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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Margaret Dinsdale Nature’s help for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and more Every autumn, to the delight of squirrels and children and to the dismay of homeowners and street sweepers, the stately horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) sheds not only its leaves, but also hundreds of large, soft outer coatings containing hard, dark brown nuts. […]

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No way USDA

No way USDA – keep organic organic! James J. Gormely A fable: Once upon a time, organic farming — as part of the Organic Movement — captured the excitement of All Americans. It was a time when the public’s awareness of the value of “buying organic” had never been greater. It was a time when […]

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Vitamin C gets an ‘A’ for easing asthma and allergies

Vitamin C gets an ‘A’ for easing asthma and allergies Michael T. Murray Asthma is an allergic disorder characterized by spasm of the the airway tubes, swelling of the mucous lining of the lungs, and excessive production of a thick, viscous mucus. The major concern with asthma is that it can lead to respiratory failure […]

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A healthy weight is possible

A healthy weight is possible Raymond M. Lombardi Find out which herbs and other supplements can help. It’s Monday morning and the start of another work week. And, if you’re like many Americans, it’s probably the beginning, or worse, the continuation, of another bout of dieting. America has become the land of chronic dieting. The […]

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda James J. Gormley The art of un-toxification. An Ayurvedic physician would shy away from the very concept of herbal “detoxification.” This practitioner would say that detoxification is like: waiting until your car’s oil is running jet black, then doing an oil change and system flush. The Ayurvedic approach, on the other hand, features what […]

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My Journey with life-threatening Candida

My Journey with life-threatening Candida – Brief Article Sheryl Young “I don’t know what to do for you,” the doctor finally admitted, after watching me unintentionally lose close to 20 pounds in just a few months. After sending me for test after test, which all came back “normal,” and hearing of my daily nausea, weakness, […]

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Calories, but no joe – updates – Starbucks’ new Coconut Creme and Vanilla Creme drinks contain 870 calories each and no coffee

Calories, but no joe – updates – Starbucks’ new Coconut Creme and Vanilla Creme drinks contain 870 calories each and no coffee – Brief Article Two new coffee drinks from java giant Starbucks don’t actually contain any coffee, but the Coconut Creme and Vanilla Creme Frappuccinos do contain a whopping 870 calories each–and an entire […]

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Ephedra products: a new beginning?

Ephedra products: a new beginning? – standards for safe usage of ma huang Daniel Mowrey As most people familiar with the natural foods industry are aware, since 1994, ephedra products have been scrupulously monitored for safety since reports of adverse effects associated with this ancient herb were reported to the Food and Drug Administration NNFA […]

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Diagnosis: hypothyroidism: symptoms and successful treatment

Diagnosis: hypothyroidism: symptoms and successful treatment Mary Bove Gail is a 51-year-old perimenopausal woman who came to me complaining about weight gain, mild depression, low energy, loss of hair, loss of libido and muscle weakness. We ran some lab tests to check for anemia and thyroid function. Although Gail’s results showed a normal iron level, […]

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Polynesian power plant: scientists are working with noni, a mild-mannered polynesian fruit, to validate centuries of tranditional medicinal use – healing herbs

Polynesian power plant: scientists are working with noni, a mild-mannered polynesian fruit, to validate centuries of tranditional medicinal use – healing herbs – Brief Article Steven Foster Walking along a beach in Hawaii a few years ago, I literally stumbled across what I thought was a bizarre looking fruit that reminded me of a translucent, […]