A Popular Chinese Herb Artemisinin for Cancer, Malaria and Prevents Infections

ArtemisininThe leaves of Artemisia has been made into a medicinal tea for thousands of years by Chinese, and it’s very beneficial for overall wellness:

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Foods Kept in Plain Sight May Reveal the Source of Your Weight Management Problem

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The types of ready-to-eat foods you leave in plain sight on your kitchen counters can be used to predict your weight. Those with cereal and soda on their counters are on average 20 to 26 pounds heavier than others

Cutting added sugars can improve a child’s health in as little as 10 days, reducing triglycerides by 33 points, and lowering blood sugar by 53 percent

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Reanalysis Confirms Long Held Suspicions — Paxil Is Unsafe and Ineffective for Teens

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Rather than warning doctors of side effects like suicide, GlaxoSmithKline encouraged them to prescribe Paxil to teens and children, citing their own research showing the drug was safe and effective for teens

A reanalysis of the original raw data found no evidence that Paxil was effective for the treatment of major depression in teens; Continue reading

Scientific Links Between Processed Foods and Depression Keep Getting Stronger

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The food you eat can have a pronounced biochemical effect on your mental health

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EFT is an Effective Tool for Anxiety

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Chronic anxiety, like stress, is very damaging to your mental and physical health, temporarily shutting down your immune system

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Vaccination: Defending Your Right to Know and Freedom to Choose

lawDiscussion about freedom to choose how we want to maintain our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is one of the most important public conversations of our time

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria for Your Brain?

psychobiotics_brain_healthEvery functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of Continue reading

Turmeric’s Healing Power: A Physical Manifestation of Compassion?

turmeric_compassion_healingFew, if any, plants have been revered as thoroughly — by the religious and scientific community alike — as a healer of the human body, mind and soul, as beautiful turmeric.

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Can Food Affect Your Mood?

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Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day

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The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust Survivors

holocaustLast week, a study appeared in PLoS ONE, the peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science, that drew attention in Israel but made barely a ripple here: That men who’d survived the Holocaust lived longer — significantly longer — than their peers who’d never been under Nazi oppression. Continue reading

The Troubling Trend of Baby Boomers

suicideOne of the major health issues affecting aging men has nothing to do with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, or any of the usual suspects you hear so much about. It’s something many deal with privately until it’s too late.

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Newtown School Shooter Needed Nutrition, not Drugs like Fanapt from Novartis

Adam Lanza, the mass murderer in the Newtown School shooting, reportedly took the pharmaceutical drug Fanapt, made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. According to the drug company’s literature, published on the packing insert, Fanapt is prescribed to treat schizophrenia in adults. Fanapt was approved Continue reading

This Solution to Dementia’s Music to Your Ears

In recent health news, Researchers at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, have discovered the power of music to heal the mind. The UK team of scientists conducted a large-scale review of the effects of music therapy in the treatment of dementia. Continue reading

Introducing the “Happiness Foods”

It seems right that good mental health follows good nutrition. Well, an intriguing bit of health news qualifies that perfectly, with researchers finding that happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

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A Special Message for All Grandparents

Here’s some health news that doesn’t make the front page very often: the benefits of grand-parenting. Yes, it’s true — at least according to researchers in the U.K. It seems that grand-parenting could boost the mental health of seniors in some very specific ways.

The London research team conducted a study in Chile. Continue reading