Valerian Root

Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.

What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness by Thurman “Ray” Plumlee

What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness takes us far away from the ‘good old days’ when older people were advised to have a much more sedentary lifestyle. Gone are the days when we were told to just sit back and relax, while basically avoiding exercise as if it were stress. Of course, now we know that this is a mistake and that regular exercise and keeping healthy is a great way to reduce stress.

Nutritional Supplements For Seniors: Best Vitamin’s

In this post I am discussing how I will tie the various articles on this site together. When I say together I mean how I used or considered the various supplements, exercise regimens, alternative medicine techniques etc. in my lifestyle regimen. To discuss this I will have to use a timeline of my life beginning in the late 1980’s when I was in my 30’s.

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health By William Davis MD

More than 200 million Americans consistently devour food items made from wheat. Therefore, more than 100 million of them experience some type of unfriendly well-being impact; going from minor rashes and high glucose to the ugly stomach swells that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Dr. Davis, that overabundance of fat has nothing to do with intemperance, sloth, or an excessive amount of margarine: It’s because of the entire range of grain wraps we have for lunch.

Low-T (Testosterone)

Once you have been diagnosed with a low testosterone condition, what can you do about it? To many, the obvious choice would seem to be testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. This type of treatment is administered by a physician, and may take many forms. You could use patches, which can irritate the skin, or creams, which must be carefully protected from touch by others. It could also entail a patch on your gum, which could be irritating, implants under the skin of your buttocks, or periodic injections.

Supplements for Men Over Sixty

As men age, one of their primary concerns is their prostate. An enlarged prostate, known medically as benign prostate hyperplasia, can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including incontinence, painful urination, and an increased risk of urinary tract infections. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Clearinghouse has reported that over half of all men between the ages of sixty and seventy years of age suffer from this condition. Saw palmetto, a plant extract, is useful  in improving these symptoms. Saw palmetto is available over the counter, with no side effects other than the occasional upset stomach. Small price to pay for relief.

Ways to Improve Your Life With Acupuncture

If you’re trying to learn about acupuncture from a book or on the internet, you’ll want to read the descriptions and reviews of various acupuncturists in your area. You might be able to get an idea of the styles and methods of acupuncture through reviews, but these are not the only choices available. You might also be able to ask a friend or relative if they have ever used a certain style of acupuncture before. There are also some forums online where people discuss different types of acupuncture, so you might be able to find someone in person that you can talk to and get a better idea of which is the best choice for you.

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