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Alternative Medicine

Putting The NO In A Nobel Prize: Nitric Oxide And Heart Disease Prevention

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine this past week was awarded to Yoshinori Oshumi for work on autophagy or "self-eating" of cells. Notable was that this fiel...

Protein: Our Weight Loss Friend Or Foe?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Julie Chen, M.D.

My friend recently mentioned that he had lost a bunch of weight eating less protein but that seemed counterintuitive to what I've seen in my clinic an...

Integrator Alert: Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA's Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements

John Weeks | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Removal of many dietary supplements from the market. Increased prices for patients and consumers. Limited access to key nutritional tools for practiti...

Medical Tourism - A Growing Retail Heath Strategy

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The Cleveland Clinic just announced plans to develop a hospital near Buckingham Palace in London. Cruise ship spas are now staffed by medical doctors ...

Compelling Alternatives -- 'Outside Mental Health' -- To Mainstream Psychiatry

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Outside Mental Health's collection of interviews and essays include scientists, journalists, and doctors who, like myself, came to rethink a good part of what we had been taught in our professional training.

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine.

Would You Break The Law To Save Your Child's Life?

Wendy Robbins | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Wendy Robbins

I love my mommy and she loves me. Mo Barnhart loves her daughter. "I had Dahlia five years ago, so she's five years old right now and was diagnose...

Life-Saving Tips for Long Distance Travel

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer As summer hits full swing, many people are packing bags and getting ready for...

The Therapeutics Of Tea: Why L-Theanine Can Help Stop Stress

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

So far, L-theanine has shown minimal adverse side effects on young patients, making it an especially compelling form of therapy for researchers to look into in the future. If you're considering taking L-theanine, be sure to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new regimen.

Nutritionist Claims Curry Can Prevent Hair Loss

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Today in "news that probably isn't true ..."

Beware The Weekend Warriors

Betsy Chasse | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Betsy Chasse

The other day I read an article by Andrea Ranae called Why The Personal Growth Industry is not Changing The World and I couldn't agree with her more. ...

Prevention Magazine and the New (Print) Health Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The print magazine industry is having a health crisis. Amidst a culture of rampant free content, publishers have cut deals for advertisers and agencie...

7 'Disease Stoppers' You Need to Know About

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS There's a pill for just about every condition on the planet. But did you ever take a look at the long list ...

Conservation and Preservation of the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Past in Health Care

Dr Mosaraf Ali | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Mosaraf Ali

Speaking at The UN General Assembly at a Conference on World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE16) on the 18th of May. While the best min...

Longing for Carefree Days: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015. I share my learning that jolted me back on track to a new life. This is my fifth posting. The sun wa...

In Defense of 'Alternative Medicine'

John Weeks | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The question: Is it smart for the integrative health and medicine movement to abandon the radicalism of calling for an "alternative medicine"?

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

Finding the Healer Within

Erica Benedicto | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

Medical providers must shift their focus from fixers to guides who impart necessary information, resources, tools, redirection, encouragement and hand the baton back to the patient. We should be available when they're veering off course but otherwise let them steer the ship.

No, Cannabis Is Not a Cure for Cancer Yet

Mary Otte | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Otte

Is cannabis a good medicine for cancer patients? Absolutely, and for so many reasons beyond its speculative curative properties. Does it cure cancer? No. Not that we can quantify.

Bernie and Hillary: Weighing Their Support for Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

No question, if either of these candidates finds a way to the White House, the integrative medicine field will have a friend there. This assessment suggests that Bernie is more likely to be an activist in prioritizing ways to elevate the role of these practices and practitioners in the future of U.S. health and medicine.

Should Christians Meditate?

Elizabeth Pessin | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Pessin

Although meditation originated from the Eastern traditions, it is integrated into many religious traditions around the world. For a Christian, meditation is about pausing to get God's mind in the situation.

Prayer Improves Health

Elizabeth Pessin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Pessin

Prayer is central to many spiritual people's lives, and can be used as a tool to improve wellbeing. Not only are there many kinds of prayers, but also there are many ways in which they can be used to improve mental health.

The Future of Medicine: Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

James Maskell, host of the Evolution of Medicine summit, took this thinking one step further, in our recent interview, postulating that the reason Western medicine is slow to incorporate more holistic models is that the medical structures needed for acute disease and chronic disease are "completely opposite."

16 Shocking Predictions for 2016

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Carmen Harra

I know it's difficult to imagine a world like this given our present situation, but we're evolving our thinking and finally letting go of old limitations. Look into the future and see us together.

An "Uber Ambitious" New Vision for Saving the Amazon

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Regina Varolli

The vision came from the tribal healers themselves, as RUNA CEO Tyler Gage explained, "They came to us and said 'We're disappearing, and our knowledge...