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Herbal Remedies

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, it's important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications.

6 Easy-to-Grow Plants That Heal

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The next time you go to a pharmacy, take a look at the shelves behind the co...

Don't Mask Your Symptoms -- Listen to Them

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Treat symptoms as your friends, not your enemies. Do not silence them or kill them. They are trying to give you important messages. We should respect them and listen to them.

Top 5 Reasons Women Seek Holistic Remedies

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Apparently, there are a lot of tired women wondering how to feel renewed and re-energized. Here is nutritional therapist and herbalist China Rose Reid's list of the top five complaints that she hears from women, along with some of her suggestions.

Don't Lose Your Mind: 7 Ways To Prevent Mental Decline

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Avoiding mental decline can now be seen as a lifestyle choice and, given the research, should be started well before one's fourth decade to ensure a pathway towards becoming a centenarian with clear focus.

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.

11 Integrative Medicine Breakthroughs Of 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

It's been a year of big breakthroughs in integrative medicine, the approach that combines Western or allopathic medicine with complementary practices....

A Menopause Carol

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.20.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If, as the saying goes, this is the most wonderful time of the year, why are you feeling like Scrooge? Don't let your menopause chain you down!

Ray Sanchez

'In Good Times And Bad, They Come To The Botanica'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

7 Chinese Herbal Remedies Already In Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

Mika Ono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mika Ono

Many people have asked me if I eat differently since writing "Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life...

Veterinary Medicine And Mother Nature

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Scientists are pretty smart, but give them a bucket of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, iron, nitrogen and see how many tomatoes they can make from scratch. Nature is smarter.

8 Reasons To Give THIS Herb To Your Pet (PHOTOS)

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Herbs have many uses in people and in animals. Pet guardians can benefit by knowing about basic herbs and holistic and integrative veterinarians routi...

Tame Your Allergy and Breathe Easy, Naturally

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

Itchy, watery eyes, running nose, an aching head, and sinus congestion. Sound familiar? You may be among the 37 million people in the United States who suffer from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.

Sacred Seeds -- The Secret To The World's Health Future

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

What if we get to the place where we as a society recognize the historic, proven, and lasting value of plants for their medicinal purposes? Wonderful, right?

2010 Year of the Tiger: How to Stay Healthy and Well

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

In Chinese astrology, the Tiger is a dynamic and powerful sign. Its nature is unpredictable, courageous, and powerful. Therefore, the Year of the Tiger is usually associated with change.

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...

Africa's Herbal Answer To Viagra

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO, Principe �" Viagra is not needed on this island. For erectile dysfunction, herbal healers prescribe a bit of bark to heat until soft, c...

Authorities Pose No Obstacle to Shady AIDS Charity

ProPublica | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
ProPublica

The case is a window into the fractured and often ineffective oversight of nonprofits.

Pua Aloalo: Secret Of Hawaiian Health

Alternative Health Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The beautiful Hawaiian Haibiscus flower,Pua Aloalo has long been revered by the Hawaiian people....

When a Superbug Strikes Close to Home, How Can You Deal With it?

Matthew Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Stein

Imagine a Hurricane Katrina-sized catastrophe occurring in 50 major U.S. cities at the same time, and you have some idea of the worst-case scenario for a crippling global pandemic.

Green Tea Combats Genital Warts: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A botanical ointment containing sinecatechins, a green tea extract, is an effective and well tolerated treatment for external genital and anal warts, ...