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Listen Up! Natural Ways to Treat Summer Earaches

Water-based fun for children this time of year can sometimes lead to infections in young ears, which have smaller Eustachian tubes for draining moisture from the ear canal. Combined with summer’s heat and humidity, plus frequent immersions in aquatic settings, a child’s moist, warm inner ear environment is ideal for symbiotic growth of fungus and bacteria, according to Dr. Neil ... Read More »

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging- Unstable Beginnings Tied to Shortened Lifespans

When Princeton University researchers analyzed data from a representative sample of 40 African-American boys enrolled in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study that followed children born in major U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, they determined that those that lived through 9 years of age with less-stable families, such as parents with multiple partners and harsh or hostile parenting ... Read More »

The Future Medicine Is Here, The Adult Stem Cell Has Opened The Door To Many New Types Of Treatments

Neil Raff, M.D., CNS, of American Stem Cell Center, is pleased to share some exciting news; he has been seeing great success in his expanded services as medical director at the regenerative medical practice located in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Dr. Raff has specialized in functional medicine for more than 30 years and his ever-expanding interest in complementary medicine has led him to combine his professional medical practices with natural and nutritional therapies, ... Read More »

Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

Essential oils show promise in preventing infections from the fungiCandida albicans and the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to several recent studies. Romania’s Polytechnic University of Bucharest researchers found that topical application of the essential oils from Salvia officinalis (sage) andAnethum graveolens (dill) provided significant inhibition against the C. albicans fungi when compared with a standard antiseptic dressing. Scientists from England’s Manchester Metropolitan University compared ... Read More »

Sun’s Rays May Help Heart Health- Providing More than Vitamin D Production

In addition to triggering vitamin D production, the sun may have other health benefits. University of Edinburgh researchers studied 24 healthy volunteers that used lamps that produce ultraviolet A (UVA) light mimicking the sun’s UVA rays, compared with similar lamps that only produce heat. Two sessions under the UVA lamps significantly lowered blood pressure and boosted nitric oxide levels in ... Read More »

Sneak Attack on Dietary Supplements

According to Scott Tips, president and legal counsel for the National Health Federation (NHF), harmonized global standards are enabling overall reduced vitamin and mineral levels in pill and food form. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to both the current Nutrition Facts panel on food labels and Supplement Facts panel on dietary supplement labels that ... Read More »

Tapping Acupressure Points Heals Trauma in Vets

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may be an effective treatment for veterans that have been diagnosed with clinical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. EFT involves tapping on acupressure points while focusing on traumatic memories or painful emotions in order to release them. As part of the Veterans’ Stress Project, an ... Read More »

Gluten-Free On The Go

Although following a diet without gluten has become easier due to increased availability and labeling of gluten-free foods, we still need to know how to make sure which foods strictly qualify. We always have more control in our own kitchen, yet we’re not always eating at home. Natural Awakenings asked experts to comment on reasons for the demand and offer practical tips ... Read More »

Silver Colloids Support Sinus Health Naturally

For people with sensitive sinuses, life can seem like a contest between breathing more freely and staying off of steroid sprays and antibiotics, because using them regularly in a preventative manner can lead to serious health consequences. Naturally maintaining sinus health requires an antimicrobial agent that kills offending microbes, yet is harmless enough to use several times a day indefinitely. ... Read More »

Early Warnings of Heart Troubles Differ for Women

Women may worry more about breast cancer, but in reality, heart disease is the top killer of American women, claiming 300,000 lives a year, 7.5 times the number that die of breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although heart disease is more often perceived as a men’s issue, since 1984 more women have died of ... Read More »