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Opinion: The science of placebos is fueling quackery
For several decades now, many scientists, including me, have been working hard to reveal the full power and scope of…
Hiking, Biking and Swimming, It’s Time!
Love the idea of getting more exercise outside, but not sure where to start? Exercising outside benefits us in more…
Can the Pain Without the Meds: 8 Non-Pharma Therapies
“When your whole body is a giant toothache, nothing fixes it,” observes Charley Pavlosky, 65, recalling the systemic pain that…
7 Natural Remedies to Relieve Anxiety
You don’t have to reach for medication to find relief from anxiety. Find out what natural remedies relieve anxiety and…
Warfarin, A-Fib, Lavender Oil and Dopamine Agonist Medicine
Every so often a lay person like me slaps her forehead and says out loud, “what took so long?” A…
Can Chinese Herbs Reduce Need for Rx Meds?
While gaining greater acceptance among some physicians and patients, Chinese herbs are still shrouded in mystery: What are they exactly? Where do you get them? Do they interfere with pharmaceutical drugs? And, most important, are they safe?
Chest Pain After Eating? Peppermint Oil Can Soothe Non-Cardiac Discomfort
If you’re not an aromatherapy enthusiast, you may not have peppermint oil lying around your home. But if you struggle…
St. John’s Wort Effective For Depression, But Without SSRI Side Effects
St. John’s wort, an herbal remedy readily available as a dietary supplement, may treat depression as effectively as SSRIs (selective…
Chinese Herbs – Not Rx Meds – to Treat My Crohn’s Disease
When Mina Larson, the deputy director of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), found out she…
The Future of RA Treatments?
Can you think your way out of rheumatoid arthritis pain? What about probiotics or Chinese herbs — can they help?…
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