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7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

By Jess Lewis-Peltier
August 24, 2011
File under: Acupuncture, Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Our lives are busier than ever before. For all of us these days, just living our daily lives causes stress and that can take a toll on our adrenal glands.

This causes these small pyramid-shaped endocrine glands that sit above the kidneys to be in a constant state of heightened stimulation, working almost constantly.

Our adrenal glands, or suprarenals are responsible for the production of anti-inflammatory and steroid hormones that keep the body in homeostasis, or stability during times of stress. …read more of 7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Adrenal Fatigue here

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Seven Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
March 15, 2011
File under: Acupuncture, Herbs, Natural Remedies


With spring around the corner, allergy sufferers are dreading the onset of allergy season. Perhaps you are like so many patients for whom the typical allergy medications don’t work that well. For those of you who think you may have run out of options, there are powerful natural alternatives that can help prepare your body in advance to prevent allergy symptoms and treat them if you already are suffering.

Seven Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

1. Begin with diet: Although allergens are external, it is actually our body’s response to them that is the cause of the allergy; it is an allergic reaction. If your body is already inundated with food allergy triggers, your immune system will be hyper-wired to react to external allergens. Eliminate wheat and dairy, the most common allergens, as well as sugar.

2. A spoonful of honey: Choose local honey produced by bees that live in your area. The theory is that consuming honey may be much like immunotherapy, in the same way that allergists introduce tiny doses of an allergen in order to reduce sensitivity. As bees collect nectar from flowers, they inadvertently pick up pollen grains, which get into the honey, creating homeopathic immunotherapy. …read more of Seven Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies here

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Acupuncture in the 21st Century

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
June 16, 2010
File under: Acupuncture, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies


Many people are turning to alternative modalities, because they have become frustrated with modern medicine and its heavy reliance on drugs.

According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, the largest to date on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), an estimated 2.1 million adults reported using acupuncture in the previous year and 8.2 million adults reported using acupuncture in their lifetime.1

This represents a small fraction of the U.S. population, however more people are turning to this ancient art for relief and support as new studies emerge showing the efficacy of acupuncture in treating conditions such as, low back pain, addiction, chemotherapy-related nausea and labor pain, among others. …read more of Acupuncture in the 21st Century here

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