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|1/19/2013 - Most of us over the age of five were brought up to believe life is very complicated and our bodies are a jumble of parts, each with a different name and a corresponding ailment; dozens of diets to overcome the effects of highly complex micro-crap called food; and television punctuated with an entire...|
|12/30/2012 - New research confirms what scores of earlier studies have found, that it's possible to lower your blood pressure with omega-3 fatty acids.
A randomized, controlled study by researchers at the Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, involving 100 patients...|
|12/8/2012 - The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental...|
|12/6/2012 - There are a number of scientifically-proven reasons why supplementing with high-quality fish oil is an important part of a healthy diet. Your brain, joints, muscles, heart, and skin all rely on the omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish oil to function as they should -- without these nutrients,...|
|11/29/2012 - Wading through the varied sources on omega-3 clinical trials and lab research can lead into a labyrinth of contradictions. One study even claims there are no cardiac benefits from omega-3.
Some reports that are slightly more encouraging often suggest or imply that you still need pharmaceuticals for...|
|11/22/2012 - Acid reflux or heartburn is a fairly common digestive problems that is annoying and uncomfortable, but not serious unless it becomes chronic. Then it's called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which gets to the point of seriously irritating the esophagus.
Symptoms include chest pains, upper...|
|11/22/2012 - Homeopathy offers a selection of remedies for the treatment of heartburn and painful acid reflux symptoms. Homeopathy works by giving a tiny dose of a remedy whose characteristics are similar to those of the person who needs that remedy. The remedy stimulates the individual's own vital force, or immune...|
|11/5/2012 - Long chain omega-3 fatty acids Ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are critical for brain and eye health and development throughout the course of life. The western diet is deficient in high quality omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with processed vegetable oils. This critical imbalance...|
|10/24/2012 - According to researchers at the Voice Institute of New York, alkaline water may just be a heartburn sufferer's new best friend. Apparently, the alkalinity in artesian well water with natural bicarbonate (pH 8.8) can permanently inactivate pepsin in vitro. Pepsin is activated by contact with acid and...|
|10/22/2012 - Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is made by the body, in small amounts and is found in every cell. It is also known as a metabolic antioxidant because in its absence, the cells of the body wouldn't be able to turn glucose into energy.
Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, author of "The Wrinkle...|
|10/6/2012 - It is well known that omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are essential for human health. The common advice is to get a good supply in your diet, you need to eat oily fish or take fish oil supplements on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the majority of fish oil supplements are slowly killing our society and our...|
|10/2/2012 - Argan oil is pressed from the antioxidant and fatty acid-rich kernels found within the nuts of the argan tree. The oil is often called "Moroccan oil" in the ingredient list for skin and hair care products since the argan tree is native to Morocco.
It can be somewhat expensive to produce since complete...|
|9/8/2012 - Gout is a very painful form of arthritis that usually attacks the big toe and can spread to the insteps, ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers or elbows. Gout occurs when an excessive buildup of uric acid in the body forms painful crystals in the joints. These uric acid crystals deposit in the articular...|
|9/1/2012 - There's almost nothing better than the mouth-watering taste of a luscious Pina Colada made with fresh, organic coconut cream, a splash of island rum, and a draught of ripe, tangy pineapple juice -- almost nothing -- except for the numerous health benefits derived from pineapples (and the coconut milk...|
|8/29/2012 - Ask yourself why major healthcare CEO's and executives invest in fast food chain stocks, and you will get one definitive answer: They all know that those consumers spend a fortune on chronic degenerative diseases. United States health insurance giants own nearly $2 billion in stock in McDonald's, Burger...|
|8/27/2012 3:59:02 PM - EFAs are essential fatty acids, which we need to live but our bodies cannot create. So we need take EFAs from outside sources.
Johanna Budwig, the creator of the Budwig Diet for successfully treating cancer, claimed before she died at age 95 in 2003 that she was given as much grief from the burgeoning...|
|8/13/2012 - One of the keys to maintaining optimal health is discovering the correct way to eat food in order to maximize your alkaline potential, and in turn prevent chronic disease from developing in your body. But in order to do this, you have to first learn which foods are alkaline-forming, and which are acid-forming,...|
|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...|
|7/18/2012 - Let's go over some pH basic background before getting into how to maintain a neutral (7.0) or slightly alkaline (7.4) pH blood reading for optimum health.
The term pH literally means power Hydrogen. It's a measurement of the concentration of hydrogen ions. Each number of the pH scale represents a...|
|7/8/2012 - Overweight and obesity continue to plague a majority of men, women and children alike, placing them at considerable risk for heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease as a result of chronic metabolic dysfunction. Alternative health practitioners understand that the problem is the result of much...|
|6/29/2012 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or "heartburn," is a digestive disorder that affects millions of Americans, many of whom have been hoodwinked into taking dangerous proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and other gastric acid inhibiting drugs that only make the problem worse,...|
|6/20/2012 - A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Homocysteine is an amino acid that has been associated...|
|6/19/2012 - Have you ever noticed how young people in good health never seem to have indigestion? It is because their stomachs make enough acid to digest their food. But as we age, our stomachs make less and less acid. By the time we are 60 years old, our stomach acid has dropped off up to 75 percent less from...|
|6/12/2012 9:57:54 PM - Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts. Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking...|
|6/12/2012 - You may not think of apple cider vinegar as something that is a boon to your overall health, but it can be, and here are 10 ways you can use it to help pave the way to a better you.
See the infographic at:
1. Balance your inner ecosystem: The body constantly strives...|
|5/11/2012 - If you are known by your friends for your "winning smile" or are otherwise concerned about your dental health - and you're a sports drink-a-holic - you might want to consider using a different option to help energize before workouts or quench your thirst after.
That's because, according to a new...|
|4/26/2012 11:42:24 AM - Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, is caused when digestive acids flow up from the stomach and into the esophagus. The esophagus, located in the heart region of the chest, becomes irritated with a burning sensation.
There are lesser known symptoms other than heartburn for acid reflux as well:...|
|3/28/2012 - New data on dietary trans-fatty acids (dTFA) indicate that they could be contributing to aggressive, irrational behavior, though dTFA are primarily synthetic compounds that have been introduced only recently.
In one timely peer-reviewed study by researchers from the University of California, San...|
|3/24/2012 - An easily burnable form of energy comes to us in the form of sugar or starch.
Carbohydrates have a very bad public image in that they are generally thought of as fattening. This is because most of the carbohydrate consumed in this country has been processed or refined, leaving an empty calorie.
|3/10/2012 - Excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation are core processes that play leading roles in neurodegenerative diseases. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) methodically contribute to and impair the cells' defensive mechanisms against these destructive processes, leading to cellular over-excitation...|
|2/13/2012 - Acid reflux is the condition where food and stomach acids regurgitate back into the esophagus, causing burning pain in the lower chest accompanied by a host of other symptoms such as bloating, belching, sore throats, snoring, difficulty breathing and ulcers.
The early stages of digestion occur with...|
|2/8/2012 - By 2012, most people understand the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids to their diets. Commonly found in fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids have countless benefits to a person's health and complexion. From teens to the elderly, everyone can benefit from the wonders of omega-3 fatty acids, but what...|
|1/6/2012 - Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that long-term supplementation...|
|12/21/2011 11:31:09 AM - Sharing a big meal is a time-honored tradition for most holiday celebrations, and over-indulging is often accompanied by food coma and acid indigestion. Swallowing gallons of antacids or sucking on chalky lozenges won't stop the pain for long, or keep it from returning. However, a few simple lifestyle...|
|12/4/2011 - Over a billion people consume aspartame in their foods and beverages across the world, believing it to be a safe ingredient, but what they probably don't know is that aspartame currently accounts for over 75% of all side effects complaints received by the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS)...|
|11/22/2011 - Natural News readers are likely already aware that fish is considered "brain food" and affects cognitive function. However, until this time, little was known about the interaction between genetics and nutrition. During a recent conference held in Madrid, Spain, the European Commission-funded Nutrimenthe...|
|11/3/2011 - As recent events surrounding Adya Clarity (black mica extract) have revealed, a great many people within the raw food community departed from their usual advocacy of plant-based minerals and natural foods in a rush to consume (and promote, in some cases) a product made by dissolving rocks in chemically-manufactured...|
|11/2/2011 - Perhaps now that I am living in Sanctuary surrounded by two rivers, which envelop us on three sides, I will get back to my Waters of Life book and finally finish it. Here we are reminded every day the importance of water and what it's like to drink it as it comes out the top of a mountain. We do have...|
|11/2/2011 - Those brightly colored gummy or chewable vitamins you give your children in hopes of providing them with more nutrients may actually harm their health. The sweetening ingredients added to make vitamins more attractive to children also put them at risk for obesity, diabetes, asthma, diarrhea and other...|
|11/2/2011 - I've recently learned a lot about amino acid therapy from the medical director of Ranch Creek Recovery, a holistic drug and alcohol recovery facility located near San Diego, CA. Ranch Creek Recovery offers long-term residential treatment for severe addictions and amino acid therapy plays an important...|
|11/1/2011 3:47:48 PM - Alpha lipoic acid, a.k.a. ALA, is a potent, versatile antioxidant that also serves to convert blood sugar into metabolic energy. Recent research has shown alpha lipoic acid's power to help repair nerve damage and possibly protect against Alzheimer's as well as declining vision. And there are many more...|
|10/28/2011 - A product called Adya Clarity has been sweeping across the natural health community in the last year or so. It has been sold with recommendations for internal use -- taking "super shots" -- and often accompanied by wide-ranging claims that it treats cancer, kidney stones, hormone regulation, arthritis,...|
|10/21/2011 - Healthy lean body tissue depends upon an adequate supply of high quality protein. The protein acts to repair damaged muscle tissue and provide growth factors that improve muscle fiber growth and rejuvenation. It is significantly more important to value the quality of the protein source than the quantity...|
|10/20/2011 - The American Academy of Pediatrics is now encouraging the diagnosis of so-called Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in preschool age kids and calling for the drugging of those little ones with drugs like Ritalin if they don't respond to "behavior management techniques." Yes, if a four...|
|9/27/2011 - The excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone usually makes sufferers go to the hospital. In most cases, physicians aren't able to do much except send the patient home with a prescription for painkillers. In instances where a stone is particularly large, doctors use shock waves to break the stone...|
|8/29/2011 - Researchers studying some of the toughest exercisers around -- folks who climb the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest -- have come up with evidence that the amino acid leucine may help people burn fat during times when they can't eat (such as mountain climbing) while keeping their muscle tissues strong....|
|8/21/2011 - Mitochondria are the small powerhouse organelles that control the energy output for each of the trillions of cells that function synergistically within the human body. Every cell houses dozens to hundreds of mitochondria, depending on the particular function and energy requirement of the component organ....|
|8/20/2011 - Ayurveda, one of the oldest health sciences, is based on the understanding of a relation between the human body and the universe as a microcosm and macrocosm. The body (microcosm), as well as universe (macrocosm), is comprised of five basic elements -- earth, water, fire, air and space -- which are...|
|8/16/2011 - Diabetes is a devastating disease that results from an inability to properly metabolize glucose resulting from poor insulin function. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition found that the naturally occurring cellular antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, has the ability...|
|8/10/2011 - Folic acid and folate are terms used interchangeably as though they are the same. They are not. Folate is a naturally occurring vitamin known as B9. Folate contains all the related isomers needed for B9 to fully benefit health. Folic acid is a synthetically derived molecule created in a lab in the early...|
|8/3/2011 - Foods are of two types, acid or alkaline. If too many acidic foods are consumed, the body's Ph becomes unbalanced and one will feel unhealthy and sick. Over-sugared junk food is highly acidic, as are meats such as pork and beef. Nat. Phos. (tissue salt no. 10) is an acid neutralizer and acid/alkaline...|
|8/1/2011 - Despite common perception, the toxic food additive MSG is everywhere - not just in Chinese food! This taste enhancer is actually hidden under dozens of ingredient names in all sorts of processed foods, restaurant foods, beverages, chewing gums, vitamins and supplements. It is added to foods in higher...|
|7/31/2011 - Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the gut is damaged to the point that nutrients cannot be assimilated and toxins are allowed to pass through the gut wall. There are many theories about what causes leaky gut syndrome, but one of the most compelling is the idea that low stomach...|
|7/25/2011 - Acid reflux or gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common conditions affecting Americans today. This condition is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest that has coined the term "heartburn." An anti-inflammatory lifestyle has been shown to beat acid reflux naturally.
|7/21/2011 - If you are reading this article, chances are you care deeply about your health. One area of our lives requiring much attention is great nutrition and the proper uptake of nutrients. This is actually true for humans, animals and plants alike. There is one well researched yet seldom discussed component...|
|7/7/2011 - Most people trust that the medicines that they take will help them overcome illness, enhance their health and promote well-being. Unfortunately medications often deplete important nutrients from the body, and people don't find the relief that they seek.
People who have become malnourished as a result...|
|6/10/2011 - How many times have you heard to eat fruits and vegetables? Well, there is a good reason to start as fruits and vegetables are at the top of the healthy foods list. Mother Nature has packed them with hundreds of different nutrients designed to keep our bodies in top working order. Nearly all fruits...|
|5/29/2011 - The importance of maintaining high intake levels of folic acid during pregnancy has been established by numerous scientific studies, all of which verify that the vitamin directly affects the intelligence and physical health of the child later in life. And now a new study adds to this body of evidence,...|
|5/5/2011 - If there is an idea that has mesmerized countless souls over the centuries, it is the tale of a fountain of youth. The idea of remaining ageless has appealed to mankind since the dawn of time, but most of us realize this is a pipe dream. However, maintaining a youthful complexion and improving the appearance...|
|5/4/2011 - For many years, much attention has been given to only certain members of the omega-3 family. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the most basic substrate of the omega-3 family, has often been neglected. However, ALA's role in the body is becoming better known and appreciated.
ALA has three fates. It can...|
|3/24/2011 - Acid Reflux, or GERD as it is commonly referred to, affects a great deal of the population. Poor diet and stress are the most common contributors to this uncomfortable condition. It occurs when food is not properly broken down and digested by the stomach acids and enzymes. If left untreated, it can...|
|3/15/2011 - A large body of evidence exists that shows that eating the entire grain rich in phytic acid may lead to losses in zinc, iron, vitamin C and fat-soluble vitamin D. Part of the solution to this plant toxin is to disable phytic acid with the enzyme phytase.
Phytase is the enzyme that neutralizes phytic...|
|3/11/2011 - Acid reflux, and the heartburn that results, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. About one-third of Americans experience heartburn on a regular basis. Treatment with both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications might temporarily stop the burning, but the relief...|
|3/6/2011 - Popular prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like AstraZeneca Plc's Nexium and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Prevacid will now contain new labels warning patients that long-term use may cause magnesium deficiency. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the more than 21 million...|
|2/28/2011 - A friend (I'll call her Sandy) just emailed that she spent 10 hours in the Emergency Department yesterday with chest pain. Her chest felt totally constricted and she couldn't breathe. It began, she said, after a siege of heartburn in the morning and she said she hadn't lifted anything that morning.
|2/21/2011 - The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) describe a chronic condition that is both painful and expensive - costing our economy as much as $10 billion annually in medical care costs and lost productivity. Standard interventions of medication and surgery also include...|
|2/18/2011 - For some reason many people accept acid reflux as a part of daily life. Few stop to consider just why they are getting the heart burn in the first place. By doing this, they are ignoring the body's innate healing ability. The body tells you that something is wrong by producing symptoms, and simply turning...|
|2/11/2011 - Let's start with a basic truth: There are NO magic bullets! For over 40 years, I have taught tens of thousands of people the benefits of natural healing, including how to slow down, stop and reverse dis-ease. Although there is no one way or one pill that will ever help anyone achieve optimum health,...|
|2/8/2011 - Giving pregnant women folic acid and iron supplements may increase the intelligence of their children later in life, according to a study conduced by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association."
The researchers studied school-aged children...|
|1/4/2011 - Slowly rising blood pressure as we age places millions of Americans at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Medical practitioners and Big Pharma think the answer is to prescribe a host of different pharmaceuticals until a magical number is achieved artificially. Research has rapidly emerged to...|
|12/27/2010 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights the importance of getting plenty of the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients during pregnancy. The study showed that Indian women who supplemented with prenatal iron, folic acid and vitamin A produced children who...|
|11/26/2010 - Many foods contains a variety of essential and non-essential amino acids that play a critical role in metabolizing nutrients, building muscle tissue, and protecting the body against disease. And new research has revealed even more about how vital functional amino acids are in improving growth and development,...|
|11/25/2010 - In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss.
As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward...|
|11/6/2010 - Phytic acid in grains, nuts, seeds and beans represents a serious problem in our diets. This problem exists because we have lost touch with our ancestral heritage of food preparation. Instead our culture, be it the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the health food crowd, generally promotes consumption...|
|11/6/2010 - In the last installment of this whole grain article series, we looked at phytic acid and its potentially negative health effects. Phytic acid is an indigestible form of the mineral phosphorous, which we need. High-phytate diets result in mineral deficiencies. In populations where cereal grains provide...|
|11/3/2010 - Researchers are zeroing in on specific nutrients and natural therapies that not only can prevent and heal disease but promote longevity. For example, as NaturalNews previously reported, a research team from Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., and LifeGen Technologies found that Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4), a traditional...|
|9/21/2010 - The human internal ecosystem is stabilized by several different buffering systems that keep the body functioning at a high level for as long as possible. One of these buffering systems is pH. Our blood stream should be slightly alkaline at 7.365 at all times. If it rises or falls one or two tenths of...|
|9/13/2010 - Doctors and nutritionists often cite high fat diets as a risk factor for breast cancer, but more important than the AMOUNT of fat eaten is the TYPE of fat. In particular a component of certain vegetable oils, Linoleic Acid, is a huge risk factor for breast cancer in animals and may be for humans as...|
|9/6/2010 - Researchers from the University of Alberta (UA) have made an interesting discovery about the way the body fights and prevents infections. Richard Lamb and post doctoral fellow Virginie Mieulet, found that L-arginine, an amino acid present in protein-rich foods, is necessary for the immune system to...|
|7/16/2010 - You have undoubtedly come across the advice to avoid saturated fat; it is supposed to be bad for your heart because it increases serum cholesterol levels. To lower our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) we are encouraged to switch to unsaturated fat from sources like vegetable oils and fish. The trouble...|
|6/20/2010 - A painless alternative to dental drills is already on the market in some parts of Europe, suggesting that drills may become altogether obsolete within the next few years.
Dentists currently use drills to grind away at sections of a tooth where decay-promoting bacteria have taken hold, then patch...|
|6/4/2010 - Acid reflux is characterized by pain and burning in the esophagus as a result of food and stomach acids backing up in to the esophagus damaging its lining. Homeopathic medicines work to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD symptoms by initiating the body's innate response to a stimulus or...|
|5/4/2010 - The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is an extremely common virus that can cause venereal warts. It is known to increase a woman's risk of developing abnormal Pap smears, and even cervical dysplasia (atypical - or abnormal - cells that signal the possible development of cervical cancer). However, one essential...|
|2/24/2010 - It's rare that I discover a new superfood product that truly impresses me. SunWarrior (www.SunWarrior.com) has a new green superfood product that I still plan to review shortly, and I'm always a fan of LivingFuel (www.LivingFuel.com), Boku Superfood (www.BokuSuperfood.com), Delicious Greens (www.Greens8000.com),...|
|2/18/2010 - NaturalNews has already reported on the amazing array of health advantages linked to a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a "healthy" fat found in certain foods such as salmon and walnuts. For example, researchers have documented that omega-3s can help prevent heart arrhythmias and treat depression (http://www.naturalnews.com/027285_omega-3_depression_fatty_acids.html)....|
|2/18/2010 - Acid indigestion and heartburn usually come about due to an overindulgence in heavy, oily food and/or drinking too much alcohol or coffee. Ulcers can also develop as a result of an excessive use of aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. The stomach then produces...|
|2/10/2010 - Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the developed world. It is largely a lifestyle disease, and simple changes in diet and exercise can considerably lower the risk. One such simple change is an increase in the consumption of n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)...|
|2/9/2010 - A diet containing high levels of polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids has been found not only to aid in building new brain cells, but also to prevent deterioration of brain cells already in existence. The study comes from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in which mice were fed a diet...|
|2/1/2010 - This article continues part three of the 15-part article series called Heal Yourself in 15 Days. In part two, we explored your innate healing potential and saw how powerful your self-healing abilities really are (http://www.naturalnews.com/028060_self_healing_immune_system.html). Here in part three,...|
|1/21/2010 - If you are suffering from disease or weight problems, the problem may be an overly acidic body. According to the philosophy called New Biology, all disease is caused by an acidic body. If you alkalize your body through proper eating and healthy living, you can overcome disease and reach your ideal body...|
|1/20/2010 - Many people experience gas and bloating after eating. Gas can accumulate in the stomach or the intestines, causing pain, rumbling and indigestion. Gas is a product of incomplete digestion and an indication that food is fermenting in the gut, instead of being digested properly and assimilated into the...|
|1/11/2010 - As cow's milk becomes more and more processed throughout the years, many people find that they are lactose-intolerant or allergic to milk. Coconut milk is a nutritious and delicious substitute for cow's milk. Complementing the flavors of pineapple, peach, mango, or Acidophilous-enriched yogurt, coconut...|
|12/20/2009 - The emu, a native of Australia, is a large, ostrich looking bird that doesn't fly. The Australian Aborigines first discovered the benefits of emu oil and have been using it for thousands of years for bone, muscle and joint pain, as an anti-inflammatory and for many skin conditions. The west is finally...|
|12/20/2009 - A supplement of the amino acid N-acetylcysteine may ease the symptoms of compulsive hair pulling, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Minnesota School of Medicine and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Hair-pulling, also known as trichotillomania, is a compulsive...|
|12/9/2009 - Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away caused by the disease.
With a protein structure...|
|12/7/2009 - A new commentary published in the November, 2009 issue of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Survery warns doctors to be cautious when prescribing proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), drugs commonly recommended for reflux diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Research...|
|11/19/2009 - (Natural News) An epidemiological study in Israel that included 84,832 babies born at Soroka Medical Center, in Beer-Sheva concluded that medications taken during the first trimester that block folic acid more than double the risk of congenital malformations.
The study team involved Epidemiologists,...|
|11/11/2009 - Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and thin, and prone to fracture, particularly in the hips and spine. There can be few symptoms of osteoporosis until a fracture occurs, so it can only be diagnosed by a bone scan. Approximately one in four post-menopausal women develops osteoporosis....|
|11/11/2009 - Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese for curing cancer? Many have been skeptical of this dietary approach, known as the Budwig Diet. Even Dr. Andrew Weil was quoted as calling it "wishful thinking". Yet over a 50 year period, Johanna Budwig had a 90% plus cancer cure rate in Germany with 4500 patients. Some...|
|10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below).
Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...|
|10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...|
|10/20/2009 - The term pH stands for potential hydrogen. It is the degree of concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance such as water, blood and food. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The lower the pH reading - the more acidic a substance is. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline the body is. A pH...|
|10/19/2009 - What exactly is "acid reflux disease?" Health consumers are quite familiar with the term (and the symptoms, in many cases), but few have a solid grasp of its underlying causes.
For one thing, the term "disease" doesn't really apply to this condition. Acid reflux isn't something you "catch" (like...|
|10/5/2009 - Thanks to public health campaigns, it seems like everyone is aware that sufficient Folic Acid prevents 'neural tube defects' in developing infants. As such, most governments have made folic acid supplementation of many foods mandatory to prevent these permanent birth defects. A lesser known fact, however,...|
|10/2/2009 - Everywhere we look there are advertisements for anti-depressants, stimulants and other substances that are supposed to help us feel better and more energized, but time and again these drugs prove to be ineffective and even harmful in the long term. Amino acid supplements, on the other hand, are an excellent...|
|9/9/2009 - If asked what they consider to be the primary component in maintaining healthy bones, most people would probably suggest calcium, and lots of it. But like one writer puts it, ingesting calcium by itself is like trying to build a brick wall without the mortar; the other vital components to structural...|
|8/29/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares the skinny on Omega 3 fats.
Rawkathon with Rick Dina. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick is a chiropractor and teaches a series called...|
|8/26/2009 - Susan Laing is a Naturopathic Iridologist and is based in Leeds, England UK. She also specializes in Raw Food and runs workshops. Susan is also training to become an Ashtanga Yoga teacher.
David Hestrin: What is an iridologist?
Susan Laing: In the hands of a really well trained iridologist, we...|
|8/23/2009 - What if a substance was found that normalizes out-of-control cell growth? The result could be a way to treat and prevent cancer. And a new study offers hope that discovery may have already been made. Scientists from the University of Chicago have just published groundbreaking research in the journal...|
|8/13/2009 - Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex. These and a dozen more drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have quickly become superstars of Big Pharma. As recently reported by US News and World Report, last year people worldwide shelled out some $ 25.6 billion for these drugs that are supposed to alleviate...|
|8/11/2009 - The benefits of coconut oil truly reach far and wide, but certain components of this tropical oil stand out for their valuable contribution to good health. Lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found mainly in coconut oil, is one of these prized substances. Pure coconut oil contains about 50 percent...|
|8/5/2009 - The American diet is anything but balanced. The mass consumption of meat, grains and processed foods causes the body to become overly acidic, which strips it of minerals. Over the long haul, those who do not balance their diet with alkaline foods (fruits and veggies, primarily) become prone to weak...|
|7/28/2009 - What if a substance was found that normalizes out-of-control cell growth? The result could be a way to treat and prevent cancer. And a new study offers hope that discovery may have already been made. Scientists from the University of Chicago have just published groundbreaking research in the journal...|
|7/15/2009 - In a time when strange viruses are making headlines around the world, perhaps it's time you knew about the most powerful natural antiviral around: coconut oil. The antiviral activity in coconut oil is unparalleled, even among the most resistant viruses, and the best part is, if it's virgin and organic,...|
|7/11/2009 - Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are found in any food that contains protein - including grains, nuts and legumes in addition to other sources like meat, poultry, dairy and fish. Think of amino acids as pieces of a complex protein puzzle. They can be disassembled and reassembled to...|
|6/30/2009 - Folic acid is also known as Vitamin B9 or Folacin. It is water soluble and essential to many bodily functions such as producing healthy red blood cells and preventing anemia. There are many benefits of folic acid; it inhibits colon cancer, prevents heart disease and is beneficial for pregnant women....|
|6/19/2009 - According to U.S. Senate Study Document Number 264, due to agricultural topsoil depletion, 99 percent of Americans are deficient in minerals and trace elements due to food crop topsoil depletion. No big surprise maybe, except this study was reported in 1936! Since then, there have been USA and UK studies...|
|6/4/2009 - Omega-3 fatty acids have been put to the test in a number of studies in recent years -- and the findings have provided strong evidence that having enough of this essential fatty acid (EFA) in the body is a key to preventing and even treating a long list of maladies. But why do 21st century humans seem...|
|6/2/2009 - Should you be consuming canola oil? The FDA seems to think so, allowing canola labels to claim it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Even Whole Foods Markets is on board with canola oil, and most foods on their hot bar are swimming in it. Proponents point out that...|
|5/31/2009 - Whether you've been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or just have some annoying heartburn from time to time, the odds are your doctor or pharmacist has pushed you towards drugs like Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. All are a variety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs),...|
|5/14/2009 - There are ways to protect oneself from chemtrail toxins and rid oneself of toxins that are in them. Most of the methods of detoxing chemtrail poisons are very workable for virtually all toxic metals, regardless of their source. In case you`re fairly new to the subject of chemtrails, or wish to find...|
|5/7/2009 - Vitamin B9, usually called folic acid, has long been known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects. It is also necessary for healthy red blood cells. Now, in what is believed to be the first study of its kind in humans, scientists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found it may also be an effective...|
|4/24/2009 - Data is mounting that phytochemicals found in a host of berries and other fruits can enhance health from the inside. Now comes research just presented at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting being held in New Orleans that a specific type of antioxidant phytochemical called ellagic acid holds the promise...|
|4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...|
|4/20/2009 - Just how good are fish oils, flaxseed oils and other omega-3s at preventing prostate cancer? According to the experts quoted below, they may represent some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients available today!
Read this large collection of quotes on omega-3 oils and prostate cancer, and you'll...|
|4/20/2009 - The U.S. is turning into radiation nation. In the twenty-three years since Chernobyl, Americans seem to have forgotten the impact of radiation on health. Swept up in the euphoria over an endless parade of wireless devices, we have turned our backs on the common sense that informed us that Chernobyl...|
|4/5/2009 - A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that women who do not have an adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy are at greater risk of having a child with a birth abnormality called neural tube defect.
About Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Birth Defects
|3/25/2009 - Increased intake of folic acid and other B vitamins may reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Genomics Research Center at Australia's Griffith University.
Migraine attacks are characterized by severe headaches, often accompanied...|
|3/15/2009 - According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness among persons aged over 65 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some good news, though, was revealed in a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It had found that intake...|
|3/10/2009 - Once you've heard about the benefits of soaking your grains, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with the information. It's exciting to learn how much you can improve your health simply by taking the time to soak your grains, but if you're not careful, questions about how to put this method into practice...|
|2/27/2009 - The natural health field is saturated with advice and products that are built around the premise of alkalizing your blood. The truth is that what you eat has little to no effect on the pH of your blood, which is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain...|
|2/25/2009 - Where did I leave my keys? Who am I supposed to call again? What did I mean by that scribbled note, anyway? Everybody experiences these incidents of forgetfulness.
As we get older, these kinds of memory lapses can become routine, and are casually attributed to "advancing years" by many baby boomers,...|
|2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|1/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, Mike Adams talks about alkalinizing and mineralizing water.
Renegade Water Secrets with Mike Adams, founder of (www.naturalnews.com) .
|1/3/2009 - In a study comparing an Atkins-type diet with a reduced-calorie regime, Tufts University scientists reported that low-carb diets may impair cognitive performance (D'Anci 2009). Since glucose is the brain's primary fuel, the need for it may not be met when restricting carbohydrates.
|12/29/2008 - Throughout human history aging people have yearned for a magic elixir to help them turn back the clock and restore youth. It could be that this dream is about to come true. In a recent landmark study, old lab rats taking a mixture of acetyl L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid regained so much of their...|
|12/23/2008 - If there is one highly competent, yet underrated supplement, it would have to be Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). ALA is not to be confused with the alpha-linolenic acid (also called ALA) found in flax, canola oil and walnuts. Lipoic acid, or thioctic acid is slowly being recognized for its ability to assist...|
|12/22/2008 - According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. The great irony is that cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. Have you taken the necessary steps to heart attack-proof yourself?
|12/16/2008 - Evidence abounds that lipoic acid may be protective of every organ in the body. Among the latest findings are that lipoic acid is a powerful protector of the brain. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of the brain...|
|12/12/2008 - The safety of MSG is a controversial issue that deserves much more attention, debate and discussion within the health industry, the mainstream media and the public. Independent researchers, experts and whistle-blowers claim that MSG functions not only as a flavor enhancer, but as a harmful neurotoxin...|
|10/18/2008 - Think of the creamy rich taste of a macadamia nut. Consider its crunch. Many believe the macadamia to be the world's finest nut. This may all sound really dreamy, but macadamias are full of fat, so they're probably not good for you, right? Well, recent studies are finding that a diet rich in macadamia...|
|10/16/2008 - Even though the liver is not pretty, it is an extremely important organ that has a month-long health observance in October named after it by the American Liver Foundation (www.liverfoundation.org), called Liver Awareness Month. Reasons to appreciate our liver abound since this organ does all of the...|
|10/15/2008 - There is no denying that times are tough for everyone. Some people may be considering cutting back on the amount they spend for supplements, thinking that they really aren't seeing any results, so why keep buying them. This may be a good time to find out that all the nutrients needed for complete and...|
|10/13/2008 - Since its introduction last year, Boku Superfood has remained at the very top of my list of recommended superfood powder products. The formulation is simply outstanding, the value of the product is unbeatable, and the taste will win you over. It has become the most frequently used superfood product...|
|10/1/2008 - I hope by now many of you have tried kefir. Another fermented beverage which contributes to health is a fermented tea called Kombucha. Many believe the name comes from the Japanese seaweed called Kombu + cha (tea), however, there is no relationship between seaweed and Kombucha. In Japan, Kombucha refers...|
|9/26/2008 - What you have in your mind when you go to the grocery store will pretty much determine whether you live a long life of vibrant good health with feelings of well being, or a shortened life riddled with obesity and degenerative disease. Will you be a person with energy and enthusiasm for life, a person...|
|9/22/2008 - More than a drink, Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an obese person...|
|9/18/2008 - Hypnosis has been found to be beneficial as a treatment or in conjunction with other treatment in many illnesses from irritable bowel syndrome and pain relief, to post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Many studies have been performed on patients suffering from pain and results have shown that...|
|8/23/2008 - Think of the creamy rich taste of a macadamia nut. Consider its crunch. Many believe the macadamia to be the world's finest nut. This may all sound really dreamy, but macadamias are full of fat, so they're probably not good for you, right? Well, recent studies are finding that a diet rich in macadamia...|
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|8/5/2008 - The majority of U.S. women of childbearing age do not comply with government requirements to take a daily supplement of folic acid.
Folic acid and folate are two forms of vitamin B-9, and sufficient levels are required for the proper development of the fetal nervous system. Low maternal levels of...|
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