If you’ve been stressed out and searching for over-the-counter anxiety medication, you might consider taking a detour in search of natural solutions. Specifically, check out the alternative and natural remedy section of any pharmacy or health food store and you’re bound to find a pile of options for stress and
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Natural diuretics are herbs or other plants used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion of
If a little is good, most Americans are accustomed to thinking, more must be better and a lot must be better still. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, however, it is possible to get too much of a good thing—especially if some of your nutrients are coming from pills
Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent
One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or
The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”
Having trouble getting your ulcerative colitis symptoms under control? Aloe vera, boswellia, curcumin, and other herbal remedies can all be effective remedies to add to your ulcerative colitis natural treatment plan.
Avoid the side effects of pain meds. Try one or more of these 3 therapies for natural migraine relief and other integrative headache remedies, which not only help treat the pain but can prevent it in the first place.
Newsbriefs: Shingles & Stroke, Heart Attack Risk; Depression & Chronic Pain; Garlic Breath; Menopause
Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a study of Medicare beneficiaries conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research team identified 42,954 adults over age
Whether it’s keeping you up at night, interrupting meetings at work, or leaving your throat sore, a persistent cough is never fun. Over-the-counter cough medicines can contain harmful ingredients, like pseudoephedrine, codeine, and antihistamines, which, if taken in excess, can be toxic. Many ingredients in these preparations have similar effects,