Monday, July 27, 2009

Pau D'Arco Tea

Pau d’arco “tea” is an infusion made from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa (Taheebo) tree grown in South America. Pau d'arco tea has been used for many centuries by the Indio tribes of South America. The ancient Incas and Aztecs were probably the first to become familiar with the herb’s healing powers.

Pau d’arco reportedly helps combat infection, increase vitality, build up immunity to disease, strengthen cellular structure, and eliminate pain and inflammation. It is well known for treating a wide range of conditions including pain, arthritis, inflammation of the prostate gland, fever, dysentery,boils and ulcers, and various cancers. This tea is reported to have anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and, in some cases, anti-tumor effects. In addition, some researchers claim that Pau d'arco tea can relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.

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Tea and Cancer Prevention?

Tea drinking is an ancient tradition dating back 5,000 years in China and India. Long regarded in those cultures as an aid to good health, researchers now are studying tea for possible use in the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers. Investigators are especially interested in the antioxidants-called catechins-found in tea. Despite promising early research in the laboratory, however, studies involving humans so far have been inconclusive.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy aims to support the body's ability to heal itself through the use of dietary and lifestyle changes together with CAM therapies such as herbs, massage, and joint manipulation.

There are six principles that form the basis of naturopathic practice in North America :
1. The healing power of nature,
2. Identification and treatment of the cause of disease,
3. The concept of 'first do no harm',
4. The doctor as teacher,
5. Treatment of the whole person,
6. Prevention.
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