| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Quick fix detox diets are often a grueling undertaking and, as with most extreme dieting measures, they can potentially do more harm than good.
A healthy cleansing meal plan will encourage the natural detoxification process to take place, minus the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
By his late 30s, Eli Sapharti weighed almost 300 pounds. Every day, he smoked two packs of cigarettes, drank two liters of soda and "ate like crap."
He always resolved to get fit, joining gyms and working out a few times. But then he'd quit because...
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 30, 2013
Apparently your tongue speaks volumes about your health without you saying a word. And this is why Lisa Lau, a Chicago herbalist, recently had me saying "Ahhhh."
But that was as far as the examination went with Lau, whose clients call her "Dr. Lisa."...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:15 PM
I've used deer antler spray for two days now, and I've rarely felt better, though I do find myself with an overwhelming urge to grind my itchy noggin against big birch trees, and last night, as someone pulled into the driveway, I just suddenly froze in...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Smoking is one of the oldest ways to preserve fish, used long before refrigeration. And while smoked salmon has been a standard as an appetizer in entertaining for decades, it has come a long way from its traditional roots. Today smoked salmon is making...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| Jan 13, 2013
Badly matched foundation can look downright scary: too gray, too goopy, too mask-like. This is an area where one size does not fit all. And now the diversifying face of America, the rise of high-definition image technology and a photo-happy population has...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Sleep is essential to good health, and a lack of it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, weight gain, and diabetes. Yet 22 percent of Americans struggle with insomnia every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and people...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:30 AM
A. As cold and flu season ramps up, we're reminded how common the "common cold" truly is. The average adult experiences two to four colds per year, with symptoms that can linger seven to 10 days. Most colds get better without treatment, but many people...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed Achilles tendinitis and prescribed medicine, which did reduce pain and swelling. Which natural remedies keep this at bay?...
| May 5, 2013
Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...