Health

A Couple of Natural Ways to Boost Vein Health

When blood vessels are loose, relaxed, and wide, good things happen. It means nutrient-rich oxygenated blood can circulate throughout your body. Good circulation means lower blood pressure, less risk for heart disease, and improved overall health. Your body wants to move blood through as efficiently as possible. You even produce chemicals like nitric oxide to

Scoliosis: What Causes It and 3 Ways to Improve Your Posture

Edited by Mu Jian Having an incorrect posture while lying down, sitting, or standing can cause scoliosis over a long period of time. For instance, using your mobile phone while lying down can lead to injuring your spine. Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person has a S-curved spine instead of a naturally

You Can’t Eat Sunscreen, but These Foods Could Have Same Effect

Now that the weather is warming up and you’re likely spending more time outside in the sun, it’s time to think about how best to protect your skin. You need a certain amount of sun every day to maintain adequate vitamin D, 10–15 minutes for someone with very pale skin, someone with very dark skin

Yin and Yang: The Path to a Balanced Life

Stand on one foot for just a few seconds, and life can immediately become awkward or even precarious. Once you’re back in balance with both feet firmly on the ground, strength, stability, and harmony return. This is the lesson of yin and yang. Yin and yang are symbolized by the taiji—a circle composed of two teardrops; one

A Guide to Dealing With Tiredness, Boredom of the Lockdown

This pandemic is no longer an exciting (but scary) novelty. We’re more than a couple of months into this lockdown, and it’s wearing on many of us. We experience it as boredom, tiredness, and exhaustion, as an ongoing burden, and can’t wait for it to be over. We lose patience and want to do something—anything.

Another Doctor Argues Against Lockdown: It’s Time We Ended This Disastrous Policy

Commentary Add my name to the list of physicians who cannot stay silent any longer. The lockdowns must end. They must end immediately and in earnest, not a slow sinking into a morass of rules so complex, illogical, and destructive of privacy as to make lockdown look enjoyable. In March, the argument for lockdowns was simple: SARS-CoV-2

Dementia: Eating Plenty of Apples, Berries and Tea Linked to Lower Risk

We’re often told to eat more fruits and vegetables—and for good reason. Many of the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are responsible for important health benefits, in particular preventing a wide range of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. A growing body of evidence even suggests that flavonoids, a group of compounds found in almost every

Censoring Evidence on Vitamin C

Many of us reach for vitamin C for any cold or flu. But doctors who administer, or even promote, this nutrient to treat COVID-19 risk intimidation and censorship. On April 23, FBI agents raided the Allure Medical Clinic in Shelby Township, Michigan. The visit came soon after Allure announced that it was treating COVID-19 patients using intravenous

Obesity and COVID-19: A Deadly Combination

Obesity is a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. Obesity is not merely an aesthetic matter, but it is a medical condition that can be life-threatening.  Obesity considerably increases one’s risk of having a large number of diseases, ranging from hypertension to a weakened immune system. In the United States alone,

The Benefits of Doing Our Best, Even in Adversity

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”

Yang Energy Reaches Its Peak as Plants Emerge Into Their Growth Phase

A solar term is a period of about two weeks and is based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. Solar terms form the traditional Chinese calendar system. The calendar follows the ancient Chinese belief that living in accordance with nature will enable one to live a harmonious life. This article series explores each of

Searching for Inner Peace: Meditation Brings Solace Amid Pandemic

Sometimes it takes a pandemic to find the most important thing in one’s life. When the District of Columbia issued quarantine orders, Courtney Dowe rushed to 10 stores in search of cleaning supplies and toilet paper, which panicked consumers had all but stripped from store shelves. Fear and self-doubt began to take hold as Dowe flashed back to her

The Healthiest Food Choices During a Pandemic

By Barbara Danza As we face this pandemic, the food we choose takes on renewed importance. With confusing and conflicting nutritional information out there, it can be challenging to know the best way to cook and eat. We asked naturopathic doctor and nontoxic-living expert Dr. Christian Gonzalez for his advice on what to buy and

Developing a Mindset of Resilience

Resilience-based research tells us that how we deal with adversity is more important than the actual traumatic event. It’s best to be proactive and engaged when facing challenges. We’re in trouble if we fall into a state of “learned helplessness,” in which we believe we have no control over changing or controlling our situation. Psychologists define

Preventing a Possible Second Deadlier Wave of COVID-19 in Fall

Viral infections occur in a predictable seasonal pattern increasing in prevalence during the colder months of the year. In fact, a low-grade viral infection is commonly referred to as a “cold” because of when it occurs. What environmental factor varies with the seasons and affects our biology to such an extent that it influences our

How to Keep Coronavirus Worries from Disrupting Your Sleep

Many people I know have been complaining lately about losing sleep. It’s no surprise why. All of us are feeling increased stress and worry as our lives are turned upside down. COVID-19 can keep us up at night. What can we do to protect our sleep? For answers, I turned to Shelby Harris, former director

How to Stay Strong at Home When You Can’t Get to the Gym

If you’re used to hitting the gym a few times a week for a workout, you might be feeling cooped up. Even worse, you might be starting to feel weak. For the past two weeks, most people have stayed away from the gym—whether because of their reservations about working out during the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese

Communicating With Your Partner While Stuck at Home

Many of us are several weeks into stay-at-home directives from our governments and health officials. For many, social distancing means sharing a confined space with romantic partners while navigating new stressful issues including sudden unemployment, working from home, child care and the never-ceasing uncertainty. Unsurprisingly, there are reports of divorce rates skyrocketing in China since the outbreak

Immunity in the Time of COVID-19

This COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory. We have no idea where it’s going and when it might end. It can make you feel scared and rock your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Many people feel helpless in the wake of this virus that’s moving through our country with alarming speed. Taking action, however small, can

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