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serotonin precursor involved in mood, appetite, impulse control,
sleep, and relaxation. Is it an alternative to Prozac, Paxil,
Zoloft, and other SSRI antidepressant medications?
Acai berry mentioned on Oprah -
do not believe the weight loss scam promotions. It does have
many healthy substances and is a healthy addition to
one's diet, just like other berries.
Acetylcholine memory neurotransmitter,
levels can be increased with the use of choline and cdp-choline
Acetyl l-carnitine is involved in brain energy metabolism
and improves mental function. Does it have anti-aging properties? This brain booster is found
in Mind Power Rx mind enhancing formula.
protects the liver from toxins and drugs, for instance
acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose.
blemish on dermatologists... diet advice may have been wrong for
decades. Are there foods that can reduce inflammation of the
ADHD are there natural
stimulants that can replace Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin?
immune-support mushroom extract used in cancer treatment.
practical and natural suggestions provided for symptom
reduction, do herbal remedies help reduce allergy symptoms?
lipoic acid powerful antioxidant and useful for a
person with diabetes. Find out about the
important R form of lipoic acid.
disease are some supplements as helpful as pharmaceutical
Amazon herbs from the
rainforest, undiscovered healing plants await hidden in the deep
Amino acids -- are individual
amino acid supplements useful, and which conditions can they
Ayurvedic herb used for blood sugar and cholesterol
Andrographis immune herb for
the common cold and viruses.
Antioxidants should you take any?Wwill they slow aging?
What is the right dosage and how often?
don't worry... mother nature has an herb for you to help you
relax and ease tension.
Aphrodisiac natural herbs and nutrients that really work!
These aphrodisiac herbs may take a couple of days to start being
Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra which work the same day but have
more side effects.
nitric oxide producing amino acid, does it reduce blood
pressure or benefit heart disease? Is it effective as a treatment for
ancient heart helper used in India.
Arrhythmia heart palpitations,
cardiac arrhythmia, there are ways to reduce your risk and thus
avoiding the use of dangerous prescription medications.
natural alternatives to Motrin, Aleve, and other
medications. What about the benefits of glucosamine, chondroitin,
CMO, curcumin, boswellia, or a combination formula such as Joint
Artichoke leaf extract health
benefit for cholesterol.
Ashwagandha laid-back Ayurvedic lovemaking, found in Passion
Rx, also a good antioxidant and it helps with relaxation.
Asparagus extract supplement is
being studied as a liver protector against alcohol and toxins.
Astaxanthin one of the important carotenoid
what is the right dosage? Some claim it helps with vision,
eyesight improvement, joint aches, skin health, preventing
sunburn... are these claims true?
breathe a clear sigh of relief with natural remedies, ways to
decrease inflammation so you can improve your lung function.
immune system support herbal pills.
there's hope and a possible cure, if you are patient and
continue the treatment for a prolonged period.
Autism some dietary options are
worth a try although this is a very difficult condition to treat
and I do not have a miracle cure.
used for hundreds or thousands of years by Ayurvedic
doctors who have gathered enormous herbal medical knowledge and
still use these herbs today to treat various medical conditions.
More pages that
start with the letter A include:
5 alpha-reductase, abuta, acacia gum, acamprosate, Accutane, ace
inhibitor, acerola, acetaminophen, achiote, acromegaly,
acrylamide, actinic keratosis, Actonel, acupuncture...
Safety of natural
supplements: Sometimes people
assume because a product is natural, it is also safe. Some of
these natural compounds can have potential side effects and they
can interact with prescription medications.
Ayurvedic brain support herb for mental enhancement and memory
Banaba plant from the Philippines for
blood sugar management.
Benfotiamine supplement health
for immune system support.
Bilberry has powerful
disorder balancing the ups and downs.
cohosh for menopause.
for arthritis and inflammation reduction... some think it helps
Breast cancer natural ways to
prevent or treat, plus a discussion of mammography testing and
frequency of mammograms.
has been studied in allergy, asthma, and migraine headache.
the Bs get an A, a review of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and
Why do you recommend taking a "vitamin supplement holiday"? After all, we continue to take in vitamins daily
from our food without apparent harm?
A. We ingest quite a variety of vitamins and minerals
through our diet, often in small, well balanced proportions. Many multivitamin
supplements have high
amounts of certain vitamins and minerals and not necessarily in the same balance the body
is used to through foods. Hence, to be cautious, I find a reasonable approach is to take
breaks. Other doctors or scientists certainly have different opinions.
Calcium how much do you need?
High dosages, such as 800 to 1,500 mg were recommended by
doctors for many decades to women with osteoporosis, but it is
possible that high amounts could lead to damage to blood vessels
or increase the risk for heart attack. Limit daily intake from
supplements to no more than 400 to 600 mg a day.
natural steps to reduce the severity of this serious
disease or perhaps reduce the incidence.
Caralluma extract appetite
suppressant, does this succulent supplement help you lose
Carnitine energy booster, helps
Cataract an ounce of
prevention is worth a lens of cure
anti-inflammatory herb used in arthritis
coitus catalyst found in Passion Rx
sharpen your mind
berry for PMS in women... and relief for men :)
Chinese herbs and their
potential as treatment for various medical conditions
Cholesterol Natural ways to lower cholesterol levels with dietary
supplements and the possible avoidance of statin medications
which can cause muscle damage.
Chondroitin cartilage extract for arthritis,
often used together with glucosamine
helpful mineral in diabetes
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome mystery gradually being understood
Chrysin is a flavonoid
Cinnamon, does it help with
blood sugar control?
Colostrum immune enhancer
CMO for joint pain, short for
practical tips to reduce the severity and frequency of winter
Constipation is there an "empty colon" to "happy brain"
Co Q10 for
heart, energy, antioxidant
Calcium do scientists approve? Shall we hail... OK Coral?!
for big muscles; look good in the mirror, impress your friends,
partner... and yourself
Crohn's disease alternative
cure-all curry compound
updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans singled out 10
nutrients that Americans may be missing. They include calcium,
vitamin D, potassium, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, along with choline and magnesium.
Mexican passion plant?
Deer antler velvet Lapp dance enhancer?
move aside, Prozac...mood lifters without a prescription
educate yourself before use, these natural hormones have many
it's not healthy to be too sweet
Diet do you
have the will power? Diet Rx may help you decrease your
and their health benefits
appears to have anti cancer potential
your brain, a well-known mind/memory booster
DMG mind and
the libido neurotransmitter
received - As a student graduating with a degree in
human nutritional sciences and entering the field of
naturopathic medicine, I am only further motivated to pursue my
education because of individuals such as yourself. It is always
wonderful to see medical doctors who have an amazing
understanding of natural, alternative, complementary medicine
and who have dedicated their life to helping others and provide
them with valid information on natural health care/supplements.
It is nice to read information from a website that has such
honest thoughts, opinions as well as actual facts.
common cold helper? jury hasn't made the decision: they're out
EGCG the green tea extract,
known as epigallocatechin gallate
Eggplant extract, what does the
research say regarding the benefits?
Enzymes and their benefits
Epimedium is an herb that can
improve sexual function
Estrogen alternative using
natural hormones or herbal supplements
Eurycoma Asian aphrodisiac in Passion Rx
Evening primrose I still prefer fish oils
Eye disorders and natural
discovery of bioactive components beyond the essential nutrients
of foods, a new era of nutritional, medical, and botanical
sciences has unfolded. The ability to identify, isolate, purify,
and deliver single components has expanded the dietary
supplement business and health opportunity for consumers.
don't give up, energy is a renewable resource and there are
natural ways to improve stamina.
Libido surpass your boyfriend's or husband's libido
within a few days
may help with sugar balance
Fibromyalgia natural options could relieve pain
for heart, blood vessels, eyes, inflammation, and....
good news: there's plenty in dark chocolate!!
sprinkle some on your favorite vegetable soup
smooth muscle operator
Fo-ti herb, does it help with
Fruit supplements, extracts and
juice health benefit
Some herbal and
dietary supplements contain ingredients that differ from the
list on their labels. Bodybuilding and weight-loss supplements, in
particular, tend to contain ingredients not listed on their packaging.
Some bodybuilding supplements have undeclared anabolic steroids which
can cause liver damage.
GABA -- does it cross the blood
brain barrier and help reduce anxiety?
Galantamine for Alzheimer's
disease, also available as a prescription medication
than a sushi garnish
respected mind booster known in China for millennia
Ginseng one billion Chinese can't be wrong!
eye condition, are there alternative treatment methods?
Glucomannan fiber for
constipation and maybe weight control
Glucosamine for arthritis... to begin, lob your Tylenol
bottle in the trash can... and the Vioxx
may be helpful in those with cancer and HIV
Glutathione learn how to make
more of your own body's antioxidant
talk has not yet convinced me
a rising berry superstar
Good Night relax in the evening
and have a deeper sleep.
Gout it's the
beef, pork, lamb, and seafood
Amazonian fruit cancer fighter?
immune enhancer, may help venous insufficiency and lower
a cup a day keeps the doctor away
cholesterol... but controversial.
lifestyle factors have an enormous influence on health, but no
matter how perfectly we follow healthy lifestyle habits we
cannot escape the influence of genetics and environmental
factors that cause cancer and other diseases.
can't men be more like women? Are there any herbal hair growth
take a One-Minute Happiness Quiz and find out how happy you are
get to the source
disease prevention and
treatment with vitamins, herbs, and supplements
failure beyond drugs -- coQ10, carnitine, hawthorn
Hepatitis A, B
and C a few natural options and ways to reduce
symptoms of liver dysfunction
information and natural herbal treatments and remedies
growth hormone -- Honey, I shrunk my wallet!
immunodeficiency virus -- hopeful anti-viral herbs
Homocysteine unpopular words: high cholesterol, high
homocysteine, high blood pressure, highjack
skinny Kalahari Bushmen may be on to something
benefits and risks, a list of natural hormones and their
physiological functions and role in metabolism
goat weed herb, will it make you horny, too?
Chinese club moss for memory and Alzheimer's disease treatment
Hyaluronic acid joint helper -- but does it also work by the
deflate the pressure
more complicated than you can imagine--nutrients and herbs to
may be helpful in some psychiatric conditions
Inulin prebiotic fiber has
numerous health benefits
anti-cancer properties look good in lab studies
Irritable bowel syndrome
and natural ways to treat this condition
trees and coconuts on the beach... South Pacific style
Krill oil as beneficial as fish
old Chinese remedy for excessive enjoyment of alcohol
bring back your "teenage" passion.... within 48 hours...
is a highly concentrated tongkat ali extract. that can be
effective as a sexual enhancer within a few days or sooner
Longevity suggestions for a
longer life, role of diet and food selection
oils may be helpful and review of additional natural therapy
Lutein is found is Eyesight Rx,
a potent vision enhancer, this carotenoid, along with zeaxanthin,
is found in the retina of the eye and helps with visual acuity
Lycopene tomato antioxidant
Maca erotic Incan herb from the
high Andes which has become quite popular as a treatment for
sexual dysfunction and is being studied to determine if it can
be of benefit in women during or after menopause.
Macular degeneration save your eyesight with antioxidants,
review of the role of omega-3 oils, lutein, and other natural
mineral supplement has benefit in the treatment of certain heart
Mangosteen has potent xanthones
that have in vitro anti-cancer activity
Melatonin dreams like you've never dreamed!
herbal alternatives... the controversy continues ad infinitum
thistle is often prescribed to those with liver problems since
it has a substances, such as silymarin, that has benefits to the
MSM so much
said when so little is known, this applies to a number of
Pruriens the dopamine dealer, improves mood, libido,
and has been used as a treatment for Parkinson's disease
Brazilian jungle passion
Mushroom extracts have
interesting medicinal uses, common medicinal mushrooms include
agaricus, cordyceps, maitake, and reishi.
Nattokinase blood clot
dissolver. Does it have adverse effects when combined with
aspirin, Coumadin, or natural blood thinners?
Natural Sex Boosters
self-explanatory, a book that reviews
aphrodisiac plants and supplements that can improve your overall
sexual pleasure and performance
dopamine connection: mind and sex booster
Nitric oxide neurotransmitter
and blood vessel dilator
Noni blend a
healthy Tahitian smoothie