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Green Tea

by Franklin St. John It’s no longer a secret. It has become a well-established fact that green tea is good for your health. Twenty years ago, I went to China and obtained the rights to a traditional Chinese formula that was primarily green tea, but with other herbs to balance the yin and yang. This is very important—a balanced formula will help maintain the body’s yin/yang balance. A balanced body ... Read More »

Neal’s Yard Remedies Turns Local Customer into Consultant

By Catherine Manning Your skin is your body’s largest organ: certain substances contained in lipsticks, deodorants and other cosmetics are absorbed into the body and bloodstream. As I became more environmentally aware, I became more concerned about what I put in and on my body. While I was living abroad, a British friend introduced me to Neal’s Yard Remedies. I ... Read More »

Free Presentation Highlights Teachings of Bruno Groening

Medical doctor and chronic pain specialist Dr. Wolfgang Vogelsberger will present a simple approach to spiritual healing based on the teachings of the late German mystic Bruno Groening on May 1, at 7 p.m., at SUNY College of Optometry’s Schwarz Theater. Groening taught that a higher power exists and can heal, and he showed people how to connect to it. ... Read More »

Personal Resilience Begins with Self-Care

Pastor Robert H. Schuller once said, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” We all have stress, hardships and challenges, but when we deal with them in counterproductive ways—by avoiding, withdrawing, acting out or engaging in any “holic” behaviors—we can perpetuate our own misery. Harriet Cabelly, a practitioner of positive psychology, offers several suggestions for developing personal resilience to ... Read More »

Healing, A to Z

For Reba Linker, the launch of AtoZ Healing Space, featuring a variety of online monthly workshops led by well-known healers, is the manifestation of a vision. “The idea came fully formed—one of those gifts from the universe that shout, ‘I’m yours! Take me!’” she recalls. Along with that vision came this heavenly guidance: don’t wait for all the answers before you act—you’ll find them along the way. “Co-creating this ... Read More »

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Reduces Fasting Blood Glucose Researchers from the David Grant Medical Center, at Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, have found that oral doses of aloe vera can reduce fasting blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), which indicates the average glucose level over the previous three months, in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Data from nine clinical studies that included ... Read More »

Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Adults Turning to Added Nutrients A September 2016 survey from Packaged Facts, a division of Market Research Group, LLC, showed that as much as 20 percent of the U.S. adult population is cutting back on supplement use due to consumption of fortified foods. Despite this trend, nutritional supplement sales nationwide are projected to increase by $1.5 billion in just two years ... Read More »

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

Safe, Effective Remedy A study from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, reports that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) can be an effective treatment for patients with postpartum depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates herbal treatments based on underlying issues. Researchers analyzed data from 47 clinical trials encompassing 3,795 participants between the ages of 18 and 43 suffering from postpartum ... Read More »

Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Complementary Medicine Reduces Stress Before Surgery Anticipating surgery can be stressful, and many patients suffer from preoperative anxiety, which can cause serious health complications such as hypertension, rapid pulse and sugar metabolism changes. Israeli researchers from the University of Haifa have found that complementary medicine, combined with standard use of anti-anxiety drugs prior to entering the operating room, can significantly ... Read More »

Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

Study Links Air Pollutants to Lung Function A study from the Karolinska Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Stockholm, analyzed data on air pollution exposure and lung function in the first and 15th years of life among 2,415 adolescents in Sweden. The researchers focused on nitrogen oxide in vehicle exhaust and particulate matter from road erosion, using road traffic, topography and weather ... Read More »