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Month: April 2008

Name-That-Food Quiz

Today’s food quiz comes from Alice Henneman, dietitian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County. Thanks, Alice.

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More Travel Snacks

Whether you’re traveling by plane, car, or bicycle, we’ve got some tasty make-and-take travel snacks in our recipe file.

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Townsend Letter

If you’re interested in the current status of alternative medicine in the US, consider a sample issue of Townsend Letter.

Now in its 25th year of continuous publication under the direction of pioneer integrative physician Jonathan Collin, MD, the publication is subtitled “The Examiner of Alternative Medicine.” I learned early on that a subscription to Townsend Letter was virtually a requirement if I wanted to keep abreast of the many fields of complementary and alternative therapies.

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Flower Essence Therapy: How Do I Choose My Remedies?

The Bach Center has prepared a self-help questionnaire to guide you through the remedy selection process. The questionnaire is usually tucked next to the remedy display at health food stores, but is also online by clicking here.

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Stress Less: Flower Essence Therapy, Part 2

Last time we talked about Edward Bach, the British homeopathic physician who combined homeopathy with the mind-body connection in treating emotional states such as chronic grief, loneliness, hypersensitivity, and lack of confidence in order to cure chronic health disorders.

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Less Stress: Flower Essence Therapy

I first encountered flower remedies when visiting a couple who had just lost a long-awaited infant by miscarriage. Although their home was very much a place of mourning, they bore their grief with fortitude. At one point during the conversation, they brought out a small bottle, placed a few drops under each other’s tongues, and then continued talking.

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Q&A: Citicholine and the Aging Brain

Q I saw an article in our local paper on citicoline, which they called a natural substance found in all living things. The article said taking citicholine as a supplement could boost the power of aging brains. Is this true? Also, what exactly is it?

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Vitamin D, Part 2

Last time we talked about the Vitamin D Council and its research on vitamin D deficiency. Today I’ll add some observations from the front lines of doctoring, as well as my updated recommendations on supplementing with D.

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Vitamin D – Again

Nutritionally oriented physicians agree that the hottest topic over the last couple of years has been vitamin D.

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