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