Alternative Medicine

February 14, 2012

Pain intensity greater for women than men, study finds

According to the results of a study in which researchers examined pain scores from tens of thousands of patients in the United States, women experience more […]
February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day chocolate may be healthful

Here are my last dozen blogs about chocolate from over the last year or so. Enjoy! Literally!! And, Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
February 13, 2012

Insomnia most common sleep disorder

If you find yourself tossing and turning most nights, unable to fall asleep, you’re in good company.
February 13, 2012

Women with normal bone density at 65 may safely wait 15 years before retesting

The New York Times reports, “Bone loss and osteoporosis develop so slowly in most women whose bones test normal at age 65 that many can safely […]
February 12, 2012

Sex poses little risk for heart attack survivors

The American Heart Association answered the question” of when it is safe to resume sex following a heart attack “with new guidelines.”
February 12, 2012

Analysis suggests proposed changes to autism definition would exclude many

A possible change in the definition of autism and one top expert says the change could, quote, “make these autism epidemic go away.”
February 11, 2012

No amount of alcohol during pregnancy is safe for the unborn child

USA Today reports, “A new study pinpoints the latter half of the first trimester as a critical time in the development of” signs of fetal alcohol […]
February 11, 2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss?

African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work?
February 1, 2011

DHEA Supplements, Touted For Anti-Aging And Strength, Reviewed By Consumerlab.Com

Recent tests of DHEA supplements by ConsumerLab.com showed that most products contained their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided only 14.7% of its […]
February 1, 2011

DHEA for Anti-Aging or other purposes … what’s the truth?

Here is my review of DHEA from my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely. Recommendations At this point, research […]
February 4, 2011

FDA targets manufacturers of tainted supplements

Long time readers of this blog, and those who’ve read my book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, are aware of […]
February 4, 2011

U.S. spending millions to see if herbs truly work

People have been using herbal supplements for centuries to cure all manner of ills and improve their health. But for all the folk wisdom promoting the […]
February 11, 2011

Echinacea demonstrates little benefit in treating common cold

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely I write, “Millions of people take echinacea because they’re convinced it works […]
February 11, 2011

What Natural Medications are Possibly Effective for the Common Cold?

Possibly Effective: ANDROGRAPHIS (Possibly Effective) View ALL Products Containing: ANDROGRAPHIS Common cold Some clinical research shows that taking a specific andrographis extract, in combination with Siberian […]