Parasite cleanses aim to rid the body of parasitic infections, such as worms. These products make more claims than research supports. Learn more about parasite cleanses in this article.
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings.
Exogenous ketones are supplements that may help a person enter a state of ketosis, in which the body breaks down fats instead of carbohydrates. Learn more about the effectiveness and safety of exogenous ketones here.
Boswellia is a resin that has widespread use in natural medicine. Scientific research is starting to provide evidence for its effects on inflammatory health conditions. Learn about its possible uses, benefits, and side effects here.
When skin pores become clogged, they can appear larger. Here, we discuss the best ways to clean and unclog pores on the nose and support healthy skin.
Natural treatments and lifestyle changes, such as diet changes, supplements, and herbal remedies, may help with the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn what the research says here.
Triphala, an Ayurvedic herbal preparation, may improve oral and digestive health and support skin healing, among other possible benefits. Here, learn what the research has to say about its uses and risks.
Humans have used plants to treat ailments for millennia. Now, medical researchers are investigating how some herbs might reduce blood pressure.
An updated, pooled analysis of trial data links daily omega-3 fish oil supplements to lower risk of heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease.
Many women have concerns about how to sleep when pregnant. Pregnancy can cause difficulty sleeping, and certain sleeping positions are safer than others. Learn how to sleep when pregnant here, including what positions to try or avoid.
Cardamom is a spice that many people use in cooking and medicine. Here, we discuss the possible research-backed benefits of cardamom, such as providing antioxidants, improving heart health, and fighting cancer.
Reishi mushrooms have many purported benefits, including boosting the immune system and shrinking tumors. Little evidence supports these claims, however. Learn more here.
Some people claim that smoking cannabis can alleviate cold symptoms, while others say that it can make them worse. Learn about the potential benefits and disadvantages of smoking cannabis with a cold.
This special feature explores the science behind lucid dreaming, an experience in which a person realizes they are dreaming as they continue to dream.
Can hot mud treatments and salt baths reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis? A small scale, short run pilot study concludes that they might.
Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body.
Hot yoga takes place in a studio heated beyond normal room temperature. Learn about the possible benefits, as well as the risks, of hot yoga in this article.
Feeling unable to control worry, fear, anxiety, or other negative emotions is something that many people experience. In this article, learn how to calm down in these situations.
Sunburn, dry skin, reactions, and skin conditions can all cause peeling skin on the face. Here, we look into these and other causes and the remedies that can help.
Chickenpox in babies is often mild and resolves without treatment, although there are possible complications. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of chickenpox in babies here. This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis.
Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on principles and evidence that are not recognized by scientists. Some treatments have been proven to work for certain health conditions - such as osteopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture effectively treating persistent low back pain.Subscribe to Alternative Mental Health feed