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Thyme — herb or medicine?

February 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — A member of the labiatae, or mint family, thyme is an herb that comes in many varieties and is native to the Mediterranean basin. There is only one genus of the plant (thymus vulgaris), but depending on the region in which it grows, the composition of the oil distilled from […]

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The dangers of secondhand smoke

December 31, 2012

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We all know the dangers of smoking, but it never hurts to read some of the reasons again. • There are more than 50 chemicals in secondhand smoke that have been identified as hazardous by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. • Secondhand smoke has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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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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Salt room for persistent flu

February 24, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  There is a nasty new type of flu making the rounds. Runny nose, sinus drainage, dry cough and fatigue lead the list of symptoms. Its victims report that just when you think you are over it, a week later it is back — this happens two, three and four times. It […]

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