Saturday, December 19, 2009

Legumes, Mastic Gum, Sea Salt and Vinegar News

2009 is winding down and 2010 is nearly upon us. This is a time of year where new resolutions begin to form in our minds. We want to be better people, healthier and to live life to it's fullest. These kinds of profound changes usually come with a significant price tag. There's one additional catch: money can't buy them. Only dedication, effort and sacrifice is an acceptable form of payment. But ultimately, if we invest ourselves wholeheartedly, we often find that the end result is a bargain. The rewards far outweigh any personal cost that was needed to make it happen. is a site which strives to provide free information that can be used to improve lives. Please have a look at this week's content and see if there's something there that might help you take a step in a better direction.

Monday - Salt, Sea Salt and the Sodium Potassium Ratio

Tuesday - Mastic Gum and Digestive Health

Wednesday - Does Vinegar Lower Blood Sugar?

Thursday - Product Review - ReserveAge Ultimate Antioxidant

Friday/Weekend -
Are Legumes Healthy?

Better yet, in this season of gift giving, why not share what you've learned on with those that you care about? I hope what you've read serves you and your loved ones well. I hope that all of your holidays are blessed with an abundance of good health and joy. My best wishes to you all in 2010 and beyond!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pycnogenol and Eye Health

The holidays are rapidly approaching. This time provides "last minute shoppers" a unique opportunity to give the gift of good health. The web site recommends several affordable and unique presents that you can share with the ones you love ... knowing that it'll bring them both joy and wellness.

Link #1 - Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) for Eye Health

Link #2 - Give the Gift of Natural Health This Holiday Season

Link #3 - What is DIM (Diindolylmethane)?

Link #4 - More Healthy and Unconventional Gift Ideas

Link #5 - The Cancer Prevention Convention

The best gifts don't require a lot of money. But the one thing they have in common is that they show others that you truly care. I hope you'll consider giving a health promoting gift this holiday season. If you do, the benefits may extend far beyond the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Exercise and Weight Loss

It's good to be back home. I was away on family business and just plain old business-business last week. But by now I've had the opportunity to catch up with things at and I'm sure glad that I did. See for yourself why this is my favorite natural health blog on the 'net!

Link # 1: Using Exercise to Manage Weight

Link # 2: Guided Imagery, Indian Gooseberry and More

Link # 3: Apples May Help Protect Against Cancer

Link #4: Gardening for Good Health

Link # 5: Red Clover for Men and Women

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and that your holidays are shaping up to be both healthful and equally joyful. Please take good care of yourselves and each other!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alternate Day Fasting, Fenugreek and Heart Attack Protection

What do you look for when you seek out a source for natural health information? I personally try to find resources that provide evidence that supports what they write about - such as verifiable, scientific citations. Another essential characteristic of the alternative health sites I like best is accessibility. I want to be able to understand what's being explained and I also like it when sites allow readers to ask questions and receive answers. This greatly enriches my experience and helps me to understand the concepts much better. is my favorite natural medicine site because it covers these bases very well. Here's an overview of the information I found on Healthy Fellow this past week.

Link - Fenugreek Research

Link - Dried Plums or Prunes - The Forgotten Superfruit

Link - Natural Heart Attack Protection

Link - Alternate Day Fasting

Link - An H1N1 Flu Success Story

As you can see from the titles of the links, the subject matter is pretty broad in scope. That's something I value as well. If you've never checked out Healthy Fellow, I highly recommend that you do so. There's even a feature on the site that allows you to receive all the weekday columns (for free) via e-mail. That's kind of a cool feature if you're interested in staying 100% up to date.

I hope some of you check out the site and benefit from it like I do. Please take care good yourselves and each other. See you next week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ADHD, H1N1 and NAC for Mental Health

Last week was a real "humdinger" on I learned about new reasons to avoid being overweight, some dietary strategies that could lower my risk of developing cancer and there were even some revelations about natural ways to help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a variety of mental health concerns (addition, bipoloar disorder and schizophrenia). Friday's column was especially relevant given the worldwide concern about the H1N1 flu virus. Where else am I going to learn about this type of information?! Probably not from my doctor or the mainstream news.

Link 1 - New Reasons to Lose Weight

Link 2 - Citrus Fruits, Dietary Fiber and Multivitamins in the News!

Link 3 - NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) for Mental Health

Link 4 - ADHD and Cancer Prevention Updates

Link 5 - Antioxidants and H1N1 Flu

I hope you'll check these links out and that they'll be as informative and useful for you as they were for me.

Take good care ... of yourself and each other!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Acupressure, Apitherapy and Natural Headache Remedies

The top natural health links of the week, brought to you by There's a little something for everyone. If you're struggling with anxiety, arthritis, headaches, multiple sclerosis or even osteoporosis you'll certainly want to check out these informative columns.

Link #1 - The Latest News About Acupressure and Massage

Link #2 - Product Review: Natural Factors' Serenity Formula

Link #3 - Apitherapy (Bee Venom Therapy)

Link #4 - The Bone Brain Connection

Link #5 - Natural Headache Alternatives

There are more alternative healing options available to us than ever before. Let's all get educated about what's out there and how to use them wisely! I thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll be back again next weekend!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Healthy Breakfast Pudding, Liver Protection and Umcka!

What we drink and eat affects much more than just our waistline. In fact, there are very few conditions of the body and mind that aren't influenced by what we choose to consume. Several columns posted this week on the site attest to this truism.

Green Tea has recently been found to decrease the risk of depression and psychological distress.

Link - Green Tea for a Healthier Mood

Drinking coffee is generally thought of as an unhealthy habit. But a growing body of scientific evidence indicates that it may actually promote liver health.

Link - Natural Liver Protectors

Find out about the latest natural health and nutrition news that your doctors probably don't know about. After you read the most current info. on low carb diets, multivitamins and red wine ... make sure to share your knowledge with your physician.

Link - Breaking Holistic News for Patients and Physicians

Are you one of the millions of people out there who don't regularly eat a healthy breakfast? If so, you may be interested in learning about a delicious, easy to prepare and nutrient dense alternative to conventional morning meals.

Link - Superfood Breakfast Pudding

Umcka is one of the best researched natural medicines for upper respiratory infections. This cold and flu season is the perfect time to learn all about it.

Link - Umcka Extract for Respiratory Infections

The key to maintaining good health is staying well informed. Such knowledge allows us to participate more effectively in our own medical decisions. In short, keeping current on health care matters is an investment in our long term wellness and provides us with an opportunity to spread our "health wealth" with others.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Exercise, Meditation and Mediterranean Diet News

I always feel encouraged when I learn about new applications for well established natural remedies. For instance, did you know that: a) The Mediterranean diet can support a healthy mood?; b) Some forms of exercise can actually relieve arthritic pain?; c) Folic acid, Vitamin B6 and B12 support bone health in older women?; d) Meditation can boost immune function and lower stress hormone levels in patients with cancer?; e) People with higher Vitamin D levels have a lower risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes? All of this information and more is based on the latest scientific data presented this week on

Link #1 - Mediterranean Diet Secrets

Link #2 - Exercise: The Natural Pain Reliever

Link #3 - The Latest Health News for Women

Link #4 - Meditation and Cancer

Link #5 - Vitamin D Headlines

Please take a moment to check out these links. I think you'll find some new and interesting information that you can easily and healthfully apply to your own life. As always, I also encourage you to share what you learn with your loved ones and your health care team. Please spread the knowledge and the love! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Artic Root, Elderberry and Natural Skin Care News

The natural health week in review, presented by

Monday's Column: Link - Beer for Better Bones and Menopausal Support?!

Tuesday's Column: Link - Artic Root: The Mental and Physical Energy Booster

Wednesday's Column: Link - The Latest on Elderberry for Flu Protection

Thursday's Column: Link - The Atkins Bar Test

Friday's Column: Link - Updates on Coconut Oil, Lactoferrin and Natural Skin Care Options

I hope you find this information to be of interest. If you do, please share it with your family, friends and physicians! Have a healthy and safe week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mangosteen, Sleep Apnea and Vitamin D

Here are some of the natural health topics that were covered this week on

Monday's Topics: Link

The rind of an exotic fruit called mangosteen may promote clearer skin. Getting enough sleep seems to protect the brain from Alzheimer's related plaque. Having adequate Vitamin D in your system is connected to better blood pressure in women.

Tuesday's Topic: Link

There are certain holistic remedies that can help you (or a loved one) have a more comfortable and safer stay the next time you're in the hospital.

Wednesday's Topics: Link

New research suggests that a traditional South American brew called Yerba Mate may be good for the cardiovascular system. Red ginseng could be just the ticket for hard to solve bad breath. And finally, eggs are now being recommended for the promotion of eye health.

Thursday's Topic: Link

Certain dietary choices can help ensure the good health of your gums and teeth. Find out which menu items top that list.

Friday's Topic: Link

Losing modest amounts of weight can help resolve sleep apnea symptoms. This can literally be a lifesaver as this sleep-related condition has been linked to certain cancers, diabetes and heart disease.

More holistic information is already in the works for this upcoming week. I hope you'll visit and invite your friends and loved ones to stop by too. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Here's some of latest headlines from world of holistic medicine courtesy of The titles of the links seem like they tell it all. But the details may surprise you. Not everything that's natural is beneficial in every circumstance. Knowing the difference can be the deciding factor between the promotion of good health and fanning the flames of dis-ease.

Link - Cinnamon, Coffee and Male Fertility Updates

Link - New Osteoarthritis Arthritis Remedies

Link - The Red Wine Cancer Connection

Link - All Natural, Sugar-Free Soda Alternatives

Link - Aged Garlic Extract and Heart Disease

I hope you use this week's information to your best advantage. Please share it with those that you care about and your doctors. Let's spread the word together and make a real impact!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Acne Diet, Breast Cancer and Weight Loss

There are always new things to learn in the field of natural medicine. The answers to the "hows" and "whys" often lead to even more questions and further research down the line. That's the beauty and frustration that science provides.

Perhaps you've heard rumors that eating grapefruit can increase the risk of breast cancer. But what's the science behind those claims? Find out if it's well founded here:

Link - The Link Between Grapefruit and Breast Cancer

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables supposedly helps to manage weight. But if that's the case, why is it so? What is it about fresh, whole foods that helps to keep us slim? You might be surprised by the answer to that question.

Link - The Phytochemical Diet

There's a type of medicine that isn't practiced nearly enough. It should be promoted by clergy, doctors, hospitals, learning institutions and practiced by both laypeople and professionals. I'm referring to simple acts of compassion and kindness that just may yield some very powerful healing and protective effects.

Link - Learn to Practice Compassionate Medicine

Learn the latest about the health benefits of cocoa and lutein, the dangers of hot tea and the recent disappointment regarding soy protein.

Link - Chocolate, Hot Tea, Lutein and Soy Updates

If you or someone you know suffers from acne or "trouble skin", you'll surely want to read about 3 simple dietary changes that may help you turn the tide.

Link - The Healthy Skin Diet

Both beauty and good health emanate from within. The more we work on what's really important, how we treat ourselves and others, the better off we'll be. It's not just how long we live. It's the quality of the time we have, while we have it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hair Loss, Manuka Honey, Yoga Updates and More

It's been an abbreviated week on due to the Labor Day holiday. Still, there was plenty of information to sort through. The site's author spent a few days updating newly released information that related to prior columns. I like those types of posts because it provides a lot of information about multiple topics, in a concise manner. My kind of reading! :-)

1. (Tuesday's Column) Natural Health Updates on Black Currants, Chamomile, Turmeric and More!

2. (Wednesday's Column) Manuka Honey - Nature's Antibiotic Wound Healer

3. (Thursday's Column) Natural Health Updates on Hair Loss, Pomegranates, Yoga and More!

4. (Friday's Column) Potentially Life-Saving Advice About a New "Green Revolution"

I hope you all enjoy your weekend in the best possible health! Stay informed, be pro-active and please share your wealth of knowledge with others!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Allergies, Diet Updates and Immune Support

Happy Labor Day everyone! Since you're probably out celebrating and having a great time, I'll keep things crisp and to the point. Here are my Top 5 Links of the Week:

1. Combat age-related muscle loss by following these suggestions:

Link - Natural Approaches to "Sarcopenia"

2. You've probably heard of echinacea and zinc lozenges for immune support. But what about Andrographis paniculata? How about Kan Jang? You can read more about these all-natural, powerful immune boosters here:

Link - Andrographic Paniculata for Colds and Flu

3. Need another reason to include more fiber in your diet? This may be just the ticket.

Link - Dietary Fiber and Heart Disease

4. Bless you! If your nose is running and you're spending way too much on tissue paper ... then this next link is for you.

Link - Spirulina and Allergies

5. Barbecuing and grilling make for some really delicious food. Unfortunately, a class of chemicals called HCAs are often formed during this type of cooking. Find out how you can safely enjoy barbecued and grilled beef, chicken, fish and pork here:

Link - Healthier Barbecuing and Grilling

I hope you all enjoy the long, holiday weekend! Please check out the linked columns above and incorporate all the health tips you see fit. Until next week ... please take good care!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Become a Vitamin Angel

We cannot live if we do not breathe. I don't know about you, but I rarely think about the way that I breathe. It seems like something that ought to come naturally. Apparently this is not always the case. Shallow or incomplete breathing may be negatively impacting our lives in more ways than one. You can read more about that topic by following this link:

Link - Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

A poor night's sleep affects just about every part of our waking hours - from appetite to brain function to energy levels and even public safety (car accidents, etc.). If you occasionally have a hard time falling or staying asleep, you may want to check out the latest on herbal sleep remedies.

Link - Valerian and Hops for Sleep Disorders

Spending too much time on the computer can lead to weight gain. But spending the right kind of time in front of the computer can surprisingly lead to weight loss. You can learn more about that research by following the link below.

Link - Using the Internet to Lose Weight

Is eating a fiber-rich diet really all it's cracked up to be? Does it actually help protect against cancer and other diseases? The column linked below looks at the most recent evidence relating to that topic.

Link - Dietary Fiber and Cancer

Howard Schiffer is the founder and president of a wonderful charity that helps provide essential nutrients to mothers and children in need. Learn more about his valuable work and how you can help become a Vitamin Angel too.

Link - Interview with Howard Schiffer of Vitamin Angels

Helping others attain and maintain wellness is a gift that we share with others. It benefits us and the world at large. First and foremost, please take good care of the body and life you've been given. Then, please share your blessings and wisdom with others. By doing so, I think you'll be making the world a better place for us all.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Herbal News and Weight Loss Tips

Sometimes health care sayings become deeply ingrained into our modern culture. One of the most frequently repeated pieces of weight loss advice is to "drink plenty of water". I read an interesting piece this past week that looks at the science behind that recommendation.

Link - Water and Weight Loss

Speaking of water, have you wondered if those exercises that some people do swimming pools are really an effective way to get in shape and stay healthy? If so, you might want to check out this article about "aquatic therapy".

Link - Aquatic Therapy

Ginkgo biloba is an herbal extract that is usually associated with aiding in memory related conditions. It turns out that it may also provide certain benefits for a very different condition: PMS. Other herbal research on dandelion leaf and hibiscus tea are also covered in the column linked below.

Link - Herbal News and Reviews

This is a new one for me. Have you ever heard or read about something called "Thunder God Vine"? Well, it appears that it's a root extract historically used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A new study indicates that this ancient remedy may be a powerful and safer option for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Link - Thunder God Vine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some estimates claim that 1 out of every 2 adults over the age of 50 contend with some form of chronic venous insufficiency. This can manifest itself as hemorrhoids, spider veins or varicose veins. If you or someone you know suffers from poor circulation in the lower extremities, you may want to read more about what natural medicine has to offer.

Link - Natural Care for Varicose Veins

I hope you all enjoy this upcoming week. Please use this and other reliable information to help keep you fit, happy and well.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A new week has come and gone and now there's five new reasons to visit

We all know that blueberries are among the healthiest fruits known to man. But did you know that the leaves of the blueberry bush may be just as important? Find out why here - The Healing Power of Blueberry Leaves

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is definitely a smart way to go. But if you're not seasoning them strategically ... you're missing out on a lot of hidden health benefits. Learn more about the Herbs and Spices of Life

Several of the most common ills associated with aging may be forestalled or possibly even prevented simply by drinking more of this special tea - The Longevity Tea

If you're looking to avoid processed snack foods, check out these suggestions for gluten free, low carb snacking options: Safe and Sane Snacks

The Swine Flu is constantly in the news. Even high profile politicians such as the president of Costa Rica aren't immune to it. Find out about the most current information on natural remedies that may help your body avoid this viral invader. Swine Flu and Natural Medicine

I hope you find these articles to be of interest and that they'll somehow touch your lives in a positive way. I wish you all the best in health.

Friday, August 7, 2009

From Raw Food Diets to Metformin

At, the week started off with a rather surprising topic - a description of a 50 year old generic drug for diabetes that just might be useful in the fight against cancer.

Tuesday through Friday brought about a wide range of subject matters that covered everything soy's impact on male hormones to dancing your way to good health to something called "lactoferrin" which is a gentler alternative therapy for anemia. The ended with a scientific review of the current status of raw food diets.

There's always something new and something to reconsider in the world of alt-med. Stay informed and use your knowledge to stay well. Until next week ...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Chia Seeds, Curcumin, Hypertension, Smoking Cessation and Vitamin D

There was a little something for everyone this past week on The major emphasis seemed to be on updating the status of a variety of medicinal foods, mind-body techniques and nutritional supplements. Here's a breakdown of what was covered:

Monday: Optimal levels of vitamin D may be instrumental in managing pain-related conditions of all kinds. Link: Vitamin D for Chronic Pain

Tuesday: The yellow spice that colors curry and mustard is also being seriously investigated for it's role as a cancer fighter and much, much more. Link: The Latest on Curcumin

Wednesday: Your doctor may be treating your hypertension too aggressively. So says a new medical review. Find out how to talk to your doctor about this. Link: Establish a Healthy Doctor Patient Relationship

Thursday: You've probably heard or read about chia seeds or Salba. But how much of the information out there is hype and how much is rooted in serious science? Link: The Science Behind Chia Seeds

Friday: It's an uphill battle to break free from nicotine dependence. But did you know that certain holistic practices can help improve your odds of success? Link: Quit Smoking for Good

Hope to see you next week! Please take good care!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swine Flu Updates and More

When I think about alternative/complementary medicine, the main controversy that comes to mind is in regard to it's overall efficacy. Usually the source of the drama is the conventional medical establishment. Many spokesmen for allopathic medicine tend to view holistic healing as not being serious or worthy of consideration.

But this past week I found several interesting columns that bring to light disputes within the natural medicine community. This is a refreshing change of pace. It's good to see important questions being asked on both sides of the isle.

Controversy A: Does high dose fish oil increase your risk of contracting the flu? Find out in the column entitled Swine Flu Fish Oil Warning

Controversy B: Dark chocolate helps to lower blood pressure, right? That issue is addressed here.

Controversy C: Olive leaf extract is mostly recommended to during the "cold and flu" season. But does modern science support it's use for helping to protect against viral invaders? Discover The Truth About Olive Leaf Extract.

No matter what healing philosophy we subscribe to, it's always important to challenge our own beliefs. By doing so, we can help ourselves (and others) to ultimately determine the best possible wellness strategies. That should be our ultimate goal, regardless of where that leads us.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Healing Holistically

Using the wisdom found throughout history and the advances discovered in modern science is the key to successfully integrating allopathic (conventional) and natural medicine. Here are five examples of how you can do just that:

1. The Science Behind the Paleo Diet - It's so easy, cave men knew it.

2. Coffee and Brain Function - There's more to that cup of "Joe" than a simple energy boost.

3. Mindfulness for Better Sleep - This quick and easy meditative exercise may be the key to helping you get some much needed z's.

4. Traveling Well with Supplements - Keep your circulatory and immune system strong while on the road.

5. Mint Tea Warning - This commonly consumed beverage may have some very real positive and unwanted effects.

Be informed. Beware, when necessary. But most importantly, take charge of your own wellness program! You deserve it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Holistic Links

What do low carb fruits and vegetables, natural hair and skin care, nuts, the "rainbow diet", probiotics and xylitol all have in common? They're all topics that were covered this past week on

1. We all know that nuts are supposed to be good for us. But what exactly is science telling us about them? Find out here: The Truth About Nuts

2. It's not easy finding truly natural and effective hair and skin care products. This non-commercial review and testimonial may help: Finding the Right Natural Hair and Skin Care Products

3. Cutting back on excess sugar and carbs can help with weight management. But how can you eat plenty of healthy fruits and veggies while still keeping the carbs under control? This link will give you some ideas about that and some recipes to boot: Low Glycemic Fruits and Veggies

4. Find out about the latest on natural ways to keep your breath and smile looking and smelling great! Natural Dentristy at Home!

5. Dr. Bernard Jensen used to recommend "eating like the rainbow". Find out why modern science suggests doing the same thing: Rainbow Diet News

I hope you find useful information in this week's links. There's so much great information out there! Let's use as much of it as possible and do our best to stay healthy! And please, spread the word!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Natural Product Reviews

Happy 4th of July everyone! I sincerely hope you're celebrating this fine day with loved ones and having a fun, memorable and safe time!

When I was youngster, I used to love watching the movie review program starring the Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. If there was such a thing as a review show about natural health products, I'd be the first one to watch it! I haven't found anything like that yet, but the Healthy Fellow blog does regularly feature natural product reviews. This past week was no exception.

Krill Oil Review - What's the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is krill oil worth the added expense?

Sacha Inchi Review - Is this Amazonian seed a superfood that we should all know about and incorporate into our diet?

Breast Cancer Protection - It's time to get proactive about preventing breast cancer. There are no guarantees but there are some clues about how to tip the odds in your favor.

Holistic Brain and Heart Care - Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart.

The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds - They so much more than just another snack option.

I hope these links help you to better manage your personal health care and assist you in deciding what is right for your own wellness routine.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alternative and Complementary Breakthroughs

One of the only things you can count on in the field of alternative and complementary medicine is a constant evolution of thought. Those shifts in belief and practice are often spurred by scientific advancements, as evidenced by the following substantive links:

1. New research suggests that this ancient medicinal food may be just the ticket to protect against skin damaging UV radiation, erectile dysfunction and it may even improve age-related brain function. Ginseng for Body and Mind

2. You've probably seen coconut water at your local health food store or super market. But is it really a health promoting drink or is it just the latest trendy food competing for your hard earned dollar? The Truth About Coconut Water

3. There are many meal replacements/protein shakes that are promoted as helping to manage a healthy weight. Do you they really do what they claim to? Is there a better way to create your own version of such supplements? Find out here: Using Meal Replacements for Weight Loss

4. If you're dealing with poor balance or if you know someone who is, please read the following column about a unique mind-body exercise that may help to improve both physical and psychological functioning. The Feldenkrais Method for Improved Balance and More

5. Whole grains are healthy. Just about every doctor and nutritionist says so. The same goes for organic fruits and veggies. But is this always the case? Are there ever exceptions to the rule? Maybe so. Surprising News About Organic Vegetables and Whole Grains

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy these recommended links.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Alternative Health News Update

What an incredible week of health information on the 'net. My top five columns deal with health issues ranging from the common cold to high cholesterol to male infertility and even osteoporosis.

Here are my suggested reads for this past week:

1. Ginseng for Colds and Flus - An ancient remedy proven effective by modern science!

2. The Truth About Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol - The pros, the cons and the unknowns about this controversial supplement.

3. Natural Remedies for Male Infertility - Male reproductive issues play a major role in many couples inability to conceive. Find out what can be done about it.

4. Tai Chi for Diabetes - This mind-body medicine appears to be a legit adjunct for those with blood sugar imbalances.

5. Acupuncture for Schizophrenia, Carotenoids for Macular Degeneration and Antioxidants for Stronger Bones and More! What a grab-bag collection of scientific studies!

I hope you have the chance to check out these interesting alt-med finds. May they benefit your health and the health of those you share them with!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Artichokes and Garlic News

A lot of people enjoy eating artichoke leaves with some clarified butter or olive oil. But did you know that artichoke leaf extract can be used as a medicinal supplement? It's true, according to research presented in a new column entitled, Artichoke Leaf for IBS and Indigestion. But there's more to the story than the title suggests. It appears that artichoke extract may also promote cardiovascular and liver health.

I was also interested to read about how to use garlic to support a healthy heart. There's a lot of debate about whether garlic truly is a useful food with regard to high cholesterol, hypertension and to improve circulation. These days, many doctors claim that it's pretty much useless. Not so, according to The Truth About Garlic and Heart Health.

You've got to stay up to date on this kind of material or you can't put it to use! I hope you find it to be helpful and informative.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting the Most Out of Fish Oil and More!

It looks like a specially processed form of fish oil may be tops when it comes to ease of digestion and bioavailability. The combination of purified omega-3 fats and egg yolk produce an emulsified fish oil that appears to be superior to the conventional triglyceride form of omega-3s typically found in an encapsulated form.

A recent blog entry at discusses the pros and cons of the emulsified supplement that was used in a recent comparison study conducted at the University of Minnesota.

I also found an intriguing entry about the use of "light therapy" in the management of male sexual dysfunction. This is a really appealing alternative to Viagra.

Lastly, did you know that the common culinary herbs rosemary and thyme can help support the health of our brains? Apparently they can! Here's where I learned all about it: Rosemary and Thyme Support Brain Health

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy these links. I'll post more soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Natural Health Updates

If you're interested in staying up to date on matters relating to natural health, considering checking out the following links:

The Most Current Research on Ginger Root
- It does a lot more than just ease nausea and an upset stomach!

Green Tea May Aid in the Fight Against Leukemia - What can't green tea do? This is one food/supplement I try to take on a daily basis - as a preventive measure.

Natural and Safe Weight Loss Strategies - You don't have to starve yourself or risk your health by using dangerous drugs and supplements to lose weight. This column explains some promising alternatives.

I'll keep an eye out for more information in the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully years to come! Please keep on checking back! Thanks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Natural Options for Male and Female Hair Loss

I just read a rather illuminating article about several safe and natural strategies to counter hair loss and thinning hair in both men and women. Some of the alternatives mentioned include a specific form of the trace mineral silica, flax seed lignans, green tea and even a form of Vitamin E called tocotrienols.

If this is a topic that interests you or may benefit anyone you know, you can visit this link: Natural Remedies for Male and Female Hair Loss

The Vitamin Tutor

Saturday, May 2, 2009

H1NI Flu Prevention

I came across an interesting article on the Healthy Fellow blog. It features several inexpensive (and sometimes free) natural remedies that can help support immune function and resistance to viral infections. One of the more interesting examples cited is the use of a green tea gargle to help reduce the risk of contracting influenza. 

I highly recommend the article and the blog in general. You can find the H1N1 article by clicking on this link: Natural Protection from Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vitamin C Update

Research on vitamin C is an on going field of study. There's a lot of controversy that surrounds the issue of vitamin C supplementation vs. getting vitamin C from dietary sources. It's very common to find confusion about the optimal dosage, form and frequency of use.

I thought it would be helpful to post a few relevant links that might assist you in making sense of it all.