black mulberry beats estrogen for menopause

Menopause can totally interfere with a woman’s life. In the absence of any safe pharmaceutical treatment for menopause, the search for natural alternatives has taken on increasing importance for women. And now, the search may have discovered an effective, new herbal alternative to the dangerous hormones.

aspirin less effective than P2Y12 inhibitors for secondary prevention

For decades routine medical advice has endorsed aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recent research has consistently chipped away at the justification for that advice. And now new research damages aspirin’s reputation even further.

ashwagandha improves quality of life, sleep and mental alertness in elderly

This ancient herb from the Ayurvedic tradition of India is easy to get, safe and cheap. And it is emerging as a promising new approach to insomnia.

vitamin D improves symptoms of autism

The number of children suffering from autism is rising dramatically: the number of cases has risen up to 5 times since the early 1990s. One in 68 children now suffer from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conventional medicine has offered little hope. The natural approach to autism seems to fare better. Treatment effectiveness ratings collected from 23,700 parents by the Autism Research Institute (ARI), consistently show greater benefit from nutrients than from drugs. Could vitamin D be one of those nutrients?

garlic supplements reduce high blood pressure

17.6% of all Canadians and 54.3% of all Americans between 65 and 74 struggle with high blood pressure. For many of those, drugs are not the answer, but garlic may be.

flaxseed oil as good as fish oil for diabetics with heart disease

Diabetics have an increased risk of heart disease. But a simple seed may help with both.

walnuts lengthen telomeres and may help you live longer

It may not be possible to live forever, but it looks like it’s possible to live longer!

COVID-19 and hydroxychloroquine

Update: Antimalarial drugs like hydroxychloroquine have a surprising history in times of pandemic: they keep showing up. But the evidence for hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is still cloudy.

echinacea helps anxiety

Echinacea is the best known immune herb. Is it also the least known anti-anxiety herb?

viruses and your immune system

“I was wrong,” Louis Pasteur is said to have cried out as he died, “The terrain is everything.”

Whether or not this death bed confession really happened, the battle between germ theory and terrain theory did. And germ theory won. In battling infection, conventional medicine has focussed exclusively on the germ, while natural medicine has focussed also on the terrain.

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