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National Studies
Complementary and alternative medicine is gaining more and more recognition as a viable health option, not only among those seeking care, but also among medical and governmental establishments. Federal health agencies are devoting more attention to proving health claims made by CAM ... more »


Variety is the spice of life—and the key to a healthy life, too. Those who eat a variety of foods are more likely to get the adequate nutrients and perform at their potential. It’s easy to get stuck in a food ... more »


According to the Pain Care Coalition, pain is the most common reason that Americans seek medical care. For back pain alone, it is estimated that 25 million doctor visits take place in the U.S. each year. While a cure for pain can ... more »


It makes sense to rely on nature’s bounty during pregnancy – including natural supplements and herbs -- since there’s nothing more natural than the creation of new life. More than ever, pregnant women should maintain a well-balanced diet that includes plenty ... more »


Respiratory Health
There is a reason they call it “the breath of life.” Having healthy and strong lungs helps us to live optimal lives. Getting enough oxygen and making good use of it is important, since oxygen is carried by the blood to ... more »


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Everyone gets “the blues” from time to time. But the winter months are more blue than usual for those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While we all regret losing those daylight hours, those with SAD are particularly sensitive to a lack of ... more »


Skin Care
Healthy-looking skin doesn’t usually happen by accident. It is the result of a good diet, proper hydration, a healthy lifestyle and — sometimes — the strategic application of products. Not everyone wants to bother with a complicated skin care regimen, but ... more »


Sleep Disorders
The importance of a good night’s sleep can't be overstated. Sleep helps repair and restore the body and mind, keeping us functioning at our best. Yet, so many people struggle with the inability to get enough sleep. A 2002 National Sleep ... more »


Sports Health
Professional athletes can attest to the importance of sports in their lives, but amateur athletes can also notice how recreational activity keeps their mind and body in good shape — as well as their social well-being too. Yet, whether amateur or ... more »


The dietary supplement market is overwhelming. Store shelves are filled with so many brands and so many claims that it’s sometimes difficult to make the best choice. But just as in medical treatment, the more informed you are about supplements, the ... more »


Urinary Health
It’s likely you wouldn’t think about the health of your urinary tract until something went wrong. But many folks are forced to think about it, as problems in the urinary system are quite common, including urinary tract infections (UTIs), incontinence and ... more »


A vegetarian diet can be a an effective way to fuel a healthy body. But cutting out meat doesn’t mean your health will automatically flourish. Just as with meat-eaters, vegetarians must make an effort to get the proper balance of nutrients. ... more »


Weight Management
If you struggle with your weight, you’re not alone. The weight loss industry is making billions of dollars while the U.S. obesity rate is at epidemic highs. Why is it that so many of us struggle to reach or to keep ... more »

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