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The Over Medication of Our Society - Finding Natural Cures for Common Ailments
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS WRITTEN TO DEMONSTRATE HOW OUR SOCIETY TAKES MEDICATION AS A FIRST OPTION WHEN OTHERS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT STOP TAKING MEDICATION PRESCRIBED TO YOU BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL OR START A FITNESS PROGRAM AS A RESULT OF READING THIS ARTICLE. RATHER DISCUSS ALTERNATE THERAPY OPTIONS WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
As our society becomes more and more advanced it seems that there is a tablet, syrup or injection for EVERYTHING. While some people chose to take conventional medication there are other options for treating common illnesses that do not include taking a chemical cocktail.
Ginger Root Available at Your Local Grocery Store
Nausea can be caused by many different things; motion, illness and even medication can cause a person to be nauseated. Most of us take medication to resolve our nausea issues even though there are many alternatives which are less harmful to our bodies.
Ginger has been used for many years as a cure for nausea all around the world. With a wide scope of usage and virtually no side effects this natural relief is excellent for most people. Ginger is also widely available and affordable. It can be purchased; in raw form at the grocery store, in the form of tea, cookies, tablet and ginger ale making it easy to give to anyone.
Peppermint has a calming effect on the inner lining of the stomach and can also help stave off or cure nausea. Most commonly taken in tea form the warm liquid also contributes to the calming effect.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method for curing nausea and involves applying pressure to a spot on the inside of the wrist about 2 inches towards the elbow. You can purchase special wrist bands in most pharmacies that will apply this pressure for you.
Marijuana is also used to treat nausea. Studies vary as to how effective marijuana is at treating nausea but most conclude that it is effective to some degree. However smoking to relieve nausea seems like just another hit to your health. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana is available in tablet form but sometimes it is synthesized and unnatural binders are used to hold the tablet together which would remove it from this list. The availability of it can also be a problem for some. Unless you have a prescription, you may have to purchase it illegally from either someone you know or a stranger.
Mustard - is another slightly controversial item on this list. Many people state that if they take a teaspoon of mustard it will almost immediately cure their nausea. It is believed to have something to do with the acid content in the mustard balancing out the digestive system. Honestly if you don't have an allergy it seems like a quick fix if it works.
Water, good old fashion water is an excellent cure for nausea. Make sure that it isn't icy cold when you are drinking it though as that can actually cause further irritation. Adding a bit of lemon can make the warm water easier to drink for people who don't really like warm water.
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Depending on the type of headache you are suffering from there are a variety of ways to cure or even avoid your headache.
Yoga - By relaxing and releasing tension in your body you can increase proper blood flow and help improve or eliminate headaches all together. Yoga helps reduces stress which will also assist in pain reduction.
Drinking More Water - Many people suffer from headaches due to the fact that they are dehydrated. Ensuring that you drink ample water can actually eliminate headaches for some people all together.
Avoid Triggers - Some people who suffer from headaches have certain triggers that bring on their headaches. These can include anything from; foods, artificial colours and flavours, smells and even medication that they are taking. If you find that you have certain triggers, avoiding them can also help you avoid your headache.
Acupressure - Applying pressure to certain points of your body can help reduce both stress and headaches. If you spread your hand and hold light pressure between your thumb and first finger about an inch up into the fleshy area it can help relieve headaches.
Beginner Yoga Video
- How to Avoid Foods that Trigger Headaches
The Cleveland Clinic says more than 90% of migraine sufferers say they have to be cautious with cold foods and drinks.
High Blood Pressure
There are a whole host of ways to help lower your blood pressure that don't involve taking man made medicines.
Eat more potatoes - Potassium is very important in maintaining and decreasing blood pressure. Increasing your potassium intake with any food is great but potatoes are very high in potassium. Just 150 grams of potatoes (about the size of 1 medium potato) only has 110 calories and about 770 mg of potassium. They also contain many other nutrients that are great for you. So add a healthy baked potato to your lunch or supper and see great results.
Eat less salt - As more potassium will decrease blood pressure, less sodium will also do the trick. In combination you will see the best results. Try adding spices to your food instead of salt and avoid store bought condiments which contain a very high sodium rating. If you have high blood pressure it is generally recommended that you stay under 1300 mg of sodium per day if you don't have high blood pressure and you are just trying to maintain a healthy blood pressure stay under 2300 mg per day.
Cuddling - If you have a loved one to cuddle with studies show that you should. Not only does cuddling cause your body to produce Oxycontin which will actually help you bond with your loved one, it reduces your blood pressure. So cuddle your way to better health.
Don't Work Overtime - Working more then 41 hours per week can increase your high blood pressure risk by up to 15%. Everyone wants to prove themselves at work but make sure you are not taking it too far and damaging your health.
Exercise - People who start exercising 30 minutes per day can lower their blood pressure almost right away. This doesn't mean you have to go to the gym and run as fast as you can for a half hour. Go for a walk with your kids or dog, do a workout video or go for a bike ride. This will not only improve your blood pressure but many aspects of your health.
Lower Your Stress - Decreasing your stress will lower your blood pressure in a big way. In our hectic lives doing this can be difficult. Finding time to do Yoga or even stretch for 15 minutes will help with stress release. Make sure if your plate is full to delegate when you can. Last on my list is sex, what can I say it's an excellent stress reliever.
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Everyone knows that there are a variety of medications on the market to treat ED. Most work from between 4 - 24 hours and have various risks associated with them including the chance of heart attack. There are, however, quite a few options that can help without causing many side effects.
Diet and Exercise - ED becomes an issue for many men because they are over weight and eat terribly. With an increase in exercise and an improvement in diet symptoms of ED can decrease or be eliminated.
Tongkat ali - This is a herb from Malaysia that can increase men ability to achieve an erection by up to 80% in studies.
Red Panax ginseng - When 900 mg per day is taken there is a 60% of patients saw an improvement in erectile function
Pumps - Yes, these do actually exist and aren't just a joke. What a pump does is increase blood flow to the penis and in turn helping along the erection.
Constriction Rings - Usually used in conjunction with the pump, constriction rings allow the blood that is already in the penis to leave slower then usual allowing for a longer lasting erection.
In conclusion there are many things that we can do for our bodies to improve our well being and avoid or eventually decrease our need for commercially available medications. By making better choices we can actually prolong our lives and improve our health at the same time.
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