February 2011

With all of the stresses of today’s modern world, depression is unfortunately becoming a common household word for many people in this country and abroad. During the cold winter months, many also struggle with seasonal depression or “winter blues,” known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Depression can be caused by any number of factors, such […]

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to threats from germs, harmful toxins, environmental pollutants, injury and stress, and others. The process involves immune, vascular, and cellular biochemical reactions which work to remove the offenders and protect tissues from damage. Symptoms of inflammation are usually characterized by redness, swelling, pain, and stiffness, but sometimes, the effects […]

Homeopathy is essentially an alternative medical practice that treats a disease by the administration of diluted or minute doses of a remedy that would, in healthy persons, produce symptoms similar to those of the disease. Chinese Medicine is the general term to describe the numerous methods of healing used in Chinese culture for many thousands […]

More and more research is showing just how important vitamin D is to your overall health. It is vital for the immune system, regulating inflammation, calcium absorption, and decreasing the risk for chronic diseases. It is estimated that 70 percent of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually a hormone […]

Americans are overweight. It’s not just what we eat, but how we eat that contributes to the obesity epidemic. As you probably know, most Americans were thinner when we sat down to home cooked meals. Now, we barely glance at or taste what we are eating, since we are usually either driving, working at our […]

Many of you in the natural health community have expressed a lot of interest in the topic of sugar and sugar alternatives. With the many forms of sugar available, from table sugar, to high-fructose corn syrup to agave and honey, understanding the differences between sugars and their effects on the body is not all sweet. […]

There are five prevalent toxins in our environment that many of us now carry in our bodies. These five chemicals are possibly linked to certain illnesses, developmental problems, and behavioral problems. They are: bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, PFOA, formaldehyde, and PDBEs. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical found in plastic and may mimic estrogen in the body, […]

Contrary to popular belief, women are not the only ones who can develop yeast infections. Yeast infection in men can manifest itself with a broad range of seemingly unrelated signs and symptoms – including digestive problems, continual fatigue, skin irritations and penile yeast infections. Male yeast infection is caused by a little-known yeast-like organism called […]

If you’re in the midst of your journey through menopause, chances are good that you’ve already begun to struggle with hot flashes—brief episodes that can range from mild flushing and dampness to a severe, nauseating soak. Many women will experience hot flashes of varying degrees during such a seismic hormonal shift. The good news, according […]

Believe it or not, most people function in a chronic state of dehydration. Whether it is due to your busy schedule or simply not having fresh, clean water on hand when you need it, it is likely that you are not drinking the amount of fluids your body truly needs. As your body becomes accustomed […]

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