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Category: Natural remedies

Detox with an Ionic Foot Bath

Pulling out toxins through the soles of your feet is an effective way to detoxify your body, and an ionic foot bath can be a way to do it. I’ll admit that ionic foot baths can seem to be one of the hokiest things in the world of natural health. Which makes it even more cool […]

A Natural Treatment for Depression: Probiotics

Participants in a study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity showed a reduced amount of ruminative thoughts leading to depression after supplementing with several species of probiotics for one month. The gut microbiome really is the new frontier when it comes to the science of human health, and the more we learn about our little […]

Is It A Cold or Is It Allergies?

Your nose is running,  your head feels stuffy, you’ve been sneezing… you know you feel crappy, but how do you know if it’s a cold or if it’s allergies? A better question might be: What color is your snot? Long ago I learned from an allergist that you can tell a lot from the color […]

The Link Between Nutrition and Mental Illness

Clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge at the University of Canterbury insists that optimizing nutrition is a safe and effective treatment for mental illness. She argues that our reliance on pharmaceuticals has led us down the wrong path when it comes to mental illness. While she notes that medications can be very effective in the short term, […]

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer or Polyps?

A new study has found bacterial ‘bunches’ are prevalent on colon polyps and cancers. Perhaps we may be able to reduce the risk of colon cancer just by taking probiotics and prebiotics to help keep the levels of bad bacteria at bay. Plant-based digestive enzymes would likely also be helpful to reduce and inhibit biofilm formation. Here’s the whole […]