Herbs

Herbs

Turmeric vs. Curcumin—Which Is Better for Your Health?

Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin have similar—and their own—health benefits. Here’s the best way to get the most benefit from each.

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Long Plane Ride or Car Ride? This Supplement May Save Your Life.

Taking this herbal supplement a few days before a long flight or car trip can help prevent leg swelling—or worse.

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Strange Symptoms: Suddenly Spacey, Tired…and Odd-Smelling

This Bay-Area Buddhist lived a simple, clean life, but suddenly became quite ill when she started drinking an “innocuous” Chinese herbal tea.

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Stinging Nettle Nixes Allergies and More

This powerful herb has an odd-sounding name, but it works wonders against allergies, cough and other troubling symptoms...

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These 3 Medicinal Weeds Improve Your Health

Every spring, when the dandelions poke their yellow heads out of the soil, I smile with gratitude. This hardy, and…

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“Best of the Best” Natural Cures

These nondrug approaches cure headache, insomnia, restless legs and more… Here’s a quick fact that may give you pause: Americans…

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My 3 Favorite “Ho-Hum” Herbs

Too often, there’s an assumption that the newest and most advanced medical treatments are the best. But in my experience,…

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The Supplement That Cuts Cigarette Cravings

Question: I am trying to quit smoking. Will any supplements help? Answer: Yes. In a recent study, an omega-3 supplement…

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Powerful Essential Oils Can Help…or Harm

When our contributing editor Andrew Rubman, ND, medical director of the Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines, suggests that we warn…

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Grow Medicine in Your Garden!

Anyone who is health savvy knows that gardening is good exercise. But when I recommend this activity for my patients,…

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4 Spices That Fight Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Memory Loss and More

Certain spices have been touted as good for our health. For example, cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar…ginger eases indigestion…and garlic…

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Echinacea— Powerful Virus Fighter

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Ebola, enterovirus, cold and flu. The question is always the same—how do I boost my immune system? Answer:…

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What a Top Naturopath Has in His Own Medicine Cabinet

For Pain, Heartburn, Flu and More Sometimes you need powerful, fast-acting medications. But prescription and over-the-counter drugs can present serious…

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The Truth about Herbal Supplements and Your Liver

People were using herbs and other plants to stay healthy way before pharmaceutical companies showed up with synthetic products and…

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Diabetic? Stop Blood Sugar from Spiking with Red Ginseng

Adult-onset (type 2) diabetes is so common that it ultimately impacts a whopping one in four people age 65 and…