10 Healthy Herbs to Grow (and Eat) at Home

Growing herbs at home is a fun, money-saving hobby that also happens to be good for your health. In addition to flavoring up your favorite dishes, herbs are filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients. "Half of the nutritional value of plants is lost within thirty minutes of harvesting," says Brian Hetrich, a naturopathic doctor and gardening expert at the Hippocrates … [Read more...]

Several years ago when I began using natural remedies for my family during times of illness, I was impressed with 3 things: How well natural remedies worked. There were no harmful short-term or long-term effects on health. How much money I saved by not going to the doctor! Even with insurance, my co-pays 10 years ago were $25 a visit, plus the cost of medicine.  … [Read more...]


12 Healthy Herbs for Home Cures

Tired of trying to decode drugstore labels? You may already have a natural remedy (without the chemicals found in some over-the-counter cures) in your pantry. Check out these 12 herbs that may help you with ailments from congestion to indigestion. Plus, find out the one super herb that may help you combat acne, diabetes and even cancer. Read More: 12 Healthy Herbs for Home … [Read more...]

Investigation Shows Drug Companies Pay Bad Doctors Big Bucks to Consult

In a sweeping investigation of doctors paid by leading pharmaceutical companies to promote their drugs, the nonprofit ProPublica has found that hundreds have been accused of professional misconduct, lacked credentials or have been disciplined by state boards. Some lost their jobs or their license to practice. Yet many were paid up to several hundred thousand dollars to educate … [Read more...]

Herbal Remedies for Dogs

Herbs. How boring would your Bolognese sauce be without them? Herbs have long been used to treat and prevent ailments in people, and apart from smelling good and adding an extra something to your cooking, certain herbs can help out your dog, too. If you have room to grow herbs (and you really don’t need much, a window box is perfectly fine), why not grow a selection that can … [Read more...]

The Silence on Bad Doctors

Few doctors make it through their training without being involved in at least one case that goes awry. I was no exception. As an intern, I was assisting in a routine hernia operation when the attending surgeon cut the vas deferens, the tube that transports sperm from the testicle. I expected to be grilled by my colleagues afterward on the details, pressed to explain how this … [Read more...]

6 Steps To Healing Yourself

Take a moment and check in with yourself. How is your body feeling right in this moment? If you’re generally healthy, check in for subtle symptoms. Is your neck feeling tense? Does your lower back ache? Do you have a headache? Are you exhausted — again? Or perhaps you’re battling a more serious health diagnosis and you’re experiencing symptoms from your health … [Read more...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine may Reduce Risk of Diabetes

New research shows Chinese herbal medicine may hold promising solutions for people with prediabetes, reports a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. A prediabetes diagnosis indicates that an individual has elevated blood sugar levels, but his or her glucose levels are not high enough to have developed Type 2 diabetes. Traditional Chinese … [Read more...]

5 Surprising Fat Burners to Help You Lose Weight the Natural Way

Ever wish eating helped you lose weight? Wish granted! We've got the scoop on five superfoods that actually help shed pounds—and easy and delicious ways to add them to your diet. Pears Why you need them: Pack the fruit bowl with pears if you want to lose pounds, reports a study out of the University of Rio de Janeiro. In the study, which was published in the journal … [Read more...]

Breathing Meditation In 5 Easy Steps

You might be wondering what the difference is a between breathing meditation and any other meditation. After all, isn’t breathing part-n-parcel to meditation (to say nothing about life in general)? Good question. When people talk about breathing meditation, it’s usually in reference to making the breath a vehicle for entry into the meditative state. Read More:  Breathing … [Read more...]