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Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Natural Medicine and Integrative Medicine, Is there a difference?

Healthcare terms like functional medicine, holistic, integrative and natural medicine can be very confusing.  Although they are being used interchangeably, they are in fact quite different. 
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Complementary Alternative or Integrative Health: What they all mean?

Every time you search online to get information related to questions about health symptoms you or a loved one might be experienced, you bumped to answers related to “holistic medicine”, “complementary medicine”, “alternative”, and “integrated medicine”. What do they really mean?  
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What Is Holistic Medicine and how can help your well being?

Holistic medicine is a form of healing based on the belief that the body can heal itself. This is achieved by not only treating the symptoms as you would in traditional medicine but also treating the underlying causes of these symptoms. Holistic medicine practitioners consider the whole person, for example, they take into account the physical emotional and spiritual state of the person.
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Cancer drugs, evidence based medicine?

 When I read this article, published in The BMJ (http:/dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4528) on the 5th of October, the first thing that came to my mind was the part of the Hippocratic Oath that says “primum non nocere” (= first, do no harm). Well, it seems, that according to this article, some people have forgotten that very first promise they made when they once graduated.  
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What is Integrated Medicine?

Integrated Medicine (also called Integrative Medicine) is a modern concept which refers to the combination of conventional medicine with complementary medicine, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy or mindfulness, for instance. It emphasises on the combination rather than substitution. By combining different health care approaches, side effects of medication can be minimised or even avoided and benefits are maximised.  
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About calcium…did you know…?

Calcium is a mineral which is paramount for the correct functioning of our body. The most well known fact is it is crucial for our bones and teeth. But it also plays a huge rol in muscle and nerve functions, in cellular division, in clotting……in short, essential for good health!  
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Blog 28 October 2018

The incredible power of exercising! (part 1)

Most people think they already know (enough) about the benefits of regular physical exercise, however, you’ll be surprised, at first, when you read this and you have a look at the studies. Eventually, you may wonder why, unfortunately, so many oncologists still do not insist on it.  
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Blog 28 October 2018

The incredible power of exercising! (part 2)

As I explained in my previous post, exercise is a very powerful booster of our immune system, and many studies have shown that physical exercise helps fighting cancer and preventing relapse. Here is some more information, that will make exercising easier and joyful.
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Blog 28 October 2018

The power of our thoughts: Part 1

It is well known that our thoughts have a paramount influence in the biochemical atmosphere of our body.
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Turmeric and its amazing healing power

Find out about the amazing healing powers of tumeric..  
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Tomatoes

Tomatoes - 4 health properties  
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Magic berries!!

I bet you won’t believe how beneficial some berries are for our health!  
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Stone fruit share the berries’ secret!

As you may have read in my previous post*, berries are very rich in substances which have anticancer properties, such as ellacig acid, for example.  
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The power of our mind: Part 2

Why is it so difficult to change a habit? I’m sure you have asked yourself this question more than once!
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Did you know…? Amazing Body, part 1

Did you know how efficient the packaging of our DNA is?
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Green tea…..what ancient Asia already knew.

Green tea, which grows in particularly humid climates, contains numerous polyphenols, called catechins. One of the most powerful is the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which stops the formation of new blood vessels by cancer cells. It also blocks the receptors on neighbour cells  
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The power of our thoughts: Part 1

It is well known that our thoughts have a paramount influence in the biochemical atmosphere of our body. For example, imagine the smell of your favourite meal….its taste… its texture in you mouth while you are chewing it… You can see how the production of saliva increases instantly!  
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Some very interesting points about tomatoes that will surprise you!

Tomatoes are originally from South America and they were imported by C. Columbus after discovering America. They are rich in vitamins C and E, carotenoids (beta carotenoids, lutein, betacriptoxantin and lycopene), flavonoids (quercetin and naringenin),...  
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Cacao and chocolate

Cacao was already cultivated by the Mayan civilisation over 2500 years ago and introduced in Europe after Columbus discovered America. Cacao and its derivatives are the sources of highest concentrations of procyanids, flavonoids, catechins,...
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Did you know how beneficial onions are for good health?

Onions are rich in vitamins B and C, and minerals. They contain enzymes which help to eliminate the toxins and free radicals, and maintaining the bowel flora in balance. Their glucoquinin helps to lower the sugar level in our blood. In addition, they contribute to the well functioning of our immune system due to their anti-inflammatory properties.  
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