Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Can the Paleo Diet Really Be Good for You?

The Paleolithic diet advocates meat and fatty foods and is gaining popularity among women, but could the Paleo diet actually be dangerous? Anna Magee (herself a convert) investigates
Most reformed serial dieters can remember a defining moment that got them off the starvation treadmill. Mine came in 2008. I was meeting an old friend, the nutritionist Charlotte Watts, for brunch. She walked in and something – everything – had changed. Her skin was clear and glowing, her eyes were bright. Her body looked stronger and leaner.

“You look amazing,” I said.

“I’ve gone paleo,” she replied. Read more

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mouthwashes Increase Heart Attack Risk, Scientists Claim

Antiseptic mouthwash has been branded a "disaster" for health by scientists who claim it raises blood pressure increasing the chance of heart attacks and strokes.
Using mouthwash is a ‘disaster’ for health, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, scientists are warning.

Swilling kills off ‘good’ bacteria that help blood vessels relax – so increasing blood pressure.

When healthy volunteers used Corsodyl, a brand containing a powerful antiseptic, their blood pressure rose within hours. Read more

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Miracle of Peppermint Oil

Gary Levy reveals twenty practical uses for peppermint essential oil
Peppermint essential oil is so useful that is it comes as no surprise that even folks that are not well versed in the use of essential oils will have a bottle in their first aid kit. In my own case, peppermint oil was added to my collection in the 80s when I started suffering debilitating migraine headaches. Thankfully, the headaches are gone but peppermint essential oil remains a core component in my medicine cabinet.

There are many ways to use peppermint essential oil: topically either neat or mixed with a carrier oil, internally as a tea or as an addition to water, or aromatically in a diffuser or in a steaming bowl of water. Peppermint oil may also be ingested provided it is what is called “therapeutic grade”. You will know this by the supplement information on the label. Read more

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What to Do If You Get the Flu

If you end up catching the flu despite your best efforts, Margaret Durst reveals the best way to treat the symptoms naturally.
Flu Ban is my new favorite cold and flu remedy – it is an olive leaf, neem, homeopathic combination. I have gotten very good feed back on this from customers.

For respiratory symptoms, I have several recommendations. These include: Fenugreek and Thyme, a great combination for both cough and drainage. CongestEeze is another great product for helping with congestion and cough. Sinus Blaster is another customer favorite – this stuff tastes bad, but it works fast and helps relieve sinus and respiratory congestion. Read more

Friday, January 17, 2014

Top 10 Dangers of Fluoride

Among other things, fluoride can damage fertility, destroy bones, and cause early puberty in children. Aren't those three widespread health problems Americans are currently experiencing? Ann Marie Michaels. reveals how to get this toxic waste out of your life.
Are you aware of the health dangers of fluoride? Did you know that fluoride can damage fertility, destroy bones and cause early puberty in children?

Water fluoridation has been banned in many countries including: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan. Nearly all of Europe’s water supply is fluoride-free.

And yet, fluoride is omnipresent in the American food supply. It’s in our water, in juice, soda, wine and coffee, in soups and processed food, and in baby formula. The majority of American cities have fluoridated water. Read more

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Time to Cleanse

Margaret Durst reveals how to sleep better and have more energy.
Cleansing is a great topic for the New Year. If you would like to be healthier or would like to lose weight, a cleanse would be a fabulous place to start. The purpose of cleansing is to help the body get rid of harmful toxins so that it runs more effectively and efficiently.
The standard American diet is full of processed and refined foods plus fast foods that tend to overwhelm our bodies and clog not just our arteries, but our livers, colons, lymph systems and kidneys as well. Over the long run this kind of diet results in clogged tissues, suffocated cells, and loss of energy. Both over-consumption and reduced eliminative function will cause congestive disorders such as frequent colds and flu’s, arthritis, gout, allergies, cardiovascular disease, and more. Read more

Monday, January 13, 2014

3 Vital Steps for Better Breast Health

Lauren G reveals three vital steps to better breast health. (I would add breast massage to the list.)
Chances are that you know someone who has faced a breast cancer diagnosis. Many of us have lost loved ones to breast cancer. There are so many factors on the plate when it comes to preventing and healing breast cancer. In particular, diet is an extraordinarily powerful anti-cancer treatment, but that is a whole separate post in itself. Here, I focus on three lifestyle changes every woman should know for better breast health. Read more

Friday, January 10, 2014

Why Sex Really Is the Best Form of Exercise

As a study shows sex burns as many calories as exercise, Dr Brooke Magnanti says you'll have to up your game to "porn star levels" to work off the Christmas calories - whichever route you choose.
In the season of resolutions to improve our lives, what could possibly be better than the announcement from a study out of Canada that sex burns as many calories as exercise?

For some, the news may come as a boon. With time at a premium as everyone struggles to get back to work after a month of sloth and indulgence, working in a promise to get fit alongside relationship commitments can prove taxing on the schedule. And with women burning an average 90 calories and men an average 120 per coupling, that's nothing to be sniffed at. Read more

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maca Root: A Replacement for Viagra and Caffeine?

Jeff Roberts says that this Andean superfood could replace Viagra and caffeine.
Most of us are constantly looking for a potent source of energy to get us through our hectic week. For many, this comes in the form of caffeine from coffee or energy drinks. This type of fuel has its downfalls however, sometimes in the form of a “crash” mid afternoon, a headache from dehydration, or nausea if the stomach is empty. Beyond all of this, caffeine has a high instance of addiction, whether it be a physical or a habitual dependency. As a replacement for energy enhancers such as caffeine, Maca root has been gaining attention from health conscious consumers not only for its nutritional density, but also for its remarkable ability to replace some of today’s most common pharmaceuticals, including Viagra and Progesterone. Read more

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mega-Dose IV Vitamin C Can Be Achieved Orally Now

Now a megadose of vitamin C can be taken without an IV, says Paul Fassa.
Until recently, miraculous-healing mega-dose vitamin C could only be delivered through IV, and not orally. Those levels either blow out the bowel tolerance level or get urinated out before they can do their work. But now, you can achieve the results of IV mega-dose vitamin C orally, successfully. It’s called Liposomal vitamin C. Read more

Friday, January 3, 2014

Brain Function Improves for DAYS After Reading a Novel

Researchers from Emory University found that brain function improves for several days after reading a powerful work of fiction.
Many people have claimed that reading a special book has transformed their life, but now scientists have discovered that enjoying a novel can make a real, measurable change in the brain too.

U.S. researchers used fMRI scanners to identify brain networks associated with reading stories and found that changes in the brain linger for a few days after reading a powerful work of fiction.

They set out to unravel the mystery of how stories ‘get into’ the brain and find the lingering effects of literature. Read more