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|1/22/2013 - New evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, probiotics and fish oil may relieve asthma in children, according to a recent study.
"A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12 found that a supplement combining fruits,...|
|1/18/2013 - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...|
|1/15/2013 - More conventional farmers, both small and large, are beginning to ease off antibiotic use on their animals. Pharmaceutical antibiotics had become popular as CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) came into existence.
Antibiotics began being used to keep poultry and livestock free from infectious...|
|1/11/2013 - According to Dr. Gary Null of the Progressive Radio Network (http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com), "Black cumin oil is probably the single most important oil you can put in your system. Every time you take black cumin you are stimulating your immune system to fight on your behalf and increase natural...|
|1/8/2013 - Chicken and oregano may seem like an obvious pairing to culinary enthusiasts, but at least one Pennsylvania farm is demonstrating its extraordinary health benefits in food production as well. For three years or so, chickens at Bell & Evans have been dining on a special feed laced with oregano oil and...|
|1/7/2013 - As challenging as it might sometimes seem, shedding those excess pounds and keeping them off is not an impossible task. For many overweight and obese people, simply making a few basic dietary changes is enough to achieve dramatic weight loss results that will actually last for the long haul. Here are...|
|1/5/2013 - Just days after the publication of a study finding that chemical dispersants meant to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the oil more toxic, a study in Environmental Science & Technology reveals that the dispersants failed even at their primary goal: preventing...|
|12/6/2012 - It's true the almost five million barrels of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an ecological nightmare. And residents of the area have complained for the last two years that the chemicals dumped into the area as an ill-thought-out solution have made...|
|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,...|
|12/1/2012 - The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology...|
|11/21/2012 - It was considered the largest oil-related natural disaster in the history of the world, so it only follows that the fine would be historic too.
Gargantuan oil company BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its negligent role in the massively disastrous spill in the...|
|11/15/2012 - A University of Pittsburgh research team recently published results in the journal PLOSOne regarding omega-3's ability to improve memory.
A major difference from other memory studies was their subjects were young, 18 to 25, non-smoking men and women from all walks of life with no evidence or background...|
|11/6/2012 - Eating plenty of oily fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other life-giving nutrients, several times a week can significantly reduce people's risk of having a stroke or developing other cerebrovascular diseases. These are the findings of a new study out of England, which reinforces the plethora...|
|11/2/2012 - Sometimes we need a lift during winter -- a dash of joy, fortification against illness or just a bit more verve. Clary sage may help. Topically, this essential oil is treasured as a stress reliever, antidepressant and aphrodisiac. It also enhances the immune system, eases headaches, calms eczema and...|
|11/1/2012 - The true cost of fossil fuel reaches far beyond what is paid at the gas pump -- the expense of waging war to protect oil interests, governmental corruption, global warming and environmental destruction all are part of the equation. And don't forget about the health consequences as well. Fortunately,...|
|10/26/2012 - Another member of the labiatae, or mint, family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin and comes in many varieties. There is only one plant, thymus vulgaris, but the composition of the oil distilled from the plant shows variations in chemical components based on the location or region the...|
|10/25/2012 - In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi was taken out of his crashed vehicle and airlifted to a nearby Virginia hospital more dead than alive with severe brain trauma.
He was so much more dead than alive that the physician who eventually advised the Ghassemi family on using fish oil, Dr....|
|10/22/2012 - Pathogenic bacteria already exist in even a healthy gut. But the healthy gut maintains a balance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of usually 80 to 85 percent beneficial to 20 or 15 percent pathogenic.
This ratio is normal for a human body that houses an estimated 100,000 billion (one trillion...|
|10/17/2012 - Pumpkins are a form of Native American squash and are welcome both as a decorative and edible item in autumn season festivities. While most people associate pumpkins with Halloween, fall festivals, and American Thanksgiving desserts, both pumpkins and pumpkin seed oil pack a serious health- boosting...|
|10/8/2012 - A recent study on over 1,900 French men and women analyzed diet, sun exposure, physical activity, age, and geographic location. The study followed participants for over two and a half years and found that those with the lowest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in their diets displayed the greatest...|
|10/6/2012 - A new study has found that a special blend of sesame and rice bran oils have the potential to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol naturally, providing healthcare professionals and patients alike with a natural, non-medicinal option for treating conditions that could become life-threatening.
|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...|
|10/3/2012 - Despite downright silly and inaccurate headlines just a few weeks ago proclaiming that fish oil supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids are a waste of money, now comes research that reveals the opposite. Taking enough of these supplements appears to have enormous health benefits -- including dramatic...|
|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...|
|9/20/2012 - If you've made the switch to a natural foods lifestyle, chances are you've experienced a few failed attempts at making your own homemade mayonnaise. Mayo is a challenging recipe to master because standard recipes are based upon the delicate process of emulsifying raw eggs with oil. This must be done...|
|9/15/2012 - A study just published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has resulted in a flurry of articles proclaiming the uselessness of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of heart disease. A USA Today headline declared: Fish oil supplements don't prevent heart attacks, study says. ABC...|
|9/13/2012 - Fish-oil supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids may improve the body's ability to build muscle and help stave off age-related immobility, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, U.K., and presented at the British Science Festival in the same city.
|9/11/2012 - Olive oil has been in the news lately. Both the Guardian and the Daily Mail in the UK reported that some Italian extra virgin olive oil producers have been lying about their products. Italy has a much greater demand for olive oil than the country can supply, so producers were either adding imported...|
|9/9/2012 - As China continues to rise as the new Asian powerhouse, there has been a steady stream of reports which have detailed the country's staggering lack of standards when it comes to producing manufactured goods, so it was only mildly shocking to learn that authorities there are now looking at charges that...|
|9/6/2012 - After decades of warning the public to stay away from supposedly artery-clogging coconut oil, mainstream science has recently produced studies showing that not only does coconut oil appear to be heart friendly, it also has a host of other health benefits. The latest research now reveals consuming coconut...|
|9/1/2012 - Most Americans have "hot meals" two out of every three sit downs per day, and usually that food itself has already been cooked, maybe at very high temperatures, and then processed, and finally loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. Even organic food which is cooked at over 118 degrees...|
|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...|
|8/27/2012 - Considered by many to be one of the healthiest plant-based fats, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has gained considerable notoriety in recent years for its ability to lower heart disease risk and cholesterol levels, among other benefits. Unfortunately, much of the so-called olive oil sold in stores today...|
|8/23/2012 - Summertime is prime time for mosquitoes and this year appears to be a banner year for the annoying and potentially dangerous disease-carrying, blood-sucking pests. The good news is that mosquitoes can be eliminated and avoided naturally without resorting to dangerous pesticides.
Eliminate or treat...|
|8/22/2012 - With food prices skyrocketing and food supplies looking increasingly questionable for 2013, you'll be happy to know I've selected and assembled a list of recommended storable foods from a trusted discount source. All the foods listed below have a great shelf life, from two years to a decade. In this...|
|8/22/2012 - Past research studies have confirmed the healthy benefits of consuming a traditional Mediterranean style diet. Researchers have demonstrated that this type of diet consisting of healthy quantities of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, fruits and leafy greens and largely void of excess calories from...|
|8/18/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous system, among many other benefits. But with so much misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it can be...|
|8/10/2012 12:42:11 PM - Inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is a normal response to physical injury, trauma or infectious disease. It's an indication that the immune system is functioning as it should.
Chronic inflammation is long-term and usually low level, making it often imperceptible. The problem...|
|8/7/2012 - With so much conflicting information out there about which foods are healthy and which foods are not, it can be difficult for many people to determine how best to approach a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well. But a good place to start is to avoid these seven toxic foods, beverages, and additives...|
|8/4/2012 - You don't have to be a scientist, electro physicist, bio-engineer, eco-geologist , doomsday conspiracy theorist, or have a PHD in anything 'institutional' to understand one of the most absolute futures for humanity. In fact, any person who cares deeply for themselves and their children should care about...|
|8/3/2012 - By now, most thinking people know there's got to be a solution to the oil problem. Not only is oil a dirty fuel that pollutes the environment, it's also expensive and has been the cause of war or really the killing of other members of our species. Oil also threatens to destroy rain forests in South...|
|8/2/2012 - When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and dozens of other foods and home remedies from this versatile fruit. Lemon's health benefits are due to the high concentration of vitamins B and C, antioxidants, protein, flavonoids, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates and volatile oils. Whether you're using...|
|7/31/2012 2:44:52 PM - Mosquitoes are on the rise this summer, and several cases of West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes have been reported in Texas along with a few deaths. Other states have reported cases of West Nile virus infections as well.
After first appearing in the U.S. in New York in 1999, the virus spread...|
|7/24/2012 - Followers of the popular Mediterranean diet have known for years that eating fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and plenty of extra virgin olive oil is beneficial to health. Recent studies have continued to bolster this eating pattern, with much less emphasis on overcooked meats, hydrogenated...|
|7/23/2012 - Many people in the natural health community have been well aware of the health benefits of coconut oil and other coconut products for decades. More recently, "clean eaters" and people following an ancestral diet have been replacing canola oil and other cooking oils with coconut oil. Unfortunately, some...|
|7/18/2012 - You thought you were making an informed health choice by using extra-virgin olive oil in place of cheaper, low-quality cooking oils, right? You probably never thought that a tiny, expensive bottle of EVOO might be cut with crap or doctored with chlorophyll to make it taste like olive oil -- when in...|
|7/13/2012 - Weary of expensive dental work? Try a few simple home treatments that help strengthen teeth and gums naturally. With the application of specific dietary and herbal recommendations, loose and decaying teeth are fortified and healed. By practicing purposeful oral hygiene with a few basic ingredients,...|
|6/20/2012 - Women that are on the Breast Cancer journey must be clear about certain dietary restrictions. There is the obvious list of "Foods to Avoid", such as sugar, processed foods, and hormone injected meats. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what types of oils are beneficial for Breast Cancer...|
|6/19/2012 - There are several chemicals used today in "antibacterial" personal care and hygiene products which are toxic to the human body. Perhaps the most toxic is one named triclosan. Triclosan is a controversial chemical linked to hormonal disruption and various types of cancer.
Its chemical structure is...|
|6/18/2012 - Coconut oil is one of the most widely-applicable superfoods available today. Taken internally, its nutritional profile of healthy fatty acids is truly astounding. Promising research has already been completed and published concerning coconut oil's ability to help protect cognitive function and even...|
|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...|
|6/1/2012 - Hemp seed oil, pressed from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, has been named nature's perfect food due to its balanced concentrations of omega fatty acids. Hemp used to be consumed worldwide, as it was one of the first cultivated and consumed crops. There is a misconception that hemp contains...|
|5/31/2012 10:19:19 AM - In my article The 5 best natural antibiotics and anti-virals that destroy superbugs and just about everything else, I discuss some of the best natural substances for treating MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria. http://www.naturalnews.com/035516_natural_antibiotics_superbugs.html
|5/31/2012 - Coconuts are a versatile superfood providing nutrition, health benefits, and amazing medicinal properties all wrapped in one delicious package. Coconuts are totally natural, easily available and affordable; and every part of the fruit is useful.
Green coconut water uses:--Natural, healthy source...|
|5/27/2012 - Over the past several years, astaxanthin has earned a reputation as one of the most potent and powerful nutritional supplements ever made. I first began spreading the word about astaxanthin in 2004 when I toured the BioAstin production farm in Hawaii and published a series of articles and interviews...|
|5/11/2012 - Since my earliest days as a driver, it was drummed into my head by my dad and auto mechanics everywhere: Take care of your car and it will take care of you. And one of the most effective maintenance steps I could take, they told me, was changing the oil in my ride every 3,000 miles. Ah, but the times,...|
|5/10/2012 - A man who is now a paraplegic and who is also going blind has filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum (BP) and its related companies; Halliburton; Transocean; NALCO; ConocoPhilips and several other companies involved with the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf...|
|5/9/2012 - It's good to know more about simple herbs to protect us against infections as well as cure us from infections and disease. Some herbs can be consumed directly; some need to be made into teas or tinctures, while others are offered as essential oils or in capsules as supplements. Here are five choices...|
|5/9/2012 - Only around 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States gets recycled, estimates the Environmental Protection Agency. Several attempts at turning plastic into oil have been made in the past with not much success, but a new start-up company based in New York has a real solution for transforming recyclable...|
|5/1/2012 - Oxygen has been a critical component in the evolution of life on earth, and humans are no exception as the gas has enabled nutrients to be used more efficiently, in turn allowing for the essential generation of energy required for development and growth. While oxygen is a crucial part of life, it is...|
|4/3/2012 - Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, has some great advice for seasonal allergy sufferers who would like to eliminate the root cause of symptoms. The solution lies in the connection between the gut and the immune system. When digestive and metabolic activities work in synch with elimination,...|
|4/1/2012 - While the summer lifestyle is healthier and more active, it also presents some unique skin care challenges. UV light is a necessity for health and wellness but over exposure can dry the skin and potentially cause damage if burned.
Instead of using traditional skin care products to nourish and protect...|
|3/22/2012 - Depending on the type of oil you use to cook -- and whether or not you reheat that oil for multiple uses -- you could be exposing yourself to high levels of toxic aldehydes, chemicals known to cause neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UBC) in...|
|3/21/2012 - Most people think that once you have wrinkles you're stuck with them, but there's actually quite a bit you can do about them. Of course, nutrition and being clean internally are key parts of the equation and it's not uncommon to find that with tons of juicing, eating lots of uncooked foods from nature...|
|3/20/2012 - "There is not one, but many cures for cancer available. But they are all being systematically suppressed by ... the major oncology centers. They have too much of an interest in the status quo," stated Dr Robert Atkins, MD, creator of the Atkins Diet, after licensure problems for curing cancer patients...|
|3/18/2012 - Toothaches generally occur when a tooth's nerve root becomes irritated. The most common causes of toothaches are infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth. Pain may also occur after a tooth has been pulled. While no one enjoys a painful tooth, the good news is that tooth pain and infections can usually...|
|3/7/2012 - The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes.
Poor quality hydrogenated trans...|
|3/6/2012 - Food-borne illness outbreaks and the growing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are two very serious societal problems for which researchers say they are actively looking for viable solutions. But one such solution found right in nature is coriander oil, which has been found to kill a number...|
|3/2/2012 - As much as 50 percent of the olive oil sold in the U.S. is not actually pure olive oil, as some brands claiming to be "extra-virgin" or "100 percent Italian," for instance, have actually been adulterated with toxic rapeseed oil, more popularly known as canola oil, soybean oil, and other low-grade oils....|
|2/28/2012 - Many health-minded individuals understand that eating fried or overcooked foods is unhealthy due to the chemical transition of normally stable fats to trans fats that have been shown to dramatically increase heart attack risk. Researchers from the University of the Basque in Spain publishing in the...|
|2/23/2012 - Reliable conclusions about the causes of Alzheimer's disease remain elusive, and effective drugs to treat the disease remain equally scarce. An actual pharmaceutical cure seems as close to becoming reality as a cure for cancer (i.e. nowhere in sight). Yet a Florida doctor was actually able to reverse...|
|2/20/2012 - Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) is the technical term for a type of fat (fatty acid) with two or more (poly) double bonds (unsaturated). They exist in many different forms, varying in chain length, degree of unsaturation, and rotation around the double bonds. The pharmacology and biochemistry of their...|
|2/12/2012 - Lavender essential oils have been used in European hospitals, mainly France, for treating burns. But that is not the only application of lavender that has proven itself. Insomnia and anxiety relief are the most common uses aside from burns.
The herb's Latin title is Lavandula angustifolia, more commonly...|
|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...|
|1/25/2012 11:32:48 AM - A common dietary fallacy among many people, resulting from misinformation in media outlets, is fear of fats. If you still harbor lingering anxieties about consuming any type of oil for fear you will have a heart attack, fear no more. A recent study in Spain found that eating food fried in olive or sunflower...|
|1/23/2012 - Over the past several years, astaxanthin has earned a reputation as one of the most potent and powerful nutritional supplements ever made. I first began spreading the word about astaxanthin in 2004 when I toured the BioAstin production farm in Hawaii and published a series of articles and interviews...|
|1/23/2012 - Olive oil comes from olive, grapeseed oil comes from grape seeds, peanut oil comes from peanuts and canola oil comes from... rapeseed. The plant known as "rape," from a Latin word for "turnip," is a domesticated crop in the widely cultivated Brassicaceae family (also known as the mustard family, the...|
|1/23/2012 - It seems almost too absurd to be true, but in the land of leviathan government, where the layers of bureaucracy are so intertwined it is impossible to navigate them, comes the revelation that the U.S. government has now taken to fining companies for not using a required product that doesn't even exist.
|1/17/2012 - Tell someone you're over 100 years old, and they might assume the worst right away, guessing that you have a dozen medication bottles next to the bed and that your health is quickly deteriorating. How could it be that a man who's going on 111 and taking no medication, who simply eats fresh vegetables,...|
|1/17/2012 - Scientists from the medical sciences division at Penn State University have discovered that a compound in fish oil appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease. The compound is a natural extract from EPA, the Omega-3 fat component found most commonly in fish and fish...|
|1/17/2012 - Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing and purifying effects on the body. There are 188 references to these precious oils in the Bible. They have always held extreme value by ancient doctors and medicine men that used them for aromatherapy, consumption, and skin application....|
|1/5/2012 - Although some people already use the popular herb rosemary for seasoning their meat, this combination may become more common in the near future as food manufacturers respond to consumer demand for more natural products.
Currently, two of the most common additives used to preserve meat are BHT and...|
|1/4/2012 - "No drug exists that has the ability to improve lymphatic flow; however, the job can easily be handled through the topical application of Castor oil," said Dr David G. Williams. In addition to increasing the flow of lymph, Castor oil can increase lymphocyte production and activity. Topical application...|
|1/2/2012 - Sometimes the old fashioned ways of treating disease are still the safest and most effective. A recent review of an 1848 study conducted at the former Hospital for Consumption in Chelsea, UK, now known as the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH), has found that cod liver oil, which is rich in vitamin D, is...|
|12/30/2011 - A federal court will soon assess damages and lay blame for the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that sent hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and that killed 11 people, back in April 2010. And BP, which has taken most of the brunt for what quickly became the largest...|
|12/26/2011 - Fried foods damage your body and brain in many different ways, and it's not just a long term consequence, but a short term detriment as well. Just as a car needs good clean oil to run efficiently and not break down, your body needs food that can be digested properly and not clog the one and only "machine"...|
|12/15/2011 - Many of you may already know that an Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday said his nation's military was set to practice closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz as part of upcoming military exercises. What you may not know is why that matters to Americans, even though the U.S. doesn't import a drop of oil from...|
|11/23/2011 - Researchers from the Emory University (EU) School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., have discovered a natural compound derived from garlic oil, known as diallyl trisulfide, that protects against heart damage. When taken after a heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure, this...|
|11/8/2011 - New research comparing the environmental effects of "green" biofuel to those brought about by traditional fossil fuel has revealed some shocking findings. Rather than reduce the overall carbon load and protect the environment as previously believed, biofuel derived from palm oil may actually be more...|
|11/5/2011 - Juniper has been used in ancient Greece and Egypt to combat the spread of disease and was still being used by hospitals in France during the First World War. The warm, woody-scented essential oil is extracted from juniper berries, as well as the needles and wood of the bush. It is said to help in cases...|
|11/3/2011 - Humans have been consuming omega-3 fats from natural fish, nut and seed sources for countless generations. Our core genetic structure depends on a regular supply of the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA to form cell wall structures and perform millions of metabolic functions that we normally associate...|
|10/27/2011 - Mullein, a plant that grows in dry, barren places, has been used for centuries because of its outstanding medicinal qualities. Its healing properties are found in its roots, leaves, and flowers, and it has been effective in treating a variety of health conditions, especially respiratory disorders.
|10/26/2011 - After you wash and chop your fresh vegetables to prepare a delicious and healthy salad, would you pour a bottle of corn syrup over your dish or sprinkle the greens with sugar? You probably think that this sounds like a disgusting idea. Yet that is exactly what many people do by using prepared salad...|
|10/20/2011 - The colon is an essential organ that contributes greatly to the proper digestion of foods and the excretion of waste. Without a properly working colon, bacteria, toxins, fats, cholesterol, and other potentially harmful substances could build up in the gastrointestinal tract, causing colon cancer and...|
|10/7/2011 - Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant and has been used since time immemorial for a variety of conditions and complaints, including hair and skin care. Treating hair breakage and encouraging hair growth with castor oil has long been recognized in the alternative health...|
|10/5/2011 - That lovely group of lavender blossoms can do more than look pretty. For centuries lavender has been used to calm nerves, eliminate insomnia and headaches, and reduce gastrointestinal ills. And during this century and the last, there have been more dramatic medicinal uses discovered with lavender, including...|
|9/29/2011 - Nearly one third of the world's population depends on this food item to some degree for nourishment and financial stability. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Food Miracles - Coconut Oil and Cancer News with our special guest Dr. Bruce Fife. This is NOT your typical food show.
"What you do and how...|
|9/28/2011 11:25:20 AM - Ever since the mid 70s, medical scientists have been well aware of the beneficial effects of cannabinoid compounds over cancerous cells. Thanks to modern science, over a dozen studies conducted during recent years have been able to partially reveal just how it works. Yet cannabis is still not endorsed...|
|9/27/2011 - More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities...|
|9/22/2011 - Roughly a year and a half after the BP oil disaster left the Gulf of Mexico saturated with crude oil and toxic Corexit chemicals, new evidence has surfaced showing what appears to be more crude oil spewing into the ocean. Raw Story explains that Dr. Bonny Schumaker, founder of OnWingsOfCare.org, a nonprofit...|
|9/21/2011 - Acne is the scourge of adolescence... and for many adults too. Many readers are likely familiar with the more common home remedies for curing acne... tea tree oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and burdock root. However, because acne is such a wide-spread and troubling problem, scientists are continuing...|
|9/19/2011 - What are some of the best nutritional products that have been recently introduced? Here are some of the best that I've become aware of recently, along with a new colloidal silver device that can help protect you from respiratory infections.
None of these are paid placements. These are all independent...|
|9/17/2011 - The Cornucopia Institute, based out of Cornucopia, Wisconsin, is dedicated to preserving smaller family farms that adhere to organic food standards. They also monitor and police larger agricultural enterprises who promote themselves as organic. The institute serves to protect consumers from the corporate...|
|9/17/2011 - Many people are wheat intolerant or simply prefer alternatives to wheat flour, such as rice flour or rye flour. Coconut flour provides an excellent alternative to wheat flour for baking and cooking. In addition, other products of the coconut such as oil and milk help to reduce weight, help with first-aid...|
|9/15/2011 - (NaturalNews)You may be familiar with clove oil used by the dentist. Some of us have used clove oil to self medicate a toothache. Clove oil is an externally applied local antiseptic that numbs on contact. But very few are familiar with a variety of other clove health benefits, which includes combating...|
|9/10/2011 - Super models aren't exactly known for their healthy habits. But while some may resort to street drugs or diet pills to stay thin, other models know that if their body is going to keep working for them, they need to invest in their health. Miranda Kerr attributes her sexy curves and luminous skin to...|
|9/2/2011 - Essential oils are one of the most effective natural weapons against acne. Topical use of a few specific essential oils can be a first line defense against the bacteria that cause pimples to form. There are also natural skin toning oils that help to close the pores so acne-causing debris are unable...|
|9/1/2011 - Pharmaceutical antibiotics do not work on viral infections. They can only be used for bacterial infections. But they also destroy the good bacteria, which creates all sorts of health problems down the road. And the more antibiotics are used, the more pathogenic bacteria become resistant to antibiotics....|
|8/30/2011 - Mainstream medicine has lots of statistics about two types of serious and even deadly illnesses -- foodborne diseases and antibiotic resistant infections, also known as superbugs -- but not many ways to treat them successfully. That may soon change, however, thanks to research by scientists from the...|
|8/29/2011 - So-called "business as usual" is neither sustainable, nor even possible, for much longer. Out-of-control energy corporations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, agribusiness/biotech corporations, and indentured politicians have driven us to the brink. They tell us: don't worry; trust the experts, things will...|
|8/29/2011 - Essential oils have been used for centuries in ceremonies and for general health. Today, the use of essential oils for massage and in baths is both pleasurable and soothing. The oils are also widely used to improve health. However, essential oils are highly potent and can cause side effects if used...|
|8/12/2011 - Leave it to Monsanto to take a good thing and corrupt it for financial gain. According to a recent report in Forbes, the multinational biotechnology-slash-agriculture-manipulating monolith has developed a new genetically-modified (GM) soybean that artificially produces stearidonic acid, a type of omega-3...|
|8/12/2011 - Eczema is a chronic skin condition also known as atopic eczema. It is a common problem among children and babies, but it can also affect adults. Contrary to popular belief, keeping a dog may actually be a natural remedy for childhood eczema. Essential oils can also help to combat this skin condition.
|8/8/2011 - While it is true that we all need regular exposure to sunlight, there are also limits as to how much our skin can take. If you are fair skinned and burn easily, you don't have to apply sun block lotions that are full of chemicals, preservatives and artificial colors and scents. There are actually natural...|
|7/25/2011 - Recent studies have shown that lavender oil may be more effective in combating fungal infections than conventional anti-fungal medication. Athlete's foot, ringworm and other fungal infections may effectively be treated using this inexpensive, natural oil.
Lavender has always been a popular oil for...|
|7/21/2011 - Among the many natural ways to treat infection, tea tree oil is one of the very best. Tea tree oil is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia and New South Wales. It has a wide variety of uses with strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral,...|
|7/16/2011 - On May 11th, in Geneve, Switzerland, a new award in nutritional supplements went to an Italo-Californian company for extracting the very key component of the Mediterranean diet: hydroxytyrosol, a very potent polyphenol that has antioxidant properties, beat those of the well known red grape seeds that...|
|7/15/2011 - There are many essential oils extracted from plants, trees and flowers that contain powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic and detoxifying properties. These can bring pain relief to the muscle spasms and inflammation which result from sports injuries. Joint and muscle pain and menstrual pains can also...|
|7/13/2011 - A new study suggests consuming large quantities of olive oil through heavy use in cooking and dressings may significantly reduce your stroke risk. Investigators in France discovered that older adults who used olive oil extensively had a 41% lower stroke probability than those who did not use it at all:...|
|7/11/2011 - The CDC has estimated that by 2050, as much of thirty percent of the American population could suffer with diabetes. New studies show that diabetics, in addition to coping with the effects of their disease, also have nearly double the risk of cancer compared to the rest of the population.
|7/10/2011 - Critical research released in the industry publication journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology provides evidence that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of stroke. The study examined individuals over the age of 65 that are most vulnerable to the devastating effects...|
|7/8/2011 - Sandalwood is an expensive oil but a worthwhile investment when one considers its wonderful properties. It is excellent for combating the ravages of aging skin - promoting hydration and moisture. It relieves the symptoms of both chest and urinary tract infections. For the mind, it reduces anxiety, tension...|
|7/2/2011 - Acute or chronic back problems can make everyday life a misery. Acute pain may be caused by a pulled muscle or problems with tendons, ligaments or bone. Incorrect posture, lack of exercise and/or obesity are factors that can take their toll on the back muscles. Aromatherapy using essential oils can...|
|6/29/2011 - In a shocking new video, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with...|
|6/28/2011 - Another new study has confirmed what we've known for quite some time - that olive oil contributes to better health.
According to researchers who followed about 7,000 people aged 65 and older in three French cities for five years, olive oil can help greatly reduce the incidence of stroke.
|6/23/2011 - "My veterinarian made me do it! I love my veterinarian so much, that I do exactly what he/she tells me to do. I hear all the alternative practitioners warning about the potential side effects and how vaccination is not a simple thing but is a true medical procedure with risks and benefits just like...|
|6/21/2011 - Castor oil has been ignored by modern medicine despite a centuries old history of medicinal uses. Many regard castor oil as a toxin. Nevertheless, it has been used as a laxative or purging cleanse and parasite remover for years. Castor oil packs applied externally can go beyond skin care to affect internal...|
|6/17/2011 - My world is full of coconuts, including coconut oil and coconut milk. That's not unusual because I live on Maui. But I'm happily seeing coconut oil all over the internet as the treatment for dozens of conditions and possibly hundreds of symptoms.
My first clue as to the wonders of coconut oil came...|
|6/12/2011 - The use of the evergreen cedar tree for medicinal purposes goes back to biblical times. The Egyptians used the oil in cosmetics and as an insect repellent. Native Americans used cedar wood in medicine and in purification rituals. Today, the woody scent of cedarwood and the various properties of the...|
|6/10/2011 - Marijuana offers strong protective qualities against radiation exposure. Since fewer and fewer people have the financial resources to continually purchase all the helpful things they will need perhaps growing weed in our backyard will offer the public one of the best anti-radiation solutions in the...|
|5/28/2011 - The food industry's positive transition from unhealthy hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated oils to healthy palm fruit oil is also contributing to the destruction of native forests and the species that live in them, according to new research out of Queen Mary, University of London. Published in the...|
|5/23/2011 - Food inflation is hitting the superfood industry right where it hurts -- in the wallet. Thanks to several factors you'll read about here, prices on hemp seeds, hemp oils, coconut oil and other superfoods are set to skyrocket beginning in just a few days. One of the largest superfood suppliers in the...|
|5/13/2011 - Essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy. They are also useful to use at home for psychological and physical well-being. Essential oil is the distilled, pure essence extracted from the fruit, peel, twigs, leaves or flowers of a plant. Caution needs to be exercised when purchasing essential...|
|5/13/2011 - Cannabis was used for two recently publicized cures of serious disease. Both treatments were done surreptitiously in the USA. Fifteen states have legalized medical marijuana minimally and twelve others are considering the same. But the Obama administration is unleashing their Fed dogs on those legal...|
|5/3/2011 - Natural therapies using essential oils treat a wide range of conditions through various applications. The healing properties of plants in essential oils can be harnessed by inhalation, topical application and sometimes via ingestion. Essential oils can be very useful in order to counter the effects...|
|4/29/2011 - (NaturalNews.com) - It's been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, and rightfully so, if for no other reason than because, one year later, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmare gift that keeps on giving, some experts are saying.
The Deepwater Horizon exploration...|
|4/24/2011 - As part of an ongoing effort to warn the public about the dangers of runaway GMO pollution of our planet, the Institute for Responsible Technology executive director Jeffrey Smith has released a new video called Cap the Gene Spill.
The video is viewable in its entirety at:
|4/20/2011 - A large reduction in weight may result in sagging skin. Conventional treatments such as surgery to remove excess skin are drastic and harsh. A more natural approach combining massage with aromatherapy oils can improve blood flow and help skin elasticity.
The human body is designed to cope with enormous...|
|4/13/2011 - Cedar Oil, depending upon whether it is derived from the wood chips and sawdust, from the leaves, or from the nuts, has a variety of very different uses. Cedarwood Oil is distilled from Juniper and Cypress Trees, not from the true Cedrus species; it is mainly used in aromatherapy and as an insect repellent....|
|4/9/2011 - There are various species of fennel; the most widely used species is sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). Similar to dill and bitter fennel, sweet fennel is a perennial or biennial herb which grows to a height of around 6 feet. Indigenous to the Mediterranean region, sweet fennel is now cultivated in...|
|4/8/2011 - Even though no universal cure has yet been found for HIV/AIDS, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) know that the best therapy to manage it is good nutrition, natural therapies and healthy living habits. Any sensible approach to managing HIV/AIDS will include ways to keep the liver functioning at its...|
|3/23/2011 - Avocado oil - similar to olive oil as an ingredient in menu items, as a culinary cooking oil, and as an ingredient in topical skin and hair remedies - provides a healthy, beneficial balance of Omega-9, 6 and 3 fats and the antioxidant Vitamin E. Avocado oil has been shown in studies to effectively lower...|
|3/23/2011 - A diet supplemented with a daily dose of safflower oil may help improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar, elevate "good" cholesterol, lower inflammation, and ultimately prevent heart disease, says a new study out of Ohio State University (OSU). Researchers there noted considerable improvement...|
|3/21/2011 - Olive oil has been a shining star in the natural health community for years; it has far more uses than salad dressings and pizza crust. But olive oil can be used in a variety of ways on the body and around the home too. Check out ten new ways to use olive oil below:
1. Deep Moisture for Dry Skin...|
|3/20/2011 - Coloring boiled eggs has been a longtime Easter tradition. So has including plenty of milk chocolate and other sugar-laden candies. However, many of the food dyes commonly found on grocers shelves are synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar. This year, provide a healthier Easter for...|
|3/11/2011 - If you look around what's really happening in our world today, there's an inescapable pattern that curiously emerges: Much of what's going on is simply unsustainable. It can't go on for much longer, in other words. And it must collapse due to the laws of economics or physics.
Here, I've put together...|
|3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...|
|3/3/2011 - To rejuvenate means to stimulate or regenerate. Many people resort to toxic chemical peels, collagen injections and surgery to rejuvenate the skin and to appear less old and wrinkled. Diet is the best way to rejuvenate the skin, since the skin has the ability to rejuvenate from within. Essential oils...|
|3/2/2011 - Canola oil and canola-based products have been at the centre of controversy for quite a few years. While some say that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, it actually has a few nasty side-effects as well (note: Only animal studies have been done regarding the toxic effects that it has on living organisms)....|
|3/1/2011 - Environmental pollution levels, both air and water, are vastly affected by household chemical pesticides. By using natural alternatives such as herbs or essential oils to deter common household pests, you can make a difference to the environment.
Citronella oil is the most commonly used essential...|
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|2/26/2011 - After making several promises in previous years and breaking them, Indonesia' largest supplier of palm oil, Sinar Mas, has once again made a promise, this time to stop clear-cutting delicate forests and peatlands in order to set up palm oil plantations in Indonesia. The company has received much scrutiny...|
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