The Power of Touch

New research from Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York, points to the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between babies and their mothers after a cesarean birth. When women underwent scheduled cesareans for the second time and were given time to bond with their babies immediately following the birth, they reported a more positive overall experience compared to their previous scheduled cesarean, …

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Bulletproof Coffee: The Latest Coffee Trend

Kiwi magazine

Do you take butter in your morning brew? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Bulletproof Coffee—which involves blending grass-fed butter and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil into your java—is soaring in popularity. Based on an ancient Tibetan tea recipe, the drink brand was started by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who claims the concoction helped him raise his IQ …

DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer: ‘The Secret of Thieves’

Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D.

One of the great stories that changed my practice of medicine took place 600 years ago.  Perhaps only a myth, “The Secret of Thieves” speculates that the origin of a well-known anti-infective essential oil blend dates back to the Middle Ages. “Century after century, bubonic plague outbreaks decimated the population of Asia and Europe for the better part of a …