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Alternative practitioners have been treating uterine fibroids herbally for many hundreds of years and many conventional doctors acknowledge their usefulness in terms of helping give some symptomatic relief. However, be wary of claims that they can “cure” fibroids as there is no single treatment which can do this.
Fibroids form due to the interaction of a number of primary and secondary causes. As our bodies are unique, the effects of these vary from woman to woman and may or may not cause fibroids growth. It therefore follows that the only effective way to deal with fibroids is to eliminate the root causes and taking a herbal remedy cannot remove causes such as dietary and lifestyle issues, or fully remove a build up of toxins.
However, treating uterine fibroids herbally can help when used as part of a robust overall treatment strategy for shrinking fibroids and three effective and popular herbs are Chaste Tree, Red Raspberry and Motherwort.
* Chaste Tree-Helps to suppress estrogen production and rebalance hormones. It also has good antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
* Red Raspberry-Can be used to help with heavy bleeding and is thought to strengthen and tone up the muscles of the uterus. Additionally, this herb is a rich source of various nutrients including calcium, antioxidants and vitamins
* Motherwort-Can help to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease cramping and reduce heavy bleeding. A component in Motherwort can help to relax the uterine muscles, thus helping with cramps
Although herbs are natural, this does not necessarily mean they are safe. Read the rest of this entry »
Statistics reveal that there are a number of people who are suffering from constipation. If you are one of the millions then you surely are experiencing this cumbersome feeling of not being able to have regular bowel movements with ease. The uneasiness and irritability caused by this issue pave is the way to search for methods on how to cure constipation. And most often, the search points to the constipation remedies you find in your very homes.
Constipation is known as a condition when you could hardly expel your feces at a regular interval – at least three times a week, the stool being very hard that causes you pain and strain as you try to let it out. Recurrence of constipation becomes very irritating – what with the bloating and gassiness that accompanies it. Without your stool coming out of your system, your body is building up harmful bacteria and toxins. Thus, the feeling of unease is not only the problem but more so with diseases that can develop. Cure therefore for constipation is an urgent concern. Start with the natural methods – resort to the artificial ways only if the natural mode fails.
Here are 6 effective and natural ways to combat constipation.
1. Watch your diet.
Your eating habits can be the number one culprit. Examine what is usually included in your diet. Are there foods rich in fiber? Fiber is very much needed by your digestive system. What does fiber do? It incorporates water into the stool to make it soft and easy to expel. Fiber likewise stimulates the walls of your intestine to contract and move the bowels toward the rectum for passing out. Now, to cure your constipation, be sure to have ample servings of fruits and vegetables. Unprocessed foods such as wheat and bran are also excellent sources of fiber.
2. Drink plenty of fruit and vegetable juice.
Put some fruits or vegetables in your juice extractor or juicer. Read the rest of this entry »