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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 »

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 »

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins DEANNA MINICH Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary ... Read More »

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better KATHLEEN BARNES According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Americans from going to work a total of 149 million days each year, costing the U.S. economy ... Read More »

Blueberries Join the Fight against Free Radicals

by Franklin St. John, Doctor of Chinese Medicine You’ve probably heard of the dangers of free radicals, and how important it is to combat them using antioxidants. You might also know that free radicals form as a result of your normal bodily functions, as well as from environmental considerations such as the air we breathe and even the water we drink. But you still might not know exactly ... Read More »

Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus & Scleroderma – Can it Be Reversed?

What are they and what do they have in common? Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus Erythematosus (LE), and Scleroderma (S) are diseases that can all be partially or completely reversed! This is a bold statement. Conventional medicine has shown that it has no answers for these life-taking, debilitating conditions except to try and slow down the degeneration or ... Read More »

Natural Motherhood

Creating the Best Start for New Life “A woman’s body is exquisitely designed to conceive, nurture and give birth,” says Dr. Carol J. Phillips, an Annapolis, Maryland, prenatal chiropractor, doula and author of Hands of Love: Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth. Judith Lothian, Ph.D., associate editor of the Journal of Perinatal Education, professor of nursing at Seton Hall ... 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 »