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The Story About CBD (A 3-part series)

Welcome to our 3-part series on CBD. Here we’ll tackle all the questions you’ve had about CBD but didn’t know who to ask. On to part one: CBD Basics! CBD Basics CBD seems to have something for everyone. It may be hard to believe, but if you have...

The Healing Power of Plants

Jim Duke, America's elder statesman of herbs and spices, is a dedicated and strong-willed scientist whose advocacy of natural healing methods has never diminished. Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1929, Duke earned his doctorate in botany from the...

A Field Guide to Stress

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Kenneth R. Pelletier Ph.D. about explains how a prolonged biological stress pattern leads to disease. He details how to break this pattern with various stress management options, rather than illness.

Self-Care In a Mexican Village

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews David Werner about the self-care network run by the farm people among the villages in western Mexico. These people with no formal medical training have learned how to handle preventive and curative medicine for their...

Manifesto for a New Medicine

Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews James Gordon, M.D. about the dramatic advances in public acceptance of alternative medicine in the past decade and how he first became involved with alternatives. Dr. Gordon offers inspiring stories of healing from...

Natural Health, Natural Medicine

Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews Andrew Weil, M.D. about his views on integrating natural medicine into conventional healthcare settings and the need to reform medical school curriculum, medical licensing boards, and government policies.

Of Love, Death, And The Medical Cold War

In "Of Love, Death, And The Medical Cold War" Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews A. Robert Smith about his late wife Jane’s final illness as an example of the adversarial relations and lack of coordination between the alternative and conventional...

Yellow Dock

Rumex crispus Polygonaceae Names: Curled or Curly Dock. Habitat: A common European weed. Collection: The roots should be unearthed in late summer and autumn, between August and October. Clean well and split length ways before drying. Part Used: Root...

Euonymus atropurpureus

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Euonymus atropurpureus Part Used: Root bark. Constituents: Cardenolides based on digitoxigenin Alkaloids such as asparagine & atropurpurine Sterols; euonysterol, atropurpurol, homoeuonysterol Actions: Cholagogue, hepatic, laxative, diuretic...

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