What is diverticulosis? What does it look like (pictures)?

My doctor just diagnosed me with diverticulitis. What does this mean, and how can I treat this condition naturally? Diverticular diseases have become very common in the US, especially among the over-50 set, so you’re certainly not alone. People often develop diverticulosis, a condition characterized by small, pouch-like herniations called diverticula in the lining of … Read more

Tips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Extra stress during the holidays—from activities like shopping, social commitments, and traveling—increases cortisol in the body, which can lead to more oil production and, ultimately, a pesky pimple. Try these tips to maintain your health and decrease acne breakouts during this holiday season. Sleep schedule, interrupted. Late parties, staying out with family, or last minute shopping … Read more

Yoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues

Premenstrual syndrome—better known as PMS—includes at least 150 different symptoms that run the gamut from irritability and fatigue to backaches and bloating, from herpes outbreaks and crying jags to insomnia, sugar cravings, and migraines. In order to alleviate what ayurvedic physicians call a woman’s monthly dysfunction, it helps to understand what causes it in the … Read more

The Clear Skin Diet

Jodi Frestedt breezed through her teenage years without so much as a pimple. While most of her peers suffered their share of embarrassing breakouts, Frestedt never gave her skin a second thought as she posed for school pictures and primped for prom. But at age 26, her face erupted in a slew of blemishes, leaving … Read more

Jet Lag

Q: I travel a lot and often suffer jet lag. What can I take or do to maintain energy and sleep well even when I cross time zones? A: Our body has a biological cycle closely tied to the cycle of light and dark during the course of a 24-hour day. Melatonin, a secretion from … Read more

Fluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal or inconclusive. The long-term effects of ingested fluoride remain unclear. A recent study published in … Read more

How the Brain Sees Pain

Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate the pain. When you hurt yourself, pain receptors … Read more