Could Herbal, Homeopathic, and Natural Remedies Be An Option Worth Considering?

For years herbal, homeopathic, and natural remedies were looked upon as
old outdated solutions that were more folklore than fact. But in recent years
many diehard advocates of herbal and natural remedies have been validated in
their views by all things, science. Who would have thought those evil
scientists would be throwing in with the natural health vigilantes. It is
unheard of!

What’s next your
beloved feline wanting to sleep in the birdcage and gently feed your pet canary
gourmet birdseed.

The truth is scientist are just scientists and they more often than not
simply go where the facts lead them.

Perhaps the biggest revelation in recent years has been that fish oil
supplementation dramatically improves cardiovascular health and helps keep the
lining that surrounds our cells healthy. While not discussed as often as the
first revelation the second is perhaps the most important since there is quite
a bit of evidence to suggest that hardening of the cell lining is one of the
primary factors that accelerates the aging process.

While we are talking about fish and heart health you might want to check
out some very recent studies which suggest that a chemical element present in
the Zebra fish can regenerate heart tissue. But before you race to your
favorite tropical fish store you should know this body of research is not quite
ready for primetime.

On the herbal front there are many examples of herbs which provide
health benefits. We know that St.
John’s wort works well for mild anxiety, valerian is
helpful for dozing off, and saw palmetto helps to protect the hair follicles
from the damaging hair loss hormone DHT. Saw palmetto also seems to help those
aging men whose prostates have enlarged causing bathroom breaks to become quite
an adventure. There are many other examples as well, but it seems that more
often than not science is backing up what practitioners of Chinese herbal
medicine have known for years and that is that herbs, and the remedies
formulated from them, do produce results.

And then we have homeopathy, which is different than herbal medicine.
Homeopathy is the practice of using dilutions to produce outcomes. These types
of remedies are surprisingly safe and seem to quite effective in treating
common mental disorders such as ADHD. One small British study found that not
only was homeopathy effective over 70 percent of the time for controlling ADHD
symptoms but the benefits continued 56 percent of the time even after the
homeopathic medications had been stopped.

And finally we have glucosamine and chondroitin which are now found on
virtually every store shelf which sells supplements or remedies. This duo is
helpful for bone and joint conditions such as osteoarthritis which plaque an
aging population.

In conclusion, not all herbal, homeopathic, and natural remedies produce
results, but many do. That said, I suspect the real advantage for these types
of products is that they are very safe, and produce few, if any, of the harsh
side effects so often associated with prescription medications.

Nevertheless, when answering whether herbal, homeopathic, and natural
remedies are an option worth considering always consult with your doctor first
and then make sure to buy from a reputable manufacturer who is willing to help
you choose the perfect product for your unique situation.