Entries by Melanie Grimes


Melanie Grimes is a writer, medical editor and health educator. A classically trained homeopath, she has lectured internationally and been on faculty at Bastyr University, American Medical College of Homeopathy, and Seattle School of Homeopathy. She has been the editor of SImillimum, Journal of the Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and The American Homeopath, Journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. An award-winning screenwriter, Melanie has taught creative writing, and authored medical textbooks. She writes about health, natural medicine, food as medicine, herbs, homeopathy, and travel. 
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Natural Insect Repellant can protect from mosquito bites without adding toxins to the body

Natural insect repellants can prevent mosquito bites and contain ingredients that are not toxic to the body. You can make some of these insect repellants yourself from simple ingredients found in specialty grocery stores. Using essential oils and natural skincare… 0 Shares |

Zika virus in Brazil raises mosquito and vaccine questions

The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has been blamed on mosquito bites, but the real cause of the children born with a brain defect called microcephaly may not be the Zika virus. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. However,… 0 Shares |

Homeopathic flu remedies provide flu relief

Homeopathic flu remedies have produced decades of good clinical results. Using homeopathic flu remedies provides quick relief of symptoms and often, faster healing times. Some homeopathic remedies treat the early stages of the flu, some are good for lingering symptoms,… 0 Shares |

Natural mosquito repellants can be made from essential oils

Natural mosquito repellants can be made from essentials oils at home. Mosquito bites can lead to West Nile virus, malaria, and other health conditions, however many commercial mosquito repellants contain toxic ingredients such as DEET that can also be harmful.… 0 Shares |

Homeopathic Medicine and Advertising, an FTC Workshop –date set

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has scheduled a meting on regulating homeopathic products. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory meeting on homeopathic medicines, the FTC has now announced a workshop on homeopathic advertising, entitled Homeopathic Medicine and Advertising,… 0 Shares |

Health benefits of friendships

Health benefits from friendships include longevity and relief from depression. Human beings are not solitary creatures. We have evolved in shared living situations since ancient times, joining together not just to mate but the hunt and share food, work as… 0 Shares |

Add Fiber for Weight loss, and Polyphenols, too

Having trouble losing weight? Add fiber for weight loss results. Research has shown that dieting without enough fiber will limit the body’s ability to burn fat. Though the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for women is 25 grams a day, consuming… 0 Shares |

Natural skincare remedies for large pores

Natural skincare can reduce the appearance of large pores. Large pores are caused by oils and toxins blocking the pores of the skin. Pores are necessary to help eliminate water and oils but when they are infected or clogged, they… 0 Shares |

What is gluten and how to be gluten free

Gluten sensitivity now plagues many people. Eating gluten-free is now easy as many foods are being sold commercially for those on gluten-free diets. Wheat has been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years, but many people are… 0 Shares |

Report on the FDA Hearing on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines, April 20, 2015

The FDA hearing on regulation of homeopathic medicine was held in Washington DC on April 20, 2015 and continues on April 21, 2016. You can listen to live webcast on, April 21, 2015 at https://collaboration.fda.gov/hprapril2015/. Many members of the press… 0 Shares |