Culinary Herbs Information

Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum (Umbelliferae) B A somewhat unfashionable pot herb that grows wild in southern and western coastal areas of the British Isles, but in cultivation is a hefty, handsome plant, particularly in spring before most other herbs are ready for use. (In America, the name alexanders sometimes refers to the indigenous wild angelica, a […]

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Culinary Herbs

MANY culinary traditions relying on herbs originated in the ancient world and reached northern Europe, including Britain, with the Romans. Forgotten during the Dark Ages, herbs were reintroduced into cultivation by the monks in the early Middle Ages and were the main flavouring, colouring and preserving agents. Even when the great spice markets of London […]

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Introduction to Herbs

Renewed interest in Growing Herbs! HERB growing currently enjoys immense popularity. The renewed interest so it is apparent in the second half of the twentieth century began in America in the 1950s and spread quickly. The two-way exchange of plants between the Old and the New World began with the sixteenth century voyages that preceded the […]

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Traditional Chinese Therapies

The history of traditional Chinese therapies goes back many thousands of years. Herbology, acupuncture, moxibus- tion (applying heat to an acupuncture point), acupressure,massage therapy, body manipulation, physical and breathing exercises, cutaneous scraping therapy, vacuum cupping, and Qi Gong are some of the popular therapies included in traditional Chinese med­icine. However, Chinese herbology is considered to […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in the Huanghe Valley in Ancient China. At that time, people had only an elementary knowledge of anatomy, and the JL specific functions of the different organs of the body were not fully understood. The ancient Chinese based their medical studies on concepts that bore many similarities to modern control theory […]

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THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY PATIENTS

THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY PATIENTS.   “Of course it comes from deep in the rain forests of the Amazon jungle – nobody’s going to buy it if it comes from eastern Poland!”   When I refer to patients common mistakes, I include myself and all clinicians – the Human Condition is not unilateral […]

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT.  SHOULD YOU WANT IMPROVEMENT YOUR PERFORMANCE OR DAILY ENERGY LEVELS, YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THIS.   “There are several swim stamina tests used for laboratory rats – in fact most of the testing done for adaptogens is done on rats – they are cheap and don’t have any rights.”    The media […]

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HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 3

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 3   In parts 1 and 2, we dealt with the matter of cholesterol’s role in atherosclerosis being over emphasized, and furthermore showed it to be harmless until oxidised. In a number of emails on anti-ageing et al, we have discussed oxidation as being a prime mover in many disease processes, and how […]

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HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 2

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 2 from Hyperlipidemia Part 1… No-one is suggesting for a moment that very high levels of cholesterol should not be dealt with, but these are mostly the result over eating anyway, and those patients with such levels are usually well overweight. What you may not know is that the very thin person is […]

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HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 1

 HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 1.                           “I’d like you all to dwell upon these figures.” HYPERLIPIDEMIA PART 2 Far too many patients are concerning themselves unnecessarily with blood lipids when they should be addressing other priorities. Listed below are risk considerations in CVD (cardiovascular disease). […]

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