Add this to your diet if you're diabetic: The English walnut prevents neuropathy
(Natural News) Research has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf can prevent and treat peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes that affect all peripheral nerves. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of the English walnut leaf extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists analyze the antioxidant properties of the pepper fruit tree
(Natural News) Extracts from the pepper fruit tree (Dennettia tripetala) have been found to have antifungal, insecticidal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In a study that was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers investigated the potential of essential oils from the plant’s unripe (UFO) and ripe (RFO) fruit as an antibacterial and antioxidant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage your cholesterol levels naturally with this Chinese herbal pill
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative has identified two active ingredients in the Danqi pill – prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for heart disease – which can help improve metabolism and cholesterol levels. Researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine indicate that salvianolic acids, as well as saponins from Chinese ginseng... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers say this common African tree holds the key to a natural cure for malaria
(Natural News) The waterberry tree (Syzygium guineense), a common medicinal plant found in many parts of Africa, holds the potential to be a natural treatment for malaria, according to researchers from the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked at whether leaf extracts from the waterberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient thunder god vine could hold the cure to the obesity epidemic
Scientists from the German Center for Diabetes Research found that when the herbal extract celastrol is fed to obese mice, the rodents eat less, which causes them to shed the pounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedies to treat ear infections
(Natural News) There are natural ways to relieve symptoms of ear infections. You need not resort to antibiotics, which may or may not be effective. There is data that suggest that mild ear infections (otherwise called acute otitis externa) usually go away on their own and do not improve with antibiotics. However, you can help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating arthritis pathogenesis with Cat's whiskers extract
(Natural News) Cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon stamineus) has been traditionally used to treat gout, arthritis, and other conditions related to inflammation. Its potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis was examined in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Italy used 50 percent ethanol extract of cat’s whiskers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The therapeutic benefits of coconut water vinegar in treating liver damage
(Natural News) Vinegar made from coconut water has been commonly consumed in some cultures to treat diseases, such as liver disorders and inflammation. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, coconut water vinegar was found to help treat liver damage induced by acetaminophen. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Vietnam... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The English walnut leaf shows potential in treating streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy
(Natural News) Research has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf has the ability to prevent and treat streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, investigated the therapeutic effects of English walnut leaf extract against diabetic neuropathy in mice. A team of researchers from Mazandaran University of Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two traditional African medicines observed to kill cancer cells – study
(Natural News) Cancer remains as one of the leading causes of death in the world today. A comprehensive study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine sought to determine which of 31 plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine can serve as a potential alternative treatment for the condition. More than eight million people die... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storage of body fat
(Natural News) Lesser known fruits and plants have been gradually taking the spotlight in alternative medicine as natural remedies to various health conditions and improving overall nutrition. One study focused on sea buckthorn oil and how it can affect the body when added to a diet. Fatty acids are primarily energy sources and membrane constituents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of black seed oil
Black seed oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine as people believe that it offers a range of health benefits. Does it really work though? In this article, we look at the scientific research on how black seed oil affects health. We explore its effects on medical conditions, skin health, and weight loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can cannabis be a sleep aid?
There are many potential benefits of using cannabis where the drug is legal. One of these is as a sleep aid. There are, however, things to be aware of when using cannabis as a sleep aid, including the potential for dependency. Learn more about the pros and cons of using cannabis for sleeping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers look at the potential of rice bran in treating cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Research has found that rice bran can potentially be used as an alternative treatment for cardiovascular diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has revealed that rice bran extract can prevent blood clot formation by inhibiting the clumping of platelets in the blood. For the study, researchers from Malaysia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH names Dr. Helene Langevin director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., named director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Herbal and holistic solutions for neurodegenerative and depressive disorders: leads from Ayurveda - Sharma R, Kabra A, Rao MM, Prajapati PK.
Neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and anxiety pose a major public health problem and are associated with the considerable burden of disease, suicides, phy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Acute hepatitis due to garcinia cambogia extract, an herbal weight loss supplement - Sharma A, Akagi E, Njie A, Goyal S, Arsene C, Krishnamoorthy G, Ehrinpreis M.
The Drug Induced Liver Injury Network reports dietary supplements as one of the most important causes of drug induced hepatotoxicity, yet millions of people use these supplements without being aware of their potential life-threatening side effects. Garcini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Potential forensic issues in overseas travellers exposed to local herbal products - Farrington R, Musgrave I, Nash C, Byard RW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathic Drugs Recalled
Due to the risk of infection, consumers who have water-based homeopathic products made by King Bio Inc. of Asheville, N.C., for children, adults or pets should throw them away, the FDA said Tuesday. The drugs may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the agency said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Lecture to explore the impact of nature on health
Information about an upcoming lecture by Dr. Gregory Bratman titled “Nature Contact and Human Health: A Multimethod Approach. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults, and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Due to the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Don't buy into the backlash & mdash; the science on meditation is clear
Every cultural trend experiences a backlash at some point. But one flawed study can't diminish the benefits of meditation in the workplace. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Don't buy into the backlash - the science on meditation is clear
Every cultural trend experiences a backlash at some point. But one flawed study can't diminish the benefits of meditation in the workplace. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

FDA alerts consumers, pet owners not to use products manufactured by King Bio, including Dr. King ’s label, homeopathic drug and pet products
FDA alerts consumers, pet owners not to use products manufactured by King Bio, including Dr. King ’s label, homeopathic drug and pet products (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Due to the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma
(Natural News) According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines
(Natural News) You might not know it, but you are locked in a vicious cycle where the over-the-counter (OTC) prescription drugs you take are keeping you from achieving true health. An article on Survivopedia recommends completely dropping the harmful medicine for natural, safer, and actually effective herbal means of healing. OTC drugs are much more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Indian madder offers a natural way to remedy diarrhea
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirmed the medicinal properties of the Indian madder, a traditional medicine used in China for its anti-diarrheal and anti-inflammatory effects. Diarrhea is one of the deadliest health conditions in many developing countries. To an adult, it might seem more like an annoyance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Good Is Lebanese Cannabis? Scientists Seek Herbal Remedies How Good Is Lebanese Cannabis? Scientists Seek Herbal Remedies
Locked away safely in an academic's study in Lebanon is a plant that researchers hope to transform from one of the country's most notorious exports into a lucrative pharmaceutical.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Personality traits and occupational demands are linked to dietary supplement use in soldiers: a cross-sectional study of sensation seeking behaviors - Hatch AM, Cole RE, DiChiara AJ, McGraw SM, Merrill EP, Wright AO, Lieberman HR, Bukhari AS.
INTRODUCTION: Military personnel use dietary supplements (DS) more frequently and in a higher quantity than the general population. Patterns of DS used and the motivation for use among the military population are different than those of the civilian popula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How you can use herbs to treat mood swings, stress and anxiety
Master herbalist Sara-Chana Silverstein's new book Moodtopia is a go-to guide for people who want to  incorporate homeopathy into their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Collagen Supplements Help Skin, Hair, Nails and Joints?
Any benefits from collagen supplements appear to be limited. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Skin Diet and Nutrition Hair Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Arthritis Labeling and Labels (Product) Joints (Body Part) Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Eat more blueberries to protect yourself from bacterial infections
(Natural News) Eat more blueberries not only because they are delicious, but also because they can protect you from bacterial infections. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) can potentially be used as natural therapeutic agents for treating infections. Researchers at Université Laval in Canada... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How good is Lebanese cannabis? Scientists seek herbal remedies
Locked away safely in an academic's study in Lebanon is a plant that researchers hope to transform from one of the country's most notorious exports into a lucrative pharmaceutical. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

Scientists develop potential alternative treatment for arthritis
(Natural News) A recently released herbal medicine could offer a means of treating arthritis without resorting to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In a Korean animal study, the herbal complex ChondroT was shown to alleviate the crippling effects of osteoarthritis on rats. As more and more people enter old age, osteoarthritis is becoming a serious problem.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using the highbush blueberry to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) Researchers at Université Laval in Canada looked at the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) proanthocyanidins. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can be used as an agent for treating bacterial infections. For the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Recommend Vitamins to Your Patients? Do You Recommend Vitamins to Your Patients?
Although there is little evidence that vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements have health benefits, people, including clinicians, continue to take them.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tong-Xie-Yao-Fang vs Placebo for Diarrhea-Predominant IBS Tong-Xie-Yao-Fang vs Placebo for Diarrhea-Predominant IBS
Might the Chinese herbal formula Tong-Xie-Yao-Fang be effective in controlling symptoms of IBS-D?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Institutional Training Programs for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses institutional training programs supported by NCCIH including T32 programs and one T90/R90 program. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Understanding the Influence of the Experimental Setting on Pain Ratings
In this NCCIH-funded study, researchers suggest the experimental setting influences how study participants assess painful stimuli; these findings may help researchers design studies to better understand the mechanisms involved in chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

The sycamore fig: A powerful ally in preventing mental disorders caused by stress
(Natural News) Researchers have found that the sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus) could be used to reverse that adverse effects caused by stress. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that the bark of the sycamore fig contains bioactive compounds that function similarly to antidepressants which can treat conditions brought about by an unpredictable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curly dock found to help prevent osteoporosis
(Natural News) People who are at risk for osteoporosis would do well to be acquainted with curly dock (Rumex crispus). According to researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, the roots of the herb curly dock can be used to prevent weak and brittle bones. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined whether... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom and certain microalgae are great ways to enhance your immune system
(Natural News) Every day, you are exposed to free radicals which, if uncontrolled, can cause various diseases. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of extracts from reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris (CV) can be an effective weapon against free radicals and their harmful effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utilization of Chinese herbal medicine and its association with the risk of fracture in patients with Parkinson's disease in Taiwan - Chen KY, Wu MY, Yang PS, Chiang JH, Hsu CY, Chen CY, Yen HR.
This study aimed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Scientists suggest therapeutic bathing to treat atopic dermatitis
(Natural News) The next time your skin feels itchy, you might want to take a bath first: Researchers from Yonsei University in South Korea suggest bathing in spring water is a safe way to treat symptoms of atopic dermatitis. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated the benefits of balneotherapy in high-concentration mineral spring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distinctly pretty and delicate, the wild carrot may be a natural treatment for cancer
(Natural News) Don’t let its tiny, delicate, white flowers lead you into underestimating the wild carrot. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, this plant’s oil extracts could have huge medicinal benefits, specifically, the ability to fight skin cancer. Every year, more people in the U.S. are diagnosed with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news