Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

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As an Intense Winter Unfolds, Some Lessons From Herbalists

You and plants, together during a fearsomely uncertain time.

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The Kambo Tree Frog Wellness Detox

West Coast wellness elites think kambo, an Amazonian frog poison drug, is helping them purge “toxins” from their lives.

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Revisiting an Ancient Theory of Herbalism

In our own era of mysterious diseases, the supposition that some plants might cure the human organs they most resemble is surfacing once more.

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Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.

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A Jazz Drummer’s Fight to Keep His Own Heart Beating

Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a technique to treat himself.

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Lotus Flower Plague-Repellent Pills and Other Gifts From China

Herbal formulas are also a potion for national cohesion.

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How to Create Your Own Herbal Tinctures

The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.

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Desperate for Any Coronavirus Care, Afghans Flock to Herbalist’s ‘Vaccine’

Afghanistan’s health system, largely dependent on foreign aid, has been overwhelmed, and official numbers are seen as an indication of a widening catastrophe.

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