Alternative Medicine

September 15, 2021

Is melatonin a safe sleep aid?

Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.
September 14, 2021

Should you eat walnuts?

It turns out eating walnuts may improve longevity while cutting the risk of premature death.
September 13, 2021

Do you need to be screened for diabetes?

If you or someone you love is overweight or obese and age 35 or older, there’s a simple, inexpensive, and potentially lifesaving test you need.
September 10, 2021

Why diabetics should drink coffee

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. There’s a surprising […]
September 9, 2021

Pregnancy, smoking, and alcohol don’t mix

What pregnant woman anxiously expecting the birth of her baby would want to purposefully harm that baby? Almost none. And here’s a way to improve the […]
September 8, 2021

Parents: Watch out for dangerous social media challenges

There’s a dangerous new trend going viral to kids on social media called the “Milk Crate Challenge.” And it’s not the only one you need to […]
September 7, 2021

Physical activity, screen time tied to teen well-being

Researchers surveyed over a half-million youths ages 11 to 15 and found that girls who spent an hour a day on devices such TVs, cellphones, computers, […]
September 6, 2021

Eat one hot dog and your life could be 36 minutes shorter

Researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated more than 5,800 foods and their impact on human health and the environment. Among their surprising discoveries was that […]
March 18, 2010

Understanding the California Law Suit Over PCBs in Fish Oil Supplements

Long-time readers to this blog and my best selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, know of my enthusiasm for fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid foods […]
March 24, 2010

Amberen a new supplement for hot flashes. Does it work?

According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), Amberen is a popular new dietary supplement used mainly for menopausal symptoms such as […]
March 24, 2010

St. John’s wort may cool the hot flashes of menopause

Reuters Health has a nice report on the popular herbal remedy, St. John’s wort, and some news from a small study that says it may help […]
March 24, 2010

If you take St. John’s wort, here’s another potential side effect you need to know about

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and the NMCD has a new warning about St. John’s wort (SJW) and your eyesight: St. […]
April 14, 2010

Walking Plus Glucosamine Sulfate May Improve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

A 30-minute walk taken at least 3 days a week combined with glucosamine sulfate supplements may reduce symptoms of mild to moderate hip or knee osteoarthritis […]
April 19, 2010

Study Finds Unborn Babies Respond to Mother’s Mood

The more we learn about the unborn child, the more miraculous and amazing they seem to be. Now, a study out of Nagasaki, Japan, tells us […]