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Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:30:37 PM
There are likely thousands of ways to benefit from the natural healing power and delightful scents of pure essential oils, but here are some great ways to get you started: Cleaning Add a few drops of antibacterial oils like thyme and cinnamon to your dust cloth before dusting surfaces. Add a few drops of lemon […]
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:30:25 PM
Coping with depression can be difficult, but there are natural remedies that can help. Essential oils quickly access the brain via the olfactory system that begins in the nose. Once there, their natural chemical constituents go to work to help restore brain hormonal balance. While there are many excellent essential oils that can help with […]
Friday, August 18, 2017 3:00:41 AM
Colic, characterized by prolonged periods of inconsolable crying, affects up to 40 percent of young infants. The condition is often dismissed as trivial by the medical profession, but should be treated seriously. It can contribute to postpartum depression, interfere with breastfeeding, and even lead to the death of the infant at the hands of a […]
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:26:57 AM
An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially reduce and delay opioid use; evidence for other interventions, such as cryotherapy and preoperative exercise, had less support, according to a new study.
Monday, August 14, 2017 11:00:03 AM
We’ve all probably been there before. When we’re going through a particularly rough time or stressful series of events, we may notice a change in our bathroom habits. Perhaps we’re plagued by constipation, diarrhea, worsened odor, painful bowel movements… all of these are signs that something is out of balance. And while it’s good advice […]
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:27:32 PM
One of the most recognized consequences of aging is a decline in immune function, illustrated by vulnerability to dying from the flu and poor response to vaccinations. But, about 20 years ago, a paper was published showing that the immune cells of 80-year-olds produced significantly more pro-inflammatory signals. This suggests the worst of both worlds—a […]
Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:04:15 AM
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:00:35 AM
We hear a lot about traditional Chinese herbal medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan, where there is a root called Rhizoma coptidis that appears to have similar anti-acne activities to drugs like Accutane, a drug infamous for its side effects that has been pulled from the market. But there are side effects to […]
Friday, August 4, 2017 3:00:07 AM
“People with type 2 diabetes are at elevated risk for a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, premature death, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, fractures, frailty, depression, and cognitive decline.” In other words, the higher people’s chronic blood sugars are, the more heart attacks and strokes they have, the shorter their lifespans, and the […]
Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:00:39 AM
You open your eyes blearily against the rays of sun coming through your bedroom window, and glance at the clock, hoping to get an early start on the day. But it’s 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning—you’ve somehow slept for 12 hours! If it seems that no matter how much rest you get, you never wake […]
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