Children with Special Needs

Researchers are helping neurologically impaired children overcome their mobility challenges and explore their environments by providing them with specially designed toy cars according to a National Science Foundation (NSF) newsletter article.

The NSF team outfitted low tech ride on cars with high tech mechanisms inspired by power wheelchairs and robotic technologies. Children’s use of the cars shortened developmental delays and reduced Continue reading

Heal Autism, Depression and Autoimmune Disorders with a GAPS Diet

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) is not for the faint of heart. It requires patience and dedication, not to mention time — up to three years. But for those suffering from asthma, food intolerance and allergy, developmental delays, depression or a spectrum of digestive disorders, it can be a miracle. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Continue reading

Sonar Device Brings Vision to those Blind from Birth

Researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem are developing a sonar-based device that, according to preliminary tests, already allows the congenitally blind to distinguish between different shapes and even to read. Just as shockingly, the device appears to activate areas of the brain that were formerly believed to Continue reading

Exercise Helps Your Immune System Protect Against Future Cancers

If you are like most people, when you think of reducing your risk of cancer, exercise probably isn’t at the top of your list. However, there is compelling evidence that exercise can not only help slash your risk of cancer, but can also help cancer patients get well sooner, and help prevent cancer recurrence.

Research has also shown it may help minimize the side effects of conventional cancer treatment. Continue reading

Lobelia also Known as Indian Tobacco

Overview:

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata), also called Indian tobacco, has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough. Historically, Native Americans smoked lobelia as a treatment for asthma. In the 19th century, American physicians prescribed lobelia to induce vomiting in order remove toxins from the body. Continue reading

Wireless Technology: Transforming the Care Delivery Model

The healthcare industry has begun to use emerging wireless technology to help make patient care an uninterrupted and round-the-clock process. This ever-increasing advancement of technology will cause a quantum leap in patient healthcare by giving critical information access to physicians on a real-time basis. Continue reading

Seven Key Ways Organic Farming is Superior to Industrial Agriculture

farmingThe industrial agriculture system has convinced many Americans that it is a necessity in order to produce an adequate food supply for the entire country. It operates under the assumption that it produces higher yields, more profits and is overall more efficient than organic farming. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading

Beat the Holiday Bloat with these Five Essential Natural Remedies

Unless you’re a monk in a monastery or living in an ashram, the temptation to indulge more than usual may be too much to pass on all you’re offered. After all, you don’t want to be a spoiler among your peers as they celebrate with cakes, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages.

If you’ve been good with your diet while waiting for Santa, Continue reading

Use Apple Cider Vinegar Rinses for Super Shiny, Soft Hair

Shimmery, vibrant and soft-bodied hair is something that everyone strives for. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a wonderful and surprisingly effective way to lay the foundation needed for this. After all, what is healthy hair that doesn’t also have the signature sheen and light reflective ability that we associate with Continue reading

10 Common Phobias

Terrified of the creepy-crawlies? Scared of slithering serpents? Well, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, phobias affect approximately 10% of adults. There are a number of explanations for why phobias develop, including evolutionary and behavioral theories. Continue reading

Robot ‘Doctor’ Tends to St. Charles Patients

New Telemedicine Assistant on Job in Redmond

There’s a new way for Central Oregon doctors to take care of their patients without even being in the hospital. St. Charles Medical Center-Redmond recently bought a telemedicine robot, and on Wednesday, they trained their staff using a mock patient. Continue reading

Chinese Medicine’s Natural Ways to Ease Colitis

Since colitis is a common and frustrating disease, it’s no surprise that Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed techniques to handle it. The cause of this inflammatory bowel disease is not fully known, but there are established Chinese healing secrets to help you deal with it.

Similar to Crohn’s disease, Continue reading

Proof That Yoga Can Beat This Kind of Pain

No aspect of ancient systems of alternative medicine has spread through modern society more than yoga. Originating in India’s Ayurvedic medicine, it has become a phenomenally popular activity for exercise and meditating. Here of course we’re interested in studies on health, Continue reading

How Eating a Grapefruit Could Kill You

Grapefruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat—except that it could kill you.

The familiar citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. It is recommended not just as a food for optimum health, but also for weight loss. Not surprisingly, this has led to an increased popularity in grapefruit. But, Continue reading

The Many Beneficial Effects of EWOT: Exercising With Oxygen Therapy

Did You Know…

… your body’s oxygen supply is cut in half over the course of your lifetime, but you can reverse the process—without a prescription?

As you age, the oxygen supply to the tissues of your body Continue reading