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Alternative Medicine

Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Research

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Just because a drug treatment seems to eliminate a specific symptom does not necessarily mean that it is "effective." In fact, getting rid of a specific symptom can be the bad news.

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.

Trauma Healing for Haitian Red Cross Staff and Volunteers (Croix Rouge Haitien)

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

Already at 9am, the air is hot and heavy in the workshop tent. Fifty or sixty people are present, most of them quite young, taking notes, wonderfully ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine

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

There is an implied faith here that if a new drug manufacturer has paid for the research for FDA approval, then it is scientifically proven to be effective. As it turns out, this belief is by no means fully justified.

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...

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....

Med, Nursing Schools Teaching Alternative Remedies

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now main...

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.

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.

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...

A Breathing Technique Offers Help For People With Asthma

nytimes.com | JANE E. BRODY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hyperventilation -- breathing too fast and too deeply -- could be the underlying cause of asthma, making it worse by lowering the level of carbon diox...