Natural Medicine


    HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE, and HOW TO WEAN OFF OF ANTIHISTAMINES About 12 years ago, my doctor was treating me for an infection with a common antibiotic.  Until then, I had taken it with no problems or reactions.  Three days into the treatment, I began to experience hives when some pressure was put on my body for…

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  • Should I be concerned about Cholesterol?

    Q. “What’s the truth behind the need to know your cholesterol numbers? A.   You definitely need to know your cholesterol numbers. “Wait! I thought cholesterol numbers weren’t that important!” There’s been a variety of arguments around whether cholesterol numbers should be taken “seriously”, especially by proponents of low-carb diets. But while it’s true that we…

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  • Do I need magnesium?

    Q.  How do I know if I am deficient in Magnesium? A.   Twitches, tremors, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, difficulty getting to sleep and/or staying asleep, muscle cramps – these are a few of the signs that your body is low on magnesium.   It is estimated that 70% or more of the US population is chronically…

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  • What are the top 5 causes of death in the USA and what can you do to stay off this list?

    Leading causes of death are classified according to the underlying cause and presented according to the number of deaths among US residents. As you can see from the chart shown below, (published data as of 2021), Heart Disease and Cancer are the top two spots.  To some degree, both causes of death may be attributed…

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    Why should you use herbal analgesics instead of NSAIDS?

    Herbal remedies are commonly used as alternative or complementary therapies for pain management, and there is a growing body of research evidence in support of using herbal analgesics instead of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Here are a few examples of such studies: A review published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2013 found that herbal…

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  • What is Guggul and who should use it?

    Many people are considering using Guggul for managing metabolic disease.  Guggul, a resin derived from the mukul myrrh tree, has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for various health purposes, including the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes. There have been several studies conducted to explore the potential benefits of Guggul for preventing and…

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