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Flotation Tanks Therapeutic Benefits

One of the less publicized methods of stress relief among holistic approaches is the flotation tank.  The purpose of a float is to completely relax you and ease pain and quiet the mind.  Research has shown that a float in a flotation tank is useful for reduction of blood pressure, reducing stress hormones and [...]

Does Vitamin A Help Prevent or Treat Asthma?

There had been some previous speculation that vitamin A may help to either treat or prevent asthma from occurring. There sure has been a lot of stuff about asthma in the news lately.

The reason for the vitamin A connection to a potential treatment or preventive medicine against asthma is that this vitamin is crucial to [...]

Asthma and the Placebo Effect

I’ve had asthma ever since I was about eight years old. I remember my first asthma attack very clearly, if you can believe that. We were hiking as a family at an outdoor YMCA. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.

After running up a steep hill that was covered in [...]

Cell Phones and Cancer : No Link – Really?

When I read the headline that there was “no link found” between cell phones and various types of brain cancer, a long held assertion by some who say that frequent use of cell phones held up to the ear can cause cancerous cell growth, I had to be dubious about it.

I always wonder [...]

Smoking and Prostate Cancer

In news that chalks up yet another reason you should immediately quit smoking if you still indulge in the habit, there is a lot of evidence that prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men, is a lot more agressive in smokers vs. non smokers.

This really isn’t surprising when you consider [...]