- October 1st, 2014
Fall is finally here, summer vacations are over, and the new school year is in full swing. This means colds and flus are lurking just around the corner, so it’s a good idea to be prepared.By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- September 1st, 2014
There is a common childhood game called “connect the dots.” To begin, there’s a page covered with many numbered dots in what appears to be a very random display. Children draw a line from one numbered dot to the next and, as they do, a picture emerges.How to reach optimal health with every body functionBy Nancy Angelini and Thomas Dadant
- May 1st, 2014
You may hear a lot of buzz on the topic of autoimmune diseases, but what exactly does that mean? Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. According to womenshealth.gov, 23.5 million people living in the US suffer from autoimmune diseases.
- March 1st, 2014
According to the latest CDC Flu Activity & Surveillance report, flu is widespread in 25 states so far this season. As for the common cold, the CDC estimates that more than one billion of us will suffer from it in 2014.By Michael T. Murray, ND
- November 1st, 2013
Chinese researchers have discovered that anyone, even smokers, can reduce their risk of lung cancer by 30 percent by eating raw garlic two or more times per week. Worried about garlic breath? Don’t be: While the study was on raw garlic, they indicated that it also could be consumed as a tablet, oil, powder, aged, or cooked forms.
- July 1st, 2013
Stress lowers levels of an immune system component called an inflammasome that is necessary to maintain normal gut microbiota. Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that probiotics reversed the effect in animal models.
- May 1st, 2013
Let’s take a quick pop quiz: What do obesity, diabetes, depression, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, dermatitis, diarrhea, allergic rhinitis, the common cold, acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, and food allergies have in common?
The battle for your stomachThe bacterial truth at the center of our quest for wellnessBy Adam Swenson
- May 1st, 2013
Research from Boston University School of Medicine shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. Improvement in the vitamin D status of healthy adults significantly impacts genes associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases.
- May 1st, 2013
A peptide (protein) identified recently by a group of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and derived from Pacific cod may inhibit the spread of prostate, and possibly other cancers. Hafiz Ahmed, PhD, said, “The use of natural dietary products with antitumor activity is an important and emerging field of research.
- March 1st, 2013
Those with emphysema or chronic bronchitis (the two conditions that fall under COPD) need to take extra care in avoiding the flu this year. For COPD sufferers, breathing is difficult under the best conditions—add the flu (a respiratory viral infection) and those obstructed, inflamed airways make the task that much harder.