October 15, 2018

Meds or Natural Alternatives? Choose Wisely

Modern medications can be necessary and life-saving – many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America’s fourth leading cause of death. In MIND OVER MEDS: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better – and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own, by bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to […]
September 11, 2018

Widely Used Drug Azathioprine Linked To Skin Cancer

A study has linked the drug azathioprine, commonly used for a variety of conditions, with skin cancer
May 9, 2018

Novel Drug May Help Treat Hair Loss

For people with receding hairlines, help may soon be on the way, as scientists have identified a drug – originally
June 13, 2017

Nutrition and Addiction

Many of the most widely used treatment interventions for addiction engage with the psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of the problem. It is absolutely important to address all of the aspects that contribute to health, and when it comes to physical, mental, and emotional wellness nutrition is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. It is increasingly being recognized that there is a close, exacerbating relationship between problematic substance use and poor nutrition. Addiction destroys the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause nutritional deficiencies and issues with digestion. Users often have depleted […]