Archive for the ‘Alternative Medicine’ Category

Herbal Medicine in Combination With Other Alternative Modalities, Part 2

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

How naturopathy works effectively to heal.

Using the person’s lifestyle, eating habits, stress levels, belief system and spiritual insight in diagnosing health or illness. High-stress lifestyles and poor eating habits play a big part in disorders. (more…)

Herbal Medicine in Combination With Other Alternative Modalities, Part 1

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

An extensive case history will be taken on your first visit to your herbalist. Not unlike the history and physical you would get from a conventional doctor. You will be asked to describe your medical history and current symptoms.
Particular attention will be paid to eating habits, defecation and sleep patterns. This gives the herbalist the ability to know what type of herbs you need to bring your body back in balance. Combining herbal treatments with naturopathy helps to achieve the ultimate goal of homeostasis (well-being of the body when it heals itself). (more…)

News from Update on Liver Disease and Hepatitis, 2011

Friday, November 4th, 2011


For anyone attending ULDH, it would be difficult to isolate the highlights – an update from a Canadian consensus conference held just a month earlier – presentation of pooled data from two pivotal trials confirming the superiority of combination therapy for hepatitis C.

Information on the molecular biology of HBV and HCV, from a key researcher at the laboratory that has found the structure of the HCV enzymes.

With all of these presentations, ULDH ’11 gave its participants clinically useful and relevant information. We hope this newsletter has allowed you to gain information that will help you to offer optimal treatment for your patients with liver disease and hepatitis.

Drug & Herb Interactions A Look At Some Possibilities. Part 4

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Mineral Chelation

It is well known that the absorption of the tetracycline family of antibiotic drugs is inhibited by milk. Patients are typically advised not to drink milk for 3 hours before or after taking the drug. What is not well known is the absorption problems are due to the drug binding with polyvalent metals (ions) such as the calcium found in milk. (more…)

Drug & Herb Interactions A Look At Some Possibilities. Part 3

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We will explore the empirical evidence of interactions based on information provided by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D. of the Institute for Traditional Medicine as has been reported in the literature. We will also consider the possibilities for combined use of drugs and herbs to improve outcomes and reduce side effects.


Drug & Herb Interactions A Look At Some Possibilities. Part 2

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The rate at which things move through the GI tract is known as gastric motility. When things move more rapidly, less absorption will occur. Conversely, when things move slowly, more absorption occurs. (more…)

Snake Oil in Herbal Clothing. Part 2

Friday, September 16th, 2011

What purpose do these dubious mixtures serve?

When I was trying to figure out what legitimate selling points I could make to potential customers, I picked up on the organization’s assertion that, by sidestepping the overhead costs of conventional stores, a considerable savings in cost took place. Assuming some of these savings might get passed along to the consumer, I asked to make price comparisons. (more…)

Snake Oil in Herbal Clothing. Part 1

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Recently I got a bit burned by a pyramid scam disguised with a famous name. I thought I would join my interest in herbal remedies with a sound basis in research and related to my own specialty (psychopharmacology) with a business opportunity to sell and distribute herbal preparations on the Internet. Was I in for a surprise?!