Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that for many people—17,000 per year, or 46 each day—treatment using painkillers produces side effects worse than the initial pain. So, what can you do instead?
Nothing is more important than our health—except the health of our children. From the time they are infants through young adulthood, nearly everything our sons and daughters eat, drink, inhale, swallow, or rub on their skin is determined by their parents—often at the advice of a pediatrician.Tips to keep your children healthy naturallyBy Jeff Cohen
These days, when illness strikes, many of us feel like we’re on our own. Perhaps our healthcare coverage is inadequate. Or perhaps we avoid using the coverage we have for fear of establishing “pre-existing conditions.” Indeed, many of us are disenchanted with conventional medical care and try to find more gentle and natural ways of dealing with illness.How Alternatives From the Past Can Help Us TodayBy Amy Lansky, PhD
Americans today tend to be over scheduled, overweight, and over stimulated. Due to the influence of diet and lifestyle, our bodies become stressed and run-down—and as a result, often over medicated, too.A tiny prod is all you need to counterpunch these winter villainsJoette Calabrese
Homeopathy is a big, fat, powerful medicine of tiny proportions. Used correctly, these remedies, containing minute doses, can bring you real relief and healing.Minuscule homeopathic remedies offer hope for healthJoette Calabrese
During the summer months— and as temperatures moderate into fall—spending time outside is not only healthy, but downright enjoyable. In most cases, however, you will find yourself sharing space with some of nature’s most abundant creatures: insects.Choose from an array of natural, self-care options to soothe garden-variety stings and bites.By Brooke Holmgren
We may be one step closer to a breast cancer treatment that’s less toxic than chemotherapy. Researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston found that ultra-diluted forms of the homeopathic remedies carsinosin, phytolacca, conium, and thuja zapped breast cancer cells but didn’t harm healthy cells, much like chemo but without the side effects.By Melaina Junti
A few months ago, actress Michelle Rodriguez—the gutsy pilot in Avatar and heroine in the TV show Lost—appeared on The Jay Leno Show. “You filmed Lost in Hawaii,” said Leno. “What was the hardest thing about living in Hawaii?”
Silence hay fever's sneezing, wheezing, and sniffles with homeopathy.By Kristin Bjornsen
For centuries, people around the world have used homeopathy to treat everything from seasickness to cancer. But this summer’s recall of Zicam, a popular homeopathic nasal cold remedy containing zinc, raised questions about the safety of this somewhat mysterious science.
By Vicky Uhland
Nothing will spoil your travel plans faster than getting flattened by a nasty cold, high fever, or Montezuma’s revenge. Fortunately, homeopathy offers symptom-specific relief for even the worst of your travel ailments. Don’t leave home without the following remedies recommended by Kathy Thorpe, a certified homeopath in Boulder, Colorado.
An easy-to-pack kit for on-the-road emergencies