Must Reads

August 2017 Issue

Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Researchers from Capital Medical University, in Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese medicine derived from fungi, on the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma. They followed 120 subjects, divided into two groups of 60. One group received a capsule containing 1,200 milligrams of Cordyceps sinensis three times daily for three months. The control group was ... Read More »

Eating Fruit Lowers Cardiac Risk

Scientists from the university of Oxford and the Chinese Medical Academy studied 500,000 healthy adults in China for seven years, tracking medical records of illnesses and deaths. They found that a 100-gram serving of fruit per day (primarily apples and oranges) reduces the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by one-third.   Read More »

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy—typically an out-of-pocket expense not covered under most insurance plans—can provide effective treatment for individuals suffering with chronic back pain. The study followed 76 primary care patients with chronic back pain for 24 weeks. The researchers measured pain, disability and quality of life at the beginning ... Read More »

Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

Astudy from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs of adult identical twins (genetic matches) with differing sleep habits. They found that the immune ... Read More »

Dogs at Work

Finding the Right Dog for the Job SANDRA MURPHY Every dog needs a meaningful job. Like us, some need help figuring out what they want to be when they grow up; others choose their own specialty. With imagination and experimentation, even a problem pooch can became an unexpected blessing. Comforting Companions A 7-year-old hound and canine-style Houdini named Gumby was ... Read More »

Create a Love Nest

Set Out a Welcome Mat for a Soulmate ARIELLE FORD Just as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that our soulmate will walk into our home—what they will they see, ... Read More »

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea LLOYD JENKINS An estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred. The main ... Read More »

Fresh Looks at Autism

Focusing on a Child’s Optimal Potential LINDA SECHRIST Anew paradigm shift regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) centers on evolving beliefs about the possibilities for those living with autism, as well as the unimagined brilliance they possess and their need for supportive help. Everyone can benefit from the results of hands-on research and experience by parents and caregivers that are finding ... Read More »

Live Cancer-Free

Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer LINDA SECHRIST Victorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians, as well, are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvard-documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An Unconventional ... Read More »

Holistic Dentist Offers Benefits beyond Traditional Treatment

By Robert Ryan It was with some trepidation that I approached my initial visit with Dr. Lewis Gross, the director of the Tribeca Center for Holistic and Integrative Dentistry. It had been some time since I’d seen a dentist, and I was expecting the worst. An upper-right molar had cracked, and I hadn’t had a cleaning in a long time. For ... Read More »