Indigenous people of the Andes have consumed maca root (commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng) for centuries, calling upon this superfood as a natural remedy for a diverse range of conditions. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Andean diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it may provide for women. Sexual health, improving fertility, and combating the effects of menopause are only a few benefits this healing herb has to offer.
One of the most common (and unpleasant) side effects many patients complain about when using prescription antibiotic drugs is antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).  One possible countermeasure to this longstanding and potentially serious problem may lie in the use of probiotics. While this may sound like a commonsense solution to natural and holistic healthcare experts, many of whom have been generally aware of the ability of probiotics to reverse the side effects of antibiotic drugs,  much of the mainstream medical community is just now catching on to the idea.
Life has its ups and its downs, and no one is immune from the mental effects of challenging times. Fortunately, whether you’re feeling down, anxious, or just wish to maintain a steady mood, natural approaches do exist. Getting adequate sleep and a balanced diet are fundamental, and exercise also offers dramatic results.   Meditation, another stress-relieving and mind-balancing tool, can hone focus and may even slow age-related thinning of the frontal cortex.  Additionally, some plants and herbs, like Rhodiola rosea, offer bioactive chemicals that support the nutritional charge [...]
The cold and flu season is coming as we approach the autumn and winter months, bringing with it a host of chills, ills, and other problems. Highly contagious and annoyingly persistent, a cold is caused by more than 200 viruses present in our environment.  Although there’s no cure for the cold, there are many natural ways to soothe the symptoms it causes. Here are a few simple recommendations for making yourself more comfortable during cold and flu season.
A quiet and unassuming mineral, magnesium — one of the least talked about nutrients — holds vital importance for human health. A catalyst in the bod, over 300 enzymatic reactions rely on magnesium to happen. Magnesium can relax the muscles and some claim it helps with symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome. Orotate, a type of magnesium salt from orotic acid, is common in many mineral supplements. Its function is the same as other types of magnesium, and research shows that it holds specific benefits for the heart.
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