Category Archive: Disease and Conditions

Nov 28

Magic of Music and Alzheimer’s Disease

Previously I’ve written about the magic of music and Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, in which I revealed how exposing patients to music from their past has been successful in reaching them in ways not attainable with conventional medical methods. It’s been shown that quality of life can improve significantly with the simple …

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Jun 14

How Music Heals Your Heart

The other day I was thinking about one of Elton John’s songs, “sad songs say so much.” Music has a unique power to move us, especially in matters of the heart. But what about the power of music to heal the heart—not when it comes to love but medicine. The idea that music heals is …

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Jun 06

Natural Remedies for Muscle Cramps

While attending a homeopathy conference in Albuquerque with a group of health writers, I suddenly experienced a muscle cramp in my foot during breakfast. Immediately one of the women at the table placed a banana in front of me. “Quick, eat this and you’ll feel better in a few minutes.” I gobbled it down and …

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May 03

Lyme Disease Natural Immune Boosters

As we enjoy the warmer weather, thoughts of family vacations and BBQs may be mixed with concerns about Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 27,203 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the United States in 2013. However, the CDC also reports that the actual number of cases is …

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Mar 30

Stuttering and Life Lessons

One percent of the world’s population, or roughly 70 million people, live with a speech disorder called stuttering. Males are about four times more likely than females to have this condition. Stuttering has been around since ancient times; in fact, Moses and Aristotle were said to have this condition. Other people challenged by stuttering include …

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