It’s used in traditional Indian medicine for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, infections and as a natural remedy for colic. In Chinese medicine, it’s often recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases, and in the Western world, it has found widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. In fact, the manufacturing of aloe vera extracts […]
Written by Dr. Allison Brager Looking to sleep better in 2017? Here’s how you can optimize your sleep as you head into the New Year. Getting high-quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do to impact your health. Just ask Lebron James, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Usain Bolt, Venus Williams, and Steve Nash […]
Bananas for Health The mere mentioning of the word is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of dedicated low-carbers, ketogenic dieters, and others who have become all but terrified of carbohydrate, in general, and fructose, in particular. And there may, indeed, be patient populations who are better off avoiding bananas most of […]
For some women, menstrual periods are no different from any other days: they go to work, hit the gym, run errands, and bounce through their days with as much energy and vitality as at any other time. Others are not so fortunate. For them, “that time of the month” means curling up on the couch with a hot water bottle against their back or abdomen and a bottle of ibuprofen within easy reach, and doing a workout or even cooking dinner is out of the question. With increasing warnings about the dangers of NSAIDs, and more people becoming interested in safe, natural, non-toxic remedies for common ailments, an effective remedy for the pain of dysmenorrhea may be hiding in plain sight in the spice cabinet. We’re talking about ginger.
White potatoes are a beloved American side entrée and highly touted “vegetable” with the strange ability to provoke hostile reactions when elimination is suggested. We can remove the soda, the candy bars, the fast food, and even the pasta, but… not the potatoes! Perhaps, it is the comfort food status, or the fact that it […]