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Viruses and Viral Infections: What Works/What Doesn’t

Viruses are strange critters. Scientists debate whether they are even alive, since they lack the machinery of living cells and can’t produce energy or replicate on their own. Nevertheless, these minuscule microbes, which are 100 times smaller than bacteria, are …

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And while it’s true for many, the holidays can be a bit taxing. In preparation for a busy next couple of months, here are a few tips to …

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Top 7 Tea Benefits Revealed

“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.” So goes a Chinese proverb that modern science is proving to be true. Hot, iced, green, black, chai, jasmine: It’s tea time around the world. Roughly 2 billion people worldwide …

Natural Ways to Treat Fibromyalgia

Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally

Fibromyalgia has an identity problem. For years, doctors dismissed fibromyalgia pain as a psychological disorder and often labeled sufferers as hypochondriacs or malingerers. It was then considered a disease of the muscles and fibrous tissues or a rheumatic or autoimmune

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It’s Your Health: Own It!

Every few years, I ask subscribers of my newsletter to participate in a little competition called the Health Achievement Awards, in which readers write about how Health & Healing has helped them improve their health and well-being.

I can’t tell …

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The Plentiful Benefits of Pycnogenol

In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed up the St. Lawrence River in his search for the Northwest Passage. As winter approached, the river froze solid and Cartier and his crew spent several months near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona …

Cures for Common Stomach Problems

Stomach problems such as indigestion and heartburn make life miserable for millions of Americans. Although some of the remedies for these and other stomach problems that crowd drugstore shelves provide short-term relief, they do not address the underlying causes of …

Do You Really Need Antibiotics?

Cold and flu season is here and people are looking for ways to alleviate symptoms and get well faster. Many of them are asking their docs for antibiotics—despite the fact that only one in 10 sore throats is caused by …

Immune System

Simple Steps to Boost Your Immune System

A healthy immune system is essential for optimal health. Your immune system protects you from foreign invaders that you are constantly exposed to, such as bacteria, viruses, and other toxins. Unfortunately, most of us take our immune system for granted …