Nutrition & Weight Watching

What's in a hot dog?

What’s In a Hot Dog?

It's tasty, filling, cheap, fast and found on every street corner... but how much do we really know about what's in a hot dog? Considered one of the most highly processed foods we can eat, the frankfurter sausage family has recently been subjected to harsh criticism after … ...

Alkaine Diet

Alkaline Diet

Your body can be compared to a finely tuned car or machinery. In order to keep the car going, you need to provide it with premium fuel.  This fuel can be highly correlated to what you put in your body (food you eat, water you drink). Ultimately, your body needs more alkaline food … ...

cider

Why Cider Is Healthy (And How To Make It)

Hurray, cider is healthy! We always knew it, but it's nice to have confirmation from science. According to scientists at the University of Glasgow, in fact, cider is as rich in antioxidants as red wine, another alcoholic beverage recognized for its health benefits. Like the … ...

Detox & Digestion

Withdrawal

Can You Withdraw From Drugs At Home?

Is it possible to withdraw from drugs at home? Certified Drug Rehab Advisor Tibor Palatinus not only believes it is, but has spent years developing a system that can be followed easily, quickly and cheaply and is guaranteed (dissatisfied buyers are offered a 60-day guarantee) to … ...

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How To Stop Smoking? Eat More Fruit

A study recently concluded that the answer to the problem of how to stop smoking may be to eat more fruit and vegetables. Researchers of the University of Buffalo, New York monitored the lifestyle and eating habits of one thousand smokers aged 25 and over for a period of time, … ...

Hot Topics

Hot yoga

Bikram Yoga – What’s Hot About It?

What makes the style of yoga originally developed in the early 1970s by Bikram Choudhury so trendy is that it's hot - but exactly what's hot about Bikram Yoga? Quite simply, it is practiced in an environment with levels of heat and humidity simulating the naturally hot and humid … ...

Natural medicine for pets

Natural Medicine for Pets

The popularity of alternative medicine has surged in recent years, but many people are starting to realize that many of the same treatments and preventative care are applicable to pets as well. But despite this recent interest in natural medicine for pets, it's actually almost as … ...

sleep disorders

Depression and Sleep Disorders: the Chicken or the Egg?

It is scientifically acknowledged that there is a close connection between  depression  and sleep disorders such as insomnia, but it is also a recognised fact that a lack of sleep can lead eventually to depression - so which came first, the chicken or the egg? Where exactly is … ...

electronic cigarette

Electronic Cigarettes: Helpful Or Harmful? (An Ongoing Experiment)

This is the big question and controversy regarding the new electronic cigarette 'trend': can they help smokers to break the habit, or are they equally harmful to the health? Several weeks ago my husband, a smoker, bought himself an electronic cigarette. Since then, he hasn’t … ...

Lung cleansing

Lung Cleansing For Smokers

The idea of lung cleansing for smokers may be a paradox, but that doesn't make it impossible. “I can’t stop smoking but I’m worried about the state of my lungs. What can I do?” Non-smokers might be quick to reply “obviously you’re not worried enough”, but for smokers quitting … ...

Alternative Therapies

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s Disease

Many physical and mental ailments respond well to  the well-know oriental discipline commonly called Tai Chi and Parkinson’s disease is one of those most recently discovered.

Alternative versus Conventional Medicine

When most people get sick, they look to conventional medicine for relief and healing. However, natural medicine is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a growing debate

Iridology – The Eyes Have It

Iridology, or the study of the iris, is a branch of natural medicine that is based on the claim that every organ of the body corresponds to a part of the iris, to which it is

The Origins of Alternative Medicine

An essential part of learning about a natural, holistic approach to health is studying the origins of alternative medicine. The following represents a very brief outline of the

Bach Flowers for Children

The following article was written by an expert on Bach Flower essences and homeopathy in general, and addresses a subject that is becoming increasingly popular: Bach Flowers for

What are the Six Principles of Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a form of natural medicine which has been around since the 19th century. Since then, it's developed into its own entire field of alternative medicine which has been

Does acupuncture work?

Practiced for thousands of years in China, and now established in the Western world, today this alternative therapy, which consists in inserting thin needles into various parts of

What is Homeopathy?

Today it has become practically a household word, but exactly what is homeopathy? Homeopathy an alternative medicine that follows the philosophy that you can treat an illness with

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