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Why Do Good People Need to Risk Addiction and Dying to Have the Kind of Relief They Deserve?

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Lou Paradise It is now considered the 21st century epidemic drug problem of our time. Opioid Rx pain killers are killing more than pain; they a...

Peru, Travel, Taxes

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

Long ago I was traveling around southern Peru. Along with some local pals we hired a car from the coastal city of Arequipa and headed east and inland ...

5 Things You Can Do to Help Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease That Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Amy Myers, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy Myers, M.D.

After treating thousands of patients with autoimmunity and other chronic health conditions, I have found that by addressing five common environmental and lifestyle factors we can help restore the balance of your immune system and often reverse your autoimmune disease.

Nathan Jones - The Sweet Smell of Success

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Stacey Alcorn

Imagine being 29 years old. Your career, up until this point, has been as a commercial diver for oil fields. You wake up one day and decide that today...

7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Surrendering doesn't mean you put on the rose-colored glasses and pretend your life is full of sunshine, glitter and butterflies. It's accepting your current situation and acknowledging the potential benefits and opportunities your chronic health struggles are bringing into your life.

Chaga's Moment: Alaska Businesses Ride Wave of Health Hype for Birch Fungus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Chaga may not look like much -- it's a lumpy, charcoal-colored bulb protruding from birch trees -- but this fungus is trending.

The Nature of Medicine, and the Medicine of Nature

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Over time, the nature of medicine has changed. There is ever less time with patients. There is ever more reliance on technology and drugs. These can offer powerful benefits, but at times there are kinder, gentler modalities to get the same job done.

BRCA Test and Re-Test

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

As a naturopathic physician, I am interested in primary prevention, preventing illness, not just catching it early. Because of that, I was encouraged ...

Quality Supplements Do Exist

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Invest in yourself and your health. If you want to use natural medicines, see a licensed health care provider who has done his or her homework. It's worth your time and money to make sure your health is cared for by a professional who is familiar with natural medicines and their effects.

5 Reasons You Can't Sleep

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

With chronic insomnia there is always a lot to the story... which is why over-the-counter and single agent medications don't always do the trick. We need to view insomnia as a symptom and look at what else is going on.

Caring for Our Internal Pharmacy

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

The world's best 'pharmacy' exists inside each and every one of us. It doesn't require us to make a lot of complex decisions, but our 'pharmacy' does have some caveats for operating well.

7 Acupuncture Side Effects That You Should Know About

Sara Calabro | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

There are other, less-pleasant side effects of acupuncture. None are life-threatening, and all typically are fleeting. Still, they are good to be aware of so that if you do experience them, you know they're normal and nothing to be too concerned about.

The Best Way To Fight A Cold

Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joe Donatelli for Shape.com If you smell onions in someone’s socks over the next few weeks, do not be alarmed. That person is probably just fi...

Review: The Shaman and Ayahuasca

Gaia | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gaia

The next thing you know, you're off to the Amazon rainforest in South America, drinking a tea made from a psychoactive plant and taking part in an ancient ceremony intended to heal and open the realms of consciousness. That's what happened to filmmaker Michael Wiese.

The Benefits of Probiotics

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Many patients think that probiotics are only good for gastrointestinal issues, but they have other benefits as well. Sure, it can be a great friend to our gut function, but it also can help those with frequent infection issues.

Diagnosis Before Treatment

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

All treatment falls short if not applied correctly, whether allopathic or naturopathic. A proper diagnosis always precedes a proper treatment.

Homeopathy for Poison Ivy: A Case in Point

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

I enjoy treating acute problems with homeopathy in the context of my naturopathic medical practice. More commonly I see patients with more chronic ailments, and homeopathy will be only one aspect of our work together.

Toil, or Tirade? Hard Truths About Hype

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Tirades are, by their very nature, apt to gain a lot of attention and "go viral." They are dramatic. They are extreme, provocative, and full of intrigue. Hype sells. Unfortunately, much of the time -- it is wrong.

The 5 Best Get-Better Foods

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When you're feeling under the weather, and with the weather supposedly changing from winter to spring, that's likely, there's nothing like home-cooked...

Guest Post: Ethan Zohn - Saving the Hotbeds of Pharmaceutical Innovation Before They're Gone

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

Ethan Zohn, once a professional soccer player, proved he has what it takes to "outwit" and "outlast" when he won the reality T.V. show "Survivor: Afri...

Why Plants Are (Usually) Better Than Drugs

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Andrew Weil

For four decades, I've been skeptical of a prevailing belief in Western medicine: that when a plant shows bioactivity in humans, we must attribute that effect to a single, predominant compound in the plant.

Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Because it is something of a mystery disease that can show itself as a bewildering array of other conditions, you could have Leaky Gut Syndrome and not even realize it.

Stupendous Tropical Rainforests Offer Medicine and Fight Global Warming

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Tropical forests are felled at approximately 55,000 square miles a year. This is equivalent to the area of Switzerland and the Netherlands combined -- the size of a football field every second.

Green Veterinary Medicine: Veggies For Pets

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

By just eating greens we can reduce human cancer risks. No studies have been done on dogs regarding this issue but kale is affordable and provides a step towards a healthier condition.

How To Stimulate Your Placebo Response

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

After finishing my Internship at Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa almost 30 years ago, I went to apprentice in a busy General Practice in Johannes...