Alternative Health

Could a Hug a Day Keep Infection Away?

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Infants deprived of touch typically experience developmental delays. Their growth is often impaired, as is their cognitive development. Rates of serious infections and attachment disorders...




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    Your Brain Is Shrinking but You Can Reverse It

    Meditation isn’t just about being “zen” or something ideological. It has physical impacts on the brain and thus great potential in preventing diseases of the... Read more

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    5 Ingredients That Poison Your Brain

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there... Read more

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    7 Reasons to Get More Magnesium

    Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body.  But few people fully appreciate this miraculous mineral.  The human genome project reveals that 3,751... Read more

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    The Mystery of Breast Cancer

    For most of the common cancers, a major cause has been identified: Smoking causes 90 percent of lung cancer worldwide; hepatitis viruses cause most liver cancer;... Read more

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    From the Be Well Kitchen: Turmeric Tea

    Also known as Golden Milk, turmeric tea is a warm and nourishing drink that helps the body fight inflammation while boosting the immune system.  This... Read more

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    3 DIY Springtime Facials for Gorgeous Skin

    Springtime is here, and that means lots more reasons to leave the house. And who wants to do that with less than healthy-looking skin? A... Read more

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    This Two-Minute Video Will Change the Way You Bathe

    Forget all those advertising promises of glowing, blemish-free skin or sparkling-white teeth. If you’re still using personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re washing your face or brushing your... Read more

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    Peppermint Oil: A Potent Oil With the Power of Menthol

    History shows a wide range of uses for peppermint as an essential oil, which has been used for over 200 years in ancient Rome and... Read more

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    Essential Oils for Pain: Mints, Resins, and Rhizomes

    Essential oils are fascinating for their ability to change mood through scent. But they do much more than just relieve depression and anxiety. Some also... Read more

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    Turmeric Boosts Working Memory in One Small Dose

    One small dose of turmeric powder was found to improve working memory in pre-diabetic patients. Interest in turmeric as a tonic and regenerative agent for... Read more

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    The Things You Can Do With Lemon Peels and Juice

    In the US, lemons have been grown since the 16th century in Florida, after being brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus. With their high vitamin... Read more

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    4 Reasons to Kick the PPI’s and 9 Healthier Ways to Tame the Acid Reflux

    When proton pump inhibiters (PPIs) first came out they were thought of as a miracle cure for those suffering with gastroesphogeal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia,... Read more

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    Frankincense Oil: The King of Oils

    Frankincense has a significant meaning in Christianity, and is believed to be one of the gifts offered by the three wise men to the newborn... Read more

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    Health Issues With Non-Stick Cookware

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Are you using non-stick cookware? Are you aware that non-stick coating is made with chemicals that the EPA has found... Read more

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    Why I Love Rooibos Tea

    Rooibos tea—pronounced roy-boss—is indigenous to my native South Africa where it has been used by the African Bushman for hundreds of years. Rooibos means red... Read more

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    Meditation for Healing and Insomnia (Video)

    Clearly, good sleep is necessary for good health, so much so that we believe medical schools need to wake up and add comprehensive sleep education... Read more


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