How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work

How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work
Common herbs, including lavender, fennel, and chamomile, have a long history as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. New research explains the molecular mechanisms at work.

What Works For Me: 1, 2, 3... TENS

What Works For Me: 1, 2, 3... TENS
A few weeks ago, I hurt my back. I pulled a muscle and when it happened, it literally knocked me off my feet. It took me several minutes to get back up off the floor and the pain was like nothing I'd ever felt in my life. However, with my usual positive attitude, I thought: "No problem, this will be healed in a day or two."

The Power of Self-Care with The Art of Jin Shin

The Power of Self-Care with The Art of Jin Shin
A child sucks her thumb for self-comfort. An adult touches several fingers to his forehead or leans a cheek into her balled-up fist as a response to cognitive stress. We cross our arms or place our hands on our hips when we seek safety and grounding. None of us are explicitly taught to use these postures as cop­ing mechanisms, yet when the need arises, we fall back on them without con­scious effort.

Stanford Researchers Find Lead in Commonly Used Spice

Often unaware of the dangers, some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color prized for curries and other traditional dishes.

France Forgot Its Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana?

France Forgets Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana
This past summer the French food and drug office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted limited medical cannabis trials inside France, something that’s been illegal since 1953.

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age
Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.

4 Plants That Are Great for Humans

A quarter of all prescription drugs in the U.S. come from substances that are found only in plants. In this episode of SciShow, we take a look at four of these talented plants who make our lives better.

Aura Beautiful: How Your Aura Affects Your Life

Aura Beautiful: How Your Aura Affects Your Life
The aura, a field of energy that surrounds people and other living things, reflects the energy of the spirit in that body. Its colors, textures and patterns reveal much information about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states. An aura is like a thumbprint; it is completely individual and expresses who you really are in all your splendor...

Rainbow Yoga With Adriene

Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed
"Before the stroke, Ted was all business. Very serious. Since he’s recovered, he’s got such a sense of humor. He’s come almost 180 degrees now. He’s so much funnier, and all his humor—his dry sense of humor—has come out. It never came out before the stroke."

Adaptogens for Improved Health and Brain Function

Adaptogens for Improved Health and Brain Function
Adaptogens can greatly increase the effectiveness of some modern drugs, including antibiotics, anxiolytics (anxiety relief), antidepressants, and hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) agents. They also can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the side effects of some drugs. They have a proven record of being safe, efficacious, and quite versatile in their treatment of many conditions.

Yoga For Suffering With Adriene

In this gentle 20 minute yoga flow, you are invited to take a moment to surrender. No need to come with an agenda or worry about a specific outcome. Set down your burdens and let yoga take care of you.

Reclaiming Joy and Pleasure: Healing Deep Self-Loathing

Reclaiming Joy and Pleasure: Healing Deep, Inner Self-Loathing
How we truly feel about ourselves must be considered when we talk about healing. Many of us have what Pema Chödrön calls a “subtle aggression” against ourselves. Unfortunately, our desire for change or transformation often comes from there. But that never works.

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades
Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?
The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke.

The Goal: A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body

The Doorway to Health and a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body
Illness can be the doorway to health. Whether the illness originates in the mind, body, spirit, or environment, we have the choice to allow illness to compel us either toward health and higher learning, or away from health and to eventual destruction.

Access The Power Of Your Own Dreaming

Healing with Dream Imagery: Access The Power Of Your Own Dreaming
In ancient Greece, dreams and visions were the most common method of inquiry into the cause and cure of disease. Galen documented and recorded a description of the effect of images and the imagination on health. He believed that one could study the records of a patient's imagery and dream content to glean important diagnostic information. Such inputs would help doctors help teach their patients to learn how to heal themselves, and help...

Dealing with Depression: Depression Is Not A Character Flaw

Dealing with Depression: Depression Is Not A Character Flaw
Nearly all of us feel a little blue or a little down every now and then. It happens. Occasional temporary feelings of sadness are a natural part of life. However if you frequently feel this way, or if the feelings are excessive, you may be suffering from depression.

Are You Too Busy For Lunch?

Don't Be Too Busy For Lunch
It's a popular notion that we will get more done if we skip lunch. Unfortunately that couldn't be farther from the truth. According to various studies, researchers agree that performance scores plunge when people skip lunch and those who skip lunch soon feel more anxious and tense...

Discovering Nutritional Therapy: The Role of Food in our Lives

Discovering Nutritional Therapy: The Role of Food in our Lives
Nutritional therapy is a system of healing based on the belief that our food is our medicine and our medicine is our food. Disorders ranging from chronic fatigue, energy loss, insomnia, depression, backache, skin complaints, asthma, and headaches can be relieved with nutritional therapy.

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut
Alcohol consumption guidelines vary widely between countries. In the UK and Netherlands, no more than one glass of wine or a pint of beer a day is recommended.

Do Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline?

Do Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline?
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ today, because of their contribution to obesity.

Is Moderate Drinking Good For You?

Is Moderate Drinking Good For Me?
For the past three decades or so, the conventional wisdom has been that drinking alcohol at moderate levels is good for us.

Prescription Omega 3s Keep Triglycerides In Check

Prescription Omega 3s Keep Triglycerides In Check

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications are a safe and effective option for reducing high triglycerides, which increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.

Is Chocolate An Aphrodisiac?


There are many ways to a woman’s heart. But is a box of chocolates really one of them?

How Do We Get Allergic To Food?

How Do We Get Allergic To Food?
It all starts with the immune system. Every person has one - a group of cells, tissues and organs in the body that helps you fight infections.

Why There Is No Great Salt Debate

Why There Is No Great Salt Debate
The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride).

Yoga For Tension Relief With Adriene

Please join me for this 28 minute at home yoga practice designed to help you feel good and bring you back into a balanced state.

Information Medicine Is The New Paradigm in Health and Healing

Information Medicine: The New Paradigm in Health and Healing
Things and events in the universe are not haphazard and chaotic: they are formed—“in-formed”—by universal attractors. The recognition that the manifest world, and thus the living organism, is “in-formed,” suggests a new definition of bodily health and disease.

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