Lemon Balm: A Balm for Anxiety & Depression

Lemon Balm: A Balm for Anxiety & Depression

A meta-analysis of 6 controlled studies has found that lemon balm can help anxiety and depression. Lemon balm significantly reduced anxiety scores compared to a placebo. It seems to work better for acute anxiety than chronic anxiety. Lemon balm also significantly...
Astaxanthin for Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Astaxanthin for Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Still little known, the carotene astaxanthin is 54 times more powerful as an antioxidant than its more famous cousin, beta-carotene. Metabolic syndrome is the dangerous combination of 3 or more of high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, obesity and high blood...
SPOTLIGHT: Saw Palmetto for Men

SPOTLIGHT: Saw Palmetto for Men

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, increases the frequency and urgency of urination. It also causes a weak stream, straining and retention. Remarkably, it will affect the quality of life of more than half of all men in their lifetime and 90% of men...
Toothpaste – Go Green

Toothpaste – Go Green

Here’s a new reason to get your toothpaste at your health food store. Fluoride from your toothpaste and your water makes its way into the soil. Animals eating plants grown in the contaminated soil are adversely affected, causing illness and even species vulnerability....
Mosquitos and Ticks

Mosquitos and Ticks

Natural Mosquito Repellents Natural citronella has gone mainstream: you can find citronella mosquito repellents everywhere. But the best natural insect repellent may be yarrow extract (Phytomed 1998;5(4):311-23). The same study that ranked yarrow number one also found...
Enjoy the Summer Fun!

Enjoy the Summer Fun!

Enjoy the Summer Fun! It’s summer, and the sun is out! Here are some natural tips on how to enjoy it. UV light from the sun can harm your skin. Commercial sunscreens, though, are a frequent cause of skin toxicity and contact allergy. A recent study points to a...