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Yin and yang, quartz and lungs

December 6, 2012

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by Isabelle Morton —  All life is connected, sometimes in mysterious ways. Let us take a look at the fascinating relationship between yin and yang, and the mineral quartz and the lungs. If you have a respiratory condition, knowing their associations can be helpful. The Earth’s most abundant mineral is quartz, which embodies the principles […]

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Drink your allergy shots

October 3, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Are you suffering with allergies, asthma, eczema or other allergy related symptoms? Do sinus infections haunt you on a regular basis? Does the thought of injections keep you away from your physician? Now you can sip your allergy serum with sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). While injection therapy requires frequent, time-consuming trips to […]

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Pregnant women urged to reconsider using pain meds

October 1, 2012

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by Dr. James Bogash It is no secret that taking medications during pregnancy is risky. The dangers of pain relievers to a developing baby are well known. For years, the most widely recommended over-the-counter pain reliever has been Tylenol®. Newly published research suggests that as much as 7 percent of childhood asthma may be linked […]

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Why proper daily hydration is so important

September 26, 2012

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by Dr. Eli Ber —  One of the primary reasons I pursued a career as a naturopathic physician was out of a desire to find a solution for my own health problems. I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Crohn’s Disease at age 16. This caused me to begin actively investigating all treatments […]

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Dong Bing Xia Zhi for respiratory problems

September 25, 2012

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by QiLing Lu —  A special treatment called San Fu Jiu, based on the interconnection between earth, sky and the human body, is employed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the summer to reduce respiratory problems in the winter. San Fu Jiu strengthens immunity by using three treatments, along with acupuncture and herbs, that are […]

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Healing and Happiness

September 20, 2012

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson —  For most people, healing means getting rid of their symptoms. This is a level of healing I cannot dispute. However, so much more is possible. I believe all human beings should be happy, healthy and at peace most of the time. This article presents an outline of the home […]

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Defending your body against pollution

September 19, 2012

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by Curt Burbach —  Unfortunately, the environment we live in is contaminated with toxic chemicals, heavy metals and carcinogens. Our air, land and water are saturated with these impurities, which have an extremely negative effect on the health of the human body. These toxins can accumulate and attack all of the body’s major systems by […]

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Natural help for chronic inflammation

September 19, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  While acute inflammation is an automatic immune response to help heal injury and disease, it can kill when it becomes chronic. From cardiovascular disease and arterial plaque bursting like popcorn, to cancer, depression, asthma, and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, chronic inflammation is thought to be the underlying culprit. Unchecked […]

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Warning bells ring louder for BPA

September 11, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Health Canada, the Canadian version of the U.S. FDA, is the world’s first regulatory body to call bisphenol-A (BPA) dangerous. The agency said it will ban BPA from baby products and may decide to ban it completely. In April, the U.S. National Toxicology Program said BPA poses “some concern” for neural […]

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Treating childhood obesity

September 5, 2012

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by Lynnette Baumgart —  The number of overweight children has increased dramatically. Being overweight refers to an excess of body weight relative to height. Many families are overweight due to diets high in saturated fats, sugars and an overall sedentary lifestyle. Parent involvement is necessary in order for a child to be healthy, and the […]

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Myers’ cocktail IV therapy

September 5, 2012

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by Dr. Theo Christodoulakis —  Myers’ intravenous therapy (IV), or Myers’ cocktail, is used in clinics throughout the United States with great success to treat various conditions. Many patients have seen remarkable differences in their quality of life with this simple therapy that can be done in a clinic or a doctor’s office without going […]

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Healthy herbs for the new year

August 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  A new year is just around the corner and that means a new opportunity to get healthy. This year why not try something a little different? People are once again using whole herbs for health, and more importantly, as a prevention food to stay well. By learning about just a handful […]

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Acupuncture: Cost-effective health care for today

August 26, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  At a time when health care expenses are taking a larger bite out of most household budgets, many people are looking for affordable alternatives to conventional care. A study released by the National Academy of Sciences in 2005 found that more than one third of American adults report using some form […]

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