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Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on prin



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What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy.



Ten benefits of shilajit

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. Learn about the potential health benefits.



What are the benefits of a steam room

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

A look at steam rooms, which are a popular way for people to enjoy a range of health benefits. Learn more about the risks and benefits that are proven.



Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?



All you need to know about fat-soluble vitamins

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body.



How to treat a toothache at home

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine a number of home remedies for relieving the pain of a toothache. We also look at when someone should see a dentist.



What are the benefits of nopal?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits.



What to know about making yourself sneeze

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion.



What are the best ways to make yourself burp?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at how to make yourself burp. Included is detail on how burping works and the best strategies to force belching in order to relieve gas.



What you should know about essential oils for erectile dysfunction

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at essential oils for erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on what oils work and how they do so, in addition to those that do not work.



I experienced -80°C and lived to tell the tale

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in a small chamber set to -80°C. I tried it out so that you don't have to, and this is what it felt like.



What are the possible benefits of MCT oil?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine the potential uses and health benefits of MCT oils. We also take a look at natural sources of MCT fats.



How to get rid of a blind pimple

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Blind pimples are usually not noticeable from a distance, but the lump can be felt by running a finger over the skin's surface. Learn more.



Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices?



What you should know about rose water

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it.



What are the benefits of wheatgrass?

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at the benefits of wheatgrass, a popular health food. Included is detail on the taste of wheatgrass and how to prepare it for consumption.



What are the best essential oils for allergies?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at essential oils for allergies. Included is information on the best oils for different types of allergies, how to use them, and the side effects.



Can apple cider vinegar treat erectile dysfunction?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at apple cider vinegar and erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on the safety of apple cider vinegar and how to use it correctly.



What you should know about freezing warts

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at freezing warts, a method of wart removal. Included is detail on how cryosurgery works, and what types of wart respond best to this treatment.



Flu and colds: Why do we cough?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Whether dry or chesty, coughing fits are customary when flu or the common cold is involved. But what causes us to cough? We investigate.



Does an onion in the sock work for a cold?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the folk remedy of an onion in the sock for cold and flu treatment. We determine whether it works, and explore the other benefits of onions.



Can mindfulness help you shed those extra pounds?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new systematic review reveals the potential of mindfulness techniques in aiding people to lose excess weight and avoid a rebound.



What are the options for natural hair regrowth?

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at how to regrow hair naturally. Included is detail on the efficacy of home remedies, the impact of hair care, and whether common myths are true.



Causes and treatments for nose scabs

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

With many blood vessels and nerve endings in this area, bleeding and painful scabs in the nose are common issues. Learn about the causes and treatment.



What foods to eat if you have diarrhea

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

A limited diet can help a person reduce the symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, learn what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and when to see a doctor.