Category Archive: Natural Health

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 09

Fenugreek, More Than an Odd Name

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of those words that has always fascinated me. As it turns out, this plant, which is also known as Greek hay, bird’s foot, and bockshornsame (which is a pretty cool name too!) has many interesting characteristics to go along with its name. I’d like to share them with you. To …

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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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Apr 27

Meet Your Mushrooms

I have always been a fan of mushrooms, especially portobellos. These “meaty” fungi are fantastic grilled with garlic or stuffed with veggies. As a vegan, I find them to be a delicious and easy menu option, especially when I eat out. Despite my fondness for these big mushrooms, I never knew until a few years …

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