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Monthly Archives: September 2012

  1. Banish those Winter Blues

    Banish those Winter Blues

    Seasonal Affective Disorder .Every year, as the days get shorter and the weather gets , colder millions of people (particularly in the northern climates) are affected by a condition known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. About a third have the actual SAD, as it is clinically defined, while the rest can be lumped into the “winter blues” category, which many of us can identify with.

    Natural light and Tryptophan
    There are many theories as to why this condition exists and trying to isolate a single causal factor is unlikely. Many feel that SAD is likely due to an imbalance of the neurotransmitters melatonin and erotonin. Production of b

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  2. High Blood Pressure - Natural Medicine and Lifestyle

    High Blood Pressure - Natural Medicine and Lifestyle

    Hypertension is one of the greatest health care problems facing North Americans, with over 50 million affected. Elevated blood pressure is a known risk factor for heart attacks and strokes and is the foremost cause of unexpected death. The International Journal of Internal Medicine suggests that hypertension also contributes to comorbidity in individuals with diabetes, as approximately 50-70% percent of people with diabetes also have elevated blood pressure.

    Methods to control hypertension
    There are numerous conventional approaches to help a patient control hypertension including the following well-known interventions: diuretics; angiotension-converting

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