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Herbal Remedies

5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain and Symptoms | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Kimberly Jordan Allen The side effects that come with menstruation--bloating, digestion issues, lower back pain, and more--can be relieved with t...

Heal Your Thyroid With Herbal Medicine

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. Some estimates say that almost 16 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of autoimmune illness. Hashimoto's thy...

Parents Of Boy Who Died Of Meningitis Allegedly Treated Him With Maple Syrup

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Crime

A Canadian couple is on trial for allegedly failing to give their late toddler son adequate medical care when he was infected with meningitis, instead...

Herbal Medicine for the Top Three Pregnancy Woes

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Women have all different experiences of pregnancy. Some love it and feel the best they've ever felt, others not so much. Wherever they fall on the spectrum, my patients really benefit from the appropriate use of herbs to help them on the nine-month journey. Botanical medicine is a grounding, stabilizing force during pregnancy, much like the earth from which it comes.

What Are the Best Natural Remedies to Treat Insomnia?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Either you're afraid of side effects, or you just don't like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative, natural remedies that might help.

When You Can't Trust Your Herbals, What's Left on the Left?

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

The investigation of something so relatively benign as echinacea, ginseng, ginkgo biloba and Saint John's Wort may not seem like a big story. But some stories have a way of laying their finger gently on the pulse of the national culture and political mood. This one does just that.

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, it's important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications.

6 Easy-to-Grow Plants That Heal

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The next time you go to a pharmacy, take a look at the shelves behind the co...

Don't Mask Your Symptoms -- Listen to Them

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Treat symptoms as your friends, not your enemies. Do not silence them or kill them. They are trying to give you important messages. We should respect them and listen to them.

Top 5 Reasons Women Seek Holistic Remedies

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Apparently, there are a lot of tired women wondering how to feel renewed and re-energized. Here is nutritional therapist and herbalist China Rose Reid's list of the top five complaints that she hears from women, along with some of her suggestions.

Don't Lose Your Mind: 7 Ways To Prevent Mental Decline

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Avoiding mental decline can now be seen as a lifestyle choice and, given the research, should be started well before one's fourth decade to ensure a pathway towards becoming a centenarian with clear focus.

Herbal Remedies? Be Wary of Studies, Keep Your Caregivers in the Loop

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Before you give up the pharmaceutical solution in favor of an herbal remedy, let me strongly urge you to keep your doctor and other caregivers (don't forget your pharmacist!) in the treatment loop.

11 Integrative Medicine Breakthroughs Of 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

It's been a year of big breakthroughs in integrative medicine, the approach that combines Western or allopathic medicine with complementary practices....

A Menopause Carol

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.20.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If, as the saying goes, this is the most wonderful time of the year, why are you feeling like Scrooge? Don't let your menopause chain you down!

Ray Sanchez

'In Good Times And Bad, They Come To The Botanica' | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

7 Chinese Herbal Remedies Already In Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

Mika Ono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mika Ono

Many people have asked me if I eat differently since writing "Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life...

Veterinary Medicine And Mother Nature

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Scientists are pretty smart, but give them a bucket of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, iron, nitrogen and see how many tomatoes they can make from scratch. Nature is smarter.

8 Reasons To Give THIS Herb To Your Pet (PHOTOS)

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Herbs have many uses in people and in animals. Pet guardians can benefit by knowing about basic herbs and holistic and integrative veterinarians routi...

Tame Your Allergy and Breathe Easy, Naturally

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

Itchy, watery eyes, running nose, an aching head, and sinus congestion. Sound familiar? You may be among the 37 million people in the United States who suffer from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.

Sacred Seeds -- The Secret To The World's Health Future

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

What if we get to the place where we as a society recognize the historic, proven, and lasting value of plants for their medicinal purposes? Wonderful, right?

2010 Year of the Tiger: How to Stay Healthy and Well

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

In Chinese astrology, the Tiger is a dynamic and powerful sign. Its nature is unpredictable, courageous, and powerful. Therefore, the Year of the Tiger is usually associated with change.

Africa's Herbal Answer To Viagra

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN ANTONIO, Principe �" Viagra is not needed on this island. For erectile dysfunction, herbal healers prescribe a bit of bark to heat until soft, c...