Friday, December 27, 2013

10 Shocking Facts About Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Edward Group reveals ten shocking facts about mercury amalgam fillings.
Mercury is toxic to humans and dental amalgam fillings, which uses a 50% mercury base combined with other metals, is one of the most common types of exposure. Research proving the extensive damage mercury can cause to human tissue and brain function is why I advocate discontinuing their use and, if you have them, their removal. The following 10 facts expose the dangers of mercury amalgam and, after reading these, you will probably want to confirm what type of filling material your dentist uses – and possibly make a change! Read more

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tomato Juice May Prevent Breast Cancer

Tomato juice may help prevent breast cancer. A glass a day helps increase amount of hormone that can stave off the disease, say researchers.
A glass of tomato juice a day could help keep breast cancer at bay.

Women who upped their tomato intake made more of a hormone thought to protect against the disease.

The US researchers said: ‘The advantages of eating plenty of tomatoes and tomato-based products, even for a short period of time, were clearly evident in our findings.’ Read more

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Can Acupuncture in Your Ear Help You Lose Weight?

Would you stick needles in your ear to lose weight and trim your waistline? A study found that acupuncture treatment helped participants slim down in just eight weeks.
There's hope if Christmas over-indulgence leaves you with an unsightly spare tyre – because acupuncture on the ear will banish it, say researchers.

They found it helped overweight people slim down within eight weeks, especially around the midriff. Read more

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Study: Turmeric and Bay Leaves Team up to Prevent Atherosclerosis

A recent study found that combining turmeric and bay leaves reduced the risk of heart disease.
There are numerous natural, healthful ways to achieve protection against inflammation and issues like atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), with diet playing an especially important role. Just one solution revolves around the spice turmeric and the herb bay leaves, with one recent study finding that combining the two can have remarkable effects on reducing the risk factors for heart disease – reducing plaque build up and reducing blood sugar. Read more

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Olive Leaf: Great Immune system Support

Margaret Durst says olive leaf is an immune system powerhouse that keeps her from getting the flu.
Olive Leaf is one of my favorite herbs for this time of year. I use olive leaf for immune enhancement so that I do not get the flu. However, olive leaf is more than just a great anti-viral. Read more

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gluten-Free Going Mainstream

Gluten-free is going mainstream as nearly one-third of Americans seek to avoid gluten.
Panic must really be setting in for the wheat industry these days, as consumers increasingly seek to avoid food products that contain gluten. According to the latest available figures, as many as one in three people, or about 105 million Americans, now actively shun gluten due to diagnosed celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, or personal choice, proving that the "gluten-free" designation has officially gone mainstream. Read more

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Countless Uses of Coconut Oil

Joseph Mercola lists the countless uses of coconut oil.
Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It’s a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health. Read more

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Secret to a Health Heart: Simple Tomato Sauce Made with Onion, Olive Oil, and Corn Flour

Spanish researchers found tomato-based sauce contains as many as forty antioxidants which are believed to protect the heart from oxidative stress, but to=o get the health benefits the ingredients have to be combined in the sauce, rather than eaten separately.
The Mediterranean secret to longevity and a healthy heart is down to a simple tomato sauce, researchers believe.

Sofrito - made out of tomato as the main ingredient along with onion, olive oil, corn flour and occasionally garlic - is eaten widely around the Med but scientists could help prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Spanish researchers have found that tomato-based sauce contains as many as 40 antioxidants, called polyphenols, which are believed to protect the heart from 'oxidative stress.' Read more

Friday, November 15, 2013

15 Simple Rules to Reduce the Risk of Dying Early

Jonny Bowden has fifteen very simple rules to avoid the risk of dying early.
Back in 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) together with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) issued their official recommendations on diet, physical activity, and weight management for cancer prevention. They based these recommendations on the best and most comprehensive scientific evidence currently available.

I’m going to tell you what these 8 recommendations are in just a minute, but there’s a more important issue we need to address first, namely: do the recommendations matter?

I mean, if following them made no difference, who needs to bother to know what they are? They only matter if they actually work.

And by “work”, I mean: Do they help you live longer? Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You’re Right - Everyone IS Always Looking at Your Breasts

You're right: everyone is always looking at your breasts - and it's not just guys who are guilty.
This may not come as a huge shock, but guys spend a good amount of time checking out your chest. But, uh, so do women. When shown a picture of a woman, both men and women spend more time looking at her breasts and waist than her face, according to a new study in the journal Sex Roles. Read more

Monday, November 11, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yeast Infections

Edward Group reveals ten things you didn't know about yeast infections.
It’s hard to live in a living world without some living organisms taking residence on or inside of your body. It might not be the most pleasant idea, but everyone is carrying bugs of some sort. Harmful organisms in the intestines and bacteria in the gut are among the most common. Another is Candida albicans. If you’ve ever experienced a yeast infection, then you probably know this one well. Although everyone has Candida, problems are unlikely to arise if it’s kept in balance. However, if an imbalance occurs, so may a yeast infection. Yeast infections can affect the mouth, skin and genitals (and that includes women AND men) and range in severity from inconvenient and uncomfortable to life-threatening. Additionally, overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract may be a catalyst for serious problems if the fungus enters the blood stream.

Let’s take a look at a few other must-know facts about yeast infections. Read more

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fennel’s Top 4 Health Benefits

Fennel is not only a tasty culinary herb, it also has several health benefits.
If you’re looking to give that salad some extra zing or add flavor to a special recipe, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a great choice. Not only does the bulb boast a slightly sweet flavor reminiscent of licorice making it an enjoyable addition to many meals, but it’s loaded with healthy benefits.

Maybe you currently enjoy fennel. Perhaps you’ve pondered the somewhat unusual-looking plant, a white bulb from which tall stalks protrude, only to pass it up in the store (however after reading this, we’re sure it’ll end up in your cart next time). Either way, fennel’s health benefits should not be overlooked. Here’s a deeper look at fennel, including some little-known fun facts. Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013

The 7 Worst Health Habits Ever

These seven habits are really bad for your health, says Lauren Tumas Schumacher.
It may surprise you that one of the worst health crimes you're committing is as small as forgetting to take your contacts out at night. Here, tips to bounce back fast from long days in high heels, fast food, and more. Read more

Friday, November 1, 2013

Drink More Water: Take 10 Years off Your Face

Sarah was hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion, but drinking three liters of water a day also took TEN YEARS off her face.
You might think I'd have little in common with a camel, but we do share one useful skill: both of us can go for a very long time without water.

Usually I start my day with a cup of tea, then I might have a glass of water with my lunch and one with dinner - that's about a litre of liquid in 24 hours. It feels like plenty, but apparently it's not nearly enough. Read more

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Harmful Use of Science

The "expert committees" that condemned butter and led eventually to the over-prescription of statins were lacking the "habit of truth," says Dr James Le Fanu.
The late Jacob Bronowski, in his influential collection of essays Science and Human Values, described “the fundamental and defining ethic” of the scientific enterprise as “the habit of truth”. This certainly should be the case – but the contrary holds where the surest way of promoting false theories is by dressing them up in the garb of science. Read more

The High-Fat Diet Is Best for Your Health

Mainstream medicine finally admist that carbohydrates are more damaging to the arteries than butter, cream, or fatty meats. If only Dr. Atkins had lived to see it...
Cutting back on butter, cream and fatty meats may have done more harm to heart health than good.

Experts say the belief that high-fat diets are bad for arteries is based on faulty interpretation of scientific studies and has led to millions being ‘over-medicated’ with statin drugs.

Doctors insist it is time to bust the myth of the role of saturated fat in heart disease. Read more

Friday, October 25, 2013

10 Things Only Women With Small Breasts Understand

Amy Longworth says she doesn't feel like a woman. She lists ten things only women with small breasts understand.
... Top 10 Small-Boob Problems
  1. No matter how hard you try, you'll never actually fill any of your bras properly.
  2. Cleavage, or lack thereof.
  3. Your bras being mistaken for a child's bras if someone else does your laundry, resulting in their being sorted into your little sister's pile. Read more
If you've ever felt self conscious about the size of your breasts, you are not alone. To find out about the natural breast enlargement methods that can increase your breast size by two cups, naturally and without surgery, in 4-6 weeks, click here!

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Reasons to Love Onions

Onions are a powerhouse of antooxidants and vitamins. says Mike Barrett.
If you habitually separate the onions in your food because you do not want to eat them, then it’s time for you to change your ways. There are simply too many health benefits of onions for you not to eat them! Many foods act as overall health boosters simply from consumption – onions are in this healthful food group.  Read more

Friday, October 18, 2013

Why the Medical Establishment Hates Homeopathy

The medical establishment hates homeopathy because it's cheap and often useful, says Paul Fassa.
A German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, started homeopathy in the late 1700s to early 1800s. This was a period when mainstream medicine consisted of using bloodsucking leeches, mercury, arsenic, and lead to treat illness. His approach was kinder, gentler, and much more effective.

Homeopathy caught on in other parts of Europe and North America during the mid-19th Century and beyond. John D. Rockefeller reportedly used homeopathy for himself and his family.

But he made sure his fledgling pharmaceutical interests and petroleum monopoly would benefit from the manufacture and prescription of petrochemical based pharmaceuticals along with his merger with IG Farban, the largest international pharmaceutical company of that time. Read more

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Age Spot Remover Home Remedy

Try this home remedy which includes apple cider vinegar and aloe vera, for an age spot remover.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Exercise Keeps Alzheimer's at Bay

Exercise keeps Alzheimer's at bay: Walking releases a chemical which helps keep the brain healthy.
A rigorous walk could hold the key to slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in later life.

A natural chemical produced by the body during exercise could one day be given as an injection to inhibit the diseases, researchers say.

The protein, called FNDC5, is produced by muscular exertion and is released into the bloodstream as a hormone called irisin. Read more

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blocking Sugar to Block Cancer

Blocking sugar intake can block the risk or progression of cancer, says Elizabeth Renter.
Beating cancer by removing sugar from your diet is not a new concept. As we reported recently, leading biochemist Dr. Otto Wartburg became a vocal advocate of eliminating sugar and starving cancerous tumors of their primary fuel source nearly a century ago. Removing sugar as a preventative step was just as effective, he surmised, as cancer was caused by the body’s nonoxidative breakdown of glucose. Fast-forward to 2013 and a new study has indicated that blocking dietary sugar can reduce tumor development risk and progression of cancer cells. Read more

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Top 9 Herbs for Intimacy

If you need a boost to your sexual desire or performance, you don't have to go to your doctor for a prescription. Jonathan Cho reveals the top nine herbs for intimacy.
Sexual health is often a hush-hush topic, but it remains an important part of mental and physical well-being. While proper nutrition is key for overall health in this area, it’s always nice to know we can get a little boost if we want it. Viagra has been the mainstream drug of choice, but the side effects are many, and the long-term ones still unknown.

There are a lot of foods touted as aphrodisiacs, and it can be hard to separate the substance from the hype. While many foods and supplements can benefit a person’s libido, the effects often only show in the long-term, and only slightly at best. The list below covers the major food substances and supplements that can most potently provide that more immediate “oomph” we’re all sometimes looking for, without the need for a prescription. Read more

Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Joseph Mercola reveals the drug-free way to prevent Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with the disease.1 In the next 20 years, it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect one in four Americans, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

There is still no known accepted cure for this devastating disease, and no effective treatments. Alzheimer’s drugs are often of little to no benefit at all, which underscores the importance of prevention throughout your lifetime.

Fortunately, Alzheimer’s prevention is actually easier than you might think. There’s exceptionally compelling research showing that your brain has great plasticity, which you control through your diet and lifestyle choices. Read more

Friday, September 27, 2013

Top Ten Best Sources of Vitamin D

Ann Marie Michaels.reveals the top ten sources of vitamin D - and bacon is fourth!.
What are the best sources of vitamin D? Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans. Forty-two percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient, according to a recent study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Vitamin D is necessary for proper mineral absorption and metabolism. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to osteoporosis, cavities and tooth decay, bone loss and bone fracture, heart disease, autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. Read more

Monday, September 23, 2013

Radiation: Unsafe at Any Dose?

Radiation may be unsafe at any dose. Find out how to avoid it and protect yourself naturally.
Radiation, also commonly referred to as electromagnetic radiation (EMR), electromagnetic chaos (EMC), and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), is not a simple topic to discuss. Every day, people are subject to some degree of radiation exposure, whether it be from natural sources such as radon, or from unnatural, man-made sources such as medical tests, body scanners, cell phones, and many more technologies. There has been much debate over just how harmful radiation is, but one thing has been made clear through hundreds of studies and years of research – no amount of radiation is, can, or should be deemed “safe”. Read more

Friday, September 20, 2013

Can a Vitamin Deficiency Cause Violent Behavior?

Niacin may be the secret treatment for psychological disorders, says Joseph Mercola.
Your gut is quite literally your second brain, with the ability to significantly influence your mind, mood and behavior. Again and again, researchers find that depression and a wide variety of behavioral problems appear to stem from nutritional deficiencies and/or an imbalance of bacteria in your gut.

At this point, there’s simply no denying the powerful influence of the gut on both your physical and mental health. This is great news, since this places you in a distinct position of power over your and your children’s psychological health.

A recent article by the Weston A. Price Foundation,1 titled: “Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight”, highlighted the impact of nutrition on brain health and behavior, reviewing the importance of a number of dietary factors, such as: Read more

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cholesterol Is Good for You

Cholesterol is good for you, but not too much, so balance yours naturally, says Margaret Durst.
It seems like everyone wants to reduce their cholesterol. There are some great natural ways to do this, but everyone is unique – so what works for one, may not work for another. Cholesterol is necessary for many body functions, meaning that you don’t want to reduce it completely, but you don’t want unhealthy levels either.

If you want to work on the cause, a good place to start is looking at the diet. Eliminate foods full of unhealthy transfatty acids and hydrogenated oils which tend to increase cholesterol. Read more

Monday, September 16, 2013

Doctor Proves the Power of Self-Healing

Dr Lissa Rankin's Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself draws on scientific studies to prove the power of self-healing.
It is often said that the mind has a huge amount of power over the body and a new book has set out to prove just how powerful it can be. 
In Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Dr Lissa Rankin lays out many remarkable examples of how the mind can affect the body. Read more

Friday, September 13, 2013

Do You Suffer from America’s #1 Chronic Illness?

Margaret Durst discusses natural remedies to arthritic joint pain relief.
Joint Pain or arthritis is the number one chronic illness in America. One person in 7 suffers from it.

Many people are use glucosamine, chondroitins and MSM to manage pain and to supply building materials for joint repair. While these are very helpful, particularly with osteoarthritis, I would like to mention some other natural remedies for arthritis. Read more

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Oil Pulling for Health

Daniel Gartlan reveals how oil pulling can promote healing and maintain optimal health.
One of my favorite and most simple holistic procedures for keeping optimal health and to allow your body to promote healing is Oil Pulling. Many of you may have heard of this practice and may even have tried it. If not then I hope you will give it a try after reading this blog. Believe me; you have much to gain and nothing to lose by doing so.
Oil pulling is based on an ancient practice from the Ayurvedic medical tradition. Ayurvedic medicine is not an unproven “newbie” in healing traditions. It is possibly the oldest or one of the oldest medical and healing traditions in the world. It has been traced back as far as 5000 years. You could say it is a tried and proven system of health and healing. Much like Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has a long history of successful and verified cases. Read more

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tabata: Is This Workout Worth the Pain?

Tabata, a long-established exercise regimen is gaining in popularity. Jake Wallis Simons went to try it. (The interval is actually 20 seconds with a 10 second rest between, not 40 seconds with 10 seconds rest as the article seems to imply.)
You’ve got to psyche yourself up,” says Richard Scrivener, 31, an implausibly muscular health, fitness and nutrition instructor at a gym in Islington, north London. “You’ve got to give it all you’ve got, push yourself, hammer it. When I fire up the music and we’re pumped up, and I’m screaming at you, the roof will lift off. There’ll be so much energy. You’ll see, it will be great.”

Oh, reader. The things I do for you. Read more

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Drinking up to seven glasses of wine a week cuts the risk developing depression by more than a third.
A few glasses of wine each week could ward off depression, according to a new study.

Spanish scientists have found that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, particularly wine, can be linked with a lower risk of depression.

Those who consumed two to seven small glasses of wine weekly were 32 per cent less likely to suffer from depression compared with people who never drank alcohol. Read more

Friday, August 30, 2013

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is not only about the least invasive treatment possible, but it also has many benefits.
The benefits of massage therapy are many.

The health benefits of massage therapy are being validated by a number of fascinating scientific research studies. In the past, massage has been associated largely with exclusive, exotic, luxury spas and upscale health clubs. With more affordable opportunities — along with increasing support from the medical community, massage therapy is gaining in popularity. Read more

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How Not to Get Sick This Flu Season

Margaret Durst reveals how to build your immunity before the flu strikes.
School began this week, so it is time to mention immune building and my best tips for staying well as cold and flu season approaches. My best strategy is to keep vitamin C and zinc at good levels and to take something that builds immunity and also has anti-viral properties. I recommend either a very high quality olive leaf, an elderberry combination, or a grapefruit seed extract combination. Read more

Monday, August 26, 2013

8 Great Sources of Iodine

Sufficient iodine is necessary to keep your thyroid healthy and your metabolism charged, says Edward Group.
A healthy diet is a great way to ensure you receive a good balance of the nutrients your body requires, including iodine — and you need to make sure you always have enough iodine. Yourthyroid depends on it to function and it is the primary element of two essential hormones that regulate metabolic function. Without it, a myriad of problems can occur, includinghypothyroidism and reductions in energy.

So what are some of the best sources of iodine? In this case, the best place to start is the sea… Read more

Monday, August 19, 2013

Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence Is Slowly Declining

A leading geneticist believes that human intelligence is slowly declining. Mike Barrett suggests three reasons why.
Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But human intelligence is suffering for other reasons as well.

According to Crabtree, our cognitive and emotional capabilities are fueled and determined by the combined effort of thousands of genes. If a mutation occurred in any of of these genes, which is quite likely, then intelligence or emotional stability can be negatively impacted. Read more

Monday, August 12, 2013

17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper has so many amazing health benefits that you probably don't know them all. Edward Group lists seventeen ways cayenne pepper can benefit your health.
Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity.

Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria. Read more

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Health Benefits of Colloidal Gold

You may have heard of colloidal silver, but do you know about colloidal gold? Paul Fassa reveals its health benefits.
Much has been written or said about colloidal silver’s powerful antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. But do you know about colloidal gold? It is produced the same way as colloidal silver to create nano-particles of gold that are assimilated into a body’s cells. But for what purpose? Keep reading to discover which health benefits colloidal gold can provide for you. Read more

Monday, August 5, 2013

Orgasm Better for Brain Than Crosswords or Sudoku

Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.
The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk said.

The sensation can, moreover, block pain and could therefore be used to alleviate the agony of childbirth, among other things, he suggested. Read more

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7 Natural Remedies for Severe Acne

For many, acne is troublesome and embarrassing. Severe acne can affect many facets of a person’s life, causing a great deal of embarrassment and stress. Severe acne may significantly limit one’s social life and even interfere with opportunities for employment. Furthermore, it has a tendency to decrease one's self-confidence. There are a lot of acne remedies that nature can offer, and these remedies are possibly safer and more effective than over-the-counter or prescription medications. Here are seven natural remedies for severe acne:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Harvard Scientists Say Coffee Could Halve the Risk of Suicide

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

Walnuts Can Help Slow or Prevent Prostate Cancer Growth

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

Are You Hypoglycemic?

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

Beware of Antiacid Drugs

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

9 Facts About Gluten

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

The Ojibwa Medicine Man’s Secret Formula

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 Vegetables Can Help Prevent Wrinkles?

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

8 Ways to Fake a Vitamin Study

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

5 Folk Remedies for Acne

Age old remedies for ailments and skin problems are some of the best treatments at times. They have been passed down from generation to generation for a reason - they work. Remedies for acne can be found among the annals of folk medicine. Although these five folk remedies for acne date back centuries, they really work and have been proven again and again.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Could SKIMMED Milk Be Contributing to Obesity Epidemic?

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

Probiotics - for Life!

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

7 Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

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

Drinking 4 Cups of Coffee or Tea a Day BETTER Than Not Drinking Any

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8 Benefits of Elderberries

Elderberries have long been used in natural medicine. Here are eight known benefits of elderberries, plus a recipe.
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.

Known benefits of elderberries Read more

Monday, June 24, 2013

Can Butter in Your Coffee Give You More Energy?

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

The 7 Best Herbs for Bad Breath

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

Say Cheese

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

The Showgirl Booty Workout

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

Salt Is Good for You

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

5 Natural and Fast Pain Relief Solutions

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

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?

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.

5 Alkaline Foods for Better Health Read more

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Dirty Side of Wheat

The wheat we eat today is not the same wheat that our grandparents ate. It has been modified beyond recognition. Mike D. reveals the dirty side of wheat.

A month or so back, I went to a local spa to have a back massage; my left shoulder was bothering me. The therapist, Don, and I talked a bit and he asked what medications I was on; I told him. I told him that one of my goals was to get off those medicines by diet but I was having a difficult time with it. He spoke of a book written by Dr. William Davis, Wheat Belly. Don explained that Dr. Davis, a cardiologist, had found that eliminating wheat from one’s diet could reverse many of today’s medical problems. He has well over 2,000 patients as proof.

So I bought a copy of the book and read it immediately. I could not believe what I was reading; I had the solution in my hand. So I implemented the wheat-free diet about a month ago and can state that this works; I have dropped my blood sugar count by 19 points, some 17% in one month. I have taken myself off the Metformin that my doctor had prescribed; my blood sugars are now well within the normal ranges.

So how does this work? Read more

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Protect Your Heart with CoQ10 and Vitamin B6

New research has found that two simple nutrients, vitamin B6 and CoQ10, can improve the health of your heart.
If you're looking for ways to improve the health of your heart, don't overlook the dramatic impact of two simple nutrients: vitamin B6 and CoQ10.

In a controlled study published in the journal Nutrition Research in October 2012, researchers from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan measured blood levels of vitamin B6 and CoQ10 in 89 healthy controls and 45 people with coronary artery disease (CAD, defined as at least 50 percent stenosis of one major coronary artery). The researchers found that participants with CAD had significantly lower levels of both chemicals than healthy participants. Read more

Friday, May 24, 2013

Chamomile: The Anti-Cancer Tea

Chamomile tea fights cancer, new research suggests. A chemical contained in chamomile tea takes away the superpowers in the disease's cells
A cup of camomile tea could help ward off cancer, researchers say.

The tea contains a chemical, apigenin, which takes away some of the ‘superpowers’ of cancer cells.

Scientists at Ohio State University found apigenin can block the ability of breast cancer cells to live far longer than normal cells, halting their spread and making them more sensitive to drug therapy. Read more

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Take SAMe to Feel Better All Over

Want to feel better all over? A powerful SAM-e supplement can help joints, liver, mood, and much more, says Margaret Durst.
SAMe is a biological compound that is found in every cell in the human body. It is important because it plays a key role in methylation which is a process that activates more than a hundred different processes in the body – from preserving joint health, protecting against heart disease, and producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

The average adult makes about 6 to 8 grams of SAMe per day. Most of this is made in the liver where it works to detoxify the body of poisons such as drugs, alcohol, heavy metals, pesticides and solvents. Numerous research studies have found that raising the level of SAMe in the body helps to reduce the age related biological processes that result in diseases such as depression, osteoarthritis and liver disorders.

Research has shown that SAMe stimulates cartilage to grow which is a component in reversing osteoarthritis. Cartilage is the spongy cushion between the bone and the joint which gradually deteriorates in osteoarthritis. Also SAMe has been shown to reverse damage in the synovial fluid in the joints caused by factors common in rheumatoid arthritis. Read more

Friday, May 17, 2013

6 Natural Sleep Apnea Treatments

Sleep apnea is a condition where you momentarily pause breathing, or have very shallow breathing, for a short time while you are asleep. There are several natural sleep apnea treatments you can try before submitting to medical procedures.
Affecting an estimated 18 million Americans, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing during the night. An estimated two to four percent of Americans are affected by sleep apnea and don’t know it, and whether you know you have apnea or not, you are at an increased risk of everything from strokes to diabetes. Knowing how to treat your apnea could potentially save your life. Other good news? There are natural sleep apnea treatments you can use. Read more

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

9 of Nature's Most Powerful Multi-Use Remedies

Ethan A. Huff lists nine of nature's most powerful multi-use remedies that have played a prominent role in traditional medicine.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries, and it just so happens to have a much more comprehensive track record of success than conventional medicine, which more often than not comes with nasty side effects. And while it may not serve the interests of the pharmaceutical cartel, modern science continues to uncover the vast health benefits associated with natural herbs and plants, many of which are freely available at grocery and health food stores, as well as farmers markets and local farm stands, depending on where you live.

Here are nine of nature's most powerful multi-use remedies that have played a prominent role in traditional medicine: Read more

Monday, May 6, 2013

Are You Suffering from Excessive Electricity?

Electron deficiency might be an underlying cause of most chronic diseases, says Joseph Mercola.
For thousands of years, Eastern civilizations have used forms of energy medicine to unblock and regulate energy channels in the body. For example, acupuncture has a long history of success in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The West has been slow to embrace energy medicine, holding a more biochemical view of the human body, as opposed to “the body electric.”

Hold a stethoscope to your body and you’ll hear a lot of electrical chatter. Your nervous system communicates using electricity (i.e., movement of electrons), receiving and transmitting electrical signals throughout your body. Most of your biological processes are electrical. Read more

Friday, May 3, 2013

Myopia Caused by Lack of Sunlight

Children who play outside have better eyesight than those who spend more time indoors. Studies have found that children exposed to the least amount of daylight had elongated eyeballs, which causes myopia.
Children who spend more time playing outside are less likely to suffer from short-sightedness.

Two new studies have added to the body of evidence that daylight plays an important role in preventing the condition.

It is not known why daylight is important but some experts believe levels of the brain chemical dopamine play a role. High levels of dopamine in the eyeball have been associated with a lower risk of short-sightedness. Read more

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Another Reason to Eat Berries

A new study has found that berries benefit the brain by clearing the accumulation of toxic proteins.
Berries could play an important role in clearing the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain, according to a new study in mice.

The research, presented at the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting, showed that the brains of rats that consumed berries for two months were better protected against radiation, which is meant to induce accelerated aging in the mice. Read more

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Would You Like to Lose Weight?

Would you like to lose weight? Then it's time for a spring cleaning, says Margaret Durst.
Spring Cleaning. Now is the time. If you would like to be healthier or would like to lose weight, a cleanse would be a fabulous place to start. Cleansing helps the body get rid of harmful toxins so that it runs more effectively and efficiently.

Cleansing is the antidote for the American diet. A clean body has more energy; it sleeps better, thinks more clearly, digests and assimilates food efficiently, looks better and has fewer health problems. A cleanse is also a good way to jump start a diet. Read more

Monday, April 22, 2013

9 Foods That Can Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is  a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but drugs are not the only way to treat the condition. P.F. Louis lists nine food that can help reduce high blood pressure.
High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is considered a high risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as well as kidney failure. Many have high BP, but most don't know as it doesn't usually have its own symptoms. Read more

Friday, April 19, 2013

10 Obstacles to Losing Weight (And How to Overcome Them)

Mark Sisson lists ten psychological hurdles keeping you from losing weight (and how to overcome them).
A few weeks back, I discussed nine (more) reasons you might not be losing the weight you want, and I got a lot of responses. Those were mostly “physical” reasons grounded in physiological terms we usually use to describe weight loss or gain. In other words, they were the ones you expect, things like eating too little and tanking the metabolism, suffering from “hidden stress,” disordered eating, or training too hard with inadequate nutrition. Today, I’m doing something a bit different. Instead of couching everything in the body, I’m focusing more on the ways in which our minds (which, of course, are part of the body, but we typically separate the two in common parlance) trip us up and prevent us from losing weight.

Let’s jump into it. Read more

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Get Reiief from Arthritis and Inflammatory Pain

Paul Fassa says that you can get relief from arthritis and inflammatory pain with these six foods and herbs.
We’ve been conditioned to accept pharmaceutical prescriptions from doctors or to buy over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals for pain relief. Some prescriptions can be addictive and all of them have unhealthy, and sometimes dangerous side effects. Many of these drugs are taken to treat some type of inflammatory-related pain, especially that stemming from arthritis. But there are plenty of foods and herbs that can be taken or used to relieve this arthritic, inflammatory-related pain. Read more

Monday, April 15, 2013

Are Women Better Off Without Their Bras?

Do women need bras? A French study says brassieres are a "false necessity."
Women who go braless may actually have the right idea, new research suggests.

According to the results of a 15-year study in France published Wednesday, bras provide no benefits to women and may actually be harmful to breasts over time. Read more

Friday, April 12, 2013

Want To Look Years Younger?

Face yoga specialist Danielle Collins has created a 20-minute daily program that is a natural face lift.
Let’s face it: your body can be toned through regular exercise, but if you want to keep a youthful visage, it’s Botox or surgery, right?

Wrong, says Danielle Collins, the Face Yoga expert, who has created a 20-minute programme to be carried out daily, six times a week. Danielle has drawn together massage, acupressure, yoga and facial exercises to give a “safe anti-ageing results – a natural face lift”. Read more

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Can Your Diet Cause Depression?

Margaret Durst reveals the cause of the carb cravings that sabotage your health and wellness.
Serotonin is the brain chemical that makes us feel happy and content. It also helps us sleep soundly at night. When we eat a wholesome meal, the body is notified through the release of serotonin that we are well fed, helping us feel content and satisfied. A lack of serotonin causes depression, anxiety, insomnia and food cravings. From a nutritional standpoint, a lack of serotonin is frequently a result of food reactions. Read more

Monday, April 8, 2013

Milk Thistle Is a Natural Medicine

Milk thistle is an herb with many medicinal uses, according to Dr. David Jockers.
Milk thistle is a flowering plant that is part of the daisy family. It gets its name from its bristly and prickly nature and the "milky" sap that oozes out of the plant. The leaves, fruits and seeds of milk thistle have been used for centuries as a natural medicine. Milk thistle is one of the world's most powerful liver detoxifying agents.

Milk thistle was used by medical herbalists in the late 19th century to treat varicose veins and liver, spleen and kidney disorders. Today, it is primarily used to improve the function of the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal system. Many individuals have seen dramatic improvement using milk thistle for health issues such as psoriasis, menstrual problems, jaundice and poor circulation. Read more

Monday, April 1, 2013

Walnuts Cut Diabetes Risk by One Quarter

Eating walnuts just two or three times a week can reduce the risk of type two diabetes by a almost a quarter, according to new research.
A study of nearly 140,000 women in the US shows regular helpings of a small portion of nuts can have a powerful protective effect against a disease that is threatening to become a global epidemic.

Women who consumed a 28 gramme packet of walnuts at least twice a week were 24 per cent less likely to develop type two diabetes than those who rarely or never ate them. Read more

Friday, March 29, 2013

High-Protein Breakfast Keeps You Slim

Eating a high-protein breakfast will help keep you slim, says Amanda Williams.
A high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim and stop dieters snacking at night, scientists say.

Experts at the University of Missouri have found that a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening. Read more

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3 Essential Building Blocks for Neurotransmitters

Your body can't make them, so you'll have to take them, says Margaret Durst.
Taurine, tryptophan and tyrosine are three amino acids that begin with the letter ‘T’. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are classified as essential if they cannot be made by the body on its own and must be acquired through the diet. They are classified as non-essential if the body can make them. However, we can become deficient in the non-essential amino acids if we do not take in the nutrients necessary to make them. Read more

Monday, March 25, 2013

Beet Juice: A Red Nutritional Goldmine

Beet juice boosts endurance, lowers blood pressure, fights cancer, and more, says Roger Dobson.
With its sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red interior, beetroot is a favourite of foodies, but there’s far more to it than that.

We explain how the secret weapon of sports stars increases fitness and can help stave off cancer...


The majority of beetroot’s benefits stem from the unusually high levels of nitrates it contains – gram for gram it possesses about 20 times more than most other vegetables.

Nitrates have suffered a bad reputation because of their use as a food additive.

Animal experiments had linked their commercial use to cancer and in the Sixties the World Health Organisation set upper limits on their use. However, recent studies have shown that nitrates in beetroot lower blood pressure. Read more

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rev Up Your Fat-Burning

To rev up your fat-burning, avoid doing this one thing before lunch.
Is it a good idea to “starve” yourself just a little bit each day? The evidence suggests that yes, avoiding eating around the clock could have a very beneficial impact on your health and longevity.

What we’re talking about here is generally referred to as intermittent fasting, which involves timing your meals to allow for regular periods of fasting. Read more

Monday, March 11, 2013

Can You Starve Cancer Cells?

Can you starve cancer cells? Glucose is their fuel, so cut out the carbs and eat healthy fat instead, says Joseph Mercola.
To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein.

The premise is that since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the cancer cells. Additionally, low protein intake tends to minimize the mTOR pathway, which accelerates cell proliferation.

This type of diet, in which you replace carbs with moderate amounts of high quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have cancer or not. It’s simply a diet that will help optimize your weight and health overall, as eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. Read more

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Lemon Detox Diet: A Recipe That Really Works

Spring is the traditional season for detoxification, and the lemon detox diet's effectiveness has made it a popular option for spring cleaning of the body.
Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for almost 50 years and has seen variations on its recipe and program. It's effectivity in breaking down built up toxins in the body while contributing to short term weight loss has made it a popular option for a spring detox. Read more

Monday, February 25, 2013

Nature's Antidepressants: Nutrition for Mental Health

Daisy Luther reveals how to improve mental health through nutrition.
... Psychiatric drugs can cause many horrible side effects, some of which are worse than the original condition they were intended to treat. In fact, there is a very clear link between psychiatric medications and the violent actions of the “mass shooters” over the past few years. In many cases, these drugs are harmful and unnecessary. Read more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Time for Spring Cleaning? The Top 10 Detox Herbs

Time for spring cleaning? The top ten herbs for detox can help, says Edward Group.
Today I want to explore ten of the best detox herbs used to cleanse various organs and systems of the body. Most of these herbs have been part of the medicinal lexicon for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and are known across many cultures and borders to help with various ailments and health conditions. Due to their long history, popularity, and reported effectiveness, some of these herbs are also active ingredients in some of our most effective body cleansing products. Read more

Friday, February 15, 2013

More Evidence: Vitamin C DOES Protect Against Colds

Mainstream medicine and the mainstream media keep trying to deny it, but more evidence shows that Vitamin C does protect against colds.
By the time he died in 1994, Linus Pauling had long been branded a “quack” by mainstream medicine and much of the mainstream media. Why? Because he advocated the use of vitamin C to treat many diseases, including the common cold. He claimed the medical establishment had long ignored important studies by respected scientists who provided evidence of vitamin C’s disease-fighting properties.

Now, in a review of multiple placebo-controlled vitamin C studies, scientists at the University of Helsinki have found evidence that backs up what Dr. Pauling was saying decades ago. Bottom line: once again, it appears clear that vitamin C could well be a powerful source to avoid or shorten colds — especially in people under heavy physical stress. Read more

Monday, February 11, 2013

Better Than Vitamin C?

Axtaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer, says Joseph Mercola.
A little-known carotenoid called astaxanthin is now believed to be the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer. Astaxanthin's benefits are so numerous, I've written several articles to cover its many activities, from UV-radiation protection, to eye- and heart health, to improved athletic performance.

It is one of the very few supplements I recommend to virtually everyone, for its overall health benefits. It's really one of the most profoundly beneficial supplements I've ever encountered.

In terms of antioxidant power or potency, astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E, and 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C! Read more

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fix Indigestion without Antacids and Acid Blockers

Fix indigestion without antacids and acid blockers, which just make it worse, says Margaret Durst.
Indigestion – From gas and bloating to acid reflux – if you have it, you want to get rid of it. But don’t fall for something that just gets rid of the symptoms, look to address the underlying cause.

Most indigestion is the result of insufficient enzymes and/or insufficient stomach acid. The most common remedy is some sort of acid blocker that makes proper digestion impossible. Antacids and acid blockers perpetuate the problems of indigestion. They neutralize or block stomach acid, preventing the stomach from digesting food. A vicious cycle is then set up since more acid is needed to digest the food; so, more acid is then produced in the stomach, then more antacid is needed, then the stomach produces more acid, etc. Read more

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Real-Life Fountain of Youth

Joseph Mercola reveals how intermittent fasting and exercise keep your body young.
... Exercise is one of the “golden tickets” to preventing disease and slowing the aging process.

One reason for this is because exercise is one of the most effective ways to regain insulin and leptin sensitivity and reverse insulin and leptin-resistance, which is a key to staying healthy as you get older.

But another reason why exercise is sometimes regarded as a real-life fountain of youth is because, when done intensely, it boosts your body's natural production of human growth hormone (HGH), a synergistic, foundational biochemical that addresses the serious muscle loss and atrophy that typically occurs with aging.

Intermittent fasting has many of the same benefits, including dramatically boosting HGH and optimizing insulin- and leptin sensitivity, which I’ll discuss more toward the end of this article. Read more

Monday, January 28, 2013

Baking Soda: An Unlikely Home Cancer Remedy

Baking soda is a natural remedy par excellence: it fights cancer, staves off colds and flu, and can even treat radiation poisoning, according to Danica Collins.
Did you know…that baking soda has been shown to fight cancer, stave off colds and flu, and even treat radiation poisoning…all for just pennies a day?

Vernon Johnston has a very important question for you: “do you want to live?” That was the question he asked himself when he was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer in 2008.

His answer was a resounding “yes!” Despite the fact that the doctor who diagnosed his cancer told him there were no treatment options, Johnston is still alive today, thanks to sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known as baking soda. Read more

Friday, January 25, 2013

Male German Soldiers Develop Breasts from Drill Training

This bizarre story confirms why breast massage is an effective means of natural breast enlargement.
A group of male German soldiers are experiencing an extremely bizarre health ailment – growing unexpected new body parts.

The highly ranked military guards battalion, known for performing drill demonstrations at major events, are growing breasts on just one side of their bodies, Medical Daily reported.

The soldiers – part of the Wachbataillon unit – are suffering from a condition called one-sided gynecomastia, and it’s a result of how the soldiers are performing their drills.  Seventy-four percent of the soldiers have been diagnosed with gynecomastia, after complaining of growths on the left side of their bodies. Read more

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nature's Tamiflu: Elderberry Extract

Forget dangerous, ineffective flu shots. Choose the natural remedy elderberry, says Daisy Luther.
The most important weapon against influenza that you can add to your herbal arsenal is elderberry extract.

Whether you are concerned with the seasonal flu or the potential of a deadly strain of influenza becoming pandemic, elderberry extract is a vital addition to your vault of flu remedies.

Unlike the highly touted flu shot, black elderberry has actually been conclusively proven to be effective. It is one of the few natural remedies that has been written up in the medical journals. The studies I’m listing here are based on black elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L) - name brand Sambucol.

According to PubMed: Read more

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Easiest, Cheapest Way to Stay Healthy

You can't ask for a better natural remedy than this - cheap, easy, and best of all, effective.
An easy action that takes just 20 seconds can cut your risk for catching a cold, flu or other contagious diseases by up to 51 percent, recent studies show. And if everyone made it a regular habit, one million deaths a year would be prevented, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which calls this habit the single most important way to avoid spreading infection. Read more

Friday, January 4, 2013

Doctors Don't Warn Men about Penis-Shrinking Cancer Treatments

Doctors are not warning men about the potential side effect of a smaller penis from prostate cancer treatments, says Sherry Baker, even though it is well-known among physicians and surgeons.
Imagine you are a man diagnosed with prostate cancer and, like countless other patients, you receive certain treatments. When you are through with the therapy, you notice a physical change that your doctor never mentioned could happen. Your penis seems to be decidedly smaller. In fact, it's so much smaller that the change in size interferes with your intimate relationships.

However, a shrinking penis would certainly be a side effect doctors would have mentioned before starting prostate cancer treatment, right? So this perception of a smaller penis must simply be the result of a psychological or emotional problem, correct? Wrong. Read more

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The 10 Healthiest Foods

How many of these ten superfoods recommended by Joseph Mercola are you eating?
Does your health food repertoire consist of salads, baked chicken and broccoli? Are you looking for a way to add some excitement to your meals while maximizing their nutritional punch?

There's absolutely no need to be bored when eating healthy, but many believe this to be the case because they are missing out on some of the tastiest and healthiest options of all.

I encourage you to peruse the list below to take advantage of some of the healthiest foods on earth. Before we can talk about the best foods, we need to perform some nutrition "mythbusting" and address two major dietary myths that have permeated Western culture for decades:
  1. Fat is bad for you – especially saturated fat
  2. All microorganisms are dangerous Read more