As a whole, men need to pay more attention to their health. According to research, men are more likely to smoke and drink, engage in unhealthy or risky behavior, and avoid or postpone regular checkups or health care. But there’s an easy way to spot if things are off. A healthy sex drive-including the ability to sustain an erection and the ability to ejaculate-is a strong sign of overall health.*
Seasonal and dietary influences can enhance the accumulation of waste and impurities in our bodies. In today’s busy world, supporting the body’s natural abilities to eliminate toxins is more important than ever.* Periodic cleansing is a tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you decide it’s time for a “fresh start.”
Turmeric reigns supreme for good reason: This bright yellow herb has a rich history of use in supporting overall health and vitality.* When it comes to health and wellness, there is a lot of hype out there, but with Turmeric, there is also a wealth of research-including hundreds of clinical trials-to bolster what people are saying.
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but our digestive system doesn’t always see it that way. The seemingly endless parade of buffets, sweets and party foods from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day does a lot more than tempt your taste buds.
Where I live, in rural New Hampshire, the summers are short and the winters are long. You have to be ready for them. I acclimated to New England’s harsh weather long ago, but no matter where you live, you can ensure that when Mother Nature changes seasons, you’re ready for it.
Within the musculoskeletal system, the joints have a reputation for being hard workers. Their physiology is complicated, joining together bones and muscles, tendons and ligaments. They are shock absorbers, bearing the brunt of gravity, movement and life, day in and day out. But that’s not to say they do all this with altruistic intentions. No, the joints keep score, hold grudges and, sometimes, throw a tantrum.
Occasional pain is an inevitable part of life. It can become a teacher, offering wisdom that invites us to develop a more attuned relationship with our bodies. Such thinking is common among practitioners of mind-body modalities, such as yoga or tai chi, but the same approach could be applied to any aspect of life.
You might know the phrase “adrenaline rush,” but do you know your adrenal glands? These unsung heroes of the endocrine system work behind the scenes to maintain a healthy stress response, immune health, mood and more.*
Nature makes the rules so she gets to bend them sometimes, too. Consider the concept of synergy, wherein the combined efforts of organisms achieve more than those of an individual. Only in nature can 1 + 1 = 3. While this would certainly earn a penalty from any math teacher, Mother Nature gets a pass.
One of the most frequently asked questions I heard from my patients during my decades of practice was: “Which herbs are safe during pregnancy and lactation?” In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’re sharing some of our favorite herbs that are appropriate to use while breastfeeding to support moms and kids.