Coconut oil is everywhere—you’ve probably read about its uses in lifestyle magazines, in recipes and in holistic medicine articles. You might already know that coconut oil is an antifungal great for curing athlete’s foot and for use in treating head lice, but what you might not be aware of is how many of your most expensive luxury products can be completely replaced with this miracle oil. The Beauty Industry spends billions in advertising dollars to promote products they want you to believe are specially formulated and scientifically proven. In fact, coconut oil is not only an affordable alternative, it’s better for your health and safety than most chemical-laden beauty products. Read more
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Coconut oil is a nutritious food, but here are six ways to use coconut oil to achieve natural beauty.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Although corrective lenses can improve defective vision, wouldn't it be better not to need them? Here are three ways to improve your vision naturally.
As the dirty secrets behind Westernized medicine continue to be revealed (1, 2, and 3), more people are turning towards naturopathic and traditional Eastern medicine. Personally, I put high importance on my diet and use essential oils and other natural remedies regularly.
However, I wear eyeglasses and have never given any thought to alternative treatments for my near-sightedness. Glasses have the same Band-Aid effect that pharmaceuticals do; they’re a quick fix and don’t solve the underlying problem. Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
Can pomegranates really add years to your life - and fight cancer?
They're the trendy fruit that are the latest must-have ingredient for salads and juices, even cocktails. But could pomegranates help you live longer, too?
Last week, Swiss scientists suggested that the Middle Eastern fruit may strengthen ageing muscles and add years to your life.
This is down to chemicals called ellagitannins, which are found in high levels in the fruit.
Our gut bacteria turn these chemicals into a compound called urolithin A, which helps keep the mitochondria (tiny battery packs that power the body’s cells) charged. Read more
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Frankincense oil can aid in natural skin care, says Dr. Edward Group.
Frankincense is a special sap from the Boswellia tree and it’s had a wide array of cultural applications for over 5000 years. Boswellia trees are hardy trees that yield the valuable resin when the bark is “striped”, or slashed open. It’s a process that’s done by hand to ensure the highest quality resin. Frankincense originated in Africa, India, and the Middle East, with most of the supply coming from the nation of Oman. Trade grew extensive and frankincense eventually became so prized that it was one of the three gifts presented in the Christian Nativity story. Read more
Monday, July 18, 2016
Cinnamon not only tastes delicious, but it also may make you smarter, according to a new study.
It's long been sprinkled on bowls of porridge and added to bread for tasty toast.
And now scientists claim cinnamon could actually make us smarter by improving our understanding.
A study has found slow learners who consumed the household spice could process new information quicker by affecting proteins in the brain. Read more
Friday, July 15, 2016
Do you believe any of these five health myths - or all of them?
Every year, the scientific community reveals exciting new information about what is and isn't good for our health. But some of the most prevalent, obvious "facts" about how to live a fit lifestyle are actually myths, spread via misinterpretation or marketing departments until they become part of the vernacular. Below, we've traced the origins of five major health fallacies. Read more
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
For almost forty years, the medical establishment demonized dietary fat and claimed that a low-fat diet was the key to good health, particularly heart health. Of course, our ancestors knew better and recently the scientific evidence caught up with their folk wisdom. If you find it hard to accept that the "scientific consensus" could be so wrong for so long, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how and why good fats are essential for heart health.
Omega-3 fats — specifically EPA and DHA — are essential to your overall health, including your heart health.
A recent analysis of 19 studies confirms that regular consumption of fish and other omega-3 rich foods, including certain plant-based sources, may lower your risk of a fatal heart attack (myocardial infarction) by about 10 percent.1,2,3
This effect held true even after accounting for confounding factors like age, sex, ethnicity, diabetes and use of aspirin or cholesterol-lowering drugs Read more
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ditch the painkillers and learn how to EAT your pain away in seven simple steps.
Achy joints, dreadful migraines, chronic back pain, toothache, stomach cramps, eye strain… the list goes on.
We are all struck by some sort of ache and pain at some point in our lives.
And for most of us, the natural reaction can be to reach for the painkillers.
But, have you ever stopped to think about why pain actually occurs, and if there is anything you can do to curb it, other than popping pills? Read more
Friday, July 8, 2016
Diabetes may be a chronic condition, but it is not incurable. These seven herbs and spices can be used to reverse it.
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is one of the most dreadful diseases in the world today. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. When you get diabetes, it means that either there is no insulin produced in your body (type 1 diabetes) or there is not enough insulin or the hormone is not used well (type 2 diabetes). Most people don’t even know they have it until they start to suspect it based on symptoms they may be having.
Herbs and spices can help diabetics keep blood sugar levels on the normal level, particularly if a healthy body weight is maintained. Here are the best spices and herbs you can add to your diet plan. Read more
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
A study based on 45,000 patients globally found that Eating plenty of oily fish, nuts, and seeds lowers the chances of dying from a heart attack.
Eating a diet rich in oily fish, nuts and seeds cut the chances of dying from a heart attack by up to 10 per cent, researchers have found.
Fish such as salmon and mackerel contain high levels of omega-3 acids while walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and vegetable oils are full of the plant-based equivalent.
Researchers from around the world joined together to form the Fatty acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE).
They pooled findings from a number of large studies measuring blood or tissue levels of omega-3 in relation to heart disease over time. Read more