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.


Using massive doses of IV vitamin C has been suggested in China for patients with COVID-19. Vitamin C is not a proven treatment but deserves future research.

flavonols from fruit vegetables and chocolate prevent Alzheimer's

Could it be possible to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s by eating more of the right foods? Sound too good to be true? Maybe not!

saffron helps insomnia

Saffron does a lot of things! And now we know that if you are one of the many people who fight with insomnia all night, saffron may be your herbal lullabye.

Mediterranean diet promotes longevity by protecting seniors from frailty and protecting cognition

The Mediterranean diet keeps you young, and, surprisingly, it does it, in part, by keeping the bacteria in your gut young.

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation guidelines no longer recommend Aspirin for prevention of heart and cardiovascular disease

5.3 million Canadian adults take Aspirin to prevent heart disease. Most of them, according to new Heart and Stroke Foundation guidelines published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, should stop.

lavender improves anxiety

15% of people worldwide suffer from anxiety. But help may be a beautiful flower away.

blueberry prevents depression in adolescents

Blueberries may be blue, but you don’t have to be. The blue berry may be the answer for adolescents who are suffering from the blues. Could blueberries really be an antidepressant berry?

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