01/08/2018 | Pharma Botanica
Many of us reading this know that it seems like that you wake up one day and you find yourself older than you ever imagined yourself to be. Studies have indicated that most of us, whatever actual age we may be, have a mental sense of ourselves at around the 25 YO mark. Perhaps, this was the time when we were most full of hope and potential. So, we may be walking around inside these old bodies, but, upstairs (where the important issues are considered) we think of ourselves in terms of when we were at our optimal physical state. Ageing is a tricky thing, as the mirror may not lie, but the eyes perceiving the reflection may focus on who knows what. We all want to feel youthful and, hopefully, look the best we can. Here are six easy ways to rejuvenate vigour and combat ageing.
Number One: Drink Plenty of Water
Number one and, probably, the simplest single thing that we all can do is to drink plenty of H2O. Staying hydrated has so many positive benefits for your health that it stands out as a universal method to combat the negative effects of ageing. Drinking fresh water boosts our metabolism by carrying nutrients, hormones and oxygen to our body’s organs. The regular consumption of around 2 litres of water per day will help flush out toxins, dead cells and waste material. Health benefits are: better looking and functioning skin and hair; regularity; reduces the occurrence of headaches; promotes effective weight management; increases general feelings of wellbeing. Drink pure water whenever you can, but do not overdo it because too much of this good thing can kill you. Cut out excessive coffee, alcohol, soft drinks and such, as these can dehydrate the body.
We Are Biologically Designed to Walk
Exercise is for some a dirty word, but we are biologically designed to walk, stretch and run. A healthy circulation will keep you feeling and looking younger than if you drive everywhere and never use the legs and feet that existence endowered you with. Getting your heart pumping blood around your body is one of the six easy ways to rejuvenate vigour and combat ageing. The human predilection for creating labour saving devices is killing us. Sedentary lifestyles, at home and at work, are responsible for the endemic surges in the rates of obesity, heart disease, cancers and diabetes, around the globe. If you keep it simple and drink more water and exercise every day, you will immediately improve your health and appearance.
09/07/2018 | Pharma Botanica
There is no denying that complementary medicines and alternative therapies are both popular and cause for, sometimes, emotive debate within our community. The pharmaceutically backed system of allopathic medicine in Australia is regularly championed by outspoken critics of any alternative form of healthcare. The clamour in the media is that things like herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathics and such do not work, and that scientific evidence backs these accusations up. Flying in the face of this is La Trobe University’s decision to accept funding from a large vitamin supplement manufacturer to create a new centre to research complementary medicines. Will we soon be seeing more natural solutions for modern ailments being scientifically assessed in a more objective framework?
17/07/2018 | Pharma Botanica
Herbal medicine has been around, probably, since the dawn of time, as it relates to human beings. It is the natural way of treating many of the common complaints we suffer from, even now, in the 21C. Sourcing your herbal remedy from a trusted manufacturer remains an important factor when it comes to the safety and efficacy of treatments. In this article, we will be listing some herbal remedies for common ailments. I would like to acknowledge the use of Thorsons Concise Encyclopaedia of Natural Health, as a source for some of the information contained within this article.
Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Starting with an ‘A’ and another substance that has been with humankind from the very beginning, alcohol. Imbibing alcohol has been a part of a rich tradition in the history of human beings. Of course, too much of a good thing can be problematic for our health, and the wellbeing of ourselves and our relationships. Here are some herbal helpers to be aware of.
Evening Primrose Oil for its Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): can assist with liver damage and mood swings. GLA is a rare anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid.
Skullcap, Motherwort, and Lavender can assist those who are having a break from alcohol by reducing withdrawal symptoms.
Eating a healthy diet, high in fresh vegetables and fruit, is always advisable. Zinc via chicken, fish or meat, or a supplement, can, also, be helpful for those drinking too much alcohol. Vitamin B and C are a must for drinkers.
Allergies or Hay Fever
Feverfew has anti-inflammatory properties, which can assist in reducing the symptoms of allergic reactions.
Wild Cherry Bark is another botanical with anti-inflammatory properties and has been traditionally used to treat coughs and respiratory issues.
Fenugreek is a multitasking medicinal herb, which has traditionally been employed to aid with digestion, reducing stomach inflammation.
28/06/2018 | Pharma Botanica
To being with, here is a brief explanation of how our memory function works within our brains. There are three main regions of the brain involved in what they term explicit memory, the hippocampus, the neocortex and the amygdala. Episodic memories are formed within the hippocampus, and later, information contained within these autobiographical memories can be transferred as general knowledge into our neocortex. This is how we learn from experiences. The amygdala is responsible for attaching feelings to memories, fear is the most important emotion attached to memories from a survival and evolutionary perspective.
21/06/2018 | Pharma Botanica
Allergies are one of the most interesting and, seemingly, complex human health conditions plaguing people in the 21C. Hay fever or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, to give it its proper name, affects between 10% to 30% of the global population, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures. The same statistical source reports up to 40% of the world’s population being sensitised to foreign proteins in the environment, which means these people produce lgG antibodies and experience an allergic reaction. These figures indicate billions of people are suffering from allergies on the Earth at this time in our history. Why is it so and what can we do to alleviate the suffering?
24/07/2015 | PharmaBotanica
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Newly released results of two important studies add to the accumulation of evidence that chronic hostility and chronic depression are major risk factors in heart disease. For many patients, it may be as important to learn and practice skills for managing these emotional states as it is to quit smoking, manage cholesterol, and exercise.
22/07/2015 | PharmaBotanica
MEMORY MATE FOR BRAINS AND VEINS
Memory Mate is a therapeutic formula to aid and improve your memory function. Furthermore it can help with the relief of headaches and improves your peripheral circulation. It can also improve the health of your veins.
22/07/2015 | PharmaBotanica
Herbal Remedy, Hawthorn Extract, Can Help The Heart, Review Finds
Jan. 23, 2012 - Adding another twist to the ongoing debate over the value of an herbal treatment for patients with heart failure, a new review of existing research suggests that hawthorn extract "significantly" improves symptoms.