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|10/5/2016 - For centuries, Finns, Turks, Native Americans and people from other cultures throughout the world have enjoyed relaxing in saunas, but only recently have the numerous health benefits provided by saunas been documented and scientifically proven.
Although designs vary from country to country, most...|
|3/16/2016 - The mystic periodic table of elements is at play in the environment around us and within us. We don't recognize these elements on the surface; it's almost as if they represent different spiritual energies in a realm that we cannot quite see. They have different energetic actions in the human body, using...|
|3/12/2016 - Yoga is much more than just the latest health trend and was actually developed between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago, according to Yoga Basics. There are several reasons for its long history and increasing popularity – which range from its ability to encourage a better night's sleep to tackling anxiety....|
|3/1/2016 - Rosemary is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, alongside oregano, thyme, basil and lavender. Although some of us are most familiar with the culinary uses of rosemary, this beautifully scented herb is also commonly used in cosmetics, perfumes and...|
|2/26/2016 - Most people will agree that there are few experiences more enjoyable than relaxing with a nice cup of hot chocolate – especially on those cold and dreary winter days.
But did you know that there are other benefits associated with the popular beverage, besides its rich flavor and comforting...|
|1/24/2016 - Vitamin C may help ease exercise-induced breathing problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and published in the journal Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology.
Some people, including many with asthma, suffer from bronchoconstriction or other...|
|1/19/2016 - Honey, referred to by some as "Mother Earth's Liquid Gold," has been around for centuries. It has been part of many traditional medicines, including Ayurvedic treatments. And in ancient Greece, Hippocrates used it in nearly all his medicinal formulations.
Raw honey owes its remarkable benefits to...|
|12/22/2015 - Levels of many key antioxidants are lower in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) than in healthy women, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in April. The study...|
|10/14/2015 - If you're starting a detoxification protocol there's a lot you can do to improve the results. Many of these tips can also be used indefinitely to help your body detoxify all day, every day, without being on a detox protocol.
First and foremost, if you're not consuming enough water, you're increasing...|
|9/13/2015 - Taking a trip that involves flying – especially since 9/11 and the creation of the hapless Transportation Security Administration – is stressful, no doubt about it. Long lines, a boarding process that involves being molested by federal agents and overcrowded planes can all combine to make...|
|9/11/2015 - A powerful anti-cancer nutrient found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower could help significantly improve health outcomes in autistic men and boys. Research published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that sulforaphane, an antioxidant...|
|9/7/2015 - Mitochondria are unique organelles contained in every cell of the human body, other than red blood cells, and they contain their own unique DNA. Mitochondria are involved in nearly every major metabolic process, and they help form 90% of the body's cellular energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)....|
|9/6/2015 - Researchers from Oxford University have recently discovered that chimps, our closest animal relative, have started eating clay in response to the loss of raffia palms which used to comprise their primary source of minerals. Instead, the tobacco industry has virtually depleted what the chimps routinely...|
|8/22/2015 - Most people living in the 'modern' world lack sufficient energy; feel emotionally agitated and, in many cases, suffer with chronic disease symptoms like, joint pain, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer – to name a few. And, although we often hear that the solution is all about 'diet and exercise'...|
|8/8/2015 - Prior to about 20 years ago, it was believed that the human brain was incapable of producing new brain cells after reaching maturity. But scientists now widely accept the fact that the human brain can undergo neurogenesis, in which new neurons are born, even into adulthood, and that this process can...|
|6/8/2015 - Prebiotics have numerous health benefits such as improving gut health, inhibiting cancer, enhancing the immune system, and preventing obesity and have shown effective improvements in 91 percent of all human trials. They have also been shown to reduce symptoms of bowel related issues such as ulcerative...|
|5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.
According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...|
|4/14/2015 - There is no specific technical definition for the term "superfood," a word you've no doubt encountered when it comes to health trends. Generally speaking, superfoods are foods considered to have unusually high nutritional value or health benefits; many fruits, vegetables and seeds fit that definition...|
|4/4/2015 - Just five days of training can make the visual acuity of older adults equivalent to that of adults in their 20s, according to a surprising study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and Brown University and published in the journal Psychological Science.
|3/20/2015 - It's understood that natural outdoor settings, art and music can inspire awe and in turn, make people feel better. Meditation too, has been proven to improve physical and emotional health. All of this is important, because living in a state of chronic stress can lead to inflammation, the basis of disease.
|3/12/2015 4:36:32 PM - Sunflowers, with their tall stalks and bright yellow flowers, are often associated with optimism and cheer. However, they do more than evoke positive feelings; they can improve health -- your own as well that of the environment -- in many ways.
For example, it's no secret that consuming their seeds...|
|3/3/2015 - After a long, hard and stressful day at work, nothing spells relaxation like a nice glass of fine wine. Fortunately, red wine is one of life's luxuries in which we can occasionally indulge without feeling guilty.
In fact, guilt is the last thing you should be feeling after a glass of red wine due...|
|2/24/2015 - Mid-life can bring about a number of changes for a woman's physiology. A growing number of women experience very drastic hormonal issues as they move into peri-menopause and menopause. Often they complain of low libido, hair loss, weight gain, sluggishness, anxiety, hot flashes and insomnia. Natural...|
|2/13/2015 - The key to a better memory, less brain fog and improved overall cognitive performance could be as simple as munching on a few tree nuts every day. Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) found that consuming less than a handful of walnuts...|
|2/5/2015 - When it comes to being self-reliant these days, many assume that stocking up on necessities is the most important aspect for being prepared and surviving what is to come. As we grow more conscious of our surroundings we learn that we actually ask for certain things to come into our life (both fortunate...|
|12/17/2014 - When animals get sick, the last thing they think of doing is heading down to the local CVS for a prescription. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that animals both wild and domestic instinctively seek out natural remedies when illness besets...|
|11/24/2014 11:59:53 AM - The health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce...|
|11/12/2014 - Living in a world that has toxins at every turn has left our liver function in a hot mess. Everyday touches with toxins in our food, air, water, personal care, and household products has slowly but surely created a burden on this hard working organ that has compromised our ability to detoxify properly...|
|11/6/2014 - The Ebola virus outbreak, of 2014, has affected less than 10 Americans and that's all we hear about in the 'lamestream' news. Yet, in the United States alone, 60 - 70 million people suffer with digestive diseases, including non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, gastrointestinal infections and inflammatory...|
|11/4/2014 - Enjoying a healthy diet on a regular basis not only helps the body function internally but can help it be at its best outwardly. For example, dry skin or brittle nails not only end up acting as a source of embarrassment for some but also may be indicators that underlying health issues are at hand.
|11/3/2014 - There's no question that putting premium fuel into your body will cost more than making a meal plan around Ramen noodles. However, higher quality nutritional and lifestyle choices over time will create a higher quality of life, so the investment is certainly worth the return.
|10/11/2014 - If you're looking for a quick boost to finish a term paper, there are lots of herbs and other things you can do right away to help focus or boost other cognitive skills. If you're looking to increase your cognitive abilities over a long period of time, and enjoy life with a clear head and all the focus...|
|9/19/2014 - Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored by eliminating...|
|9/18/2014 - Digestive problems are not uncommon; it's estimated that 25 million Americans will get a peptic ulcer at one point in their life. (1) Even children under 12 may have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but instead of having the accompanying heartburn, may instead find themselves with a dry cough...|
|9/17/2014 - When we eat sugar or carbohydrates our digestive system converts these larger molecules into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to cells throughout the body. Blood sugar fuels cells, keeping them healthy, making it critical to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Key antioxidant...|
|9/9/2014 - Attempts to improve food security -- i.e. knowing that one or one's family can eat next week -- with government aid programs like food stamps -- a.k.a. SNAP (Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program) -- and NGO food banks have limited success.
SNAP recipients tend to not resist their processed and...|
|8/28/2014 - The mitochondria is the cellular energy powerhouse. A gradual decline in energy production out of the mitochondria is a hallmark of aging. This process creates a vicious cycle where low energy production leads to overall dysfunction and continued lower energy production. Supporting mitochondrial function...|
|8/22/2014 - Vision is one of mankind's most valued senses. Unfortunately, for many it's susceptible to extremely degenerative conditions. In the United States alone, nearly $7 billion is spent to treat cataracts, affecting about 22 million Americans over the age of 40.
Approximately 75 percent of adults require...|
|8/18/2014 - The kidneys are one of the most vital and under-appreciated organs in our body. Each day, they filter about 200 liters of blood, sifting out about two liters of waste and water that our body excretes as urine. Keeping your kidneys healthy and functioning at a high level is of utmost importance for a...|
|8/16/2014 - Okay, so it's the middle of the afternoon and you're trying to find a good reason not to take a nap.
You've got a lot of work to still do. You don't want to appear lazy. You'll just go to bed a little earlier tonight. You think there must be something wrong with you because you always seem to want...|
|8/14/2014 - Several studies have linked cardiovascular activity to improvements in vision, providing hope in today's over-medicated world that eye health can get better via non-conventional means. (1)
For example, the publication Neuron reports on a new study showing that running alters neural pathways in the...|
|8/13/2014 - Good health begins with the health of your gut. If your gut is damaged or you have an abundance of pathogenic microorganisms, it is impossible to be healthy. The gut must be addressed daily in order for one to live a lifestyle that builds health. Key compounds such as probiotics and humic substances...|
|7/22/2014 - Enzymes are extremely vital to human well-being. They play a critical role in digestion and nutrient assimilation, in immune response, cognitive acceleration and cellular detoxification, among other things. Get a wide variety of digestive enzymes to improve your digestive system.
Enzymes are long-chain...|
|7/20/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. These symptoms also signal that the brain is dealing with inflammatory stress and if that stress is not addressed it will lead to neurodegenerative conditions. Natural compounds can dramatically improve brain circulation and cognitive abilities.
|7/16/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may improve joint health and reduce the risk and severity of arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on July 11.
The findings suggest that, contrary to prior belief, the types of fats that...|
|7/14/2014 - Weight loss resistance is characterized by the inability to maintain an appropriate weight despite exercise and dieting. This is due to hormones and inflammation. Weight gain and particularly abdominal fat is a classic sign of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. There are natural compounds...|
|7/9/2014 - One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15 to 30 percent of the population may have thyroid problems. Natural compounds can help improve your...|
|6/27/2014 - The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system and functions as the body's "drainage" system. While it often doesn't get as much attention as the cardiovascular system, it actually plays vital roles in maintaining good health and combating disease.
Parts of the lymphatic system The lymphatic...|
|6/6/2014 - The activity of a specific pain receptor may be behind the beneficial effects of chili peppers on metabolism, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and published in the journal Cell...|
|6/5/2014 - Most of the world has awoken to the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeking healthier choices such as organic, all-natural and gluten-free. The healthy food movement has burgeoned from a trend to a necessity and, for many, has become a way of life.
Processed foods produced by Monsanto's...|
|6/1/2014 - Your immune system works hard every day to keep you healthy. Here are six simple ways to give your immunity an immediate and effective boost.
Winding down and relaxing after a long, hard and stressful day does one's physical and mental health a world of good. Taking a walk is one...|
|5/23/2014 - Much of 21st century chronic disease is due to a breakdown in the coordination and balance of the immune system. Immunomodulation is a key term that refers to the control and coordination of the immune system. Specific herbs, nutrients and botanical co-factors help to improve the immunodulatory systems...|
|5/19/2014 - According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Although most of these people suffer from short-term insomnia, many of them also suffer from chronic insomnia (i.e., difficulty falling or staying asleep for more than...|
|5/9/2014 - Time to put the "dandelions are annoying weeds" thoughts to rest.
Its roots, sap and leaves are powerful ways to help heal the body, ranging from improving liver function to combating skin conditions such as eczema (1). In fact, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Native Americans...|
|5/3/2014 - Most people think of carrots when it comes to foods that help improve vision, but studies show that bananas are also very effective when it comes to eye health.
Research shows that fruits like bananas help vision
An 18-year study of more than 100,000 men and women found that increased fruit intake...|
|4/27/2014 - The immune systems of honeybees are being compromised. Bees are being slaughtered in droves. Piles of these pollinators are gathered by the handfuls at farms across the Western Hemisphere. This isn't a small-scale problem that the bee populations can easily adapt to and overcome. This has been a growing...|
|4/15/2014 - Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the US and most western cultures, despite the overwhelming volumes of evidence that clearly demonstrate how this killer develops as a result of poor diet, lack of physical activity and a multitude of lifestyle digressions that have...|
|2/25/2014 - By now you'd have to either be living in a cave -- or another planet -- to be unaware of the dangers and negative health issues associated with smoking tobacco. Most people know that smoking causes cancer lung disease, and heart problems, just to name a few of the more common illnesses.
But as researchers...|
|2/17/2014 - One of the unfortunate realities of growing older is that, over time, cognitive acuity tends to fade as a result of oxidative stress and inflammation, two of the most significant factors associated with early aging and chronic disease. But new research out of Florida has found that the aging process...|
|2/7/2014 - If you feel fatigued and have trouble maintaining focus at work, you aren't the only one. To help combat this, a new study suggests that blue light (short wavelength) exposure can immediately improve your performance and even your alertness, thus decreasing workplace accidents and improving workplace...|
|2/5/2014 - Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment.
Improved quality of life, overall health and physical functioning; reduced...|
|2/1/2014 - In early civilization, cinnamon was used to treat everything from athlete's foot to indigestion. The cinnamon herb is obtained from the bark of its evergreen tree that originated from Sri Lanka. The herb has many benefits across all cultures, and researchers are still studying more of its uses in laboratories....|
|1/17/2014 - Bee pollen, also called bee bread, is a small granule of pollen (mixed with other ingredients such as nectar and bee saliva) created by worker bees to help feed the hive. The exact chemical composition of these granules depends on the types of plants from which the worker bees gather the pollen, but...|
|11/27/2013 - Swedish researchers have made a fascinating discovery with regard to short wavelength blue light that suggests that it could be used as a natural therapy to help improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. In a test comparing the effects of blue light to caffeine and several other modalities,...|
|11/3/2013 - There have been studies under the radar of public awareness or mainstream media disclosure demonstrating chlorella's ability to improve diabetic symptoms. It's certain that very few MDs know of these studies.
It seems that the wonders of this single-cell microalgae superfood continue to surface....|
|9/16/2013 - Natural health enthusiasts have known for years that a fresh brewed cup of green tea provides an antioxidant punch that lowers the risk of developing many deadly lines of cancer, lowers the risk of developing dementia and can even boost metabolism to assist weight loss efforts. Those same health-minded...|
|9/1/2013 - You've heard it before, but it's true: Green tea, one of the most studied substances in recent history, really does help improve your memory.
That is the not-so-new conclusion of Chinese researchers who essentially have reaffirmed that the chemical properties of green tea tend to affect the generation...|
|7/6/2013 - Did you know that working out your Kegel muscles can prevent urinary incontinence and make your sex life amazing? Kegel exercises work out your pelvic floor muscles, which control urine flow as well as sexual functioning. They are in both men and women and are known as the pubococcygeal muscles (PC...|
|6/12/2013 - A significant number of people believe that memory loss, inability to learn new concepts and the risk for vascular dementia (mini strokes leading to cognitive impairment) are a natural part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a society we are so conditioned to witness aging adults...|
|5/26/2013 - Eliminating foods and food combinations that trigger IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms is the first step toward coping with IBS. Eventually, coping can lead to healing.
However, relying on conventional, mainstream medicine will put you into a life of coping with the side effects and dependency...|
|5/14/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal systems...|
|4/23/2013 - Although they often don't let their mainstream medical doctors know it, large numbers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve their lives. Thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, for the...|
|3/22/2013 - Most people have their own particular styles of music they enjoy. Music is one of the greatest joys of mankind and it is effective at simulating the brain and enhancing learning. Listening to music stimulates the whole brain through diverse neural circuitry that stimulate better brain metabolism. Listening...|
|2/4/2013 - Although it has been well established that a better diet leads to higher energy levels and improvements in mood, completely reconfiguring your diet can be a daunting task. Fortunately, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago and published in the British Journal of Health Psychology...|
|1/22/2013 - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is mainly caused by smoking. Subjecting the lungs to cigarette smoke for a prolonged period of time degenerates and damages the healthy cells of lungs and with time, breathing becomes compromised. Much of the COPD treatments are aimed at preventing further...|
|11/8/2012 - Perhaps the greatest threat to brain function is chronic stress. Challenged by fear and anxiety, the body will produce excessive amounts of cortisol, the "stress hormone", which eventually damages the brain's memory center. And, although cortisol is a necessary hormone for survival purposes, excessive...|
|11/8/2012 - The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA have been shown to effectively lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack and reduce the occurrence of dementia in aging adults. Omega-3 fats improve systemic inflammation to aid vascular elasticity and reduce the risk of blood clots that can result...|
|11/2/2012 - Poor blood glucose control is a leading indicator of pending chronic illness, as excess sugars combine with proteins and fats to create advanced glycation end products (AGE's) that damage the lining of arteries throughout the body and block blood flow in the smallest capillaries of the eyes, kidneys...|
|10/12/2012 - Our modern lifestyle has created unprecedented levels of tooth decay in both children and adults. According to Weston A. Price, a dentist who researched the link between diet and tooth decay, the modern diet is lacking important fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A and D, as well as a substance known...|
|10/4/2012 - First, let it be said, that attitude is everything. Whether you're looking to improve your physical appearance or overcome chronic health problems - your personal belief system can be your greatest asset or worse enemy. Simply put, we all have the ability to create the life of our dreams - but it takes...|
|8/31/2012 - Cocoa, most commonly found highly concentrated in certain formulations of dark chocolate, has been on the radar of nutrition scientists for more than a decade. Catechins derived from this natural dietary source provide a cascade of benefits that have been found to promote heart health and lower the...|
|8/23/2012 - Eating a couple of handfuls of walnuts a day can improve the health of sperm, according to new research just published in the medical journal Biology of Reproduction.
According to the study, sperm shape, movement and overall vitality improved in men who added walnuts to their diets over the course...|
|6/30/2012 - Digestive problems are a modern day epidemic in Westernized cultures. Major disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diarrhea and constipation are all too frequent. The modern day diet and lifestyle is loaded with toxins and deficient in high quality live foods...|
|5/13/2012 - Companion planting for pest control and to encourage plants to grow with more vigor has fascinated men for centuries; however, few backyard gardeners know how to use these natural methods for organic sustainability and how to improve your garden. Plants that work together to help one another grow; plants...|
|5/11/2012 - The foods you eat bring pleasure to your palate and provide your body with powerful healing substances. Most people probably never consider that their morning grapefruit protects their blood vessels or that eating a handful of raw almonds daily can protect them from cancer. Certain heart-healthy foods...|
|4/9/2012 - Aging vision (or presbyopia) affects many people over the age of 40. People who have developed presbyopia find they need to hold books, magazines and other reading material at arm's length in order to focus properly. What are the causes of this condition and can vision be improved by exercising the...|
|3/25/2012 - Cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age is rapidly approaching epidemic proportions. Poor diet and lifestyle choices have taken a toll after we subject our body to years and decades of abuse from sugar, hydrogenated fats, pollution and lack of physical...|
|3/25/2012 - After observing considerable improvement in her own son's autism symptoms through the integration of raw camel milk into his diet, author and journalist Christina Adams is now convinced that this unconventional food delicacy holds much promise in treating autism. Writing for Autism File, Adams offers...|
|2/24/2012 - We've all been through periods of time where we just can't seem to focus on any one thing. We may be scattered, easily distracted and unable to formulate consistent or productive thoughts. There are many reasons for this. Fortunately there are also many ways you can naturally improve your ability to...|
|2/22/2012 3:57:09 PM - A new study carried out at Ohio State University and published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling shows that consuming a number of foods with low glycemic indexes (GI)each day can improve long-term dietary habits for type-2 diabetes patients.
The study was carried out on 35 type-2 diabetes...|
|2/22/2012 3:07:27 PM - Almost everyone wants to improve their love life, find the perfect partner and have better sex. Some of the biggest pharmaceutical sales in history come from performance-enhancing drugs. What about using natural inducements for romance such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, grapes or truffles? Add some...|
|11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...|
|11/10/2011 6:06:31 PM - Carotenoids play a crucial role in protecting the integrity of vision and ocular health, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin which are the macula's carotenoids of choice. And a new study published in the Journal of Optometry confirms that supplementation with zeaxanthin demonstrably helps improve vision...|
|10/15/2011 - For centuries, bilberries have been used medicinally. They have antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Mostly known for their natural ability to improve capillary health, bilberries have been used to treat a number of eye disorders and improve vision. Flavonoids found in bilberries known...|
|9/29/2011 - Zinc is an essential mineral known to improve skin tone, aid wound healing, fight cancer and shorten the length of the common cold. Researchers publishing in the journal Neuron now identify the crucial role this super-nutrient plays in support of memory formation and cognitive stability. Additionally,...|
|9/25/2011 - Infertility treatment has risen by 25% over the past five years in the US alone. More and more women are turning to desperate and expensive methods of treatment in order to get pregnant not knowing there is a free and simple alternative available elsewhere.
The food that we eat, the water we drink...|
|9/21/2011 - Green tea consumption has been shown to benefit many health issues ranging from help with weight management to cancer prevention and treatment. New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition explains that the natural extract from the Camellia sinensis plant has a powerful effect on cholesterol...|
|9/14/2011 - Hawthorn (Crataegus Laevigata) belongs to the Rose family of Rosaceae. Also known as Haw, Whitethorn, Haybush and Mayflower, this pretty plant grows to between seven and nine metres tall. This rather spiny bush boasts clusters of white flowers, which have a strong scent. These are normally referred...|
|8/26/2011 - Many health and fitness experts agree that cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available. Bicycles were first introduced in Europe during the late 19th century. Shortly thereafter, they made their way to the US. Not only does cycling burn a significant amount of calories, but it also helps...|
|8/24/2011 - In order to fall asleep, the human body produces melatonin, a hormone created in the pineal gland. Melatonin allows the body to relax enough to sleep, allowing it to follow the natural circadian rhythm. However, some environmental factors can interfere with the production of melatonin and make falling...|
|8/16/2011 - Diabetes is a devastating disease that results from an inability to properly metabolize glucose resulting from poor insulin function. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition found that the naturally occurring cellular antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, has the ability...|
|7/31/2011 - Most of us remember nap times when we were children. Sleep researchers have found that napping is actually one of the best ways to boost athletic performance and learning skills. It is estimated now that over 70% of American society is suffering symptoms related to sleep deprivation. Napping is an ideal...|
|7/22/2011 - The Pennywort herb is a member of the dill and carrot family. Also known as Gotu Kola, Pegaga or Centella, it boasts numerous health benefits. These include increased youthfulness and vitality, improved eyesight and memory, relief from pain associated with arthritis and relief from insomnia.
|7/22/2011 - Even people, who are aware of their bodies and make healthy choices with food and beverages, may find themselves in an iron-deficient anemic state. At times, simply knowing which foods are high in iron may not be enough to prevent becoming anemic. Understanding which habits support, and which may inhibit,...|
|6/24/2011 - A new study conducted by researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy has revealed that taking pine bark extract in conjunction with Coenzyme Q10 helps improve heart health in heart failure patients by bolstering blood pressure regulation, strengthening endothelial function, reducing hypertension,...|
|6/19/2011 - It is commonly known that fresh organic fruits are healthy and delicious, but most people are not even eating 3 servings a day. People know that they are good for them, but how much should they really eat? Many experts in health and nutrition are giving far different advice than the food pyramid. Doctors...|
|5/27/2011 - Potent cacao flavanols from dark chocolate have proven effective in lowering the risk from heart disease and sudden heart attack in recent studies. Writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, researchers demonstrate that antioxidants released by consumption of cocoa products can improve multiple...|
|5/12/2011 - Do you wake up in the middle of the night? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Stop Insomnia - How to Improve Your Sleep with our special guest Dr. Nicholas DiMartino. This program will reveal natural ways to improve your sleep.
"Thank you Jonathan for all you have done for us, your talks are so informative...|
|4/5/2011 - Vision is one of the most sophisticated feats of creation. The ability to transmit photo rays and create pictures of reality is such an incredible process that most talented scientists do not completely understand it. Unfortunately, vision problems are one of the fastest growing functional health deficits...|
|4/5/2011 - Loss of concentration or mental fogginess does not only afflict the elderly. Rushed modern living, technology overload, divorce and other stress factors contribute to distracted thinking. In addition, memory loss can be the result of heavy metal poisoning, traumas, certain vaccines, exposure to mold...|
|3/25/2011 - Digestive disorders affect tens of millions of Americans, but diet is rarely examined as a cause or solution in conventional medicine. Certain foods have the power to soothe and heal the digestive system. Bananas, in particular, offer benefits for those suffering from digestive ailments and poor gut...|
|3/16/2011 - Pomegranate reduces body fat; resveratrol prevents overeating; and quercetin helps reduce body stressors that lead to fat gain. Together, they give the body a powerful boost that results in reduced body fat and improved energy levels. Unlike countless weight loss drugs that have been pulled off the...|
|1/25/2011 - Monsanto has become the new Marlboro, with a new advertising campaign designed to improved its hopelessly-tarnished image. Except instead of handsome cowboys smoking cigarettes, Monsanto is plastering images of hardy American farmers and their crop fields on billboards and bus stops throughout the nation....|
|1/25/2011 - Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edible grass that is eaten by many of the world's animals. It is a rich source of silica, which is an essential nutrient for humans, too. In particular, silica plays a great role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. In fact, daily supplements of...|
|1/2/2011 - One very important factor in the addition of lean muscle is the consumption of quality protein. Best consumed after a workout, protein helps to replenish your body quickly and effectively through speedy digestion. Whey protein in particular has been shown to aid in muscle growth to a great degree.
|12/19/2010 - Beetroots, also known as beets, are packed with blood pressure-reducing, heart disease-preventing nutrients that help maintain healthy active function and boost overall endurance levels in those that consume them. And a new study out of the University of Exeter (UofE) has found that not only do beets...|
|12/18/2010 - For decades, some natural health advocates have claimed you could actually enhance and improve vision (and sometimes get rid of your glasses) by "training" your eyes to see better. Sound like impossible pie-in-the-sky promises or even quackery? Now there's mainstream scientific evidence to back up the...|
|12/16/2010 - A walk along the health and beauty aisle of your local grocery store will showcase dozens of popular hair care products. Unfortunately, most of the ingredients in these products are actually toxic chemicals that damage hair follicles and leach into our bloodstream causing further toxicity in our bodies....|
|12/11/2010 - A recent editorial in Forbes magazine online slams the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Food Safety Modernization Act" for being a huge waste of taxpayer money, and an effort that will do absolutely nothing to actually improve food safety. What it will do, says the article, is run small-...|
|11/26/2010 - Many foods contains a variety of essential and non-essential amino acids that play a critical role in metabolizing nutrients, building muscle tissue, and protecting the body against disease. And new research has revealed even more about how vital functional amino acids are in improving growth and development,...|
|9/6/2010 - Food is the foundation of good health. And digestion is the foundational tool for using food to achieve good health. Without proper digestion, our bodies may never receive the nutrients we work so hard to include in our diets. Poor digestive function can cause nutrient deficiencies and numerous health...|
|8/15/2010 - The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recently published a position paper that urges local schools and their surrounding communities to work together to improve the nutritional quality of food in schools. The ADA is also advocating for better nutrition education programs to assist students in making...|
|8/2/2010 - As if walnuts weren't already a powerhouse of health benefits, we learn of another significant benefit from a recent study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Published in the February issue of Diabetes Care, the study concluded that eating 2 ounces of walnuts, about 16 to 22 halves,...|
|2/17/2010 - Cattle, particularly cows, have been the target of many environmental groups that believe raising animals for food is contributing to climate change and causing environmental harm. While true about the vast majority of American livestock that are raised using feedlots, pastured animals that are rotated...|
|1/13/2010 - The New Year is upon us, and for many people, it includes a New Year's resolution for achieving improved health and happiness in 2010. Here are twenty-five health-enhancing ideas to help you accomplish that goal.
#1 - Replace sodas or soft drinks with tea or water.
#2 - Commit to eating one raw...|
|1/7/2010 - Countless moms have told their children to eat their veggies -- especially carrots -- in order to help their eyesight. It turns out that "old wives' tale" is actually sound science. According to a study just published in the Journal of Food Science, a publication of the Institute of Food Technologists,...|
|11/24/2009 - In a BBC article titled, "Herbal Remedies Boost Brain Power," a scientist stated that, "A combination of two ancient herbal remedies can dramatically boost brain power and may have many applications in medicine." Those two herbs are ginkgo biloba and ginseng.
One study revealed that a combination...|
|10/17/2009 - Your words create your reality. The kind of words we use to describe our situations and our lives are the way that we perceive our lives to be. Our perception then is the reality. When you say things like something is a disaster or you are suffering from a disease, you are painting a clear picture for...|
|10/2/2009 - Everywhere we look there are advertisements for anti-depressants, stimulants and other substances that are supposed to help us feel better and more energized, but time and again these drugs prove to be ineffective and even harmful in the long term. Amino acid supplements, on the other hand, are an excellent...|
|9/15/2009 - While Washington, drug companies, insurance companies, doctors, and many Americans believe not having medical insurance negatively impacts your health, there are actually a number of reasons not having medical insurance can actually improve your health. In truth, it should also be noted that medical...|
|8/2/2009 - Greg Marsh teaches Natural Vision Improvement to people worldwide, including the Bates Method. Greg came across the Bates Method when he was extremely nearsighted in his 20's. He learned that poor eyesight is a well-established part of how we "see" the world, and his progress was slow until he began...|
|7/27/2009 - The term `self-concept` is someone`s awareness of themselves in relation to self-esteem, personality, and skills. Along with the present, it includes how people perceive themselves in their past and how they believe they will be in the future. Hypnotherapy has been shown to have a positive impact on...|
|6/10/2009 - The next time you feel angry, stressed or anxious, pay attention to your breathing. You may notice your breaths become short and shallow when you experience negative emotions. While this is a normal response to stressful conditions, poor breathing actually compounds the negative effects stress has on...|
|5/27/2009 - The brain can maintain optimum performance if care is taken with nutrition to prevent age-related memory loss. Keeping the mind active is important, especially as the brain ages. Learning a new language or skill can help keep the brain plastic. Research shows that three hours a day of mental activity,...|
|2/23/2009 - The Telegraph reported that "26% [of residents in Britain] are growing their own fruit and vegetables" . One-quarter of British populations now choose gardening at home in order to improve their quality of life during difficult times. As a result, this has helped many UK residents to considerably...|
|1/15/2009 - When trying to incorporate raw foods into one's diet, juicing is a very effective way to add in large amounts of different raw foods. Many people have a large build-up of mucoid plaque within the intestines because of poor diets. When this happens, the body is severely limited in its ability to absorb...|
|1/12/2009 - A recent study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has suggested that increasing the alkalinity of one`s diet via eating more fruits and vegetables could improve bone health by reducing the excretion of calcium from the body.
About Bone Health
When it comes...|
|1/8/2009 - There are many people who have trouble finding the motivation necessary to commit to a regular program of beneficial exercise. There are many reasons why people have trouble sticking with regular exercise. We all know that exercise is good for us, that exercise will make us strong, and that regular...|
|12/29/2008 - A phytochemical believed to be responsible for the life-extending benefits of red wine may improve quality of life for the elderly, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Aging and Harvard Medical School, and published in Cell Metabolism.
Prior studies have demonstrated...|
|12/2/2008 - I'm very particular about the products I recommend on NaturalNews, and I'm even more discerning about ones I personally stake my reputation on. When I first announced the launch of Moxxor in October, I was unable to bring you the full story on the pain relieving properties of Moxxor because the product...|
|11/14/2008 - We know that fatty processed foods aren't good for our schoolchildren, but getting more locally grown foods on the cafeteria menu can be difficult. The economic crisis may change that. Schools now have less money to spend while at the same time farmers find it increasingly expensive to transport their...|
|11/11/2008 - Kit Kats, Snickers, Cadbury. We all know that chocolate is bad for us right? Wrong!
Chocolate is actually one of the healthiest foods on the earth! Research is continually proving that chocolate is actually a super food. The problem is that most chocolate has been highly processed and heated, stealing...|
|10/22/2008 - Most of us know that yoga is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. It puts the body into balance and can improve everything from blood sugar levels to depression and anxiety. But one of the other incredible benefits of yoga is its power to transform your sex life! Yoga allows people to get...|
|9/10/2008 - As we grow older there is a tendency to lose sight of the importance of our imagination. We get bogged down with everyday life and forget to use this essential part of our brain. Imagination often gets confused with will power and knowledge, when it is not the same and is actually far more important.
|8/13/2008 - The use of daytime bright lighting to improve the circadian rhythm of elderly persons was associated with modest improvement in symptoms of dementia, and the addition of the use of melatonin resulted in improved sleep, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA.
"In elderly patients with dementia,...|
|7/28/2008 - How important is your diet to your overall health? A recent study suggests that a healthy diet can add as many as 14 years to your life. This mindset is largely ignored by most people. The good news is that even small changes can make a big difference, though. And kids are one of the most important...|
|7/24/2008 - No benefit exists in using the highly toxic drugs for eczema pushed by conventional medicine. Homeopathy has better results without the use of harmful products. A peer-reviewed journal reports that there is no reason to subject your children to life-threatening steroids for eczema.
The report, published...|
|6/18/2008 - There is now evidence showing that domestic animals not only provide great companionship, but they can also help prevent illness. A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota has highlighted the importance of regular contact with pets. The study showed that having a cat for a pet can reduce...|
|6/12/2008 - You have everything you need to keep you informed. Technology provides you with answers to almost any question instantly. If you need reminders, you can program devices to prompt you to remember your appointments and to-do list. Yet, you keep forgetting things. Right now you may not be sure where you...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
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|5/9/2008 - The very name of Schizandrae, Wu Wei Zi, reveals the qualities of this amazing herb. In the Chinese language, Wu Wei Zi means "Five Taste Fruit." When consumed, you can literally taste all five flavors at once (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty). This relates to the essence of all five of the elemental...|
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