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Aromatherapy to Curb Appetite »

Written: October 15, 2009 By: In: Holistic

To curb appetite, many different tactics have been employed.  Some beneficial and worthy of your use to curb appetite and others just a bit goofy.

Here is a simple one which may stimulate the alertness region of your brain.

Research suggests lighting a peppermint candle the next time you’ve got that junk food craving.  It’s often these transient hunger impulses that sabotage dietary goals as little thought is used in search for relief from these short term cravings.

Other noted benefits of Peppermint Aromatherapy:

Anti-inflammatory; relieves pain, muscle spasms, and cramping; relaxes the nerves; kills viral infections; decreases gas and indigestion; clears lung congestion; reduces fever

Food be Thy Medicine »

Written: October 6, 2009 By: In: Diet

Hippocrates, the ancient father of western medicine, famously said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Though modern physicians tend to rely less heavily on dietary practices to treat disease than doctors of the past, evidence is clear that for some diseases the right combination of nutrients can prove life-altering.

This was the opening paragraph to an article written by Natalie Digate Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D. in an ACE “Fitness Matters” journal.

While those who practice medicine, at least back to the time of Hippocrates understood the link between food consumption and health it seems to have been forgotten along the way.  Now more and more scientific studies are again proving the links between certain foods and the treatment of certain ailments.

There is continued research in many areas, but with the ongoing findings of the importance of balanced diet on optimal health, you need to utilize a tool such as the Diet Grader to evaluate and optimize your personal well-being.