- Astaxanthin is believed to be the most powerful antioxidant found in nature. Research has shown it can benefit your entire body, from preventing sunburn, to boosting athletic performance; preventing cataracts and the most common cause of blindness; preventing dementia, and treating the symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
- In one study, male athletes taking 4 mg of astaxanthin a day improved their strength three times faster than those taking a placebo; increasing the number of deep knee bends they were able to perform after six months of training by 62 percent, compared to 22 percent for the placebo group engaged in identical training
- Nine human clinical studies have shown astaxanthin can prevent tired eyes by maintaining optimal motor function and protecting your eyes against damaging UV rays
- While salmon, shrimp, lobster, crab and some other fish are good food sources of astaxanthin, it would be near impossible to reach therapeutic doses through your diet. Furthermore, farm raised varieties should be avoided at all cost, as they contain synthetic rather than natural astaxanthin, which is created from petrochemicals and may have unknown toxicities Read more
Monday, October 31, 2011
Dr. Mercola and Bob Capelli discuss the many wonders of astaxanthin.
Friday, October 28, 2011
In ranking the many chemical hazards we face, toothpaste and mouthwash are way down the list. However, Tess Pennington reminds us that chemical-free ways to promote healthy teeth and gums are readily available and effective if we prefer to use them.
... Below are six alternatives to toothpaste that can be used to not only promote healthy teeth and gums, but most of these alternatives have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that assist in preventing dental issues such as gingivitis, canker sores and gum disease. Read more
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Pharmaceutical are usually expensive and often have side effects almost as bad as the condition they're supposed to treat, and to add insult to injury, they often don't even work.
When my American friend Bill, who'd been on SSRI antidepressants for 22 years (Prozac, followed by Paxil, Lexapro, then Celexa), read a two-part article by Dr Marcia Angell in The New York Review of Books recently about the crisis in psychiatry and the inefficacy of antidepressants, he stopped taking his meds (tapering off gradually, monitored by his doctor). "The article brought on enough doubt to push me over," he said. Since then, his moods have become more volatile – more anger, more emotion, such as crying at the end of the last Harry Potter film (he's in his 50s). But he's got his libido back after years of "muffled response" and that seems a worthwhile trade-off.
Instead of listening to Prozac, have we been listening to placebo all along? Read more
Monday, October 24, 2011
Kaylen Jackson says breasts are a natural accessory, so she reveals ten things that will help you make the most of your breasts.
Seduction involves using your natural accessories – namely, your breasts. Make the most of your breasts (and get tons of male attention) with these ten tips.
Breasts are a natural accessory, much like a necklace. If you pick the right outfit (or even your birthday suit), your breasts can really put a nice bow on the package! Read more
Friday, October 21, 2011
Does diabetes mean drugs? Not necessarily! Dr. Mark Hyman brings you the last installment of his two-part discussion on diabetes. You'll learn why medications aren't always the answer and how you can prevent and even reverse diabetes without pharmaceuticals.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Bilberries not only help with night vision, but also with other conditions, according to Shona Botes.
For centuries, bilberries have been used medicinally. They have antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Mostly known for their natural ability to improve capillary health, bilberries have been used to treat a number of eye disorders and improve vision. Flavonoids found in bilberries known as anthocyanosides are responsible for the regeneration of Rhodopsin. This is a purple pigment in the eye which is responsible for night vision. Read more
Friday, October 14, 2011
If you're interested in lucid dreaming, three plant medicines can help you achieve lucidity, according to The Shaman's Well.
For those new to lucid dreaming, here's a quick description from AuraThirdEyePsychic:
Lucid dream, also called conscious dream, is a state of mind where a person is dreaming but is also aware of his/her dreams and can actually sense the progress of the dream. When a dreamer is in a state of lucidity, he can as well participate in the dream sequences as well as manipulate all the fantasies that they?re experiencing. A lucid dream is often real and dramatic and is highly dependent on one?s self-awareness while dreaming lucid.Below we list out 3 plant medicines that can help with a link on where you can find some. Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Estrogen is the hormone most responsible for breast growth, but you can get too much of a good thing. Excess estrogen causes estrogen receptors in the breasts to shut down, which means they won't get the message to grow. The safest way to balance estrogen levels is through the use of phytoestrogenic herbs, such as fenugreek or wild yam. These herbs increase estrogen levels if they are too low, and decrease them if they are too high. (See my post Natural Breast Enlargement with Fenugreek.)
Monday, October 10, 2011
Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response. If stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can ruin your health nd even bring on an early death, says Edward Group.
... 9 Ways Stress Can Negatively Affect Your Health
The following list offers some of the ways in which on-going stress can negatively effect your health
1. Increased Heart Rate
When we enter into the fight or flight mode, the heart-rate naturally speeds up. While this may be a great thing if we need to run quickly, overtime this can significantly tire out the heart and lead to cardiovascular diseases, increased cholesterol and even excess belly fat. Read more
Friday, October 7, 2011
One of the world's top herbal authorities advises us on how to get the most out of natural remedies ranging from aloe vera and ginger to slippery elm and elderberry.
Monday, October 3, 2011
How to Stop Your Hangover in Its Tracks
The answer is to drink, but not alcohol! Alcoholic drinks actually use up your body's water stores, causing dehydration. This in turn causes some hangover symptoms, so drinking water is a good start. Be careful because it is possible to drink too much water too fast. Large quantities of water can strip electrolytes from the body, so it is better to try to replace these as well, or keep to around a half liter of water per hour.