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Want to Help Save 34 Billion a Year in Health Care Costs? Be a Skeptic

David Brenders, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Brenders, Ph.D.

I am puzzled to find the distain for a similarly liberating and enlightening word: skeptic. I am referring to the articles by Dana Ullman touting the efficacy of homeopathic medicine.

How Scientific Is Modern Medicine Really?

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Doctors today assert that they practice "scientific medicine," and patients think the treatments they receive are "scientifically proven." However, this ideal is a clever and profitable marketing ruse, not fact.

MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A widespread and silent killer that's worse for your health than alcohol and nicotine is likely lurking in your kitchen cabinets. "It" is MSG, a flavor enhancer that's known widely as an addition to Chinese food.

Avoid This If You Want To Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

You probably haven't spent much time thinking about how much bromine you're absorbing from your car upholstery or your Mountain Dew. But bromine toxicity is a danger, and it can wreak havoc on your health.

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?

Sugar May Be Bad But This Sweetener Is Far More Deadly

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Study after study are taking their place in a growing lineup of scientific research demonstrating that consuming high-fructose corn syrup is the fastest way to trash your health.

BPA Toxins Puts Newborns, Mothers At Risk

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A prior study by EWG found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides, and Teflon chemicals.

Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Glassman

Strengthen your dreams and you'll sleep better. Sounds kinda cart-before-the-horsey, right? But frolicking in a field of dream-unicorns kicks Ambien's...

Liver Damage May Be Prevented By Herbal Medicine

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Sta...

Whose Decision Is It, Anyway?

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

When it comes to medical decisions involving children, physicians are charged with ensuring the medical standard of care, even over the objections of their parents.

South African Plant Helps With Back Pain

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Devil's claw is a plant from South Africa named for the small hooks on its fruit. Known for its anti-inflammatory effects, it has been shown in recent...

When Militarism 'Invades' Medicine...Doctatorship Happens

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Our medical thinking has become totally militaristic. It is not just happenstance that doctors proudly assert that they seek to attack illness, combat disease, kill infective agents, and create a war on cancer.

Addendum To 'The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine'

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Our conclusion stands: using even the low figure of 225,000 annual in-hospital deaths, hospital care ranks third, behind heart disease and cancer, as a leading cause of death.

Heart Disease: Protect Yourself With Fresh Garlic

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here's a new garlic discovery I hope you will make use of: researchers have discovered why freshly crushed garlic protects your heart....

Milk Thistle Shown To Help Cancer Patients

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study, published online today in the journal Cancer, finds that milk thistle may help reduce the liver inflammation associated with chemotherapy...

More Insurers Are Paying For Alternative Remedies

health.yahoo.com | Marilynn Marchione | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used...

20th Century Musical Geniuses Who Loved Homeopathy

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The purpose of the above article is to discuss musical geniuses who were devoted to homeopathy as a mode of healing. For more scientific evidence for homeopathy, visit my other blogs.

Marigold Soothes Skin

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Herbal advocates have long promoted extracts from the plant Calendula officinalis, also known as the marigold, as a substitute....

Africa's Herbal Answer To Viagra

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

What Is Work? Finding Your Path by Laying the Bricks

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

There's nothing like asking someone about their work to distract you from the fact that they're sticking a dozen needles into your torso.

Menopause Relief: Natural Or Conventional Treatment?

nytimes.com | CAMILLE SWEENEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

AFTER six years on a prescription estrogen patch that alleviated her hot flashes, but did nothing to address her midlife 25-pound weight gain, Martha ...

Next Time You are Sick, Take out the Vinegar

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

I recently was laid up with tonsillitis, which came with a very high fever -- it actually reached 105.4 (go to the hospital if your fever stays this h...