CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 |
Environmentally friendly agriculture--in particular, a ritualized version of organic farming invented 70 years ago by an Austrian homeopath--could mitigate the damage of chemical-dependent conventional agriculture without cutting into farm profitability, a study has found.
September 15, 1997 |
We have earthquake preparedness kits, smoke alarms and escape ladders. But what should we have in the house when a catastrophe doesn't strike? What medical items should always be handy to treat everything from hand cuts to upset stomach? We went to the experts and they developed two lists of medical products that every home must have or ought to have: The top 10 medical must-haves * Two kinds of pain relievers: acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and either aspirin or ibuprofen.
November 30, 1998 |
Herbal medicines are increasingly popular, but many patients do not inform their physicians that they are using these alternative remedies, according to one of the studies released earlier this month by the American Medical Assn. This can be dangerous because some of the herbs affect prescription drugs that patients may also use. * Chamomile: Contains coumarin, but chamomile's effects on the body's anticoagulation system have not been studied.
February 23, 1998 |
Question: My husband, a 77-year-old medical doctor who still works, suffered from severe flatulence for almost two years. Believe me, it's no joke. He switched to soy milk and tried Beano to no avail. Doctors and pharmacists didn't help. Then a wise Hungarian masseuse suggested flax seed powder: one tablespoon with juice twice a day, and two capsules of fennel seed, taken two or three times a day. Both are available at health food stores. Within a few days the gas was gone.
May 1, 2003 |
"Il Trovatore," often maligned, spoofed and denigrated, nonetheless remains a trove of musical riches high in the Verdi canon, and a gem of the composer's cherishable middle period. The reasons are obvious: its relentless melodiousness, its dramatic pungency, its wealth of great vocal ensembles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1999 |
Time was, health-food stores drew alternative types interested in purchasing boxes of tigers' milk cookies or bottles of strange elixirs from the mysterious East. But no more. "It used to be a select group who shopped in health-food stores," said Russell Brisbois, assistant manager at Lassen's Health Foods in Thousand Oaks.
October 16, 2000 |
Question: My husband is having a terrible time with his medicine. He must take Coumadin because of a heart rhythm thing, but his doctor keeps readjusting the dose. His bleeding time never seems right. He also takes Lanoxin, Plendil and Zocor. He eats grapefruit with bran cereal or oatmeal at breakfast. I fix veggies for lunch and dinner. Is grapefruit a problem with his pills? The doctor said that he should avoid salads and broccoli and that he shouldn't take aspirin but that Tylenol is OK.
June 18, 2001 |
Many women rely on black cohash, wild yam and the Chinese herb Dong Quai as alternative therapies to ease the symptoms of menopause, but a leading medical organization says there is little scientific evidence that these and other natural therapies actually work. As many as 30% of women turn to acupuncture or natural products for relief of menopausal symptoms, according to the North American Menopause Society.
July 15, 2002 |
More women than ever may now look for other ways to ease menopausal symptoms after last week's news that long-term hormone therapy increases slightly the risk of heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer. One of the most likely options, experts say, will be natural therapies. Already, more than 30% of women say they use herbs and other supplements, according to the North American Menopause Society.