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|4/17/2015 - The health status of the 11th U.S. patient to be treated for Ebola has worsened from serious to critical condition, according to new reports. The unnamed patient, a health worker who was admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 13, had initially been admitted...|
|4/17/2015 - Maniac vaccine fanatic Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children's Hospital, who believes that a newborn child is capable of sustaining 10,000 vaccinations at once, now says that aluminum is an essential metal that plays an important role in the development of a healthy baby.
This grim reaper of the vaccine...|
|3/17/2015 - Gluten is the common protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Gluten is a sticky, storage protein that binds to the small intestinal wall where it often causes digestive and immune system disorders. The most common condition associated with a gluten sensitivity is celiac disease...|
|2/27/2015 - The missing link behind what causes gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and why prevalence of these two autoimmune conditions has risen dramatically over the past several decades seemingly without cause, may have more to do with how conventional wheat is grown in the U.S. today rather than what it...|
|1/25/2015 - 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...|
|1/19/2015 - Olive oil, which is obtained by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils in the world. According to Hippocrates, it could heal a large number of serious ailments, including mental illness. The ancient Greeks and Romans generously poured olive oil over...|
|1/14/2015 - There are many myths that we are led to believe, particularly where food is concerned. One of the most controversial is that we need dairy to be healthy, and to have strong bones.
Milk, cheese and butter are promoted as having health benefits, despite the mounting evidence that suggests they may...|
|1/12/2015 - Amino acids are foundational molecules that play a very key role in human and animal physiology. When one is deficient in a certain amino acid due to dietary restriction or metabolic problems it can lead to very serious health issues. This article discusses the importance of several crucial amino acids.
|1/3/2015 - The banana plant is an herbaceous, flowering plant indigenous to the tropical regions of India, northern Australia and Southeast Asia. Its fruits, which are recognized by their crescent shape, yellow skins and sweet tastes, are one of the oldest crops cultivated by mankind and remain the most popular...|
|12/29/2014 - Plants have had to evolve through various environmental stressors and have developed very sophisticated systems to protect them from predators and the elements. These complex systems offer humans unique survival advantages through reducing oxidative stress and improving immune system coordination. Mushrooms...|
|12/17/2014 3:46:38 PM - They say there's only two things constant in this life: death and taxes. But a third viable contender might be cancer, which an extensive cohort of scientific research has found is caused by prolonged exposure to radiation from cell phones and their associated communication towers.
Contrary to what...|
|12/8/2014 - Life on Earth is a stressful endeavor for all living things. This stress provides an adaptive stimulus for plant and animal life to become stronger and more resilient. Certain herbs have adapted over centuries to have incredible immune-enhancing properties. Garlic, oregano and ginger are a few powerful...|
|12/4/2014 - Many herbal compounds act to reduce inflammation and enhance our body's immune system. Two of the most well-researched anti-inflammatory, immune-strengthening herbs are turmeric and green tea. These are great components to add to your daily regimen to strengthen your immune system and protect against...|
|11/30/2014 - Our immune system does a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. Unfortunately, sometimes it is overrun by too much stress and too many microbes. Taking key supplemental nutrients can provide a major advantage for the immune system and allow it to effectively fend off...|
|11/15/2014 - Cucumbers seem to have a mixed reputation in the natural health world. A lot of people assume that these cylindrical green fruits, which originated from southern Asia but are now cultivated worldwide, are lacking in the nutrition department because they are comprised of approximately 96 percent water.
|11/13/2014 - A PERSONAL LETTER TO JIMMY WALES, FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA:
In April, 2014, I had the happenstance of running into you on the streets of Vancouver. I was there to lecture to a group of medical professionals, while you were attending the TED talks. I expressed my appreciation to you for creating Wikipedia....|
|11/7/2014 - Most people in western society have grown up without using bitter herbs on a regular basis. Bitter herbs are not the most tasty, but they are outstanding for our health. These herbs help produce digestive enzymes and improve liver and gallbladder function as well as anything. Utilizing bitter herbs...|
|11/2/2014 - The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems...|
|10/25/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are major problems for many individuals. These are all conditions associated with heightened states of brain inflammation. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. A natural...|
|10/15/2014 - The world's greatest healing systems have long revered the medicinal power of edible mushrooms. In ancient Chinese and Indian medicine, for instance, mushrooms were often prescribed to individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions ranging from fatigue to serious degenerative diseases. In Europe,...|
|10/14/2014 - Everything that the alternative media has been warning about concerning the Ebola epidemic is now coming true, including that this latest disease scare would eventually be used by the U.S. government to push more drugs and vaccines on the gullible public.
The director of the U.S. National Institute...|
|9/20/2014 - Memory loss and other cognitive conditions are issues that a large number of people start to worry about as they age. A lot of us are conditioned by the media to believe that these problems are natural and inevitable consequences of aging, something that happens to us regardless of how well we look...|
|9/17/2014 - When we eat sugar or carbohydrates our digestive system converts these larger molecules into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to cells throughout the body. Blood sugar fuels cells, keeping them healthy, making it critical to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Key antioxidant...|
|9/16/2014 - One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems. Heal your thyroid with natural compounds that support...|
|9/12/2014 - Lysozymes are key enzymes that are naturally produced by the body's secretory cells within the mucosal membranes of the body. These enzymes are found in the saliva, tears, mother's milk, digestive system and reproductive organs. Lysozymes are considered the most important bactericidal proteins within...|
|9/11/2014 - For most of the history of mankind, we lived in close contact with the Earth. The majority of our diet consisted of foods and water that had dirt clinging to it. This dirt was not an inert substance but was a dynamic mineral rich, probiotic infused source of electrochemical energy. The unique soil based...|
|9/4/2014 - Deficiencies in vitamin D3 and K2 are a current epidemic in our society today. There are very serious health problems associated with long-term vitamin D3 and K2 deficiencies. Vitamin D3 and K2 deficiencies will impact the development and stability of the immune system, the skeletal muscle system, the...|
|8/18/2014 - The kidneys are one of the most vital and under-appreciated organs in our body. Each day, they filter about 200 liters of blood, sifting out about two liters of waste and water that our body excretes as urine. Keeping your kidneys healthy and functioning at a high level is of utmost importance for a...|
|8/18/2014 - Though pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe that stomach acid is just a nuisance that needs to be neutralized, stomach acid actually plays a very essential part in our digestive process. If stomach acid didn't have any use, it wouldn't exist in healthy individuals. To this point, people...|
|8/11/2014 - The prostate gland is a key player in the male reproductive system in that it secretes a good percentage of the makeup of male sperm. The gland is about the size of a walnut and sits just below the bladder in men. A common health problem today is prostate inflammation and cancer. This influx of prostate...|
|8/7/2014 - True health begins at the cellular level and our body contains roughly 75 trillion cells. The mitochondria is the key organelle within the cell that produces the majority of the energy. Coenzyme Q10 is a vital enzyme anti-oxidant within the mitochondria that is commonly deficient in many individuals.
|8/5/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. Certain compounds, such as CoQ10, borage oil and phosphatydlcholine have the potential to boost brain function...|
|8/3/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 million Americans, or 33.5 percent of the total population, suffer from high LDL cholesterol. Only one in three of these individuals has their condition under control, while less than half of them choose to treat it at all. Moreover, the...|
|7/27/2014 - Our digestive tract is one of the key interfaces between the external environment and our blood stream. When the digestive tract is irritated and damaged it produces rampant inflammation and stress throughout the entire body. Supplementing to improve stomach acid production can dramatically improve...|
|7/22/2014 - Tens of millions of people around the world live with acute or chronic pain, and their desperate attempts to alleviate it has made prescription painkillers a billion dollar industry for Big Pharma. Unfortunately, prescription painkillers often contribute to more problems than they cure. In fact, according...|
|7/20/2014 - Estrogen dominance is one of the consequences of excessive synthetic chemicals in modern industrialized nations. This high estrogen count is a leading contributor to many major health issues. Natural compounds help modulate estrogen metabolism in the body and maintain normal hormone balance.
|7/20/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. These symptoms also signal that the brain is dealing with inflammatory stress and if that stress is not addressed it will lead to neurodegenerative conditions. Natural compounds can dramatically improve brain circulation and cognitive abilities.
|7/17/2014 - Cadmium is a heavy metal consumed mainly in rice, cereal, peanuts and shellfish. It builds cumulatively in the kidneys until about age 50 when it begins to damage other organs more. Cadmium contributes to most types of cancer with tobacco smokers having 5x more in their kidneys and 3x more in their...|
|7/13/2014 - While preparing to relocate a lab owned and operated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), scientists discovered vials of smallpox that had been stashed away, dating back to the 1950s.
The virus was stored recklessly in six glass vials inside a cardboard box. It was previously thought that...|
|7/9/2014 - One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15 to 30 percent of the population may have thyroid problems. Natural compounds can help improve your...|
|7/5/2014 - Chronic, low-grade stress is a modern-day epidemic that creates sluggish metabolism, chronic inflammation and abnormal immunity. Elevated stress hormone levels can create digestive problems, leaky gut syndrome, increased appetite, weight gain, thyroid disorders and accelerated brain degeneration. Adaptogenic...|
|6/28/2014 - It's a well-known fact that the more colorful a vegetable is, the more healthy it's likely to be. After all, color indicates the presence of carotenoids, which are the antioxidants that give most vegetables their greatest benefits. Consequently, many of us assume that bland-looking vegetables, such...|
|5/8/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 67 million Americans -- approximately one in three adults -- suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure. In 2009 alone, high blood pressure was the primary or contributing cause of almost 350,000 deaths in the United States,...|
|5/1/2014 - Walnuts are the large, single-seeded fruits of the walnut tree. Though different species of walnut exist, the English walnut, which originated in Persia, remains the most popular species. In fact, virtually all of today's commercially-produced walnuts are either English walnuts or hybrids thereof. Other...|
|3/15/2014 - Researchers have just discovered that flavonoids extracted from common onions slow the rate of colon cancer growth in mice just as effectively as a chemotherapy drug. And while the mice on chemo saw their LDL cholesterol go up (a possible side effect of the drug), the mice on onion extract actually...|
|10/24/2013 - Maca, sometimes called 'Peruvian ginseng,' is an ancient food source and herbal medicine from the Andes region with a rich supply of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and sterols. According to ancient and modern Peruvian herbal medicine it is used for anemia, menstrual...|
|10/23/2013 - The fruit of a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is enjoyed as a snack in regions where it grows across Asia and South America. Because of the highly perishable nature of this delicate fruit, it is rarely found in the United States, but rather marketed...|
|10/22/2013 - Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer doubled their survival time when treated with mistletoe extract in a new European clinical trial - and with very few side effects. In comparison, the standard chemo drugs for treating pancreatic cancer carry such serious side effects that...|
|10/15/2013 - A new study has shown that sea cucumber extract kills up to 95 percent of breast cancer cells, 90 percent of melanoma cells, 95 percent of liver cancer cells and 88 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. The extract also stimulates the immune system against cancer and impedes key processes required...|
|10/15/2013 - Indonesia's "Queen of Fruits," Garcinia mangostana L., or purple mangosteen, is a popular superfood both in its natural form and as a botanical dietary supplement. The fruit of a tropical evergreen tree, mangosteen is about the size of a tangerine with white flesh that is sweet, tangy, and slightly...|
|10/1/2013 - Addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and in 1995 it was shown in the National Comorbidity Survey that 51% of individuals used drugs at some time in their lives, and 15.4% did so in the last 12 months. These drugs included the list 'marijuana/hashish, cocaine/crack, heroin, hallucinogens),...|
|9/17/2013 - Many people feel as if exercise is causing unhealthy damage. The sensation of aversion to exercise and the eventual mental and physical fatigue are known and perhaps feared. Fortunately, a combination of Western science and ancient medicine has potentially given each of us the opportunity to train like...|
|9/13/2013 - Everyone over 50 and anyone actively preventing biological harm in their youth may be wise to focus on the frontiers of gerontology. Telomere length may accurately report both healthy and unhealthy choices made in an individual's past. They cap the ends of chromosomes and are a functional unit measured...|
|9/10/2013 - For decades, we have had empirical evidence of pathological conditions associated with accelerated aging: from vibroacoustic disorder in train engine drivers to 'burn-out syndrome' and radiation exposure in aviation pilots. Over the past 5 years, however, the space medicine community has elucidated...|
|9/5/2013 - If you like chocolate, you're not alone. People have been enjoying cacao, the source of original cocoa, for thousands of years. This delicious and nutritious superfood has a long, rich history among the peoples of the tropical regions of the Americas. It was used as a food, a medicine, and a currency....|
|5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...|
|3/14/2013 - Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a health condition affecting the blood circulation surrounding the spine and brain. It is caused by a blockage in the primary internal jugular or other major veins and is believed to play a role in the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. The term CCSVI...|
|3/6/2013 - Debilitating for both the afflicted individual and supportive family, costly in relation to loss of work and surgical medical interventions, health-damaging from medication side-effects, and stressful to manage; chronic low back pain may be eased with a surprising low-cost, simple, low side-effects,...|
|2/17/2013 - A small Phase I clinical trial in the U.S. has just shown that adding IV (intravenous) vitamin C to a common chemo drug for pancreatic cancer extended patients' average survival time to 12 months, compared to historical survival times of 5.65 months for such patients. More remarkable is that three of...|
|11/15/2012 - Let's face it, some natural remedies just don't work. Unfortunately, still more can have serious side effects, and others haven't been studied enough for the scientific or medical community to embrace them as effective or safe.
If you favor a natural approach to treating (and preventing) seasonal...|
|11/13/2012 - As disease epidemics reach astonishing numbers in our country, combined with the cost of healthcare, more and more people are researching their options for maintaining or regaining their health and quality of life. After trying western medicine and fad diets, it becomes obvious that there is no way...|
|10/24/2012 - Vitamin D is critically important for cancer patients in surviving their disease longer. Now, researchers have discovered that several chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer may also cause severe vitamin D deficiency in patients. More disturbing is that attempts to give such patients supplemental vitamin...|
|9/21/2012 - Excess fluoride may increase your risk for 23 different cancers, lower your child's IQ and school performance and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. But new research has shown that the mineral selenium plays a key role in detoxifying excess fluoride, restoring the body's antioxidant capacity...|
|9/19/2012 - IV (intravenous) vitamin C therapy has already been clinically proven to markedly improve quality of life for cancer patients, but a new landmark study has shown for the first time it can reduce inflammation and tumor markers in prostate cancer and breast cancer patients. The science behind IV vitamin...|
|9/11/2012 - Olive oil has been in the news lately. Both the Guardian and the Daily Mail in the UK reported that some Italian extra virgin olive oil producers have been lying about their products. Italy has a much greater demand for olive oil than the country can supply, so producers were either adding imported...|
|9/6/2012 9:25:21 PM - Grown only in the small Cederberg region of South Africa, near Cape Town, rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the "red bush" plant, aspalathus linearis. Enjoyed for centuries by the indigenous people for its taste and medicinal properties, international awareness of this superfood only began a century...|
|7/31/2012 - Adverse drug reactions are ranked as the fifth leading cause of death causing more than 100,000 deaths/year, account for seven percent of all hospitalizations and costs over $100 billion annually in the United States. While within the elderly population (age 65 and above), adverse drug reactions are...|
|6/3/2012 - Until recently, patients receiving statin drugs generally had their liver function monitored before starting the drug, 12 weeks after initiation, with any dose increase and periodically (i.e. 1-2 times/year) thereafter. However, the FDA has recently declared that "routine periodic monitoring of liver...|
|5/19/2012 - One sprig of rosemary, the "dew of the sea", can grow into a burly, woody, shrubby plant. Its petite green leaves prove that great things come in small packages. Through the centuries, rosemary has adorned brides, laid beneath pillows as a sleep enhancer, been eaten as a tonic for the digestive tract,...|
|1/22/2012 - Today I begin to introduce my Batman and Robin Medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Magnesium is Batman and Cannabis is Robin and they do make for a holy medical combination.
In Multiple Sclerosis marijuana can limit the
muscle pain and spasticity caused by the disease,
as well as...|
|1/17/2012 - The use of IV (intravenous) vitamin C to treat cancer is growing in popularity around the world as positive research continues to accumulate and build a strong case for its effectiveness. The latest cohort study out of Germany is one more example, showing that IV vitamin C markedly improves the quality...|
|1/16/2012 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in December 2011 that it will apply more stringent standards limiting government-funded experiments on chimpanzees. The announcement came after new recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), concluding that studies involving humans closest...|
|1/7/2012 9:01:12 AM - The popularity of chiropractic care has grown dramatically since the middle of the 20th century. Although most people seek chiropractic treatment to relieve musculoskeletal pain, certain types of pain may be indicative of the patient experiencing a heart attack just before or during treatment.
|10/13/2011 - What is it about meditation that invokes so much mystery? When asked, people conjure images of difficult lotus positions, strange beliefs and exotic settings. Of course, none of that is necessary and the realities of a person sitting comfortably on their living room floor for a few minutes isn't quite...|
|7/29/2011 - Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, has released its latest edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The guide helps supermarket shoppers make healthier choices by offering a quick reference to the "Dirty Dozen" list (the produce...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/18/2011 - The question of whether chimpanzees and other primates should be used for biomedical research is an issue that has recently been reinvigorated thanks to 186 chimps at the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico who are waiting for their verdict of either life in a grassy sanctuary or a life of torture...|
|3/22/2011 - Chocolate. It's bad for us, right? Not even close. The list of cardiovascular benefits from cocoa consumption is extensive and well-documented in the medical literature. In addition to this, a recent 2011 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shed new light on a mechanism that...|
|12/15/2010 - Industry-funded investigators and researchers that are also on the payroll of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often go unnoticed because no rule exists requiring them to make such information public. But in an effort to increase transparency, honesty, and full disclosure within the medical community,...|
|5/7/2010 - An independent panel of supposed experts recently met at the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C., to discuss whether or not Alzheimer's Disease can be prevented through dietary and lifestyle changes. After evaluating a handful of studies that deal with the subject, the panel basically...|
|4/1/2010 - Medical research that is sponsored by drug companies has long been a conundrum. After all, scientists often welcome the big bucks of the drug industry in order to finance their studies -- but can they be totally objective when they are supported by Big Pharma? NaturalNews has previously covered this...|
|2/17/2010 - Many Americans are exposed to atomic bomb levels of radiation (http://www.naturalnews.com/025767_Radiation_Ct_Scans.html) over their lifetimes, thanks to the medical industry's determination to push radiation imaging techniques like mammography and CT scans on the healthy as well as the ill. In fact,...|
|5/7/2009 - According to a 2009 review from The Cochrane Collaboration, an international not-for-profit and independent medical organization, stimulation of the acupuncture point P-6 (Pericardium-6) significantly reduces the symptoms of nausea and vomiting after surgery. The review was published in the second 2009...|
|4/16/2009 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted payments on a research grant to Emory University, following the revelation that the psychiatrist in charge of the research concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug company payments, possibly in violation of university and federal conflict-of-interest...|
|11/7/2008 - A congressional investigation has revealed that a group of Harvard psychiatrists, instrumental in pushing the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and its off-label treatment with antipsychotics, concealed from university officials the millions of dollars they earned in consulting fees for the...|
|9/11/2006 - -- A National Institute of Health researcher accepted more than $100,000 in unauthorized deals from pharmaceutical companies and failed to report the income, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
Last year during an internal NIH review, Dr. Thomas J. Walsh -- a senior researcher who has led major...|
|9/7/2006 - Losing a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increased physical activity reduces the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women with prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetic. This finding comes from a new study, published...|
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|9/7/2006 - Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to suffer bone fractures and have joint and muscle pains, according to a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health.
The researchers also found that the overweight youth in the study were...|
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