If you haven’t seen kvass at the grocery store, chances are you soon will. Already being produced in places like Brooklyn and Pennsylvania, kvass is quickly catching kombucha as the newest hot trend. Why? It’s probably due to its probiotic characteristics, which provide phenomenal health benefits! Read more
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Kvass is a fermented beverage that you may not have heard of, but it has many probiotic and cancer-fighting benefits.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Garlic is often called nature's best medicine. Here are seven health benefits.
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a plant used in cooking and medicine, best known for its distinctive flavor and aroma. While frequently used as a seasoning, garlic is technically a vegetable. A member of the Allium family, it’s a close relative of onions, shallots, leeks, and chives. The benefits of garlic don’t end with adding flavor to food, it’s a legitimate superfood that has been used for an astounding variety of medical applications for thousands of years. Read more
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Despite the pooh-poohing by establishment scientists, a link has been established between aluminum used to store food and Alzheimer's disease.
A link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease has long existed.
But many scientists says there is not enough evidence to blame the metal, used by thousands for everyday purposes to cook and store food.
However, Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, says his latest research confirms it does indeed play a role in cognitive decline. Read more
Monday, December 19, 2016
Emily Lunardo says doing this one thing will reduce your heart attack risk during the holidays.
Did you know that there is a higher risk of heart attacks during the winter months, especially near the holidays? It’s sad but true. There is generally an influx of heart attacks between the months of November and March, and if you already have some cardiovascular factors, your risk can increase during this time.
While the holidays are associated with a great deal of stress, we shouldn’t forget that it’s also a joyful time. Yes, we’re running around, but we get to catch up with family and friends. The problem here is, these get-togethers often involve eating too much food.
Many people dread the holiday season because they inevitably put on extra weight. Being overweight or obese is a heart attack risk factor, so if you want to protect your heart you should manage your weight. Read more
Friday, December 16, 2016
The medical establishment proclaimed for forty years without any evidence that fat was bad for you. Wrong! New research says that natural fats, such as in butter, cheese, and cream, PREVENT Type 2 diabetes and heart diseaser.
FAMILIES can enjoy high-fat foods this Christmas without fearing for their health after research overturned previously accepted wisdom.
Current dietary advice says foods containing high levels of saturated fats such as cream, butter, red meat, eggs and cheese should be avoided because they increase the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. Read more
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Peppermint tea not only tastes good, but also has health benefits, says Phyllis Bentley.
Peppermint is a plant, like all other mints. The plant was originally indigenous to Europe and the Middle East but is now cultivated in many regions all over the world.
Researchers recommend that everybody should drink peppermint tea. It has a pleasant, delicate flavor and serves as a refreshing beverage even if there’s no ailment that needs to be fixed and it is also excellent for your body and your mind.
Peppermint is great sources of manganese, copper and vitamin C. In addition, it has antioxidant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and carminative properties. Here are some of the many benefits you’ll enjoy with a cup of peppermint tea. Read more
Monday, December 12, 2016
Caught a cold? Dr. Sarah Brewer says you can be over it in 24 hours with these herbal remedies.
It’s that time of year when bugs are rife and we’re more sociable than ever – making a stinking cold almost inevitable.
So what can you do to stay snot-free throughout the party season?
And what’s the quickest way to get over the lurgy if it does strike?
Here, leading medical nutritionist Dr. Sarah Brewer, and author of Eat Well, Stay Well, reveals which of nature’s cold remedies are worth trying – and why… Read more
Friday, December 9, 2016
Do you have brain fog? Devon Andre reveals the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent it.
Brain fog isn’t a medically recognized condition but it is characterized by the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, lack of focus, and poor mental clarity. Patients describe brain fog as the inability to think clearly.
Brain fog can be associated with lifestyle factors or can develop as a side effect of a medical condition or medication. Determining the underlying cause of your brain fog is the first step towards treating it and thinking clearly once again. Brain fog has been commonly associated with fibromyalgia and menopause, for example. Read more
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Dr. Edward Group lists the best essential oils and their benefits.
Essential oils, also called volatile oils, are scented oils extracted from plants. Historically, they’ve been used in medicine, cosmetics, perfumes, food, and, more recently, aromatherapy. Essential oils are “essential” because they contain the “essence” of the plant, meaning the taste or odor. Read more
Monday, December 5, 2016
Can orgasms increase your fertility? Reaching climax may raise the chance of conceiving by 15 percent, according to a new study.
While male orgasms have a link to fertility, until now, female orgasms were considered to occur simply for pleasure.
But new research suggests female orgasms could play a key role in fertility.
The study suggests reaching climax could increase a woman's chance of conceiving by as much as 15 per cent. Read more
Friday, December 2, 2016
Onions are not only delicious, but they can also help you with numerous health conditions, from diabetes to hair loss to sinus relief.
Onions are native to Asia and The Middle East. Onion is the most cultivated species of the genus Allium, and the cultivation goes back to over 5000 years. It has also been used in traditional medicines since ancient times for its health promoting and curative properties.
The flavonoids in onion, which are responsible for many of the health benefits, are usually more concentrated in the outer layers of the bulb. To get the maximum benefit, try to peel as little of the outer skin as possible. Read more
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Mark Sisson explores twenty-fiver safer alternatives to store-bought cosmetics.
Two weeks ago, I introduced you to five cosmetics ingredients you should avoid. These are chemicals you’ll often find in things like shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, sunblocks, and makeups – you know, the stuff you’re covering yourself in everyday. Cosmetics manufacturers use these ingredients to improve their product’s ability to clean, moisturize, beautify, or improve an odor, but they often do lots of other bad stuff in the process. So the question is, do these products need these chemicals to work like we want them to, or are there alternative products that manage to use more natural and/or less harmful ingredients while still getting the job done? Indeed, there are, and today I’m going to share my findings with you. Read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola examines the six most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies and how to remedy them.
Eating a balanced whole-food diet, such as described in my nutrition plan, is a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition. It can be quite difficult to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet if you do not eat real food.
Unfortunately, even if you do eat well, how and where your food was grown can also influence your nutritional intake. Soil quality, for example, can significantly influence the levels of certain nutrients in your food, even if you eat organic. Read more
Monday, November 21, 2016
Applying castor oil to your hair and scalp once a week can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, says eidi Kristoffer.
Castor oil is one of the most effective essential oils to promote hair growth. If you have hair loss problem or just want your hair grow faster, apply a few drops of castor oil on your scalp and massage for some minutes when you washing hair. As it is a good source of omega-9 fatty acids, which nourishes the follicles and hair. It’s also high in triglycerides of unsaturated fats, which has ability to renew your hair. Read more
Friday, November 18, 2016
If you struggle with weight gain or infertility, cutting out ALL carbs may be the solution, says Kelly Hogan.
My mom never struggled with weight. She has always had an incredible figure, so she didn't really think about sugar or fat when she fed us kids. Like most parents in the '80s, it just wasn't on her radar, but it did start to affect me. By the end of middle school, I considered myself heavy. And while most people experience the freshman 15 in college, I gained more like the freshman 50.I tried every diet imaginable. I would starve myself down and then regain twice as much. I tried a diet of only pickles. I tried to see how many days I could go without eating solid food. I tried all kinds of nutty stuff. I also did regular things, like cutting calories and exercising, but I could never stay not-fat. Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thomas Corriher says some common surgeries are done more to make a profit than to benefit the patient. Find out which ones.
According to the World Health Organization, the United States is ranked 38th in life expectancy, indicating that its standard medical practices are inferior to Cuba, South Korea, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Singapore, and 31 other nations. The U.S. system of medicine is only slightly superior to the Czech Republic and Slovenia, despite the U.S. spending approximately 16% of its total expenditures every year for health-related expenses. Standard medicine in the U.S. is the world’s most expensive, and yet it is among the least safe. Read more
Monday, November 14, 2016
Drinking beet juice can make you run faster, help the elderly climb the stairs, and give competitors an advantage in sports.
Eating beetroot can make you run faster, a study has found.
The purple vegetable was found to boost sprint times over 20 metres by 2 per cent.
While this may not sound much it is enough to give people an advantage in sports.
It may also be of use to old people who need to get a boost to get up the stairs, or run for the bus, researchers said. Read more
Friday, November 11, 2016
The indoor lifestyle is a recipe for disaster. You need sunlight everywhere you can get it, says Ryan Banister.
With the apparent elimination of rickets at the turn of 20th century, following the discovery of the role that vitamin D plays in the elimination of this disease, most may think that vitamin D deficiency is a problem of the past. While vitamin D deficiency is not often found in North America, insufficiency is still very common. This should not be surprising, being that there has been an unprecedented increase of indoor computer use as social media and remote-access work continue to rise in popularity. The acclimatization of modern people to a lifestyle that is primarily indoors is a recipe for disaster when considering the importance of vitamin D and bone health. The following will discuss some of the major reasons why you need as much sunlight exposure as you can obtain within reasonable limits and how you can remove the primary obstacles that could be in your way. Read more
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola says that onions are a powerful anti-cancer food, and the stronger the flavor, the better.
If you’re interested in using food to lower your risk of cancer, remember to eat lots of onions. Research shows that people with the highest consumption of onions (as well as other allium vegetables) have a lower risk of several types of cancer, including: Read more
Monday, November 7, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
A study reveals how lack of sleep leaves us wanting to eat more throughout the day.
People who do not get enough sleep at night are more likely to overeat during the day, scientists have found.
British researchers discovered sleep deprivation can be linked to taking on an extra 385 calories a day – enough to pile on the pounds – as people ate more fatty food and protein.
Even though they spent more time awake, they did no more physical activity than people who had a full night’s sleep and so did not burn up any more calories Read more
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Sex is better for your memory than Sudoku according to health expert Delia McCabe.
Sex has the reputation for being a great form of exercise - a lively session between the sheets is roughly equivalent to 20 minutes of doubles tennis or walking uphill, 33 minutes of golf on a driving range, 40 minutes of yoga or 19 minutes of light rowing.
And research is now showing that sex provides a ’triple-whammy’ of benefits by combining a workout for the heart and lungs, the release of hormones that could lower stress and the production of new brain cells. Read more
Monday, October 31, 2016
A study found that frankincense essential oil was superior to chemotherapy in destroying cancer cells.
What is frankincense?
Frankincense is a fragrant plant resin that comes from the Boswelllia sacra tree found across Africa and the Arabian peninsula. It’s been used for centuries as a folk medicine, largely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease-causing inflammation, boost immunity, and prevent dangerous infections. Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016
Dr. Victor Marchione reveals the best natural remedies for a healthy heart.
Preventing heart diseases should be America’s top concern when it comes to our health. That doesn’t mean turning to medication for a magic fix, but looking at natural remedies for a healthy heart. And that comes down to lifestyle, making good choices and developing the right habits. Read more
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
If your dentist still uses mercury fillings, you may want to find a new one. Dr. David Brownstein says mercury is so toxic that it should be banned in dentistry.
(I am sorry that I have been lax at posting new articles here. What is my excuse? I have been finishing up a new book–book number 14– and I hope to go to print this week. Later this week, I will send you more information about this project.)
I honestly can’t believe I am still writing about this topic. Why anyone could think that mercury, one of the most toxic substances known to mankind, is safe to use as a dental filling is beyond ridiculous. Read more
Monday, October 24, 2016
Diet Coke Won't stop you from getting diabetes: Two glasses of calorie-free drinks a day doubles the risk.
Many of us have ditched our favourite sugary drinks for their diet alternative in a bid to boost our health and keep off the pounds.
But it seems that diet drinks can be just as bad for you, according to a study. Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016
Eating a cup of mushrooms daily has four major benefits, says Twain Yobra.
There are over 140,000 species of mushrooms, and some have strong medicinal properties. Numerous health benefits have been discovered in the 100 species of mushrooms that have been studied.
Make sure you eat organic mushrooms because they can be harmful when grown in bad environment. Note that mushrooms have more health benefits than the ones listed below. For instance, mushrooms have been proven to enhance weight loss.
Here are 4 major benefits you’ll experience if you eat mushrooms regularly. You can eat them fresh or substitute them with meat when making a burger. Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
If you want a good night's sleep, it's time to throw out the rule book, according to David Beckham's sleep coach.
For the past 30 years, I’ve dedicated my life to sleep. I’ve been teaching sports stars from David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo to Victoria Pendleton and Laura Trott how to get the most out of their sleep.
What I’ve discovered is that much of the talk about sleep is nonsense. The secrets of waking up feeling rested don’t lie in spending as much as you can afford on a mattress or in trying to get eight hours a night.
In fact, if you really want a good night’s sleep — and who doesn’t? — it’s time to throw out the rule book and start again.
My top tips might sound contrary to common sense, but they’re the best you’ll ever hear… Read more
Monday, October 17, 2016
A study has found that women who regularly consume artificial sweeteners reduce their chance of getting pregnant and increased the chance of birth defects.
Diet drinks may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant during IVF, a study suggests.
Would-be mothers who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said.
While it is widely believed taking artificial sweeteners is healthier than taking sugar, both options raised the risk of an embryo being found to have at least one deformity. Read more
Friday, October 14, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals fourteen practical reasons to keep a bottle of castor oil at home.
Many of you are probably familiar with castor oil as the go-to concoction that old-time healers recommend for a wide range of ailments — from constipation to colds and fever, and even as treatment against parasitical worms.1 Castor oil is claimed to be one of the best remedies there is.
I have previously written about the mysteries — and potential health uses — of castor oil, and despite having minimal research backing up its potential medicinal effects, I do believe that there are notable benefits from using this versatile oil.
It’s one of the most well-known natural remedies with a long enough history to at least warrant greater scientific exploration — nevertheless, a little careful at-home experimentation before using it wouldn’t hurt. Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Epsom salts is a cheap, old-fashioned remedy, but it still has plenty of uses today, according to Gaye Levy..
Over the years, I have learned that superstars of preparedness are those items that serve multiple purposes. In many cases, these are common, everyday items that we already have on hand. Not only that, many of these multi-taskers are budget friendly and available everywhere. Some good examples include vinegar, salt, honey, duct tape, coffee filters, and even microfiber cloths.
There is one preparedness multi-tasker whose list of uses is so diverse that you will wonder why you had not thought of stockpiling it previously. I am referring to old fashioned Epsom salts. Read more
Friday, October 7, 2016
Although the claim that 30,000 people die from the flu each year in the U.S. is a lie, flu is still a miserable experience. Have these three natural remedies on hand in case you do come down with a case.
In the September 16, 2016 Parade Magazine there was an article on “Boost your Flu IQ”. While the article had some good points such as reduce the amount of times you touch your face and to thoroughly dry your hands after washing, it was the number one thing they stated “You should do to prevent the flu” that as a nutrition professional I beg to differ with.
Dr. Grohskopf, a medical officer in the Influenza Division of the CDC said “getting the flu shot is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself against the flu and prevent its spread” She went on to say that if you do get the flu, your symptoms “could be” less severe Read more
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Researchers found that just two cups of coffee daily cuts the risk of developing dementia by 36 percent.
It's tasty, warm and gives you a much needed energy boost - just about everybody loves a cup of coffee.
But now scientists claim the hot drink is more than just an enjoyable treat, it can actually help to prevent the onslaught of dementia. Read more
Monday, October 3, 2016
Dr. Joesph Mercola shares fifteen reasons to use coconut oil.
While multiple companies manufacture and market “new and improved” FMCGs — fast- moving consumer goods — that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak.
Coconut oil has a pleasant scent, and besides being very economical, it’s an amazingly versatile and therapeutic substance. Since the mid-1990s, roughly, coconut oil for a number of applications, such as cleansing, deodorizing and healing, has been growing in the larger population. Read more
Friday, September 30, 2016
Dry eyes, often related to aging, are not only irritating, but also affect your vision. These seven tips can help prevent the condition.
Aging affects all parts of our body in one way or another – including our vision and eye health. One common condition many seniors experience is known as dry eye, and it can result from allergies, air pollution, weather conditions, and of course, aging. Most common among women during menopause, dry eye is an irritating condition that can really take a toll on your daily life.
It’s important then that you keep your eyes lubricated to prevent dryness. Here are seven tricks to keep your eyes happy. Read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Can deodorants cause cancer? A study claims that aluminium salts may trigger the development of tumors.
Women who regularly use deodorants containing aluminium salts could be at greater risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has claimed.
Swiss researchers argue long-term exposure to aluminium chloride can trigger the development of tumours which spread to other parts of the body. Read more
Monday, September 26, 2016
Take advantage of apple cider vinegar's many health benefits by using these ten simple apple cider vinegar remedies.
Apple cider vinegar has been widely used for thousands of years. It becomes more and more popular for good reason, this fermented food contains more than 90 different nutrients, some remarkable ones are including: Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Turmeric is being hailed as new superfood that will cure everything from heartburn to food poisoning.
Turmeric was once nothing more than a spice in the cupboard you might add to the occasional curry. Yet it's being hailed as the new superfood that will cure everything from heartburn to food poisoning.
I am not normally won over by such claims about specific foods, but there is something potentially persuasive about this humble spice. Read more
Monday, September 19, 2016
Geary Andrew reveals eight reasons that you should drink ginger juice in the morning and includes a recipe.
Ginger is a herb but is often known as a spice, with a strong distinct flavor that can increase the production of saliva. It has been a staple for Chinese medicine for more than 2,500 years. It is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. Ginger juice contains essential oil called gingerols that give ginger its strong zingy aroma and pungent flavour. It has anti-nausea, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties that can do wonders for our health. Read more
Friday, September 16, 2016
Emily Lunardo reveals how Hillary Clinton might have prevented contracting pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a preventable condition, but you need a strong immune system to resist the infection. Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung tissue caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. It may be contagious if caused by an infectious microbe. But if it is caused by chemical fumes or other poisons, then it is not contagious. Read more
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Scientists at the American Chemical Society discovered that the compounds capsaicin, from chili peppers, and 6-gingerol from ginger, cut the risk of cancer.
If you’re one to shy away from the vindaloo, classing yourself as more of a korma-kinda kid, it may be time to man up.
New evidence suggests eating chilli and ginger together could help prevent cancer.
Eating chilli, combined with ginger, can protect against cancer, a new study has revealed. Read more
Monday, September 12, 2016
Dr. Victor Marchione reveals five ways to improve your night vision.
For many people, especially older people, the beauty of nighttime is getting obscured by a condition called nyctalopia, more commonly referred to as night blindness. Not only can these people not appreciate the beauty of the night, they cannot easily do their regular day-to-day activities like reading, knitting, driving, or even walking at night.
When you go for a regular eye test, your eyesight is checked in good light. In most cases (if not all), the optometrist does not test for night blindness. This is not an ideal practice, considering night blindness can lead to many other health complications. Read more
Thursday, September 8, 2016
According to a new study, exercise can undo the harm caused by drinking.
A major new study by University College London has shown that regular exercise can reduce the chance of cancer and heart disease in people who drink regularly. Read more
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Jenny Sugar shares some fitness tips for women with large breasts.
A good friend of mine was talking about trying to lose weight, and I suggested we go for a run together. She shook her head and pointed to her chest. "Not with these girls," she said. I realized that many women swear off running and working out because they're well-endowed. Being full on top shouldn't stop you from anything, so here are some tips. Read more
Friday, September 2, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals what toxins may be in your toothpaste and why they should be avoided.
Over the course of a lifetime, the average American uses about 20 gallons of toothpaste,1 and even though you don’t swallow it, chemicals in the toothpaste can make their way into your bloodstream, courtesy of the fact that your mouth has an absorption efficiency rate of more than 90 percent.2
With this in mind, it’s well worth considering what you’re brushing your teeth with on a daily basis. Many popular brands contain highly questionable ingredients that are best avoided for long-term health. Read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A new study has shown that just eight weeks of eating lie a cave man dramatically cuts blockages in the arteries.
The Paleo diet could cut your risk of a heart attack in just eight weeks, new research claims.
Within two months of living off food that a cave man could eat, participants in a new clinical study saw a dramatic improvement in their health. Read more
Monday, August 29, 2016
Dr. Edward Group shares three health benefits of elderberries.
Elderberry, scientific name Sambucus nigra, comes from the elder tree, which is native to Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. It also grows across the United States and Canada. Many cultures have appreciated and relied on the elder tree for everything from musical instruments to food and medicine. In medieval Europe, the elder tree was revered as holy and reputed to have health-preserving and restorative properties. For centuries, folk remedies in the form of teas, poultices, creams, and salves have all been produced from the elderberry and used to encourage good health, alleviate respiratory distress, and soothe irritated skin. Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016
Bianca London reveals the incredible things you can do with a jar of Vaseline.
If you waste hundreds of pounds on bizarre lotions and potions to bolster your beauty regime, you may want to cast your eyes over these hacks.
The humble pot of Vaseline, which costs just over £1, may be better-known for its lip soothing ability but it actually has a multitude of little-known uses.
From making perfume last longer to helping remove nail varnish, we've rounded up the weird and wonderful ways you can use the cheap jelly. Read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
If you have to sit all day because of your job, Julie Fidler reveals how to undo the damage that sitting causes.
Sitting for long periods is bad for you – this isn’t anything you probably don’t already know. But a leading cardiologists’ group warns that even if you exercise, spending too much time on your tush still takes a major toll on your heart. 
Let me be specific: you can’t just exercise a couple of times a week and expect to make up for 5 straight days of sitting, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) panel. Read more
Monday, August 22, 2016
Geary Andrew says magnesium oil can be used to treat migraines, balance hormones, and more, and if you can't find it at your health food store, he gives a recipe to make your own..
It is estimated that 90% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is also depleted from our bodies when we are under stress, experience anxiety or have a lack of sleep. Ocean water is very rich in magnesium, but it is not possible to swim daily in the ocean? Magnesium has a role in the synthesis of essential molecules like DNA, RNA and proteins. Magnesium has long been called a miracle mineral, because it is so critical to our overall health. Read more
Friday, August 19, 2016
The water filters that you buy at the store are better than nothing, but none of them remove fluoride. In fact, some of them think that's a selling point. Here are four ways to ensure that you are not drinking fluoride and other harmful chemicals.
70% of the country’s water supply now has fluoride added to it. We are all aware of the dangers and long-term health effects that lurk in fluoridated water: cancer, infertility, thyroid disease, immune system issues and increased cholesterol levels. To add insult to injury, there are more than 300 additional pollutants and chemicals found in your tap water. More than half of which are not subject to health regulations and can legally be present in any amount. While there are standards in place for the maximum amount of contaminants allowed in water, none of these levels are at zero. Read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Dr. Edward Groups says that mustard seed is not only an herb, but also a powerful superfood.
Mustard seeds may not look like anything special but they are actually loaded with nutrients and can be exceptionally beneficial for the human body. Mustard seeds are important for a variety of reasons and it’s used all across the globe for a variety of purposes – many of which are related directly to health and wellness. Read more
Monday, August 15, 2016
Libby Weaver is the health expert Hugh Jackman called "a one stop shop" for well-being. In her new book, she reveals the underlying factors that sabotage weight loss.
When Libby Weaver was studying dietetics and later biochemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia it was the late 90s and the prevailing wisdom on weight gain and loss was calories in, calories out. Then she started practicing in the real world and found clients running marathons or calorie counting obsessively would be gaining rather than losing weight. 13 years and hundreds of clients later the woman Hugh Jackman called ‘a one-stop shop in achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing’ is convinced there are lesser known but powerful reasons people can’t lose weight. Read more
Friday, August 12, 2016
Will cockroach milk be the next superfood touted by the health gurus?
When you think of superfoods, you probably think of pomegranates, pickles, kombucha, turmeric … most of that good stuff. But that if someone suggested to you that milk from a big, disgusting insect most people try to kill was the source of the next big superfood? Read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Increase a Cup Size in 30 Days with Breast Massage to find out why you should.) You can increase its effectiveness by adding acupressure to your breast massage. Acupressure is like acupuncture without the needles. Manual pressure is used instead to apply pressure on specific points on the body.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Lizzie Bennett reveals the benefits of rose hips syrup and includes a video about how to make your own.
A couple of decades ago it was the norm to give children a spoon of rose hip syrup to top up their vitamin levels and ward off colds. Then, almost overnight rose hip syrup vanished from the shelves due to the outcry that it was too sweet and damaging children’s teeth.
Admittedly it is sweet, very sweet, but the damage came from ill informed parents dipping pacifiers into the concentrated juice to soothe their little ones off to sleep.
Now, years later rose hip syrup re-appeared on pharmacy shelves. It was re-branded and was not as you would expect in the childrens or vitamin sections of the pharmacy. No, it was in with the highly expensive supplements section lauded as a major step forward in the treatment of arthritis. Read more
Friday, August 5, 2016
Aside from eating less, boosting your metabolism is how people are able to weight. These seven herbs are the best to take to boost metabolism to help you lose weight.
Natural ways make your weight loss program a little bit easier and there are herbal plants that have positive effects to stimulate your metabolism and aid in weight loss. Along with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise, these weight loss herbs boost weight loss effectively: Read more
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A review of the scientific evidence indicates that flossing the teeth does little good and could even be harmful.
Time and time again dentists tell us to floss to protect our teeth.
In fact, there is little proof flossing actually works, an investigation has revealed.
A review of the latest evidence showed the idea that floss can clean teeth or protect the gums is 'weak' and 'inconclusive'.
In fact, other studies show it can actually damage health, causing harmful bacteria to dislodge from in between the teeth and enter into the bloodstream. Read more
Monday, August 1, 2016
A new study suggests that cinnamon could increase the ability to learn.
Beginning a new semester or school year at high school or a university may be exciting, or it may be filled with stress, which is likely to increase as assessments pile up. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help with learning ability, and a new study shows that cinnamon may be one of them. Read more
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Coconut oil is a nutritious food, but here are six ways to use coconut oil to achieve natural beauty.
Coconut oil is everywhere—you’ve probably read about its uses in lifestyle magazines, in recipes and in holistic medicine articles. You might already know that coconut oil is an antifungal great for curing athlete’s foot and for use in treating head lice, but what you might not be aware of is how many of your most expensive luxury products can be completely replaced with this miracle oil. The Beauty Industry spends billions in advertising dollars to promote products they want you to believe are specially formulated and scientifically proven. In fact, coconut oil is not only an affordable alternative, it’s better for your health and safety than most chemical-laden beauty products. Read more
Monday, July 25, 2016
Although corrective lenses can improve defective vision, wouldn't it be better not to need them? Here are three ways to improve your vision naturally.
As the dirty secrets behind Westernized medicine continue to be revealed (1, 2, and 3), more people are turning towards naturopathic and traditional Eastern medicine. Personally, I put high importance on my diet and use essential oils and other natural remedies regularly.
However, I wear eyeglasses and have never given any thought to alternative treatments for my near-sightedness. Glasses have the same Band-Aid effect that pharmaceuticals do; they’re a quick fix and don’t solve the underlying problem. Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
Can pomegranates really add years to your life - and fight cancer?
They're the trendy fruit that are the latest must-have ingredient for salads and juices, even cocktails. But could pomegranates help you live longer, too?
Last week, Swiss scientists suggested that the Middle Eastern fruit may strengthen ageing muscles and add years to your life.
This is down to chemicals called ellagitannins, which are found in high levels in the fruit.
Our gut bacteria turn these chemicals into a compound called urolithin A, which helps keep the mitochondria (tiny battery packs that power the body’s cells) charged. Read more
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Frankincense oil can aid in natural skin care, says Dr. Edward Group.
Frankincense is a special sap from the Boswellia tree and it’s had a wide array of cultural applications for over 5000 years. Boswellia trees are hardy trees that yield the valuable resin when the bark is “striped”, or slashed open. It’s a process that’s done by hand to ensure the highest quality resin. Frankincense originated in Africa, India, and the Middle East, with most of the supply coming from the nation of Oman. Trade grew extensive and frankincense eventually became so prized that it was one of the three gifts presented in the Christian Nativity story. Read more
Monday, July 18, 2016
Cinnamon not only tastes delicious, but it also may make you smarter, according to a new study.
It's long been sprinkled on bowls of porridge and added to bread for tasty toast.
And now scientists claim cinnamon could actually make us smarter by improving our understanding.
A study has found slow learners who consumed the household spice could process new information quicker by affecting proteins in the brain. Read more
Friday, July 15, 2016
Do you believe any of these five health myths - or all of them?
Every year, the scientific community reveals exciting new information about what is and isn't good for our health. But some of the most prevalent, obvious "facts" about how to live a fit lifestyle are actually myths, spread via misinterpretation or marketing departments until they become part of the vernacular. Below, we've traced the origins of five major health fallacies. Read more
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
For almost forty years, the medical establishment demonized dietary fat and claimed that a low-fat diet was the key to good health, particularly heart health. Of course, our ancestors knew better and recently the scientific evidence caught up with their folk wisdom. If you find it hard to accept that the "scientific consensus" could be so wrong for so long, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how and why good fats are essential for heart health.
Omega-3 fats — specifically EPA and DHA — are essential to your overall health, including your heart health.
A recent analysis of 19 studies confirms that regular consumption of fish and other omega-3 rich foods, including certain plant-based sources, may lower your risk of a fatal heart attack (myocardial infarction) by about 10 percent.1,2,3
This effect held true even after accounting for confounding factors like age, sex, ethnicity, diabetes and use of aspirin or cholesterol-lowering drugs Read more
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ditch the painkillers and learn how to EAT your pain away in seven simple steps.
Achy joints, dreadful migraines, chronic back pain, toothache, stomach cramps, eye strain… the list goes on.
We are all struck by some sort of ache and pain at some point in our lives.
And for most of us, the natural reaction can be to reach for the painkillers.
But, have you ever stopped to think about why pain actually occurs, and if there is anything you can do to curb it, other than popping pills? Read more
Friday, July 8, 2016
Diabetes may be a chronic condition, but it is not incurable. These seven herbs and spices can be used to reverse it.
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is one of the most dreadful diseases in the world today. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. When you get diabetes, it means that either there is no insulin produced in your body (type 1 diabetes) or there is not enough insulin or the hormone is not used well (type 2 diabetes). Most people don’t even know they have it until they start to suspect it based on symptoms they may be having.
Herbs and spices can help diabetics keep blood sugar levels on the normal level, particularly if a healthy body weight is maintained. Here are the best spices and herbs you can add to your diet plan. Read more
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
A study based on 45,000 patients globally found that Eating plenty of oily fish, nuts, and seeds lowers the chances of dying from a heart attack.
Eating a diet rich in oily fish, nuts and seeds cut the chances of dying from a heart attack by up to 10 per cent, researchers have found.
Fish such as salmon and mackerel contain high levels of omega-3 acids while walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and vegetable oils are full of the plant-based equivalent.
Researchers from around the world joined together to form the Fatty acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE).
They pooled findings from a number of large studies measuring blood or tissue levels of omega-3 in relation to heart disease over time. Read more
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Bob Beck Protocol is a natural health method that has been used for twenty years. So many people say that they have benefited from the Beck Protocol that it's worth considering if you have a health problem that hasn't responded to medical treatment.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Dr. Edward Group reveals the health benefits of American ginseng.
Many people associate ginseng with regions in Asia, but there are actually several types of ginseng and a few of them grow in other areas of the world. One of my favorites, Panax quinquefolius, also known as American ginseng, has actually been enjoyed by Native Americans for centuries as a way to support energy, fertility, and digestion. The long, solid track record has prompted many people to add a ginseng supplement to their diet. Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
One way to have fabulous skin is to eat more good fats, says Pamela Bofferding. By the way, if you still believe in the thoroughly discredited low-fat diet, you should know that fat is good for you.
Sometimes it’s not what you put on your body that makes the most difference, it’s what you put inside it. Fat has gotten a bad reputation, but it’s time to reconsider. Fats help keep your skin supple and soft, they ward off fine lines and wrinkles, and they give you a glow. Of course, you can’t just eat a box of Krispy Kremes and call it a day—when it comes to having great skin, not all fats are created equally. Read more
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Joe Martino reveals how to naturally clear clogged sinuses in one minute.
Having clogged sinuses isn’t fun. You can’t breath, you can’t smell, it can hurt, and it changes your voice entirely. Finding relief when you have clogged sinuses is usually like finding a million dollars on the ground — it’s amazing! Read more
Friday, June 17, 2016
Big Pharma is not going to like this: New research has found that high cholesterol does not cause heart disease, so treating it with statins a waste of time (not to mention expensive and potentially dangerous).
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.
A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease. Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
If you are lacking any of these ten nutrients in your diet, it could cause symptoms you may be suffering from. Find out what they are how to get them from food.
For those of us who live busy lives it’s easy to just grab a coffee on our way to work, a bagel in our lunch break and an unhealthy dinner on the way home.
But how does lack of variation in your diet affect your health?
A poor diet can lead to a range of nutritional deficiencies – which present themselves in various ways. Read more
Monday, June 13, 2016
A Japanese study found that omega-3 fatty acids can turns fat-storing cells into fat-burning cells.
Losing weight is often associated with eating less of certain foods, but a relatively recent study shows that people who add more omega-3s to their diet may shed more calories.
Researchers in Japan found that oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids turned “bad” fat cells into healthy ones that burn calories. That’s great news for people who are in their 40s and older, as “good” fat cells start to decrease around middle-age.
The findings may explain why people who eat a Japanese or Mediterranean diet rich in fish generally lead longer, leaner lives. Read more
Friday, June 10, 2016
Among the many benefits of coconut oil is that it helps with weight loss, says Jennifer Lea Reynolds
It’s estimated that over one-third of United States adults are obese, an often preventable issue that’s linked to some serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Many of these adults — maybe even you — are attempting to lose their excess weight; even those who fall into the “overweight” category or have a mere 5 pounds to lose are no stranger to trying to shed pounds.
Enter coconut oil. Sure, it’s been the center of debate; some argue that it increases the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels, while others maintain that it doesn’t cause these levels to spike at all. From much of the information that exists, more seems to favor the latter point. In fact, coconut oil is comprised of approximately 50% lauric acid, something that helps prevent heart problems, high cholesterol and hypertension — all things that can be experienced especially when you’re carrying excess weight.
Furthermore, the oil has been found to help people lose weight. Read more
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
When you want to get in the mood for love, these are the best (and worst) goods to eat.
There are certain foods in history that are known for their (somewhat) sexual qualities. These aphrodisiac foods make sense for the most part, but let’s face it — some of them just aren’t very sexy to eat. We aren’t JUST talking whipped cream and flavored lube here, people.
We decided to compile a list of some of the aphrodisiacs and rank them in order from BEST to WORST: Read more
Friday, June 3, 2016
You'll go bananas over this natural sleep remedy, says Pamela Bofferding.
We live in a world of constant stimulation: light from laptops and iPhones, noise pollution, and the stress of being so very connected all of the time. As well, insomnia could be caused by environmental influences. Luckily, there are lots of natural remedies, and if you are anything like myself, you have tried all of them. I’ve had success with melatonin, chamomile tea, valerian root, and even just a cup of nice, warm milk. But I’m always happy to add to my sleep remedy arsenal, so when I read about a banana and cinnamon tea meant to help you sleep, it sounded right up my alley. Read more
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Long-term vegetarian diets change human DNA and raise the risk of cancer and heart disease, say scientists .
Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.
Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation. Read more
Friday, May 27, 2016
Here's another example of the "scientific consensus" being wrong: A new study found that eating too little salt could increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This would not have surprised our ancestors, just as the recent findings that low-fat diets are unhealthy would not have.
It has long been held that a diet high in salt is dangerous to the heart, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke.
But, in a dramatic U-turn, the scientific evidence has suggested the opposite can also be true.
A global study has found that contrary to past belief, low-salt diets may not be beneficial.
Rather, they can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death, compared with average salt consumption. Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Eye yoga, which involves stretching, blinking, and warming the eyes regularly, may help to promote better vision
Before starting a workout, I stretch - as one must. I sit and close my eyes, then open them and move my eyeballs up and down and side to side. After a few minutes, I pop my hands over my face. That's my exercise done. The day can begin.
Sound a bit odd? Not as much as you might think. I'm tapping into a new trend for working out the eyes, known as eye yoga.
Potential benefits are said to be incredible. It is believed to relieve eye dryness, eye strain - suffered by up to 90 per cent of computer users - and alleviate the itchiness of hay fever. Some suggest workouts can improve long or short-sightedness - though experts do not age. Read more.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Combat anxiety with this simple breathing technique that claims to calm you down in SECONDS.
Whether it’s the thought of giving a presentation at an important office meeting or getting frustrated sat in a queue of traffic, stress has become an unwelcome part of every day life.
As the heart races, nerves tremble and palms of the hands become increasingly sweaty, increasing anxieties can result in a full-blown panic attack.
But a simple breathing technique could help calm the nerves in seconds – by ‘fooling’ the body into thinking it is relaxed. Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Niacin is a key nutrient for health hearts, minds, and skin, says Thomas Corriher.
The need for niacin (vitamin B-3) is often marginalized, even amongst the health conscious. Multivitamins and B-complex supplements typically contain only negligible amounts of it. Although ensuring an adequate intake of niacin should be paramount considering that about one out of every three people die from heart disease in the industrialized world, and clinical depression effects about one in every ten adults.
Niacin is an essential nutrient that we typically do not get enough of through our diets, due to depleted soils and processed foods. It is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, and nuts. Niacin is vital for the proper digestion of foods, as well as maintaining nerve health and repair. It likewise maintains healthy skin. Read more
Saturday, May 14, 2016
A new study has found that even one beer a day can reduce the risk of heart attack by a quarter.
On a sunny day, there is nothing as delicious as a cool, crisp beer.
And drinking a pint a day is good for the heart, a study has found.
While binge drinking is known to harm our health, moderate consumption reduces the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases by a quarter, researchers discovered.
The team, from the IRCCS Mediterranean Neurological Institute, Pozzilli, said the alcohol and other chemicals in the drink reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and artery disease. Read more
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
If you want to have flawless skin - and who doesn't - you may need to add these nutrients to your skin care regime, experts say.
While you may be getting enough vitamins from your fruit and vegetables, you may not know the benefits of having these nutrients in your skincare regime.
Experts say that it is essential to feed your skin in order to get a healthy glow.
Knowing what vitamins to look out for when choosing skincare products could make your beauty routine more effective. Read more
Friday, May 6, 2016
Everyone has heard of aloe vera, but Dr. Edward Group reveals ten uses for the plant that you may not have heard of.
Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, has been a staple for thousands of years in many cultures around the world. Today, it’s used in lotions, ointments, creams, sunburn remedies, and cosmetics, among other things. Traditional uses for aloe vera include soothing burns, moisturizing skin, and healing small wounds. Many people even apply it to reduce the appearance of acne. Aloe vera offers a wide range of nutritional benefits that support more than just skin health. Let’s take a look at some other uses you may not know about. Read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A new study suggests that eating more garlic can improve a man's sex life.
I love eating garlic. I love having sex with my wife.
But I never imagined that a lot of the first might get me more of the second.
In one study from Prague, women rated the odor of guys who gobbled garlic as more attractive and pleasant and less intense than that of men who ate none. Read more
Monday, May 2, 2016
Without any other dietary change, cutting sugar improves children's health in just ten days, according to a new study.
Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that cutting added sugar in children’s diets can improve their overall health incredibly quickly. Read more
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Essential oils have many uses in home health care. Here are five that every medicine cabinet should contain.
When most people think of essential oils, they often think of using them in perfumes and in diffusers for the pleasant fragrances they offer. But essential oils impress in ways that go well beyond the olfactory senses . These oils pack the healing energy of plants and can be powerful allies for those interested in preserving or restoring their health. Unlike many commonly used drugs and medications, these oils bring no unwelcome side effects and won’t add to your body’s toxic load or put additional stress on your liver. Here are five oils that belong in every first aid kit: Read more
Monday, April 25, 2016
Are you brushing your teeth all wrong? Experts give a 6-step guide to brushing your teeth effectively.
There is nothing as beautiful as a shiny white smile.
Yet many of us fail to give our teeth the attention they deserve – or are unwittingly brushing our them in the wrong way.
Failing to do this properly can lead to a build-up of plaque – which causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease.
And gum disease – known as gingivitis to dentists – has been linked with other health issues including heart problems, kidney disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
You can heal cavities and reverse tooth decay naturally, says Alexa Erickson.
In Western medicine, the majority of us have come to accept that, when we are told we have a cavity, there is no other option except to let it continue to decay or get your tooth drilled out and filled with synthetic material. But if you are among the many who have grown skeptic of the single story our medical system offers, you will be happy to find that, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, you may be able to reverse cavities and tooth decay with your diet (1). Read more
Monday, April 18, 2016
Alex Jordon explains why you should drink this turmeric and cayenne pepper tea every day.
Turmeric is a true superfood that with tons of amazing health benefits, while the active ingredient of it-curcumin isn’t easy to be absorbed by your body, it means turmeric had low bioavailability. “Bioavailability refers to the extent to and rate at which the active moiety (drug or metabolite) enters systemic circulation, thereby accessing the site of action.” Explained by the Merck manual.
This character of turmeric has been proven by several studies: Read more
Friday, April 15, 2016
Many people have the experience of losing weight, but gaining it back again. A new study suggests that the way to avoid that is to continue your diet for one year.
Perseverance pays off when it comes to diets, a study has found.
The breakthrough research suggests people may just have to stick their diet out for a year to keep weight off permanently, The Times reported.
It suggests that keeping to new habits in the long term change the body’s chemical make-up, allowing the new weight to be maintained. Read more
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The saying, if it's too good to be true, it probably is, certainly applies to the artificial sweetener aspartame. Although it doesn't have any calories, it has plenty of other negatives that you don't want.
You’ve surely heard of aspartame. In our restaurants and in our homes, it’s a controversial ingredient that some shrug their shoulders at, others angrily defend, and many wholeheartedly oppose.
In America’s war against obesity, consumers have become more than just health conscious; they are demanding low-calorie alternatives to their favourite foods to ensure they don’t pack on the pounds even when choosing to indulge. The market’s desire for these products has grown exponentially, making it more and more acceptable for restaurants and brands to offer lower calorie meal and drink options, and for people to take advantage of them, too. Read more
Monday, April 11, 2016
Margaret Durst reveals natural ways to care for your kidneys and bladder.
KIDNEYS are the organs that maintain our water balance and help manage the pH of our bodies. While we generally think of kidneys as organs that get rid of water, they actually conserve water by filtering waste products into urine while returning the rest to the blood stream. Approximately 100 quarts of liquid are filtered through the kidneys daily with only 1½ quarts passing out of the body as urine.
High protein diets are hard on the kidneys. URIC ACID, a by-product of protein metabolism, must be eliminated by the kidneys. If too much protein is consumed, the kidneys get overloaded with waste which can result in high blood pressure, joint problems, and fluid retention. Many of the herbs used for kidney conditions help to neutralize uric acid so that it can be eliminated. Read more
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
When you're feeling under the weather, Arricca SanSone says try one of these tried-and-true cures.
Your grandma didn't have the Internet to search for cures when her family was sick, but she did have a lot of home-grown knowledge. "Not all of Grandma's remedies were successful or are recommended nowadays," says Kris Deeter, MD, FAAP, a pediatric intensivist at Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. "But many have been studied and proven useful in offering relief for common health conditions."
Try these home remedies Grandma may have used next time you're under the weather: Read more
Monday, April 4, 2016
Not only can the immune system be trained to naturally fight cancer, says Gary Barnes, but the idea is not even new.
Cancer is a devastating disease with roots in genetics, diet, environmental surroundings and sometimes what some see as random chaos. But another villain may also be at the helm when it comes to spreading cancer: the very ones who claim to be preventing it. Chemotherapy is a harsh treatment designed to kill both good and bad cancer cells. Extremely high cancer return percentages have led many to believe that the chemotherapy treatments spawn more cancer. Women with breast cancer commonly die from brain tumors. Were they predisposed through genetics or is chemotherapy tainted? That might be rhetorical. Read more
Friday, April 1, 2016
Scientists are going to study an Italian village in which 300 residents have lived to the age of 100 to find the secret of a long and disease-free life..
Researchers were stunned to discover so many older people in peak physical and mental condition living in one place.
The elderly population of Acciaroli in Italy’s Campania region has low rates of heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Experts are convinced a combination of the Mediterranean diet, daily exercise and extensive use of the herb rosemary has been responsible for extending lives almost two decades beyond the national average in Italy of 83. Read more
Monday, March 28, 2016
Even with a vast array of health benefits, errapeptas is largely unknown in the US.
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic (protein destroying) enzyme found in silkworms.
Serrapeptase digests inflammations, scars (non-living tissue), blood clots, cysts, arterial plaque, and inflammation in all forms.
Doctors in Asia and Europe have been prescribing serrapeptase to treat various forms of inflammation for the past 30 years, yet in North America, where it is considered a supplement, is remains relatively unknown. Read more
Monday, March 21, 2016
The best way to lose fat is to eat, and one of the best fats to eat is coconut oil. Find out how to use coconut oil in your weight loss diet.
One of the biggest questions I get about coconut oil is, “how do I eat it and what does it do?” And “why didn’t it do that for me?” You want to lose weight, cut fat, have energy and stomp all over the world daily. You want to break down cubicles and smash stop signs at will. You’ve heard Coconut Oil can help you do this, but you’ve tried it, and it didn’t seem to work. Or your friend tried it and said it didn’t work. Or you just have no clue what’s happening with it and suspect it’s just another fad. Read more
Monday, March 14, 2016
Carrots for better vision? No, it's grapes that are great for your eyes and could reduce the risk of blindness later in life.
Generations of children have had to be cajoled into eating their carrots with the promise that the vegetables are good for their eyesight.
Now new research has delivered a much sweeter deal, revealing that eating grapes is good for the eyes and could reduce the risk of going blind later in life. Read more
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Alexandra Perron reveals everything you need to know about Reiki.
When I signed up for my first reiki session, I had no idea what to expect. Visions of crystals, incense, and white robes danced in my head, but I wasn’t sure if that would be the reality. After a 60-minute session (that felt more like a meditation than anything else) with Shannon O’Neill-Loyola, a reiki master who runs a private practice (Radical Reiki) and also performs sessions at Great Jones Spa in New York City, I left feeling more in tune with my emotions — and my energy — than ever before, but also with about a million questions for her about the world of reiki. Read more
Friday, March 4, 2016
How to Live Longer: The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat to Beat Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Heart Disease
Dr. Micheal Greger reveals the twelve foods you should eat daily to beat heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer's.
When I was a child, doctors sent my grandmother home in a wheelchair to die. Diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, she already had so much scar tissue from bypass operations that the surgeons had essentially run out of plumbing. There was nothing more to do, they said; her life was over at 65.
For many children, it’s seeing a beloved relative ill and in pain that leads them to want to become doctors. But, for me, it was watching my grandma get better. Soon after she came home, she saw a report on TV about Nathan Pritikin, an early lifestyle-medicine pioneer who’d been gaining a reputation for reversing terminal heart disease. Read more
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how to rejuvenate and regenerate your brain as you age.
Scientists have linked physical exercise to brain health for many years.
In fact, there’s compelling evidence that physical exercise helps build a brain that not only resists shrinkage but increases cognitive abilities1 by promoting neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells.
In essence, physical activity produces biochemical changes that strengthen and renew not only your body but also your brain — particularly areas associated with memory and learning.
The converse is also true. Researchers have shown a sedentary lifestyle correlates to brain shrinkage, which increases your risk of memory loss and other cognitive problems.
As recently reported by Newsweek:2 Read more
Friday, February 26, 2016
A new study has found that eating chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline.
Cheering news for those with a sweet tooth – a recent study has found that regular chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.
According to the study, published in the journal Appetite, chocolate consumption was found to be associated with cognitive performance “irrespective of other dietary habits.” Read more
Monday, February 22, 2016
The consumer group The Center for Science in the Public Interest says there is nothing sweet about the artificial sweetener Splenda.
Findings of a study on the link between sucralose and cancer that caused uproar when they were presented at a cancer conference in 2013 have finally been published.
The food industry dismissed the results of the study when they were presented in London, but they are now available for the world to see in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.
In response to the study, the consumer group The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is recommended that people avoid consuming sucralose, more popularly known as Splenda.
The study found that: Read more
Friday, February 19, 2016
Probiotics may play a role in maintaining healthy blood pressure, says Emily Lunardo.
Probiotics are a common remedy for stomach troubles but it turns out, probiotics can work wonders on your blood pressure, too, according to new research. Treatment could be as simple as daily doses of foods you may already have on hand.
Australian researchers at Griffith University’s Health Institute and School of Medicine have found that eating foods rich in probiotics may help lower blood pressure. These findings were recently published in the journal Hypertension. Read more
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotr explains why FAT is the best medicine for your heart and sugar is poison.
For decades, we were told that eating fat would lead us to early grave. Horror stories of clogged arteries and coronaries were the norm while foods such as pasta were seen as healthy.
But research is increasingly disproving this theory – and sugar is now public enemy number one.
In fact, fat is good for us and should be our medicine, claims cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra, who is based in Surrey.
He says a mounting slew of evidence suggests that far from contributing to heart problems, having full-fat dairy in your diet may actually protect you from heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Read more
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Intermittent fasting may help you live a longer and healthier life, says James Clear. Get started with his beginner's guide.
I have been intermittent fasting for over one year.
I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, I fast for 16 hours until I start eating again the next day at 1pm.
Surprisingly, since I’ve started intermittent fasting I’ve increased muscle mass (up 10 pounds from 205 to 215), decreased body fat (down 3% from 14% to 11%), increased explosiveness (set a personal best with a clean and jerk of 253 pounds a few months back), and decreased the amount of time I’ve spent training (down from 7.5 hours per week to 2.5 hours per week).
In other words, I’m stronger, leaner, and more explosive even though I go to the gym less and eat less. Read more
Monday, February 1, 2016
Chlorine is destroying our health, but you can neutralize it with vitamin C, says Sarah C. Corriher.
The consumption of chlorine changes HDL (“good”) cholesterol into LDL cholesterol, creates oxidative damage throughout a body, acts as an immunosuppressant, causes severe arterial damage, and it destroys fatty acids which are needed for heart health. Chlorine is even one of the main causes of respiratory illnesses in wintertime, for people use humidifiers, which release chlorine gas when they are used with chlorinated water. Showering in chlorinated water similarly releases the gas, and this is strongly tied to asthma. Nevertheless, chlorine remains the standard chemical that is used to sterilize water supplies throughout the world. It is toxic to every living thing. It is truly effective at killing the bacteria and microscopic parasites that live inside water, but it is likewise destructive to human health. Societies throughout the world have paid an incredible price in carnage for having chlorine-sterilized water. While the ‘purification’ of water by chlorine has prevented large-scale outbreaks of diseases such as cholera, it has also led to our current epidemics of heart disease and cancer, to name a couple. Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016
Avocado seed is a superfood locked within a seed, says Alex Jordon.
Yes, it’s well known for us that avocados are with varieties of practical and medicinal benefits. The skins also offer great benefits due to the antibiotic and anti-parasitic properties. And the leaves can be made into tea to treat several ailments such as sore throat, according to studies.
But, did you notice that the seeds which are often thrown out are also very nutritious? What makes the seeds so miracle and they are also providing a range of potential health benefits, real or not?
It’s real! And the secret benefits of the seed of avocado will surprise you. Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016
Is a vitamin D deficiency the surprising reason you are always tired? If it is, vitamin D supplements may give you more energy and lower blood pressure.
As a mother to three children under 12, I expect to feel totally exhausted at the end of the day. What I didn’t realise, though, was that a lack of an essential vitamin could be to blame for my paltry physical stamina.
A while ago, during a series of blood tests for some imaginary ailment (no doubt tiredness related), my levels of vitamin D – essential for the absorption of calcium – were found to be very low. Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Eat these ten nutritious foods for healthy bones and teeth, says Dr. Edward Group.
Phosphorus is a mineral that helps your body maintain healthy bones and teeth. It is essential for life and makes up about 1% of your body weight, making it the second most abundant mineral in your body next to calcium. 85% of the phosphorus in your body is in your teeth and bones; with calcium, it keeps your bones and teeth strong. It also plays a major role in how your body uses carbohydrates and fats, repairs cells, stores energy, and works with B vitamins. Most people are able to get enough phosphorus from their diet, so let’s take a look at the top 10 foods high in phosphorus. Read more