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How to Take Oregano Oil

How to Take Oregano Oil

· · Nutrition

Oil of oregano can be a powerful weapon against all kinds of conditions. In a companion post, we cited “5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits.” And in a host of other articles, we dug deeper into the many uses of this natural treatment (see sidebar below: “Oregano Oil vs. Depression, the  … Read More

Mold Exposure Treatment

Mold Exposure Treatment

In our post “Mold Exposure Symptoms and Treatment”, you learned that living or working in water-damaged homes or buildings can lead to a wide variety of mold exposure symptoms ranging from allergies and fatigue to more severe diseases. You were introduced to the concept that mycotoxins (the toxic byproducts secreted  … Read More

H. Pylori Natural Treatment Protocol

H. Pylori Natural Treatment Protocol

· · Digestive Health

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause a wide range of problems, from chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, iron deficiency anemia, and stomach cancer to diseases of the liver, cardiovascular system, skin, and many other body systems. If you suffer from this infection, an H. pylori natural treatment plan can be  … Read More

How to Cure Sleep Apnea: 4 Non-CPAP Remedies

How to Cure Sleep Apnea: 4 Non-CPAP Remedies

· · Sleep

Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But  … Read More

Doctors Near Me: How to Find Integrative Physicians

Doctors Near Me: How to Find Integrative Physicians

· · Aging & Independence

You’ve likely heard—or asked—this question more than once: “How do I find good doctors near me?” Locating a physician close to your home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re looking for one who will support increasingly popular “natural medicine” practices:
Limited pharmaceuticals
Treating the root cause
‘Finding a good holistic  … Read More

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

· · Nutrition

While artificial sweeteners, such as maltitol, may come with some advantages, they are not completely safe to eat. Maltitol side effects include a variety of digestive problems including diarrhea, gas, and abdominal discomfort.  … Read More

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

· · Nutrition

Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds thought to be responsible  … Read More

8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

· · Depression

What is serotonin? It’s is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that  … Read More

Easy Healthy Recipes

· · Nutrition

Let’s have some fun! Share one of your favorite easy healthy recipes.The top 25 recipes will get published in our upcoming e-book. If your recipe is selected, we’ll send you a $25 gift card to the store of your choice: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Hannaford, Pathmark, or Amazon.com.  … Read More

8 Surprising High-Estrogen Symptoms in Men

8 Surprising High-Estrogen Symptoms in Men

· · Aging & Independence

Too much estrogen isn’t a problem just for women, men can also experience high estrogen symptoms. If you find yourself asking the question, “is there estrogen in men?” the answer is yes. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed).

Although research thus far has focused almost exclusively  … Read More

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

· · Depression

It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can  … Read More

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

· · Depression

Is there a connection between gluten and depression? Investigators from the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, had observed from previous studies that people with gluten sensitivity (but without celiac disease) may still have digestive symptoms while on a gluten-free diet but continue  … Read More

SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

· · Digestive Health

SIBO treatment (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is often needed for many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms by clicking here.)

An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and  … Read More

Beware the Bug: C-Diff Symptoms and Treatments

Beware the Bug: C-Diff Symptoms and Treatments

· · Digestive Health

Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one  … Read More

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

· · Memory

Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the body can use to produce energy.  … Read More

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

While you may think that most naturopathic doctors are anti-vaccine, the truth is that many licensed NDs do recommend and/or administer vaccinations. As medical students, we learn all about vaccinations and their many benefits, and administer them in our teaching clinics.

I get a flu shot from a local pharmacy every  … Read More

MSG Side Effects and How to Avoid Them

MSG Side Effects and How to Avoid Them

· · Nutrition

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a brain stimulant that was originally extracted from seaweed in 1908. Most commonly associated with restaurant Chinese food, it is used pervasively as a flavor enhancer in fast foods, frozen meals, canned soups, and potato chips. This additive can be extremely harmful: MSG side effects range  … Read More