Bee pollen is said to be one of the purest and most complete foods ever found, and has long been known for its high nutritional value and medicinal uses. In recent years, it has also gained ground as a potential weight loss resource, especially by advocates of raw food. The science behind it supports this claim. But how does bee pollen really work? More importantly, will it work for you? Pollen, the male seed of plants and the main source of food for bees, carries high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, good fats, amino acids, and essential hormones. What’s more, these nutrients exist in just the right proportion for human ...
Anyone who’s tried (and failed) to lose weight knows that it’s not just about how much you eat—the quality of your food also affects whether or not you reach your goal. We’ve all hear about “fat-burning foods,” good fats, and other such terms, but which of them will really help you? To get you started, here are some healthy foods to lose weight that have been proven effective over the years. Raisin bran: A popular mix for energy bars, raisin bran can be an excellent breakfast or midafternoon snack. It’s filling, flavorful, and obviously a step up from candy bars. Just make sure to watch the labels: many brands are laden ...
Acupuncture is an ancient practice, but as an industry, it has only recently become recognized as a form of alternative medicine. With more and more people seeking options to complement conventional treatment, the demand for acupuncture, aromatherapy, and similar approaches has risen, and the career prospects for the field have increased considerably. Several schools now offer acupuncture training, either as independent courses or as part of a larger program in alternative or Oriental medicine. Most universities and colleges offer them under continuing education or extended learning departments, allowing older students to complement their training or even start a new career altogether. Most acupuncture courses are highly trained on conventional Chinese medicine, with ...
Reflexology works on the belief that the hands, feet, and ears are maps of the body, with certain areas corresponding to specific functions and systems. A reflexologist helps promote healing and reduce stress by applying precise amounts of pressure to these areas, known as reflex points, using only their hands. The practice is becoming increasingly popular and is even gaining ground in medical circles. As a result, many people looking to get into healthcare are considering reflexology courses and other alternative therapy forms, such as aromatherapy and acupuncture. Reflexology is especially attractive because it requires no special tools. Training in reflexology is overseen by the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education ...
For people looking to work in the healthcare industry, alternative medicine has become a viable choice as more and more hospitals recognize its merits. Aromatherapy is especially popular, particularly as a complement to traditional medicine. Studies have repeatedly proven its effect on speeding up recovery in patients who have undergone difficult procedures, lowering stress levels, and improving overall mood. Like most other forms of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is still largely considered a niche field. This is both good and bad news for aspiring practitioners. On the one hand, aromatherapy courses can be hard to find, and you need to do a lot of research to find the right program. On ...