Weight Loss

Felicia Broeker

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QUESTION: I am interested in trying to lose the 35 or so pounds I have gained due to a back injury. I have tried over-the-counter type diet pills but they don’t really do anything for me. There are just to many web sites that are trying to sell the so-called ‘easy way’ to lose weight, […]

Aromatherapy and Weight Loss

Felicia Broeker

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QUESTION: I am 20 pounds over my ideal weight. Is there anything in aromatherapy to help lose weight? ANSWER: Research studies have proved the success of using fragrances for appetite control. An essential oil is intensely smelled for 5 – 7 minutes and has been found to reduce the appetite. Usually culinary type essential oils […]

Natural Alternatives for Allergy Sufferers

Felicia Broeker

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by Cheryl Hoard   There are a lot of us allergy sufferers out there! An estimated 30 million in this country deal with hay fever. Another 12 million experience allergies to food, drugs and bee stings. Other conditions like asthma and eczema are sometimes linked to allergies. We tend to blame dust, mold, pollen and […]

The Abuse of Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica)

Felicia Broeker

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By Jeffrey S. Hoard   I have used Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) for years. I find it is very effective when used – in conjunction with other herbs and for a specific and very short period of time – for respiratory problems. It saddens me to contemplate that the FDA may now actually be considering […]

Herbal Information Sheet: Dandelion

Felicia Broeker

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DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Although best known for its general properties as an alterative, Dandelion also possesses virtues of a highly specific nature, though these more definite indications are not well known.  It is indicated when heat descends deeply […]