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    Keeping January Warm and Cozy

    While the winter snow is starting to thaw, it is going to be several months before the warmer weather returns and spring finally arrives. Traditionally,... Read more

  • Drennan Barnes, 3, watches as a nurse takes a measurement of the mark left on her arm after receiving a vaccination during at Emory Children's Center, in Atlanta, Ga., Sept., 2, 2009. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Ethicist Wants Mandatory Flu Shots for Health Workers

    We should be more afraid of flu than we are of Ebola, according to Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. “We are so used to flu deaths... Read more

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    Easy to Make Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes (No Oats or Flour)

    For those looking to cut gluten from their diet, or grains as a whole, and still crave pancakes in the morning, this creative solution might... Read more

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    Super Bowl Fans: Which Of Your Favorite NFL Players Use Acupuncture?

    The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more

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    7 Foods That Do Not Affect Blood Sugar

    Blood sugar is not just something which should be monitored by diabetics, as the way your body feels is quite often determined by these levels... Read more

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    Gov’t to Overhaul Medicare Payments to Doctors, Hospitals

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they... Read more

  • Axel Addy, Minister for Industry and Commerce of Liberia, speaks to the media about the impact of Ebola in his country during a  news conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan.  26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated for Ebola in Country

    MONROVIA, Liberia—Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African... Read more

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    Cracking the Code of Chronic Pain

    NEW YORK—The chiropractic profession was built on the idea that health comes from within and that if the body has the proper physical, chemical, and... Read more

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    Teff: Ethiopia’s Gluten-Free Gift

    Part of the allure of Ethiopian cuisine is dining without utensils. In place of spoons and forks, Ethiopians use injera—a spongy crepe used to grab... Read more

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    Stoned to Death: Calcium Supplements Proven to Kill Again

    New research published in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the... Read more

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    Baby Formula Is Loaded With GMOs – Avoid These Brands

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. —... Read more

  • Medical student Chelsea Spriggs gets a flu vaccination from Nurse Jerry Palacios at UberHealth day in Chicago on Nov. 18, 2014. Dr. Michael Bell thinks a flu pandemic could overwhelm hospitals. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images for Uber)

    3 Nightmare Scenarios for a CDC Disease Detective

    WASHINGTON—When it comes to big global disease outbreaks, the most consistent pattern is delay, according to Dr. Michael Bell. Delay lets a disease gain a... Read more

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    7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life (Infographic)

    Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat Eating healthy is almost synonymous to staying healthy. Almost 80 percent of the positive effects you reap from... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, health workers load a suspected Ebola patient into the back of an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization is considering reforms that could overhaul its structure in what may be a last-ditch effort to salvage its credibility after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. WHO has been repeatedly slammed for its sluggish, clumsy efforts in battling the epidemic in West Africa. On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015,  WHO’s executive board, which advises the agency, will discuss proposals that could radically transform the U.N. health agency. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

    WHO Mulls Reforms to Repair Reputation After Bungling Ebola

    GENEVA—The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that... Read more

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    The Dark Side of Soft Drinks

    Sodium benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is combined with sodium hydroxide. Since... Read more

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    Disneyland Measles Outbreak Reignites Vaccination Debate

    A measles outbreak at Disneyland last month has now led to 85 cases in seven states. Health officials blame unvaccinated individuals for spreading the disease, though... Read more

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    Keeping January Warm and Cozy

    While the winter snow is starting to thaw, it is going to be several months before the warmer weather returns and spring finally arrives. Traditionally,... Read more

  • Drennan Barnes, 3, watches as a nurse takes a measurement of the mark left on her arm after receiving a vaccination during at Emory Children's Center, in Atlanta, Ga., Sept., 2, 2009. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Ethicist Wants Mandatory Flu Shots for Health Workers

    We should be more afraid of flu than we are of Ebola, according to Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. “We are so used to flu deaths... Read more

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    Gov’t to Overhaul Medicare Payments to Doctors, Hospitals

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they... Read more

  • Axel Addy, Minister for Industry and Commerce of Liberia, speaks to the media about the impact of Ebola in his country during a  news conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan.  26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated for Ebola in Country

    MONROVIA, Liberia—Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African... Read more

  • A young Ethiopian woman makes injera, a fermented bread made from the world's smallest grain. (SOLAN GEMECHU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teff: Ethiopia’s Gluten-Free Gift

    Part of the allure of Ethiopian cuisine is dining without utensils. In place of spoons and forks, Ethiopians use injera—a spongy crepe used to grab... Read more

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    Stoned to Death: Calcium Supplements Proven to Kill Again

    New research published in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the... Read more

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    Baby Formula Is Loaded With GMOs – Avoid These Brands

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. —... Read more

  • Medical student Chelsea Spriggs gets a flu vaccination from Nurse Jerry Palacios at UberHealth day in Chicago on Nov. 18, 2014. Dr. Michael Bell thinks a flu pandemic could overwhelm hospitals. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images for Uber)

    3 Nightmare Scenarios for a CDC Disease Detective

    WASHINGTON—When it comes to big global disease outbreaks, the most consistent pattern is delay, according to Dr. Michael Bell. Delay lets a disease gain a... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, health workers load a suspected Ebola patient into the back of an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization is considering reforms that could overhaul its structure in what may be a last-ditch effort to salvage its credibility after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. WHO has been repeatedly slammed for its sluggish, clumsy efforts in battling the epidemic in West Africa. On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015,  WHO’s executive board, which advises the agency, will discuss proposals that could radically transform the U.N. health agency. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

    WHO Mulls Reforms to Repair Reputation After Bungling Ebola

    GENEVA—The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that... Read more

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    Disneyland Measles Outbreak Reignites Vaccination Debate

    A measles outbreak at Disneyland last month has now led to 85 cases in seven states. Health officials blame unvaccinated individuals for spreading the disease, though... Read more

  • The HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is seen on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 12, 2014. The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website. The Associated Press confirms that the administration made changes to the website to scale back release of consumers' personal information to private companies that analyze Internet performance and sell ads. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Added Protections for Consumer Information on HealthCare Website

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government’s health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy... Read more

  • A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sept. 21, 2014. A top UN official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones in a bid to halt the spread of the virulent disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Tide Turning in Ebola Fight After Hard Lessons

    DAKAR, Senegal—A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone... Read more

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    Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

    Amit Sood‘s website, stressfree.org, is couched in the self-help jargon that scientists instinctively dismiss. So it’s especially interesting that Sood is a physician, a professor... Read more

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    Why Materialism Is Not the Answer

    This talk by Rupert Sheldrake was banned by Ted because he exposes and questions the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the... Read more

  • View of camps surrounding pumps used for illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, January 2014. New research shows that these small-scale mines put hazardous levels of mercury into the environment. (Sebastian Castañeda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Small Gold Mines in Peru Poison Life Downstream

    Artisanal, small-scale gold mining is dangerous to the miners’ health and creates a hazardous level of mercury—a neurotoxin—in the food chain at least 350 miles... Read more

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    BPA Exposure Linked to Changes in Stem Cells, Lower Sperm Production

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News BPA and other estrogenic compounds hamper development of the stem cells responsible for producing sperm in mice, which suggests... Read more

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    Getting Buzzed on Coffee Every Day May Decrease Skin Cancer Risk: Study

    A study has found an association between drinking coffee and a decrease in the most serious of skin cancers, melanoma. In the Journal of the... Read more

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    Some Tantrums Should Raise a Red Flag

    It’s normal for preschool children to have temper tantrums, but tantrums that are prolonged or notably intense could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior. A... Read more

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    Facebook – Friend or Foe?

    It’s hard to remember life without social media. I saw my first computer in high school – it was the size of a fridge and... Read more

  • The Sleeping Beauty's Castle in winter dress with the iconic "Partners" statue featuring images of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in the foreground, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2009. Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks during the winter 2014 holiday. At least seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disney parks where the spread originated. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, H. Lorren Au Jr.)

    Measles Outbreak Tied to Disneyland Grows to 70 Illnesses

    LOS ANGELES—A measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California led to warnings against visiting the happiest place on Earth if tourists or their... Read more

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    Easy to Make Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes (No Oats or Flour)

    For those looking to cut gluten from their diet, or grains as a whole, and still crave pancakes in the morning, this creative solution might... Read more

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    7 Foods That Do Not Affect Blood Sugar

    Blood sugar is not just something which should be monitored by diabetics, as the way your body feels is quite often determined by these levels... Read more

  • A young Ethiopian woman makes injera, a fermented bread made from the world's smallest grain. (SOLAN GEMECHU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teff: Ethiopia’s Gluten-Free Gift

    Part of the allure of Ethiopian cuisine is dining without utensils. In place of spoons and forks, Ethiopians use injera—a spongy crepe used to grab... Read more

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    7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life (Infographic)

    Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat Eating healthy is almost synonymous to staying healthy. Almost 80 percent of the positive effects you reap from... Read more

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    The Dark Side of Soft Drinks

    Sodium benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is combined with sodium hydroxide. Since... Read more

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    Corn Syrup Is More Toxic Than Refined Sugar, Researchers Conclude

    Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, has been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism. He’s... Read more

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    10 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

    In honor of Healthy Weight Week, we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas to help you maintain a healthy weight through exercise and nutrition. These tips... Read more

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    8 Top Ways to Supercharge Your Immune System

    In our efforts to go a whole cold and flu season without succumbing to illnesses that can leave us listless and miserable for weeks, many... Read more

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    Raw Blueberry Frappe

    This creamy, frothy, blueberry drink. Ingredients include water, frozen blueberries, cashew butter, vanilla, agave, and a lot of blending. This article was originally published on... Read more

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    11 Grain-Free Vegan Food Ideas

    One of the complaints I hear a lot about a vegan diet is that it relies too heavily on grains or on carbs. While vegan... Read more

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    2 Simple Recipes for a Nourishing Lunch

    To avoid the afternoon energy dip that a carbohydrate-rich meal often imparts, my favorite lunch includes lots of protein and healthy fats and few grains... Read more

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    Lentils 101: All You Need to Know

    By Magnus Mumby, Organic Lifestyle Magazine There are about 200 in 1cooked cup of lentils. There is no doubt that lentils are one of the most versatile... Read more

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    Fire Up Your Fitness With Kettlebell Swings

    The kettlebell swing is an all-encompassing exercise that not only burns calories, but also offers an efficient way to boost metabolism and burn fat after... Read more

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    Raw Strawberry-Filled Brownie Bites

    Raw Food Chef Megan Elizabeth makes Strawberry-Filled Brownie Bites (Serves 2) This video was originally published on www.GreenMedInfo.com. Join their free GreenMedInfo.com newsletter. *Image of... Read more

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    5 Ways to Love Your Quinoa

    The ancient grain is back in a big way, and with good reason. Gluten-free quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is quick and easy to cook and its... Read more

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    Reverse Push-Up: The Push-Up That Blasts Your Core

    =””> This is a Flash-based video and may not be viewable on mobile devices. Your body has 29 core muscles, which are located mostly in... Read more

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    What You Should Know About Protein Powders

    By Frank Tortorici, Healing the Body Protein powders have been around as long as the health movement started. Gym rats quaffing ridiculous amounts of protein... Read more

  • Laura Trott warms up. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

    Why Everyone’s Going Wild for This Clip of Women Working Out

    In a world of filtered (and Photoshopped) Instagram feeds, it’s easy to forget that being active involves few picture-perfect moments, some jiggling, and profuse perspiration... Read more

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    Use Portion Control for Weight Control

    You’re eating healthy meals and snacks and exercising regularly, so why isn’t the extra weight coming off faster? Your portion sizes might be the reason,... Read more

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    Cheese Lovers Day: 5 Vegan Cheeses for Any Occasion

    Whether you’re an animal lover or lactose intolerant, cheese has always been a barrier to dietary bliss. In theory, you know it would be healthier... Read more

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    Super Bowl Fans: Which Of Your Favorite NFL Players Use Acupuncture?

    The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more

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    Flu Shot or Chinese Herbs, Which Is More Reliable?

    I’ve been driving around town seeing flu shot signs in nearly every pharmacy lately.  I was wondering, when did a flu shot become necessary?   If... Read more

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    Eat Your Way to Better Energy

    We all want to feel our best—to have bright eyes and a bushy tail. Whether we’re squirrels or humans, one important component of feeling good... Read more

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    ‘Zusanli’ the Acupuncture Point for Overall Wellness and Vitality

    Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point I recommend most often for my patients to use at... Read more

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    Water The Element of Power and Patience

    In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated... Read more

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    Recharge Your Qi This Winter

    If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top five complaints that doctors hear in their... Read more

  • Moxibustion is an effective treatment for pain and many other health problems. Shutterstock/Monika Wisniewska

    The Healing Warmth of Moxibustion

    For ancient doctors, the guiding principle was balance. Naturally, a patient who is cold and weak needs warmth and strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, the... Read more

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    Forms of Ginseng and Where to Find Them

    Last week, I described the three different varieties of ginseng. Today, I want to explain the available forms of ginseng and where to find them... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine for Asthma

    About twenty years ago while biking through the countryside in Wisconsin, I witnessed my first serious asthma attack.  My husband and I were riding with... Read more

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    Acupuncture Helps Stanford Intensive Care Infants

    A Stanford University study finds acupuncture effective for reducing the need for sedative medications for neonates and infants undergoing treatments in the intensive care unit... Read more

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    Tongue Piercings Cause GI Pain, Acupuncture Helps

    Tongue scars from jewelry piercings cause digestive disorders. Neural therapy and “acupuncture may be helpful” in treating the piercing related symptoms according to researchers from... Read more

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    Acupuncture Eases Alcohol Cravings

    Acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings in alcoholics. Researchers note that acupuncture is both safe and effective for reducing cravings in alcohol dependent patients. They add that... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine, the Winter Solstice, and New Year’s Resolutions

    We tend to set goals for ourselves during this time of the year, whether it’s to lose weight, improve your business, quit smoking, or write... Read more

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    Add Some Lemons

    In my Chicago acupuncture practice I often recommend my patients drink tea with lemon. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is... Read more

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    All About Ginseng

    Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both... Read more

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    Study: Acupuncture Eases Pain for Children

    A Stanford University study finds acupuncture safe and cost-effective for relieving pain in children. Dr. Golianu, MD (Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University), et. al., note... Read more

  • Soloist Xiaochun Qi plays the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument during a performance by Shen Yun Performing Arts. Chinese medicine has long used music to treat ailments of mind, body, and spirit.

    Healing With Traditional Chinese Music

    From the perspective of Chinese medicine, one of the best things you can do for your health this holiday season is to listen to a... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: Warming Winter Soup To Build Energy

    In accordance with both the seasons and Chinese Medicine’s healing principles I wanted to share this recipe as we move from late fall to winter. ... Read more

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    5 Health Tips for Winter

    Living in harmony with the seasons is an ancient Chinese belief.  Winter urges us to slow down. This is a natural time of year to... Read more

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    An Oatmeal Recipe to Keep You Warm and Healthy

    Hey Folks, here is a wonderful winter recipe from from South Loop Acupuncture. Oatmeal Teri Style Good quality oatmeal (I usually use rolled oats or... Read more

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    Cracking the Code of Chronic Pain

    NEW YORK—The chiropractic profession was built on the idea that health comes from within and that if the body has the proper physical, chemical, and... Read more

  • A young Ethiopian woman makes injera, a fermented bread made from the world's smallest grain. (SOLAN GEMECHU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teff: Ethiopia’s Gluten-Free Gift

    Part of the allure of Ethiopian cuisine is dining without utensils. In place of spoons and forks, Ethiopians use injera—a spongy crepe used to grab... Read more

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    The Healing Benefits of 5 Popular Herbs and Spices

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body These aromatic and delicious additions to beverages, baking, and other treats are irresistible when we... Read more

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    The Rice That Can Help You Sleep Better

    Do you have sleep issues? You are not alone, of course — more than 30 million Americans suffer from sleep deficit. According to the National... Read more

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    How Chilies Can Be Used to Treat Pain

    Chili peppers are a staple part of the cuisine in Central America, Asia, and India, while in the US you can find countless varieties of... Read more

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    How to Stimulate Your Placebo Response

    After finishing my Internship at Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa over 30 years ago, I went to apprentice in a busy General Practice in Johannesburg... Read more

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    Flowers for the Winter Blues

    Winter can be a gloomy time. Stressful holidays. Cabin fever. Seasonal depression. For cold dark days, when you’re still reeling from the drama of extended... Read more

  • Make a commitment to move more. Even just a few minutes a day will add up to a happier you. (Matt Ferrara Photography)

    Tired of Being Tired?

    Have you been feeling more tired than usual lately? Do you find yourself having a slump at 3 p.m. and reaching for coffee or a... Read more

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    Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid For Treating Cough

    A remarkable new study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior... Read more

  • Moxibustion is an effective treatment for pain and many other health problems. Shutterstock/Monika Wisniewska

    The Healing Warmth of Moxibustion

    For ancient doctors, the guiding principle was balance. Naturally, a patient who is cold and weak needs warmth and strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, the... Read more

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    Eating Sesame Seeds Superior to Tylenol for Knee Arthritis

    A remarkable new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases confirms that food is not only medicine, but sometimes superior to it.  Medical... Read more

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    Making New Year Resolutions That Work

    The season’s celebrations are a flurry of fun and festivity, but all of the partying, including the associated food choices and sweets, distract us from... Read more

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    The Holiday Spice That Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

    Who doesn’t love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? It’s not only the classic eggnog spice, it’s perfect in... Read more

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    What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano?

    Oregano is a wonderful herb, both to use in your cooking and to use therapeutically as needed. Its name means “mountain joy,” and oregano was... Read more

  • Chaga is only found on birch trees in cold climates. Shutterstock/Oleg Znamenskiy

    Meet Chaga, Arctic Birch Fungus

    Until recently, chaga was virtually unknown to anyone outside a cold climate. Today, it is promoted across the Internet as a miraculous cure all. From... Read more

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    Pine Bark Extract Improves Blood Vessel Health, Heals Psoriasis and Hemorrhoids

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News One of the most powerful natural substances for increasing blood flow, clearing arterial plaque, and improving blood... Read more

  • Mistletoe has become the most popular alternative cancer treatment in Western Europe. Shutterstock/Teodora_D

    The Secret Life of Christmas Plants

    Holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia are best known as Christmas decor, but they have an even longer history as healing herbs. Holly There are hundreds of... Read more

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    Black Seed – ‘The Remedy for Everything but Death’

    The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial.  While frequently referred to among English-speaking... Read more

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    Surviving the Holidays Without a Loved One

    Two years ago, I suffered the devastating loss of my mother. She had courageously battled multiple myeloma for seven years and tragically passed at the... Read more

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    Unwrapping Christmas Myrrh’s Cholesterol Lowering Properties

    In the holiday season, there’s a lot of talk about the three wise men and the gifts they brought to the baby Jesus. In the... Read more

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    5 Tips to Help Slow Down the Aging Process

    Getting older is a given, but our diet and lifestyle play a huge role in how we look and feel along the way! Aging doesn’t... Read more

  • Dr. Victor does than just take care of teeth, he also works to help his patients attain better overall health. (Ben Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    A Dentist Who Also Boosts Your Immune System

    NEW YORK—A holistic dentist can tell a lot about your health by looking in your mouth. More than just the amount of plaque and number... Read more

  • Dr. Lionel Bissoon sees a patient at his Liondale clinic on the Upper West Side on Jan. 6. Bissoon uses hormone therapy to help patients reverse the adverse effects of aging.

    To Reverse Aging, Treat Cellulite, Start With Hormones

    NEW YORK—In the late 1990s, Dr. Lionel Bissoon introduced to the United States a treatment method that eliminates cellulite and other pernicious fat deposits with... Read more

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    Going Green With 17 Organic Beauty Brands

    Let’s face it–most organic beauty products we read about in English language magazines are from America or the UK. Whether it’s Josie Maran, Green People... Read more

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    Food NOT Chemo Holds ‘Cure’ for Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer is one of the world’s most prevalent and lethal forms of cancer and is believed to be driven primarily by the Western diet... Read more

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    5 Awesome Tricks to Boost Your Immune System

    It’s now high time to prepare for cold and flu season (if you haven’t yet). For many, this can bring along with it a sense... Read more

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    When Doing Your Best Means Doing the Bare Minimum…

    The last month or so has been more than a little hectic around here. Actually, if I can be honest with you, the last year... Read more

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    9 Easy Ways to Avoid GMOs

    Genetically modified foods are in our food supply. But we can’t really be sure exactly where because here in the U.S. there are no labeling... Read more

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    How to Get Rid of Hiccups

    From our friends at HooplaHa, a great inspiration! Hiccups can be delight to watch and maybe even fun to experience personally, but we all know... Read more

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    The Ultimate Healing Mantra (Listen & Be Transformed!)

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