8 Simple Steps to Healing Back Pain

On any given day, 5 percent of Americans — 15 million people — have back pain. Eighteen percent (54 million) have suffered back aches in the past month. And over a lifetime, significant back pain bedevils two-thirds of the population. Not surprisingly, back pain is a leading reason why Americans consult physicians, accounting for 14 percent of primary-care doctor … [Read more...]

Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves

There’s a lot of “woo woo” talk out there in the land of metaphysics, the law of attraction, and mind/body medicine about our capacity for self-healing. As an open-minded physician, I’ve always been fascinated by this concept. But as a skeptical scientist at heart, I’ve always had this little voice in the back of my head that says, “Bullshit. Prove it.” My curiosity about … [Read more...]

Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals

The #1 Children's Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren't more opting for healthier alternatives? Kids vitamins are supposed to be healthy, right? Well then, what's going on with Flintstones Vitamins, which proudly claims to be "Pediatricians' #1 Choice"?  Produced by the global … [Read more...]

10 Best Healing Herbs

Your arsenal of home remedies is about to get a lot spicier with these best healing herbs. Though herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientists are finally starting to substantiate these plants' abilities to alleviate arthritis pain, reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol, and help with many other conditions. They're even discovering amazing new powers in the … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Lose Weight Naturally

By: Charlie Pulsipher Weight loss is one of the most researched subjects in the world. Hundreds of thousands of internet searches are made each day, millions each month, on this topic alone. We are searching for easy solutions and quick fixes and we’re willing to pay to make it happen. This has made weight loss a big business, revolving around diets, exercise routines, pills, … [Read more...]

10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness

You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren't helping you, they're hurting you. Here are a few examples of the latter that will steal your happiness if you let them: 1. Focusing on everyone's story except your own. Don't be so satisfied with the success stories of others and how things have gone for them that you forget to write your own. Unfold your own … [Read more...]

21 Quick Tricks to Feel Better Instantly

When life gets stressful and you feel like you're losing your emotional balance, use one or more of these simple tricks to help you relax your mind and re-center yourself in an instant. 1. Wash your hands and face, and brush your teeth. - The simple act of cleaning these parts of your body is both reinvigorating and relaxing, and gives you that 'fresh start' feeling. 2. … [Read more...]

7 Signs of a Bad Doctor

  In old movies, bad doctors are easy to identify – they work out of seedy offices and have a furtive, unkempt look. In real life, it's not so obvious.  Thanks to improvements in medical education and oversight, most doctors today are well educated and have solid credentials. "The differences between good and bad are more subtle, more personal, harder to detect but … [Read more...]

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Mold is a fungus that comes in thousands of varieties and grows both outside and inside. In order to thrive. mold needs two things: water and warmth -- and you certainly don't have to endure a hurricane to find it multiplying in your home. "Mold spores are everywhere. They're just waiting to be watered to start growing," says Paul J. Pearce, PhD, assistant professor of … [Read more...]

Study finds a Potent Painkiller in Traditional Chinese Medicine

When it comes to treating pain, a new study suggests traditional Chinese medicine has been getting it right for thousands of years. A chemical compound found in the underground tubers of the Corydalis plant can effectively alleviate three different types of pain in mice, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. The study also shows that … [Read more...]