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Alternative Medicine

Cara Santa Maria

Homeopathy Is Quackery

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science

Have you ever visited a homeopath before? Do you have any homeopathic pills or suspensions in your medicine cabinet? You may think homeopathic is just...

She Went To Medical School To Cure Her Daughter And Wound Up Saving Her Mother's Life

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

A Healing Balance

Carre Otis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance.

Saliva Testing for Adrenal Evaluation

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I frequently see patients who have gotten saliva testing for various hormone levels, a common practice in many integrative and complementary health clinics, who want to know whether they can fully test the saliva testing results.

A Veteran With PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

When combined with proper medical management, emotional support, and spiritual counseling, a well-chosen homeopathic medicine that resonates with the energetic imprint of an individual's symptom pattern can relieve a great deal of the suffering associated with PTSD.

The Perfect Antidote To Stress

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Through meditation, one trains to take care of their own personal peace while moving beyond an established belief system -- in order to embrace a wider perspective.

How Marijuana Has Reshaped Colorado

Ryan Glasspiegel | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
Ryan Glasspiegel

Damien LaGoy strides down 13th Avenue towards Gyspy House, a small coffee shop in Denver, with a bounce in his step. Atop a gaunt, 110-pound frame wit...

Developing a Sustainable and Functional Medical System

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

If we truly want to develop a sustainable and functional medical system in this country, we are going to need to redefine what constitutes evidence. We need to open our minds and expand out of the box we have sealed ourselves into.

How Naturopathic Doctors Are Proving the Value of Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In search of the science to support whole person, integrative medical care, the emerging guild of board-certified integrative M.D.s may use a strategy favored by the naturopathic doctors 30 years ago.

Acupuncture in the U.S. and the Hospital of the Future

Phil Veneziano, M.S. L.Ac. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Veneziano, M.S. L.Ac.

Although acupuncture is still relatively "new" to the United States, its integration has been a long time coming.

Home Remedies: Alternative Remedies Make A Comeback

Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

"If the nineties were the decade of Prozac, all hollow-eyed and depressed, then this is the era of Xanax, all jumpy and edgy and short of breath," wro...

Bringing Inner Peace to Rwanda

Nick Ortner | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Nick Ortner

In Rwanda, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is nothing short of a national epidemic. The many millions of men, women and young adults who survive...

Top 5 Hormone Superheroes: My 'Genius Bar'

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Here are the hormonal "best in class." Vanguards of new paradigm medicine, they aim to repair and prevent rather than to postpone the inevitable or mask symptoms with the latest antidepressant.

Dollars and Sense, Baby and Bathwater: The Case for CAM Research

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we are prepared to acknowledge the widespread bullying to which both science and sense are subject at the hands of the almighty dollar, we might commit ourselves to the systematic effort of distinguishing the two.

Belly Dancer Given 3 Months To Live Refuses To Give Up Dreams

fairlawn.patch.com | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact

Rather than give up after learning last August that her adrenal cancer had returned and that she likely had only a few months to live, Sigi Nissimov u...

African Mango: A Miracle Weight Loss Supplement Or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I am clearly not opposed to supplements, and I find them to be helpful in augmenting treatment and health goals -- but they are not supposed to be quick fixes that take the place of healthy habits.

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.

Wired And Tired? 7 Herbs To Reduce Stress And Increase Vitality

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

It seems like being "crazy busy" has become a badge of honor rather than being "balanced," and people are desperately seeking a way out of the chaos.

A New Mainstream Health Care?

Russ Gerber | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

What will "mainstream" look like two, five or 10 years from now? If movement one continues its rise, as many believe it will, it's a safe bet that mainstream health care will be transformed.

Attention Vets: A New Recovery Option for PTSD

Nick Ortner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nick Ortner

We've found an important tool that promotes recovery from PTSD in war veterans. It's the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as Tapping, which combines Western psychotherapy with the Eastern "acupressure points" used in acupuncture.

Homebirth Midwives and the Hospital Goliath: Evidence Builds for Disruptive Innovation

John Weeks | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

Consider the potentially long-term positive consequences if mothers and families learn that most can have their babies at home, without all that expensive intervention.

7 Reasons Why You Should Try Homeopathy

Mind Body Green | Sue Anello | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Homeopathy means “treating like with like” so it looks at the state the person is in and tries to match it with a remedy in order to stimulate the...

Jeffrey Young

Stock Up On Band-Aids Now; Flexible Spending Accounts Deadline Is Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

If you've got money left over in your health care flexible spending account from last year, hurry up and spend it. This tax-free employee benefit prog...

Let's See If This Magic Dirt Works

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.07.2012 | Denver
Erin Barnes

There's no other way to describe Taos, N.M. except that something mystical is in the air, like there is medical grade marijuana silently permeating the atmosphere. Like the air is just made out of relaxing hot springs (I am a poet, so shut up).

Can Organic Food Reverse Cancer?

Ginny Fraser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginny Fraser

Cancer shows up in a toxic body. So to clean up, nourish and encourage it to work properly still seems completely logical to me.