Western vs alternative medicine

Alternative medicine and traditional healthcare are two terms tossed around the modern health industry rather often.  There are negative opinions about both but each has their place in today’s health environment. Traditional healthcare is referred to as Western medicine because it is traditionally used by the United States and Western Europe.  It is defined as […]

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tree_hugging_good_for_health

Is Tree Hugging Good For Your Health? Years ago I lost a mighty volume of poems I had written. As an already-published poet they were not just dreams or self-delusions; these were GOOD poems. I wept over that notebook. It still haunts me; the beautiful language that came to me in the night; up in […]

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reduce stress

Are there easy ways to reduce stress and anxiety naturally? Tense moments such as paying bills or looming work deadlines will trigger several stress hormones in the body, which cause muscle tension, sweating, increase in heart rate and, increased respiration. Stress is a silent killer and puts you at risk for chronic diseases, obesity, and […]

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how to get natural pain relief

Pain is the King of symptoms; it demands respect and can be cruel when ignored. It erodes the quality of life, demoralizes the patient and causes a horribly negative emotional response. Those in chronic pain are particularly miserable, because they know it will be back again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next… But […]

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Can Aspirin Prevent Cancer

Got Cancer? Take An Aspirin! A couple years back I ran a newsletter piece under the same jokey title. Maybe you thought I was kidding? No, really, the science is good. Remarkable as it may seem, humble aspirin has a strong effect against cancer cells. This is in part due to the fact that cancer […]

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natural pain relief

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – and this number continues to increase annually. What is Chronic Pain? Common chronic pain complaints include headache, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and cancer pain. Chronic pain is not only debilitating for the body physically, […]

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salt

Popular medical advice calls for a low-salt diet.  Magazines, television, and news outlets report that salt is bad for your heart. The Institute of Medicine released the results of their study on this very topic and determined that there was no evidence that drastically reducing salt intake would help your heart. Even more shocking, they […]

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bee venom

Honey bee venom is the “buzz” and it seems to help. Here’s a surprise scientific report. At the 18th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, in Stockholm, Sweden (June 8-12, 2014), a very interesting paper was presented showing that a combination of acupuncture and bee venom improved symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. […]

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