Natural Health Remedies

3 Natural Depression Remedies

Depression is a serious problem. At any given time, about 8% of the population suffers from depression. Since depression can ebb and flow, the number of folks who are at risk of depression at any given point is much higher. And unfortunately—while we’ve been getting better—depression is still often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or mistreated. Depression isn’t […]

7 Natural Remedies for Stress

Sometimes, it feels like the world is growing more dangerous—and stressful—by the day. Turn on the TV, and you’re bombarded with the latest terror attack, the latest crime in your county, the latest danger to hang, wordlessly, over your head. And, no matter what the ads tell you, the solution isn’t a fad product like […]

Green Pea Cookies

This cookie uses peas and dates for sweetness. It also includes a little tofu, which makes them relatively high protein. So instead of a sugar-y, high calorie dessert, you have a high protein and delicious snack. I like to bring them to potlucks as a healthier alternative to cookies or cakes made with wheat. Get […]

Exercise: Natural Remedy for Arthritis

It probably sounds like the worst idea ever. If you’re one of the quarter of Americans with arthritis, your joints are swollen and tender. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. And here I come, promising relief—if you’ll just give those joints a workout. What? Exercise? That’s right, exercise. Don’t think I’m crazy or have a sadistic streak. […]

Green Pea Health Benefits

When WebMD talks, I listen. So when they honor green peas as their Vegetable of the Month, I say “right on.” These delicious little legumes crunch way above their weight in health benefits and provide many key nutrients rarely found anywhere else. Green peas—keep your eyes on them In addition to boatloads of vitamins and […]

3 Natural Calm Supplements

I love it when my level-headed, clear-eyed research colleagues use words like potent to describe the effects of an ingredient in a supplement. It means they’re excited—and in the case of Venetron®, a new, standardized extract of an ancient stress-relieving plant, they should be. So am I. How to tell when researchers are excited Here’s […]

Pickled asparagus and onions

Pickles are great, but they don’t have to be limited to cucumbers! I like to keep a few pickles of various kinds on hand as snacks, garnish, and hors d’oeuvres. They’re a simple make ahead dish, and it’s a good way to use the delightful array of fresh vegetables that you get over the summer. […]

Healthy Processed Food

If you’ve been reading my work for any length of time, you know that eating the right food is essential to your health. And you also know that the right foods, most often, are whole foods—organic, unprocessed, just the way it would look if you plucked it off the tree or the vine. But is […]

Do Soybeans Cause Breast Cancer?

Soybeans are one of the more controversial foods out there today. Some folks make soybeans a staple of their diet—especially vegetarians, who eat tofu as a major source of protein. And there are others who swear off everything soy, knowing that a number of the chemicals in soy mimic human hormones in unpredictable ways. And […]

Lead Danger from Water Pipes

Until recently, it seemed lead was a problem from another age. Like smallpox and syphilis, the danger of lead felt far away—perhaps present somewhere in the world, but not here in the United States. Flint, Michigan changed all that. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the story—how Flint’s municipal plumbing pipes were corroded by acidic […]

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