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1 USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.
John Leslie Livingstone.
WHAT ARE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS? A CASE STUDY.
Pat was applying for a bank loan to start her new business, Nutrivite, a retail store selling nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal remedies. She described her concept to Kim, a loan officer at the bank.
Antibiotic agents have been in widespread and largely effective therapeutic use since their
discovery in the 20th century. However, the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens now presents
an increasing global challenge to both human and veterinary medicine. It is now widely acknowledged
that there is a need to develop novel antimicrobial agents to minimize the threat of further antimicrobial
Basidiomycetes constitute a natural source of biologically
active metabolites. Many basidiomycetes have
been classified by the National Cancer Institute of the
United States as antitumor agents exhibiting an immunomodulatory
activity.1 The therapeutic activity is
mainly related to polysaccharides or protein-bound
polysaccharides, such as glucans, heterogalactans, and
glucanproteins, which are present either in the mycelium
or in the fruit body.2–6 Among these polysaccharides are
b-D-glucans, which are of particular interest because of
their pharmacological properties.
OVER THE PAST DECADE, alternative medical therapies have played an increasingly prominent
role in American health care. In the nation’s grocery stores, homeopathic treatments and over-thecounter
herbal remedies crowd aisles that were once largely devoted to analgesics, sore throat
lozenges, and fruit-flavored, animal-shaped children’s vitamins. Eager to fill their beds and their
coffers, hospitals advertise—even celebrate—the inclusion of nontraditional medical practices.
Epidemiology Patients receive, on average, 10 different drugs during each hospitalization. The sicker the patient, the more drugs are given, and there is a corresponding increase in the likelihood of adverse drug reactions. When 15 drugs are given, the probability is 40%. Retrospective analyses of ambulatory patients have revealed adverse drug effects in 20%.
LSI’s competitive advantage is its CAM library, one of the most comprehensive and unique
Complementary Alternative Medicine database of any kind, cross-linking hundreds of disease and health
conditions to nutritional and herbal remedy abstracts.
The database, consisting of over 280,000 pages of text updated with all current material daily, is the
largest database on alternative health in existence, and it represents an invaluable research and resource
tool for health care providers as well as their patients.
When I began research for the Nutrition Almanac in the early seventies, scientific information on health
and nutrition was scarce and difficult to find. In recent years, however, there has been a plethora of studies
and most are easier to access. The database of the National Library of Medicine, for example, lists
over 40,000 articles specifically on alternative medicine.
Alternative therapies focus on the underlying cause.
The herbal medicine in far-west Nepal is the basis of treatment of most illness through traditional
knowledge. The medicine is made available via ancient, natural health care practices such as tribal lore, home
herbal remedy, and the Baidhya, Ayurveda and Amchi systems. The traditional herbal medicine has not only
survived but also thrived in the trans-cultural environment with its intermixture of ethnic traditions and beliefs.
Traditional herbal medicine has been used since ancient
time in many parts of the world where access to formal
and modern healthcare is limited. Nepal is not exempt
and in mid-hills, mountainous and rural areas of the
country where access and services are limited, herbal
medicine is the basis of treatment of most illness
through traditional knowledge. It is estimated that
approximately 90% of the Nepalese people reside in
rural areas where access to government health care facil-
ities is lacking . These people rely predominantly on
traditional herbal medicine.
Traditional healing has been defined as “practices designed to promote mental,
physical and spiritual well-being that are based on beliefs which go back to the
time before the spread of western ‘scientific’ bio-medicine. When Aboriginal
Peoples in Canada talk about traditional healing, they include a wide range of
activities, from physical cures using herbal medicines and other remedies, to the
promotion of psychological and spiritual well-being using ceremony, counseling
and the accumulated wisdom of elders (RCAP, 1996, Vol.3: 348). ...