Prevention

Hyperactivity

One of the side effects of our modern environment and diet has been an increase in illnesses such as autism and hyperactivity. It is important to recognize that these do not have a single cause but are rather the common endpoint for many different...

A Healthy Summer: For Overweight Kids

Would you be shocked to learn of a roughly 300% increase in overweight children and adolescents over the last 40 years? In "A Healthy Summer: for overweight kids" Barry Bittman, M.D. presents two scenarios. One is a child's typical poor diet, no...

Breathing Practices

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Breathing Practices" Dr. Roger Jahnke explains the numerous beneficial physiological mechanisms that are triggered when...

Friendly Bacteria

A large body of research over the past ninety years has demonstrated the preventive value of eating foods fermented with Lactobacilli or their cousins, Bifidobacteria. Eating these friendly bacteria prevents intestinal infection due to viruses or...

Foods that Heal

In this column Dr. Galland discusses detoxifying foods which protect against the effects of environmental pollution, free-radical induced cell damage and cancer through dietary anti-oxidants. Foods that are richest in these anti-oxidants are red...

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners as a folk remedy. In the column "Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)" Ray Sahelian, M.D. alerts us to several...

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