Therapies

Mosquito Bite Treatment: 14 Natural Ways To Ease The Itch

August 2, 2012

Mosquitoes can carry life-threatening diseases, but for many people, torturous itchiness feels like more of a threat. While there are plenty of ways to try to prevent the bites in the first place, nothing is 100 percent foolproof, and most of us know all too well that skeeters have a way of finding — and […]

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Seaweed-Based Face Wash ‘Could Get Rid Of Bacteria That Triggers Acne’

June 12, 2012

We already know that seaweed toast is more effective than a workout in the gymdue to its fat-burning abilities and it looks like scientists have discovered another health benefit of the slimy green stuff – it could help banish acne. Seaweed joins thyme as being an effective, natural treatment for stubborn spots, having been hailed […]

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How I Found a Natural Sinus Cure

April 3, 2012

March is usually a time when we feel that we are in the clear from the winter sniffles. However, a wave of recentantibiotic-resistant infections has many of us wondering if relief will ever come. According to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, sinusitis, i.e. sinus inflammation, post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, mucous cough, headache and […]

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The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine

March 1, 2012

The Swiss government has a long and widely-respected history of neutrality, and therefore, reports from this government on controversial subjects need to be taken more seriously than other reports from countries that are more strongly influenced by present economic and political constituencies. When one considers that two of the top five largest drug companies in […]

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Get the shot…or not? Why parents wait -Ashland Daily Didings (OR) – by Bonnie Nedrow – (Friday, February 13, 2012)

February 20, 2012

When parents ask me as a naturopathic doctor about the pros and cons of vaccinating their child, I help them break it down into which vaccine they want, when they want to start and how many doses they will need. I counsel my clients to make a plan. Waiting to vaccinate should be a conscious […]

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Study Debunks Ionic Footbath Detox Claims Water expert warns against health and safety risks-The Epoch Times-Jan 31, 2012

February 20, 2012

There is no convincing evidence that ionic footbaths, promoted as a way to remove toxins from the body and costing as much as $75 for a session, actually do what they claim, a recent study has found. In fact, this kind of so-called detox is not without harm, warns a water expert. Researchers from the […]

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What Vitamins Should You Take Before Surgery? – The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – by Neal M. Blitz – (Wednesday, December 21, 2011

January 6, 2012

No matter what part of the body is undergoing surgery, the process for healing is the same. Surgically “traumatized tissue” (skin, muscle, bones, cartilage, tendons, etc.) does not just magically heal; rather, the body has to rebuild and repair tissue on the cellular level. This involves energy and nutritional building blocks to support the healing […]

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Studies Suggest an Acetaminophen- Asthma Link – The New York Times (NY) – by Christie Aschwanden – (Monday, December 19, 2011) –

December 27, 2011

The sharp worldwide increase in childhood asthma over the past 30 years has long perplexed researchers, who have considered explanations as varied as improved hygiene and immunizations. Over the last decade, however, a new idea has emerged. The asthma epidemic accelerated in the 1980s, some researchers have noted, about the same time that aspirin was […]

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Hold those drugs, doctor – By Frederik Joelving – Reuters – (Monday, June 13, 2011) –

June 16, 2011

U.S. doctors are too quick to reach for their prescription pads, according to a new report urging them to think more about side effects and non-drug alternatives. “Instead of the latest and greatest, we want fewer and more time-tested drugs,” said Dr. Gordon Schiff, associate director of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice […]

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Herbal Derivative Wins Praise as Malaria Treatment – (HealthDay -Wednesday, March 16, 2011) –

March 18, 2011

 WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) — Artesunate should replace quinine as the drug of choice for treating malaria, according to an updated review of clinical trial results. Derived from herbs used in Chinese medicine, artesunate was found to be more effective at preventing death in people with severe malaria.    http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=650829

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