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Our NATURAL MEDICINE UPDATE segments help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of nutritional supplements and natural medicine products. Our experts address the root causes of some of the most common health challenges, and tell us about high-quality products that have performed well in clinical trials. Before you begin your search for the product that’s right for you, start with one of our informative segments to point you in the right direction.

Chocolate for Brain Health

Chocolate for Brain Health

A recent study shows that a cocoa-derived extract can actually improve brain performance. Dr. Marcus Laux is a distinguished naturopathic physician and author.

He says researchers have found that certain compounds in chocolate cause the brain to release endorphins, chemicals that make us feel good. It turns out the right kind of dark chocolate can do a lot more than satisfy a sweet tooth!

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Male Sexual Health

Male Sexual Health

With Judith Orloff, MD and Marcus Laux, ND 

If you’re wondering whether we can have good, healthy, strong sexual relationships as we age, the answer is absolutely yes!

Dr. Marcus Laux is a naturopathic physician, best-selling author and clinical professor who’s devoted years to exploring natural ways of achieving optimum health. Dr. Judith Orloff is a psychiatrist, university professor and best-selling author. They both agree that male sexual health depends on a lot more than blood flow to a certain part of the body.

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112 Degrees

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Children Cold Medicine

Natural Cold Medicines

Sinus Support for Children with Sinupret 

Over-the-counter cold medicines for children have been in the headlines in the last few years and the news has not been very good.

At issue is the safety of those products. Steroidal stimulants found in many of these products have even resulted in some fatal reactions. The good news is that now it’s possible to find herbal products that are safe and deliver consistent results, and some have even been tested in double-blind clinical trials.

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Future of Natural Medicine

The Future of Natural Medicine

New Breakthroughs in Phytopharmaceuticals

Phytopharmaceuticals are medicines made from plants. This means they don’t contain the concentrated synthetic chemicals that comprise most of the drugs we take today.

Doctors Narindar Duggal and Marcus Laux agree that while synthetic pharmaceuticals have great value in emergency or short-term situations, both those results come with a price tag that includes dangerous side effects. They say plant-based pharmaceuticals are a far better way to support long-term well-being.

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Natural Decongestants

Natural Decongestants

Solving Sinus Problems Without Chemicals 

Roughly 40% of the general population suffers from what are called “environmental sensitivities.” Dealing with sinus issues has become big business – almost $3 billion in sales a year. But some products can leave its users drowsy or anxious.

 

Pharmacist Scott Berliner tells that many sinus problems are chronic and people need a more holistic way to bolster the immune system without the dangerous side-effects. He tells us about several herbal and natural remedies that fit the bill.

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Ethnobotanist: Medicine Hunter

Global Medicine Hunter

Plant Remedies from Around the World 

Chris Kilham has one of the most unusual academic titles in the world: “Explorer in Residence” at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

He’s an ethnobotanist, which means he studies the relationship between people and plants. Chris travels to remote places like the Amazon rainforest or the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific to bring the benefits of medicinal plants into mainstream American life.

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Bone Health

Bone Health

Beyond Calcium 

Calcium’s been a hot health topic in recent years because most of us aren’t doing enough to keep our bones in tip-top shape.

Unfortunately the answer’s not that simple because we now know that consuming calcium and absorbing it are two very different things. Now there is a new natural ingredient that could be our new best friend – something called short-chain fructooligosaccharides that’s been in use for 20 years in various parts of the world, but is just now being introduced to foods and drinks in the U.S.

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Avoid Colds and Flu

Avoiding Colds and Flu

Natural Strategies

Dr. Neil Schachter has heard about every strategy in the book to avoid colds and flu.

He’s Director of Respiratory Care at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and author of The Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu. He says the first thing to realize is that colds and flus are viral infections. Among the 200 viruses that have been identified there are now about 300,000 non-prescription cold remedies on the market. He says most of these are aimed at dealing with the symptoms of cold and flu, but says taking care of the immune system is the best way to help us get well and protect us from getting sick again.

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