Alternative Health

The Secret Life of Christmas Plants

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

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...




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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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    Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

    For modern cooks, rosemary is best known as the perfect herb to pair with a good roast chicken or lamb. But as with other herbs,... Read more

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    Virgin Coconut Oil More Effective Than Drugs in Combating Stress and Depression

    A new study conducted in Malaysia looked at the effects of consuming high-antioxidant virgin coconut oil on mental health. Published in the journal Experimental and Therapeutic... Read more

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    Drug-Free Solutions for Migraines and Headaches

    Headaches affect virtually everyone at one time or another. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple, natural drug-free solution? “America’s Pharmacist,” Suzy Cohen, shares... Read more

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    Nature’s Miracle Anti-Stress and Fatigue Fighters

    Stress and fatigue. Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly caffeine and sugar are what a lot of... Read more

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    Zinc is Essential, But Don’t Go Overboard

    Zinc is one of the trace elements essential for good health. But taking zinc supplements to fight respiratory infections may be more trouble than it’s... Read more

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    Evergreen Essential Oils

    ‘Tis the season for evergreens: pine wreaths, juniper branch arrangements, and whole trees invited to reside indoors. This seasonal greenery not only serves as decoration,... Read more

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    Natural Cough and Sore Throat Remedies

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Recipe for Natural Cough Remedy Juice one small carrot, one small apple, and one piece of ginger about the... Read more

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    Recovering From a Turkey Day Hangover?

    For those of you who ate too much at the Thanksgiving feast, I have some great herbal formulas to help digestion. But if you cannot... Read more

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    Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

    In a 2010 study, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago wanted to know what aroma men found most arousing. Out of... Read more

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    The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed

    Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional  and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson... Read more

  • Dmitry Shchitov, 56: “It was like a test drive of my new approach to medicine.” (Vera Salnitskaya)

    One Man’s Ultimate Cure for Stress, Siberian-Style

    Surgeon who suffered health issues turns to daredevil ski action on “impossible” mountain slopes—to relax. From The Siberian Times: It is one of the world’s... Read more

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    Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    For most of us, November is best known for Thanksgiving Day, a time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have with our... Read more

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    Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice

    Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more

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    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless... Read more

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    Pineapple’s Amazing Healing Properties Revealed

    Enjoyed the world over as something of an icon of the tropical experience, the pineapple was used in indigenous medicine for a wide range of... Read more


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