Practitioners with a holistic approach in medicine include naturopaths, osteopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths, and even some conventionally trained physicians. Holistic medicine differs not only in the types of treatment used, but also in the overall philosophy of patient care.
Heavy metals enter our body through a variety of means. They are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the cosmetics we use, and the food we eat. Use natural heavy metal detox methods to release the toxins from your body’s organs and tissues and flush them out.
The Herxheimer reaction occurs when the body can not handle the toxins released when harmful microorganisms die off or tissues release long-held toxic substances. This cleansing reaction can be prompted by a fast or detox program, use of herbs or medicine, or a rapid switch to a healthier diet.
The Herxheimer reaction is a cleansing reaction that occurs when toxins are released in the body. This can occur as a result of taking prescription antibiotics, using natural remedies that kill off organisms, or going through a detoxification, fasting or cleansing program.
Pau d’arco is a popular Amazon herb used for its benefits against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. It also shows anti-tumor activity and is effective against some parasites. It is available in a variety of forms at natural health stores.
Chuchuhuasi grows in the Amazon rainforest and is traditionally used for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual pain, diarrhea and back pain. It is made into a decoction or soaked in an alcoholic beverage and is considered an energy tonic and aphrodisiac.
Boldo is an Amazon rainforest herbs that is widely used for digestive disorders and liver problems. Learn about its health benefits and the cautions associated with its use.
Muira puama is an Amazon rainforest tree, known as “potency wood” for its effect on sexual health and libido. In addition to its effects on sex drive and impotence it also has benefits in other health areas.
In his book “There Is a Cure for Diabetes” Dr. Gabriel Cousens of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center shares his successful 21-day program for curing diabetes with diet. Learn how people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have reversed their conditions using a live raw food nutrition plan.
Diabetes afflicts hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Conventional medicine follows the assumption that it can be neither cured nor reversed, but is there a natural treatment for diabetes or even a diet to reverse diabetes?
Perhaps you are prone to cavities or just want information on how to prevent cavities naturally. Many options are available for natural cavity prevention including supplements and topical use of substances. Learn which substances show promise and benefits for dental health.
Find out how the Amazon herb chanca piedra, also known as quebra pedra, earned its name “stone breaker” and about its other health benefits.
Radix therapy is a type of somatic therapy, also known as body psychotherapy. Learn how it can help release emotional and physical blocks and release tension and negative feelings.
Maca powder is known as Peruvian ginseng and even herbal Viagra. Learn about the benefits of taking maca supplements.
Jatoba is a tall Amazon rainforest tree that does not rot when it dies due to its antifungal nature. Learn about its use as one of the most potent antifungal herbs and about its other health benefits.
The plants growing in the Amazon Rainforest have traditionally understood and scientifically validated health benefits. This introduction to a series on individual herbs provides basic information about Amazon herbs and a summary of the herbs in the series.
Croton lechleri is an Amazon Rainforest plant that is known as sangre de drago or sangre de grado. Learn about its many medicinal uses and health benefits.
Suma is known as “Brazilian ginseng” and as “para todo” — Spanish for “for everything”. Some consider it one of the best herbs for erection. Learn about this Amazon rainforest plant and its beneficial health properties.
Uña de Gato or Cat’s Claw has a wide array of uses. Find out why it is so ubiquitous and learn about its health benefits.