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Other Common Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices For Pregnancy

Introduction There are a number of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices that are being utilized, in addition to traditional medicine, to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, and to aid in labor and delivery. In this post, I will discuss some of the most common practices available. Please note, […]

Pregnancy, and Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practices

A holistic approach to wellbeing takes your nutritional, emotional, spiritual and physical health into account…   In addition to the benefits of traditional medicine, a variety of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices are available to help pregnant women relieve common aches and pains, reduce stress, fatigue and morning sickness, feel more energized, and even […]

Main market fresh Thai food herbs and spice ingredients in a colorful arrangement in an old vintage wooden compartment tray on an old wooden table. Ingredients include lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, finger root, dried and fresh chili peppers, Thai aubergines, garlic, coriander, holy basil, sweet basil, tamarind, peppercorns, spring onion, onion, tomato, lime and coconut.

Joel Fuhrman, MD Predicts ‘The End of Heart Disease’ : Rxpocalypse

  We are digging our graves with our knives & forks. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Our approach to illness, and especially to major organ failure, such as heart disease, is largely reactive, and based on the cutting edge of both surgery and pharmacology. And to be sure, there are miracles aplenty to be found in […]

Power Paradox

Dacher Keltner Explores The Power Paradox

“What does power do to the human nervous system?” Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Few words are more front-loaded than “power.” When we hear it, we bristle, we tense, and our stress response kicks in. Dacher Keltner took a life-long fascination with the word and has crafted a page-turning examination of how power affects humans in […]


Dr. Nortin Hadler, MD By the Bedside of the Patient: Patients, Not Products

It’s not what’s going on in your back that’s causing the pain…it’s what’s going on in your life that’s confounding your ability to cope with it. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Dr. Nortin Hadler has more than a few thoughts about how medicine has worked, does work, might work and should work. His book is a powerful […]

Gotta run them

Creativity is Key for a Healthy, Happy Summer

Summer is synonymous with happy, and in my world happy is synonymous with healthy. As seen on July 15, 2015 Article contributed by Marci Clow, MS, RDN Although my kids have absolutely no idea who Alice Cooper is, I’ve heard them singing ‘Schools out for Summer’ on more than one occasion. Summer is synonymous with […]

Amy Tuteur

Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting

  Of the entire eighteen years of childhood, the single most dangerous day is the day of birth. Reviewed by Rick Kleffel Amy Tuteur, M. D. starts her book with a confession: “My motto is a bit different: I mother, therefore I am guilty.” Any parent knows this; there’s always plenty to feel guilty about. […]


Looking for an Energy Boost? The Science on Ginsengs.

You’ve probably heard of the herb ginseng. Maybe someone you know has recommended it for energy enhancement, sports performance, or sexual function. But did you know “ginseng” is actually the name for three different herbs, each of which is appropriate for a specific constitution? Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is the most widely studied ginseng. According […]


The Five Most Difficult-to-Digest Foods

We all know the feeling: You eat something irresistible, feel a twinge in your belly, and immediately wish you hadn’t indulged. The digestibility of foods varies quite a bit from person to person, but here are five common culprits that may be behind your tummy ache. Spicy foods can irritate or over-stimulate the digestive system, causing […]