Plants Migrate, Too: On The Trail of Aloe Vera

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Some of the earliest uses of aloe vera involved the use of its sap as a powerful purgative during the 18th and 19th centuries

The use of aloe vera gel, which is found inside the leaves, Continue reading

Fast Food May Stunt Your Child’s Academic Performance

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Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children’s diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats Continue reading

The True Story of Oscillococcinum

osciWhenever the flu season nears, prudent consumers get immunized against the most virulent strains of flu that are expected. This is especially recommended for people who are elderly or have chronic lung disease, diabetes, or various other chronic diseases.

In France, however, Continue reading

Unvaccinated Children Less Prone to Disease: Study

chilA little-known study out of that was published back in 1992 makes a strong case for the fact that unvaccinated children are generally healthier and less prone to disease than vaccinated children. Contrary to what is popularly assumed about vaccines — that they protect kids by building immunity that otherwise Continue reading

Coconut Oil Found Effective in Treating Atopic Dermatitis (Dry, Itchy, Scaly Skin)

cocoA promising new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology[i] has confirmed the natural healing properties of virgin coconut oil in treating atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition characterized by scaly and itchy rashes.

Researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Continue reading

Docs, States Look to Telehealth to Deliver Medical Care

florCan’t get in to see a doctor? Or live hundreds of miles from a specialist? Try Skyping in to their office.

That may be the wave of the future. And it’s gotten the attention of the Legislature, which is being asked to pass legislation to certify and impose standards on a growing practice.

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Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

rooibosIf you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading

Neem: “The Village Pharmacy”

neemDid You Know…

… a popular cosmetic ingredient is key to a fortified immune system?

Ancient Ayurvedic tradition teaches that the most effective way to ensure optimum health, longevity, and immunity is to detoxify your digestive system.  Some sources indicate as much as 80% of your body’s immunity is determined by the condition of your digestive tract.

Keeping the digestion a well-oiled machine is the golden key to immunity,Continue reading

Manuka Oil Conquers Deadly MRSA Bacteria where Conventional Medicine Fails

manukaWith life threatening instances of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections on the rise, many are seeking safe and effective alternatives in the realm of natural medicine. Manuka oil is a shinning example. Continue reading

How Do We Reduce Inflammation?

inflaIn Part I of this series, we looked at what inflammation is and how it contributes to cancer development and progression. In Part II, we examine how to discern if inflammation is an issue for you, some valuable assessments to consider to measure it, and the very specific actions you can take to lower inflammation levels that Continue reading

Taking a Mound of Salt for What Ails You

saltSink into a chair, relax and breathe in the salt air. You aren’t at the beach, but rather in one of a growing number of indoor salt rooms whose owners say small salt particles can soothe respiratory and skin conditions. Scientific evidence in English-language publications is scant and some doctors urge caution for asthmatics. Continue reading

Natural Breakthrough May Put Brakes on Childhood Allergies

Studies have shown that there’s no more distressing sound to humans than a baby crying — and I believe it. As a parent, there’s nothing worse than watching our children suffer, particularly when they’re young and unable to communicate what’s ailing them.

But if an exciting new study out of Australia is correct, Continue reading

Kehraj Can Help Regrow Hair

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… that kehraj, an Ayurvedic herb, can regrow hair even better than popular over-the-counter hair regrowth treatments?

     The U.S. has appropriated many natural health remedies from Ayurvedic medicine, Continue reading

Beat Eczema Naturally

 Eczema is known as a chronic dermatological condition that is characterized by skin rashes, dryness, crusting and flaking skin. Research indicates that eczema is caused by chronic inflammation that affects the skin cells and causes scarring. Natural lifestyle strategies allow the body to de-inflame and beat eczema. Continue reading

Want to Treat That Disease? Take a Bath!

Treatments don’t come any wetter than “balneotherapy,” which is the use of therapeutic baths to treat disease. It is one of the world’s oldest medical procedures, going back to the very earliest humans. Could it work for you? And for what?

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