Green tea is a popular beverage. It comes from the same plant that black tea does, it is just less processed so it contains more of the phytochemicals that have health benefits.
Green tea is well known for its antioxidant properties that come from a particular polyphenol known as EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, which is over 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. Recent research spotlights another great property of EGCG – it is thermogenic, meaning that it actually helps burn fat. I love green tea when I am dieting because it also seems to suppress appetite.
Medicinal doses of green tea are known to alleviate the affects of radiation. I have seen it used in many case studies where long term low level exposure to radiation through either working around X-rays or living near radio or cell phone towers had resulted in chronic health issues. There are also studies that show that green tea prevents development of thyroid cancer caused by radiation treatment. Read more
Monday, March 28, 2011
Green tea helps burn fat, suppresses appetite, and has other big health benefits., says Margaret Durst,
Friday, March 25, 2011
Drugs to treat acid reflux and among the top sellers, but natural and herbal remedies are also effective, and, need I say it, much safer and less expensive..
Acid Reflux, or GERD as it is commonly referred to, affects a great deal of the population. Poor diet and stress are the most common contributors to this uncomfortable condition. It occurs when food is not properly broken down and digested by the stomach acids and enzymes. If left untreated, it can damage the lining of the oesophagus. Instead of reaching for prescription medication (such as proton pump inhibitors), there are a number of natural and herbal remedies that one can make use of. Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Want protection against radiation? Then drink red wine, says the latest research.
Impending nuclear attack? Then scientists may soon recommend that it is best you start drinking heavily and not just because you may be facing oblivion.
According to the latest research, red wine – along with its many other claimed benefits – may also protect you from radiation exposure.
A team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered that resveratrol, the natural anti-oxidant found in red wine, can protect cells from the damage caused by radiation.
In experiments on mice the scientists found that when combined with the chemical acetyl and administered before radiation exposure it protected the cells and helped prevent death. Read more
Friday, March 18, 2011
Age spots are the irregular, sometimes rough dark patches that appear on the skin, typically on the back of the hands and arms, and on the forehead, beginning in middle age. Many people would prefer natural remedies for age spots over harsher medical treatments involving acid peels or liquid nitrogen. It just makes sense because intuitively we know that age spots are the result of skin damage, and anything that does more skin damage isn't going to do us any good.
Age Spots are flat brownish skin discolorations found on skin throughout the body which usually occurs in people over the age of 40. Age spots take years to develop and are not likely to go away overnight. However, with time and consistent effort they often can be treated naturally.
Though age spots are often called liver spots, they normally have little to do with the liver. Excessive sunlight over a period of many years is the primary cause of age spots. Nutritional deficiencies may also lead to age spots. Read more
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Could acupuncture be key to relieving the symptoms of menopause?
Acupuncture can help women suffering from the most common symptoms of menopause, it is claimed.
A study suggests the ancient Chinese needle therapy can curb the severity of hot flushes and also relieve mood swings among women receiving it regularly. Read more
Friday, March 11, 2011
Hair loss is one of the most common signs of iodine deficiency, says Edward Group.
It is clear that the micro-nutrient iodine (as well as iron, magnesium and zinc) is a key essential element for the normal growth and development in all of the body’s organ and tissue systems.
In fact, iodine, in combination with the aforementioned minerals are often considered the best “hair growth minerals” you can take for healthy hair. And if you are currently experiencing hair loss, it may be a good idea to supplement with these, as hair loss can be one of the most common signs of a deficiency in iodine.
Iodine and Hair Loss
In regard to iodine and hair loss, we need to look at thyroid health. The thyroid gland relies on iodine to make the hormones necessary for the growth of healthy hair, teeth and bones. Read more
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Light therapies have been used for healing since early recorded history. There are, however, new devices using light therapy that can treat health problems which have previously been rdifficult or even impossible to successfully manage.
"The pain is gone - I can't believe it!" That is what Jack had to say when his pain suddenly disappeared after two decades of unrelenting pain from diabetic neuropathy and a treatment program that profoundly interfered with his quality of life and led to an addiction to a myriad of pharmaceutical drugs. It was just that fast - two half-hour treatments with an invisible light and his pain disappeared. Incredible! No more medicines. He began feeling like his old self - he could think clearly and his zest for life returned. Jack's family thinks it was a miracle. Yet diabetic neuropathy is only one of many health conditions that can be eliminated using a near infrared light therapy known as photonic stimulation.
Photonic stimulation is like "Star Trek" medicine - something out of the future that sounds too far-fetched to exist in today's world. However, quantum healing with near infrared light photons is a reality today and is poised to become mainstream in medical practice. This powerful, effective, safe, and affordable technology is revolutionizing medical treatment for pain, many neurological disorders, and a wide variety of musculoskeletal and soft tissue maladies. Many health problems that had previously been notoriously difficult or even impossible to successfully manage can now benefit from photonic stimulation. Read more
Monday, March 7, 2011
Massaging the face is an easy and important part of beauty regime to keep wrinkles at bay. Besides softening the skin, another good effect of massage is that it stimulates blood circulation and removes dead skin. Facial massage is also known to tighten certain skin tissues that tend to go flabby and give the face a worn-out look.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Probiotic foods are any foods that contain a beneficial, live bacteria. Edward Group lists the top ten probiotic foods to add to your diet.
Probiotics are beneficial forms of gut bacteria that help stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. In addition to taking a probiotic supplement, you can also support your probiotic intake through eating foods that are hosts to these live bacterium.
We all know of the great health benefits of probiotics, however, not all of us know how to take advantage of these health benefits. Below is a list I put together to outline the best probiotic foods for you to add to your diet. I would also recommend buying the organic version of all these probiotic foods. Read more
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Margaret Durst discusses the huge impact that the herb olive leaf can have on your health.
Olive Leaf is one of my favorite herbs for this time of year. I use olive leaf for immune enhancement so that I do not get the flu. However, olive leaf is more than just a great anti-viral.
Olives in some form have been used throughout history. Olives and olive oil are referenced throughout the Bible. Olive leaf is the first herb mentioned after the flood. Olive oil was used in ancient times as a special anointing oil for priests and kings. The ancient Egyptians used an olive leaf extract to mummify their kings. Throughout the ages, teas made from olive leaf have been a popular folk remedy, particularly for combating fevers. Read more