Holistic Health Book: 5 Important Tips to Guide Your Purchase

Holistic health books are numerous. There will likely be many more to be published because of the public’s increasing frustration with the shortcomings of conventional medicine. Here are 4 important tips to guide your purchase.

1) Credentials. Many of the holistic health books are written either by celebrities or what I label as medical defectors (MDs who have recognized the public’s growing interest in holistic care). These unqualified authors have little if any formal training or certification to be be writing about or practicing holistic health care. They will claim to have taken some minimal class hours, but usually from un-credentialed schools.

2) Experience. Seek authors who have “been in the trenches”, having many years of personal interaction with patients in a holistic health facility. These professionals will be Doctors of Chiropractic, Naturopaths, Clinical Nutritionists, and Acupuncturists. They will be able to share stories of both typical and unique cases from their “school of hard-knocks”.

3) Thoroughness. Authentic holistic health care recognizes that a human being is more than just physical, that we are also spiritual, mental, and emotional. All these aspects need to be addressed in a comprehensive way for optimum health and wellness. Focusing on just one, even if done naturally, is not true holistic health care.

4) Passion. Anybody can write a book especially nowadays with the prevalence of ghost-writers, word processing, vanity publishers and book coaches. Look for an author that has a profound story to tell, that is motivated not by money or fame, but has a sincere desire to help mankind as a higher calling. Think back to your favorite teacher from your elementary school days, and compare them to the many other teachers you had. I’d bet that favorite teacher had passion.

5) Style. A warm human touch is essential to healing and is a cornerstone of holistic health. This can be conveyed by an author who can write in a conversational, easy-going style that presents practical information. Side notes with anecdotes, humor, and helpful tidbits really warm up a book and come close to the beneficial warmth of a caring doctor. The best books create the feeling that the author is talking directly to you.

Facts and figures have their place in health care, but lately there is increasing evidence that much research is tainted with corruption. Authors that base the majority of their material on scientific evidence are short-changing their readers by neglecting the value of clinical observations.

Many of the holistic health books also play on the attraction of extremism. In other words the authors purposely write about very unusual and unique methods, unproven both clinically and scientifically, knowing that this type content attracts extraordinary attention. Readers need to be aware of these covert marketing techniques.

Another commonality is that many of the books are written with the intention of driving clients to a facility, clinic or providers office as a sort of bait and switch scam. Authentic authors will have little or no attached self-serving benefit to the information they provide.

So, be wary of what you are choosing in regards to a holistic health book. Your health and well-being depend on it.

Resveratrol Supplements and Antioxidants – The Many Health Benefits

Resveratrol has become famous for a host of purported health benefits. Like many highly popular nutritional supplements, resveratrol supplements are first and foremost antioxidants. As you may know, antioxidants form a critical component of any health supplement regime, as they have the ability to reduce oxidative stress in the body, which is important to stall the effects of many chronic diseases, and even the aging process itself.

Resveratrol is found in nature in the skin of dark colored fruits, especially red grapes. This explains why red wine has achieved the most fame regarding the health benefits of Resveratrol. Interestingly, the French are known for consuming high quantities of red wine when compared to Americans, which may explain the unique phenomenon of the “French Paradox”, in which despite the high fat and cholesterol diet of the French (including all those chocolates and creamy sauces), they enjoy much lower incidences of heart disease than Americans). It has since been theorized that this difference could be due in large part to the Resveratrol content in red wine.

So what are the actual health benefits of resveratrol supplements if one takes this natural compound in supplement form, or in fact by simply drinking red wine? Scientific research has uncovered incredibly diverse benefits from its anti-inflammatory ability to anticancer effects, to the slowing down of heart disease. Resveratrol is able to prevent cholesterol from sticking to artery walls. It is very important to know that in coronary artery disease, cholesterol is in fact not dangerous at all, but becomes so when it is oxidized into brittle plaques which becomes stuck on artery walls.

Overall, resveratrol benefits numerous aspects of one’s health. Drinking red wine is obviously the simplest way to take resveratrol, however it could take many bottles a day in order to obtain the same amount in a resveratrol supplement, also known as a trans resveratrol supplement. A glass of red wine a day is known to have health effects of its own (probably at least partially related to the alcohol content itself). However, due to the relatively low concentrations found in red wine, to truly enjoy resveratrol’s benefits, supplement form is a must.

Knowing Your Health Condition Through the Application of Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology

In a Zi Wei Dou Shu chart, there are a total of 12 palaces and each represents a 10 years luck cycle. Hence, one can agree that an average human being will not live for more than 120 years of age. But on the other hand, we can also applaud the fact that it is possible for human beings to live beyond the age of 100 years old!

It might sound impossible today to live to such a ripe old age due to the following reasons:

1)we battled our lives for money and fame and the notion of health care becomes meaningless until we fall ill.

2)We are so embroiled in our hate/love relationship with the people around us until we become emotionally drained.

3)And of course, there are people who chose to give up their live for some reasons.

Are there people who managed to live beyond a hundred of age? Jeanne Louise Calment was a French woman with the longest confirmed lifespan in history at age 122 years 164 days and she is not the only centenarian in our history. In fact, The United States currently has the greatest number of centenarians in the world, numbering over 55,000 in the year 2005. This is followed closely by Japan, China and France. Inspired? Read on!

According to Taiwan famed physician Hu Ren Wen, one is sick because the heart is sick. Modern people do not like to discover more about the condition of their body. They only start to panic when they have been confirmed by the doctors to be terminally ill.

Chinese Astrology can help us in the battle against sickness. It is the tool to allowing us to live to a ripe old age. For example, a Zi Wei Dou Shu chart is designed with a health palace. This health palace allows us to detect any health defect that a person may be born with. Not too long ago, I managed to detect that one forum member might have been born with a persistent health problem or even hereditary disease. And it was proven correct! However, the strange thing is even the doctors could not manage to diagnose what was the source of the health problem.

Having said that, the luck cycle in a Zi Wei Dou Shu can help us to identify health problems that might not have surfaced until a later stage of life. knowing your health problem beforehand is not to frighten you but to help you seek the necessary precaution or treatment before it actually happens.

In today’s materialistic society, health becomes less and less important as compared to wealth and fame. But without health, what can one do with all the money and power in this world? Hence, I strongly advise everyone to pay more attention to their health whether or not they believe in the Science of Chinese Metaphysics. As the saying goes ‘Prevention is better than Cure.’