubt find that they claim to cure just about everything. Essential oils can cure your migraines, your depression, your acne, your stress… you name it, there’s an oil you can sniff, rub in or burn in order to overcome that ailment! And whenever you come across something like this, especially a so called ‘natural remedy’, it always pays to be sceptical...

Bentonite Clay Uses and Benefits

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Believe it or not, people have been eating dirt and clay for thousands of years. Over 200 cultures eat clay or dirt on a regular basis and in Europe it was commonly used as a digestive aid, as well as to combat ageing. And as it happens, some people still are eating clay – bentonite clay being one of the most popular choices. It’s not exactly a delicacy you’d order at a fancy restaurant but...

Uses for Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is an oil that can provide a pleasant cooling sensation when applied topically and that many find very calming. Peppermint itself is a hybrid between spearmint and water mint, while the oil is collected via steam distillation using the leaves. The most active ingredient is menthol at 35-45%, followed closely by menthone at 10-30%. People have been using peppermint since back in...

Please Do Not Use This Crazy Health Product: Tampons Made of Herbs

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You might think that the title of this article is the kind of thing that doesn’t need to be said… Think again! One of the latest health trends apparently involves exactly that – inserting ‘herbal tampons’ in a bid to try and ‘detox the womb’. As you can possibly already guess, there’s so much wrong with this concept that it’s hard to know where to start… The Product The small, round tampons are...

Dr. Janice Rachael Mae

Dr. Janice Rachael Mae