But It's All Natural!

But It's All Natural!

Understanding our preference for herbal remedies. Plus: Misleading health habits, how to get your nature on, and the therepuetic benefits of gardening.

Is Natural Better?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Reassessing what's best in food, healing, and living in the big outdoors.

Why Are Friends With Benefits So Happy?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
And why are marital friends with benefits so miserable?

Arthritis and Food: Pain Relief Through Mastication?

By Mark Borigini M.D.
And the calorie count is not so bad either.

Holistic Rehab Therapies: Do They Work for Addiction?

By Anne M. Fletcher M.S., R.D.
Holistic therapies are "in" at rehabs–are they helpful, harmful, or head games?

From Origins of Breastfeeding to Lactose Intolerance

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D.
Exploring the 200-million-year evolutionary history of breastfeeding

Why Our Brains Love Sugar - And Why Our Bodies Don't

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How sugar affects our brain chemistry making us want more and more

Why Is "Doing What Comes Naturally" A Bad Idea in Marriage?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Spontaneity is great, until it turns out that it wrecks your relationships.

Medical Marijuana: The Doctors Dilemma

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D.
If cannabis can help people in extreme pain, how can they be denied access?

Nine Ways to Relieve Stress by Gardening

By Linda Wasmer Andrews
Plant a garden to cultivate a calmer mind.

Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H.
Not everyone who is going gluten free has celiac disease. Find out why.