Manage These Common Conditions Without Meds

Posted on March 31, 2008. Filed under: health, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

News of managing your conditions using natural health is slowly filtering into the medical field, and this article is a breakthrough – I have added a few of my own tips through out just to give you a little more knowledge.

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2008) — We’ve gotten used to taking pills for everything that ails us, but medications have side effects and cost money. The April 2008 issue of the Harvard Health Letter takes a look at how to manage seven common conditions without taking medication. It takes some discipline, but in many cases, the nonpharmacological approach can do as much as pills.

Here’s a brief look at the conditions and treatments.


There’s a good chance that losing weight will make arthritis less painful. Combine weight loss with exercise and you may have less pain and more mobility. Even for those who don’t need to lose weight, exercise that doesn’t put “load” on the joints reduces pain. Annie says: taking 6 Fish Oil and using some Magnesium, Calcium and Vit D wouldn’t hurt either, along with whatever targeted supplement you elect to use.


Your LDL level may drop by 5% or so if you keep foods high in saturated fat off the menu. Additional soluble fiber may reduce LDL levels as well. So can margarines fortified with sterols. Annie says, I have to say I am not impressed with margerine, and your cholesterol levels are greatly added to by your intake of refined grains, so eat more vegetables and fruit and dress your salads with yummy olive oil dressings to cut the cholesterol.

Cognitive decline

Memory training and other “brain exercises” seem to help healthy older people stay sharp. But physical exercise may benefit the brain more than mental gymnastics. This is a great idea and Fish Oil feeds your brain along with sunshine (yes 15 mins a day in the morning is good for you) and choline a derivative of B vitamins.


Studies have shown that regular physical activity can have a potent antidepressant effect. Studies prove this to be true and for those who are just too depressed to be bothered a Vibration Platform may be the answer, along with Meditating on what you have in your life to be grateful for (see previous article)


Regular physical activity is a powerful brake on blood sugar levels as well, because exercised muscle becomes more receptive to the insulin that helps it pull sugar in from the bloodstream. Eating fewer sweets and easy-to-digest carbohydrates also helps control blood sugar levels. This is so true and my eBooks “A Rainbow On My Plate” and “Sick, Tired & Overweight” deal with this very issue.

High blood pressure

Losing weight, getting more exercise, and eating less sodium all lower blood pressure.  As does meditation, and learning to think creatively, eating more vegetables and fruit (more alkaline foods),


Weight-bearing exercise puts stress on bones, and bone tissue reacts by getting stronger and denser, fending off osteoporotic processes. Extra vitamin D and calcium top the list of dietary recommendations. This is good advice, I would add in a little Fish Oil but essentially this advice is perfect.

Adapted from materials provided by Harvard Health Letter, via Newswise.

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Whole Body Vibration Machines Are More Than Just A Whole Lot of Fun!

Posted on March 7, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yes you heard it here first, Whole Body Vibration Machines are the new wave of the future in fitness, health, rejuvenation and repair of the body and pain relief. What more could you ask from a fitness machine?

The latest in the world wide medical research is conclusive and it suggests that people with debilitating conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and stroke victims can yield the benefits ofVibration Platform exercise while working within their personal limitations and minimising stress on the joints and ligaments.

Research suggests Vibration Technology may even increase the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improve blood circulation, strengthen bone tissue, improve lymph drainage and increase basal metabolic rate. Oscillating platforms may also support skeletal realignment and reduce pain for  many and the testimonials  to prove it are pouring in.

Weight bearing vibrational technology was originally developed by Russian space scientists and was used exclusively by Russia to combat the effects of micro-gravity on cosmonauts and to enhance the performance of the Russian Ballet and Olympic competitors.

Whole body vibration is not a new concept; exercise scientists have been studying the effects of intense vibrations for four decades. The technology is based on Rhythmic Neuromuscular Stimulation which is described as ‘cyclical vibrations capable of improving the condition of the joints relatively quickly’.

Originally developed by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov, whole vibration training was used to prevent astronauts’ muscles and bones decreasing in density when they were in space; the weightless atmosphere had predisposed astronauts to osteoporosis, but scientists found that standing on a vibrating platform stimulated muscle and bone development.

Later, it was discovered that Russian ballet dancers could hasten the healing process of their injuries as circulation to the affected area improved from the use of the intense vibration.

The latest development is that vibration platforms are now available that are suitable for the home user. From professional athletes looking for the extra edge, to senior citizens seeking a better quality of life, the vibration platform is a revolutionary machine designed for anyone to use, seemingly regardless of physical or neurological condition.

Vibration machines can benefit a wide range of people are used today for

  • athletic enhancement of sports performance
  • muscle rehabilitation
  • as part of a health, fitness and beauty routine
  • as part of a weight loss program

Vibration training is used to substantially improve muscle strength and performance, flexibility and range of motion, enhance critical blood flow throughout the body and to expedite the recovery and regeneration of damaged tissue. The vibration platform’s unique and unparalleled system of training allows body development according to the desired level of fitness and/or health & wellbeing.

With a vibration platform, you can expect to enhance your existing training program and bring relief to some medical conditions.

Benefits attributed to Vibration technology include…

  • improved muscle strength and performance
  • increased stamina
  • increased flexibility, mobility and coordination
  • reduced aches & pains
  • enhanced critical blood flow throughout the body
  • increased bone density
  • enhanced ‘explosive strength’
  • accelerated weight loss
  • improved collagen production and skin tone
  • reduced appearance of cellulite
  • decreased cortisol levels
  • increased production of ‘happiness hormones’ – serotonin and neurothrophine
  • improved recovery from injury

New technology to help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition that now affects over 2 million Australians, has been launched in Sydney. The science is also being backed by NASA to help astronauts combat the effects of micro-gravity after long-term space travel.

Returning to earth from space has its side-effects. One of them is the loss of bone density, something that astronauts share with osteoporosis sufferers, say health experts.

PROFESSOR CLINT RUBIN: One of the most devastating complications of long-term space flight is bone loss. So we think of a post-menopausal woman as losing 2-3% of their bone per year, astronauts are losing 2% of their bone per month. That’s why Clint Rubin has helped create a machine that’s trying to treat the crippling condition. It looks like a set of weighing scales but this platform is softly vibrating and helping improve muscular-skeleton health. The basic way the platform works is that it vibrates up and down, the movement no bigger than the width of a human hair. The muscular stimulation puts tiny stresses on your bones and your bones respond by growing stronger. The technology also aims to inhibit cells that attack the bone. Health experts warn that osteoporosis, if not properly treated, can have a deadly cascade effect.

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