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Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:11AM
5 April 2011
March reader stats are in and one thing is clear: it's cold & flu season! Posts from January and February continued to dominate and all were focused on using homeopathy to treat colds, the flu and ear infections. If you want a refresher, here are the links: Most Commonly Prescribed Homeopathic Flu Medicines, Zinc for the Common Cold, and Homeopathy for Ear Infections.
The round-up of other hot topics follows, but scroll through the site to find articles on everything from nutritional information for Girl Scout Cookies to professional athletes using acupuncture to improve their health and performance.
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MOST-READ STORIES OF THE MONTH:
Near and dear to our hearts, the video of two Third Graders discussing how one boy healed the other using Qi Gong (we would clarify, Medical Qi Gong) racked up many views. If you missed it, you should watch just for the adorable factor. But beyond that, this short clip goes a long way to introducing the practice of Medical Qi Gong, a field in which one of these boys seems destined to work.
Another story that got attention, this from the Huffington Post, offers a broad overview of what Qi Gong is and discusses aspects of developing a Qi Gong practice.
If it's true that "we are what we eat," what on earth does that say about us in this 21st century world of additives, pesticides and farming antibiotics? Several stories addressing food-related issues got the attention of CMJ readers, which leads us to speculate that you are concerned about what goes into your mouths -- and what went into the mouths of the creatures in our food supply. A story from Wired.Com suggests that antibiotic-resistant bacteria might be spreading from animals to humans. And not that there's any connection, but the Food & Drug Administration confirmed numbers that indicate animal agriculture consumes 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the United States, more than previously estimated. Let's not forget the rather amazing results of pesticides in orange-flavored sodas. No, wouldn't want to forget that.
But help might be as close as the spice cabinet. Very interesting and encouraging results from a study looking at how Curcumin (the active ingredient in the common spice, turmeric) may slow the spread of some breast cancers should make you long for some medicinal Indian food. And an extract from Milk Thistle may, some day, prove helpful for controlling the impact of Hepatitis C on a cellular level.
Finally, CMJ readers are staying informed while the age-old debate about the efficacy of homeopathy rages on. While the cacophony is louder on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean right now, an article from the Chicago Tribune discusses how homeopathy has not only survived, but prospered. And in a nod to the Oscar sweep of The King's Speech, Dana Ullman traces the use of homeopathy by four generations of British royalty.
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