CAT | Conditions and Diseases
Feverfew belongs to the family Asteraceae and in modern botanical literature is referred to by Tanacetum parthenium. It is an aromatic perennial that grows from 20 to 60 centimeters tall, has greenish yellow two- to five-lobed leaves and flowers that resemble those of chamomile. It is a native of Europe and was naturalized in North and South America in the nineteenth century. (more…)
What is a Migraine Headache?
Various types of headache are related to each other as a continuum of cerebrovascular disorders; different types of migraine headaches occupy a sub-region of these maladies. The name migraine refers to the frequent occurrence of headache on one side (hemi-half) of the head (cranium). Another characteristic of some types of migraine is the presence of a preliminary or warning phase, the aura, which may yield unusual sensory-related phenomena such as colors or sounds. (more…)
Essiac tea is available in capsule form and should be taken on an empty stomach three times a day. If you choose, the powder in the capsules may be dissolved in 4 oz. of hot water as a tea. It is also available in liquid form. Take according to package directions. (more…)
Essiac Tea, or E-Tea, is a blend of four herbs used to bolster the immune system for those suffering from cancer. It benefits other conditions as well.
In 1922, a nurse named Rene Caisse was working in an Ontario, Canada hospital when she met an elderly patient with a badly scarred breast. The woman explained that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer 30 years earlier. Breast surgery had been recommended to her, but she had declined it. Instead, she accepted treatment from a Native American friend, and Ojibwa medicine man, who gave her the herbal tea recipe and showed her how to make it. According to the woman, she drank the tea every day as her tumors shrank and then disappeared. She told Nurse Caisse that she had been cancer free ever since. (more…)
If you have been told that you need to lower your total Cholesterol level, here are some easy ways to get that lower number.
Exercise: One half hour of aerobic exercise, at least four days a week, will lower your LDL and raise your HDL.
Low fat diet: Your target fat calories per serving is less than 30 percent of total calories per serving. Use a calculator while shopping. Food labels have both total and fat calories per serving listed on the label. Divide the fat calories by the total calories and multiply the result by 100. Try to find brands that have less fat calories than you usually purchase. (more…)
By the age of 55, about 30% of White American Men and 20% of White American women have a blood pressure reading above the recommended maximum 140/90. African Americans are worse off; about half of African American men and more than 40% of African American women have high blood pressure by the same age. (more…)