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5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger
(Natural News) In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Normalize blood sugar with stem cell boosters
All the patients that I see in my clinic are special… But sometimes there’s a patient who really leaves a mark on you. I recently had a patient like that. He was living 3,000 miles away in Ireland and had seen one of my daily e-newsletters. Right after reading it, he made an appointment, booked a flight and came to my clinic in South Florida. I’ll call him K.O. About 10 years ago, K.O. was diagnosed with dangerously high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes and out-of-control blood pressure. He was 50 years old and taking 10 prescriptions a day. His kidneys were failing him and he was on the short list for a kid...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition blood sugar carbs diabetes energy stem cells Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Sudan:Almolaytah - Food, Beverage and Medicine All in One Parcel
[SudaNow] The use of al-molaytah herb varies from one region to another in Sudan. But all Sudanese agree on the consumption of al-molaytah as a food and a medicine for certain ailments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the […]Related:In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man’s body to try to cure a disease. What’s next?American Heart Association president has heart attackFDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Dr. Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now […]Related:In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man’s body to try to cure a disease. What’s next?American Heart Association president has heart attackFDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns herbal supplement kratom has similar effects to narcotics
Kratom is a plant some people use to treat pain, anxiety and depression. The FDA warns Kratom can be addictive and life-threatening, issuing a public health advisory this week and warning people about its possible dangers. The agency says Kratom has similar risks to opioids and suggested its use could "expand the opioid epidemic." Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man ’ s body to try to cure a disease. What ’ s next?
Scientists have attempted to cure a patient with a rare genetic disorder by rewriting the DNA inside his body, in a first-of-its-kind therapy they hope could one day be applied to numerous other conditions including hemophilia and sickle cell disease. The procedure, which took place on Monday at the University of California at San Francisco's Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif., involved sending what the […]Related:American Heart Association president has heart attackFDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deathsHow we got the...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another natural remedy for alcoholism and depression? South American psychedelic herb promotes feelings of well-being, according to new study
(Natural News) A new study has found that a traditional psychedelic herb from South America can potentially be used as a natural remedy for alcoholism and depression and can promote feelings of well-being. In the study, researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London (UCL) examined the effects of the psychedelic herb known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Heart Association president has heart attack
American Heart Association President John Warner suffered a heart attack during the organization's annual conference in Southern California, where he spoke about his family's history with heart disease. Warner, vice president and chief executive of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, was recovering after what the American Heart Association called a “minor” episode Monday morning at the organization's Scientific Sessions, […]Related:FDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deathsHow we got the story about monkeypoxThese scientists say you&r...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yet another highly effective herb for sore throats: Icelandic moss is full of nutrients and has been used for eons
(Natural News) Sore throat is the dry, scratchy feeling in the throat can be annoyingly painful. Throughout the years, people have come up with natural ways on how to treat it — from using honey and lemon to gargling salt water, and now even moss. A new study reveals that the plant, particularly Icelandic moss,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By
The DEA had previously tried to ban it. Now the FDA is leading the charge. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Herbal opioid alternative has killed 36 people
The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the US as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. But the FDA warns it is dangerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns of injuries, deaths from herbal supplement
Kratom has gained popularity as a treatment for pain ​ and drug dependence, but the FDA says it carries similar risks to opioids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Herb Kratom's Opioid-Like Harms
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Herbal Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Users have opposed efforts to regulate the plant, saying it could be a safer alternative to opioid pain pills that have caused an epidemic of abuse. But the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that kratom carries similar risks, including addi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News FDA Kratom Source Type: news

FDA warns of ‘ deadly risks ’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths
The Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning Tuesday to consumers to stay away from the herbal supplement kratom, saying regulators are aware of 36 deaths linked to products containing the substance. Consumers are increasingly using the supplement, which comes from a plant in Southeast Asia, for pain, anxiety and depression, as well as […]Related:How we got the story about monkeypoxBlood pressure of 130 is the new ‘high,’ according to first update of guidelines in 14 yearsBill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom
Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Herbal Supplement Kratom's Opioid-Like Harms
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an advisory about harms tied to kratom -- an imported herbal supplement with opioid-like effects that is increasing in popularity. People are taking the unapproved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Swap salt for THIS at dinner to reduce high BP
HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by cutting back on salt, and by swapping it for herbs and spices, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Adapt" to stress with these 5 adaptogenic herbs
(Natural News) People, especially women, have resorted to various kinds of products and services to reduce stress. Stress, (and anxiety in extension) after all, can lead to a plethora of diseases such as asthma, depression, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The newest solution to fighting off that perpetual exhaustion and boosting your energy levels is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent news about syndrome zero
I have urgent news. I consider this to be the biggest health crisis of all time. As a matter of fact, it’s a rapidly growing pandemic spreading around the world. When we look at the rate of new incidences, it’s only a matter of time before every man, woman and child on the planet will be affected. But what’s truly alarming is that it’s at the very root of every chronic disease plaguing our modern world. Cancer Heart disease Diabetes Obesity Alzheimer’s I named this emerging new threat Syndrome Zero. And while mainstream medicine has yet to connect the dots like I have, evidence that supports...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Natural Cures Alzheimer's Cancer Chronic diseases diabetes heart disease obesity Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement company ’s claims
Therapeutic Goods Administration approved advertising for product said to relieve urologic symptoms, despite scientific evidence to the contraryThe Therapeutic Goods Administration has been accused of putting the supplements industry before consumers after it allowed a herbal remedy manufacturer to advertise one of its products as helpful in relieving urologic symptoms – despite scientific evidence to the contrary.The TGAapproved an application from the Tomato Pill Company requesting permission to advertise a product called Ateronon XY Pro as helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, inc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Alternative medicine Business (Australia) Australia news Medical research Source Type: news

Herb-drug interactions in neurological disorders: a critical appraisal - Wilson V, Maulik SK.
Herbal drugs are being used worldwide in a variety of disorders with the misguided belief that they are absolutely safe compared to drugs of modern medicine. This trend is also evident in debilitating neurological and psychiatric disorders such as cerebrov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Herbal traditional Chinese medicine and suspected liver injury: a prospective study - Melchart D, Hager S, Albrecht S, Dai J, Weidenhammer W, Teschke R.
AIM: To analyze liver tests before and following treatment with herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in order to evaluate the frequency of newly detected liver injury. METHODS: Patients with normal values of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) as a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Best natural supplements: THESE herbs could help fatigue, diabetes, stress and cholesterol
NATURAL supplements called adaptogens are rising in popularity thanks to celebrity fans and claims they can do everything from reduce stress and fatigue to manage blood sugar and cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you trust your brand of supplements? Researchers found a majority of supplements collected at liver treatment centers were mislabeled
(Natural News) A presentation that was delivered at the 2017 Liver Meeting that was conducted by the American Association for the Research of Liver Diseases in Washington, D.C. showed that the mislabeling of ingredients is a common occurrence in herbal and dietary supplements, especially in bodybuilding and weight loss products. “In looking at those cases,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-, herb- and dietary supplement-induced liver injury - Cavalieri ML, D'Agostino D.
Drug- and substance-induced liver injury accounts for approximately 20% of pediatric cases of acute liver failure. It is caused by two mechanisms: direct and idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity. Direct hepatotoxicity is the result of the administration of a drug ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?
More than half of the herbal and dietary supplements analyzed by researchers contained ingredients that differed from the list on their labels. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Herbal Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again. More than half of the herbal and dietary supplements analyzed by researchers contained ingredients that differed from the list on their labels. Some had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exploring mega-diverse biotas with DNA Barcodes at the 7th iBOL Conference
(University of Johannesburg) DNA barcoding and related techniques are increasingly used in wildlife crime and authentication of commercial products, such as herbal products and seafood. Hosted for the first time on the African continent, the 7th International Barcode of Life Conference takes place on November 20 - 24, 2017 within the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Presenters will highlight the dramatic rise of studies on environmental DNA and diverse uses of high-throughput gene sequencing techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns Companies Against Claims That Marijuana Cures Diseases
The agency singled out businesses claiming their products could cure cancer or diabetes, and vanquish other illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Marijuana Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Food and Drug Administration Cancer Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Evaluate claims of complementary and alternative medicine
This article is written by?Mayo Clinic Staff. ______________________________________________ Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, such as herbal remedies and acupuncture, are growing in popularity. And thanks to increasing research on CAM treatments, doctors are now better able to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Traditional Chinese Herbal Treatment Shows Promise A Traditional Chinese Herbal Treatment Shows Promise
A Cochrane methodology study revealed some positive effects of a classic Chinese herbal therapy when combined with antipsychotics.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Best supplements: Diabetes REVERSED with this £1 a day natural vitamin
DIABETES could be cured with a herb and fruit supplement, that contains basil, gooseberry and watermelon seeds, by repairing damaged liver cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead poisoning due to herbal medications - Sakharkar P.
Many herbal products are harmless or possess minimal toxicity, whereas, some contain toxic ingredients that may not be identified due to lack of quality control or not listed on the label. Over the years, several case reports and studies have documented th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: THIS 99p supplement could naturally cure your flu
GETTING rid of a cold usually takes within one or two weeks to clear up by itself. But, this 99p herbal supplement could make you feel better quicker. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albert Einstein teams find 89 percent of hispanic women use herbal remedies
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study comparing use of herbal remedies among Hispanic women and non-Hispanic white women showed higher than expected use of herbal treatments by both groups, 89% and 81%, respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Christ Hospital co-stars in Cincinnati premiere of Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman movie: PHOTOS
Christ Hospital executive Herb Caillouet, who made the rounds to check on several patients on Thursday, didn ’t bother with a wardrobe change before attending the Cincinnati premiere of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” last night.  Actually, the executive director of the hospital’s Joint& Spine Center walked the red carpet into the Esquire Theatre in Clifton wearing the same suit he sported when filming scenes for the movie shot last year at the Mount Auburn campus of Cincinnati ’s third-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes and herbal medicine may improve PCOS symptoms
Diet and exercise, in combination with herbal medicine, have been shown to improve PCOS symptoms in affected women who are overweight, according to a study published inPhytotherapy Research.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Turning to Kratom For Opioid Withdrawal
Some people dependent on opioids are trying the herb kratom to help them get off the drugs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jonesboro Students Focus on Gardening During Farm to School Month
n some afternoons, Layla Sanders, a fourth-grader at the Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school, goes to a garden on the school grounds and picks vegetables and herbs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Five Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Cancer Risk
[Guardian] Throughout this month of October, there have been various campaigns and events targeted at Breast Cancer Awareness as it is done annually at this time of the year. These events and campaigns aim to educate people on preventive measures they can take in order to decrease their chances of getting cancer. In addition to this, there have also been a lot of conflicting information on this matter as well, and these remedies and alternative treatments such as aromatherapy or use of certain herbs as treatments to (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Herb Tied to'Remarkable' Number of Liver Cancers in Asia Herb Tied to'Remarkable' Number of Liver Cancers in Asia
Aristolochic acid, an herbal compound found in many traditional medicines that has been previously linked to kidney failure and urinary tract cancers, is now implicated in liver cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Unlabeled Ingredients in'Herbal' Supplements Seen Causing Liver Injury
(MedPage Today) -- Common culprits: body-building, weight-loss products (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause
(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoo cure heals humans
One of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania in 2012 was visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. They have the largest lions on the planet. I got very close as part of my invitation by the director of park services. Along with elephants, lions, gazelles and zebras, I got to see wildebeest, the almost-extinct black rhino and giraffes. I was lucky enough to photograph this giraffe on my trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. I am always awed when I see these magnificent creatures in their native environment. They thrive the same way they did thousands of years ago. But when these animals are tak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news