Natural Remedies On The Rise

Natural Remedies On The Rise ...


Natural Remedies On The Rise

Columbia, MD (PRWEB) February 3, 2006

In this town close to the famed NIH (National Institutes of Health), where all research for traditional medications and clinical trials for new medications begins, the tide is beginning to turn in favor of natural and herbal remedies.

Disclosures have made in the past year of dangerous side effects of medications previously thought to be safe, such as Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra (pain medications), Accutane (acne medication), Prempro (Hormone Replacement Therapy – for menopause symptoms) and now Ortho-Evra (birth control patch). The Federal Drug Administration, or FDA, publishes information on recalled prescription medications or new medication warnings on their website. These revelations have led to increased consumer awareness about the safety of traditional prescription medications and less willingness by the public to take them. As a result, 5 out of 10 Americans are seeking out natural remedies to cure or manage their illnesses.

When Christine Ellstein started taking HRT, she felt immediate relief from her debilitating symptoms. “I had hot flashes like you wouldn’t believe,” she said. “I was irritable all the time – you can’t imagine how miserable I felt. And this was every day.” She recalls finding out from her doctor that, because of the medical risks of HRT, she should stop taking the drug. “I was absolutely devastated,” she says. “I couldn’t imagine going a whole day with those kinds of symptoms, let alone a week or month.” That’s when she began doing research on herbal remedies. She settled on a natural remedy containing a soy product that she found at, and hasn’t looked back since. “I was so skeptical at first,” she says, “but the product really worked. I wouldn’t go back to prescription medication for anything.”

Christine’s is but one of thousands of people that have tried natural remedies with good results. Some people take herbal remedies not because of a medication warning, but because they say they just don’t trust that anyone knows what the long term effects of prescription medications will be.

If you are considering taking an herbal remedy for a medical condition:

1. Do your homework. Look for statistics and testimonials about the natural remedy on the Internet or in the Library. Ask your friends or someone you trust for their opinion.

2. Consult your doctor. Let him or her know your concerns about traditional medications and that you are considering an herbal remedy. Be aware that some doctors will not support you and be prepared to seek a second opinion if need be.

3. Once you decide on a natural remedy, pay attention to your body. If you don’t feel well when you take one, stop immediately and consult your doctor.

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Tobacco Addicts Find New Hope in Natural Product Said to Address the Four Aspects of Addiction


Tobacco Addicts Find New Hope in Natural Product Said to Address the Four Aspects of Addiction

New Jersey (PRWEB) September 26, 2005

An Indian researcher may have the answer to tobacco addiction — perhaps the greatest killer in the world today. Although 60% of USA smokers say they would like to quit, only a few actually find the ‘ideal moment’ and the internal drive to undertake the process.

At least 43 of the 4,000 chemicals released into tobacco smoke are known carcinogens. Pulmonary cancer is the first disease we think about, but there are others including emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and oral diseases such as leucoplakia, laryngeal cancer, oral cancer and sub mucous fibrosa linked with the use of cigars and snuff (dipping) or chaw (chewing tobacco) as well as with cigarette smoking. Halitosis is also a symptom of tobacco use.

It is generally accepted that the narrowing of blood vessels caused by nicotine also contributes to high blood pressure, and that patients suffering from hypertension should be among the first to quit their tobacco habits. Snuff and chewing habits are no less dangerous than smoking – perhaps even more dangerous.

There are four aspects to tobacco addiction. Traditional therapies generally address only one or two of these. The components are (1) Taste of the tobacco, (2) Craving for nicotine — a body chemistry reaction to the toxin, nicotine, (3) the desire for the Kick of nicotine when smoke is inhaled and (4) the resurgence of Anxiety when tobacco is withdrawn, since tobacco use has an anti-psychotropic effect.

Life’s pressures beset us all, and it is not everyone who can handle them well without some kind of crutch. Unfortunately for many, that often takes the form of tobacco, with all of its negative health implications. Most tobacco users need a lot of help to give up their habit. Until recently, the type of help available has addressed only one or two of the four components of tobacco addiction.

Enter Rid-tobak onto the American scene. This herbal extract of six plants has been developed, improved and used over ten years in India by hundreds of allopathic practitioners as an aid to tobacco de-addiction. Several drops are taken orally and allowed to rest in the mouth for two minutes a few times a day.

The success rates over 20,000 subject trials have been variously reported between 84% to near 100%. Why so high? Because, according to the primary researcher, Dr Mehta, Rid-tobak addresses all four of the components of addiction.

Whereas nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of gum or patches helps handle the craving, and anxiety medications (Wellbutrin, etc) address the anxiety component of withdrawal, neither of them address the missing taste or kick from tobacco that are part of the behavior pattern smokers or chewers must escape.

Rid-tobak actually modifies the user’s experience of tobacco, so that he no longer finds it appealing. Tobacco becomes flat or even unpleasant tasting… but at the same time the kick of using it is gone and the anxiety of withdrawal is absent and craving is controlled. The product is offered on the Internet and after some time will be available in stores that carry herbal supplements, and eventually in pharmacies. The website also contains many links to topics on tobacco addiction.

The product is sold as an “Anti-tobacco Mouth Freshener” and the two week supply is sufficient for most people to completely escape from their tobacco use. It is unlikely that users of Rid-tobak will return to their habit because they have been impressed with a different and unattractive experience of tobacco… therefore, their perception of it is no longer that of a pleasant refuge or pastime, according to the manufacturer in Gujarat, India. Of course, for those who have a tendency to recidivism, it would still be wise to have a secondary supply of the product on hand.

The only caveat is that the addict must stick with using it until the supply is exhausted — about two weeks. By that time, for most people, behavior modification is complete.

At $ 24.95 MSRP (just 15% to 50% of the cost of competing products that address only one or two of the four aspects of addiction), Rid-tobak presents itself as the least expensive and potentially most effective aid for quitting tobacco currently available — whether by prescription or OTC.

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Whitney Smith & Associates Announces the Release of a New E-book


Whitney Smith & Associates Announces the Release of a New E-book

West Chester, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2008

If you are looking to market your latest gizmo on the home shopping channels, this informative book is a must-have user’s manual that takes you step by step completely through the process.

The book is called Sell Your Product on QVC or Home Shopping Network. It contains all the secrets to building a successful presence on home shopping. You’ll learn about the history of home shopping, what makes for a good home shopping product, the two types of opportunities that are available, how to get your product in front of the decision makers, the importance of an on-air guest and much more.

Whitney Smith is a direct response consultant who has been helping vendors place their products on QVC for more than twenty years. Her success stories include Fenton Art Glass — about to celebrate their 20th QVC anniversary — as well as Train Collector’s Junction, The Countess Collection of Bohemian Glass and Porcelain, Oriental Treasures, Breyer Horses and many others.

Bob Bly has been a copywriter for more than 25 years and has written 70 books on copywriting and many other marketing subjects. Whitney and Bob previously collaborated on another e-book, How to Build your E-list Fast and Easy with Co-Registration, available at My CoReg Secrets.

The book is being edited and released by Bob Bly and the Center for Technical Communication. It is available for downloading for a special introductory price at Get Your Product on QVC or HSN. For additional information, contact Whitney Smith at 610-431-7465.


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