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|8/7/2013 - If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs' creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this...|
|8/5/2013 - Apple cider vinegar is often looked upon by natural wellness enthusiasts as a panacea for all good things. Taking a tablespoon or two of it every day is said to cure everything from gout to allergies and more. It's said that it is important that the apple cider vinegar you take be organic and have the...|
|8/2/2013 - Dietary fiber provides numerous benefits to the human body. The top ten benefits include keeping the heart healthy, cancer prevention, it lowers cholesterol, prevents gallstones and kidney stones, promotes healthy skin, prevents stroke, aids in weight management, regulates bowels, increases energy,...|
|7/31/2013 - Dr. Harold Gunatillake, an affiliate of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, asserts that the herb, parsley, has more to offer than being a mere colorful trimming on the delectable dishes most often served in restaurants. Beyond its almost negligible size and its tasty green dynamic flavor,...|
|7/29/2013 - According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus. The health benefits of sunflower seeds are profoundly documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that...|
|7/27/2013 - The olive tree is the sole source that provides the health benefits of olive leaf extract. Olive oil used in cooking and different food servings is popular among health advocates while the leaf has been utilized in various medical or health applications. The leaf and olive leaf extract are being promoted...|
|7/25/2013 - According to studies conducted by researcher Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, a resident professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, there are health benefits from drinking decaffeinated coffee.
He particularly conducted research on how decaf coffee can...|
|7/16/2013 - Ginger and cinnamon are regarded and used as spices and herbs to make meals more flavorful. But they are also found to be rich in medicinal properties. Among the many benefits of cinnamon and ginger include aid in digestion, anti-viral properties, toothache relief, diabetes prevention, cold, flu, and...|
|7/3/2013 - Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) that forms a zoolgleal mat. This unique beverage has been used for over 2000 years to improve health and fight against infection and chronic disease. The Ancient Chinese called Kombucha the "Immortal Health Elixer" as they revered it for...|
|6/26/2013 - Elderberries, also known as Sambucus, have been used in natural medicine for decades. These small, dark berries grow on the Elder Tree and have been known to have incredible benefits throughout the body.
Known benefits of elderberries1. Immune system booster: Elderberries provide a boost to the immune...|
|6/16/2013 - More than just a modern cultural fad, mindfulness meditation is increasingly proving to be a powerful healer both emotionally and physically. As evidenced by an accumulation of scientific research on the subject, mindfulness meditation has been shown to help repair damaged neurons in the brain and form...|
|6/13/2013 - A common saying in natural health is that "Death begins in the colon." Enemas have been a key tool to cleanse the colon by many cultures all around the world throughout history. Organic coffee beans were originally cultivated and used as a powerful liver cleanser by native American tribes. There are...|
|6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...|
|5/30/2013 - If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you'd probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet.
|5/26/2013 - Many cultures have used bone broth to make healing elixers, soups and stews for many centuries. The Jewish community made chicken soup the popular remedy for the common cold without fully understanding the unique health benefits in this dish. Science has revealed the amazing health benefits that come...|
|5/18/2013 - The health benefits of dry skin brushing Skin Brushing
Our skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination. Many people exfoliate the skin on their faces regularly, but the truth is that your whole body could do with thorough and regular exfoliation. Skin that is clogged with toxins and dead...|
|4/29/2013 - In one of the more bizarre developments surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, it appears as though federal and state taxpayers subsidized the attack.
According to the Boston Herald newspaper, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the accused "mastermind" behind the attacks who was killed in a shoot-out with police...|
|4/12/2013 - Sesame oil may provide a number of important health benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, research has shown.
Sesame oil is a popular ingredient in many cuisines, particularly across Asia and the Middle East. It is high in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which have been...|
|3/28/2013 - Ongoing research continues to support the effectiveness of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid supplements in boosting heart health, lowering blood pressure, easing inflammation and decreasing pain in sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
Blood pressure and cardiovascular healthIn an article published in...|
|3/5/2013 - Lettuce is one of the most popular green and leafy vegetables today, mostly used for salads. Their nutritional value may vary depending on the specific type of lettuce in question. What's noteworthy though, is the ability of lettuce to affect a person's digestion. For those who are currently suffering...|
|2/27/2013 - To be sure, exercising outdoors during the winter months in many parts of the country is not easy. Snow, sleet and rain, combined with lower winter temperatures, make it difficult if not impossible to work out in a natural environment, but if you can, you should because it's much better for you in the...|
|2/21/2013 - Broccoli is considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables that can offer numerous health benefits. This is the main reason why there is a huge increase in the number of people who tend to include this on their daily diet. But everyone should be aware of the fact that maximizing the health benefits...|
|2/17/2013 - Bromelain is a kind of proteolytic enzyme that is obtained from pineapple. It has admirable qualities including improving protein digestion, reducing inflammation and treating indigestion. Pineapple itself has been traditionally used to enhance digestion as well as ease inflammation. With countless...|
|1/18/2013 - An article in the Huffington Post blog a couple of years ago warned readers to avoid all sunlight all the time. The co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance and Broadway producer formed this alliance after her own experience with melanoma on the bottom of her foot.
Maybe she used to go into Central...|
|12/29/2012 - In a U.S. premiere, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado. Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Seattle to celebrate the event, but not everyone is happy with the change. The new law sparked controversy as it allows the possession...|
|12/22/2012 - Even though the chickpea has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years and variations of hummus have been made for much of that time, the health benefits are oftentimes overlooked. With ingredients including freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh garlic, tahini, and chickpeas, hummus contains several vitamins...|
|12/17/2012 - The humble jar of honey in your cabinet is more than just an exquisite sweetener -- it's also an incredible survival food and medicine chest rolled into one. Known throughout history for its health merits, honey is a broad spectrum healer. Heart disease, high cholesterol, influenza, wounds and infections...|
|12/14/2012 - Many children live a fast paced lifestyle between school, busy parents, sports and activities. It may not seem like it, but they are inundated with stresses such as peer pressure, competition, finding balance and over stimulation. Teaching yoga to children at a young age has tremendous health benefits...|
|11/8/2012 - Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years as a pathway to enlightenment and greater understanding of the universe. Until scientists are able to quantify and prove the spiritual effects of meditation, we will never see trials that prove spiritual benefits; however, research has shown that...|
|10/27/2012 - The fall season brings, not only cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors, but also an abundance of nutrient dense fruits. Consuming produce when it's ripe and in season yields the best nutritional value. A few of the superfood fruits of fall include apples, cranberries, kumquats, persimmons,...|
|10/26/2012 - Steam inhalation is a method of introducing warm, moist air into the lungs via the nose and throat for therapeutic benefit. Essential oils are often added to provide additional relief. Ancient Egyptians recognized the good therapeutic effects of inhalation therapy through the use of public baths. Steam...|
|10/25/2012 - A young child can laugh over 300 times a day whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount -- often much less, if at all. It's no joke. When life is taken too seriously, we are missing out on one of the greatest health boosting habits around. Feel good endorphins, pain management, lower blood...|
|10/21/2012 - No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter -- simply grow them inside on a sunny window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods. What better way than with unprocessed superfoods? An economical and...|
|10/10/2012 - Bachelors view them as unnecessary complications. Beginning chefs view them as mysterious and intimidating ingredients only to be used by those with more experience. But herbs and spices should be a tool in every cook's arsenal, because in addition to adding delicious flavors to all types of dishes,...|
|9/1/2012 - Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy all have one thing in common: daily mid-afternoon naps. Linked with clarity, increased performance, memory, mood and even heart health, naps are an economical (and fun) way to boost mental and physical health. Many...|
|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...|
|8/23/2012 - Nuts are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and more and they offer a wide variety of health benefits, particularly for the heart and cardiovascular system. However, many people avoid nuts due to the nuts being potentially fattening. Such concerns could easily be addressed...|
|8/21/2012 - Evidence shows that humans have been collecting and using honey for thousands of years. Humans have used honey in multiple ways, consuming it as an edible food and also using honey as a topical cream.
The first sign of humans gathering honey is a six thousand-year-old cave painting in Valencia, Spain,...|
|8/20/2012 - The wild claims constantly being made by the breast cancer group Susan G. Komen for the Cure about the supposed benefits of mammogram screenings are patently deceptive and untrue. This is according to two distinguished professors who published a fascinating new review in the British Medical Journal...|
|8/11/2012 - You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas are high in fiber and three natural sugars -- glucose, sucrose and fructose -- giving them almost magical powers to provide a huge energy boost. Bananas combat depression,...|
|8/11/2012 - Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body's overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.
Here are 10 Benefits...|
|7/30/2012 - Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that has been growing in popularity worldwide. Chefs and food aficionados prize miso for its rich, complex flavor and its ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the "fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love miso...|
|7/16/2012 - There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter.
Families of four veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are charging Prudential Insurance...|
|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...|
|6/8/2012 - With so many medical interventions and use of drugs during labor it is no surprise that many woman are unfamiliar with the importance of mind body techniques and the benefits they have on labor and post-partum health. Educating women on these techniques early in pregnancy can significantly reduce unnecessary...|
|6/6/2012 - It may be a brash statement to say that one prickly green herb is the panacea for almost everything that ails you; but, in the case of stinging nettles, it's mostly true. If there's one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves...|
|5/30/2012 - The cover of Time Magazine last week had a picture of a woman nursing her three-year-old child to raise awareness of breastfeeding and get people talking about it. It worked, perhaps better than they anticipated. The tactic was employed and completely justified because breastfeeding rates in America...|
|5/27/2012 - We depend on them to protect our country, our lives, our freedom, our way of life. So why does our government continue to shortchange our veterans by chronically underfunding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), especially at a time when our vets need the VA the most?
As lawmakers and the president...|
|5/16/2012 - No one knows who discovered the benefits of composting by planting seeds in the refuse of human, animal, mineral and vegetable waste materials. Regardless of its origin, it's clear that life grows from death. Drawing new life from the leavings of the past has been happening on earth since the beginning,...|
|5/9/2012 - Resveratrol has been a popular buzz word around the alternative health community for more than a decade, touted for its anti-aging properties and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions at the cellular level. Found in high concentrations most commonly in the skin of red grapes and in many red...|
|5/4/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that "stoners" use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol...|
|5/2/2012 - Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and weight management benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white...|
|4/7/2012 - When we look at the word "raw", we associated it with the preservation of important vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Just as raw vegetables are preferable because of their nutritional content, the same is true of honey. Raw honey is honey that has not been heated, pasteurized or processed in any way....|
|3/12/2012 - The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) inspector general told a House panel recently that some of the 46.3 million Americans currently enrolled in the federal food stamp program traded their benefits for cash so they could then purchase drugs and guns, among other contraband.
Phyllis Fong, in testimony...|
|3/11/2012 - As we age, one of the functions that can often deteriorate dramatically is our mental function - our brain power, if you will. The good news is, researchers may have discovered a way to prevent this kind of decline: Eat more berries.
That's right. According to research published in the American Chemical...|
|12/3/2011 - Most people tend to associate cinnamon with holiday foods such as pumpkin pie or eggnog. The truth is that cinnamon can be used all year round in a wide variety of foods and dishes. It contains many vitamins and minerals and therefore comes with a great deal of health benefits, ranging from being an...|
|11/16/2011 - Because of the multiple scales on the outside of it, dragon fruit was originally known as pitaya. This night-flowering cactus plant is also known as strawberry pear, mood flower, skogkaktus, pa-ni-ni, catobarse and long gou. Originating in Mexico and South America, this fruit is now also grown commercially...|
|11/11/2011 - Oranges are one of the most widely eaten fruits in the world. They make an excellent snack, are great for breakfast and are extremely versatile in their many uses in recipes. Oranges are also a very nutritionally dense food that is renowned for its vitamin C content and all the health benefits that...|
|11/10/2011 - Exposing your unprotected skin to natural sunlight and even using a tanning bed are not necessarily the highly dangerous, cancer promoting activities that many in the government and media would have you believe they are.
A new study out of Oslo University Hospital (OUH) in Norway confirms what we...|
|10/17/2011 - Most of us know something about the health and cancer fighting benefits of broccoli. Sprouting increases the digestion and health benefits of whatever is sprouted. Find out about the health benefits of sprouted broccoli and how to avoid the expense and problems from controversial commercially grown...|
|9/26/2011 - Some mainstream articles have reported on how non-prescription pain killers block the benefits of prescription SSRI anti-depressants. This information could be a Big Pharma ruse to deflect legal liability of their lethal side effects. Suicidal and homicidal side effects continue among those using anti-depressants....|
|9/22/2011 - A recent study at Texas A&M University verifies the anti-inflammatory benefits of the yaupon holly plant in reference to inhibiting colon cancer. A 2009 University of Florida study previously validated the plant's antioxidant benefits, revealing that, depending on the specific genotype of the plant...|
|8/23/2011 - One of the most sought after foods in modern society is chocolate. This ancient food source has been used in many cultures and has been revered for its outstanding taste and surprising health benefits. Unfortunately, most industrialized countries have highly processed chocolate and combined it with...|
|8/20/2011 - Mineral and herbal baths have been used for thousands of years to relieve everything from sore muscles and joints to arthritis and much more. Today, millions of people continue to flock to bath sites and facilities throughout the world. However, one need not travel any further than their bathroom to...|
|6/24/2011 - Flax seed, a substance that is more popular than many individuals realize, is the seed of the Linum usitatissimum plant and has long been a resource for the production of both food and clothing. Due to its high levels of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, flax seed is utilized to increase the health...|
|5/20/2011 - Phytonutrients, the chemicals that help plants defend against environmental challenges, such as damage from pests or ultraviolet light, appear to provide humans with protection as well. Mounting research shows their effectiveness in preventing and treating a range of conditions including everything...|
|5/11/2011 - In a nation where obesity numbers are skyrocketing and cancer rates are higher than ever before, more people are enjoying the benefits of a plant-based diet. Often referred to as "conscious eating," benefits of a plant-based diet include disease prevention, increased spirituality, and a reduction of...|
|4/29/2011 - Many people are aware of the health benefits of honey, but few are aware of the benefits that Royal Jelly has to offer. This is the substance that is produced by worker bees to feed the young bee larvae and the Queen bee in the hive. This substance offers many benefits to people, such as lowering cholesterol...|
|4/11/2011 - Vitamin C is perhaps best known for its ability to strengthen the immune system. But this potent nutrient also has many other important roles that control significant aspects of our health.
When we get enough in our diets, vitamin C helps detoxify our bodies, promotes healing of all of our cells,...|
|3/22/2011 - Whole grains have been lauded for their many health benefits; however, many people who are gluten-intolerant have found their whole grain choices limited. Quinoa (keen-wah) is an increasingly popular gluten-free grain-like vegetable that may offer the same benefits as whole grains and then some.
|3/21/2011 - Protecting yourself in the event of a serious radiation event involves much more than simply loading up on potassium iodide and various other iodine supplements. While high levels of iodine do protect the thyroid and glandular systems from radiation poisoning, they do not necessarily protect the rest...|
|3/21/2011 - It doesn't matter that an ancient traditional herb has been used successfully for hundreds of years. It usually takes testing by western scientists to bring the herb's value to our attention, even while Big Pharma tries to conceal it. Such is the case with the ancient Ayurvedic herb used as tonic for...|
|3/4/2011 - In western civilization, most milk consumption is in the form of pasteurized and homogenized cow's milk. Although such milk is portrayed as being healthy, it actually can lead to impaired health, including allergies, tooth decay, colic in babies, arthritis, heart disease, and even cancer. A much better...|
|3/2/2011 - Prunes and prune juice are well known for eliminating constipation and providing "regularity". They are often part of a joke around just that. But they don`t get enough respect for other qualities. This is unfortunate because there are many other health benefits for which plums have not received credit.
|3/1/2011 - Rooibos (ROY-boss) tea which means Red Bush is a South African plant that's actually part of the legume family. Commonly called red tea it's actually a green color until it's been fermented. This tea has been used for hundreds of years by African Bushmen but more recently has been making a name for...|
|2/28/2011 - Burdock root as an herbal remedy offers a variety of health benefits. This herb has been known for its healing properties for many centuries and was commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat numerous illnesses.
About Burdock Root
The burdock is a plant found in the continents of Europe...|
|2/26/2011 - For a person who doesn`t live in the tropics, the coconut palm may just be a symbol of an island vacation. But for those who live in tropical countries such as in Indonesia or the Philippines, the coconut palm is a tree that has a lot to offer. One of its most prized products is coconut water, the liquid...|
|2/22/2011 - Heart health can easily be cultivated by intelligent choices of specific nutrient dense foods. Certain nuts, fruits and seeds as well as cacao create a winning recipe for vibrant health.
Rich in the antioxidant vitamin E along with an abundance of flavonoids, monounsaturated fat, and fiber, almonds...|
|2/5/2011 - People living in Finland and Sweden already know it - sauna therapy is a wonderful way to reduce anxiety and stress, while promoting relaxation, contentment and peace of mind. However, saunas and steam-baths are much more than just leisure products. Other health benefits of using sauna include muscle...|
|1/20/2011 - Yoga is no longer just for New Age gurus. Practicing yoga offers so many positive benefits for the young and old, that it has become mainstream. Some might even say that the benefits (physical, emotional and spiritual) are so far-reaching, it should be part of physical education in schools and a more...|
|1/15/2011 - If you could take something that could prevent osteoporosis, inhibit cardiovascular disease, fight cancer or slow the progression of Alzheimer's, would you consider it a miracle vitamin? Vitamin K2 may in fact come close to filling those shoes.
There are many forms of the vitamin K complex. Vitamin...|
|1/15/2011 - During the holiday season, people are desperately searching for foods that will satisfy their sweet tooth without adding extra inches around their waistline. Stevia could very well be the answer not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also for many other health problems.
The natural sweetener,...|
|1/5/2011 - Pass the mustard please is a familiar request heard around the modern dinner table as its versatile culinary uses have become greatly appreciated. Beginning around 5000 years ago people were passing the mustard by the way of seeds and discovering their vast health advantages and nutritional benefits.
|12/23/2010 - As a previous article noted, the popular Simon and Garfunkel song of years gone by had a famous line which included four very healthy herbal spices. Besides the first two herbs (parsley and sage) featured in a previous article, rosemary and thyme also have a host of health benefits - which are detailed...|
|12/22/2010 - The prophet Mohammad reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure anything but death itself. While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants...|
|12/18/2010 - Saffron is a reddish-golden colored spice derived from the styles and stigmas of the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). Used primarily as a seasoning agent for cooking and a coloring agent, Saffron also has numerous health benefits that make it one of nature's most powerful herbs.
|12/8/2010 - Carrots provide a lot more nutritional and medicinal value than we realise. The purple carrot is a lot less widely known than its orange relation, yet it offers just as many, if not more, benefits than the orange variety.
Purple carrots are even higher in antioxidants than orange carrots, and they...|
|12/5/2010 - Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is a herbal dietary supplement grown in both North America and India. Also known as India winter cherry, it is part of the Solanaceae family. Ashwagandha is made from the brown roots of the shrub, and it is believed by many to benefit a number of ailments.
|12/4/2010 - A recent study found over 20 compounds in pure maple syrup that support health, 13 of which are first-time discoveries. Several of these new compounds exhibit anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. Maple syrup also has a powerful vitamin and mineral profile which furthers its health...|
|11/1/2010 - Apple cider vinegar, or as it is more affectionately termed "ACV", has been popular as a multi purpose remedy since the nineteen seventies. It was during this time that a particular book was published which brought its various health benefits into the spotlight. That book was called "Folk Medicine"...|
|10/21/2010 - When most people think about acupressure they tend to think only about the benefits it can have for people. However, acupressure can also provide great benefits for dogs and other pets. Dogs, for example, love to be touched, petted and massaged, and they respond very well to this type of therapy. Used...|
|10/15/2010 - When most people think about beets, they likely turn up their noses and think "yuck!" However, health-conscious people would be wise to expand their palette and discover ways to utilize and enjoy beets on a regular basis because the oft-maligned beet is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.
|9/24/2010 - When it comes to forbidden foods, chocolate often hits the top of the list. Although it tastes sublime, everyone knows that chocolate is a worthless junk food... isn't it? Some experts disagree and claim chocolate actually offers a myriad of health benefits. It makes sense that most of us want chocolate...|
|9/20/2010 - In February 2000 researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. The study was later published in the journal Nature Cancer Review. Chances are that you have never heard of this study, the same as you likely...|
|9/8/2010 - Big Pharma has been doggedly searching for drugs that target a group of nuclear receptor proteins in the human body known by the long title of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs, for short). The reason? PPARs regulate the expression of genes that are involved in fat and carbohydrate...|
|8/20/2010 - 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 as an anti-depressant. The active ingredient in turmeric is called...|
|8/20/2010 - The health and wellness benefits that massage offers are more abundant than once thought. Emerging research points to a growing list of advantages that range far wider than simple anxiety, tension, and pain relief.
One of the most interesting benefits uncovered is a possible link to improved immunity....|
|8/5/2010 - Alpha Lipoic Acid, also sometimes known as "ALA" or "thioctic acid", has a great many useful functions in the human body. It is perhaps best known for being a powerful antioxidant, but there are other properties this compound has that may prove useful for improved and preventive health.
One of the...|
|7/19/2010 - Used throughout Europe to prevent and treat a variety of health conditions, grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that can be used to benefit the body in many ways. Grape seed has antioxidant, antiallergenic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties and it can be instrumental...|
|5/27/2010 - The Alliance for Natural Health, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting access to natural and integrative medicine, has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech...|
|4/21/2010 - Most of you are well aware that vitamin D has a legion of health benefits crucial to every one of us. What is alarming is the latest research in the British Medical Journal, which appears to confirm: that a form of vitamin A in surprisingly small doses may negate many of the beneficial health effects...|
|4/16/2010 - Taking an aspirin a day as an inexpensive way to avoid heart problems has been proven to be not only ineffective, but dangerous over time. Long term daily aspirin use has been strongly linked to pancreatic cancer and intestinal bleeding, often causing death. Expensive pharmaceuticals for heart problems...|
|4/10/2010 - Hot and cold baths have been used for centuries and some of the benefits they bring include: increased energy, increased circulation, detoxification, and the clearing of negative energy. An easy way to replicate the spa experience of alternating hot and cold baths, and the primal experience of jumping...|
|3/29/2010 - Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative joint disease that affects many canines, especially geriatric dogs. Studies published in the January 2010 and March 2010 issues of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), report the possible benefits of feeding foods high in omega-3...|
|3/11/2010 - A growing body of evidence is proving that one of our most popular and delicious fruits is also one of the healthiest - dark grapes. Among the many benefits of dark grapes are protection against asthma, migraine, constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration, cataracts,...|
|3/6/2010 - Grapefruits have been around since the 18th century when they were discovered in Barbados. Botanists think the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breading between the orange and the pomelo. While their origin may not be fully understood one thing is certain: grapefruits are one of the healthiest...|
|1/7/2010 - The health benefits of beet juice aren`t well known, but they are profound. Beet juice is best known as a blood purifier and blood builder that helps in the creation of red blood cells. Russian longevity researcher, Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D., tells us that beet juice improves blood structure and cures diseases...|
|11/3/2009 - With the quality of commercially-grown produce declining rapidly, obtaining nutritious fruits and vegetables is not an easy task. Few of us eat enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis; it's a fact that grows more true with each generation. So how do we answer these issues, knowing the bounty of...|
|10/26/2009 - Kava is a well-known herb that originated in the Pacific. Also scientifically known as Piper Methysticum, the roots and stem hold the key ingredient that has been used for medicinal purposes both in traditional and modern times.
Traditionally chewed or crushed to form a liquid, Kava can now be commonly...|
|10/15/2009 - Regular readers of NaturalNews know that recent studies have found little if any benefit to prostate cancer screening tests (http://www.naturalnews.com/026787_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html). What's more, although about one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime, only...|
|10/6/2009 - Vitamin C has always been claimed to be an essential nutrient for overall health and well being. Humans are not able to produce this vitamin themselves and it is therefore recommended that we take a supplement, or eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily, to ensure the correct dosage. Recent research...|
|10/5/2009 - Before our modern age of sterilization and sanitation, traditional medicine was based on healing herbal and food remedies that may seem eccentric by our "civilized" standards. And while substances like bee pollen were highly prized at one time, today the idea may seem quite bizarre at first glance....|
|9/16/2009 - Study after study over the past decade has come up with the same conclusion: omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements decrease the risk of atherosclerosis, potentially deadly arrhythmias, heart attacks and sudden cardiac death. Omega-3 fats have also been found to reduce heart failure death...|
|9/2/2009 - Research has shown that obtaining nutrients through a naturally healthy diet is far more effective than trying to achieve health through synthetic nutrients found in pills and supplements. A daily dose of wheat germ oil is the perfect way to enrich your diet and nourish your body with a high concentration...|
|8/19/2009 - Eating a clove of garlic might not be the tastiest snack in the world, but it will give you some powerful health benefits. Benefits include managing high cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of various cancers. Garlic has been used for ages as a folk remedy for several diseases. Science is just...|
|8/13/2009 - Saunas have been used around the world since ancient times. The basic aim of a sauna is to heat the body several degrees. The body then attempts to lower its temperature by driving blood to the skin surface and sweating. Dry saunas like those used in Scandinavian countries heat the air and the body....|
|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...|
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|7/16/2009 - A meeting of the world's leading scientific researchers in the area of berries and their health benefits has revealed an array of new information on how they may prevent and fight disease, including cancer, heart disease and brain aging. Twenty top experts in the field met at the 2009 Berry Health Benefits...|
|7/6/2009 - Nothing helps beat off the winter blues quite like a big bowl of chunky, hot vegetable soup. Not only does it warm your belly, but it also provides you with a stack of nutrients to help your body combat any viruses that might slow you down. But there is one ingredient that many people rarely think to...|
|7/3/2009 - Traditional yoga wisdom teaches us that twisting poses play a vital role in maintaining the health of our bodies and minds. The twisting motion is important because it incorporates so many central points of the body. Yoga twists require the work of the abdominal muscles, oblique muscles, spine, neck,...|
|6/13/2009 - Natural herbs have been used for almost as long as humankind has existed. Herbs are powerful and the right ones may treat and alleviate serious diseases. In this article you will learn about a few popular herbs and what they are used for.
#1 - Basil
Basil is a common herb that is commonly used in...|
|6/5/2009 - The skin is the largest organ in the body, and the most powerful route for eliminating toxins. That is why it is essential that people with Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other diseases associated with toxic overload regularly skin brush. More than 2lbs of waste are eliminated each day. Sunshine...|
|6/3/2009 - In this article you will discover some interesting facts about grapes and how incredibly healthy they are for you. Spanish explorers brought the grape to America about 300 years ago. It is about 80 percent water making it a delicious low-calorie snack. Read on to read about some of the health benefits...|
|5/20/2009 - Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe form of relaxation. The person receiving hypnosis is always in control whether the hypnosis is being administered by a licensed hypnotherapist or through self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is particularly effective in children, because it often requires creative visualization....|
|5/11/2009 - Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs. It causes inflammation of the airways and causes people with asthma to be more sensitive to the particles they breathe in. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. Symptoms can be mild or they can be severe....|
|5/10/2009 - A raw food diet is a healthy and nutritious natural way of eating. Followers of raw food diets finally have some support as to the health benefits, as mainstream studies have recently shown some considerable benefits associated with following a raw food diet.
Typically followers of a raw food diet...|
|3/20/2009 - 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 of fat in the form of cocoa butter. Cocoa powder is the edible non-fat...|
|3/6/2009 - Taijiquan (formerly Tai Chi Chuan) is a traditional Chinese martial art that has been practiced in Asia for well over a millennia. Today, the art has spread around the world, and it is mostly practiced for its health and longevity benefits and not for its martial qualities.
By now, most people have...|
|2/27/2009 - In a study just published in the journal Psycho-Oncology, researchers conclude they've found a treatment that resulted in a 50% reduction in depression and a 12% increase in feelings of peace and meaning in women with breast cancer. The successful treatment isn't a new type of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety...|
|2/19/2009 - A recent article appearing on NaturalNews reported that milk destroys the antioxidant benefits of blueberries. This article left many readers wondering whether the outcome is confined to blueberries only, or whether there are broader implication that might extend to all fruits and even vegetables. A...|
|2/11/2009 - Many scientific studies have begun to conclude that organic gardening is beneficial for every level of life: soil, plants and animals, insects, water and air quality, as well as our own mental and physical health. Certain conventional farming practices have led to increases of pollutants in our air,...|
|2/8/2009 - Yoga is an effective way to enhance both physical and mental well-being. While yoga is becoming more popular in recent years, it is actually an ancient activity that focuses on connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit by performing specific poses, breathing, and meditation. The practice of yoga...|
|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...|
|2/3/2009 - Not much is better than a bowl of fresh blueberries. Bursting with flavor and sweetness, low in calories, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants, these tiny fruits are anti-aging superstars. There is however one word of caution. Blueberries lose their power when eaten with milk.
|1/23/2009 - A team of researchers who looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2004 has found that eating apples can offer protective effects against metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of symptoms related to increased heart disease risk.
People who had reported...|
|1/8/2009 - One of the best ways to give children a good start at long-term heart health may be exercise during pregnancy, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and presented at the 121st annual meeting of the American Physiological Society.
|1/7/2009 - Fish has long been regarded as a healthful food, in particular for its high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids. Two recent studies have affirmed its health benefits in two different ways. First, a study on over 2,000 elderly persons in Norway found that eating fish and fish products improved cognitive...|
|12/28/2008 - What if there were a delicious, versatile, meatless, high protein food that could almost magically bring you good health, help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and keep your weight in check? You wouldd be willing to travel a way to get this food and pay a lot of money for it, wouldn't you? Actually,...|
|11/17/2008 - Have you heard of Ceramic Knives? They are an exciting new high-tech Nasa Technology adapted for the kitchen. Ceramic Tiles on the Space Shuttle are almost as hard as Diamonds and now they have been transferred into the best Ceramic Knives in the world for your use! This article will list all the benefits...|
|11/16/2008 - Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are distressing disorders, characterized by pain, fatigue, and a multitude of other possible symptoms including depression and anxiety. Meditation has been shown to benefit people with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) through calming the mind and...|
|11/11/2008 - Nicacin-bound chromium (Cr-N) provides significantly more heart health benefits than chromium picolinate (Cr-P), the form more commonly found in supplements, according to a study presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association.
Researchers fed three groups of...|
|11/10/2008 - A 2008 American study, which appeared in the September issue of The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating women coping with the side effects of conventional breast cancer medicine. Eleanor Walker, M.D., a radiation oncologist at the Henry...|
|11/5/2008 - The allure of gold and silver has held humanity's captivation throughout history. The true reason behind this appeal, beyond the symbol of wealth, is not known but there have been many postulations. When one is familiar with the properties of silver, then it's easy to assume that the long held value...|
|10/27/2008 - Pomegranate juice has the highest antioxidant content, activity and protective benefits of eight different beverages tested, according to a study conducted by researchers from Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine, and published in the...|
|10/23/2008 - Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the...|
|10/15/2008 - Direct-to-consumer drug ads tend to emphasize the benefits of drugs and downplay the risks, health experts warn.
"There's currently, and has been for a long time, an unfair balance between the presentation of the risks and the benefits of these ads," said Ruth S. Day, director of Duke University's...|
|10/15/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, John Hartman shares on his journey to discovering the health benefits of salt water.
Renegade Water Secrets with John Hartman, CEO of OceanGrown...|
|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...|
|9/30/2008 - There are a number of sources of Omega-3. The most well known are cold water fish and flaxseed oil. Interestingly both these sources differ as to the amount of Omega-3 they contain and how the Omega-3 is processed in the body.
Unrefined organic flaxseed oil contains around 55% Omega-3 more than any...|
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|9/16/2008 - We have already known for some time that exercise, including running, is good for health. But there have always been fears about what running could do to the bones and joints of older persons. Those doubts may well have been put to bed by the findings of a research team from the Stanford University...|
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