Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Allergies.

Don't suffer this allergy season. Edward Group gives ten natural ways to prevent and treat allergies.
While we should be enjoying the beauty of spring, many people suffer from seasonal allergies. From the birds to the pollen, there are many things that may cause suffering from the classic symptoms of an allergic reaction.

In fact, research shows that approximately 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, as well as hay fever. And, as the sneezing, scratchy throat and watery eyes become increasingly unbearable, many people will reach for pharmaceutical drugs to help lessen these symptoms. While these drugs may provide temporary allergy relief, drugs almost always come with undesired side effects.

Below, are ten natural methods for reducing the symptoms of allergies, as well as preventing them from happening in the first place. Read more

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vitamin D and Cancer: 9 Facts You Need to Know

Vitamin D can not only fight many common illnesses, but can also prevent and reverse cancer, recent research suggests.
If something so powerful is actually available for everyone, why wouldn't someone take advantage of it?

The recent discovery that the body, with the help of vitamin D, possesses the capacity to fight many chronic illnesses has spurred the interest of many researchers - especially on the possibilities the sunshine vitamin can offer with regard to the prevention and reversal of diseases like cancer. A brief rundown of some facts, revealed by recent studies, can give us a perspective on how vitamin D can help.

1. Vitamin D slashes cancer risk by 77 percent.

A study was conducted involving 1, 179 healthy Nebraskan women who were divided into a control group and a placebo group. In the four years the study was conducted, the group who was receiving vitamin D and calcium supplements revealed a 60 percent decrease in cancers as compared to the placebo group. Read more

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dark Chocolate: Its Many Health Benefits

Mark Sisson discusses the many health benefits of delicious, dark, high-cacao chocolate.
Yes, I know, I know. That title isn't exactly comforting. I hate giving you guys bad news, seeing as how you make this website possible, and I hate making unpopular recommendations like "eat more butter" or "get some sun" or "drink a glass of red wine," but I have to stick to the truth here, even if it hurts. And the truth is that you should probably be eating dark chocolate on a semi-regular basis because the stuff is pretty dang good for you. Before you log out, never to return again, give me a minute to explain myself:

You were kids once. Your parents probably forced you to finish your overcooked, mushy, bland veggies or wash your hands and finish your homework – or some other routine unpleasantry – "for your own good," and that's what I'm doing here. Dark chocolate is healthy. It may be awful, terrible, and disgusting, but it contains some really good things that have some remarkable effects on various markers of health. So, yeah, eat your chocolate. Finish your raw cacao powder. Choke down that homemade hot chocolate. Hold your noses if you have to, but get it down and done. Read more

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Basil for Common Illnesses

Basil treats common illnesses like colds and fever when the leaves are brewed in a tea or chewed. Take basil for common illnesses with tips from a nutraceutical supervisor in this free video on herbal remedies.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sulfur in Broccoli May Hold Key to Healing Genetic Diseases

The sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases, says Donna Earnest Pravel.
Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, the big free radical scavenger vitamins. However, a brand new clinical study was just released in January 2012 which is getting scientists excited about broccoli - and other cruciferous vegetables - again. Broccoli, and similar vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower may be able to manipulate human genes. The secret ingredient is sulfur. Read more

Monday, February 13, 2012

Positive Thinking Lengthens Life

We should never underestimate the power of positive thinking. A study found that people who feel "well" outlive those in a "poor" state.
Promoting your own wellbeing will help you live longer, say scientists.

A study found that participants who described feeling 'very well' had a lower risk of dying compared to those who reported being in a 'very poor' state.

Researchers took into account other risk factors affecting life expectancy, including tobacco, chronic diseases, and high blood pressure. Read more

Friday, February 10, 2012

Black Raspberries Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A new study has found that black raspberries may help prevent the risk of colorectal cancer. I don't remember ever seeing black raspberries in grocery stores, but maybe farmer's markets have them.
Black raspberries contain natural compounds that may significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published in the journal Cancer Prevention.

Researchers genetically engineered mice to develop either intestinal tumors or a type of colon inflammation, colitis, known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer. They then fed all the mice a high-risk diet low in calcium and vitamin D and high in saturated fat for 12 weeks. Some of the mice were fed 10 percent of their daily calories from freeze-dried black raspberry powder. Read more

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to Purge Your Body of Toxic Mercury

Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how to purge your body of toxic mercury and fifteen other benefits of broken-cell wall chlorella.
... How Can You Fight Systemic Pollution?

To address the harmful and unwanted chemicals your body picks up through the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the water you drink, it is wise to develop a proactive plan. One of the most powerful parts of this plan is detoxification of the toxins you may have already built up inside your body.

Your body is naturally able to remove many of the harmful pathogens, chemicals and poisons you may come into contact with in the environment. That's how we are all designed.

But in the 21st century, we're seeing an explosion of accumulated toxin-related diseases like cancer, auto-immune dysfunction, brain disorders like autism, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, nerve disorders and more common ailments like depression, learning disabilities and fatigue. It can become relatively easy to overwhelm your body's ability to remove many of these toxins. Symptoms of toxic build-up due to chronic metal exposure include: Read more

Monday, February 6, 2012

Silver Can Kill Cancer Better than Chemotherapy

We know it's for more than fighting cancer, but the medical establishment may be learning. Article by Anthony Bond.
Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research claims.

Scientists say that old wives tales about the precious metal being a ‘silver bullet’ to beat the Big C could be true.

The metal already has a wide range of medicinal uses and is a common antiseptic, antibiotic and means of purifying water in the third world.

And British researchers now say that silver compounds are as effective at killing certain cancer cells as a leading chemotherapy drug, but with potentially far fewer side-effects. Read more

Friday, February 3, 2012

Massage Mimics the Effect of Pain Killers at Molecular Level

Massages are good for you: a shoulder rub mimics the effect of pain-killers at the molecular level. Massage also promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the energy-generating "power plants" in cells, according to scientists at McMaster University in Canada.
A soothing massage does more than relax aching muscles, scientists have discovered.

It reduces inflammation at the molecular level, mimicking the action of pain killing drugs, research suggests.

Massage also promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the energy-generating 'powerplants' in cells. Read more

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yerba Mate Tea Kills Colon Cancer Cells

The results of a new study suggest that if you have a family history of colon cancer, you may want to start drinking yerba mate tea.
A recent scientific study found that yerba mate tea induces death in human colon cancer cells. Scientists discovered that in vitro cancer cells died when exposed to the bioactive compounds present in one cup of the beverage long valued for its medicinal properties by South American traditional healers. Read more