Ginseng is a Powerful Herb for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

http://www.diningwithoutlaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ginseng.jpgLooking for a natural weight loss aid?  If so, recent research says ginseng is the herb for you. Ginseng has long been one of the foundations of Chinese medicine, and is probably the world’s best known herb. Its botanical name, panax, means “all curing” in Greek. This 5000 year old healer has traditionally been used as a restorative tonic to increase energy, stamina, and well being. Now Western scientists are documenting its effect in weight loss and diabetes control.

Researchers document the weight loss benefits of ginseng (more…)

7 Adaptogen Herbs to Lower Cortisol

It’s likely that you’ve heard about the detrimental effects of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels can affect every physiological system in your body including your thyroid and adrenal glands. It can make you anxious and irritable, lead to weight gain and bone loss, contribute to diabetes and heart disease risk, and deplete your energy levels.

Cortisol is also known as the aging hormone.  When cortisol gets too high it puts you into a “fight or flight” response which stimulates your sympathetic nervous system and your adrenal glands.  When this occurs there is a decrease in your digestive secretions and a increase in blood pressure.  This puts your body in a state of constant stress which will burn out your adrenal glands, stress your digestive tract, and cause you to age more rapidly.  So if you want to look younger, feel younger, and be healthy you must get your cortisol levels balanced. (more…)

Panax Ginseng for Cognitive Function.

Cognitive function is the term used to describe a person’s state of consciousness (alertness and orientation), memory, and attention span. A mental status examination (MSE) is a standard test used by healthcare professionals to measure a patient’s overall mental health. Evaluating a patient’s cognitive function includes, first of all, measuring their level of alertness and orientation. (more…)

Naturally boost energy and mental concentration

The months of August and September frequently bring about an increased work and activity load for many students, adults and parents. Energy levels and mental concentration may lag during this time. People from all walks of life can benefit from the energy boost that various herbs, amino acids and other natural supplements provide. Gingko, ginseng, and rhodiola rosea are three herbs that improve memory and mental concentration. L-ornithine, L-tryptophan and L-arginine are amino acids that have been shown to improve physical performance and stamina. Peppermint essential oil and coenzymeQ are other natural substances that have been shown to improve either mental or physical performance. These results have been demonstrated by various human studies conducted in recent years in various research facilities around the world. (more…)

Five cancer cures that work

Many cancer patients augment conventional medical treatment with complementary medicine, such as nutritional or herbal supplements. The newest research and decades of successful clinical use show that some of these natural treatments work very effectively to fight cancer and reduce side effects.

Here are the best science-based complementary treatments for cancer. It’s usually fine to take several of these supplements simultaneously, but be sure to talk to your doctor first. For help finding an integrative practitioner, go to http://nccam.nih.gov/health/practitioner. (more…)

Ginseng is Natural Weight Loss Secret

Looking for a natural weight loss secret?  If so, recent research says ginseng is the herb for you. Ginseng has long been one of the foundations of Chinese medicine, and is probably the world’s best known herb. Its botanical name, panax, means “all curing” in Greek. This 5000 year old healer has traditionally been used as a restorative tonic to increase energy, stamina, and well being. Now Western scientists are documenting its effect in weight loss and diabetes control.

Panax Ginseng for Cognitive Function

Cognitive function is the term used to describe a person’s state of consciousness (alertness and orientation), memory, and attention span. A mental status examination (MSE) is a standard test used by healthcare professionals to measure a patient’s overall mental health. Evaluating a patient’s cognitive function includes, first of all, measuring their level of alertness and orientation. (more…)