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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Should Herbs or Herbal Remedies Be Regulated?

Herbal Remedies have always been sold as food supplements. Being classified as a food supplement keeps them from being under FDA regulations.

In Europe they are having some serious talks about regulating herbal medicine.
In 2002, $4 Billion dollars were earned from the sales of herbal remedies in the U.S.
How long before America follows suit?

Do you think herbal remedies should be regulated? and why or why not.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

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7 Things You Must Know About IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

IBS is a disorder that can greatly affect your life, if you don't get help for it. You will find that you will have inhibitions about committing to things in advance because you never know when your irritable bowel is going to worsen. You become stressed over regularly occuring situations. Sometimes you may have to run for the bathroom up to eight or ten times a day.

Here are seven of the top things that you should know about IBS.

1. IBS is a functional disorder in which the bowel doesn't work as it should.IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional bowel disorder of the gastrointestinal tract in which the nerves and muscles in the bowel are extra-sensitive. The intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the intestines.
Sometimes irritable bowel syndrome is referred to as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach, or irritable colon. The disorder is sometimes regarded as a form of colitis, although its symptoms do not include inflammation. IBS affects between 10-20% of the general population.

2. What the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are.The symptoms of IBS are intestinal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence. Other symptoms aremucus in the stool, swollen or bloated abdomen, and the feeling that you have not finished a bowel movementAll of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are caused by abnormal contractions in the colon.

3. What you eat and drink can trigger symptoms.Consuming too many foods containing a lot of fat, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, or sugars may make your symptoms seem worse. Milk and wheat products sometimes cause problems for a few people who suffer with IBS.

4. What you eat and drink can reduce symptoms. Getting more fiber will help relieve constipation, and diarrhea symptoms of the colon disorder. It is recommeded that you consume approximately 25 grams of fiber daily. Fiber reduces IBS symptoms because it makes stool soft, bulky, and easier to pass. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruit, bread, cereal, and beans. Add foods with fiber to your diet a little at a time to let your body get used to them. Too much fiber all at once might cause gas, which can trigger symptoms in a person with IBS. Eating smaller meals can also help tremendously.

5. Stress doesn't cause IBS, but it can trigger symptoms. To keep stress at a healthy level any type of exercise is a step in the right direction. Finding a time to be alone and reflect and meditate will also help tremendously.

6. IBS doesn't damage the bowel. You don't have to worry about IBS damaging the bowel. However it is advised to see your physician to rule out any more serious disorders or disease.

7. Oral Medication for IBS. Now there are natural botanical treatments available to help your digestive system heal, process food easier, settling the stomach, and relieving stress and anxiety. With this type of treatment your digestive system will be able to work with less effort thus reducing pain.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Welcome to my herbal remedies blog. Here you will learn about herbal remedies that are still working for many people today, and how natural herbal remedies in many cases are a healthier option than chemical laden prescription drugs.

Compared to modern medicine, herbal remedies date back to ancient times thousands and thousands of years ago. There is archaeological evidence which proves that primitive humans made use of healing plants since ancient times. This is why some people feel that herbal medicine is outdated and useless today.

The cures and techniques that were discovered through trial and error were handed down through the generations. Much later after the introduction of government affiliated health agencies, people began consulting with doctors which prescribed modern synthetic drugs.

Medical treatments were made more accesible after more modern transportation and communication were established. The natural home cures concocted in the kitchens across the country were soon forgotten by most.

Instead people now saved a lot of time by just stopping by the local doctors office and taking the synthetic chemical laden drugs he gave them instead of harvesting plants from the garden and field then later making the herbal remedies in the kitchen.

The field of herbal medicine is one that does have potential risk because some herbs can be toxic in some situations. You must use your own judgment and consult with your family physician before taking herbal remedies. Herbal remedies are ancient, but apparently still useful in many cases today.

Once again people are turning to natural forms of remedies instead of synthetically fabricated drugs. Herbal remedies are coming back full force for various maladies, and illnesses.
At this time the food and drug administration does not review, approve or disapprove any dietary supplement, but today the most reliable companies are checked by the FDA, and given a "gratis" standing.

All of the herbal remedies recommended at http://www.AlternativeHealthReporter.com are made by a 50+ year old company with a state of the art facility under the strict guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Good Manufacturing Practices, or "G.M.P."