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Natural remedies for natural health
Obtained from a wide variety of natural resources such as plant leaves, bark, flowers, berries and roots, Herbal remedies
are natural remedies for natural health.
Herbal remedies were the precursor to modern medicine and for thousands of years, natural herbal remedies have been used to aid the health of people all over the world.
A concise glossary of terms to explain what terms used within Spa Health mean.
The process called digestion allows your body to get the nutrients and energy it needs from the food you eat. The digestive system is a complex tube-like series of organs and glands that breaks the food down into small molecules that the body can process. It also excretes waste.
Cholesterol is a fat made by the body that is essential good for health. However, a high cholesterol level in the blood increases the risk of coronary heart disease and disease of the arteries. High cholesterol causes blood vessels to become narrowed by plaques which can result in heart attacks, strokes and blood vessel problems. There is a wide range of food supplements such as fish oils, minerals and vitamins that have proven results to lowering cholesterol.
A migraine is a severe, throbbing headache that usually begins on one side of the head but may affect the whole head. Other symptoms include nausea, painful aversion to light and loss of appetite.
Nausea is an overall uncomfortable woozy feeling that is often accompanied by sweating, chills or increased saliva production. Nausea can be caused by eating spoiled or rich food, overindulging, strong smells, stress, anxiety, motion sickness, illnesses such as the flu, medications, illegal drugs and too much alcohol.
Anxiety is a healthy response to potentially dangerous situation. Muscles tense, heartbeat and breathing rate increase as the body prepares to defend itself. Some people experience anxiety even when there is no obvious threat. Such a reaction which symptoms may include extreme fear, excessive perspiration, chills or hot flashes, can cause exhaustion, headaches, stomach problems and an increase in blood pressure.
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and it also involves sleep problems such as not being able to stay asleep or continually waking up earlier than planned. Insomnia is often related to stress or excitement.
A Sedative is a substance that depresses the central nervous system, resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, slowed breathing and sleepiness. Sedatives in larger doses will induce sleep.
Prostaglandins are members of a group of lipid compounds that are derived from essential fatty acids and have important functions in the body. Prostaglandins act in a manner very similar to that of hormones and participate in a wide range of body functions such as the control of blood pressure and modulation of inflammation, contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle and the dilation and constriction of blood vessels.
The body needs a constant supply of oxygen to function. The cardiovascular system is responsible for getting oxygen into your body, and delivering it to the tissues that need it.The main components of the cardiovascular system are the heart, lungs, blood vessels and the cells and plasma that make up the blood.
Cognitive Performance includes skills such as memory, attention and concentration, language, planning, problem solving, flexibility, perception and others.
Inflammation is the process by which our immune system protects us from injury, infection and irritation. The main symptoms of inflammation are pain, swelling and redness and itching when you get bitten by a bug and sneezing and aching when you suffer from a cold. When the immune system is out of balance there may be inflammatory problems such as rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers say that chronic inflammation may be at the root of many diseases such as heart disease, stroke and various types of cancer. Food supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin may help you to keep chronic inflammation at bay.