Alternative Medicine Articles & Stories

Sleep Sustains Our Bodies

Sleep Sustains Our Bodies

We all know that food, water, and exercise are critical for our body's health. However, we sometimes overlook that sleep is just as critical for healthy function. In fact, without sleep, most animals in the laboratory die within several weeks. In the case of humans, sleep deprivation can wreak... Read More


How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

In today's fast-paced society, it's easier than ever to get wound up, worked up and stressed out. And that means enduring constantly high bodily levels of the "fight or flight" hormones cortisol and epinephrine. While these two proteins are very helpful, when the body is constantly charged wit... Read More


Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health

Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health

A study published in the latest issue of the journal SLEEP has found that either a decrease or an increase in sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of mortality. In a 2008 study published in the journal of SLEEP researchers reported that either a decrease or an increase in sleep d... Read More


Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Research originally published in 2008 from the University of Hull seemed to demonstrate that many anti-depressant drugs have little benefit for most patients. Now more current research from University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University reports on placebo-control... Read More


American Heart Association: Guide to a Healthy Heart

American Heart Association: Guide to a Healthy Heart

Back in 2007, The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association had released a set of guidelines that suggested that adults ages 18 to 65 should exercise a minimum of five days per week to prevent disease. Now The American Heart Association has for the first time defin... Read More


Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums

Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums

Men who drink green tea appear to have greater periodontal health than those who don't, a recent study revealed. And it seems the more green tea they drink, the better their gum health is. Periodontal disease is a chronic condition in which the gums and bone supporting the teeth are inflamed. ... Read More


Caffeine Found to Reverse Alzheimers' In Mice

Caffeine Found to Reverse Alzheimers' In Mice

Giving the caffeine equivalent of five cups of coffee a day to aged mice with symptoms of Alzheimer's reversed two signs of the disease: it reversed memory impairment and reduced the hallmark protein (beta-amyloid) in the animals' blood and brains, according to recent research. The research wa... Read More


4 Natural Ways to Look and Feel Younger

4 Natural Ways to Look and Feel Younger

As you get older in years, you don’t have to decline in body and mind. So ditch the drugs, lose the hormone replacement therapy, forget about surgery, and instead follow these tips from the Chinese medical tradition that help to provide energy, slow down aging and promote the body’... Read More


6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Such a simple - and vitally important - item as a blood pressure reading can be considerably inaccurate unless six simple factors are taken into account. Getting an accurate reading is important because a false high reading can cause unnecessary medication, anxiety and disruption in a patient'... Read More


Caloric Restriction May Not Be Answer to Longer Life

Caloric Restriction May Not Be Answer to Longer Life

Numerous studies on flies, mice, and recently monkeys have suggested that limiting one's diet may be the key to a longer life. But a new study by US researchers suggests that fasting may impair the ability to cope with infection. Read More


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