While often thought of as a treatment for constipation, there are other, safer uses of castor oil, including topical applications for joint pain.
Most food that we purchase comes in some sort of packaging. Recently, a study highlights further concern for chemicals used in packaging that find their way into the foods that we eat.
Berberine is a yellow compound isolated from a number of common herbs. The compound shows potential efficacy for helping to treat diabetes, heart disease and diarrhea.
While herbal medicine has been growing in popularity, it is often more complicated than generally realized. Numerous factors can profoundly change the efficacy of an herbal product.
As summer begins to heat up and we spend more time outside, bugs and bug bites become more of a concern. A number of options are available to try and protect from bug bites.
While the concept itself may sound repugnant, the latest data on stool transplants continues to show serious potential for the treatment of a number of medical conditions.
Zinc is a common nutritional supplement that has documented effects on immune function. However, taking too much zinc for too long can have potentially serious side effects.
Creatine is a popular supplement for body-building for increasing muscle power. However, research over the last two decades suggests that it might have antidepressant effects as well.
Olive leaves have been used in medicine for thousands of years. Research suggests significant benefits for heart health, blood sugar levels and some kinds of infections.
While controversy exists, evidence is continuing to accumulate that suggest potential health effects for some individuals after exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Emotional Freedom Technique is a controversial mental health treatment that combines tapping acupuncture points with verbal statements to clear negative emotions and trauma. However, a large volume of research is starting to suggest potential benefits.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a naturally-occurring, fatty compound found in eggs, peanuts and soybeans that has anti-inflammatory activity that might be relevant for a number of different health conditions.
Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction is a common and concerning side effect of antidepressant medications. Fortunately, a number of natural treatments may have benefits for improving symptoms.
Some of the latest research suggests that a ketogenic diet may be a viable option for preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease.
Doctors are trained to rely on test results to help identify and diagnose disease. However, in some cases, testing may yield spurious results that need to be questioned.
Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition that can cause significant pain and dysfunction. Several natural treatment approaches appear to hold promise for prevention and treatment.