Usually when we think about clothing, we think about fashion. However, clothing may also be a significant source of chemical exposures to ourselves and to the environment.
N-acetylcysteine is a supplement that has research suggesting benefits for liver disease, infertility and some mental health conditions.
Low-dose naltrexone is a medication that may have benefits for treating a number of difficult conditions, including autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, depression and possibly cancer.
The provitamin A from carotenoids, unlike high levels of vitamin A from animal products, appear to protect from bone loss, bone fractures and osteoporosis.
Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient. However, data is emerging that too much vitamin A may have a negative impact upon bone health.
Tinnitus can be a debilitating condition. And with no standard treatment, it's worth seeing if the research suggests any benefits from natural or integrative approaches.
Fruit juice is often considered a potential part of a healthy diet. Yet, fruit juice contains a lot of sugar. In excess, it might have some negative health consequences.
Depression can be a challenging condition to treat. And some of the latest research suggests medications have poor efficacy. Recently, several herbs have emerged as having potential for improving depressive symptoms.
The introduction of Prozac and SSRI medications profoundly changed the treatment of depression. It's worth exploring the research to try and understand the efficacy and side effects of standard antidepressant medications.
Coconut oil has a bit of a mixed reputation. Some people claim it's good, while others say it's bad. For this week, we explore the research on coconut oil.
Vitamin B3 is important for a number of functions, including energy production. As such, one form of the vitamin, niacinamide may help treat diabetes, infections, inflammation and some skin conditions.
Neti pots and other types of nasal irrigation appear to help for both sinus allergies and infections.
Sleep apnea is a common condition with concerning long-term consequences. Standard therapy with CPAP is often not well tolerated and alternative treatments are worth considering.
Calcium is an important mineral for overall health. However, some of the latest research indicates both potential benefits and risks from supplementation.
Benzodiazepines, including Xanax and Valium are often prescribed for anxiety. Yet concerns for the use of these medications may be justified.
Broccoli sometimes evokes strong feelings in people. However, the research pretty clearly shows that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables likely provides significant health benefits.
Artificial sweeteners have some potentially concerning side effects. Fortunately, there are several natural, low-calorie sweeteners that appear to be safer options.
Artificial sweeteners are often touted as products to help individuals lose weight. Unfortunately, the latest data suggests that they may actually do the reverse.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of wrist and hand pain. While standard treatments can help, benefits are modest. Some of the latest research suggests potential benefits from alternative approaches.
Most people think of Lithium as a treatment for severe mental health conditions. However, some of the latest research suggests promise for a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer's disease.