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
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Essential oils have many uses in home health care. Here are five that every medicine cabinet should contain.
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