Friday, July 29, 2011

How to Use Shiatsu Massage for Menstrual Cramps

In shiatsu massage the webbing of the thumb, and between the first and second toes are good for relieving pain from menstrual cramps. Relieve stress from menstrual cramping easily and immediately with tips from an experienced shiatsu masseuse in this free video on alternative medicine.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

9 Strange but Scientifically Proven Health Tips

Rebecca Ley.reveals nine strange, but scientifically prove,n health tips you haven't heard about.
We all know that you should eat at least five portions of fruit and veg a day, exercise regularly and cut down on saturated fat. But in recent years scientists have discovered a host of new – and rather more surprising – health tips and remedies.

Here, we reveal some of the more unusual advice for your well-being, including the virtues of chocolate milk and why high heels are good for you...


If you’re prone to allergies, you might want to reconsider that moustache.

One study suggests that men who washed their moustaches twice a day with liquid soap used fewer antihistamines and decongestants. The reason? Read more

Monday, July 25, 2011

Should We Eat Dirt?

Mark Sisson digs into the mysterious practice of geophagy.
A few weeks ago I got into an unusual conversation with a guy in a coffee shop. We were both passing through town – he for personal travel and me for business. We struck up a conversation waiting in line and ended up chatting for the remainder of our respective stops there. We talked about what we did, where we were headed, etc. When I mentioned the blog and the PB philosophy behind it, his face lit up. He loved the idea and had embraced similar principles several years prior. His latest experiment, the health effects of which he raved about, was adding dirt to his diet. I listened with interest and asked questions.

You all know I’m big on dirt, and more specifically, on probiotic supplementation. And while I’ve touched on the health benefits of dirt, the immune building properties of dirt consumption in children, and the connection between dirt and clinical depression in youngsters, I’ve never met anyone who made a personal habit of dirt ingestion. I’d heard of the practice in traditional societies, but it had always been one of those concepts I’d thought about in passing and tabled for another time. The idea has been on my mind ever since that exchange. Read more

Friday, July 22, 2011

Study: Seaweed Is Natural Way to Protect Heart

Seaweed "is natural way to protect the heart" as algae helps bring down blood pressure.
It's hardly the most appetising vegetable side dish.

But tucking into a clump of seaweed at dinner time could help stave off heart attacks, say researchers.

They have discovered key ingredients in the plant that help lower blood pressure, similar to commonly prescribed drugs.

According to a major study, seaweed is a rich source of proteins known as bioactive peptides – which are also found in milk. Read more

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol with Spirulina

Spirulina can lower blood pressure and cholesterol with just one tablespoon daily, and it has more protein than red meat, says Joseph Mercola.
What if consuming a tablespoon or two per day of a simple food could drastically lower your chances of developing cancer, heart disease or stroke, or of contracting a life-threatening virus such as HIV?

Would your interest be piqued?

There is a unique freshwater plant that has been of enormous interest to nutritional scientists over the past decade, and it shows promise for doing all of the above – and then some. It's one of the most nutrient-packed dynamos of the superfood world.

This simple food is spirulina.

I recently posted a report about the radioprotective effects of spirulina. But its health benefits go far beyond that application. But what exactly is spirulina? You may be surprised! Read more

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Key to All Health Problems

Matthew Silverstone says in his book  Blinded By Science that the key to all health problems lies in the fact that "everything vibrates." Silverstone claims that if we were to embrace "vibrational medicine" by developing therapies based on sound waves, magnets, and the Moon’s electromagnetic pull, we could cure all the humanity's diseases.
No matter how many high-tech cures modern medicine brings us, alternative evangelists will always argue loudly that the true secrets of well-being lie in esoteric notions such as ‘healing frequencies’, magnets and astrological alignments.

The latest example of this is a book by Matthew Silverstone, a successful London businessman. He became fascinated by alternative medicine after seeing his 19-year-old son recover from a bout of chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he did not even have the energy to talk to people.

Despite being a tough-minded businessman, Silverstone believes the cure was brought about by an alternative healer who recommended therapies such as feeling the energy given off by trees.

In the book, Blinded By Science, Silverstone claims to have discovered that the key to all health problems lies in the fact that ‘everything vibrates – absolutely everything, from the nucleus of an atom to the molecules of our blood, our organs, our brain, light, sound, plants, animals, Earth, space, the universe’.

Silverstone claims that if we were to embrace ‘vibrational medicine’ by developing therapies based on sound waves, magnets, and the Moon’s electromagnetic pull, we could cure all the world’s ills. Read more

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

8 Easy Ways to Detox Your Life

Self magazine reveals eight easy ways to lean out the unhealthy chemicals in your everyday life.
In Your Bedroom

"If people would buy different sheets, they might not need sleeping pills," notes consumer advocate Debra Lynn Dadd, author of Toxic Free. Polyester-cotton blends and permanent press linens have a finish that releases formaldehyde, which can irritate the throat and eyes—not helpful for peaceful sleep. Use untreated cotton sheets; avoid wrinkles by taking them out of the dryer right away. Read more

Monday, July 11, 2011

10 New Uses for Common Home Cures

The go-to health items in your medicine chest and kitchen have some unexpected benefits.
When minor medical issues crop up (nosebleeds, insect stings, dandruff!), chances are your medicine cabinet already contains some effective—and surprising—fixes for what ails you. Here are 10 common household items that all do double duty, saving you a trip to the pharmacy—and cash in the process! Read more

Friday, July 8, 2011

10 Diet and Exercise Myths That Won't Go Away

Have you tried dieting and exercising with very little to show for your efforts? You may be doing it all wrong, says Joseph Mercola.
Popular misconceptions can damage your fitness plans. Yahoo Shine and CNN have collected some of the most pervasive and damaging fitness-related rumors. Here are some of them:

Myth – Strength training will bulk you up

In fact, researchers have found that working out with heavy weights increased exercisers' sleeping metabolic rate (the number of calories burned overnight) by nearly 8 percent. That's enough to lose about 5 pounds in a year right there.

Myth – All calories are equal, so it doesn't matter what you eat

Some foods take more work to eat, and therefore burn more calories while you're digesting them. Eating vegetables and lean cuts of meat can increase your calorie burn by up to 30 percent.

Myth – Eating fat will make you fat

Getting enough of the right kinds of fat in your diet is actually essential for good health. Read more

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Exercise in a Bottle

Could a glass of red wine help you win the battle of the bulge? The latest research indicates that resveratrol may trick the body into burning off fat.
It is the perfect excuse to crack open a bottle of Chianti and put your feet up.

Resveratrol, the ‘miracle ingredient’ in red wine, credited with warding off a host of ills from old age to cancer, may provide exercise benefits without moving a muscle as it seems to keep bones strong and diabetes at bay.

With previous research endowing resveratrol, which can also be bought in supplement form, with tricking the body into burning off fat, it could be the couch potato’s dream. Read more

Friday, July 1, 2011

Which Natural Remedies for Whiter Teeth Work?

 A lot of people would like to have whiter teeth without spending a fortune to get them. Which natural rmedies for whiter teeth work? Laura Schocker lists five that can help, but warns against two traditional home remedies.
Bleached, bright-white teeth seem to be everywhere -- and while traditional treatments like whitening toothpastes, at-home trays and in-office procedures are an effective way to get there, they can sometimes cause tooth sensitivity and pain. For those hoping to steer clear of chemical treatments, there are a few techniques that can possibly help your smile to sparkle naturally.

The first step is good oral hygiene. “Health and beauty are intertwined,” says Arthur Glosman, D.D.S., a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. “If something is healthy, it’s going to look beautiful. If it’s sick, no amount of white teeth is going to make it look good.”

Beyond that, here are a few remedies that do (and don’t) work for a whiter -- and maybe even healthier -- smile. Read more