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Meet Mugwort: The Womens’ Healing Plant

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MEET MUGWORT. An ancient herb regarded as a protector of WOMEN + TRAVELERS, renowned for its high value in treating feminine disorders (think menstrual cramps!) & prized as a strong warming tonic that stimulates the circulation of qi and blood. You may have heard about mugwort’s capacity to yield lucid or vivid dreams, which was highly valued in traditional cultures. …

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10 Ways To Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve and Relieve Inflammation, Depression + More

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Did you know that your vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body? It starts in the brain, circles your digestive system, and connects directly to every organ. Did you also know that hospitals are already tracking “vagal tone” – your vagus nerve’s ability to activate – in patients that have had a heart attack because it is a …

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The Secret to Health: Aloe Vera Gel

In Alternative Medicine, Health by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

The secret’s out! Here’s something the commercial health food industry doesn’t want you to know – you can be healthy, keep a youthful glow to you, and prevent diseases like cancer that doesn’t break the bank. It doesn’t come from a lab, and isn’t sold in a tube on a shelf. So, what is it? It comes from nature, and it’s …

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Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

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A study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical setting that curcumin (the primary polyphenol in turmeric) is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression (Sanmukhani et al., 2013). The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology within the Government Medical College in India and involved …

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Lyme Disease: The Under Diagnosed Infection

In Alternative Medicine, Health by Jessica Peatross, MDLeave a Comment

Lyme disease…. This, in my opinion, may be one of the most controversial topics in all of mainstream medicine. If you are a healthcare worker reading this post, it may go against everything you have ever been taught about this supposedly “rare” and “easy to treat” infection. If you have ever been diagnosed with Lyme disease, this will be an …

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Relieve Colds and Congestion Naturally

In Alternative Medicine, Health by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

As warm weather fades and the colder months approach we have to ensure that our bodies’ immune systems are fully prepared, locked and loaded to take on winter season! Since our environment and surroundings are often compromised, the food available to us can be more harmful then good, we have to take our health and wellness in our own hands …

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3 Important Lessons from Traditional Chinese Medicine

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There’s so much to learn from traditional systems of medicine. Although there were no labs or fancy testing methods thousands of years ago, somehow our ancient ancestors had a better understanding of the body and root of dis-ease than most doctors do today. Here’s a fun fact from my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner: Did you know that acupuncture points …

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Herbal Tea – The Amazing Benefits

In Alternative Medicine, Health, Nutrition by Gus Vogt1 Comment

Drink your medicine! Herbal tea has been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer to constipation for thousands of years. Not only is a warm cup of tea great tasting, but studies have shown that tea may protect against heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many types of cancer and other diseases. Certain herbal teas can even boost the immune …