Waiting to Inhale

Q. I have asthma and use an inhaler regularly. Are there any long-term effects, and is there anything I can do to use it less? A. Natural medicine has a lot to offer when it Read More

The Reason Behind the Itch: Eczema

Itching, burning, oozing skin—sounds like something out of a dermatological horror flick, doesn’t it? But for the 15 million Americans suffering from atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema, that image often depicts Read More

Do You Suffer From Hay Fever?

I love the warmth of spring and summer, but the very thought of all those flowers makes my nose itch and my eyes water. What can I do to avoid my usual hay fever problems? Read More

Herb Profile—Licorice Root

Allergies and Asthma. Licorice contains glycyrrhizin, a substance known to exert anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties. This agent inhibits the manufacture of proinflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are linked to allergic and asthmatic symptoms. Ulcers. Licorice has been Read More

A Really Healthy Diet

Ayurveda holds that food is more than just protein, carbohydrate, and fat; it is the concentrated, intelligent energy of the universe. When you nourish yourself with wholesome food, you are nourishing not only your body, Read More

Heart Healthy Supplements

A healthy diet reduces the major risk factors for heart disease: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and unhealthy weight. One of the most important dietary precepts is to focus on eating whole foods such as Read More

Treat Your Arthritis Without Drugs

What’s My Alternative? Arthritis Lenore Pristash was determined to cope with the arthritis in her neck and spine—after all, the 66-year-old was a former aerobics instructor and lifelong golfer, and she was used to being Read More

Cool Your Inflammation

Reduce Inflammation With Boswellia Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, belongs to a family of resinous trees renowned for their oil. This particular species grows only in the dry hills of western and Read More

The Power of Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts recently found themselves in the spotlight at the American Association for Cancer Research’s fourth annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting. Promising new evidence shows that broccoli sprouts, or more specifically the sulforaphane Read More

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