Irving Stone was an early thinker and writer about vitamin C (its scientific name is ascorbic acid). He knew it would be an uphill battle to change the way Continue reading
When it comes to cancer treatment, having to choose between sickening and dangerous options like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy is no choice at all. But here’s the good news — in just a couple short years, you may never have to make that choice again. That’s all thanks to some amazing research coming out of Continue reading
How would you like to live to the age of 100 … or 122 … or even 150 years?
There is one major thing that limits the average human lifespan to 79 years old— Continue reading
Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Researchers have uncovered a host of naturally occurring compounds that slow the release of glucose from carbohydrates after consumption, Continue reading
- The longest ever human aspartame study, spanning 22 years, found a clear association between aspartame consumption and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and leukemia in men
- Leukemia was associated with diet soda intake in both sexes
- The study was done out of Harvard but after caving to pressure from industry, a press release was issued that minimized the impact of the study
- The long-term nature of this study is crucial as one of the primary tricks companies use to hide Continue reading
Centenarians used to be a novelty: Reaching the 100-year mark was a feat not many accomplished. Nowadays, centarians are celebrated, but certainly no longer a rarity. The UN estimates that by 2013, 3,000,000 people will be enjoying their second century! The record is set at 122 years old…
Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed us to stretch the limits of our maximum Continue reading
Pricking a finger every day is just part of everyday life for many diabetes patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. The linchpin is a biosensor engineered by Fraunhofer researchers: A tiny chip combines measurement and digital analysis – and can be radioed Continue reading
In recent health news, however, some health pundits say kefir may be more nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, ounce for ounce. Kefir could help in the reduction of lactose intolerance symptoms, in the stimulation of Continue reading
Asthma is one of those health conditions — like diabetes — that have skyrocketed in the last decade. More and more people, especially children, seem to be afflicted with the breathing problems associated with asthma. All sorts of blame is being passed around to account for this sharp rise in the condition. Everything from environmental toxins, Continue reading
- Chemotherapy destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing; it is also known to encourage the growth of the treatment-resistant cells within tumors, making the cancer more deadly Continue reading
Vitamin C can curb the growth of cancer cells according to New Zealand scientists who provided hard evidence to the connection between the vitamin C and killing “the big C” (cancer). Vitamin C kills cancer because cancer cells do not have the enzyme catalase to break down hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into water and oxygen. Vitamin C tricks cancer cells into thinking it’s sugar, so the cancer sucks it up. Continue reading
Though winter’s best known for colds and flu, it’s also a time to protect your heart. Dim, wintry sunlight means less vitamin D and more depression, risk factors for heart problems. Comfort food, holiday treats and less exercise can lead to heart-threatening body fat. So ’tis the season to melt your cold, cold heart and make simple but powerful lifestyle changes that boost cardio wellness and may save your life.
State of the Heart
National statistics show that an American suffers a heart attack every 25 seconds. That kind of danger means that taking measures to support your circulation and cardiovascular system is critical, especially during the cold months. Continue reading
Calories are at the center of a long list of health tips; as in limiting calories could help you with a multitude of health benefits. In the latest health news on calories, researchers found that you could slow down aging by taking in fewer calories each passing day. Now that is something to which you want to pay attention.
Not only can aging be slowed down, but limiting caloric intake could help prevent the development of age-related diseases, such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. And the earlier you start, the greater the effect.
The key, according to a new study, is an enzyme called “peroxiredoxin.” This may hold the key to the aging process. Restricting calories slows aging by helping activate this enzyme, Continue reading
Natural supplements are a great way to complement a healthful diet. Never should they be considered an adequate replacement for whole foods. A new study drives this home with a look at several foods, including broccoli. It shows why it’s just a bad idea to skip the broccoli in favor of popping a pill.
Basically, a new study found that a key phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement. Cruciferous refers to a very health family of veggies that includes many dark greens, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
Understanding the issue of whole foods vs. natural supplements is not simple. But it does seem that you need Continue reading
The chaga mushroom, or inonotus obliquus, is a medicinal mushroom that grows in northern Europe, Siberia, Asia and North America. It grows for seven years inside the bark of wounded or mature birch trees, and it expresses itself outside the bark in the form of a blossom that looks like burnt coal and feels like cork. Not very sexy, but what chaga can do for you is certainly attractive. Chaga mushroom can be used as a remedy for chronic inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, cancers, stomach illnesses and improving the immune system.
The chaga mushroom is a polypore, which puts it in a category of mushrooms that are mostly edible and always non-poisonous. Chaga is wild-crated and not cultivated which means you will only find the actual mushroom in a forest area. It is important to know your mushrooms when picking them because some mushrooms are not safe or legal to eat. Chaga is both. It is available in the form of capsules, as an extract and in cut, dried pieces at health food stores and natural marts. The extracts and capsules are usually added into a beverage and the cut, dried pieces are brewed to make a tea.
Brewed into a tea, it can be sipped three times a day for ailments such as chronic inflammation. Continue reading