Be prepared for cold and flu season with homeopathic single remedies—one of the safest and most effective ways to stop colds and flu in their tracts Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, author of Homeopathic Remedies for Children’s Common Ailments, suggests the following remedies for seasonal ailments. Select the one that best matches your child’s symptoms and use a “6,” “12,” or “30” potency every hour to... Read more »
Probiotic supplements, yogurt, or other fermented foods can lower blood pressure, according to research published in the journal Hypertension. Australian researchers examined nine earlier studies that followed a total of 543 people, and found that consuming probiotics for at least eight weeks lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number) by an average 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), and diastolic blood pressure (the lower number)... Read more »
New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first.
Glucosamine is popular as a supplement for warding off joint problems. But it turns out that it may also improve colon health. A Japanese animal study, published in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers, found that the ingredient, which may be derived from either shellfish or a vegetarian source, mildly reduces inflammation that drives inflammatory bowel diseases.