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Enhance Immunity With Indian Gentian

Indian Gentian (Andrographis paniculata) has been renowned for thousands of years in India for its anti-infectious and detoxifying properties. It is beginning to get the attention it deserves in the W…


Banish Metabolic Syndrome

Q: I'm a little overweight and am becoming concerned about metabolic syndrome. Can acupuncture help? A: As a risk factor for type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, metabolic syndrome is a seri…

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Win the Yeast Infection War

Q: I've been plagued by yeast infections for four years, and nothing seems to make them go away permanently. Am I going to be on this roller coaster for life? A: Since vaginal infections are easily…


Detox With Russian Kombucha Tea

People either love kombucha tea or hate it, but either way, they can't deny the brew's healthfulness. Not to be confused with the Japanese kombucha--a light, brothy soup made from kelp--this Russian d…


Food Additives and Excitotoxins: Just Say No

Food additives. They provide crunch to crackers, shelf life to cereals, sweetness to "diet" foods, and enhance the flavor of everything from soups to nuts. In fact, when you eat a processed food, you'…


Surprising Cholesterol Busters

Q: My last blood test revealed elevated cholesterol levels. I eat well, but high cholesterol runs in my family. Will any herbs help me lower it? A: Numerous herbs can reduce cholesterol, but I feel…


Homeopathy Finally Gets Some Respect

Jesica DeHart's introduction to homeopathy came in an unexpected place--an emergency medical training class. "The instructor told us to put homeopathic remedies in our first aid kit," she says. DeHart…


Unwinding From Asthma

Like clockwork, a 2 a.m. asthma attack shut down my airways and jolted me out of sleep. The sweet relief of breath was at arm's length, in the emergency inhaler on my night table. One quick spray and …


Tap into Your Inner Pharmacy

We experience the world through our five senses. The sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and sensations that we ingest through our mind become how we define who we are. As food creates bodily tissues, sen…

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Aromatherapy Mood Menders

Feeling weary or down in the dumps? Or perhaps you're just looking for a psychological boost. The fragrance of essential oils may be just the pick-me-up you need. It's common knowledge that smell e…


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