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