Installing a mirror in your kitchen or dining room could help you lose weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.
Food psychologists claim that literally watching what you eat is but one of many small changes that can prevent you from piling on the pounds. And, as we fight to lose the extra weight we gained over the Christmas period, surely every little helps.
So what other home hacks could help us get trim for 2016? Read more
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
If losing weight is one of your New Year's resolutions, these five surprising tricks may help.
Monday, December 28, 2015
You may not believe that the moon has magical powers, but Jordan Davidson says that the moon can impact your health in five ways.
It can seem like weird things tend to happen during a full moon—just ask any labor and delivery nurse, psychiatric hospital worker, or teacher with 25 first-graders testing her patience. Anecdotes abound about the ways that lunar cycles affect everything from births to road rage to crime. (Check out how your birth month affects your mood.)
But what does science have to say about the moon's so-called magical powers? Could it really be responsible for the way we act and feel? We looked at studies and asked the experts and concluded that the answer is a resounding "maybe." Read more
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Good dental care is necessary if you want to keep your teeth for your entire life, but it doesn't necessarily need to be done by a dentist. Instead, you can use one or more of these ten ways to naturally remove plaque and tartar from your teeth.
Plaque is a sticky, soft film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth, dental fillings, gums, tongue, dentures and crowns.
When multiple layers of plaque combine with minerals present in your saliva, it hardens into a white, chalky calcified substance called tartar.\
It create a breeding ground for the oral bacteria that feed on sugars from the food you eat. Plus, it forms acid during this process that breaks down the tooth enamel, leading to dental cavities. Bacteria also produce toxins causing various periodontal (gum) problems.
Several factors contribute to plaque buildup, such as improper oral hygiene, bad brushing technique, poor food choices, heredity and lack of professional care. Read more
Monday, December 21, 2015
Lisa M. Rose shares a recipe for elderberry elixir that you can use to treat winter colds.
It’s 4 a.m. You wake up, chilled and feverish. In denial, you toss and turn, hoping that you haven’t caught that cold going around the office. Instead of ignoring the symptoms, reach for this homemade elderberry elixir. Medical research has shown that taking an elderberry-based tincture within the first 48 hours of a virus’ onset can shorten the duration of symptoms by as much as four days. Keep a stockpile of this syrup on hand for whenever illness strikes. It tastes way better than the cherry-flavored stuff, it’s all natural, and in under an hour you can make a batch large enough to keep you and your family healthy all winter long. Or if you’re too sick to make a bottle, there are store-bought versions like Urban Moonshine’s Herbal Immune Zoom that are quite nice, too. Read more
Friday, December 18, 2015
Horror movies really do curdle your blood. A Dutch study has found that watching a scary movie lifts the level of protein factor VIII, which contributes to blood clotting.
The “bloodcurdling” horror film has long been an advertising staple in the movie industry, alerting fans to the most gruesome Hollywood releases. And now, thanks to a group of enterprising if tongue-in-cheek researchers, the effect has been proven as a medical reality. Read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
When you have respiratory problems, these seven herbs and plants can soothe the lungs and heal respiratory infections.
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, was right when he pronounced, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This has been confirmed by decades of research showing the healing power of food, as well as, inversely, its potential to cause some serious health problems. So many diseases, as well as the exponential rise in chronic disease in recent decades, can be linked to our eating habits today.We live in a world full of pesticides, antibiotic-laced meats, and processed foods that are manufactured to be addicting. On top of this, the birth and rise of chemical-based medicine has completely wiped out natural remedies that seem to be more effective. Chemical-based medicine, according to many, is also responsible for the massive rise in various diseases. Read more
Monday, December 14, 2015
If you want to give your underarms some attention while avoiding chemicals, try these three recipes for making your own deodorant.
Antiperspirants often rely on aluminum compounds, known to cause neurological problems, to swell your sweat glands shut. But the thing is: Sweat itself does not smell. Body odor comes from the bacteria that feast on your sweat; inhibit the bacteria, and you will stay shower-fresh all day. Most people don’t perspire all that much during routine activities.
Health-food stores sell an assortment of Natural Deodorants That Actually Work. You’ll see they often contain baking soda, tea tree or other natural essential oils, or potassium alum, an aluminum salt that doesn’t have the same health effects as the aluminum compounds, such as aluminum chloride, used in conventional antiperspirants, according to the Environmental Working Group. All are quite effective natural bacteria inhibitors, and the oils add a pleasant—and safe—aroma (unlike synthetic fragrance). It doesn’t get any more natural, though, when you can make your own at home. Here are three recipes to try for yourself! Read more
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Jerimiah Johnson says that ginseng has many therapeutic properties.
ReadyNutrition Readers, this installment is going to focus on the wonders of Ginseng as a natural food supplement that can serve you in a plethora of extraordinary capacities. To make it a part of your diet is to give yourself an arsenal of weapons usable against a variety of ailments. We’re going to give you the basics on its physical properties and manifold uses. As with all things, prior to using Ginseng consult with your family physician. He or she will determine if its use is contraindicated for you according to any prescription medications or any condition he or she has diagnosed you with previously.
Ginseng has several species that hold these incredible benefits. Panax ginseng is the species that most are familiar with. This species is found in Europe and Asia, especially in Russia and Korea. The supplements are labeled as either Siberian Panax ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) or Korean Panax Ginseng respectively. There are minor differences as per the offshoots mentioned: strength of concentrations, chemical compositions, and growing season parameters. Read more
Monday, December 7, 2015
A compound in broccoli "halts the growth of colon and prostate cancer cells - AND makes treatment more effective," according to a new study.
Children and adults alike are encouraged to eat their greens, with five-a-day considered the dietary gold standard.
The list of benefits from eating fruit and vegetables is endless.
But now, a team of scientists have added weight to the argument of making broccoli among your five-a-day.
They found a compound in the green vegetable not only helps prevent cancer, it can also help treat the disease.
Sulforaphane, which is also found in other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, was found to inhibit the development of colon and prostate cancer cells. Read more
Friday, December 4, 2015
Michael Ravensthorpe examines three artificial chemical that are making us fat.
In 2006, Felix Grun and Bruce Blumberg, two developmental biologists at the University of California, Irvine, published a research paper about artificial chemicals known to contribute towards obesity. These chemicals, which the researchers named “obesogens,” are foreign compounds that compromise the balance and development of lipid metabolism, often by disrupting endocrine function.
Since 2006, peer-reviewed studies have identified approximately 20 substances as obesogens. Worse still, at least three of these substances are commonly found in the average American household. How many of the following obesogens are you aware of? Read more
Monday, November 30, 2015
Kaitlyn Moore shares secrets from the best places to live for a long, healthy life.
Across the globe, the longevity of people is steadily lengthening. Female life expectancy, which exceeds that of males by a narrowing margin, has climbed by approximately three months per year for the last 160 years. In 1840 in Sweden, for instance, the leading country for enjoying a long life at the time, life expectancy was about 45 years; in 2014 in Japan, a current leader in producing centenarians, it was 84, almost four decades longer. Read more
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Fitness model Tamra D demonstrates a fifteen minute butt and leg workout you can do at home with no equipment. This workout is great for lifting and firming the butt and getting toned thighs.
Monday, November 23, 2015
The health of your brain is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Psychiatrist Dr. Mike Dow reveals twenty easy ways to boost your brain power.
Although many of us are concerned about the health of our bodies, considerably less of us think about the health of our brains.
However, shocking statistics show that now, more than ever, we need to take care of this organ.
Worldwide, 47.5 million people suffer from dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year, according to the World Health Organisation
In today's society, we have an unlimited supply of unhealthy foods, electronics and legal drugs at our disposal – all of which have negatively impacted the way we think and feel. Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Lavender oil doesn't have cosmetic benefits, says Michael Ravensthorpe. It also has healing properties.
The lavender plant, which is native to the Old World and is characterized by its beautiful hues and invigorating fragrance, has been used for more than 2,500 years as a cosmetic aid. The ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians, for instance, would use lavender as a natural perfume. The Romans loved to use lavender to scent their baths (in fact, “lavender” is derived from the Latin “lavare,” which means “to wash”), while the people of Medieval and Renaissance Europe used lavender to deodorize the stone floors of their castles.
Despite its significant cosmetic benefits, however, lavender is also a medicine of considerable potency. This is especially true of its oil, which is widely regarded as one of the most versatile essential oils in existence. Read more
Monday, November 16, 2015
This natural cough remedy is not only tasty, but also more effective than steroids.
A study (1) had a conclusion: “The combination of honey and coffee can be used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of persistent postinfectious cough (PPC)”.
In the study, 97 adults who had PPC for more than 3 weeks were divided into three groups.
The first group received a jamlike paste made from coffee and honey, second group received a steroid medication (prednisolne) and the third group received a non-steroidal cough syrup (guaifenesin). Read more
Friday, November 13, 2015
Researchers have found that vanilla yogurt makes people feel happiness.
It is something we all strive for, discovering the key to true happiness.
And while love, friends, family and for some, money, maybe the goal, a new study has revealed a surprising finding.
A team of researchers claim the path to happiness is achieved by eating vanilla yogurt.
They discovered people showed strong, positive emotional responses to low-fat varieties of the plain flavor. Read more
Monday, November 9, 2015
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how to get your body to burn fat for fuel instead of storing it.
So you’re carrying some extra weight around, what’s the easiest and healthiest way to get rid of it? Many believe the answer lies in burning off more calories than you’re taking in, and while this theory sounds reasonable, the reality is more complex.
Many also believe that cutting fat from their diet is an essential step, but this too is a myth1 that may actually prevent you from achieving the weight loss you seek.
It’s important to realize that you cannot exercise your way out of a poor diet. Research2 shows exercise is largely ineffective for producing any significant amount of weight loss on its own. Read more
Friday, November 6, 2015
Science says these ten healing herbs can help ease pain, prevent Alzheimer's, and ward off cancer and heart disease
Your arsenal of home remedies is about to get a lot spicier with these best healing herbs. Though herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientists are finally starting to substantiate these plants' abilities to alleviate arthritis pain, reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol, and help with many other conditions. They're even discovering amazing new powers in the best healing herbs, such as the ability to kill cancer cells and help problem drinkers curb their alcohol intake.
"Herbs and other natural remedies can be as effective as traditional treatments, often without the same negative side effects," says Roberta Lee, MD, medical director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Here are 10 superhealers you'll want to add to the all-natural section of your medicine cabinet—and even to your favorite recipes. Folding one or two of them into your cooking every day can yield big benefits. Read more
TV commercials would have you believe that consuming energy drinks is the best way to boost energy, but Dr. Victor Marchione reveals five ways to boost energy instantly without them.
How are you feeling at this current moment? If your answer is “tired,” then you’re in luck as we have five tricks to help you instantly boost your energy – no coffee required! It seems that we can never find the energy we need to go about our daily lives and instead our lives are zapping the energy from us.
If you’re tired of being tired, then continue reading as these tips can help put that pep in your step and have you taking on life full of energy.
5 ways to instantly boost energy Read more
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Dr. Edward Group says taking four steps will keep you feeling and looking young for years to come.
As you get older, life should be like a stroll, not a fight. Every year you should feel great and look good as you enjoy a high quality of life. Contrary to the myths of aging that senility, sexual dysfunction like erectile dysfunction, or looking old come as part of aging, it doesn’t take much to keep yourself healthy, fit, and looking good.
Take these four steps to look and feel young for years to come. Read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Aloe vera can do more than treat sunburn, says Heidi Kristoffer. It can also reduce wrinkles.
Aloe Vera is not just effective at treating sunburns. You can also reduce wrinkles naturally with Aloe gel from an Aloe Vera plant!
According to a study,
“taking a small amount of Aloe Vera gel on a daily basis can significantly improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. “In the research, 30 healthy females over the age of 45 received 2 different oral doses (low dose – 1200 mg/d, high dose – 3600 mg/d) of pure Aloe Vera gel supplementation for 90 days.
After just 90 days, facial wrinkles improved significantly in both groups, and the women in the lower-dose group also seeing improvements in facial elasticity.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
New research reveals that men who sleep naked have better quality sperm, but that's only one of the reasons you should wear your birthday suit to bed.
Good news, fans of sleeping in the nude: you now have an excuse to air yourself at night-time.
According to a new study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Maryland, and Stanford University, sleeping in boxer shorts or PJs could damage sperm production and harm the chances of having a baby.
Tight boxers are the biggest offenders here – they increase the temperature of the testicles, which can cause the quality of a man’s sperm to decrease. Ditching them in favour of loose underwear during the day and nothing at night can bring about a 25pc increase in sperm quality, according to the research.
In truth, this is only the latest in a long line of scientific endeavour that suggests going commando at night really is the way forward … Read more
Monday, October 19, 2015
Chlorophyll is still a health magnet that should be included in your diet, says Sarah C. Corriher.
Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green pigment. It is also responsible for channeling the sun's rays into chemical energy for photosynthesis in all plants. Photosynthesis is the transformation of carbon dioxide and water into useful carbohydrates and oxygen. In human beings, chlorophyll is one of the few substances that pulls more oxygen into the cells, while simultaneously protecting all of the cells from oxidative (free radical) damage. Read more
Friday, October 16, 2015
Dr. Victor Marchione says that you should never ignore these four symptoms of a serious illness that may be caused by chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is the body’s way of protecting itself from harm, but it typically gets a bad reputation. Although inflammation can be a shield, it can harm our health as well. When inflammation lasts for months or even years, it becomes chronic inflammation and that is the type you want to avoid. Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
type 2 diabetes is a life-changing milestone in a person's life. It usually requires a change in lifelong habits. Exercise is recommended for anyone to stay healthy, but for diabetics, it is even more important. Exercise not only can help maintain an ideal body weight, it also helps to control blood sugar levels. However, active diabetics need to take extra care and precautions to make certain that they are getting enough fuel for their bodies so that their blood sugar does not drop dangerously low.
Monday, October 12, 2015
A study found that ancient Romans had perfect teeth because of one food they didn't eat.
Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth.
Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were preserved in hardened ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The group, headed by radiologist Giovanni Babino, released photos of their work on Sept. 29, and revealed in a press conference that the ancient Romans had perfect teeth and “no immediate discernible need for dentists,” according news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia. Read more
Friday, October 9, 2015
Still trying to lose weight like you did in your twenties? Dr. Caroline Apovian reveals 23 top tips to outsmart your fat hormones - and shed 1st in three weeks
Are you finding it harder to lose weight as you age?
If you’re still using the same diet techniques you did in your 20s you need to stop.
In your 20s and early 30s weight loss can, for some, be the same foolproof routine.
By exercising more and eating less, shifting those few pounds can always be done with a little determination.
But what happens when your go-to diet regime stops working? Read more.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Soda may taste good, but it isn't good for you. Amy Capetta examines the health costs of drinking even 1-2 cans of soda daily.
Just in case you haven’t heard enough about how bad soda is for your health, researchers from Harvard have released a report pinpointing the health risks of gulping down even one sugary drink a day. Read more
Friday, October 2, 2015
What you eat plays a role in your mental health. These five foods can boost your mood, says Kristina Martin.
Studies find that what you eat plays a huge role in lowering your anxiety and boosting your mood. The more you choose a healthy, whole-food treat over a nutrient-empty, quick fix, the more you'll reap the benefits - both now and later.
Here are a few snacks that can bring you the boost you're looking for. Read more
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
overweight, you can improve the management of your diabetes and your overall health by losing weight. It may seem like a daunting task if you have tried to lose weight in the past and have failed, but there are steps you can take and support you can use to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Green tea is a well-known source of antioxidants, but a new "super tea" has been found to have even more health benefits.
Most Natural News readers know and understand the health benefits of green tea, but a new kind of "super tea" has been found to have as much as ten times more antioxidant content than regular green tea.
As reported by Fox News, the antioxidants in green teas have long been known to dramatically improve heart health and brain function, but now researchers have found that matcha, a powder made from young green tea leaves that are placed in shade two to four weeks before harvesting, contain several times more antioxidants. Read more
Friday, September 25, 2015
Bacteria play a major role in our lives, both good and bad. Here's how to feed the good bacteria and fight the bad.
Bacteria play a central role in our lives, shaping much of the world around us, as well as the world within us.
We’ve long regarded bacteria as something to be feared – agents of illness and death – but, increasingly, it’s understood that many bacteria are, in fact, harmless and even beneficial.
Bacteria in our gut, for example, help us produce vitamins, such as folic acid, while others help us to absorb important metals, such as calcium, from our food. Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Margaret Durst lists the best supplements to keep your brain healthy.
BRAIN and NERVE function are important. Preserve them and make them better with supplements and lifestyle changes.
Some of the KEYS to long-term health for brain and nerves involves keeping insulin, blood sugar, inflammation, and toxicity at low levels.
HIGH BLOOD SUGAR and high insulin can damage the fine tissues of the brain and nervous system. You do not have to be diabetic to experience this. Eating a low glycemic diet is important. If you want more information, a good book is “The Glycemic Load Diet.”
TOXICITY is also an issue in terms of brain and nerve health – especially heavy metal toxicity. All heavy metals act as neuro-toxins. Avoid unnecessary chemicals when possible – this includes pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, cleaning products, smoking, etc. Read more
Monday, September 21, 2015
Edward Group reveals how to get rid of gingivitis and gum disease naturally.
According to the CDC Division of Oral Health, nearly 50% of American adults and more than 70% over the age of 65 suffer from gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease. Gum pain and the effect it has on eating aren’t the only concerns. Studies have shown gum disease is linked to heart and vascular disease. But, there’s good news! You can effectively support your oral health at home and avoid suffering from gum disease. Read more
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Tess Pennington recommends four powerful medicinal mushrooms to add to your home pharmacy.
As the fall approaches we must now focus on some of the things now available to you as wildcrafters and herbal “gatherers” that previously may have been difficult to find. This article entails some facts about medicinal mushrooms and is provided for informational purposes only. The information provided is not meant to, nor does it diagnose, treat, prescribe, cure, or recommend any actions for any disease or illness. Only a licensed physician may do such things; prior to taking any actions pertaining to this article, seek the approval of your licensed family physician.
Mushrooms are greatly available in the wilds toward the end of summer and the beginning of the fall. Mushrooms have many components in their makeup that can be used effectively against many types of diseases. There is one important thing to stress, however, before you go out and begin your attempts to gather mushrooms from your locality:
Mushrooms can be deadly poisonous, and you must be able to identify them 100% with no guesswork prior to utilizing them!
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Friday, September 11, 2015
If you're not always so eager to go to the gym or for a run, it's not totally your fault. Humans are born lazy, according to science. (That doesn't mean you shouldn't still go to the gym or for that run, though.)
It is the perfect excuse to forget that trip to the gym and put your feet up.
Scientists say we are wired to save energy – adapting our movements to make them as streamlined as possible.
In other words, we are born lazy. Read more
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals seven nutrient-dense foods that make calorie counting obsolete.
If you’re seeking to lose excess weight, counting calories is usually less than helpful. In fact, focusing on calories could easily divert you from the real answer, which lies in optimizing your nutrition.
I’ve long advocated against counting calories. Even if you manage to shed a few pounds, you’re not going to get healthier by eating fewer cookies than you did before.
In short, if you really want to lose weight and improve your health, then you must replace empty calories and denatured foods with nutrient-rich ones. Read more
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Carbonated beverages could increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to researchers. This should not come as a big surprise since humans rarely if ever drank carbonated beverages until a century or so ago. They aren't part of our natural diet.
Fizzy drinks may be linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, researchers claim.
They say high consumption of carbonated soft drinks may lead to an increased rate of heart disease and strokes.
Japanese scientists looked at the drinking habits of 800,000 patients who had to be resuscitated after having a cardiac arrest out of hospital during a six-year period. Read more
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
control your diabetes with diet. Consistency comes from specific meal times and the same servings from the different food groups. Variety comes from trying as many different foods in the food groups as you can.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Non-stick pans may be convenient, but Edward Groups says that new research indicates that they may pose health dangers.
Pans with a non-stick coating are convenient but new research suggests that the chemical used for the coating is extremely toxic and exposure on any level could prove dangerous to brain health, the reproductive system, and immune system. Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
benefits from losing weight including managing blood glucose levels. No matter how beneficial losing weight is, however, it is still difficult for most diabetics to do.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Herbs don't have to be expensive. You can grow these eight medicinal plants at home, says Alex Jordon.
Grow medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural home remedies, and you can save money at the same time. Following are some highly medicinal herbs you can grow at home: Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
complications, including blindness, heart disease, and neuropathy. However, just because diabetes is a serious disease doesn't mean that it can't be controlled or even reversed. Diet is the first step in controlling or reversing diabetes, but there are other things a diabetic can do. Here are seven natural ways to control and reverse type 2 diabetes.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Big Pharma has managed to get most natural painkillers made illegal, but Christinia Sarich reveals four that they missed.
Have you ever heard of opium lettuce? How about kratom? These are just a few of the many natural herbs which have been used over the centuries as painkillers. Read on to find out how to use natural herbs for pain to achieve pain relief without over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drugs. Read more
Friday, August 14, 2015
Barbara Minton outlines the benefits of red wine.
Most health experts say that avoiding alcoholic beverages is the way to go, but there’s one exception that most agree on – the drinking of red wine. What makes red wine stand out as different? It’s the best source of a polyphenol known as resveratrol, a compound that may lead to a healthier heart, a slimmer body, and a longer life. Read more
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Wouldn't it be great to get your medicine from your garden rather than from a pharmacy? Here are ten medicinal plants that you can grow yourself.
Plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Most medicine is derived from plants before they are laced with synthetic chemicals by pharmaceutical companies. You can cut the middle man out and grow medicinal plants in your very own garden. Freshly harvested herbs are inexpensive, are easy to grow, treat a wide range of illnesses and produce few side effects in comparison to over-the-counter drugs. Rather than consulting your nearest pharmacist at the first signs of illness, you can consult your nearest garden. Start cultivating your medicinal garden today with these powerful healing herbs. Read more
Friday, August 7, 2015
Could taking vitamin D help you lose weight? A study found that low levels of the vitamin is linked to obesity.
Obese and overweight people who are deficient in vitamin D should take supplements to boost their chances of losing weight, experts have said.
The advice comes as a new study warns people who have low levels of the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, are more likely to be obese or overweight. Read more
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
diabetes you are afraid you can’t have sweets anymore. This isn’t completely true. It is true that if you previously indulged in a lot of sweets, you can no longer do that, but there are ways for you to satisfy your sweet tooth while still sticking to your diabetic diet.
Monday, August 3, 2015
From acid reflux to tooth damage, the surprising ways carbonated water could be harming your health revealed.
Sparkling water seems the perfect summer thirst quencher - a refreshing alternative to alcohol or fizzy, sugary drinks, and also just that little bit more interesting than tap water. It's so popular that we drank 300 million litres in the UK last year.
But is it as good for us as we think? As some dental experts warn of its potential to erode teeth, we reveal the surprising ways it could be harming your health. Read more
Friday, July 31, 2015
If you suffer from insomnia, essential oils may solve the problem rather than just treat the symptoms, according to Raw Michelle.
Tossing and turning without falling asleep can be more than annoying, as even a few restless nights can wreck havoc on your mind and body.
While it is easy to pop a pill in an attempt to find some relief from occasional insomnia, Mother Nature has provided a number of ways to do so without resorting to medications or over-the-counter sleeping aids that could potentially lead to the development of even more disrupted sleeping patterns. Read more
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
high blood pressure (hypertension) is a concern for anyone, diabetics are more likely to suffer from it than others. If you are overweight and diabetic, hypertension can be deadly and lead to a heart attack. As with many health risks associated with diabetes, good control of your blood sugar, a healthy diet, and exercise can help to keep your blood pressure in check.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
If your blood glucose level is too low or high, it is better to wait to exercise. You can do more harm than good if you do not. It is particularly dangerous if your blood sugar is low when you begin to exercise. Physical exertion can cause your blood sugar to drop even further which can trigger an emergency situation.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Segmented sleep is the healthy, natural way of our ancestors, says Edward Group.
Nobody questions the importance of getting enough sleep. At minimum, it’s essential for rejuvenating the mind and revitalizing the body. But, what is enough? And what does it look like? Many people find they wake during the night and wonder if they’re suffering from a sleep disorder or other health issue. While that could be totally possible, it’s also possible that sleep may not be an all-night thing. In fact, historical records, centuries-old literature, and ancient references to sleep are all revealing a whole new way we should be looking at how we slumber. Read more
Friday, July 17, 2015
Vitamin E has been found to destroy cancer cell, but only if you take the right version, says Barbara Minton.
Evidence is mounting that humble little vitamin E plays a big role in keeping women safe from breast cancer. Several recent studies have shown it can inhibit the metabolism of cancer cells, leading to their death.
This is excellent news for women wanting to protect themselves against a diagnosis of breast cancer, for those now being treated for the disease, and for those who have had breast cancer and want to avoid a recurrence. Read more
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Margaret Durst says you need nutritional supplements even if you eat a nutritious diet.
Do you need NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS? If you eat a diet that includes products made with sugar and white flour, the answer is absolutely yes. Even if you eat a healthy diet, the answer is yes. Read more
Saturday, July 11, 2015
You will never hear this from the medical establishment or mainstream media, but chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are not the only ways to treat cancer. Here are seven cancer-curing spices that you probably already have in your kitchen ready to use.
Research has found that the intense taste of spices is associated with high concentrations of antioxidants and other powerful substances that have been proven to stop cancer in its tracks. Here are seven common kitchen spices that are among the top natural cancer-fighting compounds available. Most of them are probably already in your home and ready to use. Read more
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
diabetic diet. It takes dedication and persistence to stick to the diet and plan all meals every week, however the more that it is done, the easier it will certainly become.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Edward Group says to eat these eight foods to boost your immune system.
Maybe you have something as simple as a cold, or perhaps you’re just looking for a little boost in immunity. With the right vitamins and minerals, smart dietary choices can pack a healthy punch. Although diet gets little attention in conventional media when it comes to supporting the immune system, it is one of the most powerful methods for keeping colds and other illnesses at bay. While nutrition isn’t the only means of immune system support, it is one of the oldest and most reliable natural adjuncts. Read more
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
At every meal, you should have a combination of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. The largest proportion of the foods a diabetic will eat fall into the carbohydrate category. Carbohydrates are be found in:
Monday, June 29, 2015
Dr. Mercola reveals the missing nutrient vital to heart and bone health.
Most everyone, including many conventional physicians, have begun to appreciate the importance and value of vitamin D. Few, however, recognize the importance of vitamin K2, which is nearly as important as vitamin D.
Dr. Dennis Goodman,1 who was born in South Africa and trained at the University of Cape Town, has multiple board certifications in cardiology (and several subspecialties) and holistic integrative medicine.
After his internship at the Grootte Schuur Hospital—where Dr. Christian Barnard did the first heart transplant in 1967—he came to the US, where he did his cardiology fellowship at the at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where Dr. Michael DeBakey performed the first bypass surgery. Read more
Friday, June 26, 2015
If you've ever known anyone who had to undergo kidney dialysis, you know that it's no fun. Robert Harrington reveals simple ways to keep your kidneys clean and healthy.
Kidney cleanses have been utilized since ancient times to keep the kidneys free of calcium deposits. These calcium accumulations can sometimes increase to the size of a kidney stone. You’ll usually know when you have a kidney stone because the pain can be excruciating. Thankfully, both kidney cleanses and consuming essential foods for kidney health are sound ways to prevent complications.
The kidneys are very delicate organs which filter the blood — 24/7 — over the course of a lifetime. Therefore, it really helps to conduct a regular cleanse either by way of one’s diet or through the use of a formal herbal cleanse program. The herbal cleanse is designed to gently dissolve the calcium deposits and other accumulations which can build up. Read more
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
There are two kinds of diabetes, type 1 diabetes and also type 2 diabetes. The first kind is additionally called juvenile diabetes and also is usually diagnosed in childhood. It is the body's cells as well as the pancreas' inability to create adequate amounts of the hormone insulin. In type 2 diabetic issues there is not enough insulin produced for the physical body, or the body is not making proper use of the insulin that is available.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Our ancestors protected themselves against sun damage without chemical sunscreen for thousands of Years. Edward Group reveals the secret to protecting your skin without slathering on dangerous chemicals.
Nothing beats the feeling of pure, warm sunlight on your skin, especially after a cold and dreary winter. We often take for granted the life-giving power of the sun and completely ignore its many health benefits. On one hand, sun helps us to produce vitamin D, a hormone necessary for bone health and optimal immune function; on the other, too much sunlight can also cause deleterious effects on skin elasticity and function, aggressively facilitating the early signs of aging. Having these extreme oppositions means we need to find a balance between getting enough and avoiding damage resulting from overexposure. And, regardless of what you may have heard in the past, this doesn’t always have to require the use of sunscreen. Read more
Friday, June 19, 2015
This has to be the most effortless way to improve your health ever!
If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoy watching cats doing the damndest things online, you’re not alone. And now researchers are saying that the warm “aaawww” feelings you have from viewing a fuzzy feline in action can actually have a positive effect on your life. Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
A study has found that eating a half a handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of dying of major diseases.
Snacking on just half a handful of nuts a day can cut the risk of dying from a string of major diseases, a new study reveals.
Researchers found that eating at least 10g of nuts or peanuts per day led to a lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, such as asthma and emphysema, and neurodegenerative diseases, which includes dementia.
It also reduced the risk of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks and strokes. Read more
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Natural Remedies has been included in the "50 Top Home Remedies Blogs for 2015" list!
Over time I have encountered many bloggers who are freely sharing amazing remedy tips and resources. Whenever I need a solution, I use my personal list of go-to home remedy blogs for information and inspiration. Because it has been such a valuable resource for me, I decided to share my current top list (in no specific order) with you. So here goes! Read more
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Make these little changs today and be fitter, healthier, and happier tomorrow.
“Is that you, Daddy?”
It was a good question, from my youngest daughter, who stumbled across my corporate I.D. card in my wallet. The picture was taken in 2003, right after I started at Men’s Health.
She was asking the question not because I looked 8 years younger, but because I looked 20 pounds heavier.
“It’s me, sweetie,” I said.
She looked at the picture inquisitively. The 2015 version of me isn’t all that different from the guy on the I.D. card, and yet she hardly recognized me. In short: Read more
Friday, June 5, 2015
Did you know that your shoes could be making your breasts sag? Yes, that's right - your shoes.
Yes, we've all been told to "sit up straight"—or suffer the consequences of poor posture. But that's just not a particularly scary warning. So let us explain it in a way that's a little more specific: a bent spine might mean saggy breasts.
Did that get your attention? Read more
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Natural breast enlargement works and is much safer and less expensive than breast augmentation surgery. It has one disadvantage though: it takes some time. If you're one of those women who wants a bigger bust yesterday, what can you do in the meantime? What if you have photos or a special occasion coming up soon? Fortunately, there are some tricks you can use to make your breast appear larger while you're waiting for them to grow for real. Here are five simple tricks to make your breasts look bigger.
Monday, June 1, 2015
New research can now identify markers of diseases like Alzheimer's much earlier than ever before. Learn how to protect yourself starting today.
When a recent Northwestern University study discovered the hallmark Alzheimer’s proteins in the brains of 20 year olds, many wondered: Is brain health a younger person's concern?
After all, these are the youngest human brains to date in which amyloids, the signature proteins, have been found. And while the majority of people impacted by dementia and Alzheimer’s are older than 65, experts will tell you that taking action now could help prevent damage down the line.
You may have more control than you realize, says Gary Small, M.D., author of Two Weeks to a Younger Brain: “The brain is sensitive to stimulation from moment to moment—if we are engaging certain neural circuits, they strengthen—if we neglect others, we don’t give the brain the opportunity to strengthen,” Small says. “But whether that impacts one’s risk of Alzheimer’s, we just don’t know.” Read more
Friday, May 29, 2015
A study found that chamomile tea can help extend life, but what can other types of tea do for the body?
Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but the news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.
Here we examine the advantages of regularly drinking various teas. Read more
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Edward Group examines whether the benefits of soy are fact or myth..
Soy milk, soy cheese, soy crisps–there is a booming market for vegan soy-based foods and a lot of supposed health authorities touting its alleged benefits. What if soy was actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing and only called a health food because its supply was so abundant? What if soy was actually not as healthy as the marketing wizards tell us? As it turns out, that’s exactly what the data suggests. Let’s pull back the curtain and shine a light of truth on soy. Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Pine needle tea ian unusual cancer-killer and all-around health tonic, says Carolanne Wright.
Although used for centuries by Native Americans, pine needle tea is not well known by the general public today. But it's certainly worth becoming acquainted with this unconventional brew if you would like to increase mental clarity, defeat infectious disease and knock out cancer. Interestingly, pine needles sport several times more vitamin C than fresh orange juice and were used by the early settlers of North America to avoid scurvy -- a disease associated with vitamin C deficiency. Due to their high concentration of antioxidants, pine needles are also recognized as a potent immunity booster by researchers. Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This shouldn't surprise anyone. The whole sunscreen industry is a scam anyway. After tens of thousands of years, why would human suddenly need sunscreen?
Monday, May 18, 2015
Our ancestors had antibiotics, but they came from nature. People should consider using these twelve natural antibiotics when they fall ill instead of rushing to the doctor.
Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. A future where bacteria are at the top of the food chain is not unheard of.
Long before there were pharmaceutical antibiotics – developed in the 1940s, there were foods and herbs that helped guard against infection and disease on a daily basis. Many of these natural defenders are still in use today with holistic healers around the globe.
Our ancestors also had a solution for healing, using antibiotics from nature and it would be good to remind ourselves who these antibiotics are and possibly think about using them in case of an illness. Read more
Friday, May 15, 2015
Dark chocolate increases attention and alertness while improving blood flow, according to a new study.
There is some good news for the chocolate lovers out there: a new study carried out by researchers from Northern Arizona University reveals that the intake of dark chocolate with at least 60 percent cacao could be the key to improving attention and alertness and get you through the afternoon slump. Read more
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Move over, green juice: Personal trainers and nutritionists swear by apple cider vinegar.
An apple a day may keep the proverbial doctor away, but a daily splash of apple cider vinegar may be just what your trainer ordered. Fitness pros are gung-ho on the ingredient's better-body powers, and for good reason. Here's why:
How It Helps: “Apple cider vinegar has a positive impact on gut health because it’s anti-microbial. It helps to break down bad bacteria and feed the good,” say New York City-based master trainer Josh Stolz. Read more
Friday, May 8, 2015
Edward Group discusses the pineal gland's function and three ways to activate it.
The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the ‘third eye,’ a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. Well, it turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ known as the pineal gland sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes. Read more
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
If you want to live to be 100, here are ten things that will help you reach your goal.
It seems that almost every day we read about another centenarian swimming across the English Channel blind-folded with one hand tied behind his back or jumping out of an airplane while she knits a scarf without dropping a single stitch. OK, slight exaggerations perhaps, but without a doubt, more people are living to the ripe old age of 100 -- or longer. Certainly, medical advances are a principal reason behind the longevity boost and to a large extent you will play the genes you are dealt. But here are a few more ways to improve your odds of reaching a triple-digit birthday: Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Frankincense oil has been a go-to remedy since Biblical times. Anaa McPhee lists its many uses.
Since biblical times frankincense oil has been has been useful for creating luxurious earthy scented perfumes, anointing purposes and most importantly as a remedy for treating and even curing many health conditions. Today, the oil is still most useful for its medicinal purposes.
In fact, many holistic doctors find it helpful for supporting the immune system so it is able to fighting off infection with ease as well as cure disease when illness does occur. Some of the health conditions that actually improve with the use of frankincense oil are: Read more
Monday, April 27, 2015
Amelia Freer, nutritionist to the stars, says that it’s not you that needs a detox - it’s what’s in your refrigerator and cupboards.
Effortless weight loss, improved vitality and a truly healthy glow — just from changing the way you eat? It sounds too good to be true, but all this week in the Daily Mail, Amelia Freer — nutritionist to the stars and author of bestselling book ‘Eat. Nourish. Glow.’ — shows how to transform yourself just in time for summer . .Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015
If you have stretch marks, do you believe any of these top six myths about them?
What is the truth about stretch marks? There are quite a number of myths about these marks and it’s time to clear up some things about them.
You get them from scratching any area that is rapidly expanding either due to pregnancy or weight gain. Odd as it seems women, especially pregnant women, are often cautioned not to “scratch” itchy areas for the fear of developing stretch marks. This is simply not true. Stretch marks may be caused by a number of things but scratching simply isn’t one of them. These marks, medically known as striae, may develop due to constant pressure on the skin through rapid stretching. The skin is normally very resilient when it comes to stretching but when coupled with hormonal changes in the body the collagen fibers may become vulnerable enough to break. In the case of pregnant women, the hormones that are responsible for softening the ligaments in the pelvic region to allow passage to the baby are also the same hormones that make the collagen on your skin more prone to breakage. The collagen breakage then leads to small microscopic tears on the dermal layer that now develop into stretch marks. Read more
Monday, April 20, 2015
Learn why it isn't fat that clogs your arteries, and how the true villain may surprise you.
What causes heart disease? A simple enough question, and one you might have thought was settled years ago.
But the answer has become a subject of much debate — with implications for many of us on how we lead our lives and the medication we take.
For years the finger of blame has pointed at cholesterol, a fatty substance produced by the liver. Read more
Friday, April 17, 2015
This eating plan can help you get more of your vitamins and other nutrients from your food, says David Zinczenko.
I stopped by my friend Roseanna’s house the other day, but when I got there, I was totally confused; where the kitchen should have been, there was a miniature pharmacy instead. Bottles upon bottles of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements — it looked like Elvis’s bathroom. “Where’s the actual food?” I asked. Read more
Jeff Roberts reveals the exact protocol he followed to heal his failing liver naturally.
This past February, I was thrown off of my health high-horse. What first started as a headache, fever, and body aches, quickly escalated into an excruciating migraine, debilitating muscle stiffness, and an overwhelming sense of nausea. I was hit with what I thought was a nasty case of the seasonal flu, and it sucked. But I powered through, drinking my liquids and following the natural recommended flu-protocol, knowing that it would all be over within a few days.
My prognosis proved wrong, however. Over a week into my sickness I still couldn’t eat, and I was dropping weight like a Jenny Craig story gone right. The only word I could use to describe the feeling in my stomach was “gross.” My usually clear skin had broken out, and my urine and stool were also starting to look “off” to say the least, which caused some serious concern.
Then on day 10, I looked in the mirror and noticed something even more unsettling – I was yellow. My skin was lifeless and my eye-whites had become saturated by yellow stains and red veins. I knew it was jaundice, a symptom commonly associated with an out-of-whack liver, which is never a good sign. But I was curious about the cause, so I gathered the energy to head to the walk-in clinic to see what was up. Read more
Monday, April 13, 2015
Before taking an over-the-counter medication or going to the doctor for a prescription, try these easy yoga poses for bad backs and other common ailments
Here are five simple postures to ease insomnia, headaches, indigestion, anxiety and lower back pain. Read more
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Magnesium seems to be one of those master nutrients, like vitamin D, that affects a multitude of bodily functions. Here are five signs that you may need more magnesium than you're getting.
Magnesium is an essential macromineral that performs a huge number of important roles in the body. It is responsible for regulating enzyme reactions (including reactions that create RDN and DNA), transporting essential ions across our cell membranes, assisting in the production of ATP, and much more. All of our major organs require magnesium to function properly, and without it our bodies would spiral out of control. Read more
Friday, April 3, 2015
Anthony Gucciardi examines a medieval home remedy that is superior to anything Big Pharma has to offer..
As billions are spent on highly powerful antibiotics that are ‘bigger and better’ than their predecessors, a medieval home remedy has been making headlines. As researchers from the US and Britain just found out, there’s something about this concoction that kills superbugs completely – without the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics, injections, or blood transfusions.
Dating back to the the 10th century, the recipe for the remedy demands garlic, onions, and leek combined with wine and the bile of a cow’s stomach. In other words, it’s known infection crushers mixed with an odd combination of bile. A weird recipe that actually works to not only clear up eye infections and styes at large, but kills MRSA superbugs. Read more
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
A study found that eating just two helpings of spinach daily takes eleven years off your brain age.
It has long been known as the vegetable that gave Popeye his bulging muscles. But spinach may also be good for the brain.
A study found that pensioners who regularly ate spinach and other leafy greens stayed sharper for longer.
And there was no need to eat bowls and bowls of the stuff.
Men and women who had just one or two helpings a day had the brainpower of people 11 years younger. Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015
Regular brushing and flossing should be enough to keep most people's gums healthy, but if that isn't enough, one of these ten natural remedies may help.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and is one of the most common diseases among the population. This is actually a real epidemic – about 95% of the population suffers from periodontal disease of some degree during their lifetime. The source of the infection is bacteria that inhabit the oral cavity, infect the teeth (plaque), hardened and become tartar.
Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling in the gum tissue, bleeding while brushing the teeth, tenderness or pain in the gums, a bad taste in the mouth, bad breath, formation of pus between the teeth and gums and more. Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Poorly-fitting bras can lead to everything from back pain to heartburn. Find out how to select the right bra for you..
Millions of women are wearing the wrong size bra, putting their health at risk in the process, experts have warned.
Latest figures show between 70-80 per cent of ladies are sporting the wrong size and many choose not to wear a sports bra while exercising.
Now physiotherapists are urging women to check their measurements before they buy and get a sports bra to help prevent discomfort and premature sagging that only surgery can reverse. Read more
Friday, March 20, 2015
If you’re having trouble getting to sleep at night, a simple way to de-stress could be performing this short yoga routine.
After a long, stressful day at the office, it can be challenging to relax in the evening. Some people turn to an alcoholic drink or two to unwind, but that can actually make it harder to get restful sleep. A vigorous workout can help ease stress, but if done too close to bedtime you may actually have some trouble falling asleep. Although some styles of yoga (such as vinyasa yoga with sun salutations) can be considered vigorous and should be avoided before bedtime, practicing a few gentle, relaxation-inducing postures, along with deep breathing, can help ready you for a good night’s sleep. Keep a yoga mat rolled up by your bedside, and spend about 20 minutes before bed performing these poses. Read more
Here's yet another example of why you should not blindly believe what experts and the authorities tell you: these eight foods were condemned as bad for you for decades, but it turns out that not only are they not bad for you, they're actually good for you.
One day you hear a particular food is good for you and the next you hear it is bad for you to eat. This leaves you wondering are these particular foods good to eat or not. Well, this article should help clear these questions up for you. Read more
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Who knew mushrooms could be made into tea, but it turns out that sipping mushroom tea has several health benefits.
There’s a new type of tea showing up at your health food store, and it’s not exactly plucked from leafy fields or served with crumpets: it’s mushroom.
Sipping fungi for health reasons has been done for thousands of years in the East, and recently Western wellness insiders have been brewing the earthy little, grow-in-the-dark spores for things like stress-reduction, immunity, and a long list of health benefits. (None of which are associated with the hallucinogenic variety that we know of, just FYI.) Read more
Friday, March 13, 2015
How many of these common medical myths do you believe?
Medical myths are a popular Listverse subject, and they’re highly relevant to everybody’s welfare. In this list, we will destroy yet another ten medical myths which, incredibly, have managed to stick around. They may even be influencing your perspectives—or jeopardizing your personal safety—right now. So read on: Read more
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Margaret Durst reveals how to repair your DNA naturally.
DNA is our cellular blueprint. It is part of our genetic makeup that controls how our cells reproduce. Much research has gone into proving that so called genetic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more are actually the result of damage to the cellular DNA that causes a defective reproduction of cells in the body, which over time leads to degenerative disease.
The research has shown that some DNA damage can be REPAIRED so that the gene responsible for expressing the disease is actually turned off. This is really good news. I wish I had learned it earlier in life. Read more
Friday, March 6, 2015
If you get shingles, C. Thomas Comber reveals how to eliminate the symptoms quickly and naturally.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a secondary outbreak of the chicken pox virus. It can happen decades after the original infection. It is usually less severe the second time. It may occur for people who have had either chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccination. It is often caused by the vaccine, and people who get the vaccine strain years after a vaccination get a much worse version of shingles. It is an opportunistic virus that will strike whenever the immune system is sufficiently impaired. Those who have never contracted chicken pox are at risk of contracting it from people with shingles. When it first occurs, shingles usually appears in circular patterns.
You Should Not Visit Your Doctor
Doctors will prescribe just about anything for shingles, except for something that actually works. Read more
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Do you have cardiovascular disease, or are you at risk due to lifestyle or family history? If so, you may want to consider taking the top ten supplements for heart health, recommended by Dr. Victor Marchione.
Give your heart health some attention! The heart is like your engine room, pumping nutrient-and-oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and beating 100,000 times a day. That’s almost 40 million times a year. So if you don’t treat your heart right, with daily activity, good food and exercise – and natural heart health supplements – you could be setting yourself up for trouble. Read more
Monday, March 2, 2015
Margaret Durst reveals natural remedies for arthritis you may not be aware of.
ARTHRITIS affects one in 7 people in America. Glucosamine, chondroitins and MSM are the most common natural remedies used 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
Friday, February 27, 2015
It isn't so much that nutrition research has made new discoveries, but that there was never any scientific evidence to support the low-fat diet in the first place.
As reported in the New York Times (2.20.15), a nutrition advisory panel that shapes U.S dietary advice eased some of the previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol, while at the same time recommending Americans lower their consumption of sugar.
Be still my beating heart. For many years, I have been writing and lecturing about the idiotic cholesterol and fat guidelines that the Powers-That-Be have been espousing. Over 30 years ago, we were told to eat less fat and cholesterol in order to lower our risk from dying from cardiovascular disease. During that same time we were encouraged to increase our consumption of carbohydrates in the form of grains and bakery products. We followed the Powers-That-Be’s advice and guess what? Our health has worsened. During the time we lowered our fat and cholesterol intake, we suffered with more obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Mandating that everybody put anything into their body is a bad idea.
Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.
A study of 98 per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the greatest fluoridation. Read more
Monday, February 23, 2015
Your dentist will call this a folk remedy, but what's wrong with that?
You can safely bleach your own teeth using a natural substance: oxygen. Simply rinse and gargle with oxygenated water, more commonly known as hydrogen peroxide, every time that you brush your teeth. In a matter of weeks, a tremendous change will be seen in the color of the teeth. The oxygen from hydrogen peroxide will safely bleach teeth white. If caught early enough, gargling with hydrogen peroxide can sometimes wipe-out a sore throat infection. Unlike fluoridated toothpastes, it can even be swallowed without the necessity of a visit to a hospital. Ingestion of low doses is actually good for the body. The main side effect is a reduced cancer risk. The ideal peroxide is 3% strength or weaker of food grade hydrogen peroxide. Normal hydrogen peroxide contains chemical stabilizers and other additives, which may get absorbed into the body. Read more
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Was the damage caused by the literally sickening official diet caused by arrogant incompetence or by design?
An 18-page U.S. dietary guideline issued in 1977 [US Gov’t Printing Office] that called for Americans to consume more sugar-producing carbohydrates from bread, rice and pasta and to limit intake of fat and cholesterol, in particular saturated fat, is suddenly being abandoned 37 years later. [Time Magazine Feb 9, 2015]
The realization that millions of Americans have been massively misled by food and nutrition experts comes without apologies from any group that represents modern medicine.
It’s not that newly understood food science has forced changes in fat intake guidelines. There was never ANY evidence to support the dietary recommendations issued in 1977! There was no evidence whatsoever that eating less fat would translate into fewer cases of heart disease or death. [Open Heart – British Medical Journal 2015] Read more
Friday, February 13, 2015
Hawthorn berry, asparagus, dandelion, and cinnamon can all help you maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Incorporate these herbs into your daily diet with the helpful advice from an expert herbalist.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We should be eating butter, lard, full-fat yogurt, full-fat milk, fatty cuts of meat, sausages, bacon, cheese, cream, and chocolate, according to new research..
New research claims that official warnings against the consumption of saturated fats should never have been introduced
The article in BMJ’s Open Heart journal argues that the advice was based on flawed data and “very limited evidence”. Read more
Monday, February 9, 2015
Drinking lemon water every morning is easy to do and has many benefits, says Amy Goodrich.
If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health. Read more