Hot off the Press

Hot off the Press is a collection of my most recent interviews and articles on radio, TV, newspapers and online. My goal is to give you the tools to address your health from a more preventative and empowering health model. This is a great place to get all the latest information and news on how you can use the natural approach on your road to lifelong health.

Quercetin and its Modified Form for Allergies and More

Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments largely responsible for the colors of many fruits and flowers. Flavonoids are also responsible for the…

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Is Berberine the Next Big Natural Product?

One of the most exciting natural products in current medical research is berberine, an alkaloid found in goldenseal root, barberry bark, Oregon grape…

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Low Immune Function

What is low immune function? Low immune function refers to an underactive and poor performing immune system. The immune system's prime function is…

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The Positive “Estrogenic” Effects of Milk Thistle Extract

Just as the media often creates stories on natural products that lack critical thinking and are fraught with incorrect conclusions, sometimes…

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Helping with Anxiety During Perimenopause and Menopause

Although hot flashes get a lot more attention, another common symptom during menopause is an increased feeling of anxiety. In general, anxiety is…

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Dealing with Depression: A Natural Perspective

Approximately 30 million Americans take antidepressant drugs. That is a mind-blowing statistic. The obvious question is: Why are so many people…

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L-carnosine: A Underutilized Dietary Supplement

Carnosine is a naturally occurring molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine. As a dietary supplement, it has been available for…

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The Rising Epidemic of Gout

More than likely you are familiar with gout, an inflammatory arthritis triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints. It causes severe…

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Promoting Breast Health

Dealing with fibrocystic breast disease reduces the risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer is a major fear for many women these days. The fear…

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Super Seniors!

Intense research and ingredient innovation improve anti-aging and longevity products for health-minded adults who want to lead active lifestyles for…

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A Clear Perspective on Supplement Safety

Recently, the media has once again failed to report the whole story or put things into the proper perspective when they reported on a study from the…

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Predictions for Natural Products in 2016

With the beginning of a new year it is fun to look back as well as gaze into a crystal ball to predict the future. One of the great things about the…

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Astaxanthin Vibrancy

There are more than 400 different members of the carotene family of pigments in nature. Historically, the potency of a carotene in improving human…

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Endothelial Cell Function— A Key Target for Nutritional Therapies

What if I told you that your body has an internal medicine chest the size of a football field that is packed full of phenomenal and powerful remedies…

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are bundles of smooth muscle and connective tissue that can be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. Although they are…

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The Guilty-Pleasure Food That’s Good For You

It’s not hard to find reasons to love chocolate–and maybe that’s why most people consider it a guilty pleasure. But that perception is changing…

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You’ve Heard Gratitude Is Good For You. Here’s What Science Says

A growing body of scientific work shows that gratitude and kindness are traits that lead to higher levels of well-being. People who are grateful and…

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Dr. Oz hosts Dr. Murray 6/22

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Dreaming of Better Sleep: 7 Natural Cures for Insomnia

When sleep seems an impossible dream, it’s tempting to reach for the pill bottle–and an instant fix. But sleeping drugs are not the answer to…

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How to Juice for Healing Power

Juice has gotten a bad rap. We’re often advised to eat whole fruits and vegetables—for the fiber and because they are lower in calories than an…

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“Rainbow” of Fruits and Vegetables

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is your best bet for preventing virtually every chronic disease. This fact has been established time and again…

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How Much Water Do You REALLY Need? Here’s How To Stay Hydrated

Water is essential for life. It’s essential to stay hydrated to keep your body healthy and strong. The average amount of water in an adult’s…

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Brain Food

For impaired memory and mental function, nutrition is the key Are memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their…

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Is Andropause Real?

Natural solutions for low testosterone in men Do men experience a similar physiological stage to what women experience during menopause? Referred to…

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All About Iron

What it does. Why you need it. And more Iron is critical to human life. It plays the central role in the hemoglobin molecule of our red blood cells…

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Fast Times

Rid your body of toxins and boost energy with a simple juice fast Good health is largely determined by our bodies’ ability to…

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Essential Detoxification

Natural solutions for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease When the liver becomes damaged, a buildup of fatty deposits forms. Although usually…

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Digestion & Aging

The most essential supplements for digestive health in seniors As many people age they start developing poor digestion, particularly heartburn and…

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Fend Off Adrenal Fatigue

When you’re stressed to the max, your adrenal glands suffer the most. Natural therapies can come to the rescue If you've ever been suddenly…

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Food for Thought

Safe brain boosters for kids Brain cells are the most complex, long-living, and nutritionally demanding cells in the body. Studies show that…

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Saying “No” to Statins

Maintain a healthy cholesterol balance without potentially harmful drugs Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs such as Crestor (rosuvastatin), Lipitor…

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Immunity All-Stars

These five antiviral herbs and nutrients are safe enough to take every day—and strong enough to prevent colds and flu While there really isn’t…

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3 Juice Recipes To Help You Enjoy Heart-Healthy Pomegranate

The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits in recorded history. Native to the area of modern-day Iran and Iraq, the pomegranate has been cultivated…

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7 Time-Management Tricks To Reduce Your Stress

One of the biggest stressors for most people is time. We simply don't feel we have enough of it. In fact, most of us do have enough time — we are…

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7 Tips For Better Communication In All Of Your Relationships

A major cause of stress for most people is the realm of interpersonal relationships. Whether with your partner, at home with family members, with…

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12 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Whack

Blood sugar, or glucose, is one of the best things Mother Nature ever provided us with. It's one component of your body chemistry that helps you feel…

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A Breathing Technique that Triggers the Relaxation Response

An important step in fighting stress is learning to calm the mind and body. Among the easiest methods to learn are relaxation exercises. The goal of…

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6 Basic Steps To Get Started Exercising

Exercise is an important part of any health plan and an excellent way of keeping your immune system in shape as well. While most people know that…

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6 Powerful (But Simple!) Tools To Cope With Stress

Whether you're aware of it or not, you have a pattern for coping with stress. Unfortunately, most people have found patterns and methods that do not…

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Is Your Medicine Making You Sick?

  Ever since we were children, we’ve been told to take pills when we feel bad—for headaches, insomnia, indigestion, aches and…

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5 Natural Supplements To Help You Avoid Catching A Summer Cold

Toss your sweaters to the side, because summer is officially here! However, you may be tempted to keep those Kleenex around. After all, a lot of…

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The Minimalist’s Guide To Detoxing Your Body Using Healthy Foods

When you hear the word “detox,” do you cringe a little bit? Many people associate detox diets with fasting, but the best approach may be to…

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15 Simple Ways To Eat More Fruits And Veggies

Take a look at your typical plate of food. Do you have a piece of meat and some potatoes? Or maybe pasta and a hamburger? In other words, is your…

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7 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day For A Better Life

You will be amazed at how powerful questions can be in your life. Let's look at the following example: an individual is met with a particular…

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Fresh Juicing for Acne

Acne is the most common skin problem, and it requires an integrated approach in order to avoid supplement toxicity while attaining the desired…

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7 Common Misconceptions About Juicing

Juicing has been around since countertop appliances became popular in the 1950s and '60s. Today, raw juice bars are everywhere, and lots of people…

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4 Herbs & Spices To Boost Your Juice’s Healing Power

Many fruits and vegetables have powerful healing properties for specific illnesses, and for boosting immune function in general. However,…

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Can Caffeine Worsen Depression And Anxiety?

Caffeinated drinks—such as coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks—pep you up temporarily, but they may have a more insidious effect. They may…

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B12 Benefits, Adrenal Fatigue, pH-balanced Diet, and Optimal Juicing

I’m hearing about more and more people getting vitamin B injections, but then I read that this is appropriate only for people with a deficiency.…

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4 Natural Ways To Promote Healing From Sports Injuries

After a sports injury or sprain, immediate first aid is very important. The acronym RICE summarizes the approach: Rest the injured part as soon…

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5 Reasons to Eat & Drink More Celery

As far back as the 9th century B.C.E., celery leaves were used for medicinal properties. The use of celery as a food, however, took root in Europe in…

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Natural Remedies for Indigestion

Beat acid reflux with these home remedies By Jane Wilkens Michael | Posted August 20, 2013  on SPRY Acid indigestion is not normally considered…

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How to Detox from Anesthesia

Easy ways to bounce back quickly… Most adults are familiar with that woozy state that occurs after undergoing anesthesia for surgery or even a…

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Prevent Muscle Mass Loss as You Age

Aging is associated with many physical changes. One of the most obvious and preventable changes is the loss of muscle mass and strength. The…

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9 Natural Ways To Treat Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of the gums and support structures in the mouth. It causes bad breath and bleeding of the gums when…

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A Promising New Supplement For ADHD Sufferers

Scientists are encouraged by new research showing that a chemical found in our brains called phosphatidylserine, or PS for short, might be able to…

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7 Little-Known Benefits of Sunlight

This time of year, everyone wants to be outside. It feels so good to have the warm sun on our bare skin. If you haven’t heard that being out in the…

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Natural Medicine –Better health tips

Q:  My sleep problems started after age 30 and grew worse as I became a mother. I wake in the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep. Why…

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7 Ways To Free Yourself From Food Cravings

Despite what you may have heard, overcoming food cravings has nothing to do with willpower. The body has powerful mechanisms that move us to eat.…

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3 Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Chocolate Every Day

Is there such a thing as a guilt-free pleasure when it comes to food? Absolutely, and chocolate is one of them. This delectable, seemingly addictive…

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9 Natural Approaches To Seasonal Allergies

Allergies refer to an abnormal immune response that can produce a wide range of symptoms (e.g. hives, asthma, anaphylactic shock and death). The most…

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5 Ways To Bounce Back Quickly After Anesthesia

Most of us know that woozy state right after undergoing anesthesia for surgery, or even a screening procedure such as colonoscopy. In most cases, the…

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6 Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol

Elevated cholesterol increases the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. It's currently recommended that total blood cholesterol (your "bad"…

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4 Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Do you want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals? The good news is that there are a number of safe,…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Probiotics

Lots of patients ask me about probiotics. They know what antibiotics are, but they don't really know what probiotics are for, when they should be…

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The Best Nutrients for Your Eyes

Nutrients play an enormous role in preventing and treating the leading causes of impaired vision in North America–cataracts and macular…

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Why A Natural Approach To Treating Type 2 Diabetes Beats Medicine

When I recently read the American Diabetes Association's 2013 Standards of Medical Care for Type 2 Diabetes, I found many extremely alarming…

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7 Habits that Are Good for You & the Planet

Our thoughts, actions, practices, and habits affect our health, but they also have an impact on the health of others and the health of our planet.…

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Seven Steps to a Stress-Busting Attitude

Stress affects our circulation, slows our digestive system, and even increases our blood sugarlevels. Try these tips from naturopath Dr. Michael…

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4 Supplements to Help Your Sleep

When you can’t sleep, the temptation to pop a sleeping pill is strong. But there’s a large body of research indicating that sleeping pills may…

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Five medicines in your medicine cabinet that do more harm than good

Dr. Murray joins Lisa, from Its Your Health Network  to talk about five medicines in your medicine cabinet that do more harm than good. You can…

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What’s New with Natural Medicine?

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine just underwent its first revision in 15 years. In this broadcast of Five to Thrive Live, coauthor Michael…

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Solving The Healthcare Crisis

In an election year, healthcare practices and policies are top of mind. How does natural medicine fit into the mix? The answer is in embracing…

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Stress Relieving Advice From Dr. Murray

In this day and age, it's nearly impossible to get rid of stress entirely. In fact, many people are desperate to find healthy ways to cope with their…

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Congratulations Dr. Murray!

Winner of the prestigious 2012 “President’s Award” from the Natural Products Association Dr. Murray may have educated you, talked shop with…

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Diuretic Do’s And Don’ts

Diuretics are primarily used for people who have high blood pressure or heart failure. Best-selling author and Wellness Times Editorial Advisor,…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure with Purple Potatoes, Black Tea and Magnesium

Want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals?  Boost your intake of magnesium, black tea and, surprisingly,…

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New Study Shows Many Restaurant Patrons Want Smaller Portions

Noting that studies show that calorie postings in fast-food restaurants do little to deter diners from overeating, two university professors wondered…

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Probiotics Can Affect More Than Just Digestion

Probiotics—the good bacteria that live in your gut and that are also found in yogurt and dietary supplements—have been shown in a variety of…

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Research Shows a Revolutionary Fiber Can Reduce Hunger in Dieters

One of the chief reasons people can’t stick to diets is because hunger often goes hand-in-hand with cutting calories. But new research shows that…

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Exercise May Help Prevent Migraines As Well As Drugs or Relaxation Techniques

A new study gives hope to migraine sufferers who fear that workouts and headaches go hand-in-hand. The Swedish study, which was published in…

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Memory Loss May Begin Sooner Than We Think

“Senior moments” may actually start in middle age, according to new research conducted in France and England. Scientists have long believed…

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Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Heart Disease Even if You’re Overweight

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that eating more of the unsaturated fats in avocados, olive oil and…

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Green Tea May Boost Your Exercise Routine

Whether you’re a veteran exerciser or just starting a strength-training program, new research suggests you might want to drink some green tea or…

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Broccoli, Squash, Apples and Other Produce Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

We all know that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but new research shows that eating specific types of produce can…

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Vitamin D is Particularly Important for Children

The vitamin D studies just keep on coming. Previous research has linked the sunshine vitamin with bone health and enhanced immunity, along with…

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Diets Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce Stroke Risk

New research shows that even if you have a history of cardiovascular disease, eating a diet loaded with antioxidants may substantially lower your…

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Can't Sleep? You May be Boosting Your Heart Attack Risk

Can’t Sleep? You May be Boosting Your Heart Attack Risk

A shortage of nightly Z’s has been linked to depression and weight gain, and now a new study has found that insomnia may also increase the risk of…

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Omega-3s May Help Treat Depression, Osteoarthritis and Prostate Cancer

Omega-3s May Help Treat Depression, Osteoarthritis and Prostate Cancer

Omega-3 fatty acids have already been proven to lower the triglycerides that can harden arteries and lead to heart disease, but researchers theorize…

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Exercise, Heart-Healthy Diets Contribute to Early Menopause

About 6,000 women enter into menopause every day, but there is little information available about when a particular woman will go through “the…

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Green Tea Helps Fight Chronic Yeast Infections

The usually benign yeast Candida albicans can sometimes overgrow in the human gastrointestinal tract and give rise to a complex medical syndrome…

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Dr. Murray’s Perspective on a Recent Study on Calcium and Heart Disease

On April 20, 2011, the British Medical Journal published a study conducted by researchers from the University of Auckland that indicated that women…

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