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The Benefits of Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng

What is Siberian Ginseng?

The root of the Eleutheroccocus centicocus plant, also called Siberian ginseng or Eleuthero, has been used in China and Russia for centuries with a variety of uses and benefits which it provides to our bodies. The plant belongs to the ginseng family and is perennial growing between 25 cm and 50 cm in height in the wild. Siberian ginseng is botanically different from true ginseng species, namely Korean and American ginseng.

Each Siberian ginseng plant can take several years to grow but the roots can live for over a hundred years. The roots are creamy yellow or white resembling a parsnip with rootlets that often resemble a man.

The Chinese have used Siberian ginseng for over 4000 years for its multiple benefits, whilst Russians discovered that this herb has similar properties to ginseng even if it does not belong to the ginseng family. Read More…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of people around the world and yet, this is one of the most misunderstood concerns with many myths surrounding it. The most common myth is that it is often viewed as a mental disorder or “yuppie flu”. However, most experts now agree that chronic fatigue syndrome is a distinct disease with very specific symptoms.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterised by persistent medically unexplained fatigue not relieved by rest. Other symptoms of chronic fatigue include muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, bowel problems, unexplained headaches, poor sleep quality, inability to concentrate and feelings of hot and cold due to poor temperature control. Read More…

Enhancing Energy

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Everyone has phases of low energy especially when they are feeling slightly run down and cannot cope with the pace of life. Often, we use the terms tired, fatigue and exhaustion interchangeably for what we are experiencing and yet in medical terms they are very distinct.

Tiredness differs from fatigue in that although you may not feel it, the body still has some energy in reserve which it can tap into in the case of an emergency. The symptoms of tiredness include weakness of the muscles, heaviness, forgetfulness, impatience often leading to irritability. Tiredness is very common especially if you have had a hard day at work, or if you are simply feeling a bit under the weather and have not had the time to relax and recuperate. Most of the time, this can be addressed by resting for a few hours allowing the body to recover. Read More…

Are You Nearly Always Tired?

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It is perfectly normal for people to feel tired especially when they are feeling slightly run down and cannot cope with the pace of life. Often, we use the terms tired, fatigue and exhaustion interchangeably for what we are experiencing and yet in medical terms they are very distinct.

Being tired differs from fatigue because although you may not feel it, the body still has some energy in reserve, which it can tap into in the case of an emergency. The symptoms of tiredness include weakness of the muscles, heaviness, forgetfulness, impatience, which can often leading to irritability. Tiredness is very common especially if you have had a hard day at work, or if you are simply feeling a bit under the weather and have not had the time to relax and recuperate. Most of the time, this can be addressed by resting for a few hours allowing the body to recover. Read More…

Go Super Green With Chlorophyll

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I have always been fascinated with green foods and particularly with their explosion onto the market over the last few years, so let’s investigate these further to discover the specific integral ingredients that make green foods so popular.

Not so long ago, green nutrition was reserved for those who were serious about their health, often idiosyncratic in nature. The incredible power of the internet and other forms of media are now constantly reminding us of the benefits of eating green foods such as green leafy vegetables and algae, as well as including green supplements such as Chlorella and Spirulina as part of our nutritional regime. But what is so special about green foods and supplements? Aside from their fibre content, green foods are a source of vitamins, minerals together with live enzymes that aid digestion and crucially a rich source of chlorophyll. They alkalise the body helping to alleviate many digestive disorders especially because our diets lean towards making the body acidic which results in numerous concerns such as poor nutrient absorption, reflux and even cardiovascular disease. The most notable property of green foods is their ability to detoxify the body of numerous types of toxins including heavy metals from environmental pollution and this property is attributable solely to chlorophyll and not to their nutritional content. Read More…

Understanding Tiredness, Fatigue And Exhaustion

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It is perfectly normal for people to feel tired especially when they are feeling slightly run down and cannot cope with the pace of life. Often, we use the terms tired, fatigue and exhaustion interchangeably for what we are experiencing and yet in medical terms they are very distinct.

Tiredness differs from fatigue in that although you may not feel it, the body still has some energy in reserve which it can tap into in the case of an emergency. The symptoms of tiredness include weakness of the muscles, heaviness, forgetfulness, impatience often leading to irritability. Tiredness is very common especially if you have had a hard day at work, or if you are simply feeling a bit under the weather and have not had the time to relax and recuperate. Most of the time, this can be addressed by resting for a few hours allowing the body to recover. Read More…