Herbs and Supplements

Our Disappearing Minerals and Their Vital Health Role

"In the absence of minerals, vitamins have no function. Lacking vitamins, the system can make use of the minerals, but lacking minerals vitamins are useless." - Dr. Charles Northern, researcher and MD

I Almost Fell Over Backwards…

“This is a cananga flower…” Westi picked one off of the small tree behind his shop.

Two key vitamins boost cure rate for stomach ulcers

You may think that stress triggers stomach ulcers, a type of peptic ulcer. But consider this...

Is that Cat Eating Seaweed?!

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Yes, he certainly is and the seaweed-loving kitty has the right idea. Although they’re not commonly found on dinner tables here in the U.S.A. edible plants from the sea are positively brimming with good-for-you nutrients and they probably should be.

Common Spice Targets Cancer Cells in Two Powerful Ways

Okay turmeric…now you’re showing off.

Just when I thought we had a handle on turmeric’s healing abilities along comes another study showing that this remarkable spice hasn’t revealed all of its healing secrets yet after all.

Tiny secret boosts mood and busts stress

Many people turn to chocolate when they’re feeling blue. But a recent study suggests they might be better off reaching for something smaller… much, much smaller.

Your secret to baby-soft feet

Question: I've had very thick heel calluses for most of my adult life. I've tried everything from lotions to scraping to soaking and nothing seems to work. Is there anything that will help?

Watch your colon cancer risk plummet

Among cancers, it's the second biggest killer in the United States (and the third most common cancer). In your lifetime, you have about a 1 in 20 chance of getting it.

Using Frankincense Can Help Diminish Arthritis Pain

A sacred oil from India is found as one of a little known herbal arthritis remedies and has been shown to treat osteoarthritis and alleviate joint pain as effectively as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?

Best Medications and Herbs for Muscle Relaxation

Dear Pharmacist,

I was in a car accident. I’ve been taking medicine for my muscle aches and pain, but once the drug wears off, my pain returns. What are the best prescription muscle relaxers, and are there natural alternatives?


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