Pre-Modern Use of Cannabis

I have pulled together a few resources on the pre-modern use of Cannabis in various cultures, including 19th- and early 20th- century American medicine. Doctors and herbalists of all stripes…

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Qi Regulation and Gene Expression

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the effect of natural therapies on gene expression. I found this study on Chinese herbs: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-00535-8 Chinese herbs obviously have pharmacological actions…

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New Insights into the Mechanisms of Chinese Herbal Products on Diabetes: A Focus on the “Bacteria-Mucosal Immunity-Inflammation-Diabetes” Axis

Diabetes, especially type 2, has been rapidly increasing all over the world. Although many drugs have been developed and used to treat diabetes, side effects and long-term efficacy are of…

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The Ecology of Health

There's a growing body of compelling evidence indicating that a healthy balance of microorganisms inside the human body is a major factor in health. There are strong associations with obesity,…

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The healing crisis

There is a concept in natural healing that when one has been unhealthy for many years, adopting a comprehensive natural health care regimen that includes changes in diet, herbal supplements,…

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