Herbal Medications: An Evidence-Based Review by NetCE

Considering the pharmacologic interactions between herbal medications (HMs) and conventional medications, it is paramount to increase the awareness and knowledge of healthcare professionals about HMs. The purpose of this course is to increase healthcare professionals’ awareness of the potential risks and benefits of HMs from an evidence-based perspective and promote the planned inclusion of HM use in patients’ medical history. This course should allow healthcare professionals to discuss HMs in a knowledgeable and succinct manner with patients and colleagues. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1. Discuss the prevalent current and historical use of HMs in North America.2. Explain the need to inquire about the use of HMs during preparation of a patient’s medical history, including components of a culturally sensitive assessment.3. Discuss the pharmacology (i.e., pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, toxicology) of HMs.4. Describe the differences between the process of development and approval of HMs versus conventional medications, and the implications of health claims and therapeutic efficacy of HMs.5. Outline the merits and limitations associated with the application of contemporary scientific principles and methodologies (i.e., evidence-based medicine) to assess the efficacy and safety of HMs.6. Discuss, based on scientific and conventional medical principles, the pharmacologic properties, efficacy, safety, toxicology, therapeutic indications, and recommended dosages of saw palmetto and St. John’s wort.7. Describe the potential risks and benefits of ginkgo.8. Identify key characteristics of ginseng.9. Discuss the use of echinacea and kava, including potential adverse effects.10. Review the use of garlic and valerian as HMs.11. Outline the potential medical uses of andrographis and English ivy leaf.12. Analyze the available evidence for the use of peppermint, ginger, soy, and chamomile.This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Author: NetCE

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Conquering Grief From Your Own Front Porch by Gail Trauco

Not every problem requires a pill. In her ebook, Conquering Grief From Your Own Front Porch, pharmaceutical professional Gail Trauco shares drug-free exercises, inspired by her Southern upbringing, for healing after a loss or major life change, including grief of poverty, abandonment, failed relationships, medical uncertainty, and, of course, death. These exercises, which Trauco has used with countless clients over her many years of experience as a grief mediator and oncology nurse, are designed to be done in the comfort of your own home.

Trauco also identifies two new stages of grief, in addition to the five originally put forth by renowned psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. In her more than two decades of experience, Trauco noted that every single grieving person she has worked with has also experienced the stages of fear and forgetfulness, which she describes in her ebook.

Author: Gail Trauco

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Lighten Your Load: 35 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Free Yourself From Stress, Toxins, and Clutter by Karin Kiser

The Truth Behind Stress Management And Why Most ‘Mainstream’ Advice Is Wrong…

Discover How to Create More Time, Energy, Vitality And Freedom In Your Life
Have you felt the symptoms of stress creeping into your life more and more?

Darkening your relationships, mindset and body…You’re not alone.

The American Psychological Association recently revealed that over 75% of Americans experience at least one symptom of stress per month. These numbers are likely growing. This is not acceptable. Change is not just required, it’s a necessity.

Stress isn’t something that just appears, it builds up slowly, and if left unchecked it can lead to some truly frightening consequences. Everything from obesity, unhappiness, insomnia, lack of job satisfaction, illness, and many other side effects.

The problem with traditional approaches to stress management is they avoid the root causes of stress, and focus on external factors that are often impossible to control.

Instead you must focus on the root causes — your environmental, psychological, emotional, and physical health. This is the “secret” to stress management and creating more time, energy, vitality, and freedom in your life.

Lighten Your Load reveals the simple, actionable strategies anyone can use to address the root causes of their stress and finally start living life lighter.

Inside this book you’ll discover the 35 surprisingly simple ways to a happier, more fulfilled life, such as:

Why your bathroom is a source of stress and how to solve this problem today.
21 little-known ways to naturally boost your energy levels
How to detox your mind and body in just 3-minutes without drugs or supplements and wipe the slate clean every single day.
How to free up time and energy by regaining control over your inbox
Inside Lighten Your Load you’ll also discover how everything from the beauty products in your medicine cabinet, to the processed foods in your pantry…even the movies you watch all have a massive impact to your health, wellness, and happiness.

If you’re ready to finally free yourself from the clutches of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, then this might just be the most important book you ever read. Because quite frankly, traditional approaches do not work in today’s fast paced, high-intensity world.

Focusing on the external factors of your job, finances or other people can only help in the short term.

Lighten Your Load focuses on the long term, and addresses negativity, toxins, clutter, and stress by going directly to the root causes. Here’s just some of what you’ll discover how to do:

Boost your energy levels with natural exercises anyone can do in just a few minutes per day.
Add more peace, calm, and tranquility to your day… even when everything seems to be going out of control.
De-stress your life with simple strategies that work almost instantly and deliver lasting results.
So if you’re ready to finally free yourself from stress, toxins, clutter, and lighten your load, you must get this book now.

Get the simple, actionable, all-natural approach to detoxing your body and mind, creating more free time, energy, vitality, and freedom in your life. It’s all revealed inside Lighten Your Load, book one in the Dare To Be AwareTM series.

Don’t be like 75% of Americans and let stress bring down the quality of your life. Take control and make simple changes to live life free. Help your body, help your mind, get the book today.

Lighten Your Load: 35 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Free Yourself From Stress, Toxins, and Clutter

For more about the author, free gifts, and bonus content visit KarinKiser.com

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Author: Karin Kiser

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Cancer Without Walk-a-Thons by Rachel Eleah Roisman

Rachel Eleah Roisman, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified internist and public health doctor, was 42 years old when she died. At age 39, she had been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer – mesenchymal chondrosarcoma. This is the blog she wrote during those years. It’s funny, sad, and oddly inspiriting. We have left it exactly as she wrote it, without any editorial changes or corrections.

Author: Rachel Eleah Roisman

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A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no less common, but that it emerged in complex ways and was understood differently in response to prevailing cultural and medical forces. The book explores a host of medical, cultural and social factors that raise important questions about historical and current perceptions of gender and mental illness.

Author: Alison Haggett

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Gratitude Journal: Keep a Gratitude Journal and Turn Pain to Joy by Shalu Sharma

The best way to stay grateful in your life is to start a gratitude journal. This is like an ordinary journal, but instead of writing all of your thoughts and feelings you are going to just write the things you are thankful for each day. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude has shown to be associated with several positive outcomes.

Here are a few of the many benefits of a keeping a gratitude journal:

Gratitude improves physical health. It is thought that those people who are more grateful have lesser aches and pains.

In addition to improving physical health, it improves physiological health. It’s like an antidote for negative emotions. It increases happiness and reduces depression. Just like spirituality, gratitude is also associated with well being.

It is also thought that it helps in reducing aggression. People who are more grateful show less antisocial behaviour and show more empathy to others.

People who are more grateful sleep better. Those spending a few minutes writing a gratitude journal everyday often feel more content in themselves and sleep better.

A study in the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” showed that soldiers showing more gratitude had reduced levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This shows that people with gratitude are able to cope better in life during stress.

A study reported by the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida showed that people writing a few lines of gratitude at the end of the day lowered their stress levels and they felt calmer at night.

Those writing a gratitude journal have more clarity about their lives and what they want and want to eliminate from their lives.

A recent study in the Spirituality in clinical practice (Wash D C) journal by Mills et al., showed that patients expressing more gratitude had lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers hence suggesting that gratitude could be a treatment for improving well being in heart failure patients.

How to maintain your gratitude journal:

Plan to write a few lines of gratitude every day preferably at night. But if can’t make it, don’t be too bogged down in writing every day, even every other day is fine.

Your gratitude journal does not have to be highly structured. To start off, you don’t have to be detailed, just a few lines of gratitude is enough.

Try to write about 5 things you are grateful for.

**This book is designed in a way that you can enter your gratitude each day of the year. Try to spend a few minutes at the end of the day (or any time you prefer) to enter your gratitude in the lines provided. Those with the kindle edition can simply use blank pieces of paper.

Author: Shalu Sharma

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Diabetes Cure: Control and Take Care of Diabetes Mellitus With the Right Treatment by Debra Lacy

Controlling and Managing DiabetesDiabetes is considered as a debilitating disease that affects millions of people all over the world. Diabetes mellitus may occur as an autoimmune disease that affects the beta cells in the pancreas or it might occur as a lifestyle disease. This disease is often associated with many types of diseases such as cardiovascular anomalies, high blood pressure and obesity. It is important to take note that diabetes is a complex disease with complex signs, symptoms and complications. Having said this, controlling and managing diabetes is a challenging task that requires dedication from the patient, his or her immediate family members and healthcare team.Despite the complexity of the disease, patients suffering diabetes can still manage their condition well as long as they know how to deal with their disease. This is where this book comes in.With this book, you will be able to learn about the following:Understand the overview of diabetes mellitus. Chapter 1 discusses how important the role of insulin is to homeostasis and the lack thereof can lead to the onset of the disease. This chapter also discusses care management for pre-diabetic patients.Chapter 2 discusses the types of control and management practices involved in treating diabetes. A section in this chapter is dedicated to medical intervention that diabetic patients need to take. The medical intervention includes medication, insulin therapy and bariatric surgery. Meanwhile, another section on Chapter 2 focuses on lifestyle modification which includes dietary guidelines and exercise regimen for diabetic patients.Lastly, chapter 3 gives a short discussion on how to manage the complications of diabetic patients.Let this book serve as your guide on managing and controlling your blood sugar. Living with diabetes may be inconvenient but this does not mean that you should accept your limitations.With this book, you will learn how to handle your disease so that you can live a normal life despite your special condition.

Author: Debra Lacy

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Healthy Gut: How to Restore Gut Balance, Boost Metabolism, and Heal Your Gut by Grace Bell

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Do you struggle with bloating, constipation, or anxiety? Are you dealing with a chronic intestinal infection? Get the help you need from Healthy Gut: How to Restore Gut Balance, Boost Metabolism, and Heal Your Gut.

The typical human has 100 trillion microorganisms living in his or her gut. Recent studies have shown that these microbes, primarily bacteria, play a vital role in promoting and protecting physical and mental health. They can help your body stave off infections, expedite natural toxin removal processes and facilitate the breakdown of complex carbohydrates.

However, not all gut bacteria are good for the body. There are both good and bad bacteria that fight for space in your digestive tract. When the balance of these organisms is disrupted, a variety of health issues can occur, including obesity, anxiety, intestinal distress and depression.

This book will give you the latest information on how gut balance can be restored. By reading this book you’ll learn:
• Why the gut is commonly referred to as the body’s second brain
• What gut flora is and what causes imbalance in gut flora
• The symptoms and harmful effects of gut dysbiosis

You will also discover:
• How to choose the right foods for restoring gut balance
• What probiotics, prebiotics and fermented food are and how these help
• Healthy strategies for improving the health of your gut

Once your gut health improves, you’ll start seeing impressive changes in your overall well-being. Physically, you’ll have more energy and lose weight. Mentally, you’ll be less prone to depression and anxiety.

Download your copy of Healthy Gut now!

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Author: Grace Bell

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Alternative Medicine – Potentials and Limits: A guide on how acupuncture, TCM and homeopathy can help you as an enhancement to your conventional treatment by Josephine T. Lewis

Get the best out of alternative and conventional medicine!
Welcome to Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine – Potentials and Limits! Your complete guide on how acupuncture, TCM, and homeopathy can help enhance your conventional treatments.

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding how good alternative medicine can be. In Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine, we will help answer many of these questions, as well help explain how Alternative Medicine could help you.

As you can benefit from Alternative Medicine it is important to also understand its limits and its role in a comprehensive treatment plan. The key to Alternative Medicine is working out which techniques will work best to help your condition, or supplement your existing treatments.

Inside Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine you’ll discover:What Is Alternative Medicine?Criticism of Alternative MedicineHow Does Conventional Medicine Work, and How It Can Work for You!The Importance of Alternative MedicineHow to Combine Conventional and Alternative Medicine & Much More!
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If you would like to find out how Alternative Medicine could be just what you’re looking for, then scroll back up to the top of this page and click BUY IT NOW! Learn everything you need to know about using Alternative Medicine to help you.

Keywords: alternative medicine, alternative medicine book, complementary alternative medicine, complementary medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional chinese medicine, tcm

Author: Josephine T. Lewis

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