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(NaturalHealth365) Can you guess one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world? It’s non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Indeed, NSAIDs – prescription and over-the-counter – account for nearly 10 percent of all drugs prescribed – yet millions of Americans experience adverse effects from this class of drugs every year.
Of course, many have heard that excessive NSAID use could be harmful to the kidneys and liver. But if you have NSAIDs in your medicine cabinet, you should also know these drugs are implicated in an increased risk of serious health problems like stroke.
(NaturalHealth365) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, is so common to be almost an official rite of passage for men moving into their ‘golden years.’ By age 55, roughly a quarter of all men are affected. After that, the odds begin to soar; of men who make it to age 80, ninety percent show signs of this condition.
Bee propolis, a natural resin sourced from honeybees, hosts numerous health benefits thanks to its antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we’ve outlined eight of the main benefits of consuming bee propolis.
(NaturalHealth365) For many centuries, gotu kola has been a mainstay of both the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healing systems. Botanically known as Centella asiatica – also referred to as Asiatic pennywort – this member of the parsley family has been used in TCM to treat kidney failure and malaria, and various skin conditions – including leprosy. In Ayurveda, where it is known as brahmi, gotu kola is prescribed for similar purposes.
(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease remains the leading killer in the United States, claiming over 655,000 lives a year. In addition, 54 million people – almost a quarter of all American adults live with the painful, potentially debilitating disease of arthritis, the leading cause of work disability in the nation. Now, in a stroke of medical serendipity, it appears that a popular supplement may benefit both conditions at once.