Black seed is a common Middle Eastern spice with a long history of medicinal use. Recent research suggests potential use for mental health conditions.
While standard treatment often involves three or even four medications, a number of natural treatments appear to hold promise for treating the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers: Helicobacter pylori.
Honokiol, a compound found in magnolia tree bark, appears to hold promise for treating mental health conditions, inflammation and as an antifungal.
Grapefruit seed extract is a popular "natural antimicrobial" often touted for it's ability to fight infections. However, numerous studies appear to indicate that the antimicrobial effects are due to chemical contaminants.
Vitamin D has long been known to play a role in bone health. More recently, evidence is starting to show that it may be a significant factor in the treatment of mental health.
Pulsed-electromagnetic field therapy or PEMF appears to show promise for treating a number of different conditions, including pain. However, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions as the different devices and treatment parameters make PEMF difficult to study.
Elderberry has a long history of medicinal use, including for the treatment of colds and flu. Most of the latest clinical research appears to support the benefits of elderberry in reducing the durations and severity of illness.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, can be a difficult condition to treat. The latest research suggests efficacy for both standard and integrative approaches.
SIBO is a somewhat controversial medical condition. Current diagnostic methods to effectively identify SIBO have serious drawbacks, adding to the concerns.
Depression is often a challenging condition to treat. Fortunately, newer, non-medication-based treatments appear to hold promise for reducing symptoms.
Cat's claw is an herb from Central and South America that appears to have potential for treating inflammatory conditions like arthritis and autoimmune conditions.
Far-infrared radiation is a type of heat that can penetrate deeper into the body. Preliminary research suggests it may have a number of health benefits.
Exposing water to a magnetic field changes the properties of water. Some of the latest research suggests a specific strength of magnet may maximize the health benefits of "magnetized water."
Numerous sources across the internet describe low progesterone as a cause of menstrual cycle symptoms and PMS. However, this doesn't appear to be true.
Low testosterone is a common problem in men. While testosterone replacement can raise levels, it can have concerning side effects. Of interest, a number of natural approaches have been shown to raise testosterone levels.
While drinking green tea is quite safe, green tea extracts have been associated with a surprising number of cases of liver toxicity and liver failure.
Intranasal ketamine has been approved for the treatment of depression. Current levels of evidence still raise concerns about its safety and efficacy.
Recent research has started to suggest that air pollution may be a significant risk factor in the development of dementia.