Tag: herbal remedy

Ask the Experts: Red vs. White Wine Benefits; Powerful Sumac

Q: Is there any difference between red and white wine when it comes to health?

A: There is debate about the benefits of drinking red wine versus white. Comparisons show more similarities than differences, but research has uncovered some interesting clues. A basic nutrient comparison shows each contains the same 127

Over-the-Counter Anxiety Medication: Does It Work?

Over-the-Counter Anxiety Medication: Does It Work?

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

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

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

10 Steps to Protect Yourself Against Colds and Flu

The warm glow of summer has barely faded, the leaves are only now starting to turn, and the first jack-o-lantern has yet to be carved. Surely it’s too soon to begin worrying about cold and flu season, isn’t it?

“The time to protect yourself is now—before the peak of the cold

6. Can Supplements Really “Boost” Brainpower

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

4. Insomnia

“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights

Plants As “Chill Pills”

Worry and fear can sap productivity and enjoyment of life, and make prescription anti-anxiety medications enticing. Unfortunately, such medicines can be addictive and carry unwanted side effects. A growing number of studies point to natural plant substances for anxiety relief. Here are some promising options.
L-theanine
Serious science backs our instinct to

Ask the EN Experts: Safety of Non-Bovine Milks; Nettle Plants

Q. Are milks from other animals, such as goat and camel, healthy?

A. All mammals—such as cows, sheep, goats, buffalo, horses, camels, and donkeys—produce milk, though we typically limit our milk-drinking to cow’s milk once we are weaned from human breast milk. However, other milks, such as

Making Progress in the Search for Dementia Meds

The quest for safe drugs capable of slowing or stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias has a dismal track record. As of 2014, the 244 drug compounds that have been investigated in 413 clinical trials have racked up a 99.6 percent failure rate. Yet behind these

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