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Alternative Medicine

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.

Waging War

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is my daughter, who happens to have autism. The autism piece is complicated. The beautiful little girl/daughter piece is not.

The Swiss Government's Breakthrough Report On Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The Swiss government's report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English.

How To Keep Your Pet Heart Healthy

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Valentine's Day -- a time to think about your heart and the heart of someone you love. Where do you find more love than in the heart of your pet? Yes, we have husbands, wives, family and friends, but there's no substitute for that happy thump-thump-thump of a wagging tail.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe And Happy In The Cold

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

A pet on the lap is a simple and wonderful way to lower heating bills, but what can we do to reduce their risk of illness from the tolls of winter?

The Healing Benefits Of Touch

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Even as recent as just a few decades ago, the laying of hands and massage therapy or manual therapy was considered a normal natural part of medicine. In more recent times, massage and manual therapy is seen as more of a luxury rather than a necessary part of healing and wellness.

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.