Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions: Be Healthy for Years to Come!

It's time for New Year's resolutions again. Margaret Durst lists some "not-to-do's" to be healthy for years to come.
Resolutions – It’s that time again. Here are some things to think about when making your resolutions for the New Year.

Resolutions can be broken down into 2 categories. The things “not to do” and things “to do”.

If health is on your agenda for the new year, then consider one or more of these “not to do’s”. Read more

Friday, December 28, 2012

Eating Asparagus May Prevent a Hangover,

A new study suggests that eating asparagus may prevent a hangover.
Drinking to ring in the New Year may leave many suffering with the dreaded hangover. According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the amino acids and minerals found in asparagus extract may alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins. Read more


Friday, December 21, 2012

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Coffee Enemas

Enemas can do more than relieve constipation. Jonathan Benson reveals seven specific ways that coffee can drastically improve your health.
If you are truly serious about transforming your health in dramatic ways, implementing coffee enemas into your regular routine is essential for achieving the life-changing results you have always desired. No matter what dietary protocols, exercise routines, or lifestyle habits you embrace, coffee enemas can help you reach the next level of vibrant health that you might not have even thought possible. Here are seven specific ways that coffee enemas can drastically improve your health: Read more

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Magnesium Far More Important Than Previously Thought

Eighty percent of us are deficient in magnesium, says Joseph Mercola. He reveals how to tell if you are getting enough.
The Health Benefits of Magnesium have Been Vastly Underestimated

A number of studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. For example, one meta-analysis published earlier this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition2 looked at a total of seven studies collectively covering more than 240,000 participants. The results showed that dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of ischemic stroke.

But its role in human health appears to be far more complex than previously thought, and – like vitamin D – its benefits may be more far-reaching than we've imagined. GreenMedInfo.com's database project has indexed over 100 health benefits of magnesium so far, including therapeutic benefits for: Read more

Monday, December 17, 2012

How to Beat a Cold in 24 Hours

You don't have to suffer for days with a cold. Professor Ron Eccles reveals how to beat a cold in 24 hours.
When the dreaded lurgy strikes, day in bed can seem like the only option. But with Christmas just around the corner, few of us have the time - or inclination - to put up with a hacking cough or aching muscles for long.

Now, help is at hand from a leading expert. Here, Professor Ron Eccles from the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University tells MailOnline how to beat the bug in just one day... Read more

Friday, December 14, 2012

Could Drinking Beer Really Stave Off a Winter Cold?

Beer can fight off the common cold, says Emily Payne.
You'd be forgiven for thinking a steaming hot toddy is the best remedy for a cold, but according to new research it's lager you should be knocking back to beat the dreaded lurgy.

A new Japanese study suggests that a key ingredient found in beer may help to warn off the winter sniffles. Read more

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Live Longer and Better with These Five Immortality Herbs

Five herbs can help you live longer and better, says Angela Doss, because of their ability to improve the body's stress response.. 
Answers to the mystery of immortality may already be growing in your home garden. The very same herbs that help in the healing of innumerable diseases, infections and chronic illnesses can also help us to live longer, healthier lives.

A great number of the most effective herbs are known as adaptogens, which assist the body in its natural task of maintaining homeostasis - the delicate state of balance necessary to survival and healing. A body out of balance is considered to be in "negative homeostasis," a condition in which the restorative (anabolic) and degenerative (catabolic) systems of the body may not function properly,eventually leading to experience symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight fluctuation and impaired libido. But adaptogens help the body adapt to and compensate for change. In a person with high blood sugar, for example, an adaptogenic herb might help to lower glucose levels in the body; whereas, in a person with low blood sugar, the herb would help to raise them.

Because of this ability to improve the body's stress response, adaptogenic herbs can literally add years to a person's life. Here are a few you should know. Read more

Monday, December 10, 2012

How Coconut Oil Might Combat Tooth Decay

Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how to use coconut oil to combat tooth decay.
Coconuts are among the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet and have been a dietary staple for millennia. Western science is now "playing catch-up" to what natives of tropical regions have known for thousands of years. One of the reasons coconut is so special is that it's a natural antimicrobial food.

Coconut, especially its oil, is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which harm human health.

Researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology's Bioscience Research Institute in Ireland set out to test coconut oil's biocidal properties against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.

Dental caries is a commonly overlooked problem affecting 60 to 90 percent of children and the majority of adults in industrialized countries, according to chief researcher Dr. Damien Brady. His research team tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion.

The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are common inhabitants of your mouth. Read more

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Yeast Infection Diet

Many people believe diet contributes to the risk of vaginal yeast infections, and yeast infection diets have been proposed as a way to avoid this annoying condition. Detoxing is the main goal of a yeast infection diet. Yeast infection is a direct result of an overgrowth in the body of a naturally occurring microorganism, or Candida albicans. With a strict adherence to the diet, it is often possible to gain some relief from the yeast infection in as little as three weeks.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Is Acne Your Problem? Try these 3 Simple Tips

Is acne your problem? Are you spending too much money for over-the-counter products. Try the natural way of treating your acne. You do not have to go that far. The treatment is right in your home. These three tips are a great way to begin treating your acne problem.

1) Hydration

One of the most effective beauty tips of all times to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Water helps flush toxins out of the body - toxins which can cause a sluggish liver and kidneys. By drinking lots of water, you give your cells the opportunity to work more efficiently, thus spending more time eliminating acne-causing sebum.