Category Archives: General Health

Articles republished here on issues of general health

What can be done about Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia was a word that didn’t officially exist until 1990. That was when the American College of Rheumatology identified a list of health factors that suggested a condition that they termed “fibromyalgia”.

How can fibromyalgia be best defined? Nothing can better describe the effects of this condition than can the simple term “chronic pain”.

Previously known for over a century by a number of terms such as fibrocitis, psychogenic rheumatism, chronic muscle pain syndrome or tension myalgias, fibromyalgia is  Continue reading What can be done about Fibromyalgia?

Noni – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

What is Noni?

Scientific name: “Morinda Citrifolia”

The Noni plant (sometimes known as “Indian Mulberry”) is found growing throughout the Pacific islands, often along lava flows and in forest regions up to around 430 meters (1,300 feet). Many islanders refer to it as the “Magic Fruit”.

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GINGKO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE)

Gingko Biloba is a natural extract from the leaves of the Gingko Biloba tree, believed by many to be the oldest surviving tree on earth. It probably is one of the world’s most widely used therapeutic herbs, being held in high regard by traditional Chinese and Japanese herbalists for millenniums.

And what have they been using it for?

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What can CoQ10 do for me?

Cardiovascular Health

Co-Q-10 is necessary for energy production in every cell of the human body. This naturally occuring, vitamin like substance is found primarily in the heart. Co-Q-10 is a nutrient necessary to the functioning of every cell in our bodies. If body levels start dropping, so does our general health.

Energy

Co-Q-10 is also known as ubiquinone. It is a member of the quinone cyclic compounds that may be considered a relative of some potent  Continue reading What can CoQ10 do for me?

Aspartame

EU Calls For Investigation Of Aspartame And Stevia

by Betty Martini

The European Parliament has adopted resolutions to make sure that foodstuffs and drinks consumed in the EU are safe. It has called for an investigation of aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Canderel, E951, Spoonful, Benevia, etc.)

A document from the European Parliament says that “the use of aspartame increases the exposure to its metabolites methanol/formaldehyde and phenylalanine, and is reported to
provoke headaches, nausea and allergic reactions, especially in the case of vulnerable persons. Continue reading Aspartame