We live in an often chaotic and increasingly fast-paced and stimulating world. It’s often difficult to shut off our mental chatter at the end of the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than one-quarter of us report occasional sleep problems, while nearly 10% suffer from chronic insomnia. [Read more…] about Herbs for Sleeping Soundly
In winter, the thermometer plummets. We get deep into the hibernation cycle, we feel sluggish and we may accumulate excess mucus which causes a variety of diseases. It’s a time to warm up and dry out–especially our respiratory tracts. We need to maintain and build our strength to ward off the cold. [Read more…] about Winter Wellness Guide
Having eyes that are a bit dry may sound trivial, but tell that to the millions of Americans who experience the daily misery. Visualize having eyes that feel like sandpaper- all day, every day. [Read more…] about Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes
Iodine is the raw material of thyroid hormone, so diets deficient in iodine can promote hypothyroidism. Around the world, about 200 million people have goiters from dietary iodine insufficiency, but the condition is almost unheard of in developed nations, where iodine has been added to salt. [Read more…] about Managing Hashimoto’s Disease Holistically, Part 2
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland positioned in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that promote oxygen use in cells and regulate vital processes in every part of the body. Thyroid hormones have a major impact on heat production, growth, use of energy and fertility.
Hypothyroidism (or, myxedema) is a disorder in which the body lacks adequate thyroid hormone. There are several possible reasons why this may happen- none of them good. [Read more…] about Managing Hashimoto’s Disease Holistically, Part 1
When Mary Shomon’s doctor touched her, she cringed in pain. “I asked my doctor to check my fibromyalgia trigger points, and sure enough, I had pain levels that went through the roof at nearly every single spot she tested,” says the suburban Washington, D.C. resident. [Read more…] about Bodywork for Fibromyalgia
Jeff Pyatt, now 42, was diagnosed with asthma at age 5. It came and went as he got older. “I was constantly medicated,” he remembers. “I took all the prescription drugs, including experimental ones, and got all the shots. I was hospitalized twice, at age eight and eleven.” [Read more…] about Asthma Herbal Aids