We live in an industrially polluted environment, surrounded by many negative emotions, under permanent stress, often maintaining a low-quality diet and having a lack of movement. Our life focuses on success and performance, which have become the main values of today’s consumer society. We surround ourselves with comfort and want to have a better and better life. However, all this comes at a price – the number of the ill.
Diseases of civilization, such as arthritis, rheumatism, weak bowels, chronic constipation, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, diabetes, headaches, impotence, menstrual pain, high blood pressure, high level of cholesterol, depression and many others, are the consequence of our modern lifestyle.
We constantly receive toxic substances from air, food and beverages. We use more and more drugs; we smoke and drink alcohol. All the toxic substances we receive impair our body’s balance and weaken our immune system. Besides mental stress, these toxic substances also cause an increased production of free radicals in the organism. If these are not expelled from the organism, they become toxic, leading to the destruction of tissues after some time. It has been proven that the cause of arthritis and heart diseases can be found in the destructive effect of free radicals on connective (joint), vascular and cardiac tissue.
These difficulties are often mitigated by prescription drugs or drugs we buy in pharmacies and health product shops. However, these drugs cause new problems due to their side effects. Some herbs, with their specific therapeutic characteristics, may help us as well. Nevertheless, like modern drugs may even be harmful to our body if we use them over a long time period. The reason is mostly low quality due to nontraditional and unclear sources.