Elderberries, also known as Sambucus, have been used in natural medicine for decades. These small, dark berries grow on the Elder Tree and have been known to have incredible benefits throughout the body.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Elderberries have long been used in natural medicine. Here are eight known benefits of elderberries, plus a recipe.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Can butter in your coffee boost energy for sex hours and shrink your waistline?
A new craze is seeing coffee-drinkers blending their morning brew with up to 80 grams (two-thirds of a stick) of butter, in a bid to boost energy levels and promote weight loss.
David Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, claims that this concoction is full of healthy fats that will keep your energy levels up 'for six hours if you need it', as well as 'improving cognitive function' and 'shrinking your waistline'. Read more
Friday, June 21, 2013
Stay kissing sweet with these seven herbs for naturally fresh breath.
Whether caused by an easily controlled problem or the result of a more serious condition, you don’t want to live with bad breath. The good news is – you don’t have to. The following seven herbs have been proven to go beyond trying to hide bad breath and help to actually get rid of it. When used, especially together, these herbs help cleanse your mouth and freshen your breath. Read more
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Cheese is a nutritional powerhouse, but avoid the fake stuff, says Joseph Mercola.
If you’re a cheese lover struggling to resist cheese because you’ve heard it’s not good for you, then brace yourself for some really good news. Cheese can be an excellent source of nutrition, a food you may want to include more of in your diet rather than less.
Cheese, especially that made from the milk of grass-pastured animals, is an excellent source of several important nutrients.
One of the most valuable nutrients in cheese is vitamin K2, which the latest scientific studies indicate is even more important to your heart, brain and bones than previously thought. Cheese also provides a cornucopia of vitamins, minerals (including calcium), protein, and fat.
Even if you’re lactose intolerant, there are many cheeses you will likely tolerate just fine. Most of the lactose is removed during the cheesemaking process. Pairing cheese with other foods enhances your absorption of important nutrients.
This article aims to separate fact from myth and will provide guidance on how you can incorporate your favorite cheeses into your daily diet, with joy and gratitude instead of guilt. Read more
Monday, June 17, 2013
A Las Vegas showgirl demonstrates how to improve the size and shape of your booty.
Angel Porrino, star of Absinthe at Caesar's Palace and mom to a 4-year-old, shows host Judy Greer three simple exercises (no gym required!) that have given her a show-stopping backside and keep her in shape for her busy Las Vegas show schedule. Watch video
Friday, June 14, 2013
Mark Sisson says the scientific evidence shows that salt is not bad for you, but essential to good health.
Other than saturated fat, I can’t think of a nutrient that’s been so universally maligned and demonized as salt. All the experts hate it and recommend that we get as little of it as possible. They even all seem to have their own little anti-salt slogans. The American Diabetes Association recommends between 2300 and 1500 mg of sodium per day (“Be Sodium Savvy“). The American Heart Association wants you eating less than 1500 mg per day (“Shaking the Salt Habit“) and claims that 97% of young people already eat way too much salt. The other ADA – the American Dietetic Association – also recommends between 2300 and 1500 mg, but their slogan is far inferior (“Slice Your Sodium Intake“). It’s quite the pile-on, isn’t it? Read more
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
You're in pain, and ibuprofen just won't cut it. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, don't agree with your stomach, and you're wary of stronger medications. Fortunately, you have alternatives - natural ones. Here are five natural remedies that may enhance or replace over-the-counter pain remedies, and leave you happier, healthier, and pain free.
Over the counter pain remedies such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen have been the go-to choices for killing pain and/or inflammation fast. But they have their vast array of side effects.
Aspirin has been linked to gastrointestinal problems and ulcers as well hemorrhaging and strokes. Tylenol contains acetaminophen, which is toxic to the liver.
Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug). Advil and Motrin are common OTC ibuprofen drugs that create side effects such as nausea and dizziness, hypertension, DNA damage, hearing loss, and miscarriage.
Synthetic drugs may offer fast pain relief, but they are risky. There are many effective pain relieving and anti-inflammatory natural remedies that are effective after time, but below are some that offer fast pain relief. Read more
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The iodine deficiency epidemic results in childhood neurological disorders and cancer, says David Brownstein MD.
For nearly 100 years, it has been known that insufficient iodine levels can lead to lowered IQ levels in children. Australian researchers studied whether children born to mothers with mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy have poorer educational outcomes in elementary school as compared to peers whose mothers did not have mild gestational iodine deficiency. All of the children grew up in an “iodine-replete environment”—that means they had access to iodized salt and other dietary sources of iodine which are thought to maintain iodine sufficiency. The children were followed for nine years where they were assessed with standardized tests.
The researchers found that nine years later, as compared to children of mothers who did not have mild iodine deficiency in pregnancy, mildly iodine-deficient pregnant women’s children experienced significant reductions in spelling, grammar and English literacy. Read more
Monday, June 3, 2013
Are you alkaline or acidic? Acidic is dangerous. Become alkaline with these five foods, says Elizabeth Renter.
We’ve all heard the term pH balance before, but do you know what it actually means? The pH scale is one that measures the acidity or alkalinity of something. In the case of alkaline foods, we are concerned with the pH of your body. Eating certain foods may affect this measurement, which can lead to several potentially negative health effects.
Ph levels are measured on a scale of 0 to 14. 7.0 is considered neutral; 0 is completely acidic, and 14 is completely alkaline. Your blood needs to be slightly alkaline, with a pH somewhere between 7.35 and 7.45. Generally, your body adjusts its pH levels automatically, keeping your blood right within that target area. However, some argue that many of today’s processed and unhealthy foods are acid-forming and throw off that natural balance.
Too much acid, and your body begins to experience some negative health effects including: fatigue, dental issues, compromised immune function, pain and inflammatory conditions, and even premature aging. By eating foods that are alkaline-producing, you are not depending on your body to balance the acidity, and therefore can avoid some of these health problems.
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