Damiana is one of the most interesting but least understood natural remedies in the world. It's used as an aphrodisiac, a fertility booster and viagra substitute, and a remedy for headaches and fevers, among other things. It's also a little.....ahem.......psychoactive. And that of course just begs the question...........how does it stack up to hemp? (And no, I'm not a stoner!)
Ginkgo Biloba is a type of tree found in Asia that's supposed to improve your memory and cognitive functioning....especially if you're a little old in the tooth. Does this leafy tree deliver on its promise? Can modern medicine verify what's been believed to be true for 5,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine? The answer's actually a bit mixed.......
Do Doctors Take Alternative Medicine Seriously? There was an interesting article in the LA Times that describes how more doctors are using alternative medicine........on themselves. While doctors are schooled in traditional Western medicine, a growing number like Michelfelder are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to stay healthy, then integrating the techniques into their medical… Continue reading Attitudes Towards Alternative Medicine
Who Uses Health Supplements? There's been a kerfluffle the last few months about the health benefits of supplements. Epidemiological data suggests they do some good, but studies focused on individuals show little to no benefit. The disparity between the two results is probably due to a selection bias in who uses them. If you're nutrient… Continue reading Diet Supplements: For the Healthy, by the Healthy