Natural Medicine

For centuries, healers around the world have been using what nature around them provided to alleviate many health concerns and support resilience to disease. Some of these traditions, including East Asian medicine, Western naturopathic medicine, and Indian Ayurvedic medicine, are widely practiced today and offer therapies that can help you get healthy and stay healthy. Examples are acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy as well as manual therapy. In this category, you can learn more about the philosophy and practices we use in modern natural medicine.

Your Gut: The Center Of Your Universe

Most aches, pains, discomforts and dysfunctions in your body are connected to the gut. Even how you think or feel is affected by the health of your gut. We generally spend precious little time caring about or for our gut and expect it to work hard for us day in, day out without complaint. If [...]

By |2024-04-22T20:14:06-04:00June 14th, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Hydration Keeps You Humming

Water is the life-giving element on our planet. The different phases of water help shape its surface. Its availability has enabled the evolution of living organisms, from single-celled bacteria to highly complex flora and fauna, including humans. Climate change and the careless use of fresh-water resources around the world also contribute to the decline of [...]

By |2024-04-22T19:59:51-04:00May 31st, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Keep Your Kids Healthy—Naturally (Part 2)

From birth to adolescence, our children go through many complex stages in their physical and psycho-emotional development. They respond to their immediate environment and the larger world according to their genetic endowment and the support they receive from their caregivers. Along the way, children experience adaptive challenges that they express through a wide range of [...]

By |2024-04-22T18:19:25-04:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Keep Your Kids Healthy—Naturally (Part 1)

Every child will soon or later have a cold or tummy ache. Most of these episodes are not all that serious but they can make you and your child feel miserable enough to look for help. In Germany many pediatricians are interested in avoiding pharmaceutical drugs, such as antibiotics, when a young patient visits. In [...]

By |2024-04-22T18:06:30-04:00May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Can You Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud?

Seasonal allergies are a bane for many people, both in cities and the countryside. Their symptoms include red, itchy eyes, hives, hoarseness, runny nose, recurrent sinusitis and headaches. About 10-30% of the population develop hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. Almost 80% of asthmatics also experience rhinitis. Allergy sufferers are at a three times [...]

By |2024-04-22T17:15:44-04:00April 19th, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

It’s Crystal Clear: We Need Salt, Not Sugar

Have you been told by your physician to reduce your salt consumption? The conventional wisdom that salt contributes to hypertension has been perpetuated for decades by the medical community, government bodies and American Heart Association guidelines—without much compelling evidence to support it. The United States and, to a lesser degree, other industrialized countries have been [...]

By |2024-03-20T15:15:36-04:00April 5th, 2024|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Heartburn? Why Drugs May Not Be a Good Idea

Almost everyone has a sour taste in their mouth once in a while, though for some people this is a more common occurrence. We’ve been inundated with advertisements telling us that we need to take medication to relieve the discomfort and prevent worse things from happening. Reflux is a phenomenon that can show up with [...]

By |2023-12-11T15:37:52-05:00December 29th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Give Your Immune System a Boost

Fall is a season when most of us switch gears back to a busier schedule, the weather is getting chillier, and we start spending more time indoors. This is also a time when we need to boost our resilience to stress and ability to fend off cold viruses. Do you catch colds easily? Over the [...]

By |2023-12-11T15:40:21-05:00December 1st, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Whole Foods Are Your Friend

Thinking about food for many people means thinking about their weight, but there’s so much more to it. Our eating habits are deeply engrained and not easy to change. Clearly, food plays a central role in our lives and wellbeing. We now know that almost all chronic diseases are in some form or shape related [...]

By |2023-11-27T16:23:05-05:00November 17th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

What Is Functional Medicine and Why Does It Make Sense?

In recent years health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have been faced with unprecedented challenges caused by chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions that are poorly addressed by the conventional model of heroic medicine, an approach that proved successful in the fight against infectious diseases [...]

By |2023-10-22T20:32:24-04:00October 20th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments
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