As a naturopathic doctor, I work with patients with a wide range of health conditions. I have found that many symptoms of these conditions can be reduced or reversed by helping people improve their overall health, which often includes a change in diet and lifestyle. A particular example of this is conditions of the skin.Inside-out and outside-in solutionsBy Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disturbance problems in America, giving 25 million Americans a tired and irritable start to the day, not to mention the health consequences of long-term sleep deprivation.Understanding and correcting sleep apnea—naturallyBy Steven R. Frank
The herb Gymnema slyvestre has long been taken by diabetics in developing countries to help control blood sugar levels. A Kansas State University microbiologist has found that the herb, readily available in supplements here, blocks the virulent properties of the candida fungus to make it more treatable.
There are countless activities that many of us don’t think twice about. Using scissors, removing a cap from a bottle, or sometimes just getting out of bed can be daunting tasks for those who suffer from arthritis.Get creative with your remedy for relief.
Women use herbs as they progress through cycles of life in every corner of the globe. Plants nourish, heal, protect, lift spirits, give solace, strengthen, provide joy, offer hope, and provide every conceivable system of support to both the “selves” and “cells” of women everywhere.A historical perspective on the role of women as healersBy Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC
In medieval England, physicians would treat inflamed, croaky throats by placing a live frog into a patient’s mouth. Hence, the phrase “a frog in your throat.” Today, thankfully, the remedies are much less cumbersome—and much more effective. Paul Anderson, ND, chair of clinical sciences at Bastyr’s School of Naturopathic Medicine, likes to use herbs.Cure a sore throat with these four healing herbs.By Kris
There’s nothing like cultivating your own culinary herbs to make you feel like a great cook. Maybe it’s the pride associated with growing your own ingredients or the way fresh herbs give recipes such a clean punch of flavor.Your herb drawer is a genuine apothecary. Here's why.By Cheryl Myers
My mom has been right about everything. About the high school typing class that would come in handy later and the boyfriends who would surely fall from the trees for me as soon as I turned 18. She was right about travel, careers, and babies. So naturally I was inclined to believe her about menopause.
One woman shares her quest to make it through “the change” without the hot flash and weight gain horror stories her mom warned her about. Learn how you can embrace this rite of passage...By Julie Tilsner
Want to give your complexion a quick refresher? Try a homemade herbal facial using steam, says Stephanie Tourles, licensed holistic aesthetician and author of Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey Publishing, 2007). “Exposing your face to steam encourages pores to open, which helps release toxins, minimizes wrinkles, and sends moisture to deep skin layers,” she says.By Elizabeth Gregg
You wash your face every day and slather on moisturizer and sunscreen. But instead of seeing radiant skin when you gaze in the mirror, fine lines, pimples, or an overall dullness clouds your view. To project a fresher look, it may be time to add the extra oomph of serums to your skincare regimen.
Target your skin's imbalances naturally with these turbo-charged serums.By Kate Hanley