Radiation exists on a spectrum. Life on earth has always been subjected to radiation from the sun and other ‘natural’ sources. Nowadays, radiation can also come from engineered sources, such as nuclear weapons or power plant accidents, and be devastating to life. There are two types of radiation: ionizing and non-ionizing. Far UV, X-rays, gamma-rays,…
“What is homeopathy, really?”… We integrative physicians get this question a LOT! Homeopathy is commonly confused with naturopathic or herbal medicine. It is not a synonym, but rather a specific modality used within the broad scope of natural medicine. It emerged through observation of the phenomena that “like cures like” in the 18th century. Homeopathic remedies…
Stinging Nettles?!?!? Officially known as Urtica dioica, most of us have at some time or another experienced the sting of these ubiquitous spring and summer plants, but did you know that these painful-if-you-touch-them herbs make for really good medicine? And food, and tea… Nettles are Incredibly Nutritious Nettles are extremely high in vitamins and minerals,…
People with ASD may have trouble getting folate to the brain. This may be attributed to the presence of antibodies to FRα, a specific transporter that is required to allow circulating folate into the fluid surrounding the brain.
If you suffer from achy, arthritic joints, seasonal depression, tend towards anxiety, or can’t seem to recover from one cold before the next one hits, rose hip tea may be a wonderful way to reduce pain, raise moods, and generally lift the body’s resilience.Details
Fasting dates back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and the Near East. Fasting as part of a religious practice has been used by numerous cultures and religions. Christianity, Judaism, Gnosticism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, South and North American Indian traditions all utilize some form of fasting.
Have you tried many different diets for general health improvement, for pain reduction, for weight loss, or for countering arthritic and inflammatory conditions?
Spring is here! But before you snap on those gloves for a top-to-bottom house scouring, check out the labels on your cleaning products. Most conventional cleaners are dangerously toxic, with the average cleaner containing over 60 toxic chemicals!
Bergamot essential oil is widely known as the queen of all oils for balancing the emotions. It has been used to settle anger, fear, anxiety, moodiness, depression, for improving fatigue and insomnia, to mitigate stress, and to increase happiness and confidence.
Have you heard of forest bathing? Also called “forest therapy,” it really just means spending time in the forest. But the term also refers to the health benefits we get by doing so.