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How to use the top 10 medicinal plants and herbs

Before the advent of drugs, plant remedies were the go-to medicines, and they can serve you just as well today as in the past. While there are many thousands of plants, any one of which can serve a medicinal purpose, some are better known than others, and can provide relief from common ailments. Here, I’ll...

Homeopathy for asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the airways. Inflammation makes your airways swell, triggering wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and may happen rarely or every day. For most people, the condition starts during childhood and becomes a lifelong condition. The goal of conventional medicine is to manage...

Protect your gums and your brain with K2

Has it ever occurred to you that the overall picture of your dental health is really a reflection of your physical health? That's the premise of Dr. Steven Lin, a dentist who uses a holistic approach and who says less-than-stellar oral health results from issues in other parts of your body. According to Lin, if...

The 30-day eating challenge that can blow your mind—and transform your body.

Diet challenges are usually all about what you can’t eat. But what if you could see huge results from a self-experiment that doesn’t make any foods off-limits? Instead of focusing on what you eat, our 30-day eating challenge emphasizes how you eat. And the results? They could be transformational. ++++ “You want the next level stuff?”...

Building a future of safe and drug-free alternative to painkillers

Pain is usually an indication something wrong with the body and the typical approach to pain is to take appropriate medicine that will help alleviate that pain. However, taking painkillers will have some side effects and it is more complicated, or even life-threatening for those who are allergic to certain painkillers. Imagine a future where...

Healthy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a classic and a frequent sight at summer potlucks and luncheons. But the PUFA oils and high carb breads it usually comes with put a damper on what should be a good thing. Thankfully, this recipe offers a healthy re-do that satisfies a paleo, Primal, and keto standard—not to mention appetite. Next...

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

Cherries are seemingly magical. They are incredibly good for your health. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Michigan is home of the Cherry Capital of the World and produces more tart cherries than any other state.So it’s good news for Michigan residents—and those beyond—that cherries offer several unique and well-researched health benefits. Greg Stacey, a heart and lung...

Go easy on the ice cream

There’s no arguing that ice cream is a welcome sign of summer—just be careful to keep the scoops in check. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Cold, sweet ice cream cones are a favorite summertime treat—but don’t overdo it.They’re high in calories and less nutritious than you probably think. That goes for frozen yogurt and flavored snow...

How to Make Meatballs

Meatballs, in the most basic sense, are made from ground meat that has been formed into dense, round shapes. The type of meat used can vary, from lean ground beef to fatty ground pork or veal. You can even use fish! When making meatballs, the meat is enhanced with moist breadcrumbs, flavored with herbs,...

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