Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Harvard scientists say coffee could halve risk of suicide. A study spanning two decades and surveying 200,000 men and women suggests a protective effect of caffeine.
Drinking several cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of suicide in men and women, scientists from Harvard suggest
In a study published by the Word Journal of Biological Pyschiatry, researchers analysed the caffeine consumption of more than 200,000 people spanning a period of nearly 20 years.
They found that, for both men and women, those who took in 400mg of the stimulant a day – the equivalent of two to three cups of coffee – were statistically 50 per cent less likely to commit suicide. Read more
Friday, July 26, 2013
A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth, according to a new study.
Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly so they never threaten the life of the individual. Prior research studies have demonstrated that cancerous cell growth is promoted by a diet consisting largely of hydrogenated fats and excess sugar, as well exposure to household and environmental pollutants. Read more
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Margaret Durst describes the symptoms of hypoglycemia, and how to control the condition.
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar is an issue that is actually common, particularly in women.
You may have hypoglycemia if:
-You crave sugar and/or caffeine in between meals
.-You eat compulsively when nervous or stressed.
-You are irritable before meals.
-You get shaky, weak, nauseous or light-headed between meals. Read more
Monday, July 22, 2013
Prolonged use of antiacid drugs can cause serious health problems, says David Brownstein,
Proton pump inhibiters (PPI’s) are widely prescribed antacid medications. Examples of PPI’s include: Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, and Protonix. In fact, in 2009, over 21 million U.S. adults were prescribed a PPI and sales of PPI’s grew to over $13 billion globally. PPI’s work by poisoning the stomach’s proton pump. The end result of PPI use is to inhibit stomach acid secretion.
PPI’s are only indicated for a short time period—generally a few weeks. Prolonged use of PPI’s are associated with a host of serious adverse effects including vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia, bone fractures, and C. difficile infections. Now we can add heart attacks to the list of problems PPI’s cause. Read more
Friday, July 19, 2013
Should you consider eliminating gluten from your diet? Edward Group lists nine facts about gluten to help you make your decision.
Gluten sensitivities and gluten intolerance are on the rise, making gluten a very popular topic. Because it’s a subject with many facets, here are 9 facts for you to consider to make a sound, rational decision as to whether you should monitor, or possibly eliminate gluten from your diet. Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Margaret Durst discusses the healing powers of Essiac against cancer.
Essiac is an herbal recipe with an interesting history. It is a combination of herbs that includes burdock root, slippery elm, sheep sorrel and rhubarb root. This formula has been used clinically to treat cancer.
In the 1890’s, the recipe was given to a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse by a patient who had gotten it from an Ojibwa medicine man. “Essiac” is Caisse spelled backwards. Over the next eighty years, the formula was used in various forms and various proportions in clinical settings for treating cancer. There were great successes along with many failures, but overall, the formula seemed to work. Read more
Monday, July 15, 2013
Did you know that vegetables can help prevent wrinkles by boosting the skin's natural defenses against sun damage? Find out what you need to be eating for soft, smooth skin.
A fountain of youth may be as close as the kitchen, new study findings suggest.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and unsaturated fats may ward off wrinkles by boosting the skin's natural defenses against sun damage. In an international study of eating patterns and skin aging, investigators found that dark- and fair-skinned people who ate plenty of wholesome foods but passed on sugary confections were less prone to wrinkling. And the effect of diet was consistent from sun-drenched Australia to sun-deprived Sweden.
Some of the skin-smoothing foods included: Read more
Friday, July 12, 2013
Periodically, the mainstream media makes a big deal out of a new "study" that claims to prove that dietary supplements are ineffective, dangerous, or both. Mike Adams reveals how pharmaceutical companies manipulate these studies to get the results they want.
Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they're targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer.
Hogwash. This is just another case of pure fearmongering quackery by the anti-vitamin crowd. Remember: All these people attacking vitamins are the very same people who are on the take from Big Pharma. Remember, too, that companies like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have already been convicted of multiple felony crimes by the U.S. Department of Justice. And today in China, GSK was caught yet again engaging in widespread bribery and criminal fraud. Read more
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Could skimmed milk be contributing to the obesity epidemic? Low-fat dairy can encourage weight gain, say experts.
For years, people have swapped a creamy pint of whole milk for a watery bottle of skimmed to help boost their weight loss efforts.
But new research has discovered that drinking skimmed milk might in fact be making us bigger, not smaller. Read more
Friday, July 5, 2013
Don't be overrun by bad bacteria, yeast, fungi, or parasites. Margaret Durst reveals why probiotics are essential for life.
Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that inhabit our intestines. The average healthy person has 4-5 pounds of these critters in their intestinal tract.
The word “probiotic” means “for life”. Probiotics have several functions that enhance our lives and are essential to good health. These include synthesizing vitamins B complex and K, enhancing immune function by crowding out yeast and parasites, producing enzymes, helping regulate blood cholesterol, improving digestion and colon function, and helping to prevent certain types of cancer.
Probiotics are important because many things can upset the delicate balance in our intestinal tract. These include use of antibiotics, steroids, oral contraceptives, radiation, chlorinated water, refined sugar, poor diet, poor digestion, constipation, stress, etc. Read more
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Stretch marks aren't easy to get rid of, but home remedies do exist that will at least lessen their appearance.
Lost the weight, but not the stretch marks? Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks to some degree during the course of pregnancy, although stretch marks commonly occur on thighs and the butt as well. Striae, as they are called by dermatologists, are caused by tearing of the dermis when skin overstretches its elastic capacity, and commonly occurs any time an individual gains or loses a good deal of weight relatively quickly. It isn’t terribly easy to get rid of stretch marks, but a number of home remedies for stretch marks do exist that will at least lessen their appearance.
Stretch marks generally fade somewhat over time, but rarely disappear completely, and many people are frustrated by their unsightly appearance. There are a number of expensive creams, several invasive dermatological practices, and even surgery as possible ‘solutions’, but before you empty your wallet and subject your skin to lasers, try some of these natural solutions.
Get Rid of Stretch Marks the Natural Way – Over 7 Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Read more
Monday, July 1, 2013
A new study has found that drinking four cups of coffee or tea a day is better for your cardiovascular health than not drinking any at all.
Drinking four cups of coffee or tea a day may better for you than not drinking any, according to a major new study.
The ten year research, which followed 180,000 people, revealed that caffeine lovers have lower blood pressure levels than those who do not drink caffeine.
It also suggested that those who drank more than four cups a day also had a lower heart rate. Read more