With autumn in full swing, many people complain that
they can feel a twinge in their joints. Whatever your age, a small ache
now could become arthritis--or worse--down the road, so start taking care of
your joints today. You donít have to be one of the more than 40 million
Americans who suffer from arthritis and joint pain. Take these tips to
protect your joints well into the future.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August, Fibromyalgia patients have a new hope: Tai Chi.
In the clinical study performed at Tufts University in Boston,
MA, researchers randomly divided a group of 66 patients into two even groups of
33. The control group received 60 minutes of stretching and wellness information, while the other was taught Tai Chi.
Q:Can you tell me a little more about ginkgo and its effectiveness with Alzheimerís?
A: The most well-established herbal
treatment for Alzheimer's disease (and, indeed, one of the few herbs that probably
deserves the description "proven effective") is the ancient herb Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo,
the oldest surviving species of tree, has been traced back 300 million years.
In Europe, researchers focused on ginkgo leaf, using standardized extracts of it rather than the whole
herb. By 1995, ginkgo leaf extract had become the most widely prescribed herb in Germany. Today, German
family physicians generally favor it above all drug treatments for dementia. More...
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