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Alternative Medicine

The Meridian System In Oriental Medicine (VIDEO)

TVLesson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Meridian system in Oriental medicine represents the five different elements around us. It has been said that a disruption of the energy flow could...

Healing Kids in Haiti

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

In Port-au-Prince there are no fewer people living in tents or on the streets, but more of them seem out and about, vertical and animated -- selling and shopping

Herbal Treatments for Anxiety

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Some of these herbs may help in the treatment of anxiety.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Green Ways To Fight That Cold

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like every time ...

Do Antibiotics Make People Fat?

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Evidence suggesting that antibiotics may make people fat is old. As far back as 1955, research published in a leading nutrition journal showed that weight gain may be linked to prolonged antibiotic usage.

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.

Organic Food: Dear Mr. President, Go Organic!

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Multiple published studies have revealed the relationship of small daily doses of environmental toxins to health. In this case, the President's panel was looking directly at cancer risk.

The New Drug Of Choice

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

What is so sad about depression is that people are looking for a cure -- where it can never be found. It's like looking for health in fast, fried, nutrition-less 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.

Homeopathic Medicine: Europe's #1 Alternative for Doctors

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Numerous surveys have confirmed that people seeking homeopathic treatment tend to be more educated than those who don't. What isn't known is that it's the leading alternative treatment used by Europeans.

Sages And Scientists: Chopra Center Event Highlights

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

I attended "Sages and Scientists: The Merging of a New Future" Symposium 2010 at the Chopra Center. The event proved to inspire, humble, and if I'm honest, even overwhelm me with implications for our future.

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.

The Placebo Effect: It Works Because You Say So

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

If you believe in homeopathy, this information is unbearably exciting. If you don't, it sounds like superstition and "magik" from 1796, which is when homeopathy was invented.

Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive In Breast Cancer Patients

BusinessWeek | Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Acupuncture is just as good as standard medication to ease hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms in women undergoing breast cancer treatment....

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...

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....

Homeopathy for Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

This concept of using small doses of what might cause a problem in order to help prevent or heal the person is an ancient observation of healers/physicians all over the world, and it is the basis for homeopathy.

Thinking Inside The Box

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

So many creativity experts constantly push everyone to "think outside the box." But there's something to be said for keeping your thoughts comfortably confined within the walls of whatever box you find yourself in.

Let Them Eat Cake: The Anomaly of Compulsory Private Health Insurance

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

"Let them eat cake," the notoriously callous words ascribed to Marie Antoinette, were probably said a century earlier by Marie-Therese, the wife of Lo...

How To Pay For Alternative Treatments

nytimes.com | TARA PARKER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Besides learning the ins and outs of complementary and alternative medicine, Ms. Klenke has also become something of an expert on how to pay for these...

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...

A Broader Definition Of Healthcare

latimes.com | Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical ...

Alternative Medicine: Safety Tips

latimes.com | Tammy Worth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's unlikely that Americans will lose their love affair with complementary medicine, so the best thing to do is to make the practice as safe as possi...

Health Care: Understanding Functional Medicine

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

Wellness can be described as a state that combines health and happiness. Thus those factors that contribute to being healthy and happy also will be contributing to being well.