Personal Care

Sensitivity, Stress Reduction & Quelling Inflammation Are Keys to Managing Acne

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 8, No. 3. , 2007

High-dose vitamin A, an inflammation-lowering diet, stress reduction and a healthy dose of kindness can go a long way toward reducing the physical and psychosocial impact of acne.

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Intensive Essential Oil Therapy: Effective Treatment for Common Acute Infections

By Corinne Adrion-Israelsen | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. , 2006

In the US, most people use aromatic essential oils for relaxation and other forms of aromatherapy. In France, they have a long history of internal use for the prevention and treatment of common infections. Corinne Andrion-Israelsen, who trained in the French tradition, explores the history and clinical application of plant essential oils.

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To Sleep, Perchance To Heal: Managing Sleep Disorders Without Medications

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 3. , 2008

Chronic sleep problems are so common that many people simply accept them as an inevitable part of modern life. But lack of sleep is extremely detrimental to health. According to Anne McClenon, ND, chronic sleep loss should be considered a medical emergency. But quick-fix drugs are not the answer. Nutrients like melatonin, herbs like Valerian, and elimination of late night TV or computer use, are a lot safer and more effective in restoring healthy sleep.

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Tackling the Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Fiber, Long-Chain Fatty Acids, Vitamin D

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 1. , 2008

Many Americans are well fed but poorly nourished, thanks to a calorie rich, nutrient poor diet. This is a major driver of chronic diseases. Fortunately, it’s correctable. In the first of a two-part article, Steven Masley, MD, a nutrition-centered primary care doctor, offers tips for managing the most common deficiencies, including fiber, omega-3s, vitamin D and the B vitamins.

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Red vs Red: How Tomatoes Can Tame Summer Sunburn

By Stacey J. Bell, D.Sc, RD - Vol. 8, No. 2. , 2007

For many people, summer means sunburn. Fortunately, summer also provides protection. Those juicy tomatoes available by the bushel-ful in the hot months appear to be good for preventing or minimizing sunburn!