The Dangers Of Amateur Alternative Medicine Treatments
"Alternative medicine" really refers to healing discipline outside of modern, allopathic, science-based, medicine. It covers an almost incomprehensibly broad spectrum of different disciplines, some of which are more evidence-based than others. You'll...
Side Effects Of Medical Marijuana
As marijuana for medical use has become legal in an increasing number of jurisdictions and has gained growing popularity, more and more people suffering from chronic medical conditions are also...
Argyria, The Disfiguring Disease Caused By Colloidal Silver Products
Using too much colloidal silver actually did turn the unfortunate Paul Karason of Washington state in the USA blue. However, the problem is even a little worse than that. A...
Ayurveda For Weight Gain
In North America and Europe, more people than not have a problem with weighing too much rather than weighing too little. However, underweight is also a serious health issue. The problem with not weighing enough is that you don't have the reserves of energy that can carry you through a serious
Using St. John's Wort For Depression Safely
I have been following the discussions of St. John's wort for depression for about 20 years. It has been hailed as a miracle antidepressant. It isn't. Debunkers have tried to say it doesn't work at all. It actually does work in many cases. The thing that is important to understand about the herb is
Neurobiofeedback Doesn't Have To Be Incredibly Expensive
I've been interested in neurobiofeedback (also known as neurofeedback) for about 15 years. I ran into the founders and developers of a system called HeartMath when I was on vacation, and they got me started using their software with a simple sensor to do "calming" exercises to control my blood
Deep Breathing, Pranayama, Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, and Relaxation
I'm a big believer in breathing exercises for relaxation. My favorite is really simple. 1. Breathe in as you slowly count 1-2-3-4. 2. Exhale as you slowly count 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. 3. Repeat as long as you like. With a little practice, you won't need to count any more. What this extremely simple
Acupuncture Works, Although Scientists Don't Know Why
Acupuncture is the real deal. It works. The explanation for acupuncture from Traditional Chinese Medicine does not make scientific sense, but that does not mean that the method does not work or that there are not right ways and wrong ways to do it. The traditional explanation for acupuncture runs
"Natural" Isn't Magical
I've been earning my living in the natural products industry for over 20 years. I'm in favor of natural products. I use them. I encourage other people to use them. I take a natural product to manage an iron overload disease for which the conventional pharmaceutical remedy would not work (and I knew
Vibroacoustic Therapy And 'Vitafon'
Vibroacoustic therapy is based on using devices which emit sounds and vibrations in order to bring some health benefit. One of the commercial devices designed for this purposes is "Vitafon". Although there is some scientific evidence claiming its effectiveness, there is still a lot of skepticism