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Acai Berry Powder: Scam or Superfood?

History of the Acai Berry

The acai berry is a fruit native to the Amazon rainforest where it has been enjoyed for thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the region.  Acai berries are similar in appearance to blueberries, and are harvested from the acai palm, a tall, thin tree with branches that carry streamer-like leaves and clusters of acai berries.  Among the healers of indigenous Amazonian peoples, acai berries are well known as a medicinal plant that improves energy, stamina, and mental focus.  It wasn’t until the 1990s that acai berry began gaining popularity in North America, and the acai berry has recently been gaining favor as a weight loss aid and dietary supplement, especially after being featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and being touted by Oprah's frequent guest physician, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Properties of the Acai Berry

Though indigenous peoples have known for centuries that the acai …

A Holistic Approach to Health

Why medicine may not be the best option?Medicine has long been taking corrective rather than preventive action. It is a whole world of chance. There are no hard and fast rules and everything is just a hit-and-try. Every medicine causes some effects. But it comes along with a lot of side effects. Some common side effects include drowsiness and upsetting of stomach. Others weaken you slowly but steadily. Thankfully, these days, holistic health is gaining importance.

The concept of Life Energy:It has now been realized that treating the different organs of the body separately is not as effective as the treatment of the entire mind and body combined. There is something called life energy, that can be generated, increased and that has amazingly effective healing powers. There is an old saying that a doctor can only dress your wound, but it is God who heals it. This …

The Republican Party Should Be Renamed The Tea Party

The Tea Partiers, a small percentage of the Republican Party, is running the show.

The Republican Party was created in 1860 when its first presidential candidate was Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln won that election and from then until 1932, the Republican Party dominated American politics. The Republican Party tended to be a relatively conservative party during this period. The one noteworthy exception was the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt which was quite progressive. He was the first president to advocate national health insurance. (like several of his successors, he failed to obtain that goal.) Historians rate him as “near great”.

In 1932, as a result of the Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt’s highly effective campaigning style, the nation’s political alignment changed dramatically. For the next 20 years, the Democratic Party controlled the presidency and usually the Congress. The electorate shifted from heavily Republican to predominately Democratic. In 1952, the nation’s …

Anxiety Self Help

In recent years, anxiety has proven twice as likely as depression to strike adults. Anxiety occurs in varying degrees, from small, situational outbreaks, to serious mood disorders. The numerous types of anxiety are reflected in a nearly equal amount of treatment methods. Severe, prolonged anxiety that occurs as part of a mood disorder is treated through medications and therapy, just like major depressive disorders. Smaller, less debilitating forms of anxiety can often be countered with more simple methods, including self-help.

Anxiety self help can be administered in several forms. Just as with antidepressant medications, specific treatments may have more favorable results with one individual than with another, so experimentation may be necessary in order to find the best technique for the individual. However, all forms of anxiety, from common to severe, share at least one important self-help technique: maintaining the proper perspective. Anxiety and related mood disorders can …

Health and supplements: How to benefit from Ginkgo Biloba

According to WebMD, Ginkgo is a natural herb supplement that helps you study and concentrate but it also helps in blood circulation and vitality. Ginkgo also has some other byproduct that is beneficial for us. If you want to start this supplement, it's best to consult your doctor since people with medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or blood disorder might not be able to take it. If you're healthy then it's safer for you to take, however, with any kind of medication, it's best to consult your doctor first for safety precautions.

Ginkgo helped me in various ways and I've never had any side effects to it but only good results, therefore, I think people should take advantage of its benefits too. I was thinking that if it helped me maybe it could also work in other people. One thing I noticed when I took it is …

Runescape Cooking Guide Tips for Beginners on How to Prepare Food in RS Mmorpg

Cooking is the art of preparing meals. In Runescape, cooking is a trade skill that can be used to reduce downtime or provide healing during battles. Before starting with thisrade skill, a character learning the cooking skill in Runescape must have the proper ingredients and equipmen to make a mealt. Once the ingredients are mixed, the food must be cooked over a heat source. Fortunately, a fire is enough to get a character started on the road to becoming a master of food preparation.

To Start Your Cooking Career in Runescape

A proper chef must have the right cooking utensils. In Runescape these pots, pies, bowls, and tins. A character with the smithing skill can make pots and pans or the necessary cooking gear can be bought from a general store. As soon as a Runescape character has the items he needs , the next step is to find a …

Healthy Edible Weeds: Which Weeds Are Safe and Healthy to Eat?

Nature provides us with many healthy food choices, but some of the healthiest are just plain old weeds. Find out which ones you can enjoy.

Purselane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane, a member of the Portulacaceae family has grown wild in my garden for years. It grows on a straight smooth looking reddish brown stem and has fleshy leaves that grow at the joins and ends of the stems. I always referred to it as “The Rubber Tree Weed” and left it alone to grow because it was pretty and didn’t strangle my vegetable plants or make the garden look “weedy.”

Plantain (Plantago major)

Plantain is another weed that I have had an abundance of for all of the years that I have owned my home. Unlike the Purslane, I did not find it pretty or of any good use for that matter. That is until my mother-in law came over as …

Health tip with a Big "BONUS"

     Many years ago, I worked with an extremely wonderful doctor. He treated the entire patient when they came into his office. A lot of his patients came in with one ailment and left with much info for many of their concerns that were not part of the reason for the doctor visit in the first place. I was very fortunate to have assisted this doctor many times, so picked up special health tips that I rarely hear people talk about, ever.

     In the aging process all the organs become subject to those years of use. there are things that can be done to slow down or even strengthen some of our organs. The exercise, I will explain will do both of those and also will give a "BONUS" as well.

     Often women do not exercise their bladder sphincters except when they use them for …

Herbology – Gathering and Storing Herbs: Collecting and Drying Herbs – Flowers, Seeds, Leaves, and Roots

Herbs are also used in aromatherapy oils and preparations, in essential oils, body sprays, room sprays, and also for helping and healing people. You should always be cautious about using herbs medicinally, as some herbs can be poisonous, or have quite dramatic side-effects if used incorrectly.

Identifying Herbs

Try to learn to identify herbs, go out into the countryside and see what you can find growing naturally in the wild. Collect samples of herbs from various places. Use a notebook to document what you find, where you find it, and how you would identify it if you saw it again. It is very easy to build up a vast knowledge of the different types of herbs.

You may be lucky enough to have your own olitory / herb garden – All you need to know next is how to collect and store your herbs.

Collecting and Storing Herbs

Flowers – …

Natural Treatments For Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder can have a severely negative effect on a person's daily life. What makes the condition especially tumultuous, is that it produces symptoms capable of inducing increasingly stronger reactions. This creates a dynamic that tends to lock people inside the effects of this disorder, making treatment all the more difficult.

For example, excessive worry, stress, and anxiety, in tandem with elements of heredity and environment may produce a panic attack in a person suffering from an anxiety disorder. Panic attacks produce a number of discomforting reactions, including shortness of breath, dizziness, tightness of chest, disorientation, and fatigue. As these symptoms emerge during an attack, an individual may be so overwhelmed by the effects of anxiety that he is unable to experience the symptoms in perspective, and instead start to believe that he is dying. The thought of sudden death only serves to produce more anxiety, exacerbating the panic attack …