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|5/22/2014 - During the 2012-2013 winter season, US bee populations plummeted by nearly a third (30.5 percent), raising serious questions. How can key vegetable crops survive and reproduce long-term as the pollinators disappear? Why aren't pesticides being rigorously studied for the damage they do to honeybee immune...|
|1/17/2014 - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is most well known for acupuncture, but that is just part of the comprehensive medical system, which can help maintain balance throughout our seasonal ebbs and flows. In TCM, nutrition plays a vital role and is looked at from many angles. TCM theory states that the...|
|1/5/2014 - The winter months are characterized by cold weather, dreary days and shorter hours of available daylight, all of which can lead to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Although most people think that having SAD causes them to feel depressed throughout the winter months, there are...|
|12/9/2013 - Winter is now in full force. During this season, days get shorter and nights colder, and even the best among us can get a little down. According to traditional Chinese medicine, our energy levels fluctuate over the course of winter, meaning it's the best time for some helpful introspection. At this...|
|11/28/2013 - Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements can help lift the blues,...|
|11/8/2013 - Several foods give the body nutrients that actually help to promote wellness, and this is very important during the winter months when many illnesses circulate through the population. Being able to get fresh fruits and vegetables, even in the dead of winter, is a great advantage in today's world. Fresh...|
|11/7/2013 - With shorter days and fewer hours of sunlight available in autumn and winter, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) rears its unpleasant head in up to 20 percent of the American population. Characterized by moodiness, depression, cravings for simple carbohydrates, weight gain, fatigue and melancholy, the...|
|10/26/2013 - Winter cold and herbal therapeutics are seemingly synonymous and rightly so. When the cold winter months threaten, cold weather has a way of lowering the body's immunities. When this condition develops, the body is more vulnerable to such things as congested sinus's and sinus infections and variants...|
|10/25/2013 - The immune system is where the rubber meets the road, and if you fail to get it in order, your health goes downhill. Start building your immune system by incorporating these seven things to help get you through the winter without wearing a surgical mask on a daily basis.
Get groundedGrounding, which...|
|1/17/2013 - Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a real condition that makes people feel blue during wintertime. As many as one out of five people experience feelings of depression during the coldest months of the year. People with SAD experience symptoms of depression that go away when spring comes, unlike other...|
|1/2/2013 - Cold weather months are notorious for colds, flus, bouts of low energy, and extra fatigue. Fight off germs and malaise with the best winter supplements. Natural supplements can boost the immune system and prepare the body for winter. Try these cold weather remedies to stay healthy and alleviate unpleasant...|
|12/24/2012 - Most people think of spring as prime allergy season, but wintertime can wreak havoc for allergy sufferers as well. Unlikely suspects like a Christmas tree could even be the cause behind some people's winter allergy attacks. Allergies cause annoying sneezing, sniffling and itching that make people want...|
|12/4/2012 - Difficult growing conditions have led agriculture industry experts to warn that consumers should expect shortages of winter veggies in the days leading up to Christmas, especially in the United Kingdom.
Crop production has been hampered by poor weather and devastating floods, officials say, which...|
|12/4/2012 - The winter blues, blahs, or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is from confinement under constantly overcast winter skies or long, arctic nights. Then there is a condition known as "cabin fever" or agitation and anxiety from confinement while snowed in.
Long, overcast periods and wearing lots of warm...|
|11/29/2012 - With winter weather in full swing across North America, many people are looking for ways to boost their immune defenses against airborne threats that tend to circulate during the winter months.
While the ignorant masses line up to be injected with toxic vaccines laced with mercury, MSG, formaldehyde...|
|11/21/2012 - Well here we are again, preparing for the holidays and all those big meals, get-togethers, and parties that will kick off in earnest this Thanksgiving Thursday, the 22nd of November.
In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving feast, there comes the Christmas dinner and more food and beverages at...|
|11/18/2012 - Cold and flu season is almost upon us. Before it's too late, strengthen defenses naturally with herbal, dietary and lifestyle tips. If a bug does manage to settle in, use a few of the following suggestions to lessen symptoms and severity -- helping you to get back on your feet fast.
Diet for a strong...|
|11/13/2012 - A recent review on environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder, summed up a world of scientific evidence on the potential impact of latitude and vitamin D levels on the development of this life-changing illness. Researchers have long suspected a connection between...|
|3/21/2012 2:54:13 PM - The seasons form a natural backdrop for eating. The cyclical elements of nature are not meant to be ignored as we choose how we want to nourish our bodies throughout the varying climates of the year. While strawberries will likely be available at your local supermarket even in the dead of winter, it...|
|1/26/2012 2:20:49 PM - The organs of the human body feed primarily on light and all the forms of qi that are available in nature. Early doctors of oriental medicine understood that our great cosmic meal varied from season to season with the ever changing angle of the sun's rays.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere,...|
|1/4/2012 - If you live in the upper reaches of the Northern Hemisphere, winter can often mean a seemingly interminable period of cold weather and short days. For many, the lack of sunshine, combined with life stress factors, can lead to depression.
Often people fail to recognize depression for what it is, treating...|
|3/8/2011 - If the approach of spring has you eager to get up and go, but you're feeling weighed down from winter hibernation and heavier foods, it's time to lighten up.
For most of us, especially those who live in colder climates, it's somewhat natural to feel sluggish after the winter months. However, the...|
|2/4/2011 - During the gray of winter days, rejuvenate your health and palate with gorgeous edible flowers. The petals of these captivating plants host a variety of important nutrients while providing a burst of color and contrast to the diet. Growing edible flowers need not be saved for the spring; create a lovely...|
|1/29/2011 - Enhance your family's heath in winter by using natural antibiotics, immune boosters and medicines. Common illnesses such as colds, flu and throat infections can be prevented and/or cured by the use of simple, natural antibiotics and medicines. Used on a regular basis, these natural immune boosters will...|
|12/17/2010 - As we enter into the season of winter, many cultures around the world pay tribute to the shortest day of the year and the coming of the light. The time-honored observance of the winter solstice is closely tied with nature, the life-giving properties of the sun, family and connection. Traditionally,...|
|11/28/2010 - Now that winter is approaching and our gardens are dried up it raises the question of how we can still sustain our own food supply. It's quite possible to grow many fruits and vegetables indoors with the right tools.
First, it's essential to have artificial lighting in order for your plants to grow...|
|1/11/2010 - According to traditional Chinese medicine, when the seasons change different organs become vulnerable as our bodies shift to keep balanced. In winter, the water element predominates which corresponds to our kidneys and bladder. There are simple habits, foods, herbs and acupuncture techniques we can...|
|12/11/2009 - It is a wonderful feeling to come out of the freezing winter cold into a warm house and a delicious home cooked meal. Natural, healthy ingredients put together with care are irresistible and provide the necessary nutrients without leaving a person feeling sluggish and unhealthy afterwards. Tempt the...|
|1/21/2009 - As the days grow short in winter, your body may be missing invaluable Vitamin D needed for optimum health and disease prevention, according to Creighton University researcher Joan Lappe, Ph.D.
During the summer, the body can convert solar energy into ample amounts of vitamin D with just 10-15 minutes...|
|1/3/2009 - In an amazingly simplistic view of how things work, we have been told for the last 40 years that fat makes us fat. So we cut out the fat from our diets and discovered that we were not only still fat but unhealthy too. Then we were told that we needed to cut out even more fat and increase our visits...|
|9/29/2008 - In the current economic situation with high fuel expenses and costs, American households have another worry to add to their increasing list of worries. The Farmers' Almanac is predicting below-average temperatures for the upcoming winter for most of the United States. This will create even higher heating...|
|3/17/2008 - It sounds too good to be true... a little inexpensive pill that could block the development of some cancers, strengthen bones, prevent multiple sclerosis and alleviate winter depression.
But it's not science fiction. The "new aspirin" could be Vitamin D. Just as we discovered that aspirin can guard...|
|4/23/2007 - This past winter was the warmest ever recorded, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced. From December 2006 to February 2007 -- the Northern Hemisphere winter as defined by meteorologists --combined global land and ocean surface temperatures were at...|
|10/30/2006 - A re-evaluation is needed on the concept of yearly flu vaccinations, according to the British Medical Journal.
Tom Jefferson, who was quoted in the BMJ article, said much of the data supporting yearly flu vaccinations was flawed and found that there was little merit in wintertime flu shots. BMJ editor...|
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|7/31/2006 - Bright artificial light and the antidepressant fluoxetine are both effective treatments for the
winter form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). A head-to-head comparison conducted in four Canadian cities
over three winters is reported in an article in the May issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry...|
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