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Depression Lowers Women’s Chances of Pregnancy

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in a given menstrual cycle among women who reported severe depressive symptoms, compared to those with no or low symptoms.

Chinese Medicine Goes Under the Microscope ─ The Wall Street Journal

Scientists studying a four-herb combination discovered some 1,800 years ago by Chinese herbalists have found that the substance enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer.

Coffee, Infertility, and Pregnancy

Scientists have been debating for years about the effects of coffee on our health. As studies show, coffee is a definite “No” when it comes to pregnancy and fertility.

Understanding Acupuncture, Part 2

When physiological/biological balance and homeostasis are maintained the body should be healthy and disease not present.

Understanding Acupuncture, Part 1

How does acupuncture work? This post looks at some popular misconceptions about Chinese medicine, and explains how it affects our bodies and health in simple words. I hope that breaking the “super-natural” myth will make acupuncture accessible to more people who can benefit from it.

Alcohol & Fertility

Until fairly recent alcohol was believed not to have any significant effects on a woman's fertility. A most recent study suggests that as little as three small glasses of wine could reduce a woman's chance to conceive by two thirds when undergoing IVF treatment.

Curing Acne with Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine focuses on treating disease through correcting all systemic imbalances present. Acne is a systemic, multifactorial disorder, and therefore responds very well to this truly holistic health approach

More Reasons to Filter Your Tap Water

The average human adult consists of approximately 65% water. Humans can go up to 8 weeks without eating but only 3-10 days without water. Water [...]

A Simple Secret to Longevity

With all our effort and research to understand the secrets of longevity, Ikarians look pretty simplistic — if not to say primitive. Yet, according to an article published in the New York Times the Greek inhabitants of Ikaria...

Gluten Free — Why Not?

With gluten free food-sections at Wal-Mart and Safeway it’s clear that gluten-free eating is on the rise. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is probably one of the most frequently diagnosed types of food intolerance today. Staying away from gluten is not as difficult as you might think. Here are some of my favorite gluten-free staples...

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. The discovery points toward probiotic therapies for this so-far untreatable condition. Food allergies affect 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children, who live with this potentially life-threatening disease that currently has no cure, researchers note.

Why Antioxidant Supplements Are Not Good For You

In a recent article “Fruits & Vegetables Are Trying to Kill You”, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff, the author questions the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamin supplements. Heavy supplementation with antioxidants could potentially harm us. How does this work?

NY Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements

Dementia ‘linked’ to common over-the-counter drugs

This week a new study by Dr. Shelly Gray from the University of Washington was published in the prestigious American medical journal JAMA showing a [...]

“Gluten-Free” ⎯ Just a Fad or Is It Healthier?

Many people report feeling better on a gluten-free diet while others write it off as a fad and scientifically unfounded. What is it with gluten that makes this issue so heavily discussed?

3 Tips to Get You Fit and Healthy in 2015

Being fit and healthy is probably the most popular New Year’s resolution. Here are three simple tips that will help you fulfill it this year.

He is an expert in his field…

He is an amazing listener, educator and very patient with your needs.

Some Advise on Antibiotics

Many people these days still seem confused about when to take antibiotics, especially when it is about their kids. Below you will find some commonly asked questions or examples you might find helpful in making a decision about taking antibiotics.

WHO: Only 5% of Your Daily Calories Should Come From Sugar

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that no more than 10% of daily calories consumed should come from sugar with an additional recommendation to reduce it to 5% if possible. For more information...

Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

For the past two decades cholesterol received a bad reputation. Being a very important part of our bodies and absolutely essential to our well-being it is important to know some crucial facts. To learn why people really suffer from elevated cholesterol and what to do about it please read more ...

Helpful Tips To Ease Anxiety

There are many types of alternative treatments for anxiety. One of the most popular and well known alternative treatments is acupuncture. Acupuncturists believe in life style modifications as the main principle for treatment. Here some simple and powerful tools on how to ease your anxiety.

Why Acupuncture Reduces Anxiety

There are many types of alternative treatments for anxiety. One of the most popular and well known alternative treatment is acupuncture. More people use acupuncture [...]

Asthma & Fertility

A new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal shows evidence that asthma possibly has a negative impact on fertility. The Danish researchers looked at [...]

Things You Can Do To Improve And Preserve Your Fertility

Your life-style and the environment have an impact on your fertility. This article lists easy things you can do to enhance your fertility...

Healthy Holiday Meal Planning

Planning your Christmas meal is an act of love. So why not make it a healthy one? The Mayo Clinic’s website puts plenty of healthy and festive recipes together

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