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Alternative Medicine

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.

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.

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...