Articles by Melanie Grimes:

Woman too fat to fit in airplane seat decides to get fit, loses 100+ pounds with exercise

(NaturalNews) Lose weight with exercise. Yes, it works, that is for most people who do not have a metabolic disorder. Sharon Smith lost over 100 pounds, going from a 280 pounds to around 126 pounds by changing her lifestyle. She began by watching her...

Relieve digestive problems with natural remedies

(NaturalNews) Whether you have a stomach flu, norovirus or indigestion, natural remedies can relieve many digestive problems. Using herbs, foods and vitamins, many types of digestive complaints can be alleviated, or at least, the symptoms can be reduced....

Mediterranean diet can reduce memory loss by 24%

(NaturalNews) Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce memory and thinking decline by 24%. The Mediterranean diet, previously prescribed to prevent heart disease and promote weight loss, has also been shown to increase longevity and...

Vitamin B3 can reduce skin cancer risk by 23%

(NaturalNews) Researchers in Australia have found that taking vitamin B3 daily can prevent skin cancers. People with a history of skin cancers who took the vitamin B3 in the study had a 23 percent lower rate of getting new skin cancers, the research...

Make your own garlic powder for an easy, inexpensive way to improve health and add flavor to meals

(NaturalNews) The herb garlic has been used as a flavoring since the earliest times of mankind's history. It has been found in the Egyptian pyramids and was used in temples in ancient Greece. Garlic has been used as a spice and also as a medicine. Even...

Watching TV increases Americans' diabetes risk by nearly 18 percent, study shows

(NaturalNews) Television watching increases diabetes risk, scientists have now confirmed. By studying over 3,000 overweight Americans, a research study demonstrated that risk for type 2 diabetes increased over 14 percent in those watching four hours...

Eat more hummus to enjoy these six health benefits

(NaturalNews) Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern food that has found its way into many American homes. Made of garbanzo beans, lemon juice, sesame tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil, hummus is a good source of nutrition and is easy to use as a dip...

San Diego sues Monsanto for poisoning environment and wildlife with toxic chemicals

(NaturalNews) The city of San Diego, California recently initiated a lawsuit against Monsanto, home of GMO-produced foods, dangerous chemicals such as glyphosate and of course, denial. The lawsuit was filed in federal court claiming that Monsanto...

Japanese Sweet Potato may Cure Diabetes Along with Coffee and Ginkgo

(NaturalNews) A white sweet potato extract from the Ipomoea batatas plant may cure diabetes, adding to other recent research showing blood sugar reducing benefits from coffee, the gingko tree, and nuts. Diabetes is at epidemic proportions but traditional...

Use cinnamon for colds, coughs and diabetes

(NaturalNews) The spice cinnamon has long been used in both cooking and in medicine. Since Egyptian times, cinnamon's healing abilities have been recognized and utilized. Chinese medical journals record cures with cinnamon dating back to 2,800 B. C....

Vitamin D grows hair, prevents the flu and reduces arthritis pain

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D prevents flu. Vitamin D has been shown to help prevent hair loss, reduce back pain, grow bones, prevent osteoporosis, and even prevent dozens of types of cancer. Vitamin D has been called the "antibiotic vitamin" by the journal,...

Ginger, cinnamon and cloves have health benefits

(NaturalNews) Spices and herbs, like ginger and cinnamon, are used to flavor herbs but also have medicinal properties. Spices add health benefits to food dishes as well with adding good taste. Used for centuries and valued in ancient societies, ginger,...

Heal with Far Infrared Therapy

(NaturalNews) Far Infrared Therapy utilizes light wavelengths below the frequency of visible red light. Though the light is not visible to the human eye, it can be felt as heat. Used in radiant heating units in homes, Far Infrared (FIR) penetrates below...

Protein deficiency may cause hair loss

(NaturalNews) Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency may lead to hair loss. According to Harvard University, most Americans take in adequate protein; however, a deficiency can result from poor absorption. Pregnant women and those who are...

Honey provides antibiotic benefits and a low glycemic sweetener

(NaturalNews) Honey provides a natural sweetener that can be used instead of sugar. Honey is a whole food that comes from plant nectar and does not raise blood sugar as other simple sugars do. Honey also contains a variety of minerals and vitamins and...

How to avoid eating Genetically Modified Foods

(NaturalNews) Concern about eating genetically modified foods alarms many health conscious consumers. Mike Adams has likened these genetically altered foods to the Frankenstein monster and has raised concerns about the FDA's approval of a genetically...

Zinc, Selenium, Iodine and Calcium - A variety of minerals are needed to grow hair

(NaturalNews) A deficiency in minerals can cause hair loss because hair production requires a wide variety of minerals and trace minerals. Numerous systems in the body participate in the production of hair. For instance, hormonal balance is needed in...

Watermelon found to lower blood pressure

(NaturalNews) Amino acids found in watermelon have been shown to lower blood pressure. In addition to healthy vitamins and minerals, watermelon contains two amino acids, L-arginine and L-citrulline, that reduce hypertension. Other Natural Blood Pressure...

Good and bad fats - How to select the right kind of cholesterol

(NaturalNews) Cholesterol is a fatty substance made in the body, but it is also contained in foods. "Bad" cholesterol clogs arteries and leads to heart disease and stroke. The higher the levels of blood cholesterol, the higher the risk of heart attacks,...

Home Remedies can Prevent Colds and Flu

(NaturalNews) Home remedies can help build immunity, reduce symptoms and prevent the onset of colds and the flu. Many of these folk medicines can even be found in your kitchen cabinet. Natural remedies are inexpensive, compared to over-the-counter cold...

Evening Primrose Oil Benefits Fertility and Treats Heart Disease and Arthritis

(NaturalNews) Evening Primrose oil is obtained from the flower of the Oenothera biennis plant, a wildflower found across the United States. The plant has been used to treat a variety of illnesses including heart disease, infertility, preeclampsia, arthritis,...

Healthy Diet and Supplements Stimulate Hair Growth

(NaturalNews) Diet, aging, stress, disease and genetics all contribute to hair loss, and adding nutrients to the diet can help grow hair. Hormonal imbalances can also lead to hair loss, and women after menopause are particularly at risk. Steroid drugs,...

Vitamin C Prevents Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes and Heart Disease

(NaturalNews) Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that can prevent major diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer. Because vitamin C cannot be manufactured in the human body, intake from foods or supplements is necessary. Vitamin...

Homeopathic Remedies Treat Insomnia

(NaturalNews) Insomnia plagues over a third of Americans, and is the most common sleep complaint. Insomnia means "no sleep" in Latin, and the condition is characterized by the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake refreshed. Homeopathy has numerous...

Turmeric and Neti Pots Help Sinus Infections and Chronic Sinusitis

(NaturalNews) Using turmeric or salt inhalation with a neti pot and using simple steam inhalation can treat sinus infections. Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an infection or inflammation of the lining of the sinus cavities in the nose....

New Research Continues to Support Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

(NaturalNews) Turmeric has been used for over two thousand years in India as a food and medicine - called Holy Powder. Ayurvedic medicine has used turmeric to treat many conditions, including wound healing and infections. Chinese medicine uses turmeric...

Reduce Hypertension with Chocolate, Beets, Oats and Lavender

(NaturalNews) Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure or HBP, affects more than 70 million Americans. High blood pressure causes damage to the blood vessels and eventually can lead to numerous side effects, such as heart disease, stroke or kidney...

Natural Remedies Cure Summer Colds

(NaturalNews) Viruses that cause winter colds also cause summer colds. Though summer colds are less common, warm weather factors increase the risk of infection. Even though there are no known cures, natural remedies treat summer colds by reducing the...

Vitamins Prevent Hair Loss: Vitamin A, B, C, D, and Vitamin E

(NaturalNews) Many nutrients have been shown to prevent hair loss and grow hair. Hair loss can be caused by vitamin deficiency, or by other causes such as aging, drug use, or infections. Adding vitamins to the diet grows hair by improving circulation,...

Home Remedies Remove Warts: Banana Peel, Vitamin A and Homeopathy

(NaturalNews) Warts are caused by viruses that infect the top layer of the skin, and herbs and homeopathic remedies can be used to treat them. Most warts do not cause any pain, but they can become sore or itchy. They can appear on most areas of the body,...

Use Essential Oils to Prevent Mosquito Bites: Catnip, Clove, Neem and Lemon Oil

(NaturalNews) Essential oils such as clove, catnip and lemon oil prevent mosquito bites. These oils repel mosquitoes, along with citronella and patchouli. Commercial insect repellants contain many harmful ingredients, are irritating to the skin and the...

Homeopathic Remedies Treat Shock

(NaturalNews) Shock is a medical condition defined by a low level of blood pressure and homeopathic remedies have been shown to treat shock effectively. Shock can cause a loss of blood flow to the brain that is life threatening. Homeopathic remedies...

Homeopathic Remedies Help Allergies and Hay Fever

(NaturalNews) Allergies affect one in four American and can be treated with homeopathy simply and inexpensively. Using homeopathic remedies to treat allergies and hay fever prevents the side effects of suppressive treatments like allergy medicines. Decongestants...

Nutritional Supplements Prevent Hair Loss: Vitamin C, Lysine, Omega 3

(NaturalNews) Hair loss occurs naturally every day and increases with age. Also known as alopecia, hair loss can be caused by problems with circulation or hormones. Drugs, including steroids, can cause hair loss, as can bacterial infections, vitamin...

Home Remedies with Oats and Honey Treat Poison Oak

(NaturalNews) Poison oak is a shrub that grows across the United States. Its three-leaf structure is similar to that of its cousin, Poison Ivy. The toxic oils from the plant cause rashes and itches. The plant's oil contains urushiol, which causes the...

Bananas and Raisins: Home Remedies Help Lower Heart Rate

(NaturalNews) The heart rate, also known as pulse rate, is the number of times the heart beats every minute. The normal heart rate for an adult is between 60 and 100 beats a minute, according to the University of Virginia Health System, although athletes...

Herbs Prevent Hair Loss: Lavender, Ginseng, Aloe Vera, Dong Quai

(NaturalNews) Many herbs have been shown to prevent hair loss and enable hair to grow. Thinning hair, or alopecia, is a condition that is caused by aging and also genetics. Nutritional deficiencies can also cause hair loss. Herbs have been used for thousands...

Type 2 Diabetes: Treat with a Healthy Diet

(NaturalNews) Over 23 million American have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and another six million are suspected to have the condition but are not yet diagnosed. Diet and proper nutrition play an important role in the prevention and treatment of...

Bananas, Raisins and Bran: Let Your Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure afflicts over 74 million Americans. The cause of high blood pressure, or HBP, is not known in many cases, but diet and exercise have been shown to help reduce blood pressure and improve quality of life. Raw fruits and...

Celebrate World Homeopathy Awareness Week 2010

(NaturalNews) World Homeopathy Awareness Week is an international celebration of homeopathy. The event commences on the 255th birthday of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, on April 10th 2010. Events around the world invite participants to...

The Skincare of Nature: Papaya Reduces and Prevents Wrinkles

(NaturalNews) The pulp of the papaya fruit can help reduce wrinkles. Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that is known as a digestive enzyme that can also help repair wrinkles. The skin is made of tissues that stretch with age. Elastin and collagen...

Bone Density Tests and Calcium Supplements Prevent Osteoporosis

(NaturalNews) Osteoporosis is a condition marked by weak or porous bones. The condition is diagnosed by bone scans and urine tests that check for bone density. Bone density can be increased and osteoporosis avoided, with proper diet and exercise. Calcium...

Treat Lyme Disease with Apple Cider Vinegar

(NaturalNews) Lyme disease is an infection in the blood that is spread by tick bites. The disease was named for the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, where the disease was first reported in 1975. The Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria cause Lyme disease and...

Prevent Thin Hair and Balding and Grow Hair with Natural Foods

(NaturalNews) People lose about one hundred hairs each day. Because hair is made of many nutrients, those nutrients need to be replenished in the body in order for hair to grow. Hair contains protein, fat, water, and carbohydrates. Foods to prevent hair...

Take L-Tryptophan to Reduce Stress and Get Better Sleep

(NaturalNews) L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps improve sleep and reduce stress. It acts as a precursor to many neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, including serotonin and melatonin. Melatonin is known to help improve sleep, and serotonin...

Homemade Hair Growth Shampoo with Nettles and Rosemary Makes Hair Grow Faster

(NaturalNews) Homemade shampoos can help speed hair growth. Hair loss is a natural part of aging, but healing herbs can restore healthy hair. Natural herbal shampoos allow herbs to be absorbed directly into the hair and the scalp, and encourage hair...

GABA Reduces Stress

(NaturalNews) GABA is the abbreviation for the compound Gamma Amino Butyric Acid. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter discovered in 1950. It is related to the amino acid, glutamic acid, a nutrient known to improve sleep. GABA reduces stress and helps...

Ten Natural Ways Grow Hair and Reduce Hair Loss

(NaturalNews) Vitamins and lifestyle changes have been shown to encourage hair to grow and reduce hair loss. Balding is a genetic trait but good nutrition can play a part in hair growth. Hair products, such as masks, shampoos and leave on conditioners...

High Homocysteine Levels Predict Heart Attacks: B12 will Lower Homocysteine

(NaturalNews) Research has shown that high levels of homocysteine in the blood can predict who will suffer a heart attack. High levels of homocysteine prevent dilation of blood vessels. Research showed that homocysteine levels were a better indicator...

Dogs Benefit from the Nutrition of Supplements

(NaturalNews) Dogs can benefit from taking supplements as well as human, and many pet owners are jumping on the doggie nutrition bandwagon. Sales of pet nutritional supplements in the United States increased by seven percent in 2009, according to the...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Heart Disease, Slow Aging and Delay Telomere Shortening

(NaturalNews) Research has now shown that adding Omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can increase the survival rate of those with coronary heart disease. Omega-3s have also been shown to slow down the aging process. The marker used to determine these findings...

Benefit from the Natural Health of Bananas

(NaturalNews) The banana that we eat with our morning cereal has been used as a medicine around the world for centuries. Known in Latin as Musa sapienta, the banana is not actually a fruit but an herbaceous perennial. Alone and combined with healing...

Prevent Hair Loss with Biotin and Other Nutrients

(NaturalNews) Hair loss is a natural process that progresses with age, but many nutrients have been shown to improve circulation to the scalp, prevent hair thinning and hair loss. Adding simple nutrients from food and vitamins can both repair hair and...

Gluten Intolerance Leads to Cancer, Heart Disease and Death, Research Shows

(NaturalNews) New research shows that people with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance have a higher risk of heart disease, cancer and death. Gluten is a protein contained in many grains, including wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It is even found in...

Computer Games may Increase Brain Power and Cure PTSD, Research Shows

(NaturalNews) A recent study by Oxford University demonstrated that computer games could help treat traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help remove the memory of trauma, if the same is played immediately after a stressful event. Previous research determined...

Protect Homeopathic Remedies from Televisions, Microwaves, and Computer Monitors

(NaturalNews) Televisions and other electronic devices emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Because of the subtle energy of homeopathic remedies, it is possible for them to be damaged by exposure to EMR. Electromagnetic radiation is damaging to human...

Vitamin E Grows Hair

(NaturalNews) Vitamin E is a vital nutrient known mainly for its benefits to heart health. But vitamin E has many other properties that maintain health and has long been used both internally and externally. Vitamin E has been shown to help with the growth...

Turmeric Treats Candida Infection and Colorectal Cancers

(NaturalNews) Candida infection is caused by a yeast overgrowth in the intestines. It can cause gas, bloating, indigestion and even chronic disease. Known by its Latin name, curcumin, turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many...

Coffee Lowers Risk of Diabetes and Liver Fibrosis, Hepatitis and Prostate Cancer

(NaturalNews) Drinking coffee can lower the risk of liver fibrosis, hepatitis, and type 2 diabetes; new research has shown. Coffee has also been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer, and even Alzheimer's disease and stroke. It is the caffeine in...

Bacteria in the Gut are Shown to Reduce Obesity

(NaturalNews) New research has shown that the bacteria in our gut can be a cause of obesity. The human gut is filled with health-giving bacteria, which provide energy, nutrients and digestive aids. Maintaining proper gut flora is important to health....

Add Digestive Enzymes and Hydrochloric Acid to Relieve Gas and Bloating

(NaturalNews) 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...

Use Homeopathic Gout Remedies: Colchicum, Ledum, Nux Vomica and Aconite

(NaturalNews) Homeopathic medicine has a long history in treating and curing gout. Homeopathic remedies are useful to reduce the swelling and inflammation as well as aid in the healing of the joints. Gout is caused by the build-up of uric acid in the...

Natural Remedies Help Gout

(NaturalNews) Gout is a painful swelling in joints that is caused when uric acid builds up in the body and is not eliminated. Uric acid is caused by the breakdown of a chemical found in red meat, fish and poultry. Natural remedies can relieve the symptoms...

Red Tea or Rooibos Fights Liver Damage, Prevents Cancer and Treats Colic

(NaturalNews) The herbal tea known as red tea has found its way to health food and specialty food stores recently, but few know much about the source or the health benefits of this plant. Red tea comes from a South African plant called Aspalanthus linearis,...

Herbs Help Treat Diabetes: Bilberry, Gymnema, Ginkgo and Salt Bush

(NaturalNews) Many herbal remedies are used to treat symptoms of diabetes and have shown results in naturally lowering blood sugar levels. Scientific research is now shedding new light on the mechanisms used since ancient times to treat diabetes with...

Use Mullein Verbascum to Heal Ear Aches and Ulcers

(NaturalNews) The Verbascum or Mullein family of plants is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. They have been used in herbal medicine around the world for inflammation in many parts of the body, including the lungs, the ears, the kidneys and the...

Learn How to Simulate Natural Twilight for Better Sleep

(NaturalNews) In our industrialized society, we have lost natural twilight, the time of night when the moon rises and we move indoors to sleep. Twilight is when work is done and the body prepares for sleep. With indoor lighting, the natural stimulus...

Probiotics Prevent Colds and Flu

(NaturalNews) Probiotics and digestive enzymes prevent colds and flu; research has shown. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that live in the intestines. Harmful bacteria include those like E. coli (Escherichia col), etc, but there are many bacteria...

Eggplant Cures Skin Cancer

(NaturalNews) An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure cancer. The eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5. Dr. Bill E. Cham discovered it, after hearing of a folk medicine cure from Australian farmers....

Purple Foods Promote Health and Anti-Aging

(NaturalNews) Purple fruits and vegetables, including acai and blueberries, contain important nutrients that have shown many health benefits including anti-aging. These purple antioxidants, called anthocyanins, have been shown to protect the heart and...

Over Eighty Percent of Suspected Swine Flu Cases were Not Flu, CBS News Reports

(NaturalNews) In July 2009, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) ceased tracking individual cases of H1N1 Swine flu, CBS News has reported. The CDC advised states to stop testing for the virus in the middle of an international pandemic....

Mercury-Free Flu Shots Available: But Vitamin D and Homeopathy Better Prevent the Flu

(NaturalNews) Because of the outcry against mercury in the swine flu vaccine, six thousand doses of mercury-free flu shots are being made available. With 160 million doses of the regular flu shot being shipped, the mercury-free flu vaccine will go fast....

Herbs and Natural Foods Maintain Optimum Brain Function

(NaturalNews) Many foods and nutrients are known to improve brain function. Fish has long been known as "brain food" because of the omega 3 fatty acids, but many other foods can improve and maintain healthy mental function and improve memory. Foods...

Concerns about Dangers from Swine Flu Vaccine Grow

(NaturalNews) Concerns about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine continue to grow as the government rushes to bring the vaccine to market. The FDA usually requires rigorous testing of any new drug, but concerns about the H1N1 pandemic has sped the vaccine...

Chelation Detox Eliminates Mercury and Heavy Metals and Leads to Better Health

(NaturalNews) The modern environment is filled with many toxins. Thousands of new chemicals are invented and put into our environment and our bodies each year. A recent study showed that even newborn infants have over 200 chemicals in their blood and...

This September: Celebrate National Yoga Month and Discover Many Health Benefits

(NaturalNews) Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice that has many health benefits. There are many different schools that teach different disciplines and styles of yoga. Most yoga practice includes postures and breathing exercises, but there is even yoga...

Graviola Shows Promise in Cancer Cures and Arthritis

(NaturalNews) Graviola, or Annona muricata, is a tropical fruit that has been found to have amazing healing properties. Also called soursop guanababa, or pawpaw, the Graviola fruit, leaves, bark and roots have been used as sedatives in folk medicine....

Tamoxifen Reported to Cause Aggressive Cancer Tumors

(NaturalNews) The cancer prevention drug, tamoxifen, may cause cancer. It has been reported that rare cancers are being found in long-term users. Tamoxifen is the drug of choice, prescribed after breast cancer detection or surgery. Its use is deemed...

Vitamin C Boosts Life Expectancy and Removes Plaque from Blood Vessels

(NaturalNews) A high intake of vitamin C is shown to improve life expectancy by six years. Not only does vitamin C help prevent the diseases that shorten life, but the vitamin itself has life sustaining properties. Vitamin C is known to help prevent...

Strontium, Not Calcium, Builds Strong Bones

(NaturalNews) Calcium is known to prevent broken bones. But a study conducted on nurses from Harvard University showed that calcium was not an important nutrient for bone density. However, the mineral strontium has been shown to prevent bone loss and...

Green Tea Prevents Prostate Cancer

(NaturalNews) Green tea has been used as a medicine for over five thousands years in Chinese medicine. The plant, called Camellia sinensis, has been used to treat many health issues. The tea has been known to lower cholesterol, cure headaches, improve...

Cat's Claw: Rainforest Plant Kills Cancer Cells and Provides Hope for Arthritis Relief

(NaturalNews) Cat's claw, also know as Uncaria tomentosa and una de gato, is a vine from the Peruvian jungle. This plant has been used as medicine for over two thousand years by the Peruvian tribe, the Ashaninka. It is known by them as the "Sacred Herb...

Herbs and Vitamins can Increase Testosterone

(NaturalNews) Testosterone decreases as we age, but numerous herbs and nutrients can help increase the blood levels of this hormone. Low testosterone can increase the risk of heart problems as well as depression, osteoporosis, and dementia. Reduced testosterone...

Fish Oil Relieves Joint and Back Pain, Reducing Need for NSAIDs

(NaturalNews) Fish oil contains two naturally occurring fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids stimulate the body's anti-inflammatory processes and help relieve joint pain, much the same as NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors, but without the side effects....

Baking Soda Prevents Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Kidney Dialysis

(NaturalNews) A recent study discovered a new use for common household baking soda. The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that a daily dose of baking soda could prevent kidney damage and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a study...

Treat Candida Infections with Enzymes and Diet

(NaturalNews) Candida albicans is a form of yeast that lives in the colon. While Candida is not normal, it is common. Some studies say that Candida is present in 90% of the population. Some believe this number to be 100%. And for most people with a small...

Vitamin B 12 Deficiency and Metformin Usage Trigger Peripheral Neuropathy

(NaturalNews) Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient used in the nerves and the blood. Deficiency has now been shown to trigger peripheral neuropathy in diabetes patients who take the drug Metformin. Because B12 is difficult to absorb, many people have...

Licorice Treats Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Infection

(NaturalNews) Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is a natural treatment for ulcers and has been used with great success to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Licorice treats the cause of the ulcers and promotes healing of the digestive tissues. Peptic...

Venom from Bee Stings Used to Relieve Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

(NaturalNews) Bee venom has increasingly been used as medicine to treat a variety of illnesses, including multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis. Bee venom solution, or BVS, is categorized as a drug in twelve European countries,...

Learn the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

(NaturalNews) The body performs different functions at different times of the day. Many people suggest adding food supplements at varied times of the day to accommodate for the digestion and assimilation of these nutrients. At night, many suggest...

NutraSweet Linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma

(NaturalNews) Research has shown a connection between lymphoma, leukemia, and aspartame as far back as 2005. The FDA approved this synthetic sweetener for use in 1981. Currently used in over six thousand products, aspartame is sold under many different...

How to Increase Your Natural Growth Hormone Production

(NaturalNews) Growth hormone (GH) is naturally produced in the pituitary gland but the production of this hormone decreases as we age, especially in men over the age of 40. This decrease leads to loss of both muscle mass, increased fat, and loss of energy...

Fireworks Could Pose Health Risk to Thyroid Gland or Environment

(NaturalNews) The traditional Fourth of July fireworks could prove to be detrimental to a healthy thyroid and to the planet. Fireworks contain the ingredient potassium perchlorate that has been linked to thyroid problems. Both rocket fuel and fireworks...

Vitamin B12 Protects the Heart, Mind, Eyes and More

(NaturalNews) Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins, and is important for brain function and the formation of blood. B12 deficiency can cause many diseases. Deficiency can be treated by diet or by B12 injections. Since B12 is hard to assimilate...

Homeopathy Remedies Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

(NaturalNews) Exposure to poison ivy and poison oak can cause rashes and skin eruptions, but homeopathic remedies provide help. Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) is mostly found on the west coast of the United States, whereas poison ivy (Toxicodendron...

Use Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Gout

(NaturalNews) Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, which troubles nearly 350 million people worldwide. It can be caused by overuse or by the build up of toxins, such as uric acid. Natural treatments for arthritis can relieve suffering and pain...

Vitamin D Reduces Back Pain and Osteoporosis

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is known to build strong bones. Research has now shown its effectiveness in reducing back pain as well as in preventing osteoporosis. Vitamin D is important in maintaining the healthy calcium and phosphorus levels that are needed...

There are Many Healthy Diet Foods and Snacks for Dieters

(NaturalNews) When you are on a diet, there are times when hunger strikes and you need a low calorie, healthy snack. Low-fat foods and foods with fiber help fill the stomach and stop cravings. Wait 20 minutes after eating, as that is how long it takes...

Studies Show Selenium Prevents Cancer and Thyroid Disease

(NaturalNews) Selenium is an essential trace mineral that forms an important part of our immune defense function, as well as a component in heart muscle. Found naturally in animal protein and vegetables, it is also found in fish, vegetables, and especially...

Vitamins Help You Sleep Better and Cure Insomnia

(NaturalNews) For better sleep, the body needs healthy foods and nutrients. Many nutrients are known to have a calming effect on the nervous system and help promote good sleep. Whole foods contain many of these natural insomnia cures, but supplements...

How to Reduce Allergy Symptoms Naturally

(NaturalNews) In the spring, many suffer from seasonal allergies aggravated by the pollen in the air. Building a strong immune system and vital force is the best defense. There are many natural treatments including constitutional homeopathy that can...

Foods and Vitamins that Improve Memory and Natural Brain Function

(NaturalNews) The brain can maintain optimum performance if care is taken with nutrition to prevent age-related memory loss. Keeping the mind active is important, especially as the brain ages. Learning a new language or skill can help keep the brain...

Learn about Viruses to Protect Yourself from the Flu

(NaturalNews) The H1N1 Swine Flu has spread worldwide and has been declared a pandemic. Questions remain about what drugs are useful and what vaccines can be used to treat this disease. To be better informed, we need to know how viruses work in our bodies....

Ten Homeopathic Remedies to Use during the Flu Season and Swine Flu Epidemic of 2009

(NaturalNews) Homeopathy has been very successful in treating the symptoms of flu and the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009 has been no exception. Homeopaths gather symptoms from a large population and discern what is called a "genus epidemicus". The genus...

Be Informed: Information about the Swine Flu and the Flu Vaccine

(NaturalNews) In the midst of this current Swine Flu pandemic, many are wondering what they can do other than wash their hands and avoid contact with other people, as the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organizations both advise. In the...

Homeopathy Heals in Africa

(NaturalNews) Homeopathic clinics in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Ethiopia and Ghana are bringing homeopathy's healing medicines to the suffering in Africa. Treating malaria and AIDS, these clinic and others like them are staffed by selfless healers...

Common Sense Recommendations for Avoiding and Treating the Swine Flu

(NaturalNews) The recent news about the Swine Flu has created a media panic. While this strand of the flu has not been seen in a generation, there is no cause for alarm. All viruses behave in the same way, and most mutate during each flu season as well....

How to Build Natural Immunity against the Swine Flu

(NaturalNews) There are many natural remedies that will raise your immunity to the Swine Flu and other viral and bacterial diseases. Many people do not have immunity to the current strain of Swine Flu. This is not unusual because most viruses alter as...

Use Natural Remedies and Treatments for the Flu

(NaturalNews) There are no known cures for the common flu but many natural flu remedies can ease the symptoms. From herbal remedies to homeopathy, natural remedies can provides relief. Vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, and some common foods can all help heal....

Important for Swine Flu Epidemic: Homeopathy Successfully Treated Flu Epidemic of 1918

(NaturalNews) Homeopathy was successful in treating the flu epidemic of 1918 and can provide answers to questions about the 2009 Swine Flu. Homeopathy can provide quick and inexpensive relief for symptoms of the flu. A system of medicine based on the...

Have a Green Healthy Earth Day: How to Go Green for Earth Day

(NaturalNews) Going green isn't only for the planet. Green means living in harmony with the earth and your health can "go green" as well. Here are some tips for improving your health, as well as the health of the planet. Start by removing chemicals from...

Natural Skin Care is Right at Home

(NaturalNews) Healthy skin reflects outer beauty and inner health. Treat your skin from both inside and out to create a radiant glowing complexion. Internally, you can feed your skin by nutrition and lifestyle changes. External treatments protect the...

World Health Day 2009 Focuses on Hospitals and Emergency Care

(NaturalNews) World Health Day is a program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus attention on the health needs of people worldwide. This year's theme focuses on the safety of healthcare facilities and readiness of emergency care...

World Homeopathy Awareness Week has Arrived

(NaturalNews) April 10th marks the start of World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) in 2009 -- April 10-16. This day marks the 254th anniversary of the birth of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Frederick Hahnemann, to whom this year's event is dedicated....

Chocolate Provides Health Benefits

(NaturalNews) Studies have now proven that chocolate is good for you. It is rich in antioxidants and has many health benefits, including lowering blood sugar and cholesterol. Cocoa comes from the Theobromo cacao plant. Half of the cocoa bean is made...

Obesity and Insomnia: Sleep Loss is Linked to Weight Gain

(NaturalNews) Many studies have linked obesity and insomnia. Research also shows that getting too much sleep, or irregular sleep (less than six hours or more than nine per night), can lead to fat deposits in the belly. Over seventy five percent of Americans...

Carrot Poultice Treats Sore Throats

(NaturalNews) A carrot poultice is a compress made from carrots. It is used to draw toxins from the body, usually the neck area. Carrots have a cleaning action on the lymph glands and a poultice is an easy way to focus that healing energy to the glands...

Research Finds Adaptogens Reduce Stress

(NaturalNews) Adaptogens are plants that help the body maintain homeostasis and balance in the endocrine and hormonal systems. Recent research into stress has proven the important functions and usefulness of these plants. The first sea creatures to...

Use Herbal Remedies to Treat the Cold and Flu

(NaturalNews) There are no known cures for the common cold, but many plants and healing herbs can be used to soothe symptoms of the cold or flu. Science has now shown that remedies known from folk medicine can calm cold symptoms and even speed healing....

Give Your Feet Natural Care

(NaturalNews) Your feet are a frequently unnoticed part of the body. We cram them into shoes and don`t even look at them all day long. But your feet are the foundation for good posture and keep you headed where you are going, so good foot care is important....

Whole Grains Give Health

(NaturalNews) What is white flour? It is from the same wheat plant as whole wheat, but the grain has been bleached and the outer hull, or shell of the grain has been removed. The outer shell is hard and protects the soft inner layer that we eat. However...

Aloe Vera Heals Burns and Digestion Problems

(NaturalNews) Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that has long been used to treat burns. It is useful for treating digestive complaints, as well as skin conditions. Aloe can be taken internally or used externally. Aloe was mentioned by Pliny the Elder...

Natural Treatments for Coughs: Use Herbs and Homeopathy

(NaturalNews) Coughs are caused by an irritation in the lining of the throat or lungs, causing mucus build up. When you are sick, the lining of your throat and lungs becomes more sensitive. Cold air, eating or drinking, or sometimes just plain breathing...

Better Sleep with Twilight

(NaturalNews) Before the Industrial Revolution, when night arrived, the sky darkened. This was conducive to sleep, and our natural circadian rhythms. With the increased use of electricity and electric lights, we turn our nights into days and prevent...

Natural Herbs and Nutrients that Aid Sleep

(NaturalNews) What can you do to help improve your natural ability to sleep? With over seventy five percent of Americans claiming to have difficulty sleeping (according to the National Sleep Foundation) sleeplessness has become an epidemic. Forty two...

Natural Cold Remedies

(NaturalNews) Man has used natural remedies to relieve symptoms of colds and flu since earliest times. Though there are no cures, natural treatments have been shown to speed healing time. Elderberries have been used in medicine since the Stone Age....
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