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articles by: Annie, selected from Natural Solutions magazine

Aromatherapy Massage for Menstrual Pain

Which colorful expletive haven't women used to describe period cramps? Dysmenorrhea, which even sounds like a cuss word, can get the best of an otherwise pain-tolerant woman and have her reaching for …

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Enzyme Therapy for Autism

The pounding went on all day and all night. My son was a chronic head-banger from early on. Our efforts to help him resolve this and other debilitating problems, such as extreme sensory sensitivities …

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Sidestep the Sniffles

All too often, the return of autumn means another round of nagging colds and flus. Don't want to spend the next six months wrapped in a cocoon of blankets, downing hold-your-nose cough syrup and myste…

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Stop Making Scents

After moving into a newly rented house in Ft. Collins, Colo., Alison Webster (not her real name) felt ill. "Within three days, I was waking up with symptoms I never had before," she explains. "My face…

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The Blue-Green Algae Debate

I've been taking algae supplements for years, but I heard recently that they might be toxic. Are they? For many years, I too have heard concerns about the potential toxicity of blue-green algae, but I…

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Rx: Mangosteen Juice to Quell Inflammation

When you cut your finger, bruise a knee, or catch the flu, inflammation acts as a friend, rallying the body's immune system to defend against microbes and heal the injury or illness. But when the immu…

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Chinese Medicine for Chronic Fatigue?

Regardless of Western medical terminology, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) characterizes all illnesses as imbalances of organ function or poor circulation of qi (pronounced chi), or energy, and blo…

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Healing Herbs, Medicinal Teas for Colds and Flu

Long before the advent of antihistamine tablets and specially formulated cold remedies, cold and flu sufferers turned to herbal teas to relieve their symptoms. Those homemade infusions were rich in vi…

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Is MSG Making You Fat?

Sure, MSG (monosodium glutamate) makes even bland food taste better. And you probably consume more of it than you think. You can find it (or its variant gluamate) in processed foods ranging from Dorit…

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A Clear and Plastic Danger

In Hollywood's 1967 classic film "The Graduate," our floundering hero, recent law school grad Ben Braddock, wonders what to do with his life when a family friend offers him a surefire career tip: "I w…

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