Believe me when I tell you that Big Pharma wants to make it as easy as possible for you to consume their dangerous and costly medications. Don’t like injections? Try a pill. Pills not your thing? Try some cherry-flavored syrup instead.
Here’s an alternative remedy that could help protect your bones as you age. It’s a Chinese herbal medicine called “LiuWei Zhuanggu.” Researchers at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Fengxian Central Hospital, recently studied the performance of the herbal medicine in an animal clinical trial.
Specifically, the research team looked at the impact of LiuWei Zhuanggu granules (LWZGG) on mineral metabolism in “osteopenia” development. Osteopenia refers to Continue reading →
This health news comes via the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: one in every four Americans got treatment for high blood pressure in 2008. This statistic is distressing health news. It means that nearly 55 million people may be suffering from hypertension now. Clearly, high blood pressure is a condition that has reached epidemic proportions.
The U.S. report broke down the numbers for those with high blood pressure: 29% were black patients who incurred more than $1,000 in medical costs; 25% of white adults were treated for high blood pressure in 2008, compared to 15% of Hispanics and 20% of people of other races. Continue reading →
“Helicobacter” is a common bacterium that causes infection in the stomach. The bacteria can cause ulcers to form and even lead to cancer. Treatment usually involves a course of two different antibiotics. Not everyone responds to treatment, however. It is good health news, then, that researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that green tea could be a strong alternative remedy in the fight against Helicobacter.
For the study, a research team assessed the “bactericidal” (bacteria-killing) effect of green tea against Helicobacter. They also evaluated the effects of green tea on the development of Helicobacter-induced gastritis in an animal model. According to the research team, the study data clearly demonstrated Continue reading →