Alternative Health

The Real Meaning of Halloween

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Halloween to most of us means candy, costumes and trick-or- treating. For New Yorkers it means one of the biggest parades of the year –...




  • A Medicine Buddha statue at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. The Medicine Buddha is the central figure of Tibetan medicine. He sets the supreme example of compassion that all Tibetan doctors try to show their patients.
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    Tibetan Medicine: Compassion, Science, and Experience

    NEW YORK—When feelings of sadness and anxiety over a difficult family situation sent Dr. Suzanne Soehner to the office of a Tibetan medicine practitioner, she... Read more

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    Shampoo Is Dead, Long Live Shampoo

    The forefront of hair care today is to refrain from washing it every single day. A rinse in the shower is allowed but in this... Read more

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    Teas That Boosts Your Immune System

    Feeling low energy? Looking for a boost to your immune system? Herbal tea could be exactly what you need to help your body heal itself... Read more

  • Stretching can help alleviate arthritis pain. (byheaven/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Alternative Approaches for Joint Pain Relief

    Millions of people experience joint pain and inflammation on a daily basis. The prevalence of this problem warrants a paradigm shift in the current standard... Read more

  • School environments are not necessarily the healthiest places for children. Talk to your school community about ways to reduce toxins. (Maria Pavlova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    6 Back-to-School Tips for Healthier Kids

    It all happens so quickly. One minute you’re dropping the kids off at day camp and the next you’re sitting in an aisle of your... Read more

  • Mix a little ground flax seed with hot water, cinnamon and sweetener for a colon-healing tea. (YelenaYemchuk/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Keeping Your Colon in Working Order

    There is an epidemic of digestive disorders in North America, and it comes from a foundation of poor nutritional habits, negative emotions, and improper balance... Read more

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    How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious? (Plus Natural Strep Remedies)

    Strep throat is one of the more unpleasant cold and flu like illnesses out there, leaving most of those who catch it with such terrible... Read more

  • Homemade bone broth can help you heal. (g-stockstudio/iStock/Thinkstock)

    4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

    Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it,... Read more

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    43 Natural Alternatives for Colds and Flu

    Echinacea use reduces the incidence and duration of the common cold. Echinacea appears effective in preventing upper respiratory tract infections in children. Treatment with Echinacea Plus... Read more

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    8 Reasons to Add Stinging Nettles to Your Healing Plan

    By Paula Youmell, Healing the Body The human body is an amazing healing organism. The food and healing plants we put into our body affect... Read more

  • (L-R) Eva-Maria Nordström, Jonathan Stoltz and Ann Dolling. They carried out the research project about how spending time in the forest affects people with stress-related illnesses at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. (Ulrika Lagerlöf/Skogssällskapet)

    A Forest Relieves Stress

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Spending time in the forest makes us feel better and helps recovery from stress-related illness, according to a study by scientists at the Swedish... Read more

  • Essential oils constitute a unique branch of herbal medicine and can benefit multiple areas of the body simultaneously. (botamochi/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Using Essential Oils to Remedy Common Conditions

    Essential oils constitute a unique branch of herbal medicine. Their chemical makeup gives them a host of desirable properties that can be used to alleviate... Read more

  • During the week you ovulate, you may find you want to connect with friends and nurture yourself.  (iStock/Thinkstock)

    How to Maximize Your Menses

    As women living in modernity, we spend more time refreshing our inbox than we do checking in with our bodies. In a world where productivity... Read more

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    6 Holistic Approaches to a Fever

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Conventional doctors have been taught to treat every symptom that comes to their attention. As... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Love your Homeopath

    Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.  Lots of people who swear... Read more

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    6 Herbs that Enhance Digestive Health

    By Natural News, Healing the Body Digestion problems are never a pleasant situation to have to deal with. Not only are they often painful, such... Read more


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