Alternative Medicine

  • Risk & Reward

    Every 20 seconds, your blood completes a cycle through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries), circulating through every tissue and organ in your body. At the center of this vital process beats the powerhouse that is your heart.

    Win the battle with heart disease by knowing your risks and taking responsibility for your condition.
    By Larry Trivieri JR.
  • The Ultimate Lifestyle Disease: Part 1

    Reviewing the list of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes (especially type 2, as it affects significantly more individuals) is mentioned prominently in literature presented on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) website. Shortly thereafter, readers are urged to change their lifestyle to reduce their risk of heart disease.

    New evidence gives hope, exposes limitations of conventional treatment of type 2 diabetes.
    By Craig Gustafson
  • Walk Your Way To Improved Health

    It’s an epidemic, and the media is calling it “Sedentary Death Syndrome.” There is an obvious solution to the condition, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal and non-governmental agencies; the prescription is physical activity.

    A few steps a day can result in significant advances in overall health.
    By Cara Lucas
  • CAM Politics: If Your Single Issue is Integrative Health—Obama’s Reform is Bold

    I have never favored single-issue politics. Life is too complex to make thumbs-up or thumbs-down decisions about a politician based on a single vote taken on a single issue.

    Similarly, complex legislative packages warrant balanced consideration, weighing all of their elements. This is what we charge our elected officials to do.

    by John Weeks
  • Health On The Edge: Medicine in the 21st Century

    A lot has changed in the world of alternative medicine since the early 1990s, when I first edited Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide.

    A revolution in US healthcare is underway—but while we’ve come a long way, there’s still a lot of ground left to cover.
    By Larry Trivieri JR
  • Quick Nutrition: Olive Oil, Broccoli Sprouts & Soluble Fiber

    Olive Oil as Stroke Preventative
    Aging increases the chance for stroke, but current research finds that olive oil is a major contributor in stroke prevention. Those with high-intake levels can reduce their risk by more than 40 percent.

    New evidence underscore the power of good food.
  • Food Sourcing

    Aside from the few individuals who enthusiastically praise and adhere to the locally produced food movement, most consumers don’t think about where their food comes from.

    Do you know where your food has been?
    By Brooke Holmgren
  • Open Your Heart

    Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.

    Try these Yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.